In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tremble)(jelly) temblarhis voice wobbles on the high notes — le tiembla la voz en los agudos
- She tried to sound firm when she spoke, but her voice wobbled pathetically in her own ears.
- Standing up, she tugged down at the tiny skirt, wobbling uncertainly in her tall heels.
- He wobbled for a second before steadying himself again.
- Matthew wobbled dangerously for a moment as a result and almost pulled her down onto the ice.
- She met his eyes, her voice wobbled and she was shaking.
- A tall blonde in a skimpy outfit came sauntering over to him, unsteady and wobbling on her heels.
- Stubbornly she thrust herself upwards into a standing position and wobbled there uncertainly as her body protested.
- ‘You cannot harm us,’ said the priestess of Elle, though her hands shook and her voice wobbled as well.
- In fact, the earthquake was so powerful that the Earth may have even wobbled on its axis.
- My voice wobbles and sounds weak and whiny, I don't like it.
- ‘Jackson was… Jackson was a long time ago,’ Mrs. Davis whispered, voice wobbling.
- Her voice wobbled as it left her mouth - she was terrified.
- He wavered and wobbled once back on his feet.
- ‘Not much,’ she answered, her voice wobbling on the last syllable.
- His hands were still wrapped around the bars, but he dropped to his knees, his voice wobbled as he struggled to control himself.
- Each time I hit a bump, my voice would wobble with the impact - I liked to ride along the bumpy parts of the road and try to keep my voice as even as possible.
- Rubenstein's voice wobbles and her dark eyes well up.
- She then stood, up, wobbled dangerously and crashed back down into the sand.
- I started to cry, my bottom lip wobbling all over the place.
- Resolved to fetch another drink, she slowly got up, her legs wobbling only slightly.
- Though his voice wobbled regularly, there was something in its fragility that suited his music, and the audience were only too ready to forgive him, given that there was a certain charm in his anxiety.
- My legs wobbled slightly, just adjusting to the floor beneath my feet.
- I didn't even wobble in my heels.
- Her smile was nervous and her voice wobbled a little, but the information she gave made up for any weakness in presentation.
- I wasn't sure, but I think I heard his voice wobble a bit.
- It then started wobbling from side to side and he became frightened.
- He also kept wobbling back and forth, like he couldn't stand still.
- Her voice was wobbling a bit, from suppressed tears.
- I wobbled this way and that before I recovered my center of balance again.
- "Drink it, " she said, her voice wobbling a little but confident.
- It was the day the world wobbled on its axis.
- By slow, painful steps I clambered to my feet, wobbling uncertainly on the rough wooden floor.
- ‘A little shaken,’ she admitted, wincing when her voice came out wobbling.
- He pushed to the side, legs wobbling, and his hands found the door.
- Listening to him, we all understand that radio was his destiny, but the very first time he went on air his voice did wobble.
- So we're given the impression of Connor's leg shaking and his voice wobbling.
- David raised his eyebrows, and his skull ring wobbled precariously.
- She tried to sound reprimanding, but her voice cracked and wobbled.
2(sway, waver)(cyclist) bambolearse(wheel) bailar(chair) tambalearsehe wobbled down the steps — bajó la escalera tambaleándose
- She looked over to him as he wobbled his way across the roof.
- But it's wobbling in the direction of the same package leisure industry which gave us the gym.
- He staggered to his feet and wobbled to the back of the bar.
- Mayberry's town drunk Otis Campbell weaved and wobbled his way into television history.
- She wobbled back up the stairs and stood quietly in the doorway of her mother's room.
- The little animal then staggered, wobbled and limped around for a few seconds before turning for the last time to his rescuers and wandering off back into nature.
- Nate wobbled up the stairs and looked into Suzan's bedroom.
- Relieved, we wobbled up the stairs to the restaurant.
- I walked straight up towards Brandon, who wobbled down the hall in the opposite direction.
1moverbambolearstop wobbling the table — deja de mover / bambolear la mesa
1this wheel has a bit of a wobble — esta rueda baila un poco
- he walks with a wobble — se tambalea al caminar
- her voice had an awful wobble on the high notes — la voz le temblaba terriblemente en los agudos
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