In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fabric) chamuscar(fabric) quemar(sun) quemar(sun) agostar(sun) abrasarthe sun had scorched the fields/grass — el sol había agostado / abrasado los campos/la hierba
- it was so hot I scorched my tongue — estaba tan caliente que me quemé / me abrasé la lengua
- the iron scorched her sleeve — la plancha le chamuscó / le quemó la manga
- scorched-earth policy — estrategia militar que consiste en arrasar todo lo que puede serle útil al enemigo
1(become scorched)(fabric) chamuscarse(food) quemarse
2(go fast)ir a toda velocidadir a todo lo que da informalir a toda mecha informal
1quemadura superficial femininebefore noun scorch mark — marca de quemadura superficial
- The sides of the spear-shaped entity were scorched by liquefying flames produced within the inner stomach of the wormhole.
- The countryside had been scorched; the acacia hedges were tipped with orange.
- The heat scorched at her hair and the smoke burned her lungs after every breath.
- They're making the most of the cooler weather in Southern California where a wildfire scorched more than 24,000 acres.
- The edged complex fire has scorched 38,000 acres so far and continues to grow.
- I could feel the heat surrounding me, burning me, scorching my skin, causing me to cry out wordlessly in pain.
- Vegas scorches in the summer; average July temperatures hover near 100 degrees.
- Like a moth to flame, heat scorched her flesh in his presence.
- The bombs blew up, burning the air and scorching my wings!
- The bright suns rays touched her sneakers, scorching them with fiery heat.
- Shrubbery around the find was badly scorched from the attempt to set the bodies on fire.
- The water burnt him, he hoped it would be hot enough to scorch away his wickedness.
- In winter much of it is under snow; in spring grass appears, which is scorched dry and swept by the dust storms of summer.
- She felt the hot rays of heat scorching her skin, yet she loved the sensation they gave her.
- Later, we hike into Limestone Gorge, through a corroded landscape of dolomite blocks, bizarre limestone tower karsts, twisted Screw Palms and scorched yellow grasses.
- Away from the package holidaymakers, she is free to explore the scorched Mediterranean landscape and investigate what it is that seems to be wrong with her.
- I felt like I was walking in an endless desert, with the afternoon sun scorching my skin.
- Closely following it was a blast of heat which scorched clothes, ignited buildings and set even the individual blades of grass on fire.
- A disheartening scene flashed into view: a barren landscape, fruitless, scorched by a blazing, merciless sun.
- Her armour was scorched and burnt away in places, revealing blistered skin and burn wounds severe enough to make an experienced doctor wince.
- A roar of laughter shot through the room and several flames scorched the ceiling.
- The summer heat proved particularly brutal to men marching in hot wool uniforms, and the landscape stretched before them, an unending plain of scorched grassland.
- They burned like acid, scorching a path wherever they brushed her pale skin.
- Nationwide, fires scorched 7.4 million acres, almost twice the 10-year average.
- I live in an area that was scorched by drought for several years.
- The Sun will become a red giant, still hot enough to burn planets to cinders as it engulfs Mercury and Venus and scorches Earth.
- His fighting gear was singed and tattered, and his face and exposed flesh was scorched.
- The sun was high in the sky, its rays reaching down and scorching the Earth.
- The landscape of Western Australia is wild, scorched and beautiful, and the language of his latest book is seductive, distinctive, also beautiful.
- In addition, parching scorches off the long barbed ends of the chaff and destroys any detritus left after cleaning.
- Somewhere there is a desert ruled by a sun that knows no malice, a sun that never scorches; warm, healing, nurturing, smiling softly down with love for all that is beneath it and all who pass through it.
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