In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1árbol masculinoapple tree — manzano masculino
- to climb a tree — subirse a un árbol
- the tree of knowledge (of good and evil) — el árbol de la ciencia (del bien y del mal)
- the tree of life — el árbol de la vida
- money doesn't grow on trees — el dinero no crece en los árboles
- qualified nurses don't grow on trees — enfermeras tituladas no se encuentran así como así
- The plum tree in our garden is covered in blossom, as are the trees outside my office window.
- Some species look like a typical tree, with a single trunk growing from earthbound roots.
- The avenue was a natural vault, with the denuded branches of old trees arching and lacing overhead.
- Branches hang into the village from trees growing outside - trees we used for fresh fruit and safety.
- There is one painting of a dead cedar tree, with a blackish, twisted upside-down tornado on a warm desert hillside.
- He does not believe that only trees which have crossed their natural lifespans are falling down.
- At the same time, branch-cutting was encouraged to get the tree to grow a single, main trunk.
- As a small child, she once hid for four hours in the branches of a garden tree watching her mother's frantic efforts to find her as the evening turned to dusk.
- He then drew an axe from the sack on his back and walked down to the trees to make a wooden stretcher on which to tie the deer's carcass.
- In the summer it would be nearly sylvan, and the trees would grow new wood and leaves with branches dropping with fruit.
- The house was on a hill and there weren't many trees or hedges to shelter it from the wind.
- This was especially so in the prairies and plains, where a scarcity of trees made wooden fencing impractical.
- An advantage of planting deciduous trees is that other plants or small trees can be grown underneath them quite successfully.
- He wrapped his wings around himself and then leaned back against the trunk of the tree, watching the ground beneath him.
- Each house has a short wall built of bricks with branches of green trees stretching outside the walls.
- On either side of the wooden house were the mere structures of two large trees with no leaves visible.
- A branch from the tallest tree, the one at the top tier of the backyard, swung out almost over us.
- Brass snaps impart a utilitarian elegance, and its hook hangs as easily from a bathroom door as from the branches of a baobab tree.
- His applications included computing the maximum height a tree can grow.
- Unlike many plants that grow in trees, epiphytic orchids are not parasites and don't harm the plants on which they grow.
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