In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(make fun of)(person) tomarle el pelo a informal(person) burlarse de(person) reírse dethey tease me about my lisp — me toman el pelo por mi ceceo informal
- they're saying it to tease you — lo dicen por tomarte el pelo
- Kyle had blushed and they spend forever laughing and teasing him about it.
- The staff were wonderful, friendly, approachable, the porters made me laugh and were teasing me lots on the way to the theatre.
- His voice had all of it's previous teasing sexuality gone, only remained the voice of a dangerous man.
- Cats are also dangled from pieces of string to tease the fighting dogs.
- Sure, Crudup's teasing sexuality during the first act is entertaining, but it's his desperation and her uncertainty that makes the rest of the film so enjoyable.
- Inside the pearly white gates of the heaven in another world, promiscuous women teased men and had many boy friends at the same time.
- When she woke up I kissed and teased her.
- Suddenly I felt guilt, I knew I had also upset him by teasing him about Josh.
- I know it's silly but I've grown used to my quiet little life, pottering about the house and garden, teasing the cats and tending the plants.
- Later, I watched from the sidelines as Spanish youths teased the bulls, using their shirts as capes.
- Michael laughed slightly, teasing the dog by tapping him on the side of his head, and then pulling his hand away before the dog could playfully bite him.
- As the neon sign flashes on and off outside, Chris begins to hear the disembodied voices of Kitty and Johnnie teasing him, taunting him, and accusing him.
- Not only that, every time they're able to score a point they start taunting and teasing us, and they were good at it.
- It was quite orderly to begin with, as the feeder teased the sharks with the frozen bait.
- It seemed to be teasing her, laughing at her, and she resented it.
- Again, she kissed him, to tease him into state of fiery desire.
- Immediately Drake ran over to the group, thinking that the men were laughing and teasing her.
- Those behind the service claim it will let mobile users ‘flirt, tantalise and tease other mobile users by anonymous text messages’.
- Then I told him to stop teasing my dog and he asked me if I wanted to fight.
- The younger girl wondered if Sanura was baiting her, teasing her like she always did, or if she knew what she was really saying to Kira.
- Yeah, it can even be the same red that matadors use to tease the bull to charge.
- ‘Oh poor baby,’ Kyle mocked, waving his hand idiotically in attempt to tease me.
- Once, he teased me in class by doing sexual gestures and whatnot.
- Apparently realizing the folly of her ways, she declined to press charges, saying it was her fault for teasing the hungry elephant.
- With his schoolboy hips and abs to die for, Mick Jagger still cavorts, teases, taunts and leers in exactly the manner you expect him to.
- A visit to the city zoo was not considered complete unless one teased a monkey and made it snarl or got it to throw back the banana or nuts thrown at it.
- Josh would be teasing him for the rest of the week if he did.
- She stops to rescue a cat being teased by a couple of ruffians.
1.2(annoy)hacer rabiarfastidiarhe teased her by echoing everything she said — repetía todo lo que (ella) decía para hacerla rabiar / para fastidiarla
- His gray-green eyes sparkled with laughter and mirth, as he slung an arm around Jess, his hand teasing her hair affectionately.
- But, however one teases out the strands, the rug remains resolutely tangled.
- Insert a stake if necessary and set the plant in position, teasing out tangled roots.
- A fuller of cloth is one who prepares cloth, teasing and thickening it.
- Blethyn teases a curl of her hair pensively when I ask her if she thinks she is a good actor.
- Instead, use a sterile needle or forceps to gently tease out and unfold the hair.
- Chris teased the last few tangles out of his hair.
- I put my hands on the cool stone and let the gentle breeze tease my hair away from my face.
2.2(hair) cardar US(hair) batir US(hair) hacerse crepé Mexico US(hair) crepar US Spain(hair) escarmenar US Chile
- They're probably too busy flossing, teasing their hair and singing along to Judy Garland records to be bothered.
- The womanly power revered in primitive societies was within me, as I teased my hair and pulled up the starched petticoats of the late fifties.
- Blonde hair that was teased and curled and laced with gems and chains served as a massive crown for this overbearing woman.
- I replied, undoing my ponytail and teasing my hair to make it look a bit better.
