In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.2(for gardening)horca femininebieldo masculinehorqueta feminine
2.1(in road, river)bifurcación feminineto take the left/right fork — tomar el desvío a la izquierda/derecha
2.2(in tree)horqueta feminine
2.3(on bicycle)horquilla feminine
- As the gates started to open, Wilton could see a trail of light leading in through them, up the driveway, and in behind a large sign at the place where the road forked.
- The road forked and turned dangerously several times.
- Conversely, the trail intersections homeward-bound ants encounter have branches that fork at a sharp angle and a gentle one.
- Narrow dirt paths forked from the stairs, leading to even denser rows of crosses amongst soft weeds.
- The stem is cast as a slender tree branch, one end forking into two tines; the spoon end is applied, shaped as a mussel shell with a gilt interior.
- He repeated this three times and pointed to the sky, which began to resound with thunder, huge ominous dark clouds started to gather, lightning forked once or twice.
- Manchester was a meeting and dividing point of Roman roads, forking at the site of the present cathedral and progressing through Radcliffe to Ribchester, while another road crossed Blackstone to Ilkley.
- Lightning forked down from the sky, and thunder roared in sympathy moments later, adding to the hellish scene.
- Frequent bolts of lightning forked through the sky, lighting up her surroundings with an eerie brightness.
- After a short time, they came across a bend in the dirt street, where two paths forked out.
- Sometimes the lightening forked across the sky like a crack in the dark firmament.
- He scampered into the shaft and continued for some hundred yards until the path abruptly forked once more.
- However, when he came near a road that forked in three directions, the people Iokaste had described came in a colt-drawn carriage and tried to get him off the road and shoved him.
- How does such a philosophy of life differ from the theory of multiple realities and infinitely forking paths?
- They continued down the path until it forked off into two paths, one going right, and the other going left.
- The land was a desert around him, but just beyond the reach of his fingertips, lightning forked from air to ground in continuous strikes.
- The path behind them forked off; a small hillock just a short hundred metres away.
- The road had forked shortly beyond the rest stop.
- The hallway was very plain, stretching for about twenty or thirty yards forwards before it forked into two separate hallways.
- You use anything you can, think on your feet, and talk in a way that's often very ambiguous, although it sounds very specific, and allows you to fork off in different directions.
2(turn)to fork (to the) right/left — desviarse a la derecha/izquierda
1(food) levantar con el tenedor
- This morning I lifted the last of our parsnips, so that I could fork some well-rotted manure into the raised beds in preparation for this year's sowing.
- I cast my eyes down and begin desperately forking the salad.
- Gabe walks outside and heads for the barn where he finds Stuart and Nick hard at work forking new hay for the animals' beds.
- Let the couscous plump up for 15 minutes, then fork it through to separate the grains.
- After a crash course on dining with élan and forking food with flair, the surprise test came on china piled high with tricky-to-eat broccoli, sprouts and small sautéed potatoes.
- In a typical gesture of sibling acceptance, Hoss leaned over and forked Adam's untouched ham onto his own plate.
- ‘Here, have some sausages,’ Jack said quietly, forking a number out of the frying pan onto his plate.
- They bring the steaks out on a silver platter and fork them onto your plate.
- At least sardines are tiny and slippery and you can usually fork them through the tiny opening.
- Russ rolled his eyes as he forked some bland food into his mouth.
- The soil was forked over, hoed and then riddled to remove larger stones and other debris.
- One of the main features of the day was the steam threshing which involved forking the stooks into the steam-powered conveyor belt.
- It was forked onto the dray, walked down to pack it, the sides were raked neatly and then it was tied down with ropes and nets.
- She swallowed, carefully averting her eyes as she forked a small amount of the spaghetti onto her plate, taking her time as she did so.
- Efforts were intensified in the summer battle against canal moss, and more men and equipment were brought in to fork it out of the canals and into dump trucks.
- The hay was forked into the hayshed, when the pile got so high; someone had to go up and ‘tramp’ it and throw it to the back of the hayshed.
- Justin smiled with a slight incline of his head as he forked a bite of the blueberry pie.
- He deliberately forked a bite of food from his companion's plate, ate it.
- Then, in the spring, apply a general-purpose fertiliser, such as Growmore, and lightly fork it in.
- ‘Here, let me,’ he said, forking a few sausages and putting them on her plate.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.