In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1barro masculinefango masculinelodo masculine(hut/brick) de barro(hut/brick) de adobethe car was stuck fast in the mud — el coche estaba atascado en el barro
- the house was made of dried mud — la casa era de adobe
- with so many rumors flying around, some of the mud was bound to stick — corrían tantos rumores, que era imposible que su reputación no se viera afectada
- to be as clear as mud — ser un galimatías
- to throw / sling mud (at sb) — insultar (a algn)
- mud therapy — fangoterapia
- William looked down at the pond's floor and saw sticky mud everywhere.
- The thick, gooey mud stuck to everything and sapped the spirit.
- The weather has turned foul and the boys are tramping through knee-deep mud.
- How do I clean mud off silk shoes?
- Looking around, he seemed to be in a mud brick hut.
- The city is located on an island in the inland Niger delta, and is surrounded by mud brick walls.
- Her formerly blue jeans now looked black with all the dried mud and dirt.
- Clumps of dried mud caked his legs to above the knee.
- (Low tide exposes the soft mud of the salt marsh.
- He had brushed the mud off his boots.
- The horse crashes through the fence and throws you into the deep wet mud.
- First of all, allow me to wipe the mud off your boots - thank you.
- I left the battlefield with ancient mud caked to the bottom of my shoes.
- But for the buffalo, the year-round, knee-deep mud is simply glorious.
- It is sadly the case that deep ruts filled with mud and water make such journeys very hazardous.
- Frozen mud is caked on their boots and trousers, evidence of their late night rides.
- She doggedly regained her footing and ran on, brown, dirty mud splattered in her long midnight blue hair.
- Her feet slid wildly across the slick mud covering the wall as she tried to find footholds.
- As I pulled my boat through knee-deep mud, a hard rain began to fall.
- With so much traffic on the track, it quickly turned to sticky, thick mud.
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