In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1río masculine(traffic/port) fluvial(mouth/basin) del río(fish) de río(fish) de agua dulcethe Hudson River — el río Hudson
- the River Thames — el (río) Támesis
- by the/a river — a la orilla del/de un río
- up/down river — río arriba/abajo
- rivers of blood/lava — ríos de sangre/lava
- to sell sb down the river — traicionar a algn
- In river valleys, water that seeps from canals and fields provides groundwater that can be pumped for various purposes or the water may return to rivers through streams or creeks.
- Record temperatures dried up wells, rivers and streams and resulted in water crises in 11 of India's 31 states.
- The river itself hummed with natural energy, crystal clear water darkening to a thick indigo to show its depth.
- The hot springs and underground river that enter the lake results in the water on the shore being boiling hot.
- The rye plants capture and hold nutrients and moisture in place, reducing the amount that reaches rivers, streams and ground water.
- Major environmental problems faced by China are pollution in rivers, lakes and seas, as well as urban air pollution and acid rain, the report said.
- The network of canals, rivers and lakes in Holland is thousands of miles long, and since all the Dutch waterways are connected, it makes for the perfect boating holiday.
- The site is close to a tributary of the Slaney river from which water supplies for Carlow and Wexford are drawn.
- With hundreds of lakes and rivers, you could sail and water ski the day away without even coming close to the coast.
- The nature was beautiful, mountains, rivers, lakes and blooming Sakura trees.
- Water is obtained from lakes, rivers, and wells and must be carried over great distances.
- Water can be obtained from streams, rivers, lakes, or underground aquifers, which are used to supply private wells and public drinking water.
- The small streams became raging rivers, which flowed flawlessly into many lakes.
- Glaciers and snowfields are essential stores of water - which keep rivers running and fields irrigated through the long, dry summer.
- The draining of water from rivers and watersheds for irrigation leads to drier natural habitats.
- Some farmers rely on alternative water sources, such as wells, other streams or rivers.
- Global warming could devastate lakes, streams, rivers and wetlands throughout the United States.
- Inland wetlands are common on floodplains along rivers and streams and in other low-lying areas.
- Extraction of gravel in streams and rivers results in sediment-related pollution and a disturbance of natural hydraulic patterns.
- Above me, the sky was grey and overcast, the rain pelting down upon the rocky mountainside in steady sheets, running down to feed the rivers and lakes.
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