In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person, bird)canto masculine(teacher/lesson) de cantoshe teaches singing — enseña canto
- I can hear singing — oigo cantar
- during the singing of the national anthem — mientras se entonaba/se entona / se cantaba/se canta el himno nacional
- a good singing voice — una buena voz (para el canto)
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- Film sings have supplanted folk music in the lives of common people.
2(noise)masculine silbidomasculine zumbidomasculine silbido
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