In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ceremony)boda femeninocasamiento masculinomatrimonio masculino Río de la Plata América del Surto have a church wedding — casarse por iglesia Río de la Plata
- to have a civil / (British) registry-office wedding — casarse por lo civil
- I can hear wedding bells ringing — me huele a boda (or a casamiento etc.) / a casorio
- on their wedding day — el día de su boda (or casamiento etc.)
- But more than all that, weddings are symbolic of new beginnings and a bright future.
- The trend for extravagant weddings is expected to continue in the years to come.
- Normal lives are a patchwork of work, leisure, holidays, weddings, and other life events.
- Canada would join Belgium and the Netherlands as the only countries allowing gay and lesbian weddings.
- These outfits are worn only for special occasions such as weddings and festivals.
- The number of overseas weddings has increased by 55 per cent in the last five years.
- We went to a few weddings around that time, and no-one ever mentioned that it might not last.
- Since the contest she has sung at various weddings and continues to get requests to perform.
- Dance is an essential part of many celebrations such as weddings and coronations.
- Parish councillors have now agreed to form a group to look at the pros and cons of letting the chapel be used for weddings.
- The hotel was very popular for weddings from all over Galway and further afield.
- There are two big celebrity weddings looming - and both of them on the same day.
- Well, I've got two weddings to go to this May, so I think I'm going to need a new suit!
- Smaller weddings are becoming more and more popular with couples who are having much more of a say in how they want the day to go.
- So, celebrities spend a lot of money on their weddings, perhaps, but does this mean that we have to?
- Even with weddings, friends have told me that loads of people don't reply, and they have to chase them.
- There is even a private room for small parties, conferences or weddings.
- We officiate at weddings, we help bury the dead, we counsel families with problems and we visit the sick.
- It is consumed almost exclusively by men in the evening or at celebrations such as weddings.
- The hall is hired out for conferences, weddings and parties, and can hold up to 400 people.
2(anniversary)silver/golden wedding — bodas de plata/oro femenino
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