In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(thing)he caught a real biggie — pescó uno grandote coloquial
- his fourth was a biggie; it sold over a million — el cuarto fue un bombazo; vendió más de un millón
- right, this is the biggie: when will it be finished? — bueno, esta es la gran pregunta: ¿cuándo estará terminado?
- If companies had to bid for contracts from American biggies, they had to have the infrastructure and the personnel to show that the firm had the wherewithal to handle a big contract.
- Contacts with biggies like them is the only factor.
- It received support from dozens of countries, including some European biggies (Britain, Spain, Italy, Poland).
- Do you enjoy those tete-a-tetes with the other biggies?
- So for me loyalty is right up there with the biggies like ‘devotion’, ‘trust’ and ‘love’.
- One of the biggies is balancing your feelings, thoughts and behavior.
- There were no stringers or local bureau reporters in this crowd - the biggies were here in person, and each one of them was laying to be the one who made everyone else's news with the killer question that defined a story.
- Know-it-all TV biggies and critics quickly wrote off CNN and labeled it the ‘Chicken Noodle Network.’
- Unlike the last round of negotiations held at Doha in 2001, the biggies have forged a massive alliance well in advance thereby attempting to dictate to the world their terms on which trade will be conducted.
- Indeed, the film is weighted with questions about all the biggies: life, love, death, religion, revenge, organ transplantation, and much, much more.
- Instituted in 1998, it wants to compete with the biggies.
- But the current government is still letting itself be held hostage by the biggies.
- James was on turning duty (turning all the peats we cut last week and cutting some of the biggies down into a more manageable size) whilst David and I finished off the bank we started last week.
- The two biggies boast commentaries - one good, one frustrating - and excellent docos and all five have a great selection of relevant short subjects.
- I also worry about extending the rights of citizenship - and voting is the biggie - to people who haven't made that commitment.
- But the best piece of advice I could give you (apart from the first two biggies in the first paragraph), is smile and nod.
- Monday morning, across America, the news magazines came out, and this man made the cover of all three of the biggies.
- Across several key portfolios, a pattern of incompetence had been well-established: secondary education, tertiary education, police, immigration and justice, to name only the biggies.
- But if you're trying this at home you can't forget the biggies.
- On Friday, BCC officials, and industry biggies, surveyed the 19 roads to be taken up for upgradation under the short-term plan.
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