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
- The enamel carried a scene of hunting dogs chasing a hare.
- The sun shone, people were walking the dog, airing the child, spring cleaning their souls.
- Mr. Mason's hunting dogs weren't barking their heads off for once, which was new.
- Secondly, rabid stray dogs do not observe boundaries.
- Domesticated dogs arose from wolves that somehow became accustomed to living among people.
- 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.
- 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.
- Don't overlook books and videos on training hunting dogs.
- ‘All dogs have an intense sense of smell, and every dog likes to sniff,’ Smith said.
- Among dogs, the family that preys together stays together.
- The neighbor's dog barked relentlessly, giving the night a heartbeat to add to his own.
- People let their dogs foul in public places and leave it for somebody else to worry about.
- He said, ‘It's kind of like a hound dog chasing a rabbit.’
- I think it's okay to keep pet dogs on a leash and birds in a cage.
- In most mammals, adult play is rare, but it is common in dolphins, members of the dog family, great apes and, of course, humans.
- Her attack dog is a mutt, and, as everyone knows, mongrels are healthier than pedigreed dogs.
- 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.
- In this matter of going, readily do dogs, jackals and the like, know when they move on that they are moving.
- 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.
- We watched the wild cats and dogs frolicking in the winter sunlight.
- She heard a car door shut and a muffled voice calming the dog who now went from barking to a whine.
- He could almost feel them out there; it was time to call the dogs to heel.
- Last night I watched a documentary on the Golden Jackals of Africa - dogs nearly identical to Jasper.
- However, there have been several instances where citizens have been bitten by stray dogs.
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
- It's true - I'm a lucky dog.
- By the way, you can keep the pun you wretched journalistic dogs.
- He got up with his hand wrapped around her little waist… that lucky dog!
- I thought My God, if all the scenes are as scary as this one; I'm really a 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.
- There's not much more to be said about it other than she's a lucky dog.
3.1slang derogatory (ugly woman)cardo masculine informalcallo masculine Spain informalbagre masculine South America informal
3.2US derogatory slang (worthless thing)bodrio masculine informalporquería feminine informal
- If he understands that it's a dog of a deal, why do you think he'd consider supporting it?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- Move too early, and you might end up backing a dog of a technology.
- 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.
- There is also an ugly betrayal of Cammie's trust, and, as befits a dog of a play, a shaggy-dog ending.
- 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?
- Through the select committee process we changed what had been a dog of a bill into a much-improved bill.
- I personally still think it is a dog of a deal but I am glad that he has taken the stand that he has.
- Sounds like a real dog of a human being to have to deal with.
- Never a truer word as, after a dog of a first half, the second period ran rampant on the back of abject defending.
- 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.
- 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
- This criticism dogged him for his entire career.
- The trick, you see, is to put what's dogging you into the proper perspective.
- And I'm concerned about making a bad first impression, because that could dog me for months.
- The system has been dogged with problems since it came on line in 1999.
- Ever thereafter - following his trip to China in 1972 - he was dogged by the fear of assassination.
- As for the criticism which has dogged him all season he replied that as long as the manager believed in him he was happy.
- Although he was acquitted in 1991, the incident has dogged him ever since.
- These allegations are going to dog him on his final campaign bus tour and he didn't want that.
- Sadly, his retirement was dogged by health problems.
- A war that ended 30 years ago still dogs us shaping our debates about fighting an entirely different war.
- 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.
- Loneliness, grief and despair dogged her at every turn, seemed to follow always in her wake, just out of sight.
- Shoals of words have been written about the problems dogging our fishing industry - a key generator of revenue.
- The school - which has a police officer stationed on site - has been on special measures for five years and has been dogged by problems.
- For the last 5-1/2 years this process has been dogged by problem after problem.
- It has dogged him all his life, and has, at different times, overwhelmed and almost broken him.
- I have to admit that this issue has dogged me most of this week.
- I'm looking for ways to tackle this constant state of feeling tired all the time, which has dogged me for years.
- She said one of her hopes was complete recovery from the illness that has dogged her.
- 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.
2(follow closely)perseguirto dog sb's footsteps / heels — pisarle los talones a algn
- Her mother dogged her heels, asking more about her day.
- If something's upsetting her on the home front, she might be trying to get her moms attention - even if it means dogging her.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 laughs about how the police are still - and probably forever - on his tail, even dogging him on his recent US book tour.
- It was picture perfect: the sunshine, the breeze, the companionship… and of course, the annoyingly obnoxious group behind us dogging our heels.
- Now, by Cavanaugh's estimate, 75 companies were dogging the buyer for the national store account.
- 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.
- 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 spurned woman shows up on the cruise as well, dogging the newlyweds' footsteps.
- I mean, they seem to be dogging you throughout this entire investigation.
- 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 Sampras was taking his first steps to greatness, he had a small gang of hopefuls dogging his footsteps.
- He is dogged by the determined trio of regional leaders, who want to grab as much from the largest pie as possible.
- 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.
- 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.
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