- The staff, comprised of cute young things of both sexes, wore custom-designed Buonanotte T-shirts by Yso and the girls' hair was teased and crimped to the nth degree.
- For a messy look, tease the hair on the crown of your head, adding height.
- Her hair was teased in a messy bun on the top of her head.
- Men started to sport tight black leather pants and teasing their hair to incredible sizes.
- Put on a skinny headband, then tease the back of the hair with pomade or hair spray.
- Her short blonde hair was teased into a bouffant style, but her eyes were hidden by an elegant scarlet mask.
- Lightly tease a section of hair on top, and brush sides into a ponytail.
- She had convinced me to leave my hair down, teasing it so it seemed much too big for a human being.
- She teased her long brown hair and put blue eyeliner under her sky blue eyes.
- Willy Russell's hit comedy about a hairdresser who decides there is more to life than bleaching roots and teasing frizzy perms.
- She then teased this section and smoothed it back to meet the ponytail.
- After shaping the spirals, he teased them with a comb for height and fullness.
- He then threw on some clothes and teased his hair up to its proper height.
- Her hair was teased the way they did it about ten years ago.
- You spent a lot of time flicking and teasing your hair with an Afro comb at lunch time, or during class or after class.
- And then it brought me my hairbrush and sat on my shoulder teasing my long brown hair.
1don't take any notice, he's only teasing — no le hagas caso, te está tomando el pelo informal
1(person)bromista feminineleave her alone, don't be a tease — déjala en paz y no la fastidies
- she's a real tease — (sexually) es muy coqueta / provocativa
- Either Drudge is a tease, or I'm just too-outcast hip for my own good sometimes.
- Many girls, which I have learnt over the years are a complete tease, complete show offs and most of all just seem to want our money.
- Either she was blissfully innocent of being a tease or she knew what sort of effect that was likely to provoke.
- I let her know she was an incredible tease.
- Ahhhhh, I love the idea of teasing Mr B. I am such a tease and I love it.
- Clearly, she's a tease, a tramp and completely selfish.
- It's just that Ozon is a great tease!
- She has always been a flirt from the first day I met her and just because she was a little older, doesn't mean she has forgotten how much fun being a flirty tease can be.
- She was exactly how he remembered her, how every man who grew up in the Glen remembered her: a flirt and a tease with a body to back up her confidence.
- This woman is obviously a flirt and a tease who is looking to get into trouble.
- No one wants to be labeled immediately as the cad, the slut, or the tease; no one wants to be taken advantage of or be seen as an opportunist.
- I wasn't trying to be a tease: I simply realized I wasn't comfortable going all the way with him.
- But as a filmmaker, Meyer was more of a tease than the women who starred in his films.
- Spring Break girls were a tease for the guys and an obvious embarrassment for the parents and grandparents, but it was certainly not a boom for any of the girls.
- He's a bit of a tease, too, notes another nurse nearby.
- He was an awkward kind of fabulist, a tease who directed his subtle ironies as much at his readers as at his cats and foxes.
- Choreographers, especially, play fast and loose with the original, usually reducing the Don to a peripheral figure in a simple little love story about a barber and a village tease.
- ‘Commander Blair is such a tease,’ Kyle said as he checked the Peacemaker's weapon systems.
- Being an awful tease, I posted something there recently under the heading ‘The neocons were right!’
- Sorry to be such a tease, but you can't predict the future.
- Being a terrible tease from way back, however, I deliberately posted here recently another quotation from Lott.
- You think she's a tease.
- I told him I thought Jessica was a tease and that he should drop her, to which he replied that he was planning on it.
- How should I balance enjoying the moment and being a tease?
- You ask a lot of him in this role - drag, love scenes with men - and he's presented as a sex object and a tease for other men.
- This evening of superb company acting has knockout performances from Eamon Morrissey and from Sarah-Jane Drummey, a luscious tease who kicks up her heels and bum like a kid goat.
- You're sweet, kind, and love to be a tease at times.
- Tsarina is a big tease with the guys.
- It is guest-written by Elsie, companion to the Doctor and a big tease.
2(sth that teases)they said/did it for a tease — lo dijeron/hicieron en broma / para fastidiar
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