In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to do the washing-up — lavar los platos
- The downside of this is that the noise of running a tap, cleaning your teeth or doing the washing-up can blot out words and phrases leaving you astonished or bewildered by what you think you heard.
- And the fact that you eat them out of the tin means less washing-up than your average pie.
- Dinner ended quickly, and Shaila hurried through the washing-up.
- The other advantage is that there is very little washing-up as it is served from the pan it was cooked in.
- They had been through this situation before; if the draining board is full, Kimberley dries what she can while Beck finishes off the washing-up.
- After dinner when the washing-up was done, we would then sit on the porch and star gaze, talking for what seemed to be hours about the night sky.
- It is much larger than the average minuscule Japanese hotel room, with the convenience of a fully fitted kitchen but without the hassle of having to do the washing-up - dishwashers and housekeeping teams are on hand to take care of all that.
- With just Gordon, alias Black Jake, and 17-year-old Adam, as crew, we all took turns with the cooking, washing-up, and night-time watches.
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