In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(house/clothing/air) húmedothere are damp patches on the ceiling — hay manchas de humedad en el techo
- the house smells damp — la casa huele a humedad
- With another sigh, she huddled closer to the trunk of the tree behind her, shivering slightly in the damp mist.
- This morning I was wiping the table with a very slightly damp rag and noticed that the wax build-up was coming off.
- Sarah grabbed his wet hand when they entered the forest, he shivered slightly in the damp atmosphere.
- She tossed the bundle of slightly damp clothing into the general vicinity of the tent and sat down on the grass beside him.
- The man in the mirror's blue-grey and slightly damp hair hung straight behind him, disappearing behind his bare shoulders.
- Her hair was slightly damp from the long hours of tears and her tired, blue eyes were puffy.
- Sweat drenched his body and there was a slightly damp patch on the sheet under him.
- When working with the phyllo leaves, keep a slightly damp towel over the leaves you are not currently using - and work quickly.
- She sat on the cold, slightly damp stone and let her cloak drop, watching as it billowed around her ankles like a cloud of thick black smoke.
- They were followed by four very well dressed, slightly damp individuals, one of whom stepped wide around Jim as he passed.
- I headed towards my favorite spot below the old weeping willow and sat on the slightly damp ground.
- She pulled Millie over to the washbasin on the table and began to wrap her finger with a thin, slightly damp wash rag.
- I padded quietly over to the door and opened it, looking up at Donovan's slightly damp face and hair.
- An hour later, the slightly damp crew boarded the buses for the final leg home.
- The tubers can then be stored in boxes - though not the crowns - and covered with slightly damp peat ready for planting next year.
- Silently and with some relief, we exited and sat down on the slightly damp curb.
- Preferring light shade and slightly damp soil, this evergreen form sends out new growth annually from the base of the plant.
- Shaking her head, she sat herself down on a cold and slightly damp bench.
- Knead well; let rise to double its size under a slightly damp towel in a warm place.
- With her back on the slightly damp grass, Selina watched the scattered clouds float by.
3(enthusiasm/excitement) apagar(excitement/enthusiasm) enfriar
4(moisten)(ironing) humedecer(ironing) mojar
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