In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine ladridomasculine aullidomasculine rugidoto give a bark — soltar un ladrido
- her/his bark is worse than her/his bite — perro que ladra no muerde / perro ladrador, poco mordedor
2US(shout)gritarto bark at sb — gritarle a algn
- the sergeant barked at them furiously — el sargento les gritó furioso
1(shout)(question/instructions) espetarto bark (out) an order — dar una orden a gritos
1(on tree)corteza feminine
1(graze)to bark one's knuckles — pelarse / rasparse los nudillos
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