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(sense)tacto masculinethey have a highly developed sense of touch — tienen muy desarrollado el tacto / el sentido del tacto
- smooth to the touch — suave al tacto
- The feel of the fabric and the wood on the skin combines the sense of touch and sight so that sexuality is intertwined with violence to the body.
- Our brain gets stimulatory inputs through the special sensory stimuli of touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste.
- Choosing whole fish is a sensory experience that involves touch, sight and smell.
- A client may provide clues about her cultural perceptions of space and touch.
- Reassurance also came in the form of touch and physical closeness during the biopsy.
- Even if one is blessed with the senses of touch, smell, speech and hearing, it is sight that gives shape to imagination.
- The wall will include different pieces of artwork to stimulate various senses including touch, smell, sight and sound.
- Her hearing and sense of touch were perfect if not a bit muddled but for the life of her she could not move one muscle.
- Born blind, she is possessed of an incredible beauty and an amazingly heightened sense of hearing and touch.
- They were doing this with their hands in the dark with just a flashlight, and just using their senses of touch, smell and sight.
- They have poor vision but a very good sense of smell and touch.
- Sensation arises from contact or touch, illustrated by a man and woman embracing.
- This being the case, I sometimes can't quite ‘get’ my partner's aversion to physical touch.
- Physical touch, affection, and the messiness of caring for an uncoordinated person did not come easily.
- Finally, users report enhanced pleasure from physical sensations, especially the sense of touch.
- But for those of us who practise and experience physical touch as a part of our lives, it is truly a powerful way of appreciating and accepting others.
- Instead, many urged a renewed alliance of the faculties, with touch as their tutor, guide, and ultimate arbiter.
- You see, I don't have much of a physical sense of touch, but I can feel things.
- We're looking for the reduction in unnecessary infection, most of which are transmitted by contact or touch.
- There must have been grooves cut into the metal - perceptible only by touch.
1.2(physical contact)the cold touch of marble — el tacto frío del mármol
- at the touch of a button — con solo tocar un botón
- the merest touch is enough to set off the alarm — un simple roce puede accionar la alarma
- she longed for his touch — añoraba sus abrazos (/ caricias etc. )
- he needs to develop a lighter touch on the piano — tiene que aprender a tocar el piano con más suavidad
- to be a soft touch
- I'll ask Uncle Harry; he's a soft touch — le pediré el dinero al tío Harry, que es un buenazo
- foreign tourists are a soft touch for these conmen — los turistas extranjeros son presa fácil para estos estafadores
2(small amount, degree)masculine dejomasculine toquemasculine toqueadd a touch of vinegar/salt — agregue unas gotas de vinagre/una pizca de sal
- there's a touch of autumn in the air — hay algo otoñal en el ambiente
- a touch of fever — un poco de fiebre
- as adverb a touch — algo
- a touch closer to the wall — algo / un poquito más cerca de la pared
- it should have a touch less/more sugar — debería tener algo / un poquito menos/más de azúcar
- A touch of cinnamon or nutmeg mixed with plain low fat yogurt and brown sugar makes a refreshing dressing for a fresh fruit salad.
- A touch of arrogant confidence is part of the mix for competitive success.
- A touch of the seaside was even brought to the show with a debut appearance from the Southport donkeys.
- A touch of mascara, a pinch of blush, a dab of lip gloss, and I was set to go.
- A touch of playfulness here and there dominates the divine characters.
- A touch of Mardi Gras with a carnival type atmosphere was the end result and children of all ages had a memorable experience on this special occasion in Tubbercurry.
- A touch of mace or nutmeg is the only other thing needed.
- A touch of ethnic jewellery completes a uniform that is cool, spaced-out and completely conventional.
- A touch of uncertainty and anxiety clearly permeated the chilly autumnal air.
- A touch of Superstar Complacency had set in, I thought - which is a bit rich when you haven't even released your first single yet.
- A touch of sweetness is a good thing in her book too.
