In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1he strode up and down the platform — iba y venía por el andén dando grandes zancadas
- he came striding down the stairs — bajó las escaleras a zancadas
- he strode away/off angrily — se fue furioso, dando grandes zancadas
- she strode purposefully into the room — entró con aire resuelto en la habitación
1(long step)zancada femininetranco masculinein one / a single stride — de una zancada
- to make (great) strides — hacer (grandes) progresos
- she's been making great strides toward recovery — se recupera a pasos agigantados
- Their festering sexuality squinted at you through their unwashed fringes as they strode in step down the school corridors.
- Will just gave me a look of such utter wrath and betrayal that I took an involuntary step backwards as he strode towards me.
- Crouching for breath might be a more appropriate position to assume after striding to the top step.
- Bross, in the meantime, strode confidently, taking even steps, a ghost of a smile on his face.
- She strode swiftly and confidently towards Chris, hands shoved into the pockets of her jeans.
- I turned to find Mrs. Abernathy striding down the steps toward us, looking and sounding harassed and more than a little stressed.
- I strode confidently towards it, until I realised that my steep drive now resembled an ice rink.
- Thomas let out an angry huff, and strode in the direction of the stables.
- He split away from the group and began striding in our direction, shouting questions.
- The thin man slipped between them and fluttered down the steps, striding to the far end of the room.
- Nodding the redhead turned sharply on his heel and started striding off in the direction indicated by the brunette.
- He gave me a sad smile, dug the heel of his combat boot into the rubbery ground and spun in the opposite direction, striding down the hallway.
- He ended the conversation abruptly and strode with quick steps back to the helm, which he had secured temporarily on a line.
- Fifteen minutes later the door opened to reveal the Marquess of Bradford, striding confidently towards him.
- As quicker walkers stride ahead, the direction of travel is changed putting the faster walkers at the back.
- It might have been because I was gazing wistfully at him as he strode in our direction.
- She strode off in the direction of the scream and, abashed but still reluctantly, I chased after her.
- Once again Brecht's eyes surveyed the grounds before they settled on a broad shouldered brute of a man who was already striding confidently toward him.
- David went deep within himself, met God, and found strength and direction to stride into the way of salvation.
- Kaerie left her room and strode down the steps of the stairs in search of Mrs. Norton.
2(gait)paso masculineshe walks with a vigorous stride — camina con paso enérgico
- to get into / hit one's stride — agarrar el ritmo
- the campaign is now well in its stride — la campaña está ya en marcha
- to put / throw sb off her/his stride — hacerle perder el ritmo a algn
- to take sth in one's stride — tomarse algo con calma
- he takes everything in his stride — se lo toma todo con calma
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