In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1torbellino masculine(tour) (before noun) (invariable adjective) relámpagoshe came in like a whirlwind — entró como un torbellino / una tromba
- a whirlwind of meetings, parties and interviews — un torbellino / una vorágine de reuniones, fiestas y entrevistas
- it was a whirlwind romance — fue un idilio arrollador
- The whirlwind tour of Walt Disney World began in Disney's MGM Studios.
- Theirs had been a real whirlwind romance - six weeks from their first meeting to their marriage.
- He would love to take a whirlwind ballpark tour, going to different stadiums all over the country.
- I went to get water and other supplies at a whirlwind trip to the grocery store.
- Barry's daughter, Sinead, becomes a traffic warden and has a whirlwind romance with a man Barry hates.
- A lovestruck South African and a Rochdale bachelor have married after a whirlwind romance over the internet.
- Diane and Derek had a whirlwind courtship of two years and the question of the day was, where exactly did the happy couple meet?
- After a whirlwind week, the new City boss admitted his first match in charge was looming large…
- He's a grinning, bearded, furiously energetic human whirlwind, known to everyone as Poppa.
- Bradford's Lord Mayor is celebrating the city's diversity by embarking on a whirlwind series of cultural diary dates.
- It was a whirlwind romance little approved of by her family.
- We just got back from a whirlwind trip to Ohio to attend Joe's brother's wedding.
- The couple enjoyed a whirlwind romance after meeting each other in a Los Angeles hotel lobby in February.
- He then bought her a Ferrari and, after a whirlwind five-month romance, he jetted her off to Las Vegas to marry in a secret ceremony.
- Drinnen will savour the routine after a whirlwind two months.
- Erianne always set his senses on heightened alarm, even now when she was an emotional whirlwind.
- It was such a idyllic setting, she could imagine herself having a whirlwind romance of sorts in Scotland.
- He met the wonderful Rosie and, after a whirlwind romance, they married.
- What should we make of the latest whirlwind of diplomatic activity?
- In a brief whirlwind of activity the foundations were laid for the best railway anywhere in the world.
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