In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) cuchichearstop whispering! — ¡déjense de cuchichear!
- As she lay dying she managed to whisper a description of her attacker to the detective who found her.
- So I just whisper it under my breath instead, which works out fine.
- A blond girl giggled softly as a boy whispered into her ear, his arm around her shoulders.
- He wanted to speak beautiful words, whispering sonnets of his own design into her ear.
- Sam managed to whisper in his ear before she felt she would be taken over by tears again.
- His eyes dart around and he whispers as he speaks as if what he's telling me is top secret.
- The guys took a deep breath, whispered a prayer to the Lord above and opened their mouths to sing.
- She kneeled down next to him, clutched his throat and whispered a severe warning to him.
- He barely managed to whisper his response into the receiver.
- I practically whispered, my throat constricting and my eyes bright with unshed tears.
- Gaffle raised a hand to Pintom's ear and whispered a short conversation.
- The sergeant managed to whisper something in Leila's ear that was faint to both Daniel's and Lance's own hearing.
- In the mountains, the marines whisper to each other rather than talk: voices carry easily up here and they don't want to give themselves away to their enemy.
- She can speak English but prefers to whisper in my ear rather than talking out loud in the noisy bar area.
- Finally, Martin managed to whisper in my ear that he loved me and boarded the plane.
- Struggling for a last breath, he whispered the first thing that came to his mind.
- I swallowed the lump that had gathered in my throat and whispered the words back.
- I tried to whisper something under my breath but the teacher heard me and asked what I said.
- On the second day she whispered when she spoke, not wanting to wake her.
- Other diners are dotted around, whispering in conversation in reverence to the food.
2literary(wind/leaves) susurrar literary
- She listened to the soft calling of the birds and the wind whispering through the trees.
- Roots burrow under my feet and leaves whisper to each other from opposite sides of the valley.
- The breeze whispered through the trees and swept Cat's long hair back from her face.
- She felt like the wind whispering through the trees, but was nothing more than a shadow.
- A cool wind was rising, causing the leaves to whisper against each other, their glossy darkness shimmering.
- Everything looked pale gray in the moonlight, and a slight breeze made the grasses whisper around me.
- Melina's horse walked on the path as all around her the forest whispered with the wind.
- The wind whispered through her hair and brought back memories of the day she met Connor.
- Just as a lonely boat drifted into the next bay, the wind whispered softly in her ear…
- The wind whispered through the trees, calling out to her in words.
- The wind was whispering quietly in the trees, which were illuminated by a half hidden full moon.
- The birds were singing and even the soft breeze whispered in his ears, all helping to make the discomforting dream fade away.
- The wind made the trees sway and whisper their stories.
- The sun was now below the horizon and the evening breeze whispered around me.
- The flowers swayed in the breeze and the grass and leaves whispered with them.
- It was really there, a wind that whispered to him like a lone siren singing her song.
- The waves pounded below, and the wind whispered in from the ocean, jostling the lone pine that grew stunted from the rocky soil.
- I feel like growling, packing a bag and heading for a remote desert island where only the wind bothers to whisper.
1(say quietly)(words/remark) susurrarshe whispered the answer in my ear — me dijo la respuesta al oído
- to whisper sth to sb — susurrarle algo / decirle algo al oído a algn
2(rumor)rumorearit is whispered that … — se rumorea que …
- Still, it was whispered that she had the gift of second sight.
- It was whispered that these people were paid handsomely for crimes that could not be traced.
- When the original SMiLE sessions were taking place, it was whispered that the material was far too bizarre to be released.
- It was whispered that they spent all their time locked up at the Business School, frantically running from one lecture or work group to the next.
- It was whispered that government research continued at a nearby secret mountain complex where Special Ops field agents were trained.
1(soft voice)susurro masculineyes, he said in a whisper — —sí —susurró / dijo en voz baja
- they spoke in whispers — hablaban cuchicheando / en susurros
- ‘I suffered with the people,’ she said, her voice sinking to a whisper.
- In a voice soft as a whisper, fine as silk, and barely recognizable, she asked, ‘Is it a trick?’
