In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in town)bocacalle femininetake the first turning on the right — tome la primera (bocacalle) a la derecha
- we've missed the turning — nos hemos pasado la calle (or carretera etc.)
- By law, cars are not supposed to park within 50m of the turning into Northdown Road but this is ignored and nobody ever puts the law into action.
- She wasn't sure which way she was to go, so she kept taking turnings down lanes which she thought would lead northwards.
- He took the last turning before the road that led to the school, and smacked straight into someone.
- Sherry's just taken a wrong turning into a very dead end.
- Through the steamed-up windows I could see that we were driving along Moor Lane, but that we had missed our usual turning and were heading towards the ring road.
- A new turning and drop-off area for traffic outside the school gates is to be provided as part of the overall scheme.
- Overtaking at junctions and turnings is not to be allowed.
- What I have to do then is erect signposts at all the junctions where there are wrong turnings so as to help people past the danger points.
- After some wrangles and wrong turnings, we found Trish's place.
- Those wrong turnings and wrong streets also delay your journey home.
- Some of these turnings are small and some are large.
- The present bypass has no side turnings at all between its roundabouts at either end and provides free and unobstructed traffic flow.
- Police said the man drove towards her home in Beeston, but deliberately took a wrong turning along Moor Road.
- Although there was still a way to go, he began instinctively to search for the turning which led to the track running from the road to the house.
- She pointed to the controlled crossing in the Bath road near the Manton turning which had proved a great success.
- But their course was straight, no turnings, no winding.
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