In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1the menfolk — los hombres
- their menfolk — sus maridos (or compañeros etc.)
- Like their menfolk, our women should be encouraged to project their abilities and potential within their democratic rights in a competitive market.
- Geraldine Pearson was one of hundreds of women who made their way to Downing Street last week as part of a campaign to save the jobs of their menfolk at the already silent MG Rover plant.
- And thinking back, it seems that the ladies present weren't quite so dismissive as their menfolk and some were unashamedly enthusiastic.
- The menfolk of Shanghai are world-famous for their consideration towards their wives and their diligence in carrying out household chores.
- If you listen closely enough, you should be able to make out the angry words above the din: a cacophony of female voices raised to the rafters with one common message for their menfolk.
- Aughness was once a busy village full of youthful exuberance, where the menfolk would return from England for the summer months to fish its rich waters.
- Then, there is the crucial administering of the medicine in the murrel that is deftly handled by the menfolk and the women in the family.
- North Yorkshire women have been asked by police to nag their motorcycle-loving menfolk to ride with more restraint on the county's roads.
- Our menfolk are not usually backwards at coming forwards, so it was a surprise to see Blackburn's first speed dating event had more women than men queuing to find a partner.
- Arms were the insignia of a family of distinction, and that was why its menfolk took such a pride in them; in that pride their womenfolk consciously shared.
- She had for some time, been shy around the menfolk of the village.
- They are most disappointed as reciprocal support from the menfolk is very sparse indeed.
- They were social occasions, acting as a marriage market for the young, a place where older women could indulge in gossip and which provided unlimited networking opportunities for their menfolk.
- The common refrain that it is the menfolk in the families who control the women elected members may be partly true; but studies show that the situation is rapidly changing.
- I left Stone Town soon after lunch, just as the town's menfolk were heading back to their houses to take their afternoon siesta.
- I can understand the anguish which will be beginning to form in the minds of so many Ulster families whose menfolk have worked at Harland's for generations.
- Nuala Ryan, said the women travellers, in the main, want to be housed but the menfolk do not, preferring to remain on the side of the road.
- Women and children crowd around a wood stove in one room while, outside in the pouring rain, their menfolk unload sacks of potatoes and rice.
- Together they're singing - a lament that idles across the water, a chant of fishermen's wives reaching across the centuries, like hands to pull their menfolk back from the depths of the sea.
- Although this service is compiled and organised by women, the menfolk will also be welcome to join in the service on Friday night.
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