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I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
Ishmael Beah

Meaning of "the river" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE RIVER

the river play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE RIVER

the renosterveld
the Repeal
the Resistance
the rest
the reverse of
the Rhaetic
the right
the right side of
the right track
the ring
the roaring days
the Roaring Forties
the Rock
the Roost
the rope
the rough
the rough side of one´s tongue
the Round Table
the Royal and Ancient Club
the Royal Scots Greys

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE RIVER

ambulance driver
arriver
coach driver
deliver
driver
drunk driver
head of the river
hit-and-run driver
learner driver
owner-driver
pile-driver
rally driver
river
screwdriver
shriver
slave driver
slave-driver
taxi driver
tractor driver
truck driver
woman driver

Synonyms and antonyms of the river in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the river» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE RIVER

Find out the translation of the river to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the river from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the river» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el río
570 millions of speakers

English

the river
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नदी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النهر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

река
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o rio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নদী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

la rivière
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sungai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Fluss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kali
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sông
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நதி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nehir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il fiume
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rzeka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

річка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

râu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το ποτάμι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die rivier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

floden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

elva
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the river

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE RIVER»

The term «the river» is very widely used and occupies the 9.028 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE RIVER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the river» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the river» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the river

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE RIVER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the river.
1
John Anderson
They've got to tell us what is necessary to ensure the future health of the river system.
2
William Henry Ashley
After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
3
W. H. Auden
I'll love you, dear, I'll love you till China and Africa meet and the river jumps over the mountain and the salmon sing in the street.
4
Rosecrans Baldwin
Paris's neighborhoods, the arrondissements, are organized like a twist. They spiral from the river like toilet water flushing in reverse and erupting out of the bowl - a corkscrew or what have you, a flattened pig's tail, a whorling braid notched one to 20.
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Ishmael Beah
I had a very simple, unremarkable and happy life. And I grew up in a very small town. And so my life was made up of, you know, in the morning going to the river to fetch water - no tap water, and no electricity - and, you know, bathing in the river, and then going to school, and playing soccer afterwards.
6
Vinoba Bhave
The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
7
Jorge Luis Borges
Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
8
Brian Clough
The river Trent is lovely, I know because I have walked on it for 18 years.
9
Robert Creeley
It's the classic story form. All staying equal, or proving equal, or being equal, this will all continue, and the next time around, we'll move on to see what happened to Harry after he dove in the river, or who his friend John really was, and so on.
10
Patrick Duffy
I do all the cooking in our family. I'm a utilitarian cook, rather than an adventurous one - I only have about 15 recipes in my repertoire that I rotate - but I love being able to go down to the river and catch a 30 lb. salmon, then grill it on the barbecue.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE RIVER»

Discover the use of the river in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the river and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The River
His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate. From the Paperback edition.
Gary Paulsen, 2001
2
Follow the River
For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people. From the Paperback edition.
JAMES ALEXANDER Thom, 2010
3
Stones from the River
Ursula Hegi brings us a timeless and unforgettable story in Trudi and a small town, weaving together a profound tapestry of emotional power, humanity, and truth.
Ursula Hegi, 2011
4
Hearts Awakening (Hearts Along the River Book #1)
With no means to support herself, Ellie Kilmer agrees to work as a housekeeper for the young widower who lives on Dillon Island, hopeful she can obtain a proper reference.
Delia Parr, 2010
5
Ace on the River: An Advanced Poker Guide
From early in 2003 to the middle of 2004, Barry Greenstein won seven poker tournaments including a World Poker Tour event and a World Series of Poker bracelet.
Barry Greenstein, 2005
6
The River
He remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him. When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach.
Michael Neale, 2012
7
Green Days by the River
A novel about a boy on the edge of adult responsibilities, this is the story of Shell - a Trinidadian boy wtho moves to a new village and meets two girls.
Michael Anthony, 2000
8
Children of the River
At the same time she wonders, Are her hopes for happiness and new life in America disloyal to her past and her people? From the Paperback edition.
Linda Crew, 2009
9
A Bend in the River
‘Brilliant and terrifying’ Observer Set in an unnamed African country, the book is narrated by Salim, a young man from an Indian family of traders long resident on the coast.
V. S. Naipaul, 2012
10
Journey to the River Sea
It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon.
Eva Ibbotson, 2008

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE RIVER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the river is used in the context of the following news items.
1
River Thames Bursts Banks, Flooding Homes Near London
LONDON—Hundreds of homes have flooded and hundreds more are at risk to the west of London after the River Thames burst its banks on Monday as England ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 14»
2
Is This The Year The Atchafalaya River 'Captures' The Mississippi?
is the section where he describes the flood of 1973, the last time the structures holding back the river were put to the test, and when they nearly failed–the river ... «Forbes, May 11»
3
Red River reaches record level, floods Fargo with uncertainty
"Right now, we think the river is beginning to crest," said Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker. "As long as we stay under 42 feet, I think we got a chance; if we go over ... «CNN, Mar 09»

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