In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of frog) croar masculine(of frog) canto masculine(of raven) graznido masculine(of person) voz ronca feminine(of person) graznido masculine
- The track ends with a nighttime snippet of what sounds like a frog pond - croaks, chirps, waterlogged crickets.
- Her voice sounded like a deafened croak as she crouched by the girl's side.
- Their voices have the drunken croak and rumble of old crows.
- ‘I told you he would come,’ the croak of a voice sounded from behind her.
- It was the low rattling croak of crows hanging over us.
- A second croak tore like a whip-lash through the silent forest.
- Frogs have filled the night with croaks, yaps, grunts, chirps, trills, and warbles since the Age of Dinosaurs.
- His voice gave out on the final syllable, his distressed croak fading abruptly into an almost inaudible squeak.
- I'm less impressed with the recent work, which is mostly a stony croak over monotonal and mostly inert melodies, but it's not all bad.
- My hoarse croak was in complete odds with her, happy, sedated voice.
- She doesn't remember the very first day the nightingale's song metamorphosed into a crow's croak.
- In general, vocalizations are varied and include: trumpeting, whistles, twitters, honks, barks, grunts, quacks, croaks and growls.
- In the middle of war, it was a respite - the still of another desert evening, framed by the croak of frogs in the irrigation ditches, the snores of Marines all around me.
- My throat was so sore that it must have sounded more like a croak.
- ‘The guttural comment’ is the croak of the frog who is indignant at the trespass.
- In some places it is primeval and wet, where streaky barked eucalyptus strive upwards through dripping mists alive with frog croaks.
- Males are characterized by louder grunts, croaks or barks.
- He was tired, his shoulder muscles have wasted, his clothes hung off him, the once great sonic boom of voice was reduced to a croak, but the legendary wit and warmth were still intact.
- Crickets sang in stereo and a distant croak of a frog interrupted the hum.
- The noise was like the croak of a frog mixed with English.
- When one frog calls, the others immediately join it in a concert of quacks and croaks.
- When the voice spoke, it was a hoarse croak, thunderous and deep.
- She tried to yell at him, but her voice came out sounding more like a croak.
- Her eyes widened and she wanted to scream, but her throat was suddenly dry and only a hoarse croak escaped her throat.
- The question came as a hoarse croak from the corner.
- I tried to sound in control and normal but all I could manage were hoarse croaks.
- Much to my dismay, my voice sounded like a croak when I said, ‘Hi Alli.’
- Her alien croaks and gurgles emanate from deep within her barely moving throat.
- Seventy-one years old and his nicotine-clogged croaks still make his legions of fans want to jiggle the old pelvis.
- My thoughts, however, stubbornly refused to cling to the issue and when a hoarse croak broke loose from high above me, I started violently.
- She finally reached a point where she could hear the voices over the sounds of the crickets and the croaks of frogs.
- He winced as if the words were somehow painful, and when he spoke, it was in a hoarse croak.
- Then Corith's frog gave a croak and shot up pink gas from its purple spots that smelled faintly of cherry coke.
- As the man says: ‘There's only so many bumps on a log, so many grunts in a hog, so many croaks in a frog… ‘Food for thought, indeed.’
- Keithran called out over the croaks of frogs, ‘Do we have to go this way?’
- He heard a hoarse croak and turned to his side.
- The auditorium was filled with barks, meows, quacks, clucks, hisses and croaks as more then 50 animals were judged on their sweetness, uniqueness, tricks, costumes, behaviour and appearance.
- Having only a croak of a voice, I managed to screech out one chorus but apart from that was blessedly relieved from the pressure to sing.
- The lands beyond are filled with a chorus of bleats and croaks and barks.
- Even when illness had shackled him to a wheelchair and reduced his voice to a croak, he never hid from his fellow man.
1.1(frog) croar(raven) graznar
- You know, if you say it enough times, it starts to sound like a frog croaking.
- The frogs croaking in the lake were loud enough to drown out the performers.
- There was always some sound to be heard; the chirping of crickets, bird songs, bullfrogs croaking, and the crunching of leaves and pine needles underfoot.
- She produced a gorgeous tone on the lowest strings of her viola, in that dangerous zone on the modern instrument in which the viola can sound like a frog croaking.
- Two years later, using wide-band recording equipment, Feng and his colleagues discovered that the frogs were also croaking in ultrasound - sound vibrations beyond the limit of human hearing.
- Not too far ahead she could hear the sound of running water, and frogs croaking loudly in many different tones.
- Well, as peaceful as possible with a frog croaking nineteen to the dozen in the background, anyway.
- Frogs croaked in the ditches; cicadas shrilled in the fields.
