In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1luna femininenew/full moon — luna nueva/llena
- by the light of the moon — a la luz de la luna
- the Man in the Moon — el duendecillo que vive en la luna — en los cuentos infantiles anglosajones
- to land on the moon — alunizar
- the dark side of the moon — el lado oculto de la luna
- many moons ago — hace mucho tiempo
- once in a blue moon — muy de vez en cuando
- to be over the moon — estar como unas Pascuas / loco de contento
- he was over the moon when he heard — se puso como unas Pascuas / loco de contento cuando se enteró
- to promise the moon — prometer el oro y el moro
- The stars are there and of course with the naked eye the Moon is also often visible.
- The force exerted by the Moon on the Earth is having a similar effect on the Earth's rotation.
- The moon came up four hours ago, huge and the colour of a malfunctioning striplight on an office ceiling.
- We sat there talking under the stars until the Moon slipped beneath the circle of trees.
- Gravity pulls the Earth around the Sun, and the Moon around the Earth, and it causes tides.
- Eclipses of the sun and the moon occur every six months.
- Jews count the months by the moon; western civilization patterns its calendar after the sun.
- The nation is remembering the moment a human being first set foot on the moon 35 years ago.
- Finally, the moon has been judged to be the cause of madness, the term ‘lunacy’ deriving from the Latin luna, meaning moon.
- The night was freezing cold, and the full moon was shining through the window.
- The waxing Moon was three-quarters full and too high and too far to the south to shine into the kitchen.
- If you calculate back a billion and a half years ago, the moon would have been in direct contact with the earth.
- At the top of the page was a sketch of the phases the moon went through each month.
- It also gives a method to determine longitude based on eclipses of the Moon.
- The 15th day of the eighth month, when the moon is round and clear, is the middle of autumn.
- The Moon is the Earth's only natural satellite.
- There was no sign of the Moon but the odd star managed to look down through gaps in the belts of cloud.
- He looked to the sky, seeing a pale full moon visible behind a patch of clouds.
- I look out over the docks again and watch the bright moon in the sky.
- The Sun is in fact very much larger than the Moon, but it is also very much further away.
1(dream)she spent the whole day mooning in her room — se pasó el día en su habitación pensando en las musarañas
- they moon around / about the streets all day — se pasan el día vagando / deambulando por las calles
- to moon over sb — soñar con algn
2slang(expose one's buttocks)mostrar el trasero informalenseñar el trasero informal
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