In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the old 'uns/young 'uns — los viejos/jóvenes
- that fish you've caught's a big 'un — has pescado un pez de los gordos
- that's a good 'un! — ¡esa sí que es buena!
- thanks, love, you're a good 'un — gracias corazón, tú sí que eres buena
- You may have to leave the little 'uns at home.
- He got her and me a place to stay across the river, and a young 'un to help her.
- Perhaps you have a "little 'un" for whom you think a Montessori start would be good.
- There are some pretty good midpriced gifts for the young 'uns in here.
- I always knew he was a wrong 'un.
- This 'un won't do anythin' to endanger the rest of ya.
- However, this hasn't stopped it from being a good 'un.
- I'll leave it up to you young 'uns.
- Carol's brother Jimmy is a bad 'un.
- I've always wanted to be the kind of mother who spends as much time as possible with her young 'un.
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