In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the goose step — el paso de ganso
- ‘Our house was a mile up the road from the Village and we could hear the Nazis marching in goose-step on the cobblestones,’ recalls Linn.
- If you want to learn how the traditional Prussian goose-step works you have to watch British television, because in Germany in the younger generation - even in my generation - nobody knows how to perform it.
- Soon the guard - about half a dozen soldiers and NCOs in all - marched out with an extremely rapid step and exaggerated movements; they came to a halt with a massive goose-step.
1marchar a paso de ganso
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