In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(vehicle/traffic) que viene en dirección contraria
- Grogan advises drivers to pull over when oncoming cars approach.
- Sansak had tried to avoid the checkpoint, making a U-turn in front of the oncoming car.
- The car overtook as it approached a blind bend and the oncoming car on the other side of the road had to swerve on to the verge to avoid a collision.
- I tossed the wrench in front of an oncoming car, and it ran over it, bending the handle.
- The suicidal Beatrice who is now ready to step intentionally in front of an oncoming car picks out a man across the street to focus her resolve.
- I followed her gaze and nearly jumped in front of an oncoming car.
- A police spokesman said the Clio is believed to have careered out of control and mounted the roadside kerb before catapulting across the road towards oncoming traffic and ploughing into the van.
- Two cars collided and another careened across in front of oncoming traffic and it was really a bad scene.
- Anyone who has rushed to get across a Hong Kong street in front of oncoming traffic knows that moving on two feet can be dangerous here.
- A similar incident took place at the 2000 German Grand Prix at Hockenheim when a spectator wandered around the course and crossed the track in front of oncoming cars.
- He was backing now directly toward the oncoming cars.
- But see, when the oncoming car approached, I had to make a decision over the alternatives available to me.
- ‘They're doing a good job of it,’ Adam said as Hannah swerved dangerously close to an oncoming car.
- Now reaching the bottom of the steps Henry vaults across the street in front of an oncoming car and forces it to jam the brakes.
- Police are unsure why Collins apparently ignored properly functioning warning signals and drove his car in front of the oncoming train.
- Opal ran after them, shooting the front tire of an oncoming police car sending it spinning out of control.
- I can't even imagine why he would actually, purposely, try to jump in front of an oncoming car.
- As I turned left onto a narrow street that leads to my home, a woman in a parked car on a cell phone opened her car door into the line of traffic, directly in front of my oncoming car.
- His 22-year-old brother was thrown in front of an oncoming car, which narrowly missed him after the driver swerved.
- I slammed on my brakes and the back of the oncoming car came to a halt inches from the front of my scooter.
2(winter) que viene(winter) que se aproxima
- Birds filled the woods with their songs, despite the oncoming winter.
- Thus, breeding males commonly face the rigors of the oncoming winter in poor physical condition.
- New data hint at oncoming cocaine epidemic.
- In a descriptive passage that recalls Pickthall's poetry, the story attributes a pre-verbal understanding of the signs of the oncoming winter to both men.
- Most of the wildlife was preparing for the oncoming winter.
- For a moment, I thought that Mom had decided to bring in a hot pad because of oncoming winter.
- Taiwan battens down against oncoming typhoon.
- She smiled wryly to herself, thinking that perhaps he, like the local songbirds and crows, had flown south to avoid the oncoming winter.
- Yital wanted to know, ignoring her comment about the chill of the oncoming winter.
- The air outside was chill, sign of the oncoming winter, though there was still no snow.
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