In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(geyser/volcano) entrar en erupción(geyser/volcano) hacer erupción
2(water) salir a chorros(water) manar a chorrosthe flames erupted through the roof — de repente empezaron a salir llamaradas por el tejado
- suddenly the fire erupted — de pronto hubo una erupción de llamas
3(break out)(violence/fighting) estallarhe erupted with anger at the news — estalló en cólera al oír la noticia
- when she came on, the crowd erupted — cuando apareció en escena, la multitud estalló en aplausos (/ vítores etc. )
4(rash/spot) salir(rash/spot) aparecer
1(lava/water/flames) arrojar(water/lava/flames) escupir
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