In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(flower/plant) marchitarse(limb) atrofiarse(hopes) desvanecerse(enthusiasm) decaer
- The delicate anicham flower withers when merely smelled, but an unwelcome look is enough to wither a guest's heart.
- Lord Keel was covered in several large wounds in his chest and his skin had withered and thinned as if he had been dried like a mannequin.
- The world suddenly became cold as the grass withered down to nothing.
- The same tree withers, droops and drops the dead leaves in autumn.
- My friends' faces and arms tanned a beautiful bronze while my arms withered, blistered, burned and peeled.
- Many Tibetans believe that in ancient times Jiuzhaigou suffered such disasters that its mountains collapsed, trees and flowers withered and inhabitants fled.
- The snaps between characters fall flat, and all other attempts at comedy simply wither and die.
- And the evidence abounds: thick truncated trunks still pushing out new sprigs, charred stumps, and entire trees withering on the roadside.
- With no need for locomotion, the arms and legs withered into pencil thin stumps.
- The body might wither and die, but the thing that is the person, the essence, the soul lives on.
- Finally, an attempt is made to tie the episode of the fig tree withering to Homer.
- The plant's foliage withers back during the summer while pretty, orange-red berries appear in the fall.
- Phil Fontaine and Jane Stewart's Gathering Strength initiative began to wither.
- We in New Zealand, you know, used to be able to relax a bit, to be able to think that we would sit comfortably while the rest of the world seared, singed, withered.
- An instant of heat and he was suddenly standing at the edge of a great expanse of grassland, the grass withered and blackened in places but generally a dry yellow.
- While bodies may wither, or fall ill, with age, the mind can remain good.
- Her eyes were a pale red, her body seemed withered and drawn out, and she was constantly yawning.
- Prominent community members wither and die in silence because the disease is considered so shameful.
- The line of soldiers of Kalon began to wither and grow thin, only a few warriors remained and gaps in their lines were beginning to form as they were running out of men.
- Whenever he touched the ground the grass withered and died underneath his foot.
- His body was wrinkled and withered, slightly bent over and hunched.
- Players become shallow and lazy as important parts of their game wither and atrophy from disuse.
- All the time Jeremiah talked, Mathias edged closer to the body, making the girl seem to shrink and wither before the size of him.
- Her fingers were old and withered, wrinkles and extra skin from weight loss that had happened too quickly made the effect even worse.
- For creativity is a muscle that must be worked or it will gradually atrophy and wither.
- If you trust me I will instil in you the correct moral values so needed in this age of sexual libertarianism and moral decay, and also aid your withered self esteem.
- Adolphus aimed the mouth of his flame-thrower at the flowered archway and let the flowers wither under the imagined flames of his mind, and he delighted in this.
- Development of the tagged inflorescences was examined daily until the flowers had withered.
- Nemeth was probably being taken to Tardonia, either to be ransomed or more likely to be unpleasantly executed, body charred and features withered by hostile magic.
- Over the years, his muscles withered, his bones thinned, and he suffered repeated bouts of infection and life-threatening complications.
- For the body withering under the polluted skies of the City, with all the energies drained by the daily rigmarole of life, this is manna from heaven!
- Staring in disbelief Kana realized that the flower had withered slowly beneath her touch.
- His thin body is withered and frail, and he shivers in the cold night air.
- Everything that had made me a beautiful, cheerful girl had withered and died on the twenty-third of June.
- A slow descent into a long and murky winter; on my doorstep, the colourful leaves on the trees withered and fell, and there was no spring.
- He's so ugly his smile makes leaves fall off trees, grass wither and die, and animals flee in terror.
- After all flowers have withered, cut off the entire stem.
- As autumn shows its tail, osmanthus flowers wither but the scent lingers, though not as fragrant as before.
- He was dressed in only a pair of boxer shorts, his body withered and pale.
- The pressure not to split the team into warring camps during such a season was withering, and it fell on both of them.
- Her whole body seemed sucked dry of every liquid; she seemed withered in old age when she heard the two words that would forever change her life.
- Prolonged boozing can actually eat away at a man's body, leaving his wedding tackle withered, his muscles punier and his bones weaker.
- He sees the crops withered through drought and devoured by pests on a shrivelled land struggling to escape the paralysis of famine.
- The blast withered to nothing as the attack stopped; Joshua fell from his position, hitting the ground with a dull thud.
- His body withered and shriveled like a prune in the sun, and, as Juktis watched, he turned into dust and was carried away to drift on the winds for all of eternity.
- Weeds wither within a few minutes (though perennial weeds will require repeat applications).
- This delicate flower will wither and blow away like dust in the wind if it's not watered with affection and the light of love doesn't shine.
- I am classic Northern/Celtic stock, and I wither in this weather.
- The other Guards stood back in horror as the man's body hit the floor, a gaunt, withered, specter of their own future.
- Crops were withering, cattle were dying, and the river that once sculpted canyons was a trickle.
1(leaves/plant) marchitar(limb) atrofiar(limb) debilitar(strength) mermar
- It is not anti-Semitic, but it is about anti-Semitism and how the prejudice withers its perpetrators as well as their victims.
- A Hampshire airman will be proving that age certainly has not withered him when he pilots a replica First World War plane this weekend.
- Kelly was a conservative columnist known for withering criticisms of former president Bill Clinton and his vice president Al Gore, and also worked for the New Republic and Atlantic Monthly magazines.
- There are so many things that wither and devour the flesh.
- ‘Age cannot wither her not custom stale her infinite variety’ said Shakespeare of his heroine Cleopatra.
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