In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cerveza feminineto go out for a few beers — irse de cañas Spain informal
- it's small beer — es una bagatela
- The girls sat down next to us, we ordered a couple of beers and were given a book each with a list of songs.
- All I really want when I venture out at weekends is a few quiet beers, a bit of mickey taking and a few laughs.
- We are now in Melbourne getting ready to go meet Andy and Tim for more beers.
- They decide to spend a long weekend, catching up and drinking beers, as snow falls.
- We both are quite fond of football and enjoy the lime and a couple of beers as well when we go there to watch.
- We drank a few beers and Bill loved it: Ada was exactly as he thought my friends would be.
- Too many beers later and God knows how many shots of whisky, the club was beginning to empty.
- All my friends stumbled into the lounge whilst Daisy and me went to the kitchen to get the beers and wine.
- He walked back to the bar and asked for two plates of fish and chips, and two beers.
- We all had a few beers at Peters, and Simon invited us all be his guest at his club that night.
- We walked and chatted all the way to the pub and went in, ordered some beers and found a table.
- Mark and John had just sat down with the beers when Chick and Brian caught up.
- Brewers use several methods to produce beers and lagers with low alcohol content.
- So what I'll be doing for the rest of the evening is lying back on my couch with a couple of beers listening to music.
- Woke up slowly and ambled down in the pouring rain to the pub for lunch and beers with various people.
- Kip got some beers out of the fridge, but only dad, uncle, granddad and himself drunk them.
- One of them asked me if I wanted one of his beers when I was enjoying a burger outside a fast food restaurant.
- Coolers were laid near the sink, where kegs and bottles of beers were thrown in melted ice.
- As the other guys sat back with their beers whilst I had that traditional English drink.
- But rather than party into the night, he says he had one or two beers and went home.
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