In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1motita femininepintita femininethe plumage is brown with black speckles — el plumaje es marrón con motitas / pintitas negras
- Her purse jingled as she rummaged through it before removing a single handkerchief, rosy pink with white speckles, and dabbing her tweaked brow.
- Standing up she exited he bathroom for the second time, trailed by speckles of red water.
- The yellow speckles resemble stars and an occasional large patch is referred to as the moon.
- He wore baby-blue patent-leather shoes and had speckles of gray in his five-o'clock shadow.
- And the meat had little speckles of green and red in it.
- A few speckles of pink paint decorated the old lady's face and hair.
- Then, using a paintbrush, fling tiny speckles of paint everywhere.
- The tiniest speckles of blood still littered the ground at his feet, hardly visible, but there all the same.
- The tiles, which had at one point been white with black speckles, were now dark, creamy beige with black speckles, and had bits and pieces broken off along the seams.
- He rode a white stallion with brown speckles on its thigh area.
- Small speckles of seasoning decorated the rich meat.
- His fur was almost entirely grey, except for a few blond speckles.
- Age-related speckles and the like are remarkably few.
- The water was spreading over the floor, speckles of white sticking to the floor.
- There was a second of dramatic silence as the first speckles of blood hit the ground and tainted the white carpet.
- Small speckles of blood leaked onto the window.
- The flower color, which is a wine red with a generous amount of speckles and spots, is also somewhat variable.
- Katie's eyes were a brilliant, intense green, with little streaks and speckles of blue and orange in them.
- Pure white unfortunately, and I frowned at the speckles of red Tom had left upon it.
- Age-related speckles and scratches are essentially non-existent.
1motearit's gray speckled with green — es gris moteado de verde
- a speckled hen — una gallina bataraza
- It was a strange coloured little creature, speckled brown like tortoiseshell.
- That night, as Anna headed home, she looked up into the star speckled sky.
- Reds, pinks, blues, yellows and purples speckled the green grasses in every direction.
- Her gray speckled hair was pulled up in a messy bun, and slim blue glasses hung on her sharp nose.
- The sundress Deanna wore a few hours earlier was speckled in dirt and blood.
- Flecks of dark green paint came with it, speckling its sides as it slid through the door.
- They mournfully gazed at the empty floor that was earlier that day full of brown eggs speckled with grey spots.
- Each building was speckled primarily with lights of yellow, and a few reds and greens scattered about as well.
- A short, thin woman with black hair that was speckled with gray answered the door.
- Eve opened the door and saw that the blanket had been speckled with blood.
- They are soft brown in colour and speckled like an egg.
- He was a tall man, in his late fifties, with dark, speckled hair and darker eyes.
- She pulled on a brown tanktop that had been speckled with bleach to make it orange.
- His pants were speckled with gray, and they were almost as tight as the shirt.
- Both had the same golden-red-brown hair and soft brown eyes speckled with gold.
- The shells are speckled and range in color from dark brown to blue or white.
- The pavement became speckled with dark spots on its otherwise dry surface.
- It oozed into the brown liquid below him and speckled across the other trouser leg.
- The small black rock, speckled with silver, was discovered in the garden following the heavy storms last week.
- His eyes were brown, speckled with gold, his hair a dusty brown, and his skin a deep tan.
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