In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formalprometer en matrimonio formalher father betrothed her to a rich merchant — su padre la prometió en matrimonio a un rico mercader
- to be betrothd to sb — estar comprometido con algn
- Eventually she is betrothed to Polixenes' son.
- Or ‘Thumbelisa’ (better known as ‘Thumbelina’), in which a tiny girl is betrothed to a velvety mole.
- Angel gave a nervous laugh, ‘I'm almost betrothed to Rilith and I'm sure it was just a one time thing.’
- In 28 she was betrothed to Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus, to whom she bore one son, the later emperor Nero, in 37.
- So you were betrothed to me since you were born.
- I think I was betrothed to Cotton Eye Joe, a frail man who smelled of cheese, who would unexpectedly leap up out of his stool now and again as if someone had set fire to it.
- We are ‘just good friends’ for she is betrothed to another.
- Consequently, he sentences her to a gruesome death - despite the fact that she is betrothed to Creon's son, her cousin.
- I was betrothed to Deshan and sent to Pegasus shortly after my ascent to womanhood.
- And I'm betrothed to a man I hardly know and I'll have to go away and live with him in a land full of strangers.
- The circumstances of his early life are obscure, but we know that in 1277 he was formally betrothed to his future wife, Gemma Donati, and that in 1289 he took part in military operations against Arezzo and Pisa.
- You still don't understand who it is I am betrothed to.
- He was betrothed to Claire and he was carrying on with some… some hussy of a woman.
- In 1428 James I's daughter was betrothed to the dauphin, and Scots in the French army helped enable the success of Jeanne, and the subsequent expulsion of the English, completed in 1453.
- I was betrothed to their eldest daughter named Emma.
- But you'll have to wait till I'm betrothed to start roaming around on our trip around Angkora!
- The Earl is no doubt offended for by law, I am betrothed to his daughter.
- Jak did not notice, or at least he did not say anything, ‘The princess is betrothed to some prince from some country, they're scheduled to be married a year from today, on her sixteenth birthday,’ he paused.
- In December 1813 she was betrothed to William, prince of Orange, but broke off the engagement, not wishing to move to Holland.
- At the age of two he was betrothed to the three-year-old Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
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