In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1al revésthe picture is upside down — el cuadro está al revés
- he hung upside down — estaba colgado cabeza abajo / por los pies
- everything is upside down these days — hoy en día todo anda del revés
- to turn sth upside down — darle la vuelta a algo
- burglars turned the house upside down — los ladrones no dejaron cosa sin revolver en la casa
- The counters were sparkling, the chairs were all upside-down on the tables, and the floor was swept.
- Position the sink upside-down on the newly laminated counter top or the plywood base.
- I left the book, open at page 3, upside-down on the side of the bath.
- Two years ago their world was turned upside-down when their son Ben was diagnosed with an optic glioma - a tumour which can cause blindness.
- He leaned his head over the arm of the chair, and scowled at Knuckles upside-down.
- The exhibition features a surreal and eccentric collection of creations such as three-spouted teapots and upside-down jugs.
- The basis of the past policy behind economic diplomacy is now turned upside down.
- As she remains suspended in the upside-down position, he stations himself beneath her.
- I know it'd turn my life upside-down, and I don't know completely how well I'd cope with that - but I'd want to do it.
- It was a total disaster and turned upside down the conventional view of Victorian sexuality.
- I asked, looking upside-down and backwards from my position of lying down on the ground.
- He'd heard of pilots flying out of dense cloud completely upside-down.
- It has a warmer feel, thanks to teal walls, blonde wood and large light fixtures like softly glowing upside-down umbrellas.
- Apparently someone had hit a slick spot on the road in the very very light drizzle and managed to flip completely upside-down.
- Take a metal tray that will accommodate the three tins and turn the tins upside-down, creating, in effect, inverted ovens.
- Buday was on that train, just adjusting to his upper bunk when his coach left the tracks, coming to rest upside-down at the bottom of an embankment.
- Quicker than a flash of light, she flipped the pad upside-down, glaring at him a little.
- Interesting what a meager piece of knowledge could do to flip lives upside-down.
- The reversed structure gives visitors the illusion of entering an upside-down room.
- Not for the first time, I reflect on the topsy-turvy, upside-down parallel universe of India.
- It really sounds weird now, but it is very probable, given the orientation of the upside-down world of business politics today.
- I flailed helplessly for a moment as the canoe was turned upside-down and I was plunged face first into the lake beneath it.
- Although he wasn't on duty, Phil sprung into action when he was flagged down by motorists after a driver careered off the road and landed upside-down in a river.
- In the last year Mr Humphreys has witnessed a car ploughing into a bus at the junction, another car crash and flip upside-down as well as many other smaller accidents.
- Police were forced to close one lane of the road as firefighters used cutting equipment to free the mother who was trapped upside-down in her seatbelt.
- They fed on small berries high in the tree, and they were very acrobatic about it, even hanging upside-down to reach the little morsels.
- I did, however, earn myself three pounds fifty by turning it upside-down and getting the loose change out of the bottom.
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