In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Professor, good afternoon, thanks for being here with us.
- People entering a restaurant will greet fellow diners and, on leaving, wish them a good afternoon.
- Politely muttering some pleasantry, I paid for the chocolate bar (something new, exotic and way too sweet), and we bade each other a good afternoon.
- Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon.
- ‘Ah, good afternoon,’ said the doctor as he entered the room.
- Thank you Peter, and good afternoon listeners.
- When he arrived at the Dean's Office, he knocked before entering and the secretary greeted him a good afternoon, then motioning for him to go see the Dean right away.
- Let me begin by saying good afternoon to everybody, and thank you for coming out.
- When she appeared the first time I said good afternoon to her and then in the blink of an eye she was gone.
- Well good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, lovely to be here too, I've got to say.
- ‘Well tell Nelson that I said good afternoon,’ though his words were kind his voice sounded anything but friendly when he mentioned the other man.
- Some will say good morning, or good afternoon, depending on the hour, you see.
- ‘Thank you and good afternoon, Lady Sirena,’ intoned Tawnie dutifully but entirely devoid of even a shred of sincerity, let alone enthusiasm.
- Ah, good afternoon, I wasn't expecting company; sorry I had you waiting so long.
- ‘Well good afternoon, Ladies,’ Kyle said with a sly grin.
- Mr Powell, good afternoon to you, and good afternoon, everyone.
- Mr Robinson, good afternoon to you, and welcome.
- Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and a very good afternoon to you, Chief Constable, to you and your colleagues.
- Well, good afternoon, Sir Bill, and Panel members.
- Well then, now that we've got that settled I'll wish you a good afternoon and be on my way.
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