In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fire) crepitar(fire) chisporrotear(twigs/paper) crujirthe line's crackling a lot — hay mucho ruido en la línea
2(sparkle)this city crackles with excitement — esta ciudad bulle de entusiasmo
1(of twigs, paper)crujido masculinethe crackle of the fire — el crepitar / el chisporroteo del fuego
- the crackle of gunfire — el traqueteo de los fusiles
- He covered one wall and then another when his comm unit crackled again.
- I sat curled up on the Victorian sofa watching the flames burn and crackle in the fireplace.
- The radio transmitter crackled again and the pilot swore under his breath.
- He could not hear the flames crackling around him, nor Sorcha calling for him to stop.
- The fire crackled and sparked, sending small bits of flame into the crisp night air.
- Another bolt of lightning crackled loudly over their heads.
- Then she crackled her knuckles and darted out into the Meadow, where she was greeted with an unfamiliar sight.
- Is there anything quite so snug and cozy, more redolent of home than a good fire crackling on the hearth?
- She could hear leaves crackling underfoot as she and her father walked through the mountains in autumn.
- The fire in the fireplace crackled softly and set a soft glow upon the room.
- A Fire crackled in the fireplace, and the furniture was in ok shape.
- Hunkered down in my studies, I'd hear the trailer suddenly begin to crackle like a beer can crushed in a fist.
- A small fire crackled merrily on the hearth over which a kettle hung.
- Just as Kimberly was about to say something else, the intercom crackled to life.
- The radio crackles again and we are called to a pub to deal with a fight that has broken out.
- The wind sang its gentle desert lullaby, and the prisoners' fires crackled and snapped quietly.
- Birds were calling at us, and leaves and sticks snapped and crackled beneath our feet.
- The sound of his voice crackled loudly over the speaker, which couldn't quite keep up with his volume.
- Machine guns crackled across the late afternoon sky.
- A speaker in the ceiling crackled loudly with some code and two nurses hurried up the hall.
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