In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hot day)día abrasador masculinedía de mucho calor masculineit looks like being a scorcher today — parece que hoy va a hacer un calor infernal
- It's going to be another scorcher, so get out those shorts and slap on that sun screen because today's high is going to be in the triple digits, as it will be the rest of the week.
- That means tomorrow is going to be another scorcher.
- Thursday was a real scorcher, up in the high twenties.
- We all know the agony of returning to a sun-drenched car on a scorcher.
- It was the middle of the summer, a real scorcher.
- The 2003 scorcher - which is estimated to have caused 27,000 excess deaths across the continent - was the hottest for over 500 years.
- Whatever the cause, it appears 2003 is a scorcher worldwide.
- Another scorcher today, but it's not too hot to knit.
- It was a hot and blistery morning promising to be another scorcher.
- However, Dave has assured me that a liberal smearing is essential in hot weather, and it's turning into a real scorcher, so I decide I'd better follow his advice.
- Pair your shorts with a short- or long-sleeve T-shirt, or even a sleeveless T for the real scorchers.
- Highs of 105 are typical, and 110-degree scorchers all too common.
- Because folks, it looks like it's going to be a scorcher…
- That is clearly not the case; they're admitting to that, and they're blaming the heat, and it is a scorcher.
- July was a scorcher this year, with 18 days topping the 30 C mark.
- Well, get ready for a summer scorcher this weekend, especially those of you out in the southwest.
- However, beefy, jam-like 2003 wines from the scorcher of last summer could see entry level Burgundy as the next big thing for 2004.
- Adam woke up the next morning with a blinding headache and the feeling that it was going to be a scorcher of a day.
- In general, cool summer days beat real scorchers, and exceptionally frigid winters make for exceptionally high returns.
- However I wasn't all that relieved… that evening it was a scorcher!
2(sth very powerful)her speech was a real scorcher — su discurso fue un auténtico bombazo informal
- a scorcher of a shot — un tiro (or lanzamiento etc.) potente
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