In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(new growth)brote masculineretoño masculine
2.1col de Bruselas femininerepollito de Bruselas masculine South America
2.2(shoot)brote masculinealfalfa sprouts — brotes de alfalfa
1(leaves/shoots) echarthe plant's sprouting new shoots — la planta está echando retoños / está retoñando
- it's sprouting horns — le están saliendo cuernos
- a part of town which is always sprouting new restaurants — una parte de la ciudad en la que surgen restaurantes como hongos
- Then, late in spring, it started showing a few green sprouts.
- It's as easy to grow as green onions - just push the cloves down into the soil and in a few weeks, you'll have sprouts poking through.
- Top-dress lightly with sand, topsoil, and sifted compost, and keep the lawn well watered until the new sprouts emerge.
- From the ground, green sprouts start to appear through the cracks in the brickwork.
- When buying garlic, look for firm heads with papery skins, and avoid any with green sprouts.
1Botany(plant) echar retoños(plant) retoñar(leaf) brotar(leaf) salir(seeds) germinar
2(appear, spring up)(buildings/hotels) surgir (como hongos)(hotels/buildings) aparecer (como hongos)
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