In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(foreigner)extranjero masculineextranjera feminine
- From an economic and legal standpoint illegal aliens have to be stopped.
- The concession should not be extended to SADC citizens as this would open a loophole for illegal aliens.
- The Scots and the Irish living in Gaelic parts were aliens, and frequently enemies to the crown.
- The prohibition is clear and unambiguous, and admits of no distinction between treatment of aliens and citizens.
- And so we have another example of the general disregard for laws pertaining to illegal aliens.
- When people crossed their threshold they felt like aliens or foreigners.
- One must assume that a significant portion of these are illegal aliens.
- It was a way of reaffirming that they are aliens, not citizens.
- That would mean any non-U.S. citizen, even an illegal alien, would be allowed to vote if that person has a child in the public school system.
- In almost all cases, U.S. law precluded Japanese aliens from becoming U.S. citizens.
- The Parliament cannot directly impose punishment on anyone, on aliens or on citizens.
- If she hadn't become a citizen then she would have turned into an enemy alien when the United States joined the war.
- If one cannot identify an actual immigrant from an illegal alien, the record review has to be problematic.
- Because he's actually not a citizen, but an illegal alien, Valle is now detained in preparation for deportation.
- He was already targeting citizens, not only aliens, from the very beginning of his career.
- One assumes it's a sincere position against illegal aliens and illegal immigration.
- It would also make it harder for illegal aliens to seek political asylum.
- So is the Court right or has it been right in drawing a distinction between aliens and citizens?
- I'll be talking with a leading senator who has a plan to legalize millions of illegal aliens in this country.
- There is more grumbling among Americans that illegal aliens should be deported and the borders fully closed.
2(in science fiction)extraterrestre femininealienígena feminine
- When the flying saucer craze began in 1947, aliens were described as little green men.
- Reading that he thinks aliens in spaceships brought the DNA that humans came from to earth was enough.
- How will we explain this to the aliens when they land their spaceship here?
- Giving the credit to aliens is selling your species short.
- The novel follows the journey of a small group of people who leave our solar system to make contact with these newly discovered aliens.
- Near that town in New Mexico a spaceship of aliens crashed in 1947, some people say.
- Under no circumstances make spaceships, dinosaurs, aliens, monsters or fantasy art characters.
- I'm a feminist science fiction critic who is married to an alien.
- In the child's imagination, fuelled by science-fiction, the aliens are about to land.
- The little alien was wrapping itself around him tighter and tighter.
- The kittens are kicking and rolling inside her tummy, they feel like little aliens trying to get out.
- Go there and see an awe-inspiring picture of one of the original aliens in its spaceship.
- Their confrontation is disrupted by the arrival of a spaceship filled with various aliens.
- The best corollary I can find to myself is a fictional television alien!
- The little alien waddled past Eric and down the alley.
- Do you have memories of being abducted by aliens and whisked away in a spaceship?
- When it is dug up it emits the piercing scream, signalling its discovery to the aliens.
- A lot of people believe they've been abducted by aliens in space ships and taken away and then brought back.
- On an interstellar penal colony, a group of criminal aliens steal a spaceship and chart a course for Earth.
- I shiver as I pass the clothes boutiques, where assorted mannequins stare out like different species of plastic aliens.
1(strange, foreign)(customs) extraño(customs) foráneo
- You have Americans, working in an alien culture, travelling with armed men and using translators.
- Drug taking is alien to most of us in society, and the photograph did show the stereotypical ‘drug taking’ scene; but is drug taking really so alien to the streets of York?
- For example, much of what the filmmaker does is unknown or alien to the audience.
- It's such an alien culture to our own in so many ways that I find it incredibly fascinating.
- These experiences are turned into snapshots of worlds that are normally utterly alien to the West, yet become entirely understandable with Kapuscinski as guide.
- By forming this non-political movement, the members would not be made strange or alien to power.
- Would it matter if they were from poverty-stricken foreign lands, steeped in other religions and alien cultures?
- Tarkovsky's spirituality is profoundly alien to the west's dualism: it is earthly, earthy, as cool and clear and material as the water his camera spends so long dwelling upon.
- How is it that we are dominated by an alien culture and religion, and even alter our laws to accommodate the practices of others?
- But if anyone in Selby is genuinely concerned about being overwhelmed by alien cultures no one was saying so yesterday.
- The presentation brought alive the history, art and music of Russia, stimulating interest in alien culture.
- He insists more than his teacher that we recognize the physical presence of elements that are alien to canvas, yet takes extra care to make that presence ambiguous.
- The article about our town in the tabloid on Sunday week last was negativity through and through, depicting a picture of Dungarvan that certainly is alien to me.
