In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in general) ciudad femenino(smaller) pueblo masculino(smaller) población femenino(dweller/life) (before noun) de la ciudad(life/dweller) (before noun) urbanoto go into town — (from outside) ir a la ciudad
- in town — (not outside) en la ciudad
- it's the best hotel in town — es el mejor hotel de la ciudad
- he's the biggest liar in town — es de lo más mentiroso
- I've lived all my life in towns — siempre he vivido en ciudad(es)
- they live out of town — viven en las afueras
- she's out of town at the moment — está de viaje en este momento
- an out-of-town person — una persona de fuera
- the next day the news was all over town — al día siguiente lo sabía la ciudad entera
- to go out on the town, to have a night on the town — ir / salir de juerga
- These extensions followed on from the government desire to generate development in run down areas of cities and major towns.
- In areas where peasants normally congregated, villages became towns and towns became cities.
- Firstly, that there are significant numbers of young men concentrated in inner areas of towns and cities about to hit the peak period of offending.
- We may be entering into a period when the local areas, the villages, towns and cities in which we live become more important to us.
- It has been tested in cities, towns and rural areas as well.
- The continued deplorable condition of districts, villages, towns and cities throughout the country leaves lots to be desired.
- In Namibia reckless individuals occupy erven in residential areas in cities, towns and villages to conduct their unwanted business.
- Governments of cities, towns and villages also should define in advance their criteria for issuing evacuation calls and issue them promptly when necessary.
- The flight of many Congolese to cities and mining towns outside linguistic boundaries has caused new varieties of language to arise.
- The continued ‘area bombing’ of towns and cities, instead of strategic targets such as oil supplies and transport, was undoubtedly a serious mistake.
- I photograph the perpetually gendered in little rural towns outside the city, towns with names like Ash and Beech and Coriander.
- There are now plans to hold similar expos in several major towns and cities, in order to bring more revenue to artisans around the country, throughout the year.
- For Bastille day I've taken the names of 20 French towns and cities and written an anagram of each.
- They were organized around an exporting economy, and as a result, the major cities dwarfed other towns within the tributary area.
- He points out that the solid fuel industry cooperated fully with the Department when smokefree zones were introduced in many major cities and towns throughout the country.
- Barn owls thrive in and around human settlements in villages, towns and cities.
- Many cities and towns were nostalgically named after the places the Scottish immigrants had left behind.
- Over the years the concept has spread nationwide and operates in major cities and towns in 25 counties throughout Ireland.
- From countries and capitals to cities, towns and villages, as we move further down on a geographical scale, there is a village in Sweden and another one in Scotland.
- Indeed the transformation of this particular site and its surroundings is serving as a model for other developments in more socially excluded areas of other large towns and cities.
2(inhabitants)ciudad femeninothe whole town knows about it — lo sabe toda la ciudad / todo el mundo
- town and gown — los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario
- the antagonism between town and gown — el antagonismo entre los habitantes de la ciudad y el ambiente universitario
- Central Vision has taken this further with its detailed submission as to how a campus at York Central would be good for town and gown.
- No longer are rivalries between town and gown manifested in destruction, riot and murder.
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