In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine agua(temperature/meter) del agua(bird/plant) acuáticodrinking/running water — agua potable/corriente
- turn the water on — (from faucet) abre el caño
- the water has risen/gone down — las aguas han subido/bajado
- hard/soft water — agua dura/blanda
- to be/lie under water — estar/quedar inundado
- the kitchen was 2 ft under water — la cocina tenía 2 pies de agua
- high/low water — marea alta/baja
- they headed for the open water — pusieron rumbo al mar abierto
- still/rough water — aguas tranquilas/agitadas
- he's gone through a patch of rough water — ha pasado por un período bastante tormentoso
- to go across / over the water — cruzar el charco
- from across the water — de la otra orilla
- to make water — hacer agua
- Rutland Water — el lago Rutland
- Petrol station bosses have begun an investigation into whether heavy rain caused water to get into a fuel pump.
- Brine is a solution of sodium chloride and water that may or may not contain other salts.
- Mara smiled slightly as they entered the broad bowl of mountains and beheld the lake of clear water at its centre.
- I was told to fetch drinking water from the river.
- Don't rush to drink that lovely fresh spring water either.
- They are dissolved in warm water and the liquid is taken as a drink between meals.
- As she headed toward the front door, droplets of water rained down on her from the sky.
- She said when it rains water gushes into the hole and under the foundations.
- Water is safe if boiled; alternatively there is plenty of bottled drinking water available.
- Volcanic carbon dioxide would cause atmospheric warming that would, in turn, warm surface ocean water.
- Its normally the ions that react with other chemicals when dissolved in water.
- When they run out, refill the bottles with a mixture of water and washing up liquid.
- However, make sure a sufficient amount of cool, clean, fresh drinking water is always available.
- Somewhere in the maze of subterranean cracks below the village, contaminated surface water was leaking into clean groundwater.
- If we do have liquid water on earth we have the potential to form life a lot earlier.
- Forget about humping a heavy pack, cooking over a campfire, drinking brackish water from a stream.
- There is evidence that beneath a thick outer layer of ice the moon is covered in liquid or slushy water.
- Water vapour rises into the atmosphere where it is cooled and turned back into liquid water.
- Helping the weevils was the relatively clean water flowing into the dam.
- The methanol reacts with water in the presence of a catalyst to produce hydrogen ions and electrons.
2.1water on the knee — derrame sinovial masculine
- The epidural did not work and fell out and my waters were broken without my consent.
- Swimming may be a symbol of birth, expressing a wish to return to the peace and safety of the waters of the womb.
3.1(of sea, river)aguas femininethe waters of the Mediterranean — las aguas del Mediterráneo
- to fish in muddy / troubled waters — pescar en río revuelto
- A huge police operation was carried out on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to unearth any clues with divers scouring the waters of the River Ribble at the docks.
- He floated on the surface of the lake; its waters were far denser than normal water.
- Thousands of floating, flickering lights, rhythmically carried forward by the slowly moving waters of the holy river, are an unforgettable sight.
- Lake Vouliagmeni's waters partially come from underground currents from Mount Hymettus.
- The waters of Dongting Lake and the Xiangjiang River, which flows through the provincial capital of Changsha, are near all-time highs.
- Within its confines they build houses and shops, cultivate fields, and set out in tiny boats on the waters of the lake whose vastness I now comprehend.
- Just south of the provincial capital, the murky waters of the Golok River mark the border between Malaysia and Thailand.
- They add a dash of exotic colour to what was once a place of busy docks and warehouses, most of which now lie in decay, fronted by rusting ships abandoned on the brown waters of the River Plate.
- Britain's newest sports car took a test drive Wednesday, zooming back and forth across the waters of the Thames River.
- Experts estimate that there are at least 11,000 logs preserved in the icy Ottawa River waters.
- A youth crouches on a stanchion under York's new Millennium Bridge - some 15 feet above the bank and the swirling waters of the River Ouse.
- On Saturday June 5 hundreds will plunge into the cold waters of Camlough Lake to participate in the first ever triathlon to be held in South Armagh.
- In the foreground, a footbridge spans a river whose waters are churned by the wheel of old Mr. Sandyman's mill.
- A taxi driver who pulled a young man from the raging waters of the River Kent in February's floods rushed to the aid of a road accident victim this week in a second life-saving attempt.
- A total of 16 swimmers braved the icy waters of The River Barrow for the Home Care Team while 26 took part in the walk.
- The newly renovated Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur is an island unto itself, seemingly afloat on the still blue waters of Lake Pichola.
- Although I've lived in the Selby area for most of my life, I've never seen crowds of fisherman hauling nets of clams, mussels and tuna from the murky waters of the River Ouse.
- In the opera's famous opening scene, deep in the waters of the Rhine river, Wagner unfolds an immense, rolling E-flat major chord.
- Soon, the waters of the Tusket River were running clear again.
- We imagined ourselves strolling between golden fields of quinoa and the thrilling blue waters of the highest lake.
3.2(at spa)to take the waters — tomar las aguas
3.3(amniotic fluid)aguas feminine
1her eyes began to water — empezaron a llorarle los ojos / a saltársele las lágrimas
- chopping onions makes my eyes water — picar cebolla me hace llorar
- his mouth watered — se le hizo agua la boca
- the smell made my mouth water — se me hizo la boca agua con el olor
- Just ignore the strange looks from your neighbors as you lovingly water your weeds.
