In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pantano masculineciénaga feminine(of sea water) marisma feminine(of sea water) ciénaga feminine
- Indigenous to every continent except Antarctica, palms grow in arid deserts and brackish or fresh water swamps, in dry mountainous regions and tropical rain forests.
- The river is lined with low bluffs alternating with wetlands, the latter either lightly wooded swamps or open marshes often locally dominated by a single plant species.
- In the swamps the water shimmered darkly and the slow snouts of alligators made semicircular ripples as they moved forward; water moccasins were curled over looping branches.
- To study these reclusive animals, he wades barefoot through the swamps of Venezuela's llanos wetlands ecosystem in search of his water-dwelling subjects.
- In the seventeenth century rice was grown on dry land, but in the next century it was chiefly grown in freshwater inland swamps or in lowland areas next to tidal rivers, where the ebb and flow irrigated the fields.
- They usually breed in marshes and brushy swamps with some open water, dense, low vegetation, and perches for singing.
- In fact, the lower Kinabatangan wetlands, with their swamps and oxbow lakes and forests, host the largest concentration of wildlife in Malaysian Borneo.
- From seven in the morning till one in the afternoon we were marching, running, charging across hill and dale, through the swamps and the marshes, down on the ground, up again, and so on.
- For Gogodala communities, the land and lagoons, swamps and stretches of water are marked and re-marked by the actions and movement of their lives, as well as those who came before them.
- The 17 streams that transect the parks usually end in the tidal swamps and marshes that are frequently encountered below an elevation of 3 m.
- Visit ponds, swamps, fragile marshes, and pretty beaches along the Chesapeake, or fish the area's many streams and rivers.
- Depending on the species, they may be found in freshwater, brackish, or marine areas including estuaries, swamps, marshes, and tidepools.
- The draining of the marsh Arabs' swamps and the forcing of them into Basra slums were planned out in those buildings.
- Muddy and broad, it picks its way across the plains, changing course at will, leaving a maze of dead ends, ox-bow lakes, swamps and lagoons.
- They can live in freshwater and coastal marine habitats, including rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, and estuaries.
- Yet too many of the bottom lands, swamps, and marshes that drew me back no longer exist.
- Little swamp marsh islands dotted the river between the two hills.
- These birds require shallow water habitats for feeding such as streams, ponds, lakes, marshes, swamps, wetlands, and flooded fields.
- The area of low-lying swamp or marsh, as revealed through archaeology, is shown in brown.
- Except for the tidally influenced channels, most creeks dry up, with a few pockets of water left in billabongs and permanent swamps.
1(with water)(land) anegar(land) inundara huge wave swamped the frail craft — una enorme ola se tragó la frágil embarcación
- More than 131 villages have been swamped by the flood and over thousands of people have been rendered homeless in the district.
- Towns in Indonesia's Aceh province, the closest region to the earthquake's epicentre, were swamped by the waves.
- The Swordsman pub was again inundated today, only 13 months after being swamped in the great floods of 1999.
- One injured man surnamed Guo lost his newly acquired shoes after he was swamped by two waves of water over 10 metres high.
- Police say it is a miracle no one was killed when a flash flood swamped an English village.
- Harsh floods also swamped southwestern Bangladesh this year.
- On the fifth anniversary of the floods that swamped the county, the Environment Agency has dreamt up a scheme involving cat-flaps to ensure the flood defences are badger-proof.
- Early last year, massive floods swamped vast areas of the capital and directly affected more than 110,000 families in 138 subdistricts.
- It would be hard to miss the international media coverage of the devastating floods that swamped Prague, where the national team were based.
- When the island of Phuket was swamped by giant waves on Boxing Day, his sons Michael 24, and Matthew, 19, from Salford, feared he was dead.
- They spotted a multi-storey building and got to the fourth floor when the wave hit, completely swamping the entire three floors below.
- As aid starts to get through to the areas most affected, the Sri Lankan government is beginning to look at rebuilding homes and businesses swamped by the killer waves.
- Traveller's World says it is attempting to contact a family which was on holiday in the Maldives when the islands were swamped by the waves.
- In New Orleans, the Army Corps of Engineers raced to patch the city's fractured levee system for fear the additional rain from Rita could swamp the walls and flood the city all over again.
- The death toll from floods swamping large portions of northeastern India rose to 96 yesterday as six people died overnight, officials said.
- When the flood swamped the classroom, she was struggling in the water along with her classmates.
- Easingwold Secondary School remained closed today after flash floods swamped classrooms, causing thousands of pounds-worth of damage to computer equipment.
- They are all orphans who lost their families when huge waves swamped their coastal villages during the Boxing Day tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
- He said it was now 50 years since Britain was swamped by terrible floods that resulted in the loss of 300 lives and the flooding of 25,000 properties.
- The warning came just nine months after Swindon was swamped by floods and could mean the town's first hosepipe ban for 15 years.
2(overwhelm)they were swamped by offers of help — los abrumaron con ofertas de ayuda
- I'm absolutely swamped with work — estoy inundada / agobiada de trabajo
- swamped by debts, they were forced to sell up — agobiados por las deudas, se vieron obligados a vender
- A half dozen business schools were swamped by a wave of electronic intrusions Wednesday morning, after a computer hacker posted instructions on a BusinessWeek Online message board.
- But the new wave threatening to swamp the tsunami-affected nations of Asia is aid.
- Many feared that they were being swamped by huge waves of new immigrants and the large families the new arrivals typically had.
- The sun is out, it's a glorious day, there's a cool breeze from time to time, the birds are singing and the place is swamped with tourists.
- Earlier, Health Minister Omeed Medhat Mubarak said hospitals in the capital were swamped with wounded.
- But claims of a huge population boom swamping services are disputed.
- But he said it happened because the business took off and he was swamped with work and things became chaotic.
- Any good quality triage is swamped by the flood of poor decisions and technical foul-ups.
- Like hospitals, many of the province's mental health facilities are swamped with requests for help, and the people who need their services can't wait.
- Gee it's hot: The brutal heat wave that swamped southern Canada this last week saw mercury levels rise above temperatures recorded in Cancun, Calcutta and Athens.
- As a senior administrator, Pat was swamped with preparations.
- Carl, a 22-year-old salesman, heard officers shout ‘armed police’, and then the road was swamped with police vehicles.
- When we announced our second annual Proud Community Awards a few months ago, we were swamped with nominations.
- It was swamped with demand and ended up with orders worth €6.5 billion, three times what it hoped for.
- More schools are needed to prevent classrooms being swamped by the flood of families moving to Colchester.
- The heat wave that swamped Europe in 2003, for example, is now estimated to have taken 45,000 lives.
- While the Courts are swamped with thousands of Bill of Rights cases, where will the ordinary person go for justice?
- Baby Sasha brought smiles to the family again when she was born in November and the family was swamped with good wishes from Bradford fundraisers.
- The apparatus of censorship was swamped by a flood of polemical pamphlets denouncing the ‘constitution’.
- While Liu's directive appeared to give the poor peasant leagues an important role, in practice they were swamped by huge ‘human wave’ work teams.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.