In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(nose/tail) moversehis eyelid was twitching — le temblaba el párpado
- Sometimes an arm or a leg twitched uncontrollably.
- My eyes still twitched a bit but my breathing calmed as I stared into those smiling blue pools.
- He sat down in his chair and visibly twitched in annoyance as it squeaked noisily.
- Casey felt her heart shudder and her lips twitch upwards into a smile.
- Her hand twitched again, and this time he knew it was real.
- Lying in the shade of a sycamore tree, the girl twitched in her sleep.
- My hands were twitching madly, and I closed my eyes.
- All he noticed was Paul's eyebrow twitching upward at the reaction.
- His brows were furrowed and his lower eyelid twitched in anger.
- Lionel's face twitched involuntarily into a little frown.
- His ears twitched nervously as he noticed the growing changes in her demeanor.
- 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.
- My jaw twitched, and I closed my eyes to control my composure.
- He shook his head and his lips began twitching in amusement.
- Winthrop gives me an apologetic look, though a corner of his mouth is slightly twitching in amusement.
- I saw soldiers' heads turn and nostrils twitch distractedly.
- I swallowed, feeling my fingers twitch involuntarily in the cold.
- Desiree sighed, her nostrils twitching like they always did when she was in deep thought.
- Jason looked at me, a smile twitching at the corner of his mouth.
1(tail/ears) 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
2(pull)tirón masculinejalón masculine Latin America Southern Coneto give sth a twitch — darle un jalón a algo Latin America Southern Cone
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