In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(traffic light)semáforo masculine
- The town has one stop light and a weekly newspaper called ‘The Lone Star Iconoclast.’
- Why is it when you're running late, every stop light en route to your destination turns red, and traffic is a nightmare?
- Indeed, there are times when the pedestrian traffic through the cemetery and around its perimeter is heavy enough to make one think about the need for a stop light inside.
- They decided to cross Oxford Street at roughly the same location rather than proceeding to a crosswalk or stop light.
- Only the honking of a car horn behind us, telling us that the stop light had turned green, sobered us up enough for Matt to start driving again, but he couldn't help grinning.
- Peering north, deeper into town, Brian could see one flickering stop light at a right-angle intersection.
- On Fifth and Sixth Avenues, cutting the length of Manhattan, are gauntlets of flag-sellers assailing vehicles at every stop light.
2(brake light)luz de freno feminineluz de frenado feminine
- The dubious honour of being the last case ever heard in Settle fell to a Newsholme man who was fined £180 for failing to maintain stop lamps and direction indicators on a JCB in Langcliffe.
- The stacked taillamps are vertical in orientation; there is a clear acrylic and polycarbonate lens covering three individual lamps: the top is a clear backup light; the middle is an amber turn signal; the bottom is the red stop lamp.
- The bulb in the high-mounted stop light in the rear window of my five-year-old car has blown and I can't loosen the screws to change it.
- Other standard equipment includes multi-reflector halogen headlights, rear wiper/washer, high level stop lamp, velour upholstery, adjustable armrests, six spoke 16-inch alloy wheels and a stereo radio / CD system.
- A leather-cum-wood steering wheel, high-mounted LED stop lamp, restyled front and rear bumpers, multi-reflector fog lamps and elegant chrome-plated front grill are the added features.
- From a safety standpoint, a rear incandescent stop lamp takes 250 milliseconds to light up once the brake pedal is depressed.
- External styling tweaks include electrically-adjustable heated wing mirrors, colour-coded rear spoiler with high-mounted stop lamp, 16-inch, five-spoke, alloy wheels and integrated roof rail and front fog lights.
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