In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tía femininetiíta feminine informal
- I've been living with my aunty in Sydney.
- We have tried to make it like a visit to an aunty's for them, giving them a glass of orange and a biscuit and then playing with them.
- The highlight of her holidays was the huge barbecue for all of her family, including her aunty who was visiting from Canada.
- Our children have lost an aunty, and most importantly the three children have been left without a mother.
- I am now once more motivated to tell the next aunty who asks me when I'm getting married, that I'll get married when I damn well want to.
- Tonight after work I am picking up my aunty from the airport.
- However, when the big day arrives, what can you do if your presents aren't perfect or you don't like that jumper your aunty bought you?
- He regrets this, but insists, ‘I didn't come from a close family and I never felt any particular irrational impulse to be nice to old aunties.’
- He then rang his aunties, an uncle and his grandad who came to the rescue.
- He'd been neglected by his mother and brought up by his aunty.
- ‘Most of my uncles, aunties and friends were musicians, songwriters in their own right or heavily into music,’ he explains.
- My mum was really down after my nana died, so my aunty who lives in America decided to treat her to a holiday.
- Grandma, grandad, uncles, aunties and all the cousins are now tagging along too.
- Kristin's greatest joy was being an aunty to her nephew Derek.
- I come from a large family stacked with women, consisting of four sisters and twelve aunties, who have taught me how to survive in a totalitarian world in order to survive in any world.
- There to encourage him were all his aunties and their respective partners, his extended family and his little brother Ben, who were all so proud of his radio debut.
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