- Alison was watering the potted herbs that grew behind the house.
- Rain gutters feed a cistern hooked to a sprinkler system for watering the fruit orchard and grass.
- For instance, I watered my lawn last night for the first time ever.
- The plants were watered regularly throughout their development.
- Plants were watered three times a day with an automatic watering system, except in the case of low humidity in the growth chamber, in which the plants were watered daily by hand.
- After all her rows are planted, she waters them.
- I arrived back to my house and saw my grandpa was watering the flowers outside.
- They noticed that if there was a good water supply, low rainfall did not matter… and could even assist matters, as it meant greater control of when the crop was watered.
- Leave some room around the base of the plant so that when the plants are watered, it will be more directly absorbed into the soil.
- After cleaning, which would be for about two hours, at ten, she would be watering the plants in and out of the garden.
- When setting out container-grown plants, be sure that the soil is moist (not wet) and that you have watered the plant itself.
- For best results, I suggest using room temperature water for watering your windowsill garden.
- After she watered the crops, she went inside the house.
- Many have taken to hiding their garden hoses or to watering plants after dark so that few questions are asked.
- The runoff from watering your plants goes into the tray and evaporates, providing extra humidity.
- The plants were well watered, and used for experiments on the day of purchase.
- It was also used for watering the flowers in the churchyard, and for drinking water.
- Lawns are watered twice or thrice daily, especially in summer.
- Ten days before, a Tuesday, after she had watered her ferns and perennials, she stood watering the aloe vera plant at her east window, her window facing the street.
- Timia is a gem of an oasis, a well watered valley, fringed by mountains.
- The Prut River waters the western part of Moldova, Bessarabia.
- Ladakh is watered by the River Indus on its way down to the Punjab, and many a grain of sand in the Indian Ocean may well have once formed part of a stone in the land behind the Himalayas.
- Where did the rivers that watered Eden come from if there was no rain?
- The glaciers of the Himalayas, which feed the great rivers watering the farmland keeping Asia alive, are disappearing.
- The whole area watered by the West River had by the 1840s become violently unstable.
- The dwellers of Nchubula in Kopa west are privileged to have before them the virgin vastness of flat savannah land watered by the Munikashi river that pours into Bangweulu river.
- Egypt is generally associated with arid desert and the sharply contrasting fertile strip of land through the Nile Valley watered by the annual inundation of the River Nile.
- A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
- The telltale marks recall a lost world from 175 million years ago when neither cliffs nor sea were there and the area was a near-tropical coastal plain watered by rivers from the Pennines.
- The central floodplain is watered by the Chao Phraya River and its tributaries.
- For centuries people believed the Garden of Eden was a sunny parkland watered by rivers meandering gently beneath a blue sky.
- To the Persians and Arabs the word Hindu covered both the lands watered by the Sindhu and the people living there and beyond.
3(give to drink)(horse/cattle) dar de beber a(cattle/horse) abrevar
- Everyone accepts that animals benefit greatly from being unloaded, watered and rested, and it also gives you the opportunity to clean and re-bed trucks.
- The animals around the house have to be fed and watered and cleaned constantly, just like a child.
- Then she jumped back onto the gravel, near the spot where I had watered the dog, smiled from ear to ear, waved and ran inside the bungalow to finish packing her mountain of stuff.
- Am I watering the gardens or am I watering the birds?
- I fed the chickens, and watered the goats; I even found time to fluff the cats.
- After watering the animals I go to the fair and work all day and come back home at 5-6 in the evening.
- In light of the fact that agreement has not been reached, staging posts where animals are unloaded, watered, fed and rested will remain.
- He had fed the animals, watered them, fussed over Sport and Cochise, and milked the cow.
- When stalled they should be fed twice daily, watered and their stalls cleaned daily.
- So he (went down the well), filled his shoe with water, caught hold of it with his teeth and climbed up and watered the dog.
- She then fed and watered the pigeon and gave it a temporary home - in Stanley's box.
- I cleaned out all the stalls and watered the horses before going to see if John and Sheryl needed me to do anything else.
- I eventually arrived home at about 7:30 pm local time, and then I fed and watered my two cats.
- Simply feeding and watering the animals wouldn't have saved them, he continues.
- I normally fed and watered my cats by 11 pm or so local time before I retired at night, in fact.
- But up to 1962, they were grazing and watering cattle there, pending their slaughter.
- As she was doing so, she fed and watered her cats.
- She saw people along the riverbank, bathing, washing their clothing, watering their livestock or fetching a bucketful.
- She rode onward, stopping only to water her horse or to walk him every now and than.
- A recent student debate centered on whether animals in the wild should be watered during a severe drought.
4(add water to)(mixture) ponerle agua a(mixture) echarle agua a(wine/beer) aguar(wine/beer) bautizar humorous
- And watering down the whiskey isn't the best way to keep your customers loyal.
- We went to the beach, sunbathed, read books under straw parasols, ate olives and drank cheap red wine watered down with soda water.
- It's like drinking club soda that has been watered down and mixed with flat light beer.
- As a malt lover, I am in the camp that says watering down the whisky is precisely what you want to do, since this reveals its subtle intricacies.
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