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 water, dust, people) remolino masculine(of smoke) voluta feminine(of smoke) espiral femininethe swirl of the dancers' skirts — el movimiento de las faldas de las bailarinas
- a swirl of whipped cream — un copo de nata batida
- The desert dust kicked up swirls up into a impenetrable smoke screen.
- The helicopters touched down in a swirl of blinding dust, a condition pilots call a ‘brownout.’
- When the first ship entered, it stirred up dust into a swirl.
- The occasional gust of wind sent little swirls of dust and debris flying through the air, and dead bodies littered the ground.
- The swirls of dust whirl up around him, and he walks into their midst.
- He climbed down the swaying ladder onto the ancient hardwood floor, as he landed a swirl of dust filled his nostrils causing him to gag.
- The road, where at points the wind raised swirls of white dust without itself being felt, was as lonely as though no one had ever been along it.
- The room welcomed me inside with a sigh and a swirl of dust.
- I heard the wind whisper as I stood there in the swirls of dust.
- She coughed as the dry swirls of midday dust seeped into her lungs.
1(paper/water/dust) arremolinarse(dancers/skirts) girar
- Its silvery surface rippled and swirled on occasion like a quiet mountain pool.
- An icy blast of wind from the Arctic swirled down the hillside and froze the skin on his face.
- Local residents told protestors how they woke to find smoke from the blaze swirling through their homes.
- At first he saw nothing but darkness, swirling and spinning around in front of him.
- This fish had other ideas, it twisted and swirled but slowly inch by inch it came to the landing net.
- My blood was swirling in a spiral pattern, before finally mixing with the water and turning it red.
- Shawn's whole world swirled, and twisted, making him want to throw up, but he stayed conscious.
- The sun shone through the canopy of leaves, and the wind made the leaves swirl around her.
- Wind began to swirl around her, picking up speed.
- The smoke crept upwards and swirled in the column of light.
- Waves broke against the dark rocks to her left, and foamed and swirled like a jacuzzi.
- Clouds began to swirl above and the wind picked up.
- When wind comes up and fans the fire, the smoke swirls fast and strong.
- I made my way over to the sliding patio door and forced it open, allowing a blast of hideously cold wind and snow to swirl around the kitchen.
- They quickly got higher and higher in the air as their clothes swirled in the wind.
- I could see a genuine look of concern, and all my emotions seemed to swirl up inside me.
- Dark sunglasses graced her face as her black duster jacket swirled in the wind.
- Dust swirled around with the wind, forming intricate patterns among the rubble.
- The air swirled with dust and smoke and the smell of petrol and spicy sausages.
- Suddenly the fog moved, swirling to form the shape of a man's head.
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