In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(struggle, toil)it was a long slog up the hill — subir la cuesta fue un gran esfuerzo / nos (or les etc.) costó mucho
- we've got a long slog ahead of us — tenemos un largo y arduo camino por delante
- Slowly our health returns and the next seven days, while being a hard slog, go relatively smoothly.
- It was a less than impressive start to a hard slog ahead.
- I'm working with you everyday to get those chubby legs of yours to assume more responsibility, but this is a hard slog as your are so very stubborn.
- ‘Getting the debate on an even keel will be a hard slog,’ he said.
- But if the polls are right, she has a fair chance of finding out at first hand whether being first lady is a hard slog.
- Don't worry about the first chapter which, whilst beautiful, does make it seem like it's going to be a bit of a hard slog.
- It is a hard slog but Solomon is determined to make it to the top.
- ‘It is marvellous to see something like this coming together after so many years of a hard slog,’ she said.
- It is a hard slog, that is trying at the best of times and wrenching and torturous and terrifying most of the time.
- At the beginning, both Regina and Maria felt it was a hard slog.
- It's certainly been a hard slog but I think any experience, especially bad ones, usually benefit you long-term.
- ‘It's hard, work, a hard slog and I wish you the best of luck,’ said Mr Miller.
- It's been a bit of a hard slog and anyone who says I haven't paid my dues can lump it.
- It has been a hard slog for educationally ambitious single mothers receiving public assistance since welfare was reformed in 1996.
- It really has been a hard slog but seeing all these people here today it has been well worth it.
- It was a hard slog and I just never got really comfortable.
- The pitch stood up well considering the state it had been in one week earlier, but the wet and cloying conditions did little to lift the match above the level of a hard slog.
- During the earlier part of a band's career, this is a hard slog, with lots of frustrating phone calls and unreturned messages.
- It has been a hard slog to the top, making my way through mind-numbing local radio interviews and writing for nothing; never did I imagine that I would hit such exalted heights.
- I know a lot of you are doing stuff together, but it's a hard slog to find out what.
- His rise to prominence, culminating at this year's French Open where he reached his first Grand Slam semifinal, has been a hard slog.
2(blow)golpe masculinehe gave the ball a hard slog — bateó (or pateó etc.) la pelota con fuerza
- The narrow Craven Park pitch is notoriously boggy and Simms knows Salford could be in for a stamina-sapping slog.
- Barring the minnows Namibia and Holland, Pakistan have failed to get a worthwhile start, and with few wickets preserved till the so-called slog overs, no wonder Shoaib Akhtar has been their best batsman.
- What annoys me a bit about the comments afterwards, though, have been the ones saying that the rest of my wickets were slogs in the air.
- There are none of the ugly slogs over midwicket or nicks flying through thirdman for four or over fineleg for six.
- Next ball, as if vindictively, he reverted to a hideous, shameless cross-batted slog near midwicket for six.
- But it's also a case of settling into your role in the side. Gary used to drop anchor for us at one end; Allan would be the one we called upon to break partnerships, or bowl in the slog overs in one-day games.
- Bichel went to tea on 45 not out with a series of arrow-straight slogs, and brought up his maiden Test fifty straight after tea with a driven single off Banks.
- A couple of slogs by Sami then happened and he was caught plumb in front by Kumble.
- I've got past my horrendous slog in the first innings, so we'll be trying hard.
- It is a batsman's game with bowlers happy if they can avoid being hit into kingdom come and it is surprising how many of the big boundary blows are the result of proper strokes rather than ungainly slogs.
- He had been ordered out of the attack after he bowled two beamers in an over during the slog.
- I thought maybe I could have a chance and a couple of slogs would get me there.
- And that was at a time when even county matches, now bereft of crowds unless they are one-day slogs, had good attendance figures.
- Kumble went round the wicket to bring the ugly miscued, sliced slog to mid-off's hands into play.
- The pitch wasn't great and there were a few slogs from me but a few good shots as well.
- Batting doesn't take a lot of mastering and, once you have, you can have a good slog at the fielding sides' expense, turning the game into a foregone conclusion (if you're playing solo).
- With more attention and focus to his bowling he could become a truly formidable international cricketer, secure in the knowledge that he has more to offer than just the slog.
- In fact, I think my last hundred came in 66 balls, so my game plan by then was ‘block block slog, block block slog.’
- So it has been nearly two and a half years since Kaif contributed any sort of a decent slog.
- Wides and no-balls were matched even by heaves and slogs, and on another day, India could have easily been reduced to 25 for 4 with a similar approach.
intransitive verbslogged, slogging
1caminar trabajosamentewe slogged up the hill — subimos la colina con dificultad / con gran esfuerzo
- I'm getting more used to walking and have nearly overcome the feeling of slogging through mud as I walk and visualizing a lumbering elephant with each step, but I still don't like it.
