In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(military boot)(de uniforme militar) bota feminine
2US(short boot)botín masculine(corta) bota feminine
3British(gumboot)bota de goma femininebota de agua femininebota de lluvia femininecatiusca feminine Spain
- I had expected the water to perhaps come above my wellingtons - but it came up around my chest.
- If you want to go into the livestock area and look at cattle you must come with wellingtons and protective clothing
- I was still wearing my wellingtons and I could tell they were impressed.
- Each volunteer was kitted out in oil spill clean up attire - waterproof jacket and trousers, white over suit, wellingtons, rubber gloves, protective goggles and face mask.
- But for me the term always conjures up childhood memories of rooting about in an old canal in my wellingtons and putting tadpoles in a jam jar.
- My wellingtons are strategically placed - half way up the stairs.
- In wet weather stout boots or wellingtons are essential.
- The water becomes so deep at the bottom of Castlegate it is out of bounds to pedestrians without waders or wellingtons.
- Oh where were the wellingtons that Martin had given me now?
- People in wellingtons were out walking their dogs and observing the aftermath of the drama: a park bench shrouded in dark fronds of river weed, a flooded walkway, the ‘trash’ line where the river had reached its highest point.
- They appeared even less interested in ecology than I was, going through the motions in their wellingtons and anoraks, as if they were stood in a draughty lecture theatre rather than in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
- Wouldn't they be better off with a waterproof coat with a hood and wellingtons?
- Every day after school, the youngster grabs her coat, pulls on her wellingtons and takes her furry friends Fuzzy and Flossy for a saunter through Buckley Wood.
- It means wearing wellingtons more than high heels.
- While Barry loaded muddy wellingtons and overalls into more bin-liners, Michael sprayed the workshop liberally with an aerosol air-freshener.
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