In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1inclinarhe tilted his head to one side — ladeó la cabeza
- to tilt sth back/forward — inclinar algo hacia atrás/adelante
1(slope)inclinarsethe chair nearly tilted over — la silla casi se cae para atrás
- her eyebrows tilted in surprise — arqueó las cejas sorprendida
- It's a travesty because if anything the axis of power has been tilting back towards men in recent years.
- She walked up the furrow and placed the end of the staff in it, tilting the staff slightly towards the water.
- Move in slow with your face towards hers and slightly tilt your head so you don't bump noses.
- There is little doubt that the balance of greed and fear is tilting towards greed.
- There's just a touch of power in the sun now, a reassurance that the planet is moving on, tilting towards the light, lengthening the days and getting ready for Spring.
- I eased off the brakes and pulled on the power lines by tilting the handles towards me.
- Yet it is not difficult to understand why the balance has tilted towards athletics.
- Would I really have to get a full top set of braces to fix one tooth that has slightly tilted to an angle?
- Overall, the scales tilt towards the positive.
- After some time, I let myself lean back in the chair, tilting my head back slightly.
- Inhale as you squat down as if you were sitting in a chair, tilting your hips back slightly while keeping your chest up.
- Kain was sitting crossed armed in a chair, head tilted slightly forward.
- When Morgan left in 1996 the balance of power was tilting gently again towards Kerry.
- Her head tilted, only slightly, and she looked to the floor, speaking towards her side.
- Then, leaning over, tilting her chin slightly with my free hand, I kissed her.
- Dr. Solaris reclined in his desk chair, tilting his head towards the ceiling.
- There are many factors that influence bond markets and at present the balance may be tilting towards the positive.
- ‘Yeah,’ she said, leaning back into the chair and tilting her head back towards the wall.
- She spread out her fingers and supported her weight on the chair, tilting it backwards slightly as she did.
- He sank back down onto the floor and tilted his head slightly, resting his chin on the back of his hands.
2to tilt at(in jousting)acometer (lanza en ristre) contraarremeter (lanza en ristre) contra
- The same might be said of rifle practice, as compared with bravely tilting at an enemy with spear and shield upon an open field of battle.
- But he's already tilted at, and failed to land, Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and Germany's Commerzbank.
1.1(slope)inclinación femininesideways tilt — ladeo masculine
- A primary factor controlling the seasons and climate is the obliquity, the tilt of the planet's spin axis with respect to the normal to the orbital plane.
- She said she is now concerned about her family's safety because a 90-foot fir tree in her backyard has a slight tilt toward the house.
- As a result the two-storey centre section with its turned-up eaves has a drunken tilt.
- I nudged Rainman and gestured at the woman with a tilt of my head.
- In a scene recalling the earthquake's devastation, riverfront houses loomed over the river at a dangerous tilt after a landslide swept away most of their foundations.
- The upward tilt of the floor plane makes their feet seem to dangle downward.
- The tower rises to a height of 179 ft but despite the head-scratching of scientists, engineers and architects the tilt is still pronounced.
- While he never diffused an aura of vanity, he held his fine features at a haughty tilt as though regarding himself dispassionately in an invisible looking-glass.
- But I could feel that we were descending slowly - after two solid days on aeroplanes, my inner ear was sensitive to the tilt of movement.
- He was wearing his cap off-center and set well back on his head at an insolent tilt,.
- This system virtually eliminates tire lift and off-camber tilt.
- With a tilt of the head, he'll talk unguardedly of stealing his mother's copy of the record, his unapologetic love for Wings, and his cat back home in Detroit.
- Similarly, as the nose goes down, the vortices below the keels tend to counteract the upward tilt of the tail end.
- She seems to be looking permanently upwards because of the tilt of the tip of her nose.
- Instead the tilt of the head and other body language become more important.
- Marked changes in the axial tilt of the Earth have also taken place.
- It is significant that, unlike the Albanian portrait, the sitter was highly critical of the painting and forced Phillips to lower the tilt of the upturned nose.
- The exercises include the pelvic tilt, partial sit-up, and drawing the knees to the chest.
- You learn the languages of the eyes, the hands and those subtle tilts of the head.
- In 1178, with only three stories of the tower built, work stopped because of politics and debt, but the tilt toward the south was already evident.
1.2(action)to give sth a tilt — inclinar algo
2(jousting contest) justa feminine(jousting contest) torneo masculine(con la lanza) (thrust) acometida femininehe went full tilt into the debate — entró de lleno en el debate
- to take a tilt at sb/sth — arremeter / emprenderla contra algn/algo
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