In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of animal, person) chillido masculine(of hinge, pen) chirrido masculine(of shoes) crujido masculineto give / let out a squeak — pegar un chillido
- any messages from New York? — not a squeak — ¿algún mensaje de Nueva York? — ni una palabra
- I don't want to hear a squeak out of anyone — no quiero que se oiga ni el vuelo de una mosca
- He caught a slight squeak of surprise from the first speaker as his three stalkers gave chase.
- Almost as soon as we dropped into the water we were deafened by a series of high-pitched clicks and squeaks and whistles, and about 20 dolphins turned up.
- A squeak sounded from the other room and moments later a middle-aged woman rolled out in a wheelchair.
- Saphrin looked up at the sound of the squeak in the door.
- Cleo managed a forced laugh, though it sounded more like a squeak.
- Grover Norquist, on the other hand, speaks like a man who had all the delight squeezed out of him years ago, leaving him with nothing in his voice but a high-pitched squeak of disdain.
- It was a most undignified noise that sounded like a squeak to her ears.
- I've listened closely to the sweaty badminton and discovered there is no sound apart from the squeak of tennis shoes on plastic flooring.
- Mice communicate with one another a great deal with ultrasonic sounds, and their squeaks can convey a lot of information.
- It made short purring sounds, mixed with squeaks, then it vanished.
- I tried to sound like it was just casual conversation but I knew there was a slight squeak in my voice that my mom had to have caught with her natural mother instincts.
- My traitorous voice seemed to speak out of its own volition… and in a high-pitched squeak too.
- We made our way through the cool, atmospheric turns of the colleges, the worn wood and gray stones reflecting the piping of voices and squeaks of rusty bicycles.
- Echolocation works like this: bats send out a series of high-pitched squeaks and then listen for its return.
- The second best basketball sound is the squeak of new shoes on a basketball floor.
- ‘I wasn't aware dinner had been served,’ I replied my voice sounding like a squeak when it came out.
- The blind man began singing and talking as we passed by, the two sounds rolling together into squeaks, grunts, and held notes.
- The unmistakable sound of a mouse squeak caused her to jump and trip over the darkness in trying to find the stairs.
- There was a high-pitched squeak and one of the pipes broke away from the wall, and Armstrong smelled ozone.
- Government eavesdroppers at Yorkshire's own GCHQ listening station were baffled when they began picking up high-pitched squeaks from the base's forest of aerial masts.
1(person/animal) chillar(pen/hinge) chirriar(shoes) crujir
- She squeaked with gratitude, sounding oddly like the manager attempting a girlish treble.
- They are very peculiar and often roll around making odd squeaking and squawking sounds.
- Selena crouched next to him, her boots squeaking gently, the sound magnifying itself in his ears, echoing off each wall several times.
- There's no point sitting like a hedgehog squeaking in front of an enormous steamroller.
- The garden gate clicked, squeaked, and clicked again as it shut.
- It was the last place you would expect your dreams to come squeaking to a stop.
- He laughs recalling one stressful day when he ended up smoking in the back garden and heard the bathroom window squeaking open.
- The floors had stopped squeaking, and there was the sound of someone walking on the boards that didn't squeak.
- The maintenance piggy bank got busted when the fuel pump squeaked to a full stop a couple of months back.
- It rises up to the narrow tidemark and with a swift flick of his wrists, it squeaks to a stop.
- Just then, the sound of keys and the front door squeaking open met our ears.
- The drawers were hard to open and the bed squeaked.
- He sped off the freeway and through the neighborhood, then squeaked to a stop underneath the branches of the large tree in their front lawn.
- A second set of double doors leading into the gym stood open, and Christy heard the sounds of sneakers squeaking on the floor and voices talking and laughing.
- And indeed, the sound of skin squeaking against glass distracted Mark from his melancholy for a moment.
- ‘I'm a hustler, I'm a tiger,’ he squeaks, sounding nothing like a hustler or a tiger and everything like Joe Pasquale.
- I heard about three cabinets squeak open and I got annoyed.
- The tires that roll the bus down the road each day squeaked as they stopped in front of her.
- At the sound of the door squeaking slowly open, both of us rose and turned to face it.
- I walked through the wrought iron gates, the hinges squeaking.
2(pass by a narrow margin)to squeak past/through — pasar raspando informal
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.