In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(likeness)parecido masculinosemejanza femeninoresemblance to sb/sth — parecido con algn/algo
- it bears no resemblance to yours — no tiene (ni) el más remoto parecido con el tuyo
- she bears a strong resemblance to her mother — se parece mucho a su madre
- his story bears little resemblance to the facts — su historia tiene poco que ver con la realidad
- We are fortunate that the real world bears little resemblance to this.
- The authority said the building bore little resemblance to the plans it had passed and ordered work to stop last May.
- As the creation of the welfare state was high on the agenda of all parties, manifestos bore close resemblance on this point.
- All the characters in it are invented, none bears any resemblance to anyone living or dead.
- It tasted chemical and bore no resemblance whatsoever to Béarnaise.
- In order for this resemblance to be in any way complete, man had to be created with free will.
- But the past has shown that men come up with solutions that bear no resemblance to reality.
- If the result bears little musical resemblance to the original, it does capture the same hedonistic menace.
- It is unlikely they bear any resemblance to Frankenstein's creation.
- Now I see this written about in a newspaper on a weekly basis and I can only tell you that it has no resemblance to fact.
- It was lovely to see her; there's a definite family resemblance between her and Mum.
- The game no longer bears much resemblance to the sport it once was.
- It sounds nothing like these, nor does it bear any resemblance to a dance number in any way.
- It explores many of the same themes but in a style which bears little resemblance to its predecessor.
- The papers they handed in at the end of the course bore little resemblance to what they produced at the beginning.
- Okarito's few houses and two streets bear little resemblance to the goldrush town of a century and a half ago.
- Even more so, the vitreous resemblance to glass frames mutely enhances the colour of the wall behind it.
- This response obviously bears no resemblance to the true answer.
- In May, planning chiefs ordered work to stop because the building bore little resemblance to the approved plans.
- I had stared at my uncle to see if I could notice any resemblance between him and any of the men in the picture.
2(point of likeness)similitud femenino
- But although the surface similarities are remarkable, the deeper resemblances seem to flow from the primal nature of boxing.
- Family resemblances can be studied at length between reunions, and stories heard and reheard.
- Those physical resemblances, and many other attributes, would surely be traceable to the genes within each species.
- It has lately been the fashion to focus the mind entirely on these mild and subordinate resemblances and to forget the main fact altogether.
- The resemblances, after all, were vivid, and far from accidental.
- ‘I may say that the people here look like themselves and have no resemblances to another nation,’ he said.
- One searches the family portraits for resemblances and finds hardly a trace.
- All the more striking, then, are the resemblances between their early experiences, in many respects uncannily close.
- We have a lot of expressions to acknowledge the resemblances present within families.
- And if physical resemblances were undeniable, that made it more important to defend the less tangible ground of mentation or behavior.
- But the resemblances cannot be stretched too far.
- He carried a notebook in which he jotted notes or sketches of anything which caught his interest - an unusual design for a dovecote, or the resemblances between eddying water and braided hair.
- I suppose that on maybe two or three tracks, at the beginning and the end of the album, there are faint stylistic resemblances, but the emotion and the intent seem to me to come from somewhere else entirely.
- All characters belong to my mind, the plot belongs to me… any resemblances are entirely and purely coincidental.
- Molecular data enable workers to determine relationships with greater certainty than using physical resemblances alone.
- The patterns repeat themselves like family resemblances, the living seeing echoes of their own faces in old photographs.
- There are a few resemblances, but one cannot make a full parallel between the two.
- No two situations will be exactly alike, but there will be resemblances.
- Any and all resemblances to other stories are purely coincidental.
- The soundtracks extend the analogy by their resemblances to early sound recordings.
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