In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(unit)compañía femininemasculine escuadrón
- A regimental cavalry troop has two tank platoons, two scout platoons, and a heavy mortar section.
- The video started with an advancing troop of soldiers who fanned out across an open plain that offered only the protection of the few trees and old stone properties.
- The unit conducting this mission was a standard regimental armored cavalry troop of the early 1990s era.
- Despite being a novice at commanding armoured units, he quickly grasped the great potential of mechanised and armoured troops.
- From the 16th century the troop, a captain's command, was the basic subunit in the cavalry.
- The effects on the enemy were devastating and the cavalry troop broke contact and repositioned in good order.
- There, the infantry and the armour troops had been doing the same task.
- I woke up just as the Indians were attacking an advancing troop of soldiers that had come onto their land.
- The cavalry troop headquarters would include requisite maintenance, command and control, and liaison capabilities.
- A formidable array of armour and troops roared through in a never ending stream.
1.2(of Scouts)tropa feminine
- Creating the solar system is an ideal project for classrooms, summer camps, scout troops or space buffs.
- When I was a young Boy Scout at summer camp, my troop gathered at twilight each day to lower the colors for the night.
- The carol singing was performed by members of the local troop of scouts, cubs and beavers.
- This year, for the first time, the local Girl Scout troops will hand out a special badge for participation in Waterway Cleanup.
- The scout troop will meet once a month and during school holidays.
- Boys and girls, along with men and women from Scout troops all over the district, marched through the High Street yesterday, accompanied by three bands.
- Ten years later, as Chief Scout, he oversaw the huge International Camp at Lismore, which hosted scout troops from all over the world.
- I was fourteen and in the scouts, camping out in a wood just outside Oxford with dozens of other scout troops from all over the country.
- In 1920, at London Olympia, a Jamboree was held consisting of Scout troops from around the world.
- Planning a garden with a child in mind, whether the child is your own, a niece or nephew, neighbors or a scout troop, gives you the opportunity to be a child again.
- After a long time of exploring and eavesdropping, I watch a scout troop just sitting down to a table near the entrance, holding trays and drinks.
- A scout troop with a proud history has been told to raise £100,000 or face extinction.
- As a result the 115 members of its Beaver colony, two Cub packs and Scout troop have had to meet in community centres and halls across town.
- Matt has been a member of the scout troop for five years.
- The 1st Clifton Sea Scout troop has signed up for the 24 - Hour Famine and are collecting sponsorship this weekend.
- A troop of cub scouts could have pulled this off!
- In its present condition the scout hut is unsuitable for scout meetings, so the group has had to hire church halls and community centres across the town in the last five months for its Beaver Colony, two cub packs and scout troop.
- The scout troop follows me, assumes this has all been planned out as a lesson by me.
- I am the same person I was when I received those awards and honors, and the Scouts in the troop were indeed given a role model.
- And then he was gone, following the Scout troop.
1.3informal (of people)tropel masculinetroops of people were arriving — la gente llegaba en tropel / en masa
- With an abundance of talent in the school, it was no surprise to see a troop of students providing the entertainment at the interval.
- The play is a rites of passage comedy, which follows the haywire path of a troop of disparate youngsters into the cultural mêlée of a national student drama festival.
- I'd love to be walking around in a forest only to encounter a troop of Gummi Bears.
- I am taking a keen interest in bird watching and feeding a troop of greedy sparrows who are devouring everything I put out there.
- Clad in a black hat and green gaiters, the Bishop was just another hiker with a troop of friends.
- Between September and April, a troop of highway workers are placed on 24-hour call-out to man the gritters.
- A troop of foul-smelling marine iguanas warm themselves in the sun in the Galapagos Islands.
- More than 40 elderly residents living in sheltered accommodation schemes in Wickford benefited from a troop of volunteers who spruced up their homes.
- A troop of secret agents in identical suits, sunglasses and wigs circulated as a group throughout the evening.
- Later, they will be entertained by The Chieftains and a troop of Irish dancers who will perform in a massive marquee which has been erected on the castle lawns.
- This story about a troop of baboons showed that if you remove all the aggressive, dominant males, everybody remaining has a more peaceful life. Trying to apply that to humans would be a laugh though.
- A troop of seven boars runs single-file across the hill.
- A tall, spare man with long grey hair was leading a troop of village children between the ages of three and eight, most of them barefooted, up a hill where they played and sang.
- A troop of dancers from the School of Irish Dancing will be performing for the first time.
- Back at camp, we found that a troop of monkeys had discovered the tomatoes - and trashed the place.
- He and a troop of almost 70 others fan out over the rugged countryside, tracking every child and adult, immunizing them and providing health education.
- A troop of 50,000 local volunteers with scientific background will go west to help western areas move up their technical ladder.
- A troop of mothers - who were all about thirty or so - sat on nearby benches, watching the children and talking quietly among themselves.
- Japanese macaque studies began in 1948 when scientists visiting the southern Japanese island of Koshima, encountered a troop of wild monkeys.
- Just as my friend and I were admiring a youth and his horse swimming in the river, a very large man with a troop of youths and a pair of young coloured horses appeared.
2troops plural(soldiers)our troops — nuestras tropas
- 500 troops — 500 soldados
1they trooped past the coffin — desfilaron ante el féretro formal
- to troop in/out — entrar/salir en tropel / en masa
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