In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of water)inundación femininefeminine inundaciónfeminine riadawe had a flood in the bathroom — se nos inundó el cuarto de baño
- the Flood — el Diluvio (Universal)
- before noun the flood damage — los daños causados por las inundaciones
- the flood victims — los damnificados por las inundaciones
- They bear the cost of droughts, floods, and trade barriers into Europe.
- We just couldn't see a thing and all the time there was water coming like a flood behind us, and smoke and fires.
- These initial releases were not successful, because all the plots were destroyed by herbicides, floods, or droughts.
- The receding of the water from the dry land after the flood sounds like the second and third days of Creation.
- You need to know how to cut off your water supply in a flood.
- Here droughts, floods and locusts destroy crops and rinderpest kills cattle.
- Water logging and floods are invariably the fallout during rains.
- He said people in the area were very hard working but they were being frustrated by natural calamities such as drought and floods which were destroying the crops before they matured.
- When Cawood faced severe flooding in 2000, club members pumped away water seeping through the flood defences for three days.
- These include running off large volumes of silt-laden water during the flood season, from May to September.
- Areas on the map are given low, moderate or significant risk ratings according to their location, the predicted water levels and the flood defences in place.
- The agency has launched an online advice service for small to medium-sized businesses to limit the flood threat.
- The main cause of flooding in the city centre is the use of flood barriers beyond the city centre.
- Once you break the rim of the bowl and the water pours in, it's not like an ordinary flood, where the water comes and it goes.
- Residents in Chapel Street and The Sands were evacuated to the town's Public Hall as the water level rose to just two inches below the flood protection barriers.
- With flood irrigation, the water table near the creek is raised, that is, the amount of water in the soil is increased.
- The bridge was destroyed by floods in 1723 and a new one built in 1775.
- ‘We don't know whether the bridge can cope with that amount of water during a flood and it could eventually collapse,’ he said.
- Firefighters, police, council workers and Thames Water joined forces to fight back the flood and limit the damage.
- Dissatisfied with these giants, Virococha caused a great flood, whose waters still remain in Titicaca.
1.3feminine avalanchamasculine diluviomasculine torrentefeminine avalanchafeminine riadashe was in floods of tears — estaba hecha un mar de lágrimas
- Particularly from the 1960s a flood of studies of all kinds appeared.
- Soon, the flood of refuges overwhelms the establishment, and all of the foreigners flee the war-torn nation.
- It's easy to get overwhelmed by the flood of problems you encounter when you first go into business.
- They believe that this report will embarrass the powers-that-be into triggering a flood of funds to tackle the ravages of heroin.
- Accurate or not, the flood of bad news appears to be reaching some kind of crescendo.
- Jamie's concerned question caught her off-guard and unleashed a flood of emotions.
- There doesn't appear to be a major drop-off of talent despite the flood of newcomers.
- Pretty soon the outflow of dollars became a river, then a flood.
- This was a new and unfamiliar situation, leading me on to wonder whether I was entitled to a flood of credits from other artists for not appearing on their albums either.
- In the village, as he meets his sisters and others among whom he grew up, a flood of memories overwhelms him, and he abruptly changes his mind about selling the property.
- A flood of sweetness overwhelmed her senses, making Shirley dizzy with pleasure.
- A flood of books about the man and his battles has appeared and the nostalgia has even given rise to a range of jewellery inspired by the gifts that Hamilton and Nelson gave each other.
- In fact the BBC main news said next to nothing about such casualties until a flood of complaints from our readers appeared to contribute to a short-lived change in reporting.
- He flushed with embarrassment at the flood of fragments of the memories of that time.
- Fox has now released a DVD version as part of the flood of war-related films that are appearing this May and June.
- Spectators may be overwhelmed by the flood of words as well as the clash of absurdity and reality without having a chance to give it a moment's thought.
- She could see the majestic house appear over the horizon, and a flood of hope soaked her spirit.
- The first thing that needs to happen to create a flood of referrals into your personal training department is that you need to earn them.
- This stream became a flood in the mid 1800's when 17,000 people entered Canada through this port during a three year period.
- Another overlooked source of capital outflow comes from the flood of tourists visiting Hong Kong and other favourite destinations such as Bangkok and Singapore.
2(floodlight)reflector masculinefoco masculine
- The whitewashed walls glowed eerily in the light refracted from the flood lamps through the rain.
- His eyes adjusted to the lack of light automatically, and he was able to see details as if they were under the light of a flood lamp.
1(field/town) inundar(field/town) anegarthe kitchen was flooded — se inundó la cocina
- Water cooling is not provided internally and therefore the weld area is flooded with cooling water to keep the electrode wheels cool.
- More than 80 buildings in the Plovdiv area were flooded.
- The engine room is flooded and will have to be pumped dry, as will a ballast tank in the bow of the vessel.
- The rain also put normal life out of gear as a number of residential areas were flooded and the main road in the town remained under water.
- This is an open invitation to flooding once the monsoon arrives and if the Tawi does overflow it will be a disaster.
- Homes along that area were also flooded, so I just wrapped up a story.
- What will happen next year when the water will flood Anjanvara's fertile fields?
- Rashid said flooding the area with water was not the only goal of his ministry.
- Cold water flooded the area, and Mira found herself panicking a little.
- Many houses in this area were flooded in the 1982 disaster.
- Also the streets in the downtown Monterey area are flooded.
- Water flooded a state park and then rushed back into the black river.
- The hurricane caused a surge of water that flooded large areas of the historic city center.
- As the tide flooded the surrounding area, the water swamped his boat.
