In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mix)(liquid/mixture) revolver(liquid/mixture) remover Spain(liquid/mixture) rebullir Colombia(liquid/mixture) menear Mexicocook, stirring constantly, for five minutes — cuézalo sin dejar de revolver (or remover etc.) durante cinco minutos
- to stir sth into sth
- stir the cream into the soup — añada la crema a la sopa y revuelva (or remueva)
- Pour in the wine and stir the rice until the liquid bubbles away.
- Stand the saucepan in a larger pan of hot water over a medium heat, stirring the mixture until it turns clear.
- When you are ready to eat, stir the maple syrup sauce, and spoon some of it over the apple snow.
- Once added, stir the rice until it's coated with the liquid from the chicken mixture.
- ‘I was stirring my tea, and the spoon got hot in my hand,’ he says.
- I raised an eyebrow, grabbing a wooden spoon to stir the thickening tomato sauce.
- The mixture was stirred until the solutions turned colorless.
- Serena picked up a spoon and stirred the froth on her coffee.
- The drink was stirred with the spoon and then sipped and savored.
- As we ate, she'd occasionally return to stir the stuff until the smell overwhelmed us and we attacked.
- Then place the pan over a very low heat and stir the cheese until melted.
- During the ceremony sugar crystals and water are stirred in a steel bowl with a Kirpan before the initiate drinks the mixture.
- All three are concentrating hard on stirring their biscuit mixture while their helper urges them on.
- I set down the wooden spoon I'd been stirring the hot chocolate with.
- The external water was thoroughly stirred with a pipette for 15 s and the additional fluorescent intensity was measured.
- They took turns stirring the mixture until it seemed to be ready.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture until it resembles cake frosting.
- For the sauce, stir the remaining ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- He watched in silence as the aficionado sniffed the paprika bouquet and stirred the velvety stew with his spoon.
- His left hand was stirring his food with his spoon.
- The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
2.2informal (get moving)mover informalcome on, stir yourself! — ¡vamos, muévete! informal
- I can't stir him from his armchair — no puedo sacarlo del sillón
- My ringworm worried her more than the swarms of rumors the local gossips were stirring.
- They all minded themselves helplessly as they stirred with talks of gossip, death, and pets.
- I reached back and squeezed her shoulder, watching as she stirred and awoke, waking them in the process.
- Dara stirred in her sleep on the beaten and faded blue sofa in front of him before she finally opened her eyes.
- His train of thought was interrupted as she stirred and woke up.
- Instinctively her hand squeezes back but she doesn't stir from her peaceful slumber.
- At a women's hostel on the outskirts of Bangkok, the next generation is stirring from a morning nap.
- I stirred in my sleep when I felt someone nudging me.
- Yesterday, we stirred ourselves early in the day in order to go for a walk at Bedgebury Pinetum, followed by lunch at the Oak and Ivy.
- Garrison looked around the room, noticing the early risers finally stirring from their beds.
- Several of the sleeping men stirred in their sleep as the chill disturbed their slumber.
- Just as her fingers brushed his cheek, he stirred and woke.
- The woman stirred suddenly, waking from a restless sleep.
- As I did, Simon began to stir from his long sleep, bouncing back in time for us to launch into our next attempt to save his life.
- She didn't wake or stir when her parents entered the room.
- Miguel stirred and roused from sleep as the sound of footsteps echoed in the room and the lights came on.
- He fought it but soon he was stirring and rising from bed.
- The night's respite must have revitalized him, for he was stirring, even rising.
- James shook his head and stirred himself from his reverie, bringing himself back to the real world.
- He stirred, and gently woke Raquel, who stretched luxuriously over him and smiled stupidly up at his face.
- Further down the dark little dorm other figures stir and rise, shadows from the grave.
- Sharp, rocky, and bumpy, there is a cave that is always half-filled with water, more so during high tide, and the current is always right that we do not stir when we sleep.
3.1(arouse)(sympathies) despertar(imagination) estimular
- The memories stirred up by these compositions are very purposeful, if only half-formed.
- To many people these days, photographs in black-and-white bring a sense of nostalgia, and stir memories of bygone times.
