In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(toy)cometa masculinebarrilete masculine River Platepapalote masculine Central America Cuba Mexicopapagayo masculine Venezuelavolantín masculine Chilego fly a kite! — ¡vete a freír espárragos!
- to be as high as a kite — estar totalmente colocado / volado
- to fly a kite — remontar un barrilete
1USto kite a check — presentar un cheque sin fondos
- A large crowd of spectators gathered to watch multi-coloured kites of all shapes and sizes soaring and looping over the town.
- Alex said that when he was about six, he remembers hiking to the top of a mountain with his grandparents and flying kites with his grandfather.
- Despite one close call when it dropped so far that the line briefly got caught in the branches of a tree, I kept the kite airborne for the best part of half an hour.
- Small children ran about with kites or pet dogs, their nannies close behind.
- Kids were flying kites and men were playing soccer.
- Apparently a few years back there were only six pairs of breeding kites in the UK (in mid-Wales, I believe), but thankfully they have been thriving and multiplying since then.
- Proponents claimed that the improved stork habitat would benefit the kites as well, which also frequented that area.
- To date 42 young kites have been released into the wild from a secret site located on the Harewood Estate, near Leeds.
- Today, in a scene the Victorians would have recognised, kites can be seen flying 50 ft above villages in the Chilterns.
- Initially, they could not figure out if the bird was a kite or an eagle.
- He claims the kites interact with pheasants without any problems, and many gamekeepers in the area are supportive of the birds.
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