- My uncle and mother were arguing, their voices held in hushed whispers.
- A friend suggests, ‘When you feel like shouting, drop your voice to a whisper.’
- I awoke to the hushed whispers of several voices; it was becoming very difficult to breath and it was stifling hot.
- His voice was but a whisper and my recovering ears just registered the word.
- She touched the ruby lightly as she spoke, her voice nearing a whisper with every word spoken.
- Her voice was barely a whisper but the words echoed in her head like a jackhammer.
- ‘I would never hurt you, Cole,’ he said again, his voice barely a whisper.
- Juliet replied, her voice softer than a whisper.
- During the last few words, Nathan's voice dropped to a whisper.
- Geraldine's tone of voice lowered to a whisper.
- ‘Oh my word,’ she gasped, her voice barely a whisper.
- Mr Robinson passed out because of the smoke, has severely impaired lungs and a voice box so badly damaged he can barely raise his voice above a whisper.
- Then she too heard it, the snapping of a twig, and the whispers of voices.
- His voice was a whisper, the words forced out in one breath.
- I know something unpleasant happened to her, but I was only a small child and when I was around adult voices turned into whispers.
- Then I heard whispers and lowered voices and then footsteps.
- Tall and owl-eyed, he speaks in a voice barely above a whisper at his spacious flat in a bourgeois neighbourhood of Rome.
- She kept hearing soft voices and whispers in her mind.
2(rumor)rumor masculinethere's a whisper/there are whispers going around that … — se rumorea que …
- Rumours and whispers were circulating last night that he had been on an all day bender since 7am that morning!
- They existed as unsung heroes, their deeds of chivalry no more than whispers and rumours among the populace.
- By now, the release of a Catherine Breillat film is a ritual: whispers of scandal give way to full-blown outrage and a polarized critical reception.
- So, once again, we're into the world of whispers and sources, rumours, winks and knowing nods.
- After that win there were the same whispers that Campbell had reported at the Olympics.
- The same pattern followed: rumours, whispers, a nudge and wink, but very little in the way of hard evidence to back up theories that ‘they were all at it’.
- And yet, there are hints and whispers of a brave new phenomenon in the modelling industry.
- There was a rumour, a whisper, of a deeper malaise in the state.
- Already depressed about his marriage, the whispers and false rumours saw Temple plunge into despair, and ultimately suicide.
- The hints and whispers pointed ever more to Kelly, who friends say believed his name would be kept out of the row.
- Downstairs, the servants are closer to the underbelly of society, the whispers and the rumours.
- None of the allegations, hints and whispers lead anywhere.
- Hints and whispers had been emerging for months that something was on the cards.
- Everywhere she walked, she was accompanied by rumours and whispers.
- The game was evenly poised and the stand was full of rumours and whispers of the developing situation at Mansfield Park.
- The crowd's reaction was a mixture of whispers and excited gossip about the newly discovered relative.
- He added: ‘There have been rumours and whispers, but I can say there will be no pay and display parking in Radcliffe.’
- So there are hints, whispers, rumours, emails and questions but, significantly, no answers.
- Nevertheless, there have been whispers of scandal.
- It was just whispers at first, reminiscent of those early rumours that eventually coalesced into the late-lamented National Post.
3literary(of wind, leaves)murmullo masculine literarysusurro masculine literary
- The only sound is the faint whisper of the air-conditioning.
- It came as silently as a whisper of the wind.
- It was not a sound either; Ayame was certain it was impossible to hear anything above the soft whispers of the wind and the rush of the water against the shore.
- The tide was just going out, so the whole beach was calm, not even a whisper of a breeze.
- As the Ladies in Waiting gently assisted the queen on to the wharf there was a whisper of sound like the folds of her dress, like the rustle of dry leaves in a soft wind.
- There was no sound besides the light whisper of the breeze.
- For a while the only sound was the hushed whisper of the passing river.
- The only sound inside was the soft whisper of dust against the shields.
- In the distant night, a whisper of sound caught Yuen's attention.
- Smiling silently, she listened to the whisper of the wind.
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