In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the (wee) small hours (of the morning) — la madrugada
- they sat up into the small hours talking — se quedaron hablando hasta la madrugada / hasta altas horas de la noche
- In the small hours of the morning, he climbed into the bed next to Lara, and held her close to him.
- It says a lot for the game that people around the world still go to such lengths to catch the game, watching until the small hours of Monday morning.
- She escaped from home in the small hours of the morning and was married to Welch that evening by a civil magistrate.
- After a well earned Friday at the pub I left at the same time as my female housemate in the small hours of Saturday morning.
- He set off in the early hours of one morning and finished in the small hours of the next.
- These patients may be at no greater a driving risk than the foolish young man who drives without sleep in the small hours of the morning.
- Older people are terrified by fireworks exploding in the small hours of the morning.
- The final chuckle of the week was a sort of a personal epiphany that came to me in the small hours of Tuesday morning.
- Got home very late from LA last night, and sat in the small hours of the morning, listening to it three or four times over.
- The programme is live and has no end time, going on for as long as the discussion does, often into the small hours of the morning.
- A boyfriend and I were walking home to a bedsit in a dodgy part of Edinburgh in the small hours of the morning.
- He denied there was a celebration party into the small hours of the morning.
- The name night market is no misnomer, since many keep going until the small hours of the morning.
- In the small hours of Friday morning the plane took off, and headed south to Florida.
- We were up and about chatting into the small hours last night, so this morning ran a little late.
- The attack, which took place in the small hours of Monday morning, hit GM maize growing in the farm's research fields.
- I sat into the small hours of the morning and read from the first paragraph to the last!
- The crowd then danced and partied on to the small hours of the morning.
- I eventually got home in the small hours of Sunday morning to sleep in a bed for the first time in a week.
- We constantly hear about families who are raided in the small hours of the morning.
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