In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(voz) to boom(eco) to resound(paso) to echo(trueno) to roll(trueno) to boom(cañón/explosión) to boomtiene una voz que retumba — he has a loud, booming voice
- los golpes hacían retumbar las paredes — the banging was making the walls shake
2(habitación) to resoundel teatro retumbaba con los aplausos — the theater resounded with the sound of clapping
- todo el pasillo parecía retumbar con las pisadas — the whole corridor seemed to echo / resound with the sound of footsteps
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