In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(obra conmemorativa)monumentmonumento al soldado desconocido — monument to the unknown soldier
- monumento a los caídos — war memorial
- a esa mujer le levanto un monumento — I take my hat off to that woman
2Religión(decorated for Holy Week) altar
3(obra excepcional)masterpiececlassicesta obra es un monumento de la épica española — this work is a classic example of the Spanish epic
4coloquial(mujer atractiva)looker coloquialstunner coloquialsu novia es un monumento — his girlfriend's a stunner / a real looker
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