In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of town, village)alrededoresaledaños
- She was well liked by her new neighbours and settled very well in her new surroundings.
- The surroundings were too lush and green to be a desert but the imagination did the rest.
- Here you can hone your skills in immaculate surroundings before stepping out onto the real thing.
- As well as the beauty of the surroundings, there was another benefit to the site.
- The dreary concrete surroundings will be replaced by marble floors and terracotta walls.
- Householders should avoid disturbing the surroundings when setting traps or baits.
- It was in the park's elegant surroundings that the couple celebrated a year of going out together.
- If people took pride in their surroundings they wouldn't drop litter in the first place.
- After a turbulent first few months, he finally feels comfortable in his new surroundings.
- Every single element of his surroundings when he had first heard the news was frozen in his memory.
- Experience the scariest night of the year in the spooky surroundings of Lancaster Castle.
- This helps them to become familiar with the people and the surroundings at the dental surgery.
- Imagine my amazement and chagrin when I saw the statue and surroundings in such a state of neglect.
- They stood on the steps together in familiar surroundings underneath the railway arches.
- As a result many York children continue to be taught in grim, damp, cramped surroundings.
- Beaches and their surroundings are places where people jump in at the deep end.
- As the days grew shorter, we got a totally different view of the house and its surroundings.
- Whatever is done we will try to ensure that the site blends in with its surroundings.
- As we left the picturesque surroundings of the bay, John gave us our briefing.
- Explorers really do seem to develop a stronger bond with their surroundings.
2(environment)ambiente masculineentorno masculinea house in beautiful surroundings — una casa en el marco de un hermoso paisaje
- it changes color to blend with its surroundings — cambia de color para mimetizarse con su entorno
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