In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Aunties and uncles, grandmas and grandads all lived within walking distance and it was true to say that friends and family were one and the same.
- My favourite picture in the whole house is the one of my grandad with my grandma, of when they were young.
- Plan regular trips to see out-of-town grandmas and grandpas.
- There were parents, siblings, grandmas and grandpas, and even aunts and uncles; not to mention our class of 700 crammed onto the floor.
- Barbara is one of a growing number of grandmas and grandads who attend martial arts sessions in north Manchester in a bid to stay healthy and learn skills to defend themselves if necessary.
- The grandmas we remember stayed at home and baked.
- They want us as kindly old grandmas, ready to baby-sit for free.
- Word is out that knitting isn't just for grandmas anymore - it's the new hobby of choice for people who want to relax and de-stress.
- He went to grammar school and became, along with my grandma, my motivation for doing the same.
- At the end, the grandpas and grandmas were treated with a belated but sumptuous Onam feast which the aged from various day care centres and old age homes in the city enjoyed.
- Tomorrow I begin my knitting class and I'm crossing my fingers that the other class members won't be grandmas.
- Yes, quilting - it isn't just for grandmas anymore.
- And they are going to get quite a few gifts from their family, and grandmas and aunts and uncles and things - and I got them one of those big cars that can drive itself around.
- I wanted my kids to be around their grandma and grandpa, go to the same school I went to.
- All adults were ‘guardian angels’ watching over us, especially the grandmas and grandpas sitting on their front porches in their rocking chairs.
- Libby's grandmas and a couple of aunts were cooking in the kitchen, while Libby's mom and dad sat at the kitchen table, holding hands.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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