In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Religiónblessingbenedictionnos dio / (informal) echó la bendición — he gave us the blessing
- bendición de la mesa — grace
- bendiciones nupciales — wedding ceremony
2(aprobación)blessingel padre le dio la bendición para que se casara — her father gave his blessing to her marriage
3(regalo divino)godsendesta lluvia es una bendición (de Dios) — this rain is a godsend / is heaven-sent
- la hija fue una bendición — their daughter was a real godsend to them / was a blessing from God
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