- Two star-crossed medieval lovers, Abelard and Heloise, are again stirring passions in France as a literary controversy rages nearly 900 years after their affair.
- For those creating an enterprise storage solution, just the word stirs great emotion.
- Setting the heather on fire usually means stirring up a bit of excitement.
- The comment stirred up memories of Barb's sister who died of skin cancer two years ago.
- This unconscionable scandal must kindle the moral imagination and stir the conscience of the American public.
- Here in the wilds of Scotland, there were also incidents of note, though none would stir fond memories of Corinthian spirit.
- They hoped this act would stir a feeling, prompting the practitioners to serve in modesty to make up for the inadequate medical technology they had.
- It had been a long day, and the FBI meetings in Perryton had stirred up unwelcome memories.
- April is the cruellest month, stirring memory and desire.
- I owe her, and her husband Paul, my entire subsequent career and memories of them stir great affection.
- As it stirs our emotions with memories, it also makes possible the construction of a never-to-be forgotten narrative sequence.
- He'll be at Casa del Popolo this Monday, Nov 4, stirring up more attention for the Michigan-based publication.
- It is the artist who uses technique not as an end but as a means to the end of communicating an idea, challenging paradigms, stirring emotions or inspiring the spirit.
- Today, if a story has potential to stir resentment among large numbers of people, it is seized like gold by the talk shows.
- Stubborn, emotional and romantic, the old man stirs the feelings of the reader with his crazy love.
- It comes most vividly to life when the chorus is aroused as, for example, when the ladies are stirred to anger by the antics of the strutting Lieutenant Zuniga.
- But that very beauty, far from filling him with joy, stirred up memories of the Paradise he had lost.
- WWII is recent enough in our national memory that interpretations still stir strong emotions.
3.2(move, affect)conmoverher story stirred me deeply — su historia me conmovió profundamente
- It was unbelievable the way his voice and carisma stirred the people.
- The boy stirs her and her family, especially after she becomes convinced that the boy is really the reincarnation of her true love.
- ‘What attracts me to flamenco, is something to do with your soul, your makeup, what stirs you,’ she explains.
- No objective has stirred explorers more than the search for the source of the Nile.
- One reason people were so stirred by her passing was because she had experienced so many of the tumults of the twentieth century.
- All I know is that you should write the music that you love and that you believe in, that stirs you and excites you.
- He told it to me not because it was dazzling or fancy in any way, but because it was gnawing at him, stirring him, and it had to come out.
- If you are saying things that stir people, they will respond.
- Founders proudly propagated the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ slogan that stirred the people to move on strongly and united.
- Nothing ever stirred these people to the point when they rose from their chairs and clapped.
- He sifts through the topics that stirred readers and made headlines last year in our much-read letters columns…
- Of course I was incapable of understanding much of it at the age of seven, but I soon discovered that adults were stirred by the words.
- He was stirred by Charles de Gaulle's broadcasts on behalf of the French resistance, which were reaching Martinique from neighbouring islands.
- But he was not stirred to battle because the English had killed his father, as claimed in Braveheart.
- Matthews says his college tour is meant to stir young people who may be apathetic toward politics.
- If you stir an audience, move them and inspire them, that shifts them to feel warm with each other and share a sense of community.
- The move is stirring up critics who say that the company is simply out to extend its patent life with such a targeted approval - a charge NitroMed denies.
- I'm sure that he will also be stirring his players by reminding them that their supposed role in the last-day drama is to lie down and let the big boys run over them.
- In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.
- With his courtly, old-fashioned manner, he may never have stirred Democratic crowds to a fever pitch.
3.3(provoke, incite)to stir sb into action — empujar / incitar a algn a la acción
- his words stirred the mob to fury — sus palabras provocaron la furia de la multitud
1.1(change position)(person/animal) moverse(person/animal) agitarse(branches/leaves/curtain) agitarse
1.2(venture out)moversesalirhe won't stir from his bed — no hay quien lo saque / quien lo haga salir de la cama
- Finally stirring from his chair, he stood to refold the quilt and drape it over the arm.
- I slept through Saturday though I intended to do a couple of things, and was stirred from my lair by Heather phoning about Tim's birthday drinks which I was intended to go along to.
