In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1yac masculineyak masculine
- The monks' chanting is heard as a deep growling sound, which is the result of producing three octaves simultaneously (not unlike a female yak, we are led to believe).
- Regular oxygen infusions from my canister prevent me from fainting, but a fellow passenger is not so lucky when we stop for a yak photo-op.
- Their yaks share these high, sunny pastures with blue sheep and plump marmots.
- Now watch me eat a whole yak dipped in barbecue sauce.
- Milk products were common in the form of sour cream and butter from cows and yaks.
- A woman in angular swaths of black was milking one of the yaks.
- However, few families own more than a small number of cows, water buffalo, or yaks because the mountainous topography does not provide grazing land for large animals.
- Located at the base of the snowcapped Ala-Too Mountains, the rich farm valley provides plenty of food for sheep, mountain goats and yaks.
- Shaggy yaks tread the icy pastures, their huge bodies belying their importance in mountain life.
- It is the home of the yak, which has to be the coolest animal around.
- We found a pastoral scene of verdant meadows and a scattered population of seminomadic Kyrgyz - Islamic subsistence farmers who come here in summer, tending yaks and cows.
- In an entirely different style, Ma Yuan's The Top of the World Mountains is a stunning realist landscape of Tibet with a herd of yaks crossing a desert plateau.
- Outside the city, loggers have denuded the mountain slopes of their thick forests, and millions of sheep, goats, and yaks have left lush pastures rutted and barren.
- We all have a need to commune with our gods, whether they be male or female, sexual or chaste, whether they reside in the devil's asshole or in the soul of a yak.
- We parallel the river, following an old yak trail.
- Tinle, the man's father and a proud old chief, refuses to grant another young herder leadership of the annual yak caravan across the mountains to exchange salt for grain.
- After all, this ticket could say that I was taking a mud bath with a yak in the Gobi desert for all we know, right?
- It was only after the Mongols tamed horses, yaks and camels that they took to a nomadic herding lifestyle.
- What an experience it was; I was smellier than a yak and dirtier than the local kids, worried that MAD wouldn't allow me home.
- He once chased a yak to the top of the mountain to take its picture.
- I love that I don't have to make cheese from the juice of a yak, or headache pills from bark, or butter from the hooves of a caribou.
- He'd spent years traveling the Wakhan as a yak trader.
- For all its dark intensity, What Animal is a measured, almost quiet collection; if we come to the book as bewildered onlookers, we leave understanding the yak's sorrow is much like our own.
- The shrines in their homes are spattered with cooking fat and they recite a mantra (holy phrase) in the same breath as they yell at a yak.
- Williams - disappointed and frustrated - was inspired to let loose a profanity he speaks about as often as he dines on barbecued yak.
- Altitude sickness, parasites, frostbite and being gored by a yak are some of the reasons most people prefer to travel in their armchairs.
- In the valleys there are orchards, and up on the high pastures, where not even barley will grow, people husband yaks, cows or sheep.
- Here the goods are either loaded on the backs of yaks or on mule caravans to send into Tibet or to Nepal and Bhutan to be forwarded to Tibet.
- They look after the animals - sheep, yaks, goats and cows.
- Butchers from Tibet come especially to slaughter yaks whose meat is then dried and smoked.
- We stopped in a yak meadow near the falls, at 10,000 feet.
- Shaggy yaks stomp around threshing circles, ears of barley are thrashed with sticks and winnowed by singing villagers in twos and threes.
- About a third of the population are herdsmen, and many families raise one or two yak for themselves.
- Babu checks us into the Panorama Lodge, where many Everest mountaineers stay, in part because a flat stretch of land behind the lodge is a perfect staging ground for the yak trains that supply Base Camp.
- The route has been used for centuries by Tibetan traders who would bring down yaks, salt and dried sheep meat from Tibet and return with goods from India, such as rice, corn and millet.
- Because they bulk up faster and on less feed than cattle, yaks are raised without growth hormones or steroids.
- Now black yaks and white sheep graze peacefully on dry grassland, tended by Tibetan herdsmen clad in bright orange.
- During warmer periods the land turned into meadows and steppes, ideal grazing grounds for woolly mammoths, rhinoceroses, bison, horses, elk, and yaks.
- If we break down we have to leave everything and make our own way to the finishing line - or home either on foot or by catching a ride on the next yak,’ said Neil.
- Your dad's impression of a yak may be ‘legendary’ in your family, but it really means nothing, in the same way that David Beckham or John Peel mean very little in the legendary stakes.
- We walked through a yak herder's camp where great black beasts snorted columns of white steam.
- A team of Royal Navy marines joined the rescue effort before Conan endured a 17-hour journey back to base camp on the back of a yak.
- Donkeys, mules, oxen, and water buffalo carry loads, as do the offspring of the temperamental yaks, which are kept only to crossbreed with cattle.
1cháchara feminine informalcotorreo masculine informalto have a yak — cotorrear informal
- She'd been sitting quietly up until this point, but decided to have a great old yak in protest while Lee does this really appalling campy dance.
- There'll be a hell mood if you insist on grizzling about disgraceful this and outrageous that, yakkity yak.
- He was quick to raise his voice through a cordless microphone to silence the gathering engaged in a yak.
- At no point do their jobs, careers or family obligations (do they have parents or were they virgin births?) impinge on their endless yackety-yak about relationships.
- The need to fill 24-hour cycles creates the yak factor.
- Certainly the bombast of cable's top yak show host, Bill O'Reilly, seems anything but cool.
- Likewise, Laurie Brereton, Latham's numbers man, occasionally walked the floor to have a yak to colleagues.
- He doesn't even write literature - he writes… yak!
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