In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1they were all busily working — todos trabajaban afanosamente
- she was busily writing her thank-you letters — estaba muy ocupada escribiendo sus cartas de agradecimiento
- On that bright, frosty January day, people were busily bustling about under the broad glass dome of the Taurida Palace.
- One Saturday morning, Roger was busily working on his car.
- Behind the Irish coach, the camera pans over familiar ex-players all contributing, rather than administrators busily filling in their expenses slips.
- A small army of workmen were busily engaged yesterday, in putting on the finishing touches of the embellishments.
- We begin this week on Outcast Island, where Dylan is busily spearing fish.
- Seated in front of what had been the bar, Morgan was busily keying in on the computer.
- Mrs. Reynolds proceeded on to her own workroom where Mrs. Darcy's maid was busily mending one of her mistress ' finer winter gowns.
- Inside, 30 young Richmond residents busily cut fabric and pin patterns to red and black felt.
- They were busily sawing the tree when Billy said he'd have to go to the bushes.
- You can see the workers are busily loading up cars.
- Meanwhile Smudgelet and I spent a fun-filled quiet afternoon while grandad slept busily constructing a model aeroplane.
- Police, busily performing their cursory searches of every person, will therefore probably miss John's explosives.
- The training session had finished and a handful of players were still out there busily signing autographs.
- They are not shy birds and may allow close views as they busily feed.
- Many houses were flooded, and the villagers were busily employed in devising means to keep the water out.
- On the eve of the festa every man, woman, cat, dog, and chicken was busily running hither and yon.
- I quickly dressed and hurried downstairs to find my mother busily preparing breakfast, after which I was given my big present.
- The two teenage girls were busily engaged on the loom.
- They sat quietly, busily observing the happenings in the hall.
- Small children were busily searching for perfect samples of fallen leaves to collect.
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