In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1calle feminine(musician/theater) (before noun) callejeroto cross the street — cruzar la calle
- I met him on or (esp British) in the street — me lo encontré en / por la calle
- it's on / (British) in Elm Street — queda en la calle Elm
- the landlord put them out on the street — el dueño los echó a la calle
- they were left on the streets — se quedaron sin techo / en la calle
- the demonstration brought 20,000 people onto the streets — 20.000 personas se volcaron a la calle para manifestarse
- we took to the streets to protest against tax increases — salimos a la calle a protestar contra los aumentos en los impuestos
- to walk the streets — andar / deambular por las calles
- anyone could just walk in off the street and take it — cualquiera podría entrar y llevárselo
- the whole street turned out to welcome them — todos los vecinos salieron a recibirlos
- the Street — Wall Street
- to be on easy street — estar forrado
- if we get it, we'll be on easy street — si lo logramos, nos forramos
- to be on the streets — hacer la calle
- to go on the streets — prostituirse
- street map / plan — plano de la ciudad
- street people — gente de la calle
- Groups of youths roam the streets at night but there are not enough police to keep an eye on the place.
- Mr Ellis said he hoped to set up a patrol group to watch over the village streets.
- The streets of the cities and the roads of the country as a whole are dominated by workers and the poor.
- He had had to make a conscious effort to learn the streets and roads in the city.
- He was caught behind the wheel of a stolen car after a chase through the city's streets.
- It will be the first time that many streets in the town will have received this type of service.
- Do you know how hard it is to walk through the shattered streets of my city and see how hard it fell?
- The amount of chewing gum stuck on roads and streets around the country drives me up the wall.
- It tends to focus on the city centre, with its wide streets and huge civic buildings.
- It might take the form of a large open space, or be held along one or more streets of the town.
- There is a chase through the streets of the city that will blow what remains of your mind.
- It has become impossible to pass through streets and roads at night because of dogs.
- The number of coffee shops in our city streets has multiplied in the last few years.
- He steps outside and heads into town and the streets are awash with frustrated fans.
- He said extra police would be on the town's streets while the crime is investigated.
- It should make it possible for commuters to be able to talk and text beneath the city streets.
- We shall also be holding a public march through the streets of York in the next few weeks.
- Does the county council care nothing for our freedom to use the streets of our town?
- She was the second vice girl to be killed on the town's streets in less than six months.
- You will find them in every hostel and roaming the streets of our major cities and towns.
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