In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(tree)roble masculinegreat / mighty oaks from little acorns grow — las cosas importantes tienen orígenes humildes
- before noun oak forest / wood — bosque de robles
- oak tree — roble
- I had sat on the branch of an oak tree and gazed out at the forest surrounding me.
- It's worthy of note that the oak tree, sacred to Zeus, is the very tree which is most susceptible to be struck by lightning.
- All alone in the world, she had run to the cliff where the monumental oak tree sat, leaned against it and cried.
- Suddenly he thought of the forest, the oak tree and the chances that she might be there.
- Andy had often sat there, like she was now, and had always tilted her head to stare at the oak tree.
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