In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hecha con papel carbón) copia feminineto be a carbon copy of sb/sth — ser un calco de algn/algo
- she's the carbon copy of her mother — es un calco de su madre
- it's a carbon copy of one in Paris — es un calco / es una copia exacta de uno que hay en París
- For example, formulations of aims contained in the guidance documents are as a rule reduced to tasks of corresponding kinds of TS or at worst are a carbon copy of the general tasks.
- But why make a carbon copy of the original version?
- It's a carbon copy of his triumph in 2001, also after being written off early in the election year.
- Almost a carbon copy of the previous year's finale, with the All Blacks again on the receiving end.
- That's because consumers are under the impression that a clone is essentially a carbon copy of the original animal, critics say.
- Will it result in a carbon copy of the end of WWI or a carbon copy of the end of WWII?
- It was a carbon copy of my science class from the previous year.
- It was a carbon-copy of the first, and just as belligerent.
- In reality though, Disney's version was never intended as a carbon copy of the classic work of Lewis Carroll.
- At a festival all the bands who are playing have to have strong songs - and the live show shouldn't just be a carbon copy of the record.
- Tall, dark-haired, and lean, he was the carbon copy of his father except for the brilliant green eyes which he had inherited from his mother.
- The bears will suggest that the Black Cycle is almost a carbon copy of the Teal Cycle and a repeat of the price action in the 1980s is in store.
- Democrats are betting that the current recession will be a carbon copy of the last recession, which officially began in July 1990 and ended in March 1991.
- I'd been told, as a child, I got my looks purely from my father's side, that I was a carbon copy of Aunty Linda at the same age.
- In other cricket, the second England v Zimbabwe match was a carbon copy of the first.
- The sounds are nothing groundbreaking, but at least each song is not a carbon copy of the previous track.
- The strategy paper is virtually a carbon copy of documents produced by the British in 1945 and the French in the 1950s.
- As far as she was concerned, their son was a carbon copy of his father.
- Although sheep, mice and pigs have been cloned, scientists have not yet produced a carbon copy of any primate.
- Asked were there any previous convictions for a similar offence he told the court the defendant had committed another similar incident which was a carbon copy of the July 9 offence.
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