In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(telephone call)servicio de despertador masculine
- Joseph woke to the sound of a horn bellowing a wake-up call in the distance.
- Eventually Arthur says he got a couple of hours sleep, on the promise of a wake-up call from Brown.
- I hope this is not a harbinger of 4 a.m. wake-up calls to come, but I'm probably kidding myself.
- Well, we all know that Kelly Ripa has an early wake-up call every single morning, but she was out pretty late last night for a good cause.
- He wanted to roll over and go back to sleep but his mother's singing was meant as a wake-up call.
- She requests a wake-up call but wakes before the designated time.
- Before drifting off to sleep, Horatio mentally placed a wake-up call and his mind neared consciousness.
- Belinda was surprised to find that she had managed to drop off when a mid-morning wake-up call woke her.
- Monday, 7.30 am: Myself and room partner Gary Bollan are stirred into life by the loudest wake-up call known to man.
2(warning)llamada de aviso feminine
- It was a final wake-up call to change my lifestyle.
- But in 1992, Airbus executives received an unwelcome wake-up call.
- I think the biggest problem which we face is the next pandemic of influenza, and I think in a sense the SARS has given us a wake-up call for that.
- Judge Ball said that the jail sentence was intended ‘to fire a warning shot, a wake-up call, to other people’.
- But a report due to be published this week may serve as a wake-up call to those who believe Edinburgh to be a fully paid-up member of the world's top locations.
- Many people experience a shocking wake-up call when they find themselves in hospital and realise how much their misuse of substances has damaged their health.
- The Prison Reform Trust said today that overcrowding is a problem in three quarters of jails and the figures should act as a wake-up call to the government.
- The case may turn out to be one of those terrible incidents that provide a wake-up call and a catalyst for positive change.
- These results are a wake-up call for a Government more interested in changing how it looks, rather than changing how it works, he said.
- It's a wake-up call: he sees the errors of his ways, and now that he has a little time on his hands he decides to reform himself into the best dad a child could have.
- The election of the BNP councillors and the BBC documentary is hopefully a wake-up call to the fact we need some open and honest debate in this city.
- This was the wake-up call that Newry needed and in the 24th minute they almost got the equaliser when Curran's cross was met by Maguire.
- If the new National Defense Strategy isn't a sufficient wake-up call, what's it going to take?
- It has provided everyone - supporters, players, clubs and league officials - with a massive wake-up call.
- And I think that Republicans did have a wake-up call, and I think they're starting to react to it.
- I think ultimately this has served as a real wake-up call to the investment community and to the average investor.
- This wake-up call, though, doesn't just apply to the Democrats and the mainstream media.
- He described his action as ‘a wake-up call before ministers' complacency becomes truly dangerous’.
- In fact, that's what guilt is for: a wake-up call to remedy a situation.
- County received an early wake-up call when a Rangers forward got through to a one-on-one with County keeper Adam Hornby, who made a fine save.
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