In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Nauticalbalsa femininealmadía feminine
- A dozen tourists wander through the colony, having arrived by Zodiac rubber raft from their cruise ship.
- I've been on Coast Guard vessels and they can move rafts on and off boats pretty quickly, on and off ships.
- The captain and his crew were left drifting aimlessly on the tiny raft after their boat, the Gullborg, exploded south of Shetland almost 32 years ago.
- They worked together to help survivors jump from the ship into the raft.
- Within minutes, they had the raft inflated and on the water.
- But there were those who faced a more protracted end: numbed into insensibility after days of clinging to a raft or boat in the stormy north Atlantic.
- He also knew that it was impossible to lower lifeboats and rafts to save the crew and the vessel's passengers.
- The people had been inside or were clinging to the side of a rubber raft for between six and eight hours before they were rescued.
- He and pilot Russell Phillips managed to survive 47 days on a rubber raft with no provisions amidst menacing swarms of sharks.
- This is the perfect place to use that inflatable raft that's been stashed in the garage.
- As a result, he came upon and rescued four people in an emergency raft.
- Maybe the excitement encouraged us to take another brave step - riding on a long, light rubber raft being towed behind one of the power boats.
- Although the company reports that a handful of rafts self-inflated, the company says they've identified only one ‘suspected gas depletion.’
- Orr takes me on a terrifying spin in a blow-up raft down the Lagan.
- They were taking down our coordinates every 15 minutes in case we got washed under and had to take the rubber raft and jump into our survival suits.
- He grabbed his own bag and the first aid kit, throwing them onto the newly inflated raft before jumping from the plane just before the door became fully immersed.
- We dropped more flares to vector the tugboat to the raft.
- I made the mistake of thinking that they had given up and commandeered my favorite inflatable raft to float me around the pool.
- ‘Adak found four crewmen from the tug in a rubber raft,’ the captain told Navy News.
- It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated.
2(anchored off beach)plataforma feminine
1ir en balsa
1(large amount)montón masculine informalpila feminine Latin America informalrafts of trouble — pilas de problemas Latin America informal
- If I'm trying to find information on something, search engines very often fail me, throwing up rafts of irrelevant results.
- No budget since 1997 has been passed without a raft of measures to boost productivity and new business formation.
- Since the research began Sheffield city centre has been transformed with a raft of new clubs and shops opening.
- The financial plight of the company means it is insolvent and has been losing rafts of money.
- The response was spectacular: a raft of letters saying I was quite right, it was time someone got up to say so, etc etc.
- Therefore, if unrestricted competition forced price to equal marginal cost in core industries, it would eventually lead to a raft of bankruptcies.
- Despite government efforts, special inquiries, a Royal Commission, and rafts of good intentions, the problem of long term care for elderly people remains.
- Negotiating even modest revisions of existing agreements can sometimes take years, and getting a raft of new ones arranged in short order will be difficult.
- So you cut out whole rafts of people, scenes, and events.
- The era of the big wine sale with rafts of good wines at jaw-dropping prices is not over, despite more astute wine buying and greater awareness of what Britain's wine drinkers want.
- The team has worked hard with police to secure a raft of anti-social behaviour orders in the last year.
- The Tory leader hopes to see off his critics by unveiling a raft of policies this week on pensions, health, education and policing.
- The commission has already called for a raft of new ways of checking ballots, including the collection of signatures and dates of birth at registration for postal voting.
- Did you know that the Government has huge rafts of consumer-related data, regarding which car you're most likely to die in if there's an accident?
- A raft of specialist hardware ranging from dedicated net phones to bluetooth enabled headsets are appearing on the market.
- So, without creating those ‘huge rafts of social housing’, what can be done in York to address the needs of people who can't afford the spiralling cost of buying a new home?
- The problem has been largely overlooked by employers as they struggle to cope with the continuing raft of legislation and changes which affect them on an almost daily basis.
- The new laws will subject them to a raft of compulsory orders which will exacerbate rather than resolve the causes of their resentment and hostility.
- More than 50 employers take part in the Sharrow project which uses a raft of display boards in shops and libraries to advertise details of job opportunities.
- Introduced under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 2001, the tickets cover a raft of minor public order and anti-social behaviour offences.
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