In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The chicks had been downy and charming, and cheeped sweetly with their permanently open mouths.
- Finally replete and satiated, the bronze bird cheeped happily, mouth opening to reveal four flat, stubby teeth.
- The mother bird and a few others were on the roof of the house next door, cheeping with distress.
- The swallow settled down next to him, cheeping softly at him as if she trusted this human and knew him.
- I let out a few screams when one flapped their wings and chittered and cheeped at me.
1piada femininepiído masculine
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