In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person)ellashe's a writer/my sister — es escritora/mi hermana
- she didn't say it, I did — no fue ella quien lo dijo, sino yo
- don't ask me, she's the expert — no me preguntes a mí, la experta es ella
- Lisa Swenson? who's she? — ¿Lisa Swenson? ¿quién es Lisa Swenson?
- could I speak to Mary, please? — this is she — ¿podría hablar con Mary, por favor? — al aparato / habla con ella
- he's as tall as she is / (formal) as tall as she — es tan alto como ella
2(ship, boat)she's a sturdy vessel — es un barco sólido
- The ship is now in the Falklands where she has taken over from HMS Dumbarton Castle.
- He also moved to dispel what he said was the myth that Queen Mary never sailed in convoy because she was too quick.
- The ship is returning to the Gulf, where she has been a regular visitor in recent years.
- The crew had raced out and were able to get them off the ship before she sank.
- It is a fine sight in the summer wind as she sails away and becomes a dot on the horizon.
- The ship was sailing from New York to Liverpool when she was struck off the coast of Ireland.
- When the ship was lost, relatives were wrongly informed that she had hit a mine.
- This was the Danish ship Flora, and she steamed straight for the anchored Gwladmena.
- From the equator she will sail past the Cape of Good Hope and then to Cape Leeuwin in Australia.
- Work is expected to begin shortly, and she may be ready to be sunk by next April.
- A small ship with a big name and a big heart, she was obviously a source of immense pride for her new owner.
1it's a she — (of baby) es nena América Latina
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