In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1abril masculinobefore noun April fool! — ¡que la inocencia te valga! Río de la Plata
- to play an April fool on sb — gastarle / hacerle una inocentada a algn
- April Fools' Day — el día de los (Santos) Inocentes
- April showers bring May flowers — en abril, aguas mil
- it's just an April shower — no es más que una nube / un chaparrón de verano
- The best time to do this job is between April and June, immediately after flowering.
- What we looked at for month after month from July to April, was shiny lines on a black surface.
- However, the following April he was diagnosed with a rare type of tumour on his new liver.
- The clematis have also been good this year with flowers from April until late October.
- He was allocated a flat in April last year but was not discharged from hospital until July.
- In April, all but two wards in York voted to contribute funds towards such officers.
- He's still the serious happy go lucky boy I met all those Aprils ago.
- My Aprils and Mays in recent years have consisted of reading daily stories linking us with any superstar who had heard of London.
- In April police were called to calm residents at the home following a row over the right to smoke.
- As April arrived the lake water level rose by a couple of feet after a sustained period of rain.
- The rainy season can be iffy from April to July and the summers are extremely hot.
- In April last year he spent three consecutive nights in police cells for assaults on her.
- One of the wettest and windiest Aprils in recent years has caused temperatures to drop so much the young birds are finding it unbearable.
- The advice centre opened in April last year, and is the first of its kind in the country.
- During April and May the weather was dry and warm when the red grouse lay their eggs.
- Every April for the last ten years or so, the Revenue has sent me a tax return to complete.
- In April three others were banned for short periods for swapping or sharing drugs.
- In April, Daniel is scheduled to move on to Jamaica where is looking forward to a few days off.
- April's patchiness means that the good rainfall Aprils are the now-and-again events.
- The centre would open from April to October each year and by appointment at other times.
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