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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- Morris stayed in Europe until 1799, earning the money that would enable him to buy the Morris estate from his half-brothers.
- Jack also discovered he has five half-brothers and sisters as Daniels, who died 16 years ago, had married three times.
- I was actually put back in touch with my two long-lost half-brothers because of all this.
- It's a little tricky when you're talking about your parents because I have half-sisters and half-brothers.
- He had a younger brother who was my age, three half-sisters, two half-brothers, a step-sister, and a step-brother, and Walker was two years older than me.
- The author of this book, the only child of this marriage, is thus fifty years younger than his two half-brothers.
- Both parents had children from previous relationships - which Bruno seems rather vague about - and he had two half-sisters and two half-brothers as well as his full sister.
- I have half-brothers and half-sisters from my parents' previous marriages, and they're all much older than me.
- He had two half-brothers and two half-sisters, all of whom remained on the mainland when his parents left for Hong Kong.
- He remarried and I found out I had four half-sisters and five half-brothers and countless aunts and uncles.
- Jean had a brother and two half-brothers, really big guys who were our ‘comprehensive insurance policy’ in the neighbourhood.
- Our family's riddled with divorce and I have seven brothers or half-brothers and mum raised us pretty much singled-handed.
- So Christina found out that her cousin, to whom she has always been close, is really her half-brother.
- Down the line, it may be helpful for them to meet, especially if there are half-brothers and sisters involved.
- I can at least say that I have 2 half-brothers I can be proud of.
- My dad's first wife and my half-brothers are here visiting from Jamaica, and I'm looking forward to seeing them.
- My two sons who live in Bury, Barry's half-brothers, are devastated by his death.
- By the time I was 18, the family, which now included my two half-brothers, Alexander and Patrick, had lived in 18 houses.
- One of my half-brothers called to see if I was all right.
- She added: ‘And with regard to my two boys, it shows that they are not just half-brothers but brothers.’
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