In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(count/artist) pobre(artist/count) sin un céntimoI'm absolutely penniless — estoy sin un céntimo
- to leave sb penniless — dejar a algn en la miseria
- They were penniless and Mary knew that a stage career was her only hope of survival.
- Relocated to a contemporary setting, the story tells of a penniless prostitute chosen and gifted with wealth by the Gods.
- Mind you, I'm also filling up on all the industrial music that I couldn't afford when I was a penniless student.
- Senior partners in legal firms rubbed shoulders with penniless students and dedicated barflies.
- I was penniless and facing bankruptcy and the prospect of being prosecuted in court for a whole range of civil and criminal offences.
- Now back in it, they're left penniless and sometimes homeless.
- Nearly one-third of filers claimed they were nearly penniless after paying these fees.
- He also brought on board bankers who could help finance his schemes but things did not go well and he was soon penniless and having to borrow money.
- We were completely penniless, with three young children, helpless in an unfamiliar city.
- We were penniless and without shoes while people from the same hotel sat next to us in the airport flagrantly eating burgers and chips and drinking coke.
- As a result, many of them have had to resort to shooting kangaroos in order to sell the meat, as they are almost penniless.
- One hundred years ago, Montmartre was a cheap area to live in, and so attracted penniless artists.
- I leapt into the car and in gratitude shot off to buy a box of chocolates for my saviours then realised I was penniless and cardless.
- She and her mother were left penniless after her father died, the family having earlier lost their home to river erosion.
- But after reputedly making millions from crime he says he's now penniless.
- Monet valued the comforts of a middle-class existence, and even as a penniless student his love of the finer things in life was noted.
- He was under the impression the the hut committee had spent all of the memorial fund and that we were penniless.
- A man meets a beautiful but penniless girl on a trip to Cuba.
- I had used all the money to get to England so I was penniless in a foreign land with only the clothes on my back and my sword to my name.
- Her father's once prosperous business had fallen apart and they were left penniless due to their huge debts.
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