In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Zoologyperro masculineperra femininemasculine machoI wouldn't do it to/wish it on a dog — no se lo haría/desearía a mi peor enemigo
- it shouldn't happen to a dog — no le debería pasar a nadie
- to treat sb like a dog — tratar a algn como a un perro
- dog license — licencia para perro
- He could almost feel them out there; it was time to call the dogs to heel.
- The enamel carried a scene of hunting dogs chasing a hare.
- The thing is Robyn we've got the numbers here and as you said it's quite a large proportion if you like of Wild African dogs in captivity in Australia.
- Secondly, rabid stray dogs do not observe boundaries.
- She heard a car door shut and a muffled voice calming the dog who now went from barking to a whine.
- We watched the wild cats and dogs frolicking in the winter sunlight.
- People let their dogs foul in public places and leave it for somebody else to worry about.
- In this matter of going, readily do dogs, jackals and the like, know when they move on that they are moving.
- ‘All dogs have an intense sense of smell, and every dog likes to sniff,’ Smith said.
- Domesticated dogs arose from wolves that somehow became accustomed to living among people.
- However, there have been several instances where citizens have been bitten by stray dogs.
- Her attack dog is a mutt, and, as everyone knows, mongrels are healthier than pedigreed dogs.
- I think it's okay to keep pet dogs on a leash and birds in a cage.
- Mr. Mason's hunting dogs weren't barking their heads off for once, which was new.
- Don't overlook books and videos on training hunting dogs.
- The neighbor's dog barked relentlessly, giving the night a heartbeat to add to his own.
- A woman in Hastings is walking a small dog on a leash.
- Teufel-hunden were originally known as the wild, ferocious mountain dogs of Bavarian folklore.
- To all dog owners, the call goes out, keep you dogs under control day and night, as the lambing season is upon us now and many have been savaged by roaming dogs in some areas already.
- Her size makes it impractical to use her as a patrol dog, but her sense of smell is so keen she can detect even trace amounts of drugs.
- The top five dogs of each breed are invited to attend.
- In most mammals, adult play is rare, but it is common in dolphins, members of the dog family, great apes and, of course, humans.
- Among dogs, the family that preys together stays together.
- He said, ‘It's kind of like a hound dog chasing a rabbit.’
- Last night I watched a documentary on the Golden Jackals of Africa - dogs nearly identical to Jasper.
- The sun shone, people were walking the dog, airing the child, spring cleaning their souls.
1.2dogs pluralBritish informal (races)the dogs — las carreras de galgos
2informal, dated(fellow)tipo masculine informaldull dog — tipo aburrido masculine informal
- gay dog — tipo divertido
- lucky dog — tipo con suerte
- sly dog — pillín
- He got up with his hand wrapped around her little waist… that lucky dog!
- If that next race is the bottom of the new grade, this lucky dog might have a chance of stumbling into the money again.
- By the way, you can keep the pun you wretched journalistic dogs.
- It's true - I'm a lucky dog.
- There's not much more to be said about it other than she's a lucky dog.
- I thought My God, if all the scenes are as scary as this one; I'm really a lucky dog.
3.1derogatory slang (ugly woman)cardo masculine informalcallo masculine Spain informalbagre masculine South America informal
3.2US derogatory slang (worthless thing)bodrio masculine informalporquería feminine informal
- Never a truer word as, after a dog of a first half, the second period ran rampant on the back of abject defending.
- So how do you choose from the plethora of contracts on offer to ensure you don't get stuck with a dog of a contract?
- Sounds like a real dog of a human being to have to deal with.
- It's been a dog of a market in the past few months compared with the rest of Asia, but we are still overweight there.
- Move too early, and you might end up backing a dog of a technology.
- There is also an ugly betrayal of Cammie's trust, and, as befits a dog of a play, a shaggy-dog ending.
- It is a dog of a day, relentless rain and biting cold fraying the nerve ends of men who like to be in perpetual motion.
- The only question New Zealand First really wants to ask the Minister is why he came to the House for the first reading with such a dog of a bill.
- That's why we try to write articles about how to crush on a cutie, find a BF and, yikes, get rid of a dog of a dude before he turns your heart into a pancake.
