In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1medianoche femeninoat midnight — a medianoche
- before/around midnight — antes de/alrededor de (la) medianoche
- the midnight sun — el sol de medianoche
- At midnight, with no sign of Sandy, we left some sandwiches in the drawing room and went to bed.
- At midnight she slipped into the cold sea and swam until her feet touched the iron sand.
- At midnight every night, the bell in the bell tower was rung to summon the spirits.
- At midnight there were fireworks and champagne and mulled wine on the beach.
- At midnight she blew the candles out and switched on the kitchen and hallway lights.
- At midnight she heard one of four shots fired as a police marksman killed the rampaging stag.
- At midnight we were swept out with the rest of the rubbish and decided to call it a night.
- The planetary day begins at sunrise and not at midnight as in the civil calendar.
- The Hollywood sign was bathed in red white and blue at midnight as fireworks lit the cold but clear night sky.
- At midnight I walk outside then walk back in again with a lump of coal, and wish myself a Happy New Year.
- At midnight the church bell rang out to welcome in the new year and carol singing took place.
- After the last supper on the final night, the team set off from the camp at midnight.
- The blaze broke out at midnight and five fire crews worked through the night to pump water from a nearby river.
- At midnight on Monday he was on the phone organising a list of surgeons for the following day.
- At midnight, Frank did the usual check for the eighteen security guards in his station.
- I faced a difficult political decision when work ended at midnight last night.
- Here are the figures as they appeared when the poll was closed at midnight last night.
- The night ended at midnight, which was about the right time for me, and I felt really happy.
- Surely, whatever the reason, there is no need to be in a library at midnight on a Saturday night?
- At midnight the owner turns off the outside lights so we can see the stars.
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