In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Geographyselva femeninojungla femeninothe law of the jungle — la ley de la selva
- Both Ecuador and Brazil have stepped up military operations in the dense Amazonian jungles where they share borders with Colombia.
- He fell on top of a colossal butte overlooking a dense jungle.
- Such terrain includes cities, jungles, and dense forests, but it also includes open terrain when it is mountainous or broken, affording the enemy numerous hiding places.
- They would travel from farm to farm, surviving for days in the jungle by eating crops and fishing in streams.
- The Yucatan peninsula is a fascinating area covered by dense jungle and swamps, criss-crossed with rivers and scattered with ruins from the Mayan civilisation.
- Not named were probably those animals which live exclusively in forest, jungles, mountains, wetlands, deserts, etc.
- Even so, every walk in a jungle where wild elephants, rhinos, buffaloes or tigers roam, is a tense experience, even if you do have an armed forest guard along with you.
- For generations its farmers relied on the surrounding jungle for wood, grazing, fruit, herbs and building materials.
- He followed the clearing cautiously, staying in the dense jungle surrounding it.
- These people live there, they understand the jungle of the Philippines, they know what to do.
- This species, which lives in the wild in the jungles of Central Africa, is classified as endangered, under growing threat from the roaring trade in bush meat, coupled with the loss of their forest habitat.
- We walked though the dense foliage of the jungle.
- Your guide will lead you through miles of old cane lands, tropical forests, and jungles rich with magnificent scenery.
- Tourism here is still pretty much an adventure, with unspoiled beaches, coral-filled waters and dense tropical jungle inland.
- Dense jungle alternates with steamy rice paddies and, as pineapple groves give way to coconut plantations, working elephants come briefly into view.
- The farmers keep busy in their vast fields, whose crops are of a healthy golden-brown, while the creatures in the wild hunt and play in the shade of the tropical forests and the damp jungles.
- By the late 1990s, about four-fifths of the population made their living doing subsistence agriculture in the jungles and highland forests.
- Reporters no longer need to lug around bulky suitcases to carry their laptops and heavy satellite discs in to transmit news stories from remote places, dense jungles or mountain tops.
- Later series saw the women marched through hostile jungle to a second camp.
- He had been traveling the dense jungles for what seemed weeks, months even.
1.2(confusion, tangle)maraña femeninolaberinto masculino
- It's a jungle of three letter acronyms and petroleum by-products.
- It's gutted, with big windows that aren't even boarded up, rickety balconies and a jungle of weeds out front.
- My carpaccio was passable, but far too sparse and hidden beneath a jungle of foliage.
- ‘We discovered all these terraces completely overgrown, under a jungle of vines and brambles,’ said Threipland.
- He says that the group had been working hard to improve the area around the sawmill dam by tackling the jungle of weeds, brambles and nettles that had grown up through years of neglect.
- From a distance, the island looks like a jungle of dark weeds.
- Here's a roadmap through the jungle of competing claims.
- Surrounding him on all sides, was a jungle of cement and wires.
- It's a jungle of images of places found ‘above ground’ at those sites.
- Perhaps, our urban jungle is just as bewildering for the old man and his daughter.
- A jungle of mechanical debris bridges the gap between the cavernous fore and aft holds.
- There was a jungle of ferns and bushes, blanketed with lichen.
- Often he would lie for hours, his elbows in the peaty soil, peering through a jungle of grass blades in search of those elusive musicians.
- We have managed to create a jungle of inefficiency, throwing money at administration rather than research.
- We sit there sometimes, but prefer the front, which is more like a jungle of plants where coffee refills are 10 minutes apart.
- I was finally able to crawl under the tree, and I soon found myself among a jungle of branches and leaves.
- You send your camp's story into a veritable jungle of competing messages that bombard every parent and every child with whom you correspond.
- But the European airline industry remains an insane jungle of bizarre and complex rules.
- When he died, police officers had to cut their way through a jungle of junk, just to get his body out.
- The tops of the washing machines are covered by a jungle of well-watered pot plants.
- I know it's shameless, but the publishing world is a competitive jungle and, hey, you have to grab what chances you can.
- Dad borrowed the lights from her and rented a jungle of extension cords.
- The shirt she wore looked so torn that he wondered if she had walked through a jungle of thorns before coming into the disco.
- She walked through bushes and reached a jungle of trees.
- But when I realised today that my weed jungle does not constitute a garden to potter in, I turfed them into the bin.
- They can bring learning alive and help young people through jungles of confusion, over rivers of problems and up mountains of challenge.
- This will keep your garden from looking like a jungle of haphazardly placed plants.
- It had remained hidden all this time under a jungle of wires.
1.3(hostile place)jungla femeninoconcrete jungle — la jungla de(l) asfalto
2Músicajungle masculinomúsica jungle femenino
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.