In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(for road, railway, canal) túnel masculine(in mine) galería feminine(in mine) socavón masculine
- There are deep gashes in the roads; some are still blocked by landslides and a major road tunnel to the town has collapsed.
- The winning consortium is likely also to take over the running of the Dartford tunnel and road bridge that carries the M25 over the Thames east of London.
- A Swindon engineering company is taking a lead role in the design of a road tunnel beneath 5,000-year-old Stonehenge.
- He conceded, however, that the toll might cause people to avoid the tunnel and use local roads instead.
- Local villagers cut a tunnel road through the mountain and named it Guoliang Cave.
- Authorities abroad are increasingly opting for road tunnels.
- A bank of trees here or a cycleway there makes no odds if you're building two major new roads and a massive tunnel.
- Drivers must now call the police immediately if their vehicles break down on elevated roads, tunnels and bridges across the Huangpu River.
- The Limerick South Ring Road, including the tunnel, will allow traffic to bypass Limerick city by linking the Docks Road with the Ennis Road.
- Detective Constable Ian Thornton and PC Kim Wandless tracked Wood down to a tunnel under King's Road and he was arrested.
- New roads and tunnels have been built and public transport modernised.
- Whilst Alpine road and rail tunnels and the Channel tunnel have made travel between some of Europe's nations easier, physical and cultural barriers remain.
- We have a toll road here that goes through a tunnel under the river.
- Norway is home to the longest and the deepest road tunnels in the world.
- They are building a road tunnel through the area.
- A tunnel has been built leading to the new underground ‘bat hotel’, which has tiered accommodation from which bats can hang.
- As I went into the tunnel at Finchley Road I switched off all the interior lights.
- A tunnel closed and the road was down to two lanes.
- The Faroese also boast some spectacular road tunnels, but they're not so excited about these feats of engineering that they feel obliged to name them after people.
- I hope the tunnels and more roads will change the situation so I can have a car soon.
intransitive verbtunnelled, tunnelling, tunneling, tunneled
1abrir un túnelhacer un túnel
transitive verbtunnelled, tunnelling, tunneling, tunneled
1(passage) abrirthey tunneled their way out of prison — escaparon de la cárcel abriendo / haciendo un túnel
- Marauding badgers are again tunnelling under a pre-school.
- Gophers tunnel through the ground to eat tender bulbs and shoots.
- Electric transport tunnelled underground as well as overground: the first ‘tube’ was built in London in 1887-90.
- The machine for tunnelling the underground section will be imported from either Japan, Germany or the United Kingdom.
- The snow was so thick, he was able to tunnel through it without it collapsing on him until he started clearing the hood.
- In recent years, badgers have tunnelled into 52 ancient monuments on Salisbury Plain.
- Ancient burial sites across Salisbury Plain could soon be fenced off to prevent badgers from tunnelling through the archaeology.
- A tube approximately 24 inches in length is tunneled under the skin into the peritoneum.
- Rescuers tunnelled into the wreckage taking great care to prevent further collapses.
- The catheter is tunneled under the skin and enters a large vein and then is threaded into the superior vena cava.
- Mr Harris revealed that, despite the ban, he had been part of a group that continued tunnelling through an undiscovered route nicknamed George.
- He's got a nice big backyard to roam through, with ivy to tunnel through and a couple of dirt patches to dig in.
- Termites are usually happy to tunnel through a sand-filled tube, but when a layer of sand soaked in catnip oil is present it stops them dead in their tracks.
- A week of tramping for miles underground and sleeping in limestone catacombs tunneled out by sulfuric acid is not everyone's idea of happy camping.
- They look to tunnel through corporate networks through mass emails.
- Mr Hutton had suggested tunnelling through Bradford, but this would prove too costly, especially as Bradford Beck would have to be diverted.
- The weevil's eggs are deposited inside the banana tissue and once hatched, they tunnel through the corm for feeding and growth.
- These grubs create straight, narrow mines as they tunnel into the leaves, followed by larger, brown or yellow blisters as they grow and feed inside the foliage.
- If you tunnel underground and travel in a straight line, you cover less distance.
- The site is dangerous and our concern is that they are not experts in tunnelling and we are genuinely concerned about their safety.
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.