- I did it, but it was like slogging through an oven.
- Throughout the day staff had to run for 5 minutes on the ‘stepper’ on the hardest level, slog for miles on the treadmill and a variety of other strenuous tasks.
- Strolling along promenades, scrambling over train tracks, slogging through underbrush, squeezing through holes in chain-link fences, Lopate hugs the water's edge as much as possible.
- Mountaineering - even if it's only a means to set up for a fast alpine ascent - often entails slogging under heavy loads for numerous days.
- Red-cheeked and panting in the thin air, she was slogging up a grassy mountainside in eastern Tibet, fuming at me while coaxing along a small white horse that carried our baggage.
- I wiped the sweat away and slogged on up the trail that climbed the summer-shocked hillside toward the treeline.
- The rugged terrain to be negotiated and the 32-km distance to be slogged from Eravikulam hut to Konalar fishing hut at a lower altitude of 1,889 m made the members sweat out in just five hours.
- Mauldin's Willie and Joe, infantrymen who survived on a diet of ironic humor, were dirty and unshaven, slogging through mud and snow and sleeping in foxholes filled with water.
- We were slogging through this snowstorm, somewhere north of Lake Superior, and I mean we were really slogging - I mean, at one point, a wolf walked across the highway in front of us.
- The more ‘accessible’ southern approach requires slogging 40 roadless miles up the Baltoro Glacier in northern Pakistan.
- We're following along behind them, slogging along.
- While in the bush, slogging down muddied roads, admittedly, I didn't feel like a soldier; however with the sounds of choppers and machine-gun fire being the background noise, often it was like we had been transposed to Iraq.
- Having to make a difficult choice I opted for the runners run and slogged up the first of several steep inclines.
- With difficulty, he slogged toward the door we entered from.
- You're slogging through the mud every step of the way.
- I struggled forward until I was walking, and slogged through the liquid ice to the shore.
- You could be sitting there in absolutely untenable conditions, in water that is filled with disease and germs for months to come, walking through it, slogging through it.
- Half-an-hour later, after slogging through boot-sucking mud, we arrived at a small stream.
- Eschewing the traditional end-of-term merriment the night before, slogging through the mud can hardly compare to bopping in the pub.
- Like most Tour de France books, this one has terrific photos: close-ups of cyclists slogging their way up steep hills, or more picturesque shots of the peloton winding its way through mountain ranges.
transitive verbslogged, slogging
1golpearto slog it out — (fight to the end) luchar hasta el final
- they were slogging it out on the street — estaban peleando a puñetazos en la calle
- they're slogging it out for control of the market — están luchando todo lo que pueden por conseguir el control del mercado
- Yet while other ministers and MPs have been taking a long break, they have been slogging it out for much of the summer on the campaign trail.
- But then his stamina gave out after two and a half miles, and rather than dent his confidence by slogging it out for another half mile, tired and drained, he very sensibly pulled him up.
- And it's better than slogging it out for five years and then hating the person.
- His company makes the rival whiskey which slogs it out for the hearts of the southern drinker.
- The Daily Telegraph's Scottish political editor, is used to slogging it out with the political heavyweights.
- At least the diary section of the site is still a good laugh, where you can read about Lucy slogging it out in crap clubs in Stockport and Dundee in an effort to place her single this week.
- Forty-six dancers have been slogging it out for months to fine tune their act with Mardi Gras promotions this Sunday, April 18.
- Most comics are still slogging it out in Edinburgh.
- Within Heaney's writing, the civic and the ancient have always slogged it out, and this magnificent translation is no exception.
- He has worked very hard to make his way in the party, making his name by slogging it out in opposition rather than being mentored or having union connections to smooth his path.
- I'm sure they were slogging it out like we were at around the same time.
- We all have our little vices, and mine don't happen to include standing in smoke-filled rooms peering at screens as faraway horses with strange sounding names slog it out in the 3.30 at Johannesburg.
- The Nineties price war was like the First World War - you were slogging it out for minuscule movements of market share.
- He stopped attending the sessions and the couple slogged it out in court instead.
- Not so long ago these two great Scots on the make were slinging mud at one another in The Spectator, slogging it out over who is the best looking.
- Last week, instead of the normal amiable discussion, the guests slogged it out over the continuing circulation battle between Scotland's two major broadsheet newspapers.
- It's summer, or so they'd have us believe, so take some time out, wrap up well and just sit and enjoy your garden instead of slogging it out.
- He trained at RADA and slogged it out in theatre all over the country before being spotted by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- Richard and his friends, he reminds us constantly, are wealthy, beautiful, aloof from the slings and arrows of dowdiness and paying bills and slogging it out in monotonous jobs.
- We ended up slogging it out in the corridor outside the French labs.
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