In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(daybreak)madrugada femeninoamanecer masculinobefore daylight — antes de que amanezca
- The man and the woman work on it from daylight to dusk.
- They worked from daylight to dusk to get it all ready.
- I definitely wanted the animal out of my driveway before daylight and the Monday morning carpool.
- It was daylight before Dusty had returned.
- But as daylight broke, Mr Grogan was returned victorious.
- The daylight creeping up on night just outside my window would be the last of anything I saw out that window.
- The next morning at first daylight we prepared the cars, we packed our bags, we got ready to leave the hotel.
- It wasn't until daylight this morning, I found that a window in my front door had been badly cracked.
- As it was, the darkness of night was beginning to give way to the gloaming before daylight.
- I returned to the same spot at daylight and resumed where I left off.
- Just after midway between midnight and daylight, Aver left the house.
- Before daylight Peter had returned to the scene of his crime and picked up where he had left off teaching.
- Night passed and daylight began to creep over the horizon; the chirping of wild birds woke me.
2(daytime)(attack/raid) (before noun) diurnoit is still daylight — todavía es de día
3(light of day)luz (del día) femeninowe must bring this matter into the daylight — debemos sacar este asunto a la luz
- to see daylight — (have end in sight) vislumbrar el final
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