In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(for vehicles)femenino callefemenino carreteramasculino camino(accident) de tráfico(accident) de tránsito América Latinais this the road to Boston? — ¿éste es el camino/la carretera que va a Boston?
- the Cambridge road — la carretera de Cambridge
- five miles down the road — a cinco millas siguiendo la carretera/el camino
- a factory just down the road (from here) — una fábrica que hay aquí muy cerca
- there's a baker's over / across the road — enfrente / al otro lado de la calle hay una panadería
- the people from over the road — los de enfrente
- the house is set back a mile or so from the road — la casa está como a una milla de la carretera
- a major/minor road — una carretera principal/secundaria
- a dirt road — un camino sin pavimentar
- it's good road all the way now — de aquí en adelante el camino es bueno
- by road — por tierra
- my car's off the road — tengo el coche fuera de circulación / averiado
- [ S ]road closed — carretera cerrada
- [ S ]road narrows — estrechamiento de calzada / carretera
- road junction — cruce de carreteras
- road mender — peón caminero
- road racing — (on foot) carrera a pie por carretera
- road repairs — obras en la carretera
- road traffic accident — accidente de tráfico
- road transport — transporte por carretera
- New roads were constructed as wide boulevards to prevent fires from spreading from one side of the street to the other.
- Training horses to accept traffic, road works and roadside obstacles is more important than ever in these days of litigation and the increasing number of vehicles on the roads.
- Air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, often found in buildings near major roads, restrict the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
- His crisp white Greek Revival house still stands at a curve in the main road, momentarily blocking the bay view as you drive past.
- The prison officers chased him, but he crossed a very busy main road and they lost him.
- For example a neutrally grey road surface illuminated by sunlight falling through green foliage may be violet; but its local colour remains grey.
- In the film, Gary and Jack meet more or less by accident when they steal a car and head off on the back roads through outback New South Wales towards Sydney.
- On Monday, we headed north to Montana along some narrow, winding two-lane mountain roads.
- We travelled nine hours from Mexico City, and the bus let us off on the main road in the foothills, eight kilometres from town at midnight.
- The curving lines of the roads give them the look of village lanes, and the few cars that venture into the cul-de-sacs usually travel slowly.
- Follow this road 1 1/2 miles northwest out of town to the Larson farm on the west side.
- These channels sometimes undercut farm roads and fields, causing them to collapse.
- A near-fatal road accident in 1925 dramatically altered the course of her life.
- Make sure fences, walls and gates are in good repair, so children cannot slip through holes onto busy roads.
- The next day thousands of workers defied armed police and blockaded a major toll road into the provincial capital.
- If a road accident involves a rider who has dismounted and is leading their horse at the time, the rider would be classified as a pedestrian.
- Consequently, in the absence of a good public transport system, the vehicles on Delhi's roads have swollen to around 2.7 million.
- Watch out for surface drainage when new roads or driveways are constructed in the area.
- Janet would walk across the road every morning and glean what knowledge she could from the two brothers while they were milking.
- He likes to restage legendary road accidents, such as the ones that killed James Dean, Grace Kelly and Jane Mansfield.
2(route, way)camino masculinothe road to peace — el sendero hacia la paz literario
- we're on the right road — vamos por buen camino / bien encaminados
- he is taking the country down the road to bankruptcy — está llevando el país camino a la bancarrota
- the economy is on the road to recovery — la economía está en vías de recuperación
- his agent put / set / started him on the road to stardom — su agente lo encaminó hacia el estrellato / lo puso en camino al estrellato
- A gang of petty thieves make a big score on an armored van, but instead of landing on easy street, they find themselves on the road to frustration.
- Eiriz's works resist the world and maintain a critical space apart from the propaganda of the world in a way profoundly akin to Adorno's formulation; they stand as powerful and moving signposts on the road to Dystopia.
- Understanding this can aid teachers and learners as they make sense of interpersonal conflict on the road to forming successful groups.
- Anointing the house cricket Timothy as Pinocchio's conscience guide, the two set off on a series of wild and wacky adventures, each providing a valuable lesson on the road to becoming a real boy.
- Clearly, fascism could serve as a way station on the road to other forms of anticapitalism.
- The project has provided new knowledge and skills for many producers, setting them on the road to achieving this.
- It's about how these children, many of whom lack self-confidence and are on the road toward delinquency, overcome challenges through this class.
- Our story concerns the continuing growth and development of Anakin Skywalker on the road to becoming the greatest screen villain of all time.
- Even though her storyline - which follows João on the road to stardom, with several stopovers in prison - can seem underdeveloped, Ramos is always charismatic.
- He said figuring out what caused the Columbia to break up could help pave the road to recovery.
- Doubling their latest annual dividend suggests they're well on the road to recovery.
- In many ways, we were on the road to perdition with agencies and advertisers.
- He has created a lavishly stunning, sweeping story of the little wooden doll's many adventures on the road to boyhood.
3on the road
- the car's been on the road for ten years — el coche tiene diez años de uso
- a rattletrap like that shouldn't be on the road — un cacharro como ese no debería estar en circulación
- he shouldn't be on the road — no debería conducir
- we've been on the road for four days — llevamos cuatro días viajando
- they were on the road before six — se pusieron en camino antes de las seis
- the exhibition will go on the road in March — la exposición iniciará una gira en marzo
- to take a circus/band on the road — llevar un circo/un grupo de gira
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