In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(affair)romance masculinoidilio masculinohe/she was my first romance — él/ella fue mi primer amor
- Jude could almost picture it - summers spent in with the family, and holiday romances remembered fondly years later.
- It's the latest shocker in a whirlwind romance that has been kind of hard to keep up with.
- Celebrity gossip in our newspapers and Web pages and T.V. is constantly intruding into the personal lives of famous individuals, giving us the latest scoop on their latest failed romances.
- They fumble through their budding romances, discovering meaning as they go.
- It was such a idyllic setting, she could imagine herself having a whirlwind romance of sorts in Scotland.
- In the world of quickie romances and shotgun relationships, finding the perfect match is nothing short of an Olympian task.
- Things certainly moved quickly with Felix, but summer romances tend to be that way.
- The following year, she realised it was more than a holiday romance and came back to stay.
- After a whirlwind romance, they are married and work very hard to conceive a kid.
- Following a whirlwind romance, the two get hitched and jet off to Europe for a disastrous honeymoon - returning back to America at the point of separation.
- So they had a summer romance, and she got pregnant with me.
- Each one was dreading that the other might say it was just a holiday romance and that they wanted to finish it.
- They disapproved of a lot of my sister's romances, and I was all prepared for them disapproving of Phil.
- Not even the ladies-in-waiting cared for much except when it had to do with castle romances or flirtations.
- Alora had had boyfriends before when she was a two or three years younger, but only childish romances, nothing serious.
- In this brave-new-world of e-mails and cheap telephone calls, holiday romances are much easier to prolong.
- Apparently, Leo recently spent some time in Taiwan shooting a big new movie, and while he was there, he started up a whirlwind romance with a lucky local.
- They embark on a slow, sweet romance and fall in love.
- The play's strength derives from its presentation of both an affair and a workplace romance, each with their different dynamics.
- He tells his parents it's just a summer romance, but he's having so much fun that he's thinking about blowing off his career for a year or so.
- He still seemed to take these simple romances far too seriously.
- On one hand, as Theios observed, Western artists depict the myth and romance of the West and seldom its harsh truths.
- Admittedly, the cigarette helped create an aura of mystery and romance even in the very early years of film.
- Unfortunately, though, many do not; in fact, many do the opposite, fostering a mystique and romance about weapons.
- The wrought-iron entrance gates and meandering drive reflect the sense of romance and grandeur that characterized the Roaring Twenties.
- The Orient was almost a European invention, and had been since antiquity a place of romance, exotic beings, haunting memories and landscapes, remarkable experiences.
- We all admired the romance and pluck of the South.
- Turner was unavoidably saturated in the history and romance of the sea.
- The sky was clear and filled with stars and the fragrance of the white roses drifted through the air, filling the night with mystery and romance.
- The continuing schizophrenia of Partition dictates our collective romance with the border, and the different avatars it assumes within the public sphere.
- Enveloped in romance and mystique, craft beers came into their own between 1987 and 1995.
- With it comes the romance - perceived or otherwise - of a freedom ride at the wheel of an automobile.
- Oh, and there is the fact that I no longer travel the world attending academic conferences in search of adventure and romance.
- There's a touch of romance about the sea, given that seafaring created the economies and history of the region before the skies took over as the main means of transport.
- Travelling by train has always been associated with romance and adventure, and one of the best ways to see the east coast of the States is by doing just that.
- Slowly the colours of the day faded and the dark purple of the night crept in, with its eerie sense of romance and evil to it.
- Foreign reporting has obviously always had an aura of romance and adventure - Christiane Amanpour in a black leather jacket!
- What love, what beauty, what romance in the sky - something you'll never find upon this wretched earth.
1.3(attractive quality)lo románticolo poético
1.4US (sex)sexo masculino
(love story)novela romántica femeninonovela de amor femeninonovela rosa femenino coloquial
- And if anyone wants to read a really good romance with some mystery, check out Scarab by Penning Fantasy.
- Action films from Japan, romances from India, Islamic epics, and detective stories from the United States are popular.
- It also posed one of the great unanswered questions of recent film romances - did they meet again?
- The film is billed as a romance, but the two travellers spend too long exchanging pleasantries and being nice to each other to get any sparks going.
- Harlequin romances idealize traditional male and female gender roles and always have a happy ending.
- Her reading consisted of a staple diet of lurid romances and whodunits, and her thoughts tended towards the macabre.
- If you read teenage romances like ‘Love Stories’ and such, you would notice that the language used is grammatically correct and clean.
