In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1I shooed the birds off / away — espanté / ahuyenté a los pájaros
- she shooed the cats off the sofa — echó a los gatos del sofá
- I shooed the children into the house — hice entrar a los niños en la casa
- Policemen shooed us away from near the lake not out of being perverse but because a great big tree had fallen down and blocked the road.
- We tried to help them but she just shooed us out of the way and told us she could do it herself.
- In the rocks above the flat roofs, I pass a shepherd girl shooing sheep along the mountainside.
- She shooed her kids into the play area and came over to sit down on the bench.
- Finally, a March organizer shooed us along the route as we were falling behind.
- With a swift and playful push, she shooed Daniel out, promising him to take only ten minutes.
- He drags on his cigarette and, as if we hadn't been speaking, raises his eyes to the screens and silently shoos me out of his way.
- He shooed the crowds away to give him privacy, then took the Canadian soldier by the arm, led him inside and began washing him off.
- She shoos me out of her nice clean treatment room and I totter off feeling not exactly relaxed.
- My teacher shooed him away, but in her red eyes we sensed that he wasn't lying.
- The instructor interrupts his advance, shooing him away.
- My mother would screech at my father for being so easily fooled, but he just shooed me along and I was on my way.
- Waving his hand, he shooed us off before returning to bark at the rest of the class to warm-up.
- And you've seen barefoot children being shooed out of a shopping mall by security guards.
- I remember my mother shooing us, silently, into the basement, her grabbing the cast iron skillet and standing to the side of the door.
- Ryan scowled at the young man and shooed him away with a wave of his hand.
- I spent two years shooing him away and looking at him like he was nuts before I realised he was a drug dealer.
- Maggie doesn't hide her animosity towards her father, and despite her daughters' curiosity, shoos him out as fast as she can.
- Then I discovered he compensated by eating mostly meat and I shooed him out the door.
- He said he tried to refute a senior police officer briefing reporters, but he was shooed away by other policemen.
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