In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(paved area)pavimento masculine(of flagstones) enlosado masculine(of tiles) embaldosado masculine(of stones) empedrado masculine(of stones) adoquinado masculine(of bricks) enladrillado masculine
- Outside, the front garden is laid in low-maintenance cobblelock paving, and provides parking for two cars.
- Many of the stone paving slabs are 200 years old and too expensive for Leeds City Council to replace.
- The front garden is laid in granite paving and provides plenty of off-street parking.
- There is side access to the walled rear garden which has also been laid with cobblelock paving and is bordered by various plants and shrubs.
- The rear garden has a patio, extensive Liscannor paving and an outdoor storage shed.
- In addition, several thousand square feet of flagstone paving were used for the pool area and sidewalks.
- The stone paving would have finished off the scheme nicely.
2(materials)materiales de pavimentación masculinebefore noun paving slab / stone — losa feminine
3US(road surface)calzada feminine
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