In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Meteorology Geography(zone/climate) templado
- The climate was temperate but windy, the terrain a mixture of downland, rocky hills and peat bogs.
- In a temperate climate, the wind direction usually changes with the season.
- Because of the relatively high elevation, the region has a temperate climate.
- The temperate climate, mild and moist, has ensured the development of an abundance of plant and animal life.
- The cool temperate climate of the Australian Alps in the southeast of the continent attracts skiers in winter and walkers in summer.
- In fact, it would be most unnatural should they experience a mild and temperate climate this year.
- Fortunately, The United Kingdom has a temperate climate and has little need for advance warning systems regarding the weather.
- In the temperate to tropical Brazilian climate, colonies may be active all year round.
- Straddling the Equator, the islands have a pleasant temperate climate.
- With abundant rainfall and a temperate climate, crops were plentiful; citrus and olive groves abounded.
- The fungus is found worldwide but is more prevalent in temperate and tropical climates.
- Organic practices avoid toxic pesticides and preserve habitat in tropical and temperate climates.
- The seasons aren't that distinct here, especially in East London with its mild and temperate climate.
- The temperate climate has mild to warm summers and cool winters.
- The jump from polar to temperate latitudes is just as great as from temperate climates to tropical.
- Ginkgo biloba is a highly adaptable plant that can grow in almost any temperate or Mediterranean climate.
- It is the Gulf Stream, or North Atlantic Drift, that gives the United Kingdom the temperate climate that we enjoy.
- Belarus has a temperate continental climate, with a mild and humid winter, a warm summer, and a wet autumn.
- The climate is temperate and is more mild and humid along the western marine coast.
- These trees belong to regions with a temperate climate.
2formal(moderate)(conduct/language/person) moderado(person/language/conduct) comedido
- Ever since that day, she had been extremely temperate in her consumption of alcohol.
- A man of a singularly disinterested and modest disposition, he was temperate in speech and act, but zealous for the social and political reforms which were the aims of the radicals in his day.
- As a result, British masculinity was constructed as a controlled, temperate ideal type.
- I am surprised at what the Coroner says about finding indications that he was a dram drinker, as I thought he was temperate in all things.
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