In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in UK)general de brigada feminine
- I am a brigadier in command of the brigade of King Ian's army that defends this territory.
- The brigadier and I managed to escape, and after that we just retreated and retreated.
- The senior officers - generals, brigadiers, colonels - were all at a loss about what to do.
- The brigadier said it was a good opportunity for the kids to have a break from their normal everyday environment.
- A few days later, a pompous brigadier turned up and criticised Churchill for leaving a gap in his defences.
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