In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(encircle)(person/place) rodearthe house is surrounded by trees — la casa está rodeada de árboles
- the garden was surrounded by a fence — el jardín estaba cercado por una valla
- he was immediately surrounded by his bodyguards — inmediatamente lo rodearon sus guardaespaldas
- we are surrounded by so much beauty — estamos rodeados de tanta belleza
- surrounded by her family — rodeada de su familia
- mystery surrounds the events leading up to his death — los acontecimientos que llevaron a su muerte están rodeados de / envueltos en misterio
2Military(enemy/position) rodear(enemy/position) cercarwe've got you surrounded — te tenemos rodeado / cercado
1marco masculinethe fire surround — el faldón de la chimenea
- The kidnappers were soon surrounded by police in some place just south of Beijing.
- The barn on the property was surrounded by police officers drawing their weapons.
- Workers besiege police barracks and surround the paratroopers attacking the soldiers, arguing with them.
- Armed police had to surround their house in order to facilitate their release.
- Armed police officers surrounded it in the early hours, calling on him to come out and give himself up, but he refused.
- Several militants who escaped the storming of school were in a nearby house surrounded by troops.
- Indeed, as the two key players left, they were immediately surrounded by the bodyguards.
- After mothers were taken out of the plant, children were left surrounded by riot police.
- The rally was closely surrounded by the police and a helicopter from above.
- The club was literally surrounded by police forces, including mobile armed units of the patrol service Scut.
- When they do take place they are surrounded by riot police and attacked by security police.
- The car was quickly surrounded by police and the captain approached the driver to handle the tense situation.
- I arrived at work one evening to find the place surrounded by police cars, flashing lights, cordon, the works.
- Police surround the house as Lex steps out of his car and heads for the front door.
- Anyone who tries to steal it will be captured inside - and instantly surrounded by police
- The premises were surrounded by armed police and firefighters put on standby to release the three employees.
- The place was surrounded by the police and the crowd of bystanders discussed the events.
- It was finally surrounded by police marksman who were forced to shoot it after repeated attempts to calm it failed.
- Eventually the driver turned up to find his car taped off and surrounded by police and RAF personnel.
- The jet was surrounded by police and commandos but there was no indication of the number of hijackers.
- Not only is it surrounded by mountains but it also enjoys a mild climate.
- All the main buildings are well spaced out and immediately surrounded by mature landscaped gardens.
- Each consisted of a single walled town surrounded by countryside, which might include villages.
- Would you be negative about the area if you were surrounded by countryside like this?
- The house was surrounded by tall trees and stubby bushes.
- The historic Victorian buildings are surrounded by trees, flowerbeds and lawns.
- The sides of the fish have beautiful red spots surrounded by a pale halo.
- They stood by a lake surrounded by tall brown mountains on one end and thick trees on the other.
- The grounds which surround the development will be landscaped to include a barbecue, children's playground, a fountain and green spaces.
- I'm now living on an island surrounded by a moat.
- There's a town hall, plenty of churches, a cinema, a few supermarkets and a lot of countryside surrounding it.
- They were instantly surrounded by a glowing white aura.
- The house itself was finished some time ago, but the pair have continued to work on it and the grounds which surround it.
- Restaurants, bars and hotels could surround the water.
- The barren grounds that surrounded the old house gave it an imperial look.
- The town is almost entirely surrounded by a ring of fire.
- There will be no parking at the ground or in surrounding streets.
- They thrive off of human interaction, they love company, they love to talk to people, to socialize, to surround themselves with people.
- They were now surrounded on all sides by a ring of excited, curious faces.
- The island was surrounded by a moat with steep and slippery red clay sides.
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