In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1we dabbled our hands/feet in the river — chapoteamos en el río
- I was too tired to eat properly, but we made the best of it and finished off with a walk along the beach, where I dabbled my digits in the warm waters of the Pacific.
- Clair and Misha dabble their feet in the swimming pool, pondering last night's debate.
- She dabbled her toes in the reflective water below, as he came and sat down beside her.
1to dabble in sth
- to dabble in politics/journalism — tener escarceos con la política/el periodismo
- to dabble on the stock exchange — jugar a la bolsa
- I dabbled a little bit with smoking when I was at school, but quickly gave it up because I did not like it.
- She smoked and drank when she pleased, even dabbled in drugs.
- A gifted pianist and saxophonist, he dabbled in country, jazz, big band and blues, and put his stamp on it all with a deep, warm voice roughened by heartbreak from a hard childhood in the segregated South.
- Grainger always considered himself primarily a choral composer who occasionally dabbled in short works for orchestra and chamber ensemble.
- As a young boy he dabbled a little in painting but left it completely when he began to work at his brother's studio in Kodungalloor.
- The young Mary O'Connor had already dabbled in a few other careers before she entered Templemore College at the age of 25.
- In fact, the next album looks set to dabble a lot more in politics.
- They've dabbled in dreamy pop music, trip-hop and dub-flavoured psychedelic hip-hop, changing up styles and experimenting on each new album.
- She threw herself into the club scene and, although she claims not to have dabbled much herself, saw several friends fall victim to drug-related mental illness.
- When I decided to sell I thought I'd end up with two or three non-executive directorships, dabble a bit in the stock market, play some golf.
- Art was an act of worship, not something to be dabbled with.
- It's astounding that, at 24 years of age, the stand-up comic has already dabbled in more professions than most people attempt in a lifetime.
- If space is limited in your garden - or if you live in a flat and have no garden at all - then you've probably dabbled in window boxes before.
- Businesses who dabbled in e-commerce during the boom are now reaping the rewards with more than half now making a 20 per cent return on their initial investment.
- Spanish gentlemen were also dabbling in the arts for the sake of their health.
- Garfield dabbled in politics for three years as a lobbyist for the auto industry.
- In her 20s, Coppola dabbled in modelling, photography and clothes design, occasionally shooting videos for America's alternative rock royalty.
- Looking back over the many extracurricular activities that our children have dabbled in at different stages, nothing has enriched their lives more than music.
- Early in his maturity, he dabbled a little in the important musical styles of his era, but in his later works, harmonic consonance largely holds sway.
- Those who offer self-publishing services to authors who would otherwise remain unknown are naturally keen to point out that many writers who are now household names have at one time or another dabbled in self-publishing.
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