In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(movement)balanceo masculineoscilación feminine
- If I didn't know better, I'd say she was putting a little extra sway in her step when she walked past me.
- For example, some people took larger natural steps, some walked slowly, and some had more upper body sway or arm swing than did others.
- The breeze whipped through the room and made fire sway side to side over splintered wood as it shrieked and sweltered, then fell.
- Reciprocating with their other hands, she guided an easy, slow sway into her hands.
- His rhythmic sway and conservative movements reflect his roots-based origins.
- She walked away, leaving Moni-chan temporarily fixated by the gentle sway of her hips.
- Hakkana realized that slow dancing was easy - you just sway to the music.
- As she walked to the entrance of the building, she added a little extra sway of her hips to her walk, knowing Damon had not taken his eyes off of her.
- I could feel every sway of Will's hips, and every suggestive movement he made with his feet.
- His eyes narrow as he watches the subtle sway in Guiromélans's stance.
2(influence) influjo masculine(domination) dominio masculineunder the sway of the Church — bajo el influjo/el dominio de la Iglesia
- to hold sway — preponderar
- to hold sway over sb — dominar a algn
- Tom McCabe, who has ruled himself out of the leadership contest, will also hold an influential sway.
- Exercising substantial sway over corporate giants, it has helped overseas garment workers make unprecedented gains.
- And, say insiders and one large customer, Cisco then offered to use its sway with these corporate buyers to get them to buy those services.
- No man should have such power and sway over a king.
- Today's media is awash in advice for business managers, tips on how to command underlings, sway bosses and squeeze a bottom line.
- For some four centuries Aristotle's philosophy and Aristotle's science ruled the West with virtually unchallenged sway.
- He was sufficiently under the sway of Niebuhr's influence to know the terrain in Niebuhr's way.
- Most people I spoke to felt that while some figures had influence, their sway over the Muslim population had to be qualified.
- Democratic individuals, who in any case are likely to have similar beliefs and opinions because they are similarly situated, easily fall under the hegemonic sway of public opinion.
- By 1018, the whole of Bulgaria had fallen once more under the sway of Byzantine rule.
- Pakistan has gained power and international sway through various political alliances, most significantly the United States.
- It is the wars of aggression designed to expand imperial sway abroad that produce the fear that fuels his campaign.
- The sage commander is beyond the sway and manipulation of others.
- You would have to have a lot of power and sway and pick up a lot of momentum.
- The campaign doesn't ask for much from the general public but instead recognises the power of politics and the sway the general public can have in influencing politicians.
- But the reason that kind of thing happens is because of the corporate sway of these huge companies.
- What gives him the right to hold so much sway and power over Montserrat and the lives of Montserratians?
- Where Laertes was very influential by others and had no real control over the mental state he was developing by the sway of Claudius.
- Antioch held Edessa and Tripoli under its sway and was ruled by Normans.
- But despite all of the power and sway that awaits an early adopter, it's going to take a brave CEO with thick skin to enter the blogosphere.
1(swing)(branch/tree) balancearse(building/tower) bambolearse(tower/building) balancearse(building/tower) oscilarthe wheat was swaying in the breeze — el trigo se mecía con la brisa
- he swayed across the room — cruzó la habitación tambaleándose
- Each has a tiny bulb fixed on so loosely that when it gets hot it sways from side to side and appears to flicker.
- The song's pounding rhythm had ceased and there was Maggie, walking away, off the dance floor, with her midi dress swaying as she moved.
- She sat on the swing and she swayed it backwards then forwards.
- Produced by Rajeev Menon, the commercial shoot had Rani and her team ambling and swaying in the domestic side of the airport's terminal building.
- The Caribbean rhythms; the soca, the pan, the drum were causing bodies to gyrate and shake and move and sway and jump and sweat.
- I heard trees swaying with the wind beyond the buildings.
- She laughed easily and sauntered away slowly, her hips swaying seductively as she moved.
- Afterwards, dozens of models appeared, dancing dynamically or swaying slowly, depending on the theme.
- For instance, rather than keeping your torso rigid during barbell curls, you can sway backward and then forward as you curl the weight upward.
- This helicopter was flying dangerously low over the tree tops, swaying and swinging, turning around and swooping over again.
- Southend Crown Court heard how his vehicle hit a pothole which caused it to sway from side to side before tipping over and trapping his leg.
- The lanterns were loosely hanging on strings through the cherry trees, slowly swaying in the gentle breeze.
- The tree limbs above them swayed as the feet slowly descended, branch by branch, until they hit the ground with a barely a sound.
- ‘When I arrived the car was still swaying on its side,’ he said.
- Guitarist McGarvey sways backwards and forwards on his wah-wah pedal as the nine-piece band with full horn section segues seamlessly from Shaft to Bullitt.
- When the length of the sentence was then announced, Coltman appeared visibly stunned, swaying backwards and forwards.
- Apparently the object began to sway backwards and forwards as if it were searching for something.
- Huge rings of happy dancers sway from side to side, each circle surrounding the one inside of it until the main square is filled to capacity.
- Mr Baker-Smith told the inquest that he then went to a nearby shop-taking Mr Stooke with him and as they walked, he was swaying from side to side and bumping into him.
- It wriggled slightly under her touch, swaying from side to side.
2(veer)(public opinion) cambiar(public opinion) dar un viraje
- Did he influence Clara, or did she sway him in their initial decision to keep the concerto hidden?
- Although I've been accused of trying to sway people with my screeds and polemics, that has never been the case, at least not consciously.
- Whatever the case, it's clear that Blair's supposed powers of persuasion have failed to sway one man: his Chancellor.
- The thing is I don't think it will sway many people.
- He told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Coury's arguments probably won't sway him.
- Let's start with the way the cards look, although I'm well aware that this isn't going to be enough to sway anyone's buying decision.
- Not that someone's religious, but that they try to use that to sway other people.
- Otherwise, willfulness born of emotion could easily sway you off the path.
- At the age she was then, she was easily swayed in one direction or another and Mr Jones was a cinch.
- Let's just say I am easily swayed: I found myself, an hour later, sitting on his face, grinding my hips against his mouth.
- The interesting thing to reflect on is the manner in which a strange alliance of forces failed to sway the Irish people.
- Why forcefully turn kids who have no money to purchase said narcotics into junkies when he could very easily sway teenagers?
- This story absolutely outraged me and it is stories such as these that sway people over to thinking that capital punishment should be used on some criminals.
- How is it that you could easily sway Father when me and Brian have to literally beg for what we want?
- Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.
- Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn't have to let the charges sway him in his decision on Bertuzzi's reinstatement.
- The trouble is a strong leader with persuasive oratory can easily sway simple folk who have little ability or even inclination to make up their own minds on issues.
- The upshot of all this is that there's pretty much nothing I can say that will sway these people.
- Consequently, if you are easily swayed, then never try to engage in polite conversation but hang up the phone immediately.
- People were swayed by the words of the Bible as they listened to Kerr.
1(influence)(crowd/person) influir en(crowd/person) influenciarit seems unlikely to sway voters — no parece probable que influya en el electorado
- don't allow yourself to be swayed — no te dejes convencer
2(move)(hips) menear(hips) bambolear
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