In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on ship, aircraft) a bordo(on train) en el tren(on bus) en el autobústo go aboard — subir a bordo
- She climbed aboard the train and soon it took off for Yorkshire.
- Today, Irish Rail says there is no smoking aboard trains.
- Passengers aboard the packed train said about five miles outside Newbridge, the train driver began to blow his horn loudly and then braked hard.
- A container, the sort used to ship cargo across oceans and aboard trains, became Vienna's emblem last summer.
- The fire aboard the ship worsened and men climbed into lifeboats.
- Pallets are delivered to the aircraft via track-driven vehicles, then pulled aboard using a winch.
- On this day 390 years ago, the great explorer Sir Francis Drake died aboard ship off the coast of Panama.
- I awakened before dawn aboard a cruise ship in Warnamunde, Germany, an unheralded port along the Baltic Sea.
- Victor also saw action aboard many other ships including the aircraft carrier Shah in the Far East, but to him the Exeter was the most special.
- You hoist yourself into the front seat like a driver climbing aboard an old steam train.
- I climb aboard the train a minute or two before it pulls out of the station and find to my horror that my seat is taken.
- When the tender is safely alongside the ship, climb aboard when the coxswain tells you to.
- At the end of the ceremony at sea, a further eight bells were sounded to mark the end of the watch aboard ship - and the first commemoration of the disaster.
- Mary Campion gave a spellbinding talk at our April meeting, describing her terrifying experience aboard the cruise ship Jupiter and how it changed her life.
- Perhaps the customers have magically climbed aboard a ship.
- Gay and lesbian travelers are welcome aboard cruise ships, and they are among the most enthusiastic cruisers around.
- He climbed aboard the aircraft, started the engines, and was cleared for takeoff.
- Here he climbs aboard the ‘longest train in the world’, breaking his journey at Chinguetti.
- The balloon began losing helium during inflation aboard the launch ship Triton, around 20 miles off St Ives, west Cornwall.
- Most rail passengers felt uneasy as they climbed aboard their first train after the Paddington disaster.
1a bordo deaboard the ship/plane — a bordo del barco/avión
- he enjoyed life aboard ship — le gustaba la vida de a bordo
- aboard the bus/train — en el autobús/tren
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