In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(meal/vegetables) comerI don't eat meat — no como carne
- I won't eat you! — ¡no te voy a comer!
- she ate her way through the whole cake — acabó con / se comió todo el pastel
- to eat humble pie / eat dirt / crow — morder el polvo
- to eat sb alive — comerse vivo a algn
2slang(upset, bother)what's eating her? — ¿a esta qué le pica / qué bicho la picó? informal
1comerto eat in/out — comer en casa/(a)fuera
- we usually eat at 7 o'clock — solemos cenar a las siete
- we ate off plastic plates — comimos en platos de plástico
- to eat Chinese/Greek — comer comida china/griega
- eat, drink and be merry (for tomorrow we die) — a beber y a tragar (que el mundo se va a acabar)
- The nurses brought him food, but he had refused to eat it because it included cheese.
- In nature we see animals eating their prey alive.
- With each bite, I regained strength, and I backed to the trunk of a tree to finish eating my food.
- Other people watched the dancing, talked, bought stuff and ate food.
- I finished eating my cereal and put it in the sink when I heard Kay coming down the stairs.
- He also talks about how his wife was accused of shoplifting in a major supermarket when her young son was spotted eating a grape from the trolley before the bag had been weighed.
- The tradition includes eating corned beef and cabbage and drinking it up at the local pub.
- I forgot to wipe my mouth after eating the chocolate cake my mom baked.
- Finally I finish eating my Chinese food and stood up from the table.
- I think over the five days we were there, our son ate five cheese steak sandwiches.
- She quickly ate the burger and swallowed some of the fries whole.
- They even had the gall to chew open the fishfood container and eat the food!
- In Africa, the fruits are eaten raw, or cooked in a soup, or fried in oil.
- At all times, foods must be eaten slowly, chewed thoroughly or puréed, and consumed in small portions.
- Now, it is considered more refined to eat with a spoon and fork.
- When eating solid food, patients may have difficulty chewing and initiating swallows.
- Remember, in the wild, dogs eat fresh meat they have killed themselves.
- He had finished eating the cookies, but the pack remained in his hand.
- The early humans butchered the elephant at the kill site and ate the meat raw, the archaeologists add.
- Mary smiled at him before eating her cereal, chewing happily.
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