In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1literary (forehead)frente femininea furrowed brow — una frente surcada de arrugas
- I wiped my brow, leaving a stripe of blood across my forehead.
- Both women continued pouring magik into the sphere until it was the color of the sky, and Elisa wiped sweat from her brow.
- It wasn't a good kiss; she mashed her whole face against his straight on, jammed her nose into his, her forehead into his brow.
- The injection works by temporarily paralysing the muscles around the forehead, eyes and brow that make wrinkles and lines in the face as people age.
- Her hair was windblown about her face, and deep creases were on her forehead, where her brow was puckered with anger.
- Residents working in nearby fields would stop in their work, wipe their sweating brows and wave to these visitors from afar.
- But as the spirit appeared, during my prayer, I felt surprised to notice its brow darkened and its forehead wrinkled.
- The flour from the bacon and egg muffin had evidently rubbed off on my hands, and had been transferred to my forehead every time I wiped my brow.
- He turned around, pushing his dark brown hair off his forehead and wiped his sweaty brow.
- Her nose narrowed and took on an aquiline cast, while her forehead receded from her brow.
- A sterile towel should not be used by a person in sterile attire to adjust glasses or wipe his or her brow.
- Men wiped sweat from their brows and then raised their damp handkerchiefs in agreement or protest.
- Weber was constantly wiping his brow with a towel during the TV game.
- She stopped suddenly, her back still to Caleb and wiped her sweaty brow.
- He looked around nervously and wiped his perspiring brow.
- Buck sighed audibly and wiped his brow as the jury, which had deliberated for five-and-a-half hours, returned its verdicts.
- Giovanni sighed and rubbed his forehead, his brow creasing as he thought.
- While the rest of the room wiped their brows, one of the successful bidders slept soundly through the entire proceedings.
- Making it into the lobby, he remembered wiping his brow repeatedly from the water seeping down his forehead.
- Nothing's longer than three minutes and they pause only to wipe sweat off their brows.
1.2eyebrowceja femininehe had great, bushy brows — tenía las cejas espesas / muy pobladas
2(of hill)cima feminine
- It's a busy road, and that was our main concern, with the traffic coming over the brow of the hill.
- Some years ago a footpath was installed from Carnforth to the outskirts of Nether Kellet but stopped at a point where the road enters the village on the brow of a hill and round a sharp, narrow bend.
- As they creep over the blind brow of the hill, an articulated lorry comes thundering towards them and swerves out into the middle of the road as the driver spots the wary pedestrians.
- As her breath returned, she stood again and walked slowly to the brow of the hill, staring out at the hazy valley.
- As you come to a certain brow of the hill on the Mount of Olives, as you begin to descend you come to the valley of the Kidron and so you have a magnificent view of the city.
- The same story unfolded at the Scardaun Falls where the wind whipped the spray off the Falls and back over the brow of the hill towards the lake.
- After passing over the brow of a small hill leave the track and bear diagonally right across a field along a path indicated by a waymarker, this leads to a wooden footbridge on the far side of the large Field.
- The road twisted and turned for another fifteen minutes until it came to the brow of a hill and revealed a small valley beyond.
- Indeed, as I approached the brow of the hill's eastern ridge the sun had also cleared the clouds and cast my shadow before me, an elongated shadow arched by no less than four rainbows.
- Anticipation was hardly a word in Newrys mind as they forged on and went straight from the kick off Newry to charge over the brow of the hill and launched a assault on the Cookstown line.
- For no less than three miles this vast upland of hillocks and brows roll on, serried knolls which appear to stretch onwards into infinity.
- Soon, Karae shifted position a second time, moving to lie on her stomach, facing the valley over the brow of the hill.
- ‘The bend is not severe but it's not possible to see it because of the brow of the hill,’ said TC Kirkbright.
- Mr Nugent was travelling separately and driving behind his pals when he lost sight of the Peugeot after the brow of a hill near Castledown School, Ludgershall.
- I had this old habit of speeding along the old country roads late at night and dipping my headlights before going around corners or going over the brows of hills.
- He overtook a coach full of schoolchildren on a blind bend on the brow of a hill and has never even apologised.
- I recently witnessed one cretin performing this manoeuvre as he approached the brow of a hill; an oncoming vehicle had to slam on its brakes to avoid a collision.
- Jack Womersley, a former Bradford councillor, saw the motorbike overtake two cars and disappear over the brow of a hill moments before the collision.
- I was standing on the brow of a small hill behind my house, a warm breeze coming through the copse of trees behind me, and my eyes skimming over the roof tops and across to the lush fields in the distance.
- Acting Inspector Steve Scott said: ‘My understanding is that the motorcycle came over the brow of the hill on its side,’ he said.
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.