- A touch of embarrassment swept over Rebecca as she remembered their last encounter and she could not bring herself to meet his eyes.
- A touch of cold in the air has brought the winter anglers out.
- I then added a quick touch of mascara and light pink lip stick.
- A touch of breeze stirred a late hatch of flies; occasionally there was the soft plop of a sated brown trout.
- A touch of color to the cheeks, a little lipstick, maybe some eye shadow and mascara-makeup seems harmless enough.
- A touch of self-obsession can be slightly forgiven in this case then.
- A touch of humility before embarking on these lectures would also not come amiss.
- A touch of first night nerves hit the more experienced actors hardest, as one might expect but no doubt they disappeared as the week progressed.
- A touch of irresponsibility isn't necessarily a bad thing.
3.1(detail)detalle masculineit was a nice touch to mention ... — fue un detalle simpático hacer mención de ...
- the script has some surreal touches — el guión tiene algunos detalles / elementos surrealistas
- to add / put the final / finishing touches/touch to sth — darle los últimos toques/el último toque a algo
- I really like the feature, and think it is a nice touch, as well as a time saver.
- While a little light in content, this was an interesting feature and a nice touch.
- The rather abstract and distant creator of the Bible text is humanized by the preacher's narrative details and poetic touches.
- A nice touch is the addition of plasma tv screens to watch sporting events while you play.
- Also offered is lunchtime delivery service, which, if you happen to work in the area, is a nice touch - call for details.
- The case is solid and well finished, with a number of nice additional touches.
- There are also a few nice unexpected touches, such as a list of the benefits of making a donation to charity or some other philanthropic gesture.
- I think hiring a drag queen would also be a nice touch.
- The story is simple, but it's the details and weird touches Lynch lays in that makes it complex and darkly disturbing.
- Many houses had their window and door features highlighted with contrasting colours which is a nice touch.
- As art school and 70s as it sounds, it has some clever and inventive touches - Blyth had a strong visual sense early on.
- The layout is cool and spacious, contemporary without overdoing it, with some well-thought out details and imaginative touches.
- The use of props and scenery is very inventive, there are nice little touches and stunning visual effects.
- Little elements of character development also add a nice touch.
- This is a nice touch, as it allows the viewer deeper access into the reporters' experiences.
- In homage to the location, the 37 bedrooms feature many seaside touches.
- The live music is definitely a nice touch though.
- I recommend the extended version VHS for other nice touches like that.
- It is a nice touch, but doesn't really fit with the feature presentation.
- The boards would be a nice touch, but they'd ruin the aerodynamics, so perhaps better additions are a chalk-striped suit, fedora, and spats to your wardrobe.
3.2(effect)toque masculinethe personal touch — el toque personal
- there's a touch of Groucho Marx about him — tiene algo de Groucho Marx
4(skill)habilidad femininehe handles the scene with a sure touch — maneja la escena con gran habilidad
- after 30 years he still hasn't lost his touch with an audience — aun después de 30 años no ha perdido la habilidad de cautivar al público
- a politician with the common touch — un político que está en sintonía con el pueblo
- It failed and I had such a hard time figuring out what was wrong, I went through a stage of wondering whether I was losing my touch.
- I must be losing my touch, I considered as the room's unnerving silence got the best of me.
- But there are signs that he could be losing his touch for self-promotion.
- That meant one of two things: either she was losing her touch, or they'd upgraded their little bat-mobile.
- He was a Pro Bowler in 2000 before really losing his touch, and that's when the fans and the media in Denver started coming down on him.
- Late in the 2002 season, as Miami was in the midst of one of its annual collapses, both of these cornerbacks seemed to be losing their touch.
- Maybe you're not losing your touch; maybe you're simply losing interest.
- Is it just me, or are some bands losing their touch?
- She had to wonder if maybe Mrs. Hamstrom was losing her touch, after all she wasn't young anymore, maybe she was becoming senile.
- He really is losing his touch… it only took three hours to convince him to let me paint.
- However, I'm going to shout that honestly, Rick, you are losing your touch.