- The film wants to be too many things, simultaneously: a romance, a political thriller, an epic war story, and a tragedy.
- Those who despise it either expect it to be a romance or a baseball movie.
- Too many movie romances depend on the love story as a function of the plot, rather than giving us two characters who have appealing qualities or who might actually see something in one another.
- I love writing the romances because sex isn't the only part of it.
- Sure, you can see the conclusion coming, but most movie romances are predictable in that way.
- The promotional materials presented the film strictly as a romance with no hint of its political overtones.
- The author interjects that it would be easy to invent some pre-story reason if the book were a romance.
- They were well-known silent film stars who were married and who often starred in adventure romances together.
- I love to read romances the best but I appreciate classics too.
- It does not fall into the tradition of a Hollywood romance.
(tale of chivalry)novela de caballerías femeninoromance masculino
- But if any courtly romances were composed in eleventh-century Britain and Ireland, none survive.
- She has read some of the chivalric romances and says she can handle it.
- The ancient epic had its counterpart in athletic contests just as the medieval romance had its counterpart in jousts and tournaments between knights.
- It is one of the most admired of all Middle English romances nowadays, because of its narrative coherence and life and the sustained interest of its action.
- More directly linked to our generic discussion, we should consider the role women have played in romances dating back to the medieval quest romances.
- It may simply be a parody of chivalric romances, as it claims to be.
- In an attempt to calm Usher, his friend pulled from the bookcase a second rate medieval romance and began to read aloud.
- An object referred to as the grail and later as the Holy Grail occurs in a number of medieval romances written between the end of the twelfth and the end of the thirteenth century.
- Deeper roots can be traced in medieval romances of chivalry.
- This article intends to trace the Holy Grail theme from a set of motifs in medieval romance to the modern genre of grail literature and to focus on the resulting interface between literary and popular culture.
- The writers of the time, anxious to please their audience, had developed a new literary form designed to appeal to them, the romance, and had imagined a new set of ideals to create a knightly culture.
- In 1190, no one had ever heard of the Holy Grail: fifty years later, it was a central theme of half a dozen romances, familiar to anyone interested in the stories of Arthur and his knights.
- In most of these romances the grail is a cup used at the Last Supper and there are several actual vessels that claim to be the Holy Grail.
- Cervantes, in Don Quixote, parodies not just the chivalric romances of his day but also its literary structures through a new poetry of language.
- He drew on the classics and on medieval romances.
1(have love affair)tener amores
- The smitten couple, who have been romancing for six years, got engaged in March this year in Paris' Eiffel Tower.
- Spokespeople for Jennifer and Vince have insisted the pair are not romancing.
1(languages) romance(languages) románico
- The use of the German language goes back to the early Middle Ages, when the Alamans invaded lands where Romance languages were developing.
- And they were our distant brothers and not unlike the Romance languages that you know, the Italians and the Spaniards and the French all come from a Latin derivative or Latin root.
- I was surprised to learn that mere probably comes from Latin merus, though perhaps with some reinforcement from Germanic and Romance sources.
- In the areas once part of the Roman empire, Latin was effectively the vernacular and it gradually evolved into the various Romance languages of western Europe.
- Readers who have studied Romance languages other than Romanian will be able to see from the above that there are tantalising similarities between the language and, say, Spanish.
- In the Romance languages, you ‘exit the room creeping’, ‘cross the river swimming’, and ‘descend the hill limping’.
- The history of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance shows how stigmatized varieties of Latin came eventually to flower as Romance languages were recognized as legitimate for writing and publication.
- French is also the lingua franca used to communicate with immigrants, most of whom already know another Romance language.
- But, he smiled as he studied his vocabulary lists, if his plan was to emigrate out of the Balkans, learning Romance languages would be the way to go.
- His accent is that of a Romance language, but I don't know.
- Now of the Romance languages, French and Portuguese are harder to learn, and so what are the characteristics there that make them less easy to learn than other Romance languages?
- Although it was influenced linguistically by invaders and neighbours (Turks and Greeks), Romanian is a Romance language, with obvious implications for the character of its folk music.
- These Romance languages supplanted earlier tribal ones which, except for Basque, have not survived.
- Cox was a serious amateur philologist and had reading knowledge of the Romance languages along with Hungarian, Polish, Greek and German.
- Two of the main regional languages - Catalan and Gallego - are Romance languages that bear some degree of similarity to Castilian.
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