In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1child language(bird)pajarito masculinewatch the birdie! — ¡mira el pajarito!
- I do have pet birdies!
- His cartooning never condescends to its subject, even when he's drawing his pitiful owl terrifying the birdies he wants to play with.
- Those little birdies now have hope because of you.
- I love birdies just as much as you love horses and used to breed and sell parakeets all the time, but I've since slowed down and am left with a few offspring.
- I have some pet birdies -- a red factor canary and two green singer finches.
2(in golf)birdie masculine
- Casey went out at 8.31 and this was a day when the early birds caught the birdies.
- After an eagle and six birdies Westwood needed to birdie the 433-yard last to equal the course best of 63.
- O'Malley stopped Raphael Jacquelin making it two French wins in a row on the European Tour with a closing 66 highlighted by an eagle and four birdies in a seven-hole stretch around the turn.
- On the last hole of the 1986 Masters, needing only a par to tie Jack Nicklaus and a birdie to win outright, his iron shot flew far right of the green again.
- But after packing nine birdies and an eagle into an astonishing round, she suddenly leapt into contention.
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