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
- music is in his blood — lleva la música en la sangre
- blood and guts — violencia
- a blood-and-guts movie — una película sangrienta / de mucha violencia
- blood and thunder — melodrama
- a film with plenty of blood and thunder — una película de las de capa y espada
- fresh / new / young blood — sangre / savia nueva
- in cold blood — a sangre fría
- to be out for blood — estar buscando con quién desquitarse
- they're out for / after her blood — se la tienen jurada
- to draw blood — hacer sangrar
- her remark had drawn blood — sus palabras lo habían herido en lo más vivo
- to draw first blood — anotarse el primer tanto
- 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 have sb's blood on one's hands — tener las manos manchadas con la sangre de algn
- to make sb's blood boil
- it makes my blood boil to think that … — me hierve la sangre cuando pienso que …
- to make sb's blood run cold, to chill sb's blood
- his laugh made my blood run cold — su risa hizo que se me helara la sangre (en las venas)
- to sweat blood — (work hard) sudar sangre / tinta
- 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
- 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.
- And although his parents were from Jamaica, James says he has Chinese blood in his family.
- He openly supported the Jewish cause during the Arab revolt in Palestine though there was not a drop of Jewish blood in his veins.
- They haven't got a drop of Aboriginal blood in their veins but by crikey they're able to get some attention.
- He was from a mean family, and an ignorant bum, but his friend was from a noble blood.
- Experts believe that his father's position helped him to ascend the throne, since there was no royal 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!
2(lineage, family)sangre feminineof noble/Spanish blood — de sangre noble/española
- it runs in their blood — lo llevan en la sangre
- blood is thicker than water — la familia siempre tira
- before noun blood tie — lazo de sangre
- we're not blood relations — no somos (parientes) consanguíneos
2(hunting)(hounds) encarnar(hounds) encarnizar
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