In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(friend)amigo masculineamiga femininecompinche feminine informalcuate masculine Mexico informalpata masculine Peru informalthey're great chums — son muy compinches informal
- look here, chum — mire usted, amigo / compadre
- Playmate, friend and confidant, his alien chum is a compensation for the lonely hurt of an absent father and a shrill mother failing to cope with life as a single parent.
- The schoolboy wizard and his chums have to unravel the mystery of Sirius Black's escape from the infamous prison of Azkaban.
- Several weeks into the unadulterated joy that is a house extension, my chum is now something of an expert on workmen and their ways.
- Just last week one of his little chums did a spectacular swan dive into the school pond which left him dripping wet from head to toe.
- The current Dukes team has some close family ties - nine of the 11 Grade 12s on the team have all been chums since elementary school.
- The colonel-to-be and his boyhood chums were among the school's fans.
- Prudie finds that form of address OK when talking to children, or close chums, but it is rather inappropriate coming from a waiter or clerk of the court.
- I have no friends, I have no family, I have no pals, no buddies, no chums, no amigos, nothing.
- The National Cowgirl Hall of Fame calls Fort Worth home and one of Mother's old school chums is a member.
- Pankhurst admits candidly that he was not big on the idea of contacting his old schoolmates at first, but has now hooked up with old chums from both primary and secondary.
- There's nothing better than being called friend, mate, pal, chum, buddy - it makes for a brighter day and a smiley face.
- I think you are too bossy, chum.
- Hello chums and chum-like readers, it's your old friend Livestock here.
- She confides in her old chum Marjory Frobisher that she wasn't keen on the former lord of the manor.
- Which is exactly why I didn't go to my school reunion, old chums.
- After that, it was on to long lost school chums and former neighbours.
- Haven't you been listening at all, chum?
- Luckily, she found employment at a bank through her friend Saira who had been her college chum.
- Historians agree Alexander and his beloved Haphaestion were more than battle mates and boyhood chums.
- I was delighted to receive an ‘Easter card’ from an old school chum via Friends Reunited.
- The setting is a hospital waiting room in Regina, where three friends reunite after an old chum attempts suicide.
- John replied, "Don't look so glum, chum!"
- You thought he was your friend, your pal, your chum.
- When he was 6 years old, a school chum told him that old Indian lore claimed that if you eat poison ivy leaves you'll never be allergic to it.
- Through the years many of the family vehicles came from the dealership, run in my time by two brothers, the eldest a school chum of Papa's.
- The seven-year-old from Potterne, near Devizes, organised and ran a cake stall on Friday with his chums at the village primary school, raising £190.
1(bait)carnada femininecebo masculine
- Imagine the chum trail as being a widening angle projected from the boat and getting deeper the further it travels.
- Often, skippers advocate old fish as best, but my experience proves otherwise with fresh chum being the most effective.
- Also worth note, the serious jetty rustler is not opposed to tossing a few fresh shrimp as chum to attract or hold passing fish.
- We idled over a structure loaded with kings stimulated into a feeding frenzy by generous helpings of chum.
- Indeed, there is much to be learnt from the Brigadier in terms of drifting and baits and chum.
- I swear, people only ever invite me sea-fishing to save on the cost of chum.
- Almost all of the sharks we fish for are listed in the book, and even if you're no longer allowed to chop up the odd pilot-whale or two for chum, you'll still find something of value and fascination here.
- The use of chum to attract sharks makes sightings likely enough to ensure the commercial viability of cage diving.
- Their bland prettiness makes them more enticing as shark chum than as characters, but then a funny thing happens once they're at sea.
- I could hardly believe how many sharks there were, or how vicious they looked, tearing at the chum.
- Seal colonies generate their own shark-attracting stimuli and the boat operators' chum and bait offer a minor additional input.
- You're all like a bunch of sharks circling around a freshly thrown bucket of chum.
- The advantage of using chum is that the slowly settling bits of bait can draw deep fish to the surface; this allows the astute angler to be selective.
- The imitations in Trevor's fly box are some of the best imitations of caster, bloodworms and pedigree chum I have seen.
- ‘Some articles say that we just took them out in a tugboat and threw chum in the water,’ says Lau, laughing.
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