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)tomarle el pelo a informalburlarse dereírse dethey tease me about my lisp — me toman el pelo por mi ceceo
- they're saying it to tease you — lo dicen por tomarte el pelo
- 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.
- 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.
- Immediately Drake ran over to the group, thinking that the men were laughing and teasing her.
- Later, I watched from the sidelines as Spanish youths teased the bulls, using their shirts as capes.
- Again, she kissed him, to tease him into state of fiery desire.
- Kyle had blushed and they spend forever laughing and teasing him about it.
- 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.
- 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.
- It seemed to be teasing her, laughing at her, and she resented it.
- When she woke up I kissed and teased her.
- 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.
- Those behind the service claim it will let mobile users ‘flirt, tantalise and tease other mobile users by anonymous text messages’.
- She stops to rescue a cat being teased by a couple of ruffians.
- Then I told him to stop teasing my dog and he asked me if I wanted to fight.
- 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.
- Apparently realizing the folly of her ways, she declined to press charges, saying it was her fault for teasing the hungry elephant.
- 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.
- Once, he teased me in class by doing sexual gestures and whatnot.
- ‘Oh poor baby,’ Kyle mocked, waving his hand idiotically in attempt to tease me.
- Not only that, every time they're able to score a point they start taunting and teasing us, and they were good at it.
- 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.
- Inside the pearly white gates of the heaven in another world, promiscuous women teased men and had many boy friends at the same time.
- It was quite orderly to begin with, as the feeder teased the sharks with the frozen bait.
- The staff were wonderful, friendly, approachable, the porters made me laugh and were teasing me lots on the way to the theatre.
- Yeah, it can even be the same red that matadors use to tease the bull to charge.
- Suddenly I felt guilt, I knew I had also upset him by teasing him about Josh.
- Josh would be teasing him for the rest of the week if he did.
1.2(annoy)hacer rabiarfastidiarhe teased her by echoing everything she said — repetía todo lo que (ella) decía para hacerla rabiar / para fastidiarla
- Chris teased the last few tangles out of his hair.
- 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.
- I put my hands on the cool stone and let the gentle breeze tease my hair away from my face.
- 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.
- Instead, use a sterile needle or forceps to gently tease out and unfold the hair.
2.2(hair) cardar US(hair) batir US(hair) hacerse crepé Mexico US(hair) crepar Spain US(hair) escarmenar Chile US
- 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.
- Lightly tease a section of hair on top, and brush sides into a ponytail.
- Willy Russell's hit comedy about a hairdresser who decides there is more to life than bleaching roots and teasing frizzy perms.
- 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.
- She teased her long brown hair and put blue eyeliner under her sky blue eyes.
- Men started to sport tight black leather pants and teasing their hair to incredible sizes.
- He then threw on some clothes and teased his hair up to its proper height.
- Blonde hair that was teased and curled and laced with gems and chains served as a massive crown for this overbearing woman.
- After shaping the spirals, he teased them with a comb for height and fullness.
- Her short blonde hair was teased into a bouffant style, but her eyes were hidden by an elegant scarlet mask.
- Her hair was teased the way they did it about ten years ago.
- And then it brought me my hairbrush and sat on my shoulder teasing my long brown hair.
- Put on a skinny headband, then tease the back of the hair with pomade or hair spray.
- You spent a lot of time flicking and teasing your hair with an Afro comb at lunch time, or during class or after class.
- She had convinced me to leave my hair down, teasing it so it seemed much too big for a human being.
- I replied, undoing my ponytail and teasing my hair to make it look a bit better.
- Her hair was teased in a messy bun on the top of her head.
- They're probably too busy flossing, teasing their hair and singing along to Judy Garland records to be bothered.
- She then teased this section and smoothed it back to meet the ponytail.
1don't take any notice, he's only teasing — no le hagas caso, te está tomando el pelo
1(person)bromistaleave her alone, don't be a tease — déjala en paz y no la fastidies
- she's a real tease — (sexually) es muy coqueta / provocativa
2(sth that teases)they said/did it for a tease — lo dijeron/hicieron en broma / para fastidiar
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