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(point of the compass, direction)sur masculinethe south, the South — el sur
- it lies to the south of the city — está al sur de la ciudad
- the wind is blowing from / is in the south — el viento sopla / viene del sur / del Sur
- the house faces the south — la casa da / mira al sur
- south by east — sur cuarta al sudeste / sureste
- south-southeast — sursudeste
- south-southwest — sursudoeste
- It turned and began to head in a direct line to the south.
- For example, if the compass reads south as you face the office's front door, then the back part of the room is the north section, the left is east, and the right is west.
- And when I moved in a particular direction, this time to the south and east, it shone out like a light.
- They apparently walked to the south in the direction of Pakistan and at around 6am were approached by soldiers from a nearby army post.
- The site is open to the north, east and west, with homes to the south.
- To the south, San Carlos climbs upwards towards the central mountains.
- The vineyards lie in the valleys sandwiched between the mountains of western Otago and the hills to the south and east.
- It shares a border with Colombia to the west, with Brazil to the south, and with Guyana to the east.
- To date, we have recorded aftershocks over a broad region, primarily extending to the south and east of the epicenter.
- Directly to the south is a covered loggia with an outdoor fireplace.
- However, they did not realise the container was going directly to the south of Ireland, a trip that would normally take 42 hours.
- Particularly badly affected were those coming into town from the south.
- The church adjoins narrow cobbled alleyways to the south, but hideous seventies offices to east and west.
- She turned to the south, the direction from which the noise had come.
- To the south, west, and east it is bordered by Indian states; to the north lies Tibet.
- It points to every direction on the compass: north, south, east and west.
- The only point left on the compass to follow was south.
- The new landmark is on the roundabout that marks the entrance to the Perthshire town from the south.
- It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the east, Kenya to the south, and the Sudan to the west.
- West Belfast is located on hills to the west and north; therefore the main view is to the south and to the east.
- The Atlantic lies to the west, and the Indian Ocean to the south and east.
- Today the small spring branch that drains the limestone hills to the south is routed directly to the river.
- The site is bordered to the north by Duval Street, to the east by Julia Street, to the south by Adams Street and to the west by Broad Street.
1.2(region)the south, the South — el sur
- a town in the south of Texas — una ciudad del sur / en el sur de Texas
2the South — los estados sudistas
3South(in bridge)Sur masculine
1(face/wall) sur(wall/face) meridional(wind) del sur
1al surthe house faces south — la casa da / mira al sur
- he headed south — se dirigió hacia el sur
- south of sth — al sur de algo
- it is south of New York — está al sur de Nueva York
- down south
- they live down south — viven en el sur
- let's go down south — vayamos al sur
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