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
- After some time, I let myself lean back in the chair, tilting my head back slightly.
- There is little doubt that the balance of greed and fear is tilting towards greed.
- Kain was sitting crossed armed in a chair, head tilted slightly forward.
- Would I really have to get a full top set of braces to fix one tooth that has slightly tilted to an angle?
- She walked up the furrow and placed the end of the staff in it, tilting the staff slightly towards the water.
- Dr. Solaris reclined in his desk chair, tilting his head towards the ceiling.
- ‘Yeah,’ she said, leaning back into the chair and tilting her head back towards the wall.
- Inhale as you squat down as if you were sitting in a chair, tilting your hips back slightly while keeping your chest up.
- Yet it is not difficult to understand why the balance has tilted towards athletics.
- 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.
- When Morgan left in 1996 the balance of power was tilting gently again towards Kerry.
- Overall, the scales tilt towards the positive.
- Then, leaning over, tilting her chin slightly with my free hand, I kissed her.
- There are many factors that influence bond markets and at present the balance may be tilting towards the positive.
- Her head tilted, only slightly, and she looked to the floor, speaking towards her side.
- Move in slow with your face towards hers and slightly tilt your head so you don't bump noses.
- I eased off the brakes and pulled on the power lines by tilting the handles towards me.
- It's a travesty because if anything the axis of power has been tilting back towards men in recent years.
- 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
- But he's already tilted at, and failed to land, Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and Germany's Commerzbank.
- 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.
1.1(slope)inclinación femininesideways tilt — ladeo masculine
- 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.
- 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 upward tilt of the floor plane makes their feet seem to dangle downward.
- The exercises include the pelvic tilt, partial sit-up, and drawing the knees to the chest.
- 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.
- 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.
- The tower rises to a height of 179 ft but despite the head-scratching of scientists, engineers and architects the tilt is still pronounced.
- You learn the languages of the eyes, the hands and those subtle tilts of the head.
- This system virtually eliminates tire lift and off-camber tilt.
- 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.
- 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.
- As a result the two-storey centre section with its turned-up eaves has a drunken tilt.
- Instead the tilt of the head and other body language become more important.
- Similarly, as the nose goes down, the vortices below the keels tend to counteract the upward tilt of the tail end.
- Marked changes in the axial tilt of the Earth have also taken place.
- I nudged Rainman and gestured at the woman with a tilt of my head.
- She seems to be looking permanently upwards because of the tilt of the tip of her nose.
- 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.
- 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.
- He was wearing his cap off-center and set well back on his head at an insolent tilt,.
1.2(action)to give sth a tilt — inclinar algo
2feminine justamasculine torneofeminine acometidahe 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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