In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Kuwait taught us to hunker down; the Falklands had us yomping; Vietnam gave us the search-and-destroy mission.
- One minute your little soldiers are happily yomping towards the nearest town and the next, as if by magic, a column of tanks appears out of nowhere!
- Last May they started training again, yomping up hills carrying loaded rucksacks.
- Even without British troops yomping across it, the lashing rain and hard hills make the Falkland Islands an unlikely promised land.
avanzar rápidamente en un terreno accidentado
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