- Andy and I never stirred from our seats the entire while, and just found random topics, random items, and random inspirations for our shameless babble.
- But, although indolence is bliss on St Lucia, there are compelling reasons to stir from your compound.
- Of course, as any opera lover knows, Bizet never actually stirred himself to visit the country in which his most popular opera is set.
- Half an hour later, I finally stirred from the sofa and thought that I might as well go back to bed.
- ‘Fine’ he simply addressed with a cold tone, not stirring from his corner.
- There is no need to stir from your sitting room, because the NHS is coming to you.
- You can be Indian living in America or American living in India; and sometimes, like the chatty souls at the call centers in India, you can be both and not even stir from your chair!
1.3estar despiertoestar levantadoit was midday before anyone stirred — nadie se levantó hasta el mediodía
3British informal(cause trouble)armar lío informalmeter cizaña
1(action)to give sth a stir — remover algo Spain
2(movement)movimiento masculineagitación feminine
- It was then that Ardon felt an odd stir of movement beneath him.
- There was a stir of motion from the corner of her room.
- The ball passing became more fluent and aggressive and caused a stir in the Pioneers' defense area.
- My feet landed without the slightest stir of dust, or typical crunch of moving dirt and rocks.
3(excitement)revuelo masculineconmoción feminineto cause / create / make a stir — causar revuelo
- her arrival caused a great stir — su llegada causó / produjo un gran revuelo
- He is currently preparing for the upcoming Community Games finals but has created a stir recently when he competed in a 400m event.
- The picture, submitted by a teacher of Japanese fencing and martial arts, has caused a stir.
- Seven budding entrepreneurs from Swindon are creating a stir with their Young Enterprise business.
- Its passionate music and folk-based melodies caused a stir at the turn of the century.
- Probably neither name caused much stir from the leather armchairs in the New Club, where the city's grandees would once have counted the man in charge at North Bridge as one of their own.
- Yet, it seems that it is popular enough to have created a stir in the physics department.
- What happens in Congo does not cause the slightest stir in the boardrooms of London and New York.
- A sign of undue coziness with power brokers in Washington, her comment should have caused a media stir, but no one noticed.
- Stunning Bo caused a stir when she ran along the beach in slow motion wearing only a gold swimsuit and plaits in her hair.
- You cannot abandon it or sign up to it without causing a stir.
- The Halifax created a stir last year when it started offering 4% interest on its current accounts.
- Under normal circumstances, such a meeting wouldn't create a stir.
- It definitely served the purpose of creating awareness, but the whole exercise failed after the initial stir it created.
- Understandably, his disappearing act created a stir and there you feared for the old man.
- Temptation Island caused a stir when Sky One first announced it had bought the rights, but although it has done well for the channel it has attracted very little tabloid attention since.
- This story is causing a bit of a stir, but it shouldn't.
- Quite why this should cause such a stir I don't know.
- The write up on the state of the Barnhill Pitch & Putt Course last week has attracted a great stir in the community.
- There was no hope of blending in; they caused a stir, especially among the teachers, when her father turned up occasionally for the school run.
- A new political party in New Zealand is hoping to cause a big stir at next year's election.
1(prison)cárcel femininecana feminine South America informalchirona feminine Spain informalguandoca feminine Colombia informalgayola feminine River Plate slangtanque masculine Mexico slangporotera feminine Chile slang
- One way or another, he was going to get some payback for his time in stir.
- He later retained an attorney, and after seven months in stir was released on bail with his pre-trial release restrictions tightened further.
- He plays the most infamous hacker in the history of computer espionage, who has done time in stir and now wants to go straight.
- Well, at least the person who did such a miserable job ended up in stir for defrauding another customer.
- In stir, he dreamed about his boxing career, how he was going to train and go straight and turn his life around.
- That's right; something as innocent as playing computer chess on your laptop in a hotel lobby is now a crime with penalties of up to three months in stir and a fine of 10,000 euros.
- People have done hard time in stir for a good deal less, but of course they didn't own e-tail outfits.
- He says that others involved with the site will continue to update it while he's in stir, where, he says, he plans to spend his time studying.
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