- They converse in strange tongues, using words and expressions that are totally alien to me.
- Everything in it that she had once seen every day now seemed so foreign and alien, like none of these things had ever belonged to her.
- For right-wing politicians, this commodification is associated with an invasive, alien, foreign culture.
- These ‘vagabonds and outcasts’ came with an alien culture and a tendency to upheaval.
- What is this alien culture that threatens to infect Anglo-Americans?
- This is to familiarise the hosts with the latest fads in styling and lifestyles and an alien culture.
- In fact, the whole act of writing anything at all feels rather strange and alien to me now.
- As cultists, this group also think their god wants them garbed in the clobber of another age and an alien culture.
- The moment one of the partners is expected to give up their beliefs and to fit in with an alien culture against their will, we no longer have a healthy marriage.
- The ones I saw were being guarded, not by Americans, but by brown-skinned soldiers, men of their own size and race, incongruous in alien boots and uniforms.
- Despite numerous campaigns among players and fans to try and tackle racism, the game is still submerged in a sea of stereotypes about foreigners and alien cultures.
- It really is the case that language is a foreign substance whose alien presence in our soul is both necessary and troubling.
- It's easy to see why as it covers familiar territory of a disillusioned white man seeking redemption in his respect and defence of an alien culture.
- The case was referred to higher authority for instructions, since it was so rare and so unusual and so incomprehensible and in a word, so alien to the Chinese mindset.
- And the weather, so unpredictable in Melbourne at this time of the year, was cool, cloudy and therefore even more alien to the Englishman's style.
- This is blundering on foreign soil in an alien culture which they fail to grasp and arrogantly underestimate and they will ultimately pay the price of their ignorance.
- Reformation and reconstruction of an alien culture are a daunting task.
- Hitler had ordained the Final Solution for lesser races and alien faiths.
- Perhaps it might seem alien to someone unfamiliar with comics.
- Does this just feel entirely and completely alien to you?
- To be fair to O'Driscoll, this role was alien to him and the other team's central defenders were big and strong and took no prisoners.
- So it's not just the children of today who are being wooed and won by alien thinking and cultures, but many of our adults are hopelessly lost.
- Their hopes, wishes, fears, and aspirations were not ours; their beliefs, tastes, and customs were alien to us.
- It reminds me that nothing human is alien to the Church.
- On her first visit to India, Justina's creative mind soon got down to depicting her perceptions of a new land and an alien culture.
- A Catholic in a Protestant land, many regarded her as a foreign queen with an alien religion.
- Despite the alien culture, I felt remarkably at home in Nepal, and as I flew over the Himalayas it was with sadness that I glimpsed their silent magnitude for the last time.
- The geography was utterly alien to Patrick, although his unfamiliarity with the picture could have been attributed to the gaps.
2(unknown, uncharacteristic)ajenoto be alien to sb/sth — serle ajeno a algn/algo
- that's completely alien to him — eso le es totalmente ajeno (a él)
3(of foreign power)(airspace/passport) extranjero
4(in science fiction)extraterrestrealienígena
- Darryl said he wouldn't be surprised if they also found an alien spacecraft in that cave.
- The urge to laugh is almost overwhelming as the enticing conspiracy theory degenerates into ranting about reptiles and an alien race plotting to take over the world.
- Years ago I used to drink with a chap, sensible in most respects, who was unwaveringly certain of the existence of advanced alien races.
- He claimed the thing was some type of alien spacecraft.
- General Arthur Exon plus many others suggest this is most likely the crash site of an alien space craft.
- The fact is, there is no consistent relationship between education and belief that UFOs are alien aircraft.
- In other episodes, characters are inhabited by alien consciousnesses, or surgically altered so that they resemble other, alien races.
- Some believe that the crop designs are messages from alien spacecraft.
- Carr is a hero in the UFO literature, but his stories of flying saucers and alien creatures were all delusions.
- The thought of first contact with an alien race only through their artifacts is one that is close to the heart of science fiction.
- One third accepted lucky numbers and 30 percent felt that some UFOs were alien spacecraft.
- Either the eyewitness saw an alien spacecraft or he's a liar.
- Darryl is convinced that one day they will unearth the alien mothership completely intact.
- The inner workings of alien spacecraft are at last revealed!
- Imagine that an alien race, one that has never had contact with the human race, discovers the following items.
- How does any of us as a human being know how an alien race would think?
- The first public announcements from our new alien overlords were supposed to have already occurred.
- The energy signature belonged to an alien probe that had detected the warp emissions from the warp drive tests.
- King's program didn't merely advance the notion that an alien spacecraft crashed at Roswell in 1947.
- As stated above, he claims that there is a tunnel on the Moon through which alien spacecraft can pass.
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