In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- They had never had a proper home as a family in Germany: touring with the dance company and staying in rooming houses, the children living most of the time with their grandmother and great-aunts, away from the parents.
- The name came from a great-aunt on my mother's side, whom I never knew.
- Michael worked the pub and took it over from my great-aunt.
- Thus a grand-father is a father of a parent of yours and great-aunt or grand-aunt is the name given to an aunt of your parent's.
- Other people in my family have died over the years - all my grandparents, great-aunts and uncles and so on.
- Oh, and yes, you read the obituary correctly - he is survived by his older sister, my great-aunt Shirley.
- Now a DNA comparison between the woman he claims is his great-aunt and his own grandfather may finally put the matter beyond all doubt.
- Maybe it was just the fact that I grew up near the ‘old home places’ but I knew a great-uncle and a great-aunt when they were well into their nineties.
- And when you think back to your aunts and your great-aunts and the story of your family, can you remember stories of men who had intellectual disability?
- Where you usually have a nuclear family living together and nobody else, we will often have not just a nuclear family but cousins, aunts, great-aunts, uncles. The extended family lives together, tightly knit.
- Looking at a picture of my great-grandmother and my great-aunt together in 1898, I was compelled to find out more.
- I am due to inherit some sizeable pieces of Georgian furniture and large paintings from a great-aunt.
- I, who once had been a lonely little girl, am now mother, mother-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, grandmother, and great grand mother!
- Her great-aunt disliked her natural mother and had no hopes for her daughter, ‘the black lamb of the black sheep.’
- The author admitted that it was an inability to write another cookery book after 25 years on the subject that prompted her to investigate a family rumour that a great-aunt died of a broken heart.
- His sister-in-law, my great-aunt, is the last one left in his generation.
- You could show the book to your great-aunt Jane and she would think it was lovely.
- I have an aunt, a great-aunt and a great-great-grandmother all named Lisa.
- I'm not just saying this for effect: my mother corrected me recently when I spoke of her aunt, my great-aunt, in the present tense.
- He was flying to Washington with his mom to visit a great-aunt.
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