- In contrast, conventional hydropower technologies often rely on the construction of tall dams that flood the area behind them.
- Cellars of most apartments in the low-lying area were flooded, with cars and two-wheelers submerged in water.
- Blood spilled from out of their wounds and the mesmerizing water regained its former position and flooded the area where Lilac and Daikon rested.
- During the incident water flooded an area that is beside the huge batteries that power the diesel-electric submarine.
- Residents told the mayor and city officers that the problem began four years ago when a water pipe burst and began flooding the area.
- As a result, more than 1,600 properties across the region were flooded, as rivers such as the Ouse and Derwent reached record levels and burst their banks.
2Motor Vehicles(engine) ahogar
- The fed went from deflation, sort of stalling the engine to flooding the engine.
- The idea is to maintain a full tank, not flood the engine.
- The biggest danger when entering the water is to create a bow wave that could flood the engine.
- Do this before hooking up the fuel system to avoid flooding the engine with fuel.
- Is this an acceleration effect, like flooding the engine with petrol before starting a journey, or is it an unsustainable curve?
- I throw the car into drive and flood the engine with my right foot.
- An official report shows a plane crash was most likely caused by an engine being flooded with fuel.
- Trouble can start if you go too fast as the bow wave you create could flood the engine.
- He tried to start several more times but eventually he could smell the faint smell of gasoline meaning that he had flooded the engine.
- I thought that I must have flooded something and that all would be well when the engine dried out.
3(overwhelm)inundarwe've been flooded with applications — nos han llovido las solicitudes informal
- the stage was flooded with light — el escenario estaba inundado de luz
- to flood the market with imports — inundar / saturar el mercado de productos importados
- Adults with rattling coughs, fevers and aches flooded their makeshift exam room.
- With the prices of handsets getting slashed week after week, the market is flooded with a wide range of latest models to choose from, depending on one's personal need.
- The company floods each country with engineers, who spend months studying consumer habits and potential pitfalls.
- Most of the crowd had flooded the exits now, with only a handful of amazed onlookers diving for cover under the dugouts.
- By the morning, police had flooded the sleepy area.
- In the latest phase on the crackdown of pirate goods flooding the area, trading standards officers seized £91,000 worth of fake DVDs.
- It is more sophisticated than flooding an area with police officers because you have got to be in the right place at the right time.
- In a country with such a long tradition of corruption, one need not be a fortune-teller to predict that soon the black market will be flooded with such language diplomas.
- There were people already gathered and there would be soon even more crowds that would flood the street.
- For when yields rise, the market is flooded with grain, and its price collapses.
- Investors are worried that if the issuer were to choose the share option, the market could be flooded with shares, making it difficult to convert them to cash.
- The crowds cheered and flooded the basement, only to realize that no staircase led to the next floor.
- Burns wants the emphasis switched from treating to preventing disease and is encouraging radical plans to flood deprived areas with specialist health workers.
- The changing rooms have been flooded by the juniors, and now demonstrate sedimentation patterns wonderfully.
- The new car market is flooded with foreign budget brands, with more models scheduled for release in the UK this year alone than ever before.
- But when they reopened, the market was flooded with farmers trying to sell their animals as quickly as possible to avoid disease.
- Police have flooded a city area with leaflets appealing for information after four men were shot - and one of them died - in the space of three weeks.
- The depression that followed the conclusion of war wiped out some manufacturers when British goods again flooded the market.
- Or what about if the market is suddenly flooded with cheap lighters - the price then drops to an all time low of 6 for £1.
- When it comes to fat-loss supplements, the market has been flooded with gimmick after gimmick.
1(stream/sewers/river) desbordarse(basement/mine) inundarsethe bathtub/washing machine is flooding — el agua se está saliendo de la bañera/lavadora
- Divers and search and rescue dogs are on high alert following warnings of rivers and streams flooding as the snow starts to melt.
- As she fired, two bombs struck her, one causing the engine room to flood, and the second crashed into the galley setting it ablaze.
- The tears began filling and flooding her eyes with salt water.
- Some roadways were flooding, and detours were set up.
- In Pennsylvania heavy rains caused rivers and streams to flood their banks.
- That wooden bridge, it would lead a pathway across a river that would flood every year at spring and become a frozen corridor of still ice when the cold came around.
- When the river floods, it moves into the inundated rainforest.
- The vessel's engine room began to flood at around 7.30 in the morning but the pumps could not keep pace with the incoming water.
- Water poured down from the mountain, feeding the gasping river, which promptly flooded its banks.
- The River Ivel was severely flooded over the weekend putting homes in Blunham, Sandy and Shefford at risk and the A1 was closed.
- The holds and engine room flooded, she was abandoned and later caught fire, at some stage breaking in two.
- It sank near Shatnal where the Meghna meets its tributaries and often floods its banks.
- Elected officials also had to clear up deliberately blocked toilets as the floors flooded with urine.
- Many Poles recalled the devastating floods of 1997 when torrential rain then caused the river Oder to flood its banks.
- I think the flood problems in Jakarta are almost impossible to solve, because the city floods every year, without fail.
3the crowd flooded out of/into the stadium — la multitud salió en tropel del estadio/entró en tropel al estadio
- the news brought people flooding into the streets — la noticia hizo que la gente se echara / se lanzara a las calles
- to flood in — entrar a raudales
- donations came flooding in — llovieron los donativos
4sadness flooded through him — lo invadió / lo inundó la tristeza
- relief flooded through her — sintió un gran alivio
- memories came flooding back — los recuerdos se agolparon en su (or mi etc.) memoria
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