In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1sed feminineI'm dying of thirst! — ¡me muero de sed!
- thirst for vengeance — sed de venganza
- thirst for excitement — ansias de emociones
- an unquenchable thirst for adventure — una insaciable sed de aventuras
to thirst for
1tener sed detener ansias deestar sediento de literarythose who thirst for / (literary) after knowledge/vengeance — quienes están sedientos de saber/venganza literary
- ‘I'm thirsting, Susanna,’ she said as we neared my front door, ‘Could we perhaps go in and get a drink?’
- I groaned, and drank as if I had thirsted for days.
- He told her that whoever drank of the water of heaven would never thirst again.
- He hungers, but he is steadfast; he thirsts, but he is steadfast.
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