In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine rebañofeminine bandada
2(of people)tropel masculinemultitud femininethey came in flocks — vinieron en tropel / en masa
1acudireveryone flocked to hear the mayor — todo el mundo acudió a escuchar al alcalde
- people came flocking into town for the carnival — muchísima gente vino / acudió a la ciudad para los carnavales
- to flock together — reunirse
- fans flocked around their idol — los fans rodearon a su ídolo
- customers have been flocking in — ha venido un gran número de clientes
en gran número, en masa
1(wool, cotton)feminine borramasculine flocado(mattress) de borraflock (wall)paper — papel pintado con relieve de terciopelo
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