In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not known)(surroundings/destination) desconocido(country) desconocido(country) ignoto formalher whereabouts are unknown — se desconoce su paradero
- the true story was unknown until recently — la verdad se desconocía hasta hace poco
- the Unknown Soldier — el soldado desconocido
- it is virtually unknown for anyone to refuse — prácticamente nunca se niega nadie
- unknown to sb
- that was unknown to me — eso no lo sabía
- facts unknown to most of us — hechos que la mayoría de nosotros desconocíamos
2(not famous)(play/singer/writer) desconocidoshe was completely unknown a year ago — hace un año era una total desconocida
1(phenomenon, experience)the unknown — lo desconocido
- a journey into the unknown — un viaje a lo desconocido
- We fly and survey the familiar and yet unknown path below us and then we land and rest our eyes and minds and sun-seared souls.
- The Mutiny will be a largely unknown quantity.
- This time out, the author returns to both familiar and unknown ground to collect new stories, strange encounters and first hand accounts.
- For some hitherto unknown reason, Emilia was not best pleased.
- She stood just inside the gate and clutched her small bundle of possessions, her one familiar token in an unknown world.
- For all young people growth is a hard journey out of the familiar past into an unknown future, and there are times when everyone feels daunted by the precarious uncertainty of the path.
- Genetic epidemiology may identify hitherto unknown molecular mechanisms and improve understanding of critical events in the evolution of disease.
- Finally, 7 of 15 interactors with a hitherto unknown function were shown to interfere with apoptosis.
- Buddhism, therefore, remained virtually unknown to the classical world.
- She waved me off as I set off into the unknown territory of Park Mountain.
- As Shawn and I were continuing our way to unknown territory, I spotted a familiar figure leaving some disco with a few other people.
- But behind these familiar figures is an unknown Ganesha, whose origins lie deep in the subcontinent's prehistory.
- Once that decision is made, a couple enters an unknown territory, where a new future must be mapped out.
- Thus there has emerged a previously unknown source of initiative.
- Seven chapters tell stories that are mostly based on previously unknown archival sources.
- Remarkably, this bulbous plant is relatively unknown.
- Freedom and adventure are inviting you into unknown territory and there is nothing to hold you back at this point.
- Unfortunately, for reasons unknown to man, nobody did anything until 10.
- We propose that the cause may be some diffusible element of yet unknown origin.
- In each of several trials, he found an unknown toy among familiar toys and brought it back with good consistency.
- He supported famous Korean painter Lee Jung-sup when he was an unknown artist and enabled him to get an exhibition.
- Except, in 1983, number six and number sixteen were great achievements for an unknown artist, surely?
- This monumental picture, the work of an unknown artist, painted on a hot, Italian summer day in July 1747, is much more than the evocative period piece it first appears to be.
- As is typically the case, Loach coaxes effective performance out of unknown actors.
- It's a solid middle-of-the-road release that has some good performances from unknown actors.
- So whether the production is large-scale or small, performed in London or Chichester, with famous or unknown actors is irrelevant to its success.
- To enable the gallery to survive and make it possible to exhibit ‘difficult’ art or art by good but unknown artists, he also sells works of already famous artists.
- As evidence he produces two Victorian illustrations, one made by an unknown artist probably in the 1860s, and another which appeared in a publication in 1896.
- Much of that cash goes to newbie computer-program creators and unknown artists.
- This year there are very few ‘names’ and a lot of unknown artists.
- They are usually painted by nonacademic artists and unknown painters.
- According to some, the depiction of Lord Shiva, by an unknown artist, was about 200 years old.
- If it's an unknown artist, they say ‘I'm doing her a favor by promoting her work.’
- The collection includes the famous as well as the not so famous and unknown artists too.
- So inspired was I with David's recommendations that I ventured into a trendy record store to buy a CD with, what was to me, an obscure title sung by an unknown artist.
- There is also analysis, opinion, portfolios of unknown artists or translated items from the Internet.
- It would operate as a collective, showcase unknown artists, provide free space to performers and be run by volunteers.
- Purchasing art by an unknown artist is, economically speaking, a risky transaction.
- The reason for this is truly mystifying as she never missed an opportunity to work with both famous and unknown singers and orchestras.
- But this performance artist is not unknown - indeed, he points to a number of products in his shop that he has personally endorsed on television.
3(person)desconocido masculinodesconocida femenino
1unknown to her — sin ella saberlo
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