In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1wakey-wakey! — ¡vamos, despierta!
- Lately he's been going to bed at 9 or 10 pm, waking once to feed at 1 or 2am, and then again at around 5 or 6am, when he realizes that it's morning time, so wakey-wakey.
- Thousands flocked to the resort bent on experiencing the barrack-room accommodation, the ‘wakey-wakey’ calls barked out across the resort's Tannoys and the comfort of a place where once you were in, everything was already paid for.
- Hello, Jude; wakey-wakey, Mr Shyer - this is 2004 and not 1966.
- ‘Hey, hon, wakey-wakey,’ Mattie said softly as he shook me awake.
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