In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Buildingescalera (de mano) feminineaerial / turntable ladder — escalera giratoria feminine
- The wooden ladder led the young men to an attic.
- There are fixed ropes, ladders and even rudimentary staircases cut into the hard snow, leading to the main route being dubbed a ‘yak track’.
- Climbing wire rope ladders in a wet or dry suit requires good technique and plenty of stamina.
- Raul turned away angrily, climbing back up the ladder to middle deck.
- This leads to a series of climbs facilitated by aluminium ladders and fixed ropes.
- Leaves in different parts of the canopy were accessed with ladders, climbing ropes, and a hydraulic lift, to facilitate photosynthetic measurements with hand-held instruments.
- Vincent climbed down the rusty fire escape ladder and leapt down to the unpaved cobblestone street below.
- Resting there, miraculously, was a ladder, the rusting metal kind, like the fire escapes on apartments.
- The time it takes to climb a rope or scale a ladder leaves soldiers highly vulnerable to attack.
- He had brought all the necessary tools for scaling a wall: ladders, ropes, even a sort of high platform they could wheel next to the wall.
- As the engines stopped, the firefighters cleared my pilot to shut down and to lower the boarding ladder.
- Entrance for the others by means of climbing ropes or ladders over the wall would be possible, but they needed a quick exit route, and hoped to be carrying Grenwald, bound and gagged as they left.
- I need a tall step ladder to change a light bulb.
- We climbed the old wooden ladder to the loft.
- You run around climbing ladders, shimmying across ropes and running from one platform to another, collecting gems while avoiding the bad guys.
- They spent more than 11 hours containing the blaze and used a turntable ladder to douse it from above.
- A set of wooden ladders led up to the nearest entrance to the cave system.
- When your foot was on the roof, you had to transfer your weight from the ladder to the roof and then step off the ladder fully.
- And that forced me to get even higher up on the rickety ladder.
- The hastily lowered ladder leaned at the back, looking as though it would come crashing down at any moment.
2.1(scale)the social ladder — la escala social
- the promotion ladder — el escalafón
- you have to start at the bottom of the ladder — hay que empezar desde abajo
- another step up the ladder to fame — otro peldaño en la escalera hacia la fama
2.2British Sportliga feminine
3British(in stocking, tights)carrera feminine
- In our house, a clear-out involves binning the odd pair of tights with more ladders than Bob The Builder, or removing a bunch of long-dead flowers from a vase.
- The list is as long as a ladder in a pair of tights.
- By the time I've yanked on my stockings and managed to rip a ladder in them, I know it's going to be a brilliant day.
- She's a social climber with ladders in her stockings but a good heart.
- They had to be mended by hand or taken to one of shops in the city where a young woman repaired ladders in silk stockings using a special stand and hook.
1to ladder one's stockings — hacerse una carrera en las medias
1my tights have laddered — se me ha hecho una carrera en las medias
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