In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Comercio surtido masculino(collection) colección femeninothey have a wide assortment of tools/ties — tienen un amplio surtido / una gran variedad de herramientas/corbatas
- in a wide assortment of colors — en un amplio surtido de colores
- an odd assortment of ornaments — una extraña colección de adornos
- At the backpackers' bar you could find the usual assortment of international drinkers.
- There are many, many large-flowering varieties available in a wide assortment of colors.
- No sooner have you sat down than an assortment of dishes is laid before you.
- For dessert, an assortment of tempting baked goods is on display at the counter.
- In the tearoom at work there's an assortment of women's magazines lying around.
- It was huge and full of a wide assortment of cars from all ages.
- There will also be the usual assortment of raffle and tombola prizes.
- The bartender serves beer on a glass-topped counter displaying a wide assortment of ammunition.
- This important passage contains at least one blatant lie and a wide assortment of half truths.
- It is filled with an assortment of junk including hundreds of nuts and bolts and years' worth of empty wine bottles.
- The collections of college and university art museums are sometimes motley assortments of works of art donated by alumni to their alma mater - uneven collections with glaring gaps.
- There was a wide assortment of delightful buns and cakes, and a great range of healthy fruit juices.
- All in all I have acquired information about an unusual assortment of subjects.
- He has drawn on a wide assortment of evidence and gives us, in the end, a wider picture than perhaps he set out to give.
- Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.
- Mr Davenport has lived on the farm, which has an assortment of hens, sheep and geese, for 40 years.
- There was an assortment of free drinks on offer and a couple of plates of biscuits.
- There was a great response, with a great assortment of entries ranging from the very funny to the very cute!
- At the top you could buy an assortment of foods and drinks, all which had been carried up on someone's back.
- Noted for our ever popular cheese curds and huge ice-cream cones, we also have one of the finest assortments of home-made cheeses anywhere in the country.
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