In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1informalpitarto beep one's horn — pitar
- Once it locks onto the exact source of the signal, the detector starts beeping.
- I smiled back at her and we talked until the oven beeped, telling us that the chicken was ready to be devoured.
- Car horns beeped, children screamed, cash registers rang through open doorways.
- The sound of heart monitors beeping out of sync with each other faded as I opened the door and walked out.
- Computers beep randomly between keystrokes, when Enter is pressed, or when the screen changes.
- Different mechanical devices beeped and whirred on tables and panels.
- At ten past eight, a horn beeped from outside her house.
- I hear horns beeping from every direction and they only keep getting louder.
- I woke up the next morning with my answering machine beeping happily.
- In the kitchen, the oven beeped that the timer had run out.
- I groan when one of the devices starts beeping or ringing or humming in a darkened theater.
- Machines beeped and buzzed throughout the empty hospital room.
- After a minute, the machine beeped and the green light on the side flashed, indicating that her card had been cleared.
- His computer beeped, signalling to him that the results he was looking for were found.
- The machine beeped, signaling that the first message was finished.
- Around fifteen minutes later, they heard a horn beeping in the distance.
- Horns beeped and a slight drizzle fell, beating against the windows.
- I was just about to sit down when Matt's heart monitor started beeping wildly.
- I can hear their alarm clocks beep, see their lights flick on.
- The car horn beeped, signaling that my father was getting extremely impatient.
2USTelecommunicationsllamar con un buscapersonasllamar con un bíper Latin Americallamar con un beeper Latin America
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