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
- He was lying in the gutter at the side of a small road.
- 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.
- 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.
- Most of these flow from the streets and gutters, where they have been inappropriately disposed of, and into our waterways.
- When morning comes and the street sweepers clean the gutters, they are sometimes followed by vacuum trucks, lest the runoff contaminate the storm drains.
- Her eye was caught by a gutter on the opposite side of the street.
- It clogs up gutters and floods streets and spreads mud everywhere.
- They were everywhere, streets, gutters, pavements, air.
- 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.
- Owen stepped over the street gutter to reach the front door.
- These cities may also demand the finishing of streets, gutters and sidewalks in exchange for permit approval.
- The beginning involves a slick, wet cobblestone street and gutters flooded with England's notorious rainwater.
- There was a girl out walking, staying in the gutters and in the street lights.
- He could see, even through his fogged windows, that the gutters of the streets below were flooded.
- 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.
- Once the preserve of kids jumping gutters in suburban streets, bicycles are increasingly a viable alternative to cars.
- Unfortunately, the rain water picks up every kind of garbage on the streets and gutters, and washes it into the lake.
- Dogs are present throughout the street series, roaming the streets and sniffing the gutters.
- While her parents shopped, Kate can remember sitting outside with Johnny and Alice, their feet in the gutter of the unpaved street.
3(lowest section of society)the gutter — el arroyo
- 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 that our minds were out of the gutter we continued.
- But he managed to work his way out of the gutter, emerging as a celebrated artist with a steely determination to succeed.
- Now look where rationalism in the context of liberal humanism has taken us - into the gutter of situation ethics.
- 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?
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