In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbtiptoeing, tiptoes, tiptoed
1caminar de puntillasandar de puntillas Spaincaminar en puntas de pie Southern ConeI tiptoed upstairs — subí de puntillas
- She tiptoed quietly to her room down the hall and opened the door; she looked around.
- Her feet tiptoed on the wooden floor, and her eyes concentrated on the window in front of her.
- When Monty is on the tee, some guy in a black jump suit and mask tiptoes out and narrows the fairways, shrinks the cups and puts rattlesnakes in the bunkers.
- When we finally got there, after tiptoeing around carefully, Belladonna eased the door open.
- She pulled her hair back and slowly, as quietly as possible, tiptoed down the stairs.
- She got up and carefully tiptoed to her dresser, where the present rested on top.
- With extreme carefulness, Sam tiptoed to the lowest kitchen cupboard and opened it.
- Models tiptoed along in wedge heels and stilettos, and posed in front of giant propeller fans.
- ‘Sleep well,’ she whispered before tiptoeing quietly out of the room.
- Carefully tiptoeing around the edge, he finally touched the bookshelf.
- She pulled off her shoes and walked carefully down the hall, tiptoeing.
- The actors were all in a circle, warming up as we quietly tiptoed into the room.
- She tiptoed carefully to the mass of captured men, praying that none of them would wake.
- Then I opened it wide enough for us to slide out and tiptoed across the hall to the storage closet.
- She spoke with an accent, ate her rice with a spoon, and tiptoed carefully over puddles.
- Essentially a queer comedy about something that took place in real life, the film tiptoes around the problem of being a woman in a man's body.
- The carpet felt scratchy beneath my blistered feet, so I tiptoed all the way to the door.
- The floor creaked beneath me, and I resorted to tiptoeing very quietly across the floor to the door.
- Careful not to awaken John, she quietly got out of bed and tiptoed to the kitchen.
- Cooper tiptoes around the gorilla on the sofa for most of his book.
1on tiptoe — de puntillas
- they had to stand on tiptoe — tuvieron que ponerse en puntas de pie
- She raised herself up on her tiptoes and gave him a kiss.
- She stood up on her tiptoes and kissed me on the lips.
- I grinned at him and stood on my tiptoes, kissing his check.
- She stepped closer and raised herself on her tiptoes to kiss his cheek.
- I still had to lean on my tiptoes because my heels and arches were cut and scraped to hell.
- I looked up at him, standing on my tiptoes to kiss him.
- I shook my head slightly and stood up on my tiptoes and kissed him hard.
- I grinned up at him, standing on my tiptoes to plant kisses all over his face.
- ‘Mmm hmm,’ I said, ruffling it playfully like I had when we were kids, then standing on my tiptoes and kissing him lightly on the lips.
- Since he decided to be difficult and let me do all the work, I stood up on my tiptoes and kissed him.
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