In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Geographyestrecho masculinethe Strait of Magellan, the Magellan Strait(s) — el estrecho de Magallanes
- The jamming caused considerable confusion and slowed the British reaction, and as a result the German warships had passed through the strait of Dover before the first attacks were launched against them.
- The rock of Gibraltar stands 450m high, dominating the narrow strait into the Mediterranean from the Atlantic Ocean.
- This was shipped through Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov which communicates through a narrow strait with the Black Sea.
- The East River, in fact a tidal strait, is littered with smaller islands like Roosevelt, Randall's, Rikers, and Ward.
- The Persians were taken in and sent their navy into the narrow strait between Athens and the island of Salamis.
- Following an opening of direct links, it may become possible to make day trips to China, geographical barriers will be eliminated, and there will be constant exchanges across the strait.
- In purely commercial terms, passage through the strait would cut time off sailings from the west coast of North Korea.
- Armed with a crayfishing spear, they allegedly demanded and took the catch from a group of professional fishermen who worked out of Cooktown, outside the strait.
- Countries such as the United States argue that the increasingly navigable waterway should be treated as an international strait, not Canadian waters.
- The harbor was circular with a long narrow strait leading into the sea.
- Trails on the bluffs offer sights of Benicia and the strait.
- They glided over the narrow strait of turbulent ocean water that made the island look like it had been cut in half with a steak knife.
- The two countries are linked by a causeway over a narrow strait which separates the two sides.
- ‘The opening of the charter flights does not mean that direct sea and air links across the strait can also be realized,’ Chen said.
- Perhaps the deep-sea corals thrive better on the other side of the strait?
- But it also added that that based on the ideas of ‘equality and mutual benefits,’ airline companies on both sides of the strait should work together to run the services.
- Istanbul straddles the Bosphorus strait, the stretch of water which creates a natural north-south divide in the city and joins the Sea of Marmara to the Black Sea.
- Then Low decided to explore the strait between Kanghwa Island and the Han River, informing the local officials that he was doing so.
- The White Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean connected with the Barents Sea by a shallow strait.
- ‘The Northwest Passage is a strait for international navigation,’ says a State Department lawyer.
2(difficulties, difficult position)to be in dire/desperate straits — estar en grandes apuros/en una situación desesperada
- to be in financial straits — pasar apuros económicos
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