In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lugar/época) far-offen un lejano país vivía un rey — in a distant / far-away / far-off country there lived a king literario
- un pueblo lejano — a remote village
- en épocas lejanas — in far-off times
- cada vez se sentían más lejanos el uno del otro — they felt increasingly distant from each other
2(pariente) distanthay un lejano parentesco entre ellos — they are distantly related
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