In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Sporttrampolín masculinebefore noun springboard dive — salto de trampolín masculine
- springboard diver — saltadora de trampolín
- Facilities include a 50 meter indoor pool, 1 and 3 meter Durafirm springboards, and a 5 meter and 10 meter platform.
- Without a warm up, or even adjusting the setting of the springboard, she ran down the runway and performed a Tsukhara, a vault that few women were capable of at the time.
- On her second vault, her right foot missed the springboard and she crashed into and over the vault.
- It is unlikely that this type of injury will occur again because the use of mini trampolines, springboards, or any apparatus used to propel a participant has been prohibited since the late 1980s.
- Last night I was watching some rather odd ‘synchronised diving’, where two blokes jumped off a springboard at the same time and then were marked by a panel of judges.
2(point of departure)trampolín masculinethis post is just a springboard to higher things — este puesto no es más que un trampolín para escalar posiciones
- The decision was a springboard for the growing civil rights movement in the United States.
- Innovative economies and societies place a high value on science, research, and creativity as springboards for growth and development.
- From the moment of his arrival in England, George of Denmark showed no sign of any inclination to use his social position as a springboard for a political career.
- In the end Britain was driven out of the ERM in September 1992, and this proved to be the springboard for an economic recovery.
- Many of her peers do not remain in the conservationist movement for long, but use their experience as a springboard to move into business.
- In the past, the National junior team has been a springboard to superstardom.
- But, what if the school could use these children's passions as a springboard to further learning?
- We hope many girls used our article as a springboard into their own discussions.
- I hope the book gives some people insight into the lives of the less fortunate, and that the insight will be a springboard to action.
- But dollar weakness should provide the springboard for an export-led recovery in US manufacturing in due course.
- The project will also act as a springboard for other initiatives that help to promote integration of non-nationals within the local community.
- The league is the most important thing, but we can use this game as a springboard for better league performances.
- He skillfully uses the books under review as a springboard for reassessing a variety of intellectuals, Victorian and modern.
- The following quotes and excerpts ought to provide you with a good springboard for further research into the topic.
- The second section of the book is a variation of the first, but instead of using literature as a springboard for his discussion, Ellison uses jazz.
- These images helped provide the springboard for lively discussion on the topic.
- There are still many traditional styles of ‘architecture’ that can be the springboards for inspired design.
- But of the two men, only Marlborough used his social connections to the queen as a springboard for a political and military career.
- What sets the film apart from others is the way in which Mendes employs a seemingly benign and satirical scene like this as a springboard for much larger questions.
- Barnes uses this as the springboard for a wider discussion about the ethics of drug-taking in sport.
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