In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculine veranillo de San Martínmasculine veranillo de San Miguelmasculine veranillo de San Juanher sixties were an Indian summer — la felicidad le llegó a los sesenta años
- the Edwardian period was the Indian summer of British imperial power — la época eduardiana fue el epílogo del auge del imperio británico
- Beautifully textured, sensuous and skin-friendly, it is cool in torrid Indian summers and keeps one warm in winter.
- He said: ‘I knew it would be an Indian summer because there has been the classic weather pattern of a warm autumn.’
- Until recently, there was even a bit of an Indian summer: great weather for photos, some of which I hope to get up soon.
- In Indian summers, when the weather is still good enough to sit out, it's great to have some pots on your patio full of plants with rich, warm colours.
- With an Indian summer (a late warm spell), the ice lost its beauty.
- How one day she stood outside amid the fallen leaves, enjoying an Indian summer in the midst of autumn, contemplating how peaceful life can be.
- They had had enough of hot and muggy Indian summers.
- With temperatures in the mid 60s, I couldn't resist the urge to take advantage of this Indian summer weather and go out and play some golf.
- A classic Indian summer brings clear skies and warm daytime temperatures and chilly nights - perfect for producing stunning fall leaf colours.
- The mystic color of amber has flowed over the late autumn fields in the calm sunshine of an Indian summer.
- The Indian summer created such beautiful nights.
- Even though it was early October, the town was in an Indian summer heat wave, which caused the department to have the air conditioner on.
- If we suddenly get an Indian summer or a rash of beautifully sunny autumnal mornings, people are taken by surprise.
- Not just the internal temperature, crisp as the weather had changed overnight from Indian summer to autumn, but the silence was frigid.
- We're having an Indian summer - it's five degrees warmer than it should be at the moment - and everyone's got whacking great huge colds.
- This was an ideal and rare opportunity to see a traditional canvas currach in use and the Indian summer weather ensured ideal conditions for oarsmen and onlookers.
- Well organised big fires and back-garden stacks of wood - unusually dry owing to the Indian summer - were soon lighting up the sky, the flames being fanned in the light breeze.
- Soon it was time to climb up the large stone steps, warm from the Indian summer sunlight and less intimidating now that Elise knew what lay within the labyrinthine caverns.
- Water suppliers now have the rather unhappy job of looking forward to a break in the Indian summer so the ‘big fill’ of autumn and winter will begin.
- It is never too hot, or too cold and the Indian summer has been perfect.
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