In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(chiefly)principalmentefundamentalmentethey live mainly on fish — se alimentan principalmente / fundamentalmente / sobre todo de pescado
- While the pursuit of art has always been close to her art, she has mainly taken it as a hobby.
- They mainly involved cars skidding into fence posts and shunting other vehicles.
- The group is mainly for children between one and three but toddlers younger or older are welcome.
- His talk was mainly on the awful abuse of alcohol in the very young age groups at the moment.
- They are concerned mainly with whether the US will win a war, not whether it is right.
- This show is featured mainly to break the myth that film stars can never be good cooks.
- Space is all very well, in the right place, but people come to libraries mainly to borrow books.
- Solar panels, now common even in the wilds, are used mainly to power dim tube lamps.
- These homes are meant mainly for the elite as they demand a huge sum as entrance fee.
- He said the defendant lost hair on the left side of his head mainly through the worry about what happened.
- They were mainly concerned with two types of injury, to the neck and the lower back.
- In so far as it was concerned with substantive law, it was mainly concerned with the law of war.
- In her new job, she will be mainly working in Castle Point and Rochford districts.
- We mainly have hard floors so I usually just sweep up rather than lug the hoover around.
- This was a big deal that people could have computers, but the personal computer was mainly for fun.
- He was mainly interested in and concerned with his work, his family, and his church.
- Mr Atherton and his team were mainly concerned about the allegation of misconduct.
- These pupils were mainly overseas students taking the exams in their second language.
- The fines can be issued anywhere in the borough but will be used mainly to tackle town centre disorder.
- Tangles were commonplace, mainly due to the fact that my rigs were shotted up wrong.
2(for the most part)the people in the streets were mainly tourists — la mayoría de la gente que había en la calle eran turistas
- the meetings take place mainly on Fridays — las reuniones tienen lugar casi siempre / generalmente los viernes
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