In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/tree/building) altohe's tall for his age — es alto para su edad
- he's grown very tall — está muy alto
- how tall are you? — ¿cuánto mides?
- he's nearly 2 meters tall — mide casi dos metros
- that tree is almost 50 feet tall — ese árbol tiene casi 50 pies de altura
- tall, dark and handsome — alto, moreno y atractivo
- With no tall buildings nearby to obstruct your sight, you can see for miles around.
- Pour the Pimm's into a tall glass and add the lemon, cucumber and strawberries.
- He looked like he needed a nap and a tall glass of ice water, but that would have to wait.
- Avoid any mixture containing bentgrass or tall fescue or more than 15 percent ryegrass.
- Nearby will be a tall transparent wall of glass sited in a reflecting pool and illuminated with blue light.
- The area consists of luxuriant growth of tall grasses with scattered growth of deciduous forest trees.
- The bar, just big enough for four or five people, was in a tall, thin building at the top of a narrow staircase.
- Water will trickle audibly here and there, and there'll be the gentle swish of bamboo and tall grasses.
- The grass was tall enough to hide a horse and waved in the breeze like a wind-roiled sea.
- Climbing to the top of a tall building, a hill, or a church tower is a great way to get a feel for a place.
- Apart from Damian, there is no one I would not trust to hold the bottom of a tall ladder or to own a weapon.
- Mychael found herself in a tall tower - one of many in the castle.
- Add the juice of an orange if you like and serve in tall glasses with ice cubes.
- Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?
- The elevator came to a stop and the doors slid open, revealing the sixth floor of the tall building.
- He stood up to offer a handshake, revealing that he was a tall man, of average but sufficient build.
- In his right hand was a plate of food and in the other a tall glass of orange juice.
- He saw a tall willow tree, and decided to rest in its shade.
- They all looked to see a tall pillar of smoke rising in the not-too distant distance.
- There was no one there, except for a tall figure standing by in the distance.
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