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(for shopping) canasta feminine Latin America(for shopping) cesta feminine Spain(on hot-air balloon) barquilla femininelinen / laundry basket — canasto de la ropa sucia masculine
- before noun basket chair — silla de mimbre
- basket maker — cestera
- basket making — cestería
- People walked to and fro carrying baskets and bags with strange symbols on them and stopped periodically to allow horse drawn carriages through.
- Something else struck me in the picture, and that was that the women going about their shopping all carried baskets or shopping bags, not a plastic carrier in sight.
- He didn't do much preparation either, and ended up packing all his dirty clothes - basically by emptying the laundry basket into his suitcase.
- She was carrying a large basket of laundry in her hands, and looked more than a little surprised to see her there.
- She is shown from the back crossing a field of hay carrying a laundry-laden basket with the added surprise of a flushed hen pheasant in the distance.
- Many of these were used for other purposes, such as laundry baskets or to carry alcohol.
- The front of a dim sum restaurant has a long steam tray covered with stacks of bamboo baskets containing all kinds of delicious treats.
- Our balloon baskets are divided into compartments for your safety, and there will usually be three or four passengers in any one compartment.
- In one hand he carries a briefcase and in the other a wire basket for his purchases.
- All six floors of the building are packed with books and shoppers, pushing trolleys and carrying baskets.
- They laughed and came into the dining room carrying various bowls and baskets.
- For more open containers, like a wire basket, line it with moss purchased at a craft store or garden center.
- In these homes there is never more than a couple of mugs on the draining board, the ironing basket never contains more than three garments and the car keys are never lost.
- Most gardeners begin their foray into container gardening with baskets and boxes of colorful annual flowers.
- Explore beautiful Colorado from the basket of a hot air balloon.
- Where she used to make the climb from the basement, carrying a laundry basket, now she finds the ascent daunting.
- Check the dollar stores for plastic bins, baskets and containers.
- When partially inflated, the air is heated by a burner and the envelope rises above the basket.
- Place dishes in a wire basket or other container and dip them in a sanitizing solution.
- Select one that is potted in a bushel basket or other large container or balled with burlap into a large, firm root ball.
- The heated air that lifts the balloon comes from a hydrocarbon gas burner attached above the basket.
- Cameras are allowed in the balloon basket at participants' own risk.
- If you cannot think of a special container, a laundry basket would serve a dual purpose.
- Each basket contained forty individual packets, done up in color-coded plastic wrap.
- Also on display are wire baskets and baskets with beadwork incorporated into their weave.
1.2(quantity)canasta feminine Latin Americacesta feminine Spain
- However, the central bank persisted in pegging the baht to a basket of currencies in which the dollar had 80 per cent influence.
- The index, compiled from a basket of 13 hedge funds, has risen by 13.8 per cent this year.
- Consequently, he is advising investors to buy a basket of commodities such as copper, sugar, cotton, corn and crude oil.
- They are usually invested in a basket of stocks, bonds, property and cash.
- Now it is possible that in the first six months of next year, they move to an exchange rate that is tied to a basket of currencies.
1.3basket of currencies — cesta de monedas feminine Spain
2.1(goal)canasta femininecesto masculine
- Many of his title game baskets were scored after setting up deep in the low post.
- They almost won, even though they only scored 2 real baskets the whole game.
- It takes him another minute to finally score a basket - a 20-foot jump shot that rattles off the back iron and falls in.
- We went out and scored the first basket in the second half and couldn't continue the pace.
- We did score a few baskets, but the game was mostly one sided.
2.2(score)canasta feminineenceste masculine
3US slang(male genitals)paquete masculine informal
4British informal, euphemistic(bastard)hijo de su madre masculine informal euphemistichija de su madre feminine informal euphemistic
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