In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1unbeknown to sb
- unbeknown to me — sin yo saberlo
- unbeknown to the family — sin el conocimiento de la familia
- Meanwhile, unbeknown to them, Mr Prescott had been busy scribbling in hidden corners, using this ill-gotten time to pen legislation that will make his name an abomination to all who cherish freedom.
- But, unbeknown to his grieving colleagues above, the plucky soldier had managed to discover a pocket of air - after making an amazing 90 ft dive completely unaided.
- Our grandson, unbeknown to us, was safe and well one street away.
- But, unbeknown to Noah, Timna has set in motion a chain of events that will drastically affect God's plan.
- Then, unbeknown to them, she moved them all around.
- Sometime during the middle of our rally, unbeknown to many of us, the Destiny cavalry turned up.
- He further relies upon the fact that, unbeknown to him, his informant status had become public knowledge.
- But unbeknown to him, his staff had been putting them back on the list when he wasn't looking.
- There was a reason for this: unbeknown to the Reserve Bank, the major banks were working secretly and cooperatively to develop an alternative payment system that would substitute for direct debits.
- But unbeknown to his family, he had packed extra items in his work bag including socks, a pair of trainers and some hair gel.
- In the meantime, unbeknown to the French, the British and Germans were cooking up their own plan.
- The informer said that, unbeknown to retailers, it could be as long as 20 days from slaughter to final use-by date for a raw chicken breast.
- But unbeknown to the Japanese, Soviet leader Josef Stalin had promised Washington and London that he would attack Japanese forces within three months of Germany's defeat.
- They even let people vote without identification - although, unbeknown to the voters, they then marked their ballots as invalid.
- And proving well and truly that we are related, unbeknown to me she lists the ingredients for pastry and the method for scones.
- However, unbeknown to the drivers, these black boxes have broken down in a ‘significant’ number of cases, requiring an engineer to be called to carry out repairs, or in most cases replace the device.
- All unbeknown to 16-year-old Tan, the little Lakeland Terrier from Nottinghamshire, she was about to be named ‘special friend’ of the year.
- I've even seen her reading someone else's book unbeknown to the chappie who was reading it first-hand; she must have read a good chapter or so of it.
- He was told to wait in the adjoining cloakroom but, unbeknown to his teacher, sprinted outside and through the school gates.
- When he returned home she said he continued to tinker with the bike but, unbeknown to her, he then went out on it.
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