In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cargamento masculinoa boatload of tourists arrived — llegó un barco cargado de turistas
- PORT St Johns has had enough of so-called anglers who come in, drop anchor in the Umzimvubu River for a couple of nights, catch everything they can and then head off home with a boatload of fish to sell.
- Ship of Fools, based on the Katherine Anne Porter novel about a boatload of vaguely doomed passengers in the 1930s, is pretty much a disaster.
- A runaway crocodile that has eluded capture in suburban Hong Kong for five months was spotted ‘sunbathing’ on traps laid out for it before being scared off by a boatload of photographers, reports said yesterday.
- My first letter focused on a boatload of 14 refugees; conveniently neither Lynda nor Robin mentioned them.
- There was also a story on Friday of a boatload of people on Ashmore Reef in a leaky boat, who our navy had refused to pick up.
- A boatload of refugees rescued from their sinking vessel at sea has finally been allowed to land, after a two week standoff.
- We had completely lost track of this rationale by the time a boatload of them turned in July this year.
- He expected to rub elbows with celebrities on the cruise but found he was the only celebrity on the good ship, Quaker City, among a boatload of pious Christians.
- I just don't get why so many people are so passionate in their support of his turning away a boatload of refugees.
- When a boatload of condoms arrived at the dock in Losuia as part of Papua New Guinea's national family planning program, the islanders blew them into balloons and sent them drifting out to sea.
- This means that strong racers stuck with a boatload of rafting novices might be held up in their overall time, but organizers seemed to believe this minor idiosyncrasy added to the fun of the event.
- At least five people drowned and many more are feared dead after a trawler attempting to ferry a boatload of illegal immigrants capsized Sunday in bad weather off the southern coast, police said Monday.
- He is also charged with similar offences relating to a boatload of 147 refugees, who landed on Australia's Christmas Island on August 4, 2001.
- At dinner, on the banks of this biblical river, we watch a boatload of teenagers rocking to hot rhythms, Algerian ‘rai’ music, I'm told.
- Today a boatload of cattle has left Ireland for Lebanon.
- A boatload of refugees has provoked a nervous reaction in Australia, but attitudes toward immigration may be shifting
- And there we were, sitting out on the deck, minding our own business when along came a boatload of environmentalists chanting slogans and waving pamphlets at us.
- A boatload of nearly 4000 are on their way to Saudi Arabia
- Can you imagine a boatload of white Zimbabwean farmers being turned away?
- And while I was there, we had a boatload of refugees coming from a town called Chilong, another town that was just literally wiped off the face of the Earth.
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