In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(go past)(runner/horse) adelantar(horse/runner) pasar(horse/runner) rebasar Mexicohe overtook the truck — adelantó / pasó al camión
- The two drivers overtook a number of vehicles along the road and witness statements expressed concerns about the speed of the two sports cars.
- That's the key to what we have to do, is we have to maintain the ability to pass and overtake.
- It is thought a dark-coloured Vauxhall Corsa, travelling south, overtook a line of traffic headed by a container lorry.
- Then the driver of the car overtook the first car and tried to cross.
- Police are investigating the apparent road rage incident which is believed to have occurred after the bus overtook a line of stationary vehicles.
- He told the inquiry he was aware there was a vehicle, a Transit van, behind him which overtook the bus, passing by closely.
- The Focus had stopped when a vehicle, travelling in the opposite direction, overtook another vehicle, which had stopped so the driver could remove an obstruction from the road.
- Now, if a daring driver decides to overtake the bus in front, he runs into trouble in uniform.
- She noted the car overtaking her car was travelling at considerable speed and had commented to her husband: ‘God, he's flying.’
- Isn't it just so annoying when one lorry travelling at 60 mph tries to overtake another which is travelling at 58 mph?
- The Vauxhall, travelling towards Bath, was overtaking a line of stationary vehicles looking to turn right.
- Express bus drivers who don't overtake other buses, hence stopping unnecessarily at every stop.
- A driver attempted to overtake them but couldn't complete the move, and pulled towards their SUV.
- It is a dark stretch of road and the driver who was overtaken may not have been aware of the accident behind.
- My driver then tries to overtake the truck at the same time.
- After overtaking some cars the driver had tried to get back on the correct side of the road, but lost control and hit a Rover travelling out of Bradford, the inquest heard.
- Take along some mint because the fast descent down the mountain might disturb even city folk, especially when the driver pulls out to overtake other cars on the narrow road.
- Sights like these become familiar after a few days in Pakistan, although it takes a little longer to get used to drivers overtaking the buses and everything else on blind bends with horns blaring.
- Wait until it is safe to overtake, and then pass wide and slow.
- The light overtook them, passed through the car and vanished - and Gill and his friend kept right on driving!
2(surpass)superartomarle la delantera a
- Last year, asparagus overtook coffee as Peru's top export crop and accounted for roughly a quarter of the country's farm exports.
- Building construction is rapidly overtaking all other developmental activities.
- But just as the petrol engine overtook the trams and the telephone surpassed the telegraph, it now seems the mobile is set to conquer the landline.
- He said the boom in China's economy had helped shipping overtake tourism.
- After all the EU is rapidly overtaking the States as the pre-eminent economic superpower.
- And seafood recently overtook other agriculture as an export success story, bolstered by boasts of clean water and fresh air.
- Today, the fishing industry has overtaken the peanut sector as Senegal's No.1 foreign exchange earner.
- But although he continued recording, his deep soul style was rapidly overtaken by funk and disco and, later, rap.
- Coffee has overtaken tea as the most popular drink outside the home.
- In recent years, low prices have devastated coffee farming in Rwanda, and tea exports have now overtaken coffee.
- They are developing successful, job-creating, renewable energy industries and they have overtaken Australia.
- While chipping at the landing is still the principal means of comminution, bundling is growing rapidly and could easily overtake roadside chipping within a few years.
- Later that year he presented the Report on Manufactures, an ambitious plan to overtake Britain in industrial output.
- The bad news is that the consumer PC market is rapidly approaching maturity, with renewals overtaking first-time purchases.
- The team has managed to overtake last year's successes to receive commendation for every entry they submitted this year.
- Tourism and family remittances have overtaken traditional exports as the country's prime earners.
- Tourism is doing pretty well in Mauritius, too, and is set to overtake sugar as the country's most important industry.
- Nobody in retailing underestimates the power of the card: its success undoubtedly helped Tesco to overtake Sainsbury as Britain's leading grocer.
- The seven largest US biotechnology firms have overtaken the pharmaceutical industry's 9.1% rise.
- According to US tourism statistics, Britons have now overtaken the Japanese in terms of the numbers flying to New York.
3(come upon unexpectedly)dusk overtook us when we were only halfway there — se nos hizo de noche cuando apenas estábamos a mitad de camino
- events have overtaken us — los acontecimientos se nos han adelantado
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