In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(daybreak)amanecer masculine(start/patrol) de madrugadaas dawn breaks — al amanecer
- at dawn — al alba
- from dawn till dusk — de sol a sol
- That same day I rose with the dawn and went to visit their graves.
- The dawn was rising, all pinks and yellows spilling out on the trees, setting what snow remained ablaze in a curtain of white.
- And then the dawn's early light suddenly appears to Ginger, clearing all those confusing dark clouds away.
- I watched with dry, weary eyes as the pale light of dawn overwhelmed the amber glow of the Parisian night sky.
- All observations of mating behavior commenced at the beginning of this dawn period.
- But it is a grand life; have you ever seen the sun set at sea or rise in the dawn?
- Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventures.
- At dawn's first light they reached the wrought iron gates of the palace, strangely ajar.
- She rushed the hair out of her face with a shaky hand, glancing around nervously in the pale gray light of dawn.
- Opening my eyes, she peers back at me, looking forlorn and nervous, as the pale light of dawn steals across the morning sky.
- The rundown colonial port buildings house tailors, coppersmiths and fishermen, who rise with the dawn and retire with the sun, for there's little electricity here.
- When he reached the meeting place, the girl was sitting on the ground in the pale light of dawn, braiding her hair silently.
- The others and I would waddle into the mines before sunrise, never seeing the first lights of dawn.
- She pushed the horse faster, but didn't sit up until the first light of dawn rose over the horizon.
- She slept soundly that day, and into the night, and did not rise until the next dawn.
- Because visual signals are difficult to perceive at dawn, it might be expected that females use vocal cues to signal their intentions.
- She wakes up in those dawns and rises with the sun.
- When dawn rose they hunted the plentiful game and feasted on many goats, gazing at the smoke of the Cyclops.
- She woke up at the first light of the dawn and crept out to the study.
- It was so beautiful, like the first light of a dawn in another world.
2(beginning)albores literaryaurora feminine literarysince the dawn of civilization — desde los albores de la civilización
- the dawn of hope — el despertar de la esperanza
- Fight bravely and a new dawn will rise in this land.
- Nickel has been used in alloys that date back to the dawn of civilization.
- Driving through a land which has been intensively farmed since the dawn of civilisation, we soon reached the Ghab, a rich agricultural valley which had once been marshland.
- Historically, this period is the dawn of economic modernism and social modernity, especially in the hinterlands.
- That revolutionary dawn proved less than auspicious after many Frenchmen died under the blade of the guillotine.
- From a long-term point of view, therefore, the tumultuous changes in Italian religion at the end of the early modern period mark not the dawn of a new era but merely a caesura.
- God is revealing a powerful message to us all that we must not give up in times of darkness, because the dawn of a new beginning is just around the corner.
- The Arts and Crafts Festival will bring to its patrons the traditional Indian crafts with a heritage going back to the dawn of civilisation.
- In the end, when the family travels away from their ancestral home, it signifies the birth of a new dawn, the beginning of an aspiration.
- Once upon a time, back at the dawn of the weblog phenomenon, link logs didn't happen.
- Information has occupied an important role in all societies since the dawn of civilization.
- The industrial revolution arrived in Japan with the new dawn of the Meiji period.
- From the dawn of human civilization, super-powers have had to do all sorts of dirty things.
- It's a new dawn in Carolina, although that could mean a period of adjustment.
- If we are correct, the Late Devonian wood problem was an almost inevitable result of evolutionary developments at the dawn of life.
- Today heralds the dawn of a new beginning for them both.
- The beginning of the 21st century is also the dawn of the first global society of states.
- It will take a lot of effort but it will be the beginning of a new dawn for the whole Middle East.
- The world has been going through a tumultuous period since the dawn of the 1990s, with no sign of relief in sight.
- Humans require new dawns, fresh starts, ends of eras.
1amanecerclarearalborear literaryas day was dawning — al clarear / despuntar el día
- the day dawned bright and sunny — el día amaneció luminoso y soleado
- the day will dawn when you regret this — ya llegará el día en que te arrepientas
- (civilization/new age)
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