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 — sacar sangre
- 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 — (be anxious) sudar la gota gorda
- 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
- 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
- Experts believe that his father's position helped him to ascend the throne, since there was no royal blood in his family.
- He was from a mean family, and an ignorant bum, but his friend was from a noble blood.
- He openly supported the Jewish cause during the Arab revolt in Palestine though there was not a drop of Jewish blood in his veins.
- 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.
- They haven't got a drop of Aboriginal blood in their veins but by crikey they're able to get some attention.
- And although his parents were from Jamaica, James says he has Chinese blood in his family.
- None but those of German blood may be members of the nation.
- 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(hunting)(hounds) encarnar(hounds) encarnizar
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.