In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pececito (rojo) masculine(plural) peces de colores masculine
- Halle would be sure to hear the usual excuse, that it was necessary to feed the goldfish.
- At first, goldfish were kept in outside ponds and were not housed indoors until the late 1800s.
- It's actually really cheering having a goldfish around the place.
- The goldfish I'd won from the school carnival had died from starvation.
- This is the size of a small swimming pool and is teeming with plump carp and goldfish.
- Even the goldfish in the pond and the birds in the hedge seem listless and disinterested.
- Even the goldfish in the pond have been taking advantage of the sun today, while it lasts.
- The heron resumed his beady-eyed stance, scanning the depths of the pond for an unwary goldfish.
- If you are going away for a couple of weeks and are worried about who will feed the goldfish in the garden pond, don't worry.
- Max thought amusedly that his friend rather resembled a goldfish at that moment.
- Family pets, Holly the hamster and a goldfish were saved from the incident and the mum said she was very grateful to the fireman for that.
- You couldn't even commit to the idea of having a goldfish for a pet.
- A little boy who yearns for a fuzzy pet is not too thrilled to get a goldfish for his birthday.
- Subtle movements under the surface were the goldfish that we'd stocked the pond with.
- The last time he had cried was in grade six, when his goldfish had died.
- Most goldfish are naturally hardy and require only a few conditions to keep them in good health.
- Our last goldfish had recently died and they didn't want another.
- I used to put a goldfish in a bowl and tap on the outside to observe the movements of the goldfish.
- The boys used a net to lift the fish from the mud and took it to their mum, a keen fish keeper who already owns guppies, minnows and a goldfish.
- Anyway, if pet owners don't want to train their dogs out of annoying habits like chasing the postie, they should get a goldfish.
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