In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tug)(rope) tirar de(rope) jalar de Latin America Southern Conehe yanked the drawer right out — sacó el cajón de un tirón
1tirarjalar Latin America Southern Conejalar de algo Latin America Southern Coneto yank at / on sth — tirar de algo
- she yanked at my hair — me tiró del pelo
- he yanked on the rope — tiró de la cuerda
1tirón masculinejalón masculine Latin America Southern Conegive it a good yank — dale un buen tirón
- At first, he considered yanking her up and dragging her out, but that was too easy.
- People are always yanking your hair or dressing you up in different clothes or pulling at your uniform.
- Instead I pulled at a strand of hair, yanking it until I felt a sharp pain.
- Xanadu's head was yanked back by her hair and a knife was pressed to her throat.
- After yanking his fish in the boat with one pull, he turned to and asked if he could try the Predator.
- Before I could stand, he wrapped his fingers in my long hair and yanked me to my feet.
- It's no fun when you're yanked out of the pool against your will and then forced to get back into clothes and sit in your buggy.
- Two steps and he was at my side, his hand wrapped in my hair, yanking my face up to him.
- One long green arm whipped out, yanking the machete from her grasp and hurling it aside.
- His jaw clenched as he walked in two swift strides to the door and pulled it open, nearly yanking it off the hinges.
- Next thing I know someone was yanking me on my arm, and pulling me out of my chair.
- I retort, setting the brush down on the counter and yanking my hair into a ponytail.
- His weight should have been yanking her hair out by the roots, but she didn't even look strained.
- I screamed with my hands on either side of my head, yanking my hair.
- Maxwell himself came and took a handful of Demetre's hair, yanking his face up.
- As Jimmy reached me, he pulled my hair, yanking my head back as he placed the gun to my neck.
- She hissed as turned back to Ashley, pulling so hard on her hair that it yanked a cry from her throat.
- He grabbed the back of my head, weaving his fingers in my hair and then yanked my head up.
- In a couple of strides, Sonrisa made her way to the door, yanking it open with force.
- Reacting on instinct, I pulled at his arm, and yanking him back into position.
- The City in particular has been revealed to be a place of probity and honour whose accountants couldn't be more different from the vulgar and grasping Yanks.
- Boston should be fine for quite some time, just maybe not the Yanks.
- Now, among nations, there is only America to fear, and it has never been difficult to get Britons to feel antagonistic towards the Yanks.
- Wonder what it will be like to have a few of those Yanks here with us.
- It's like the Yanks and the Canadians - not much love lost there.
- Here, the Yanks we shared with were loud women who managed to chuck a McDonald's coffee cup out of the window while passing through the old docklands.
- However, we save far more than our American brethren: the average Yank saves just one dollar of every $125 s/he earns.
- I subsequently found a good number of thoughtful, articulate, intelligent, amusing, entertaining blogs by Yanks.
- For a moment he looked baffled, ‘Good Lord no, it's to steal some decent rations from the Yanks.’
- Also, please do ignore these boorish Yanks who go about their business with flagrant disregard for military decorum and totally without charm.
- The new, US-supported Georgian government has given the green light for the Yanks to stay.
- The idea of the bully fits neatly with one of the most grotesquely enduring of all anti-American beliefs: that Americans are all dumb Yanks.
- The Hours, a great British film starring two Yanks and an Aussie
- The inability of Americans like Gene to get the joke makes it quite difficult for me to sell the line here in London that not all Yanks come without irony detectors.
- I can't praise the ingenuity of the Yanks too highly here.
- The Yanks love almost everything about Scots and Scotland.
- It's big, bold Americana; it's the booming glory of being a Yank.
- Help Britain keep up with America; as usual, the Yanks got her first after our A & R men refused her a deal.
- The American at home is the opposite of the Yank abroad: helpful, charming and painfully sincere.
- The Yanks seemed to have an endless supply of strange sweet stuff called candy and an even stranger substance called ‘gum’.
- It's worth the price of admission to hear Lambert Wilson as a cigar-wielding Yank tycoon whose excruciating American accent hilariously stomps all over the French language in heavy boots.
- And they don't even have the excuse Sheena Easton has - Bellshill's former pop diva might be a wannabe Yank, but at least she has lived in America for years.
- Okay, you Yanks don't have a great track record of remaking British classics, but this trailer for The Italian Job makes it look quite fun.
- From people around me (not just the media) I heard my fair share of ‘you Yanks had it coming’.
- So the game ends, the Yanks are swept by the Mets and dad tells us that he put a new flag up in front of the house to replace my mother's Yankee flag.
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