In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(bicycle/chain) hacer ruidothe tanks clanked into the square — los tanques entraron traqueteando en la plaza
- She fidgets throughout our chat, clanking a spoon on the table, tearing at the sauce sachets.
- The girl talked, he talked, the radiator clanked.
- Less than a second later, the chains clanked against the wall.
- His heavy plate armour clanked as he waved his shield arm and brandished a huge spiked mace.
- So if you see me driving round in a big, clanking heavy old thing, you will know that I got it right and chose the car.
- Evan also clanked his chains as he shrugged and slouched further down in his seat, staring at his scarred wrists.
- They got off the bus and were led, leg chains clanking and dragging on the cobbles as they shuffled along, following the warder.
- The fork clanked against her plate loudly.
- Hoyt's armor clinked and clanked with each step he took.
- Gustav spoke, his voice fading and his armor clanking as he moved away.
- He raced towards the lake, his feet clanking on the tin roof, her own footsteps a bit louder behind him.
- Then she led him down the hallway, his suit of armor clanking in rhythm with his steps.
- We had no air conditioning in the warm months and clanking radiators in the winter.
- I haven't seen anyone wearing cowboy hats or heard any spurs clanking.
- I walked over to him, my spurs clanking on the concrete platform and tipped the brim of my hat to him.
- Abbadon steered himself through the maze-like tower, his heavy boots clanking with each step.
- We headed over to where activity had been sighted, our heavy armor clanking ridiculously.
- He laughed long and hard, bent over his knees, his armor jangling and clanking as his empty chest heaved.
- He clanked his chains, hoping someone on the floors above him would hear.
- Ryan abruptly hung up the phone, the old receiver clanking heavily into the set.
1(chain) hacer sonarshe clanked the bucket down on the floor — plantó el cubo en el suelo con gran estrépito
1(de cadenas etc) ruido metálico masculino
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