In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Meteorologycloudun cielo cubierto de nubes — an overcast / a cloudy sky
- ninguna nube enturbiaba su felicidad — not a single cloud marred her happiness
- como caído de las nubes — out of the blue
- estar / andar en las nubes — to have one's head in the clouds
- estar/ponerse por las nubes
- la carne se está poniendo por las nubes — the price of meat is going through the roof
- por aquí las casas están por las nubes — around here house prices are out of sight
- poner a algn por las nubes — to sing sb's praises
- vivir en las nubes — to live in cloud-cuckoo land
2cloudcloudswarmuna nube de fotógrafos — a swarm of photographers
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