In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sonido)noiseentra sin hacer ruido — come in quietly
- no quiero oír ni un ruido — I don't want to hear a sound
- la lavadora hace un ruido extraño — the washing machine is making a funny noise
- se oyen mucho los ruidos de la calle — you can hear a lot of noise from the street
- no metas / hagas tanto ruido — don't make so much noise
- lejos del mundanal ruido — away from it all
- mucho ruido y pocas nueces — all mouth and no trousers
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