In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(refuse)basura femininebefore noun garbage chute — vertedor de la basura masculine
- garbage disposal unit — triturador de basura
- There are too many open storm water drains into which garbage is dumped.
- Human waste and garbage is polluting main water tanks, which are present in these areas.
- There was throughout the city the sweet, pulpy stench of garbage, waste, and rot.
- People living along the river banks admit that they always dump the waste into the river as there is no garbage dump in the neighborhood.
- They dump garbage on the streets much the way one would expect of primitive people.
- The striking workers protested outside the municipal council office and dumped garbage on the steps.
- That was the show where he built a rocket ship from scrap metal and garbage.
- Gone are the days when a resident could quietly dump a bag of garbage by the roadside and proceed on his morning walk.
- Americans are right to refuse truckloads of garbage that contain biomedical waste and radioactive material.
- The streets are littered with garbage and lined with open sewers.
- His argument was that the Corporation had no right to dump the urban garbage in the rural areas.
- Now the doors of the elevator open, and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage.
- I called to complain about garbage that was being dumped in front of the building.
- Tons of garbage dumped into the sea off Borneo regularly washes up, littering the beach with bottles, cans and plastic bags.
- Allowing Bradford's garbage to be dumped in Skibeden will hasten the day this landfill site is full.
- Much of this increase has been attributed to the availability of garbage and fish waste.
- It has a chronic waste problem with garbage and sewerage littering the edges of the coral reef that forms the island.
- There is only an enclosure there where the whole colony's garbage is dumped.
- For example, most customers don't know that these big boats dump raw sewage and garbage at sea.
- The Government must impose fine on those who dump garbage in public places.
2informal(worthless things)a load of old garbage — un montón de cachivaches / de porquerías
- this book is absolute garbage — este libro es una auténtica porquería
- they say she's going, but that's garbage — dicen que se va, pero son puras estupideces
- I figured this idea was garbage, and that he was too much of an egomaniac to base his movies on anyone else's work but his.
- It took an awfully long time, though, and my computer is full of garbage.
- Don't you see, it's the likes of you and your ilk, who keep writing this unfounded garbage, that keep the fires stoked.
- The moral of the story: don't take that garbage on Amazon's message boards seriously in the first place.
- Try to copy a short-cut with a right click, and you'll get meaningless garbage.
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