In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1alondra feminineto be up / rise with the lark — levantarse al cantar el gallo
- Out of sight a bird called, an early arrival, perhaps a horned lark.
- Horned larks appear to come into the Hamlet to feed on grit and seeds.
- The crested larks have turned out to be one of the most common birds both in Kuwait and Iraq.
- And then, when I got there, still without seeing the meadow lark, there was a verdant patch of wild valerian basking in the sun and another corner with another patch of sunlight a little further on.
- While I was out in the desert I watched a crested lark hovering about 100 feet off the ground singing its heart out.
- In addition to communicating through song, larks will raise the crest of feathers in their head during agonistic and courtship displays.
- Many, in times past, closely observed the movements of the bog lark, a bird you don't see that much nowadays.
- For example, several lineages typically excluded from the nine-primaried oscines do have nine functional primaries per wing (e.g. larks and wagtails).
- The songs of larks over the rustle of a meadow can at last be accepted as music.
- The researchers believe that an increase in agricultural land, forest plantations and roads has fragmented the arid steppe habitat, preventing the Dupont's lark from sharing songs over greater distances.
1(bit of fun)what a lark — ¡qué divertido!
- they think that's a great lark — se creen que eso es de lo más divertido
- to do sth for a lark — hacer algo por divertirse / de broma
- More to the point, might he have to resign if he blew up two trains for a lark?
- More dubious than any of these schoolboy larks is the lengthy section of tragedy-as-farce set in present-day Lithuania.
- Their story plays like some merry old folk tale, about a few lads off on a summertime lark that turned into a life-transforming adventure.
- Does the Australian public believe that these people undertake these treacherous journeys for a lark?
- Despite common opinion, Hika was not just using the opportunity afforded by his muskets to indulge in predatory larks; he had serious duties to perform for his people.
- In the national championships that year, she participated for a lark and won the silver in the rifle prone event.
- For those that got in, we drank away until the wee small hours and talked of old times, japes and larks.
- The DVD comes in a huge box that's about twice the size of any DVD set you could name (overcompensating perhaps?) and it's got quite a few extras that might even entice prudes to buy it for a lark.
- He soon became a cornucopia of trivia, and one day decided to have a shot at creating his own puzzle, just for a lark.
- Designing the baddies and weapons for the next big game - what a lark.
- Apparently some of the stages will be near by (in Portmore), who knows, maybe I'll go and watch them for a lark.
- Otherwise, it's decent for a lark when rented for a one-night spin.
- She wasn't particularly bright, granted, but she was unassuming, fun, game for anything, fond of her grub and up for larks.
- In rarefied locations in the city, foreigners ride the rickshaw for a lark.
- At the now locked gates he meets twins Isabelle and Theo, who promptly invite him home to meet their parents for a lark.
- He lived on the sub-continent until the age of five, when his boyish larks led his parents to send him to live with his grandparents in Devon.
- I'd had my lactate levels tested earlier in the year in Connecticut, going along with friends for a lark.
- Hordes of participants are expected to turn up for this fun event, from business teams to school teams, and sporting enthusiasts to those just taking part for a lark.
- Never fear, we'll all be living until 112 shortly, and it's very likely that half those grey heads we observe are really teenagers who borrowed their grannie's wig for a lark.
- ‘We've seduced people into giving us $300 million for a lark,’ he says.
2(activity)I'm too old for this lark — yo ya no estoy para estos trotes informal
- I'm fed up with this camping lark — estoy harto de toda esta historia del camping
- blow / stuff this for a lark! — ¡ya estoy harto / hasta la coronilla de esto!
- This captaincy lark is all new to him, after all.
- Just as she was getting the hang of this monarchy lark, along comes another embarrassing chain of events to sink its teeth into the royal posterior.
- This Dad lark is gonna take way more energy than I have.
- I sometimes think I'm not cut out for this whole technology lark, and today my faith in that belief has swung wildly from one extreme to the other.
- Let's have it in live action - none of this animation lark.
- What is the appeal of this air guitar lark, I wondered?
- Perhaps he would have had to have asked them, ever so politely, of course, if this was their first offence, or if this terrorism lark was becoming a bit of a habit?
- The trouble with this sobriety lark, which I embarked upon at the start of the year, is that I find my critical facilities have been restored after some 30 years' suspension.
- I appear to be fairly gainfully self employed in the website design lark, at least for a bit, and while that's great it doesn't exactly make for good weblog fodder.
- Call me dim but I would have thought that there wasn't too much to learning how to master this silence lark; it's not like studying Wittgenstein, even for people who wear trainers.
- Anyone who engages in this utterly ridiculous weblog lark will have experienced those moments where you suddenly get an urge to put your latest words and thoughts online, despite the fact that you've had a few too many drinks.
- That jogging lark hasn't done him much good has it?
- Well, nobody said this superhero lark was going to be easy…
- Hey, maybe I'm getting the hang of this interview lark.
- The consensus was that there had to be something in this astrology lark, and what did I know, I'm only an astronomy graduate.
- It's basically a working-class mindset, he said: ‘This showbiz lark can't last.’
- It all seems so simple from this perspective. I could get used to this evil genius lark.
- Monday morning was a tiny bit better, but this whole straightening lark isn't quite as easy as I thought it would be, different products also seem to have different results…
- This beauty lark is bloody hard work and I am profoundly grateful that most of the time I throw on slightly soiled clothes and schlep into the printroom makeupless.
- Anyone passing through who wants to leave some remarks in the comments, please feel free. only if it's to tell me what a cack-handed job I'm making of this liveblogging lark.
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