In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1monumento masculinomemorial to sb/sth — monumento a algn/algo
- it was built as a memorial to the fallen — fue construido a la memoria / en memoria de los caídos
- I'd expected to see looted shops, broken glass, and a lot of mess, but it really was shocking to see the Cenotaph, a memorial to Britain's war-dead, daubed with graffiti.
- The Memorial Pool should be just that - a memorial to the past and the local history of the city.
- And just this month a plaque was unveiled at Orpington Hospital as a memorial to the Ontario Military Hospital and the Canadian soldiers who were treated there.
- Most were not aware of the existence of a memorial to the Whiddy Island horror, a mast-shaped sculpture erected in Bantry cemetery.
- The best place to see this is the wonderful church he built after the First World War at Le Raincy in the eastern Paris suburbs, as a memorial to the Marne victory that halted the German advance of 1914.
- The gates, believed to have been made in France in 1715 by Jean Tijou, were installed in the 1950s as a memorial to employees of the family's York cocoa works.
- This statue now stands as a memorial to one of the city's more traditional achievements.
- On the hillside above the cemetery is a memorial to ‘the Glendale martyrs’, one of whom - John MacPherson - was an ancestor of the woman we buried.
- He thinks that the monument should be a memorial to people who died in all the conflicts, not just the two world wars.
- A glass sculpture created in Warminster will be the centrepiece of a memorial to the D-Day landings in France 60 years ago.
- At this time, it became the village hall and was renamed Haxby Memorial Hall as a memorial to the dead of two world wars.
- He understood that when the arch was first proposed, it had been intended as a memorial to asbestos victims but it had ended up more of a memorial to the carriageworks generally and its craftsmanship.
- They also joined in the fighting in France where a memorial to them stands at Delville Wood, near the town of Longueval during the battle of the Somme from July to November 1916.
- There are a couple of dozen tombstones, a memorial to men who died in the First World War.
- At the junction of the two stands London's only cross-eyed statue, a memorial to 18th century libertarian John Wilkes.
- The chalkboard bearing the names of these men has now become their tombstone, a memorial to the six who left their firehouse never to return again.
- Keep going, uphill and round two sharp bends, before turning left to see Bruce's Stone (a memorial to the battle), where you get great views of the loch and valley.
- The anchor was raised some years ago near Boatstrand and has now been mounted on the pier with an appropriate plaque as a memorial to its ill-fated captain and crew.
- According to initial plans the garden is to be created on Kendal's historic Waterside and is planned as a memorial to the town's industrial heritage based in the area during the 19th century.
- It was announced that a memorial to the Ministry of Defence man would be erected in ‘his native South Wales’, where he had not actually lived since shortly after his birth.
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