In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(from one side to other)the signal turned green and we walked across — se encendió la luz verde y cruzamos
- the boatman ferried them across — el barquero los cruzó
- she passed the photo across — me (or le etc.) pasó / alcanzó la foto
- three down and four across — tres hacia abajo y cuatro a la derecha
- (crossword clue) seven across — siete horizontal
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- Two young boys were playing football indiscriminately across the area with a plastic bottle.
- The boy shrugged and walked across it to the side with the handle.
- To travel across to the other side of the world with a woman I love, to meet up with a man I love?
- Unfortunately, when we reached half way across the bridge a middle-aged man was speeding up behind us.
- Eight minutes later, he hit a neat pass across the penalty area before Todorov slipped the ball past Friedel.
- Police believe that as she was driving out of the forecourt, she failed to negotiate the bend and drove across the grass area.
- Ramblers celebrated the launch of new right to roam laws by taking a stroll across former no-go areas all over the north west.
- Pieces of the aircraft were strewn across a vast area.
- Like a little boy being led across a busy street by his mother, we will guide you.
- With easterly winds often travelling across the industrial areas of Europe, the visibility can be quite poor.
- A conventional bomb could then be used to spread radioactive particles across a densely populated area.
- She didn't even try to swim, but the waves of the lake carried her across to the other side.
- His shot across the penalty area after good work by Neal Ardley lacked the power to trouble Paddy Kenny.
- Then in injury time, Miller's searching header back across a crowded area wreaked momentary havoc.
- When he returned an intelligent ball back across the six-yard area, Thompson slid in to bundle it over the line.
- Leading me back across the hall he turns to roar approval as his PR man taps some panelling to prove that it is not real marble.
- A lot of glass flew across the classroom and some of the children were quite alarmed.
- The two got together, and when Jim returned to the Bolton area, Maureen moved across the Pennines to join him.
- American troops spread out across the area yesterday to investigate what had happened and question witnesses.
2(on the other side)del otro ladothey're already across — ya están del otro lado
- she sat across from me — estaba sentada frente a mí / enfrente de mí
- To the east the magnificent new bridge stretches across the Oresund Sea to Malmo in Sweden.
- In this way it hopes to boost living standards across a broad swathe of poor rural society.
- Out of the corner of my eye I can see CCTV's main camera lock on to my position from across the road.
- Mr Howard has effectively written off the party's chances of winning seats in urban areas across the north of England.
- In many ways the local authority has its hands tied and is in the same unenviable position as councils across the country.
- Coun Powell said people living across the river from the gypsy camp had complained of being kept awake by noise from generators.
- This led to flooding across many areas of agricultural land, leaving potato crops in ruin.
- It justifies a larger space and needs some benevolent soul to offer a venue and find the time to liaise with art teachers across the area.
- Attacks on buses are being logged, and police are involved in operations across the area aimed at clamping down on the thugs.
- He had a gold earring in his right ear, and a tiny scar across the bridge of his nose.
- The main attraction is the Storms River and the suspension bridge that stretches across its mouth.
- Business, community groups and individuals across the area took part in last month's Macmillan event.
- He said the Flower Bridge should be built across a narrow stretch of water that was not so busy with river traffic.
- Scot runs an athletics club whose members train on the school's playing field for junior school pupils from across the area.
- Figures released this week provide an average house price across all of this area of £98,000.
- A new pedestrian bridge across the Cross river has just been completed by Mayo County Council.
- He could feel Tyna lift her head up from her awkward position across her shoulder.
- I am not a celeb but as luck would have it, I have friends living across a wide geographical stretch.
- For more than 20 years the estate - and many like it across the area - was neglected.
- Dozens more were at risk of collapsing as heavy rains continued across the area, authorities said.
3(in width, diameter)it is 20m across — tiene / mide 20m de ancho
- if you measure them across … — si los mides a lo ancho …
- diagonally across — transversalmente
- A high resolution camera will also sweep the surface, resolving details as small as two metres across.
- They were standing inside a large circle, probably measuring about one hundred feet across.
- There was a gouge three foot across where the anchor had been winched up, ripping corals out with it.
- It measured 670 feet across and depicted a chain of crescents around a central circle.
- But those pincers could grow three or four times as big, on the end of arms five feet long, and bodies nine feet across.
- At about three feet in height and two feet across, it fits into the garden almost anywhere.
- He proposes to build a stone cairn six or seven feet high and 12 to 14 feet across, either inside the fold or next to it.
- It was about fifteen feet high, and fifteen feet across, in the shape of a huge block.
- The other is lighter in colour, oval, about two feet across and has two indentations ground into its centre.
- Douglas designed two reflection pools, about half a metre across and made of slate.
- The arrays will hold four dishes measuring approximately seven feet across.
- In fact, there was so much food that special tables were made for the occasion, about two metres across.
- Could a bird that is said to be 20 metres across be able to escape detection for so long?
- Think of us as a bullseye the size of a quarter in the middle of a target 11 feet across.
- The set was dominated by a grid of windmills, each a metre across.
- Once in a while, the funnel of air drops from the sky - it can be as narrow as a few metres across or as wide as two kilometres.
- Mr Mitchell said it was the ideal place to hold his first exhibition, which features paintings up to ten feet across.
- Young men in white shirts and red sashes grasped each other round the shoulders to form a ring fifteen feet across.
- In my memory the selected shell was about a foot across and 6 inches deep, the oyster inside a monster of the deep.
- The hole was about eighteen feet across and lay just over the rim of a low hill that rose in a long gentle slope from the side of our farm.
1(from one side to other)they ran across the road — cruzaron la calle corriendo
- he shouted to her across the room — le gritó desde el otro lado de la habitación
- he walked across the stage — atravesó / cruzó el escenario
- we took the ferry across the bay — cruzamos la bahía en el ferry
- they set up a barrier across the road — pusieron una barrera de lado a lado de la calle
- I arranged the blanket across my legs — me tapé las piernas con la manta
- opinions from across the political spectrum — opiniones provenientes de todo el espectro político
2(on the other side of)they live just across the road — viven justo enfrente
- he called to her from across the road — la llamó desde la acera de enfrente / desde el otro lado de la calle
- the park across the river — el parque al otro lado del río
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