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(of sea, lake)orilla femininewe walked along the shore — caminamos por la orilla
- we were swimming close to (the) shore — nadábamos cerca de la orilla
- they have a house by the shore — tienen una casa a la orilla del mar/lago
- These figures for the most part do not include freshwater wetlands along the shores of lakes, banks of rivers, in estuaries and along the marine coasts.
- This annual grass grows in shallow water in slow streams and rivers and even along the shores of certain lakes.
- Eight holes are along the shores of Lake Michigan and strong winds could be a major factor in the event.
- This would mark the start of our trek along the shore of Loch Ness.
- All the events are in a continuous space, stretching along the lake shore and including the youth camp.
- Along the shores of the lake, tall trees rise to the sky.
- Fewer and fewer locals and tourists picnic along the lake's shores following the disappearance of tourist resorts and recreation spots due to increasing population.
- Native Americans, who originally lived along the shores of the lake, considered it their spiritual home, their Garden of Eden.
- The species apparently grew along shores of lakes and fresh-water lagoons.
- But community councillors representing the string of villages along the shores of Loch Ness have already submitted objections.
- With heavy settlements along the shores of the Vembanad Lake, the tsunami would have had a smothering effect on the city.
- It also revived a business coalition formed years earlier to promote the waterway for the benefit of communities along its shores.
- She could hear the soft lapping of the lake water on its shores, and the rustle of the breeze through the leaves of the trees.
- But he certainly helped to accelerate the rate of economic and social change in the cities and towns along the shore of Lake Michigan.
- Well, it's overcast and windy along the shores of Lake Michigan and Eastern Wisconsin.
- Geological analyses indicate that ancient Herto residents lived along the shores of a shallow lake inhabited by hippos, crocodiles, and catfish.
- But the settlers had come to like living along the shores of Tor Bay, and they politely declined.
- Some cabins and resorts are scattered along the lake shores.
- The first fossils from this area were found in 1819 in limestone along the lake's shore, and new species continue to be found there.
- The salmon can be raised economically only in pens along the ocean shore or in estuaries.
1.2(coast)costa feminineribera femininethe ship was a mile off shore — el barco estaba a una milla de la costa
2.1(land)to go on shore — bajar a tierra (firme)
2.2(literary) (country)tierrason these shores — en estas tierras
- The invasions of Germanic peoples brought strong traditions of customary law to these shores.
- Still others reformed entire countries, making way for U.S. products on distant shores.
- The officials told him that they had nothing to do with the cigarettes once they reached Colombian shores.
- The bombs, we assure ourselves, will not reach our shores.
- At 26, Wilder arrived on American shores with just $11 in his pocket, and from that moment on, he lived his life in English.
- We have always been concerned with the welfare of those Indian workers who travel to distant shores in search of higher remuneration.
- Now, maybe it is time to bring them back to our own shores to remind us again what makes this country great.
- Plant hunters were bringing exotic new species from distant shores and their finds prompted extreme security measures such as man-traps.
- She runs a course called Recovery, developed in the USA in 1976 by Dr Bruce Fisher but only now reaching our shores.
- At the same time, we are experiencing vulnerability on our own shores and grief for the innocent lives that will be lost on distant shores.
- This month, The Producers, one of Broadway's biggest-ever successes, finally reaches our shores.
- When the first humans reached our shores, America was the greatest unexplored frontier on earth.
- Immigrants from more distant shores than those of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales have made them their own.
- ‘It does migrate northwards into Europe and occasionally reaches our shores,’ he said.
- Heaven help the pharmacists if the debate getting under way in the US about mail-order prescription medicines ever reaches our shores.
- Many still think it is an African disease that is too distant from their shores.
- It could be that they were bound to the distant shores of Africa or Brazil.
- With some historical detective work, they manage to reconstruct a genealogy, tracing their line back to early colonists or distant shores.
- Each of the huge rafters had been carved from a single tree, and old tombstones told tales of deaths on distant shores as, indeed, they did in Kochi's St. Francis Church.
- Some even claim that the game will never reach our shores.
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