In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tail/nose) moversehis eyelid was twitching — le temblaba el párpado
- Lying in the shade of a sycamore tree, the girl twitched in her sleep.
- His ears twitched nervously as he noticed the growing changes in her demeanor.
- Lionel's face twitched involuntarily into a little frown.
- My eyes still twitched a bit but my breathing calmed as I stared into those smiling blue pools.
- Dale's eyebrow twitched in slight annoyance, as he walked past the girl coolly.
- Suki's tail twitched nervously, her ears bent flat against her head.
- I saw soldiers' heads turn and nostrils twitch distractedly.
- Casey felt her heart shudder and her lips twitch upwards into a smile.
- My hands were twitching madly, and I closed my eyes.
- My jaw twitched, and I closed my eyes to control my composure.
- All he noticed was Paul's eyebrow twitching upward at the reaction.
- He shook his head and his lips began twitching in amusement.
- Jason looked at me, a smile twitching at the corner of his mouth.
- Winthrop gives me an apologetic look, though a corner of his mouth is slightly twitching in amusement.
- Sometimes an arm or a leg twitched uncontrollably.
- I swallowed, feeling my fingers twitch involuntarily in the cold.
- He sat down in his chair and visibly twitched in annoyance as it squeaked noisily.
- His brows were furrowed and his lower eyelid twitched in anger.
- Her hand twitched again, and this time he knew it was real.
- Desiree sighed, her nostrils twitching like they always did when she was in deep thought.
1(ears/tail) moverhe twitched the reins — sacudió las riendas
- she twitched back the curtain — abrió la cortina de un jalón
1(tic)tic masculinehe has a nervous twitch — tiene un tic nervioso
- I've got a twitch in my eyelid — me tiembla el párpado
- The old boy is in a pretty bad way and he's developed a nervous twitch now.
- He smirked inwardly, the slightest twitch at the corner of his mouth the only outward sign of his amusement.
- My attention was focused on his body, waiting for the first twitch of movement.
- Pursing her lips, Lyenda felt a slight twitch underneath her ribs.
- Seeing the slight twitch on the corner of Paul's mouth, Gabby saw that he took the comment in good humor.
- A slight raise of the eyebrow, the merest twitch of the lip can say so much.
- There ' s a twitch at the corner of his mouth, as he reaches out his hand.
- Only I could see the little facial twitch that indicates when she knows she has been insulted.
- With that and a holier-than-thou twitch of one eyebrow, I was out the door.
- There was a slight twitch above his temple, indicating that she had hit a nerve.
- Each one stood in a perfect square, without so much as a twitch of movement.
- Who could watch without at least a slight twitch or squirm?
- Hearing voices, seeing things, facial twitches, and perfectionism are occurrences we may have repeatedly in our lives.
- Other than a slight twitch of her head, she made no motion to stop him.
- This is where such characteristics as a facial twitch or a well-placed mole come in handy.
- I sort of half smiled, which makes me look like I have a facial twitch.
- If hyponatremia develops rapidly, muscular twitches, irritability and convulsions can occur.
- Then again just thinking about it made his mouth twitch and he started to chuckle.
- Buffy shook her head with a little twitch of her lips.
- Tirian noted a slight twitch in the old man's eye as their gazes met.
2(pull)tirón masculinejalón masculine Southern Cone Latin Americato give sth a twitch — darle un jalón a algo Southern Cone Latin America
- With a twitch of his hand, he cast them onto the table.
- With a twitch of her reins, her horse breaks right, and the therm moan their disappointment.
- She made a little twitch of a finger, and Jeff finally locked the tracer.
- Antzane gave a deep nod and a twitch of her skirt.
- It's like sitting on a river bank with a fishing rod, anticipating the slightest twitch from beneath the water.
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