In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on roof)canaleta femininecanalón masculine Spain
2(in street)alcantarilla feminine
- Once the preserve of kids jumping gutters in suburban streets, bicycles are increasingly a viable alternative to cars.
- When morning comes and the street sweepers clean the gutters, they are sometimes followed by vacuum trucks, lest the runoff contaminate the storm drains.
- I sit here, my whole body aching and groaning, as if I've been bashed and left in a gutter by the side of the road.
- Unfortunately, the rain water picks up every kind of garbage on the streets and gutters, and washes it into the lake.
- All you can hope is that they might stumble too close to the edge of a rain-soaked gutter and be completely drenched by a passing car.
- Her eye was caught by a gutter on the opposite side of the street.
- He could see, even through his fogged windows, that the gutters of the streets below were flooded.
- The beginning involves a slick, wet cobblestone street and gutters flooded with England's notorious rainwater.
- Most of these flow from the streets and gutters, where they have been inappropriately disposed of, and into our waterways.
- Owen stepped over the street gutter to reach the front door.
- It was stuck between two narrow residential streets and rode uncomfortably up to the gutters on each side, so that there was no sidewalk adjacent to the lot.
- They were everywhere, streets, gutters, pavements, air.
- It clogs up gutters and floods streets and spreads mud everywhere.
- The sun shone brightly and the gutters on the side of the street shone and sparkled with the run-off from the melting snow.
- The streets' surfaces were curved slightly, so that the middle was domed up above the rest and there were cluttered gutters along the edges.
- There was a girl out walking, staying in the gutters and in the street lights.
- While her parents shopped, Kate can remember sitting outside with Johnny and Alice, their feet in the gutter of the unpaved street.
- Dogs are present throughout the street series, roaming the streets and sniffing the gutters.
- He was lying in the gutter at the side of a small road.
- These cities may also demand the finishing of streets, gutters and sidewalks in exchange for permit approval.
3(lowest section of society)the gutter — los bajos fondos
- he rose from the gutter — tuvo orígenes muy humildes
- the language of the gutter — el lenguaje barriobajero / de los bajos fondos
- gutter journalism — periodismo sensacionalista / amarillo / amarillista
- before noun the gutter press — la prensa sensacionalista / amarilla / amarillista
- The political party's descent into the gutter continues apace, with plans to further tighten already draconian anti asylum seeker legislation.
- Now look where rationalism in the context of liberal humanism has taken us - into the gutter of situation ethics.
- But he managed to work his way out of the gutter, emerging as a celebrated artist with a steely determination to succeed.
- Why am I independent and able to give my daughter a first-rate education, when other women that had just as good opportunities are in the gutter?
- Now that our minds were out of the gutter we continued.
1(candle) arder con luz parpadeante
- After we said it a few times I felt the temperature of the room begin to decrease and the candles guttered out for a moment before coming back full force.
- Shadows lifted from the floor like a flock of birds rising into the horizon, and light guttered throughout the room, slapping away the dark for good.
- The candle flickered, and after a moment, the little flame guttered out.
- Every now and then there was a gust and all the lamps guttered perilously.
- Below them, outside the windows was the soft glow of her anchor light beacon and across the room the candle guttered and went out.
- Other flyers were still fluttering from lampposts and stuck on empty buildings, some with candles guttering out beneath them.
- They didn't seem to notice the wind started to howl through the town, making their torches gutter and their horses rear nervously.
- The light flickered uncertainly for a moment like a guttering candle.
- Eventually, the besotted warriors either passed out or crawled away as the torches guttered and smoked into mere embers.
- He'd gotten about four sentences into it when a small gust of wind made the candles gutter and flicker, and made the incense smoke swirl and twist.
- The window was open and now and then the thin curtains stirred and the candle guttered.
- It was early evening, and the room was lighted by candles that guttered from time to time as an errant draught of air caught at them.
- Torches guttered in iron sconces set about the cavern and cabinets emerged at bizarre angles from ancient columns of stone etched with unnatural runes.
- It is hours since the campfire guttered to ash, but the stars remain alight, burning with fluid intensity.
- She turned around and sprinted down the corridor, her candle guttered out, and she was plunged into complete darkness.
- Torches on the walls guttered and popped, casting a dim, flickering light over the stone walls.
- His voice has taken on a hoarse note, a rough edge which hints at a time - not so long ago - when his own candle guttered, flickered and somehow didn't blow out.
- The old porch light bulb guttered, then rallied back.
- As the day veered towards its pre-destined conclusion, the blue waters of the Indian Ocean glistened briefly, much like the last flicker of a guttering candle.
- A blast of fire surged at him, but a single blade sweep tore it apart, the flames guttering into silence.
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