In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1guiño masculineguiñada feminineto give sb a wink — guiñarle el ojo a algn
- as quick as a wink — en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
- to get / grab forty winks — dar una cabezadita
1(person) guiñar el ojo(person) hacer un guiño(person) hacer una guiñadato wink at sb — hacerle un guiño / una guiñada a algn
- to wink at sth — hacer la vista gorda frente a algo
- ‘I know I'm in better shape now than when I was younger,’ she winks, flexing a taut bicep.
- He winked and laughed at his joke, putting a friendly arm around her shoulders.
- Jason glanced in my direction, and I saw him wink quickly.
- I turned around as she winked and closed the door, laughing.
- Blowing him a kiss, I winked and tore away from him, making my way quickly home.
- The only way I can wink properly is if I pry one eye open and prop it up with one finger.
- Then, winking to show that she was joking, she plunged back into the crowd.
- He sat up, examined my face, winked, and dressed quickly to duck out of the room for a wash, down the hall.
- April winked and I hurried after, opening my mouth and screeching out my lines.
- She handed him a piece of paper, winked, closed her locker, turned and left, all in one instant.
- He quickly looked up at her and winked as a tiny silver box poked up from behind the desk.
- He took the trouble to wink and then closed his eyes, instantly falling asleep.
- ‘She seems very keen,’ Neil says and winks at me.
- It was almost like my old dad was winking at me to help me notice him.
- Kriss yelled down, eyes closed as she grinned, then winked and gave a peace sign.
- He winked back and they both grabbed their stuff, as quickly as they could.
- Before I could signal my incredulity he winked and nodded at a diagram pinned to the wall.
- The smiley icon appeared momentarily, one of the eyes closing quickly as it winked.
- He glanced at Dallas and winked as Calida opened the gate and walked over.
- Melayn nodded and winked ever so slightly at Hazel before closing her eyes.
2(flash)(light) parpadear(light) titilar
- Stars glimmered in the sky, and golden lights winked on and off in the now peaceful black forest.
- At night, ropes of tiny white lights wink among the vines.
- The sight of an Austin Metro powering down the road at 15 mph with its indicator winking mockingly at the 30 cars queuing up behind is guaranteed to set the blood boiling.
- The streetlights and buildings pass me by in a solemn procession winking with fading lights.
- In a few seconds he was high enough to enjoy a panoramic vista of city lights winking below.
- It was of the same color and material as the robe she wore previously, and the gold chain still dangled at her waist, diamonds winking and shining brighter than ever.
- These recordings are museum pieces, pulled up from the sticky earth, their crazy-diamond shine still winking through the clay after thirty years
- But when the Chevy's right signal winked and the car peeled off toward Crow Canyon, I followed.
- Screens and lights winked on as if in greeting as she stepped inside.
- He saw the status lights wink on letting him know that his people understood the orders.
- I can still see him, just, brake lights winking as he catches up with a line of cars ahead.
- Six of the turrets swiveled up to face it, and a person with sharp eyes or a ship with sharp sensors would notice tiny red lights winking on and off around the turrets.
- Night grew thick around them as the village's lights winked out in the horizon.
- Later that evening, as the sun sets and lights wink on in the surrounding hills, I set out to visit the city's most popular bar.
- Draw a little closer, and you can see daylight winking through.
- The surge had caused something to power on in the craft, and a tiny blue light was winking on and off.
- The windows around wink and flash in cryptograms, a galactic console of messages coded in light, in diamonds and topazes and amber.
- Soft flecks of light winked off the frames of his gold-rimmed glasses and the heavy gold ring in his left ear.
- The stars twinkled back, winking and flickering.
- After a few minutes I saw a green light winking languorously at me, and realised that his main computer was on sleep mode.
1to wink one's eye — guiñar el ojo
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