In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wind) que sopla de tierra(wind) terral
2(oilfield/pipeline) submarino(drilling/exploration) (invariable adjective) off-shore(exploration/drilling) costa afueraan offshore island — una isla costera / del litoral
3(funds/account) en el exterior(funds/account) (invariable adjective) offshore(account/funds) (with tax advantages) en un paraíso fiscal
1(blow) de tierra(anchor) a cierta distancia de la costa
- When there are waves, what are the chances that we will get an offshore wind that does not actually blow the waves over?
- In addition, there are several island groups offshore, notably the Hebrides, Shetland, and Orkney Islands.
- But a country's landmass often extends far offshore geologically, well beyond its coastline.
- The building is oriented to the southwest, and vertical arrays of solar panels protect the exterior courtyards from the brunt of offshore wind gusts.
- If it must be wind then I'd prefer offshore wind far enough from the coastline that it is not visible from land.
- Winds blowing offshore push water away from the shore.
- A strong offshore wind can tear away young ice all the way to the beach, leaving open water even when winter temperatures are low.
- When these photos were taken the surf was about 12 foot with a slight offshore breeze.
- Here the land slopes down to the sea, forming complicated estuaries with the towering mountains of Achill Island just offshore.
- Bluehead wrasses live in tropical waters, often around coral reefs, as well as offshore reefs.
- Indeed, one of the province's main tourism attractions is the popular offshore snorkeling on Bunaken islands.
- The spray from the offshore wind was blowing over the backside.
- As long as Aboriginal people have been living near the Great Barrier Reef, they have traveled to offshore islands and reefs.
- People in the area at the time of the tragedy said an offshore wind had blown the inflatable away from the shore.
- The swell built to 10 foot faces, and an offshore wind held up the waves, creating perfect conditions for getting barreled.
- They can be taken quickly out from the beach in offshore wind and tidal conditions.
- Horrified onlookers could only watch, as an offshore wind blew their flimsy dinghy vessel, into deeper water.
- If only they had chosen Golden Island five miles offshore it could all have been so different.
- As all land was already owned, there was no room for an expanding population, so new islands were established on sandbars a short distance offshore, where the air was cool and mosquito-free.
- High offshore winds in the Coromandel area and plentiful mackerel near the coast may have been factors in that stranding, she was quoted as saying.
- A 19-year-old friend of the family swam out to bring back the inflatable boat but struggled against the strong offshore breeze.
- Today, hotels are still scarce, but as many as 30 or 40 live-aboard boats are often moored offshore.
- When you are 50 miles offshore and the electronics fail you can be killed.
- Coastal currents, onshore and offshore winds, reefs, bays and the shape of the shoreline are some of the things sailors have to deal with in this zone.
- A couple of miles offshore is Pigeon Island, breeding ground for the Blue Rock Pigeon.
- A little island offshore houses monks and seals.
- Denmark has the world's two largest offshore wind parks and generates an estimated 15 percent of its power from wind turbines.
- The offshore wind catches the sail on which the main sheet appears to be cleated, and the boat capsizes across the shore.
- The surf was 4-5ft throughout the event, with light offshore winds on the final day.
- Over the past week or so the fishing has remained very good out off the south end of Bowen Island, but anglers are finding the fish quite a distance offshore.
- Britain has the best untapped offshore wind resources in Europe - enough to meet its energy needs three times over.
- On the strip between the ocean and coastal mountains, offshore winds carry moisture-laden air which is dumped onto the land.
- ‘It was warm with a wave height of around 1 to 1.5 metres and offshore winds that held the face of the wave up,’ he said.
- At last, with the sun at their backs and a brisk offshore breeze speeding them along, their journey across the equatorial Atlantic had begun.
- When we moved the boat closer, I could see the swell was really up with offshore winds.
- She was discovered two miles offshore, despite dense fog, by a surprised fisherman.
- We could be gone by the morning to some calypso coast - an island offshore where even the waves are dancing and where the fish most surely will be leaping.
- Two Weddell seals lay on the beach and a leopard seal lurked just offshore.
- Aid agencies say the loss of 3,300 fishing trawlers, which also doubled as transport for tourists visiting offshore islands, affects tens of thousands of families.
- The developers have also built 300 islands, 4km offshore, in the shape of a map of the world.
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