In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Meteorology(weather/air) helado(night) de helada
- The cold frosty weather, coupled with the total lack of rain over the previous months, is creating some problems for our local Brigades.
- Talk hunting, and everyone starts thinking about frosty mornings and clear, cold nights in hunting camp.
- It's been frosty in the morning here for the last few days.
- The weather was starting to get a bit frosty and I rolled my window up to keep the chill out.
- Elsewhere without adequate insulation there have been condensation problems in frosty weather.
- I still own a bleach-stained T-shirt that is so stretched it could cover a stretched limousine on a frosty night.
- I decided on a stew with a lot of red wine, adding some of the rosemary and sage that has survived the first frosty nights outside, and a couple of pears that were sitting in my kitchen.
- Despite the frosty weather, early morning shoppers queued in their hundreds to bag the best deals.
- Red leaves mark walls and trees all around Dublin as frosty mornings have become the norm.
- Spring is beginning to make its long awaited appearance even if the weather has been bitterly cold and frosty of late.
- There is some outstanding sowing to be down but the spell of cold, frosty weather we've been experiencing is set to remain with us for a few days yet, so the parsnips and spring onions will have to wait awhile.
- The frosty morning also brings out patterns in our landscapes.
- For as glorious an image as that presents, I can only guess how cold that ride must have been on frosty Hill Country mornings.
- This caused problems for drivers in the Birmingham area last winter, where there was a spate of thefts after owners had left their vehicles running with the keys in for a few minutes to warm up on frosty mornings.
- His laughter was like icicles or the wind on a cold frosty day.
- Leave planting or moving evergreen specimens until spring and delay all planting until then if the weather turns frosty or if the soil becomes cold and waterlogged.
- Sorry about the typing, combination of a damaged thumb and a frosty morning.
- Holes in the canopy had left the roosting insects prey to the frosty nights.
- Not many flowers are designed specifically to withstand cold and frosty weather.
- If you get good weather, cold and clear and frosty, it's one of the best times to be walking.
2(unfriendly, cool)(reception/manner) glacial(reception/manner) frío
- When it was launched, 21 years ago, the pound coin received a frosty reception from a sceptical public, reluctant to give up the much-loved folding note it was to replace.
- Government ministers face a frosty reception at this year's Special Olympics following cutbacks in promised funding for physical and sensory disability services.
- When she could see nothing in them but frosty hostility, he turned and left silently, her hair still gripped firmly in his hands.
- Natasha had finally halted her cheering and shot Seth a frosty glare.
- But they have received a frosty reception from neighbours who say they will fight tooth and nail to stop them from getting planning permission to convert the house.
- Louis was listening to the man's bragging, his manner growing increasingly frosty, and Beth appeared excruciatingly uncomfortable.
- Gaston's voice was rather frosty, but nobody noticed except for Alex.
- Relations between the media and the judge became increasingly frosty.
- ‘When the politicians come and knock on these people's doors they are going to get a frosty reception,’ he said.
- I gave him and frosty glare and pulled my arm out of his hold.
- But in reality, relations between Israel and its biggest Arab neighbor, Egypt, have been a bit frosty.
- Some warmed to its kooky charms while others gave it a frosty reception.
- He has already experienced that sting: when he approached Montreal's Telefilm office, his application for funding was met with a frosty reception.
- The conference delegates, who had been expected to give him a frosty reception, rose as one in a burst of applause that was sustained until the Prime Minister left the podium.
- I waited, heart pounding hard, trying to keep the frosty professional exterior.
- He spoke up quietly, his words dripping with frosty disdain.
- Both men looked away from the steady gaze, unable to meet the frosty, hard look in those grey eyes.
- If you arrive late, you don't want a frosty reception in the bar.
- While mourning in a rather frosty manner, Laura discovers a man living in her home.
- I'm tempted to wreak a terrible revenge by… um… tutting a bit and behaving in a generally frosty manner whenever I walk past the flat of those responsible.
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