In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(abound)to teem with sth
- the forest is teeming with birds — el bosque está repleto de pájaros
- the streets were teeming with people — las calles hervían / estaban abarrotadas de gente
- she came teeming with new ideas — llegó rebosante de nuevas ideas
- As I step on to its teeming streets, I begin to understand his words, for the very pulse of this city can be felt instantly.
- Venture out onto the teeming high street if you dare and the true nature of Camden will be revealed.
- A couple of cats can do much less damage than a teeming apartment full of them.
- The streets of Saigon teem with people, noises, and smells like no other city in Asia.
- I drove down streets that once teemed with life and now are ruined wastelands.
- The park is more commonly associated with the restorative powers of its 2,000 rose garden, teeming wildlife and hay meadows.
- Located in a street teeming with Italian restaurants, the beauty of this place is they'll always manage to squeeze you in somehow.
- The streets teem with hustling, bustling humanity, hag-like beggar women, street urchins and drunken revellers urinating against inn walls, all rubbing shoulders with the gentry in their smart clothes and carriages.
- The city's streets teemed with people looking for entertainment, and he took advantage of the large audience, putting on 33 shows in three weeks.
- Today, the same streets teem with chic shops and restaurants, and many of the old factories have been converted into fancy apartments.
- Passing trade from the teeming streets is thus discouraged.
- Streets that once teemed with activity were now more silent than a graveyard.
- I imagine Vancouver will be different, its streets teeming with people from all over the world.
- On a visit to Calcutta he was walking with her down a street teeming with poor people when he asked her how she could hope to make a difference.
- The street outside was teeming and the other places I peered into all looked equally packed.
- Its 24 acres teem with wildlife and offer a haven from the rush and bustle of a tourist city.
- With more than six billion people now inhabiting the planet, will we ever again see a time when whales fill the seas and the oceans teem with life?
- Aristide hasn't ventured out into the teeming streets, though officials say he is free to come and go.
- In the deep sea, where it's too dark for photosynthesis, the water teems with crabs, fish, jellyfish, mollusks, and other life-forms.
- At times it was like being in a Mayfair disco or Warhol Happening, as drawings, photographs and digital images slowly teemed, swarmed, morphed and mutated over walls and ceilings.
2teeming present participle(crowds/population) ingenteAsia's teeming millions — la ingente población asiática
1(pour)it's teeming (with rain) — está diluviando
- the rain was still teeming down — seguía lloviendo a cántaros
- It teemed rain from once we set foot on the trail, the underfoot conditions were such that it was like wading through a soft riverbed, it was blowing a gale in the valleys and a hurricane up top.
- I could have smashed the bottle on the concrete front doorstep, but the rain was teeming down and I would get wet again.
- The residents were piling up sodden carpets and furniture by the roadside, with the rain still teeming down.
- Unfortunately the rain teemed down and a few rosy painted cheeks started to drip!
- Unfortunately it was the first real night of winter and rain teemed down intermittently.
- Standing all day with the cattle was hard enough but if it was teeming rain, the big heavy coats of the time soaked the water and felt like a tonne weight by evening.
- So hard was the rain teeming down on Friday that play on the famous golf course was called off before 3pm.
- The event became even more surreal as the heavens opened and a monsoon rain teemed down, but the boxing went on regardless.
- The rain teemed down as both teams took to the pitch and while it didn't dampen the jovial atmosphere at the ground, it did make for a frustrating sixty minutes of football for both teams.
- When I got outside the store, I found that it was now absolutely teeming with rain and the wind was blowing half a gale.
- And though it may have been teeming down outside, we were grateful we weren't one of the brave few toughing it out under canvas.
- But alas, the June day teemed with rain and the street parties had to retreat indoors.
- The rain teemed down her face but she seemed not to care and her soaked clothes stuck to her body.
- It was a very watery first half with the rain teeming down on the players.
- They stood face to face under the balcony in the moonlight as the blustery rain teemed around them.
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