In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1moneda de un dólar femenino
- I supposed it was good that he'd paid because I only had a loonie and a dime in my pocket.
- A loonie is a Canadian one dollar coin, on which is pictured a common loon.
- The central bank wants to help keep a lid on the loonie, which jumped by a dramatic 20 per cent last year, driven in part by the sizeable gap between interest rates here and in the United States coupled with weakness in the U.S. economy.
- The value of the loonie discouraged 17 per cent of Canadians from travelling outside the country while one per cent did not know or refused to answer.
- Without a doubt, the loonie's sharp appreciation has somewhat eroded the competitiveness of Canada's export sector.
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