In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(at which point)con lo cual
2arcaico(on which)sobre el cualthe hill whereupon the citadel was built — la colina sobre la cual se construyó la ciudadela
- Congress modified the law to meet Lincoln's objections, whereupon he signed it.
- Now, like Cinderella, all they need is a ticket to have a ball, whereupon Linda chances across a mislaid handbag with four tickets inside.
- I was instructed to vote for two candidates, whereupon I looked at the ballot sheet and found there were only three people standing.
- These were decorated by children, then glazed and fired, whereupon they were incorporated into a mosaic of community creativity.
- It lowered its head and the boy spoke to him softly, whereupon it immediately was tamed.
- They all pay their money and are immediately blindfolded, whereupon they are asked to make polite conversation with the person next to them.
- England didn't enter the World Cup until 1950, whereupon we were immediately instilled as favourites.
- He gets out, gives a hefty shove, whereupon the car springs into life and performs a perfect arc across the main road before coming to rest against a tree.
- Then he attended to another patient and when he returned I assented to the extraction whereupon he gave me a local anaesthetic.
- When that did not work they wound up the spring in his back with a key and set him loose solo, whereupon he succeeded in looking like a mechanical toy.
- You follow her through some dark curtains whereupon you are handed a cup of fresh, strong coffee and steered towards a seat in front of a small screen.
- They were scared off after a passing motorist sounded his horn, whereupon the victim carried on to the doctors and received medical attention.
- He was beaten until he lay writhing helplessly on the ground, whereupon his captors doused his body with kerosene and set it ablaze.
- I found some food and fed the wolf, whereupon he vanished into the shadows.
- Her mother, in solidarity, burst into tears, whereupon we were ushered into a side room, given a cup of tea and money was found to get us back to the hotel.
- We drove from Los Angeles for three days to reach Portland, whereupon I flew back down here to go to work.
- Then, his body was put into a barrel filled with cement, whereupon he was dumped into the ocean off Brooklyn.
- Eventually he began sobbing and praying for a miracle, whereupon a lone figure on a jet ski appeared.
- Tamino is discovered by servants to the Queen who show him a picture of the princess, whereupon in true opera style he falls instantly in love with her.
- The driver guns it and launches the behemoth into the air like a flying elephant, whereupon it crashes back down on the wrecked cars.
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