In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(across sea)travesía femininecruce masculine South America
- The rough crossing in the cold and choppy waters from the U.K. to the shores of North America took 10 days.
- Even our mighty warships could only make that crossing in weeks!
- It was a pretty lumpy crossing - force 9 gales and a medium to heavy swell.
- The 15-minute crossing costs £18.15 return for a car and £2.45 per passenger.
- The crossing, which consumed fourteen days, was a rough one, but he reached his destination without serious accident in 1880.
- The ferry crossing was sublimely calm and sunny.
- In fact it was considered too rough even to send the dive centre boat to collect us, so we made the 20-minute crossing by ferry.
- Finally, after a leisurely drive north to Portland, we boarded the ferry for the overnight crossing back to Yarmouth.
- To get to the coast is at least a day's ride, and the ferry crossing is another day.
- This resulted in a very wet crossing, with the yacht developing a lot of leaks.
- The crossing to Orkney was unexpectedly rough.
- The crossing to Trinidad is deep and notoriously rough, as I found out to my cost.
- The ship reached Portsmouth in England after a seven-day trans-Atlantic crossing.
- The crossing was calm and the gentle swaying motion of the ship had lulled him into a fitful sleep in the rest-lounge.
- Another man lost his teeth in the mid-Atlantic on a particularly rough crossing, while being ill over the side of the boat he was on.
- So you can see that just picking any old ferry route and the cheapest possible crossing may not necessarily be the best plan.
- The first successful crossing by ship would not occur until Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen set out in 1903.
- He will follow the route of Christopher Columbus's third crossing from Cadiz in Spain to the Port of Spain in Trinidad.
- There is no bridge, and crossing is only possible by a ferry used to transport illegal timber to Vietnam and Cambodia.
- She had to abandon her first planned crossing three weeks earlier because of high winds and sea state.
2.1(for pedestrians)cruce peatonal masculinecruce de peatones masculinepaso de peatones masculine Spain
- As a daily user of the pedestrian crossing I have some reservations about my safety, more importantly that of my daughter who uses this crossing twice daily to attend school.
- One of the worst issues was the crossing on Devon Street.
- I feel I have to write to take issue with her on the matter of our much needed crossing.
- This has left the city with a couple of road crossings which are now deemed unsafe due to lack of crossing signals and road configurations.
- Police are continuing the hunt for the driver of a black Fiat Punto, which knocked Katie down on a crossing in York.
- First came the battle between advocates of a short tower and those who wanted a much taller tower over the crossing.
- Local people who have used this crossing regularly are saying that they cannot recall an accident there.
- On a related note, it seems that at last we are looking at a safe crossing for pupils of Parish Church School in the not too distant future.
- The Government aims to set aside more space on roads and in public places for walkers and cyclists and improve their journeys with better street lighting and dedicated crossings.
- In order to collect test data, all street crossings will be subject to videotaping.
- He said they would consider the results but they would be leaning towards providing a crossing on the street.
- I was disgusted by a remark from him when he spoke against a pedestrian controlled crossing, saying most children these days did not know the difference between red and green lights.
- The crossing should safely assist pedestrians to the Victoria Recreation Ground, as well as to a nearby scout hut and nursery.
- It tells users exactly where they are, and gives warnings about obstacles such as road junctions and crossings.
- Sadly, no one can stop those who choose not to use the crossings in the High Street.
- ‘Drivers are being terribly arrogant at that crossing,’ she said.
- The regulatory committee also agreed that plans for a proposed crossing should be supported.
- This rulemaking covers access to public rights-of-way, sidewalks, street crossings and related pedestrian facilities.
- I use this crossing up to six times a day, walking my children to school.
- Planning officers said that in further plans there should also be provision for another crossing near to the school.
2.2grade crossing" or British "level crossingpaso a nivel masculinecrucero masculine Mexico
2.3(at border)paso fronterizo masculine
- The number of deaths at railway crossings has risen, experts said last night.
- My biggest fear was having to brake, from high speed, for red lights, railway crossings, etc.
- The fact that the crash happened on a railway crossing has led to immediate demands for a change to the way that the interface between roads and rail are handled.
- A new economic agreement between the two was signed on Friday and they have pledged to open road and rail crossings possibly later this year.
- The two-day initiative is to target high-risk drivers at railway crossings and perform general driver safety and education blitzes.
- Police have now warned that gates guarding the railway crossing should be kept closed at all times to try to prevent a repeat of the tragic accident.
- But what we are talking about here is crossing roadways and railway crossings.
- Built on a predominantly straight alignment, with no road crossings, the new line also merges with conventional track, cutting travel times to towns such as Nice, Monaco and Perpignan.
- The barrier at the railway crossing did not function well and the bell did not ring.
- One could quite reasonably believe that there are a finite number of ways persons could breach the laws regarding railway crossings.
- If Nebraskans want well-maintained roads and safer railroad crossings, they may have to pay a little more at the pump.
- The delays at the railway crossing would be avoided by creating a new link road.
- Gatekeepers at railway crossings, watchers and other workers associated with track work placed an indefinite ban on overtime on February 14.
- It centered upon his plan to elevate the tracks of the city's railroads at road crossings.
- Yet at railway crossings there are bells and lights when the road is to be blocked.
- Usually, railway crossings work more or less like clockwork.
- Because of the slow speeds involved, light railways did not have to have gated railway crossings.
- It includes plans to bridge the crossing and introduce a railway station.
- Posters will be put up at all of the railway stations, railway crossings, access points and known trespass locations.
- He admitted building the double line would cause more train traffic at the railway crossings.
3(in church)crucero masculine
- What survives today as the parish church is the crossing, transepts, presbytery, and ambulatory.
- Arrived, the Queen was placed in a chair of estate in the middle of the crossing, facing the high altar.
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.