In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuidar una casa
- I'd go back in the summers and house-sit for a family, and I'd work at Battleground Country Club cleaning clubs, helping around the shop, putting bags on carts.
- Our children no longer live in Thailand, so we have nobody to house-sit for us.
- Have someone you trust watch your home or apartment, or house-sit while you are away.
- When they hired someone to house-sit, they meant business.
- We talked about Rosie's job and how she's coming down to London for a week to unwind a little after organising her move - and also to house-sit for us while we're away.
- Why don't you phone your Ma and get her to house-sit?
- Corrie had opted to go with Ryder to the supermarket while Harry remained behind to house-sit.
- The couple originally came from Scotland and had only come to the Selby area to house-sit for the complainant's parents.
- I was going to house-sit for her when she went out of town, so she was showing me where the bird food was, etc.
- I had totally forgotten about this, but my neighbors asked me to house-sit this weekend.
- The boys are in their rooms and Michelle has been house-sitting for a friend this past week.
- I do go away a lot and have invited various people to house-sit and look after the cat.
- When there's absolutely no one at home, Papa house-sits for us, since he lives right down the hall, which would be the reason why I called him.
- Kirk house-sits for them but is distracted by his pretty new girlfriend.
- I just saw a flyer posted at the law school; a recent law school graduate is looking for a house to house-sit.
- When I was a kid my family used to spend occasional summer weeks in London, house-sitting for some friends.
- They may be more keen to organise the insurances or holidays for themselves, but they sure as heck need us to clean, iron and house-sit.
- Letters and gifts abound while Angélique house-sits for the summer and pursues an Art scholarship.
- But, by a quirk of fate, she had agreed to house-sit for a friend in the north of the Caribbean island and, although the roof was blown off, they were unhurt.
- His neighbour goes on holiday, and Danielle shows up to house-sit.
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