In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(ocean)(route/transport) marítimo(battle) naval(god) del mar(nymph) marinoat the bottom of the sea — en el fondo del mar
- a house by the sea — una casa a orillas del mar
- to go/travel by sea — ir/viajar en barco
- the window looks out to sea — la ventana da al mar
- out on the open sea — en mar abierto
- on the high seas — en alta mar
- (as profession) to go to sea — entrar en la marina
- to put (out) to sea — hacerse a la mar
- at sea
- this left him feeling completely at sea — esto lo confundió totalmente
- at first I was all at sea — al principio me sentí totalmente perdido / confundido
- we've been at sea for a month — hace un mes que estamos embarcados / que zarpamos
- to dump waste at sea — verter desechos en el mar
- to sail the seven seas — surcar los siete mares
- the sea air/breeze — el aire/la brisa del mar
- I don't like sea bathing — no me gusta bañarme en el mar
- sea crossing — travesía
- sea defenses / defences — defensas marítimas
- sea fish — pez de mar
- sea fishing — pesca marítima / en el mar
- sea mist — bruma
- sea monster — monstruo marino
- sea view — vista al mar
- Although, ironically, the lack of rain in recent years has made the problem worse, as winter flows can help flush sediments through the system and out to sea.
- On Tybee Island, it was estimated that 43.82 acres of land would be lost to the sea.
- For Rachel, the vastness of the sea brings comfort and reassurance - it's a constant, she says, in a constantly changing world, and its great expanse puts our problems into perspective.
- I looked down, and saw a small island in the middle of the turquoise sea.
- Facing the dark open sea and silent of traffic, the village at night is a bubble of conviviality.
- The waves of the deep blue sea lapped softly at the shore.
- And I immediately felt that inside me was this inland ocean with its population of one, this little sea mammal who was swimming around.
- They look for trilobites and fossilised sea creatures that are preserved in the stone along the path, easily spottable for amateur fossil hunters.
- The coastline is made up of various shades of gold set in a translucent turquoise sea.
- They may remember the hot salty sea, their ancestral home, their first food.
- Sadly, the most easily-attainable sources for iodine are iodized salt and sea products, both of which can be taboo for pregnant women.
- They swim in inland waters and lakes and never taste the salty sea.
- The lone wooden bench overlooking the vast sea beckoned her for company.
- The jet started to rotate and face the open sea.
- Whereas estimates of phytoplankton were initially too high, sea ice primary production estimates were initially too low.
- New standards to help safeguard the welfare of animals transported by road and sea have been agreed at a major conference in Paris.
- Fiji's natural beauty white sand beaches, calm blue seas and nodding palm trees - remains a considerable pull.
- Yields of herring, sea urchin and rockfish also dropped dramatically during this season.
- I walked over to an east-facing balcony that overlooks the sea far below.
- But the lure of the sea was too much and he joined the family as they trawled the beaches.
- She breathed in and smelt the salty sea mixed with a sent of spring.
2(swell, turbulence)heavy / rough seas — mar agitado / encrespado / picado masculine
- Weather has also contributed to the seclusion and peculiarity of the Azores - stormy winter seas often prevent access to the smaller islands even by air for days at a time.
- The winds that night blew a full gale, and they piled up seas bigger than I could ever have hoped to handle.
- Two Plexiglas dioramas of a boat on storm-tossed seas depicted Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated South Pole expedition of 1914.
- Fish were recorded thrown ashore in all tidal phases and there was little evidence rough seas were responsible.
- At 6:30 the next morning, the seas were finally calm, and we pulled into the port of New York.
- The artist's rising seas appear to be made of metal, stone, earth and glass, as well as water.
- The farmer is left to trawl the seas, casting a net for profit in an export-driven market.
- However, the flagship was soon buffeted by very heavy seas, and began taking on water.
- But the seas are beginning to part, and several paths forward are appearing before you.
- He captures the seas as well as the tranquil horizons in his works.
- While the seas can be savage, Graham loves the power of the ocean, the wildness of the local landscape and, in particular, the clarity of the light in this part of Scotland.
3(large mass, quantity)a sea of blood — un mar de sangre
- a sea of mud — un barrizal
- a sea of faces — miles de rostros
- a sea of people — una riada de gente
- And in the past few weeks, something completely different has emerged: ballpoint on canvas, seas of tiny reptile-like scales, swirling away in the artist's characteristic fashion.
- Sioux County, Iowa, is a fertile, wall-to-wall sea of corn and soybeans.
- It was great fun to watch a sea of red and white jogging around the town.
- After wading around in difficult seas of theory and producing some charming and intriguing drawings, he made his name with the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
- As we approached the town, I was shocked to see a sea of red from horizon to horizon.
- If it does not, we shall descend into the kind of world that is already suggested in some US and Asian cities, with islands of vulgar opulence isolated in seas of mediocrity - or worse.
- Others will find a healthful haven among a sea of fortified yogurts and dairy beverages.
- From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial you saw a sea of humanity.
- The cheese then enters a sea of brine salt solution for cooling.
- We appreciate the flavorful food, recognizing in the candlelight the small, spicy leaves we snipped from a sea of greens that bright morning.
- We just get new business parks surrounded by seas of cars and a trim of polite landscaping just like anywhere else.
- From freezers and hardening tunnels to compressors, evaporators and air handling units, a sea of chilling and freezing equipment is available to the dairy industry.
- Shot in Brazil at a dozen different games, this 8 1/2-minute video consists of seas of rapturous fans in the montage of color that Dean often features in his works.
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