- The Prime Minister, we are told, is losing his touch.
- Ugh I think I'm losing my touch or something… that chapter was pretty awful eh?
- I am usually very good about their tricks and jokes, but it seems I am losing my touch the more I stay away from people.
- Not having enough things that have annoyed me - perhaps I'm losing my touch?
- Her Irish temper was rising, and Logan was glad he hadn't lost the touch.
- Rumours are starting to spread that he's losing his touch.
- We have read through your report, and it's fairly obvious to us that you're losing your touch.
- If you've read this far and are asking that question, then I must be losing my touch, whatever little of it I had in the first place.
- Either he was the only security I could see, or I was really losing my touch.
5(communication)to get/keep / stay in touch with sb — ponerse/mantenerse en contacto con algn
- keep in touch — escribe/llama de vez en cuando
- I'll be in touch — ya te escribiré (/ llamaré etc. )
- I lost touch with her two years ago — hace dos años que no sé nada de ella / que perdí el contacto con ella
- the British runners are losing touch with the leaders — los corredores británicos se están quedando rezagados
- he's not in touch with his spiritual needs — no es consciente de sus necesidades espirituales
- how can I get in touch with you? — ¿cómo me puedo poner en contacto con usted?
- I'm a bit out of touch with what's happening — no estoy muy al corriente / al tanto de lo que está pasando
- they're completely out of touch — no tienen ni idea
- the Government is out of touch with the electorate — el gobierno está desconectado del electorado
- I can put them in touch with a good lawyer — los puedo poner en contacto con un buen abogado
6(in rugby)to kick for touch — intentar mandar la pelota fuera del campo de juego
- to find touch — mandar la pelota fuera del campo de juego
- the ball went into touch — la pelota salió por la banda
- he put a foot in touch — puso un pie fuera del campo de juego
1(with finger, hand)tocarhe touched her hand — le tocó la mano
- please do not touch the exhibits — se ruega no tocar
2(brush, graze)rozartocarshe felt the grass touching her face — sintió como la hierba le rozaba la cara
- the clouds were touched with pink — las nubes estaban teñidas de rosa
3(be in physical contact with)tocarthe bed was touching the wall — la cama estaba pegada a / tocaba la pared
4informal(approach)to touch sb for sth
- he touched me for $50 — me pidió 50 dólares
- to touch sb for a loan — pedirle dinero prestado a algn
5(reach)she leaped out as soon as the boat touched the shore — saltó del bote en cuanto este llegó a la orilla
- I can't touch my toes — no llego / no alcanzo a tocarme los pies
- (of pool) my feet don't touch the bottom — no hago pie
- the speedometer was touching 140mph — el velocímetro marcaba 140mph
- sales touched rock bottom in June — las ventas tocaron fondo en junio
6(equal)nobody can touch her in this type of role — es inigualable / no tiene rival en este tipo de papel
- there's nothing to touch milk as a cure for heartburn — no hay nada como la leche para la acidez estomacal
7(interfere with)tocardon't touch anything — no toques nada
- she can't touch the inheritance till she's twenty-one — no puede tocar la herencia hasta los veintiún años
8(attend to, deal with)I haven't touched my Japanese for weeks — no he tocado un libro de japonés desde hace varias semanas
- the local garage won't touch foreign cars — en el taller del barrio no quieren saber nada de coches extranjeros
- articles touching every current issue — artículos concernientes a todo tipo de temas de actualidad
9(eat, drink)probarhe didn't touch his lunch — no probó bocado
- she never touches alcohol — no prueba el alcohol
10(affect, concern)afectarthe nuclear threat touches all of us — la amenaza nuclear nos afecta a todos
11(move emotionally)he was touched by her kindness — su amabilidad lo enterneció / le llegó al alma
- I'm very touched — ¡cuánto se lo agradezco!
- I was deeply touched — me emocioné
1(with finger, hand)tocardon't touch! — ¡no toques!
2(come into physical contact)(hands) rozarse(wires) tocarse
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