In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sangre feminineto give blood — dar / donar sangre
- to get blood out of / from a stone — sacar agua de las piedras
- trying to get information from him is like trying to get blood out of a stone — a él hay que sacarle la información con sacacorchos / con tirabuzón
- you can't get blood out of a stone — no se le puede pedir peras al olmo
- to get sb's blood up
- it gets my blood up to see so much injustice — se me sube la sangre a la cabeza cuando veo tanta injusticia
- to taste blood — probar el sabor de la victoria
- before noun blood alcohol/sugar — concentración de alcohol/azúcar en la sangre
- blood cell / corpuscle — glóbulo
- blood plasma — plasma sanguíneo
- blood serum — suero sanguíneo
- blood supply — riego sanguíneo
- blood temperature — temperatura del cuerpo
2(lineage, family)sangre feminineof noble/Spanish blood — de sangre noble/española
- it runs in their blood — lo llevan en la sangre
- before noun blood tie — lazo de sangre
- we're not blood relations — no me toca de nada
- He openly supported the Jewish cause during the Arab revolt in Palestine though there was not a drop of Jewish blood in his veins.
- And although his parents were from Jamaica, James says he has Chinese blood in his family.
- His mother was of Dutch extraction, so he had not a drop of English blood in his veins.
- He really makes me believe sometimes he has Mediterranean blood in him!
- Experts believe that his father's position helped him to ascend the throne, since there was no royal blood in his family.
- None but those of German blood may be members of the nation.
- People still speak in terms of belonging by ‘blood’; a person is seen to have Russian blood, Jewish blood, Armenian blood, or a mixture of ethnic bloods.
- He was from a mean family, and an ignorant bum, but his friend was from a noble blood.
- They haven't got a drop of Aboriginal blood in their veins but by crikey they're able to get some attention.
- Before becoming full-time terrorists, they were blooded by participation in a shooting or armed robbery used to obtain funds.
- It also affords him an opportunity to blood a number of promising young players.
- But we know that the real special people, the people who were blooded in Chechnya and also in Bosnia and in other places, they're here, Larry.
- A new generation is being blooded in sectarian hatred.
- He was blooded in national politics as his father's ambassador to the rightwing Christians in the 1992 election.
- Smith is also making use of his honeymoon to introduce a controversial rotation system designed to blood a new generation of players.
- After blooding youth last week four young players have been dropped.
- Luke is the ninth new player we have blooded this year.
- In doing so, they've blooded players of a newer generation, yet many of the old hands were most central to last Sunday's win.
- But this year they have blooded some excellent young players who have very bright futures.
- Generally, I feel that we've made huge strides this year while also blooding a lot of young players.
- Injuries to key players have meant youngsters being blooded probably a bit too early but with experience they can only improve.
- Veteran commanders consider any unit that has not been blooded to be unreliable, because even well-trained soldiers can react unpredictably to the horrors of combat.
- His troops were blooded in putting down a series of Triad risings in Hunan in 1853.
- They blooded some new players and over the season they provided some wonderful entertainment and brilliant football.
- New players have been blooded and a new order established.
- I remember at the time there were question marks about him bringing in so many young players, blooding them and getting a Triple Crown out of them.
- I was politically blooded in the Black Panthers back in 1970 when I was 18.
- I get sick of hearing that because several young players were blooded last year, this must bode well for the comeback.
- The Canadians had been blooded in a failed raid further up the coast at Dieppe in 1942, which cost 3,000 casualties.
2(hunting)(hounds) encarnar(hounds) encarnizar
- Hunters deny that cub-hunting is about blooding of hounds.
- This relates to the practice of blooding young hounds on fox cubs to whet their appetite for hunting.
- It was not an uncommon thing to blood hounds, and with regard to the question of cruelty, if they argued from elemental principles, all sport was cruel.
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