- The crickets chirped and the frogs croaked off in the trees.
- Most of these sequences are dialog-free with nature sounds - birds tweeting, frogs croaking - overlaid for that vital au naturel feel.
- She could also hear the frogs croaking on the nearby pond.
- The open window let in the sound of evening frogs croaking in the nearby swamp.
- Decades of spraying pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides had made sure that not even a frog croaks on a rainy night here.
- The frogs croaked a jovial tune; the flowers smelled perfect.
- On Brookfair, the nights were so clear and silent that you could hear the crickets chirping and every frog and toad croaking for their mates and you could hear cranes whooping and ducks going to sleep.
- Ravens croak replies to the squeaks and cries of marmot and pika.
- ‘The frogs are croaking,’ reports my friend who lives out in the country.
- A toad croaked in the distance breaking the eerie silence that haunted the halls of trees and earth.
- Frogs croaked at intervals, and other night creatures scurried over the leaves.
- Frogs and toads croak out a strange mating ritual in a concrete drainage ditch.
1.2(utter)(person) hablar con voz ronca
- Tell me everything you know,’ Crystal finally croaked out.
- She croaked out her last laugh and then began coughing again into her rags.
- ‘Alaster has been sighted, sir,’ he finally croaked.
- ‘I've got a cold, I feel terrible,’ he reluctantly croaked.
- After a few moments of staring into his eyes, I finally managed to croak out, ‘Yeah… that's exactly what Aiden's like.’
- ‘Yeah,’ Michael croaked, finding his voice at last, ‘I'm Michael.’
- Byron found his mouth gummy and dry, and he barely croaked out a reply.
- Disgruntled, for he'd been dozing, Scott croaked, ‘Seen what?’
- ‘Stop,’ the man croaked, holding up his hands in supplication.
- He struggled to find words, stuttered a few times, and finally managed to croak, ‘What?’
- ‘My name is Sarah,’ she had croaked and then her eyes were closed again.
- Trying to speak once more she finally managed to croak out, ‘Are you hurt?’
- Her brother croaked as he forced the words from his drying lips.
- Laura finally managed to croak out a question, ‘What time is it?’
- Office etiquette nevertheless dictates that you must still croak down the phone when you ring in sick.
- ‘I have brain cancer,’ Andy croaked, very bluntly.
- ‘I-I'm fine,’ Arika croaked, finally finding her voice.
- ‘Stop it,’ Nicky croaked in a break from vomiting.
- Aresanjura laughed, a harsh croaking sound like the death rattle from a blood-choked throat.
- The President croaked a response as he wrote out an executive order.
2slang(die)estirar la pata informaldiñarla Spain informalcantar para el carnero River Plate informal
- And I'm sure glad you're back cause Mac would have been so annoyed if you'd croaked.
- Every director knows that someone could croak during production, and no one gives it any thought.
- I figured the remote's batteries had croaked mid-click.
- There are few obituaries more heartfelt than the one HST wrote for Rolling Stone when Nixon finally croaked.
- He said that trains are going quite slowly when they enter the station, so people often take a long time to croak and are sometimes still alive when he arrives.
- Now he's croaked, maybe someone can pass a couple of boxes my way.
- And all that the note told me of was that my great-aunt was ill and my parents didn't know where I was at the time, so they drove off to Wisconsin to go visit her, before she perhaps croaked.
- I'm not certain that I can, but if nothing else, I will now be bombarded with headhunters until the day I croak my last.
- Of course, annual species, like geraniums and impatiens, are supposed to croak every year after dropping their seeds.
- And as the legendary Norwegian Blue Parrot, they are no more, deceased, kicked the bucket, expired, pushing up daisies, croaked, snuffed-it ex-blogs.
- Alexander croaked in his early thirties, I seem to remember.
- Not because you won't drop weight, but because you'll croak if you eat if after you lose weight.
- Don't worry I'll say nice things at your funeral when you finally croak from all the stress.
- That means the husband probably croaked, and she still can't get over it.
- If all these people croak in 2005, I'm going to be annoyed.
- It took 'em 10 years to finally croak.
- He croaked a year later.
- Whats more, one of my own favorite kitty cats, beloved and doted on as only a favorite kitty cat can be, recently croaked… I mean passed beyond!
- I'll make sure the people who are won't get croaked and that's about it.
- I'm not in any way a Royalist, but I did feel like a right berk when I told others in the office that she's croaked, prior to looking in the content of the article.
- After Henry croaked, Katherine dropped the prim and proper act and married Thomas Seymour.
1(utter)decir con voz ronca
2slang(kill)liquidar informalcargarse Mexico Spain slang
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.