In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of acrobat)voltereta feminine
- She can perform huge vertical or horizontal leaps, often resulting in gymnastic tumbles and rolls in midair.
- He did the high wire. He did the acrobat tumbles.
- I have never recaptured the excitement of running up to begin a tumble or of preparing for that first round-off and back-flip.
- Hampton has been into fitness since she took her first tumble in gymnastics as a young girl.
- Her helmet had fallen off in the undignified tumble.
- He certainly gave it his all until a tumble in the second half saw him pick up an horrific leg injury.
- In my fifth month, I received a phonecall from England informing me that my grandfather had fallen over; nothing life-threatening, just a simple tumble in the garden.
- She took a tumble and banged up her left knee.
- Hopefully, the drawbacks will be overcome before somebody else takes a painful tumble on the daunting steps in the inky gloom.
- He took a nasty tumble.
- You take your tumbles with good grace and always come up smiling.
- When he tumbles headlong down some stairs, we're treated to a slow-motion pan, looking down on him.
- She has taken a tumble before, but the compulsory crash helmet, leathers and gloves prevented injuries.
- The day was filled with crashes and tumbles in the deep powder.
- He is in such decline his defeat only emphasised that the tumble is irreversible.
- A competitor in the under 17 race was taken to casualty with a damaged shoulder after taking a tumble on the descent.
- Fulham appeal for a penalty when Brevett takes a tumble in the area.
- He has failed to recover fully from the broken neck which he suffered in a horrible tumble.
- McSharry won despite taking a tumble at the 23-miles mark.
- Ry jumped around stage in excitement before falling off it in a faked tumble of limbs.
- The condition means a simple tumble can leave the 14-year-old with broken bones and Hayley has suffered more than 200 fractures since she was born.
- I caught up with the globetrotting Frenchman in Brisbane and discovered that besides the odd tumble from his motorbike, Gerard has also fallen in love.
- The woman fell to the ground in a small tumble.
- ‘I didn't feel great,’ she admitted, confessing to having had a hip injury since she took a tumble in her previous track race in America last weekend.
2(fall)caída feminineto take a tumble — caerse
1(fall)caersehe tumbled off his horse — se cayó del caballo
- the basket went tumbling down the slope — la cesta se fue rodando cuesta abajo
- the pile of cans came tumbling down — el montón de latas se vino abajo
- he lost his balance and tumbled over — perdió el equilibrio y se cayó
- I tumbled into bed — me dejé caer en la cama
2(roll, turn)(acrobat) dar volteretas(kitten/children) revolcarse(kitten/children) retozarthe clothes tumbled around in the machine — la ropa daba vueltas en la máquina
1(make untidy)(hair) alborotarthe bedclothes were all tumbleed — la cama estaba revuelta
2(toss, turn)hacer girar
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