In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(baby, child)niño masculinechico masculineis it a boy or a girl? — ¿es niño o niña?
- the little boys' room — el (cuarto de) baño
- Father and son, the boy would be 8 or 9, he may be 10, we don't know, who cares anyway?
- My Mother was the last of ten children, six boys and four girls.
- She has three foster children, two boys and one girl, aged five, six and 14.
- There are six women and about six boys and girls in the pit I work in; it is very hard work for a woman.
- The Summer Camp are open to all young players, boys and girls, between the ages of 8 and 16.
- Young girls and boys in army uniforms do ceremonial duties.
- She tucked the boys into their beds, read them a story and sat with them till they fell asleep.
- This is mainly aimed at children, both boys and girls, between the ages of six and 12.
- She was deeply moved by the recent death of her friend's baby boy.
- The pair were among six contestants - three boys and three girls - who had only a few minutes to get to know each other.
- Of course the rest of the family, wife and two teenage boys are still in bed in denial of the work that looms ahead.
- She made it waterproof so it would float, and then placed her dear baby boy into it.
- There were old and young people, little boys and girls, teenagers and babies in prams.
- Instead of cajoling the boys into bed around 8pm, Garfield now makes sure both are tucked up by 6.30.
- The other children, a boy and a girl aged nine and six respectively, are both in grade six.
- Sister Constance was one of seven children, six girls and a boy, born in Essex.
- Police are hunting six yobs - three boys and three girls - aged around 15.
- I am his sole carer and his mother; he is my little boy and my best friend.
- What causes youth violence at our school is mostly girl fights over boys.
- She wants the right to have her son, the boy she tried to drown, visit her in prison.
- Congratulations to all the infant boys and girls that started in Kill National School last week.
- There will be major parts for nine small children - seven girls and two boys, and minor parts for up to ten more.
- Young girls and boys (the pupils) were being interviewed in a police station with ad hoc interpreters.
- One night as I was tucking the boys into bed, I noticed how much longer their legs seemed since our arrival.
- It trades on facile ideas about city and country, youth and age, boys and girls.
- The couple have three teenage children, two boys and a girl.
- Last month, the club organized a 15-day special shooting camp for both boys and girls aged six years and above.
- Twenty six boys and girls received their first Holy Communion last Saturday.
- Within six hours their baby boy was fighting for his life in intensive care, covered in a dark bruise-like rash.
- Bernhard was the second of their six children, two boys and four girls.
- Russell Crowe has written a heartfelt open letter to his baby son to mark the boy's first birthday.
- Seeing the children walk to school every day, boys and girls, is a sight that shows daily success.
- The council is now made up of six boys and girls, all teenagers.
- The nine boys and six girls that sat before him greeted him in their different ways.
- I understand that there is a huge upswing in the sales of hair colourants, especially for the younger girls and boys.
- There are about five or six boys and girls all begging in the area in and around Ae Gams and Mini Market in Sam Nujoma Avenue in Windhoek.
- His sons are still little boys, and he takes them out in a boat on the estuary.
- The Benn boys were descended from politicians on both sides of the family.
- Hence the father had quite different plans for the boy; but the son persisted and at last had his way.
- The number of pupils needed to be taught for one more pupil to know the correct time limits was six for boys and five for girls.
1.2(son)hijo masculinechico masculineshe has three boys — tiene tres varones Latin America
- my oldest boy is 22 — mi hijo mayor tiene 22 años
- one of the Smith boys — uno de los hijos / chicos de los Smith
1.3informal (young man)muchacho masculinechico masculinea good old boy — un sureño típico
- a night out with the boys — una noche de juerga con los muchachos / los chicos
- Johansson and Christensen fare worse, though, with frat boy fantasies for characters.
- This Christmas, which Matt spent on the Ivory Coast, a local boy got sick and nobody knew what was wrong with him.
- Don't get me wrong, he was a nice guy, he was just nice in the small town naïve frat boy way.
- Now, my son's a Texas boy, and had he found the car, someone would have been boot kicked.
- The quiet Spanish country boy saw off the experienced American in the Pyrenees and then confirmed his win against the clock.
- He is a local boy, made good; his rise to prominence begun on the back of that most Scottish of virtues - education.
- She was probably the only person to ever see that his eyes were hazel and know that his hair had once been beach boy blonde.
- Elvis would never have been able get his mouth around all that college boy wordplay.
- Good, experienced players were omitted from the World Cup squad and the new boys didn't deliver.
- Perhaps as a backlash against political intolerance, frat boy chic now appears to be king.
- A magnificent photo he took of a crying local boy was run on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age.
- He could not handle the fact that bovver boy threats and intimidation failed to shut us up.
- It is not hard to see why local boy Steinbeck loved this place despite his depiction of the harshness meted out to some.
- However, four games into the new season and Manchester United are looking strong in the second place position, behind new boys Bolton.
- But the stories of avarice and greed and frat boy idiocy are only a part of the tale.
- They shouted at the crazy little slave boy who smiled in the face of death.
- Gregarious and jovial to the point of being manic, his movies are excuses for unforced frat boy fun.
- Mincing up to the two new boys on the team and asking, ‘Have you killed before?’ might seem a little abrupt.
- You were few and far between, but it was worth the wait - if you're into that whole surfer grungy tanned beach boy look.
- It will be fantastic for the young kids in Keighley to see a local boy playing in rugby league's showpiece.
- As photographs emerged of British soldiers torturing prisoners - not our dear British boys!
- He has the looks of the Sixth Former and the body of a Greek Adonis with an innocent farm boy look in his eye.
- George sensitively edited her new manuscript and mourned the absence of his lover, a French sailor boy.
- Like the late Nick Drake, local boy Summers seems too fragile a creature to last very long on this planet.
1.4(servant)criado masculinemozo masculine
2(dog)perro masculinedown, boy! — ¡sentarse!
- Bad dog! Down boy!
- So during arrests he'd be yelling "Down boy! Down boy!" at the dog and journalists wrote about how hard the officer tried to get the dog off the criminal.
- Sit! Good Boy!
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