In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(unit)compañía femenino(of cavalry) escuadrón masculino
- The effects on the enemy were devastating and the cavalry troop broke contact and repositioned in good order.
- From the 16th century the troop, a captain's command, was the basic subunit in the cavalry.
- Despite being a novice at commanding armoured units, he quickly grasped the great potential of mechanised and armoured troops.
- The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.
- The video started with an advancing troop of soldiers who fanned out across an open plain that offered only the protection of the few trees and old stone properties.
- There, the infantry and the armour troops had been doing the same task.
- The cavalry troop headquarters would include requisite maintenance, command and control, and liaison capabilities.
- A regimental cavalry troop has two tank platoons, two scout platoons, and a heavy mortar section.
- I woke up just as the Indians were attacking an advancing troop of soldiers that had come onto their land.
- A formidable array of armour and troops roared through in a never ending stream.
1.2(of Scouts)tropa femenino
- In its present condition the scout hut is unsuitable for scout meetings, so the group has had to hire church halls and community centres across the town in the last five months for its Beaver Colony, two cub packs and scout troop.
- The 1st Clifton Sea Scout troop has signed up for the 24 - Hour Famine and are collecting sponsorship this weekend.
- After a long time of exploring and eavesdropping, I watch a scout troop just sitting down to a table near the entrance, holding trays and drinks.
- I am the same person I was when I received those awards and honors, and the Scouts in the troop were indeed given a role model.
- In 1920, at London Olympia, a Jamboree was held consisting of Scout troops from around the world.
- A troop of cub scouts could have pulled this off!
- Creating the solar system is an ideal project for classrooms, summer camps, scout troops or space buffs.
- Ten years later, as Chief Scout, he oversaw the huge International Camp at Lismore, which hosted scout troops from all over the world.
- When I was a young Boy Scout at summer camp, my troop gathered at twilight each day to lower the colors for the night.
- I was fourteen and in the scouts, camping out in a wood just outside Oxford with dozens of other scout troops from all over the country.
- The scout troop will meet once a month and during school holidays.
- And then he was gone, following the Scout troop.
- A scout troop with a proud history has been told to raise £100,000 or face extinction.
- Boys and girls, along with men and women from Scout troops all over the district, marched through the High Street yesterday, accompanied by three bands.
- This year, for the first time, the local Girl Scout troops will hand out a special badge for participation in Waterway Cleanup.
- Matt has been a member of the scout troop for five years.
- The scout troop follows me, assumes this has all been planned out as a lesson by me.
- The carol singing was performed by members of the local troop of scouts, cubs and beavers.
- As a result the 115 members of its Beaver colony, two Cub packs and Scout troop have had to meet in community centres and halls across town.
- Planning a garden with a child in mind, whether the child is your own, a niece or nephew, neighbors or a scout troop, gives you the opportunity to be a child again.
1.3informal (of people)tropel masculinotroops of people were arriving — la gente llegaba en tropel / en masa
- A troop of secret agents in identical suits, sunglasses and wigs circulated as a group throughout the evening.
- The play is a rites of passage comedy, which follows the haywire path of a troop of disparate youngsters into the cultural mêlée of a national student drama festival.
- With an abundance of talent in the school, it was no surprise to see a troop of students providing the entertainment at the interval.
- I am taking a keen interest in bird watching and feeding a troop of greedy sparrows who are devouring everything I put out there.
- A troop of seven boars runs single-file across the hill.
- A troop of 50,000 local volunteers with scientific background will go west to help western areas move up their technical ladder.
- I'd love to be walking around in a forest only to encounter a troop of Gummi Bears.
- Later, they will be entertained by The Chieftains and a troop of Irish dancers who will perform in a massive marquee which has been erected on the castle lawns.
- More than 40 elderly residents living in sheltered accommodation schemes in Wickford benefited from a troop of volunteers who spruced up their homes.
- Just as my friend and I were admiring a youth and his horse swimming in the river, a very large man with a troop of youths and a pair of young coloured horses appeared.
- A troop of dancers from the School of Irish Dancing will be performing for the first time.
- Clad in a black hat and green gaiters, the Bishop was just another hiker with a troop of friends.
- A tall, spare man with long grey hair was leading a troop of village children between the ages of three and eight, most of them barefooted, up a hill where they played and sang.
- He and a troop of almost 70 others fan out over the rugged countryside, tracking every child and adult, immunizing them and providing health education.
- This story about a troop of baboons showed that if you remove all the aggressive, dominant males, everybody remaining has a more peaceful life. Trying to apply that to humans would be a laugh though.
- Back at camp, we found that a troop of monkeys had discovered the tomatoes - and trashed the place.
- Between September and April, a troop of highway workers are placed on 24-hour call-out to man the gritters.
- A troop of mothers - who were all about thirty or so - sat on nearby benches, watching the children and talking quietly among themselves.
- Japanese macaque studies began in 1948 when scientists visiting the southern Japanese island of Koshima, encountered a troop of wild monkeys.
- A troop of foul-smelling marine iguanas warm themselves in the sun in the Galapagos Islands.
2troops plural(soldiers)our troops — nuestras tropas
- 500 troops — 500 soldados
1they trooped past the coffin — desfilaron ante el féretro formal
- to troop in/out — entrar/salir en tropel / en masa
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