- One of the great mysteries of Australian political life is why a man who is about to dump a dog of a tax system on an unsuspecting public should appear so smug?
- With a lead clenched less than firmly in his sweaty palm, he then contrived to play a dog of a game in the middle of the second set.
- Through the select committee process we changed what had been a dog of a bill into a much-improved bill.
- If he understands that it's a dog of a deal, why do you think he'd consider supporting it?
- I personally still think it is a dog of a deal but I am glad that he has taken the stand that he has.
- The firm have been making grips for years and these dogs here felt so soft and comfortable.
1(trouble)perseguirwe've been dogged by bad luck from the beginning — la mala suerte nos ha perseguido desde el principio
- to dog it — escurrir el bulto
- A war that ended 30 years ago still dogs us shaping our debates about fighting an entirely different war.
- Shoals of words have been written about the problems dogging our fishing industry - a key generator of revenue.
- Sadly, his retirement was dogged by health problems.
- The system has been dogged with problems since it came on line in 1999.
- And I'm concerned about making a bad first impression, because that could dog me for months.
- Although he was acquitted in 1991, the incident has dogged him ever since.
- For the last 5-1/2 years this process has been dogged by problem after problem.
- These allegations are going to dog him on his final campaign bus tour and he didn't want that.
- I have to admit that this issue has dogged me most of this week.
- The school - which has a police officer stationed on site - has been on special measures for five years and has been dogged by problems.
- Loneliness, grief and despair dogged her at every turn, seemed to follow always in her wake, just out of sight.
- The trick, you see, is to put what's dogging you into the proper perspective.
- It has dogged him all his life, and has, at different times, overwhelmed and almost broken him.
- Ever thereafter - following his trip to China in 1972 - he was dogged by the fear of assassination.
- But again and again, he was dogged by scandals of his own making that made him as much of an embarrassment as an asset to the party he served.
- One tournament win doesn't inspire confidence but his play this week has been exceptional, a total contrast to the self-doubt that dogged him in recent times.
- This criticism dogged him for his entire career.
- As for the criticism which has dogged him all season he replied that as long as the manager believed in him he was happy.
- She said one of her hopes was complete recovery from the illness that has dogged her.
- I'm looking for ways to tackle this constant state of feeling tired all the time, which has dogged me for years.
2(follow closely)perseguirto dog sb's footsteps / heels — pisarle los talones a algn
- If something's upsetting her on the home front, she might be trying to get her moms attention - even if it means dogging her.
- When Sampras was taking his first steps to greatness, he had a small gang of hopefuls dogging his footsteps.
- He laughs about how the police are still - and probably forever - on his tail, even dogging him on his recent US book tour.
- Now, by Cavanaugh's estimate, 75 companies were dogging the buyer for the national store account.
- Two NBC guys who have spent four months in the desert dogging the division confirmed that this was a very good thing for reporters who want to report on the action.
- The riverborne portion of his annual journey was normally its safest part, but this year was different, for someone - or something - was dogging his heels.
- He is dogged by the determined trio of regional leaders, who want to grab as much from the largest pie as possible.
- I mean, they seem to be dogging you throughout this entire investigation.
- Since Sally was the only member of the group who would acknowledge Yap's existence, the little gnome dogged her every step, chattering excitedly.
- The senator complained that he was dogged all week by opponents of the White House plan who dominated news coverage.
- That fellow is going to dog him to the gates of St Peters.
- When you have a leader of his passion and effectiveness, you have a media that's very much tracking him and dogging him and trying to find what they can about him.
- Whenever the Democrat arrives in the Midwestern state, he is dogged by a volunteer from the rival campaign dressed as a giant ear of corn.
- Her mother dogged her heels, asking more about her day.
- Doyle hopes to prove his new pet theories on the existence of the supernatural, but when a murder takes place, his own drowned ghost reappears to dog him.
- Rumours that it may be bought by a private equity group or trade buyer or combination of the two have dogged Allen since the company's formation in 2004.
- It was picture perfect: the sunshine, the breeze, the companionship… and of course, the annoyingly obnoxious group behind us dogging our heels.
- The spurned woman shows up on the cruise as well, dogging the newlyweds' footsteps.
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