In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(New Englander/Welshman) de pura cepahe's a true-born gentleman — es un auténtico caballero
- The true-born Athenians are keen and critical auditors, constant in their attendance at plays and spectacles.
- Well the shoulder joint's something like a ball and socket joint, but it's different to the hip; the hip's a true-born socket, where the ball is held by the socket.
- ‘When America speaks from its heart, it retreats into a language that none but its true-born citizens can begin to understand.’
- During imperial times, that archetypal native, John Bull, was swaggeringly sure of himself: common sense told this true-born Englishman that he was also a Briton and as such the representative of an empire that straddled the globe.
- For just a moment, she sounds like a true-born radical, a daughter of the liberation fighters who freed much of Africa from colonialism when she was a child.
- John was a true-born features journalist; he knew the job of the ‘I’ word.
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