In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Navidad femininePascua feminine Peru ChileI saw her at Christmas — la vi para la Pascua Peru Chile
- we spent Christmas in Rome — pasamos la Navidad / las Navidades en Roma
- merry or (British also) happy Christmas! — ¡Feliz Navidad!
- Christmas dinner — comida de Navidad
- Christmas party — celebración navideña
- Christmas present or (esp US) gift — regalo de Navidad
- Christmas time — la Pascua
- Toys that were must-haves for children back in the 1980s are set to enchant a new generation this Christmas.
- It is commendable, therefore, that the Trades Union Congress is collecting and distributing toys to refugee children this Christmas.
- Even if it's too late for this Christmas, how about a New Year resolution to do at least 20 minutes' exercise three times a week?
- McDonald said that very generally, he wanted to appeal to women on nights out to take particular care this Christmas.
- He was also thinking about all those Christmases the soldiers had spent away from their families.
- If you fancy lighting up the trees in your garden this Christmas, you don't have to go to the trouble of stringing a set of lights carefully round each branch.
- Baby dolls are the must-have for many little girls this Christmas.
- He doesn't know if he will see his children this Christmas.
- A warm welcome home is extended to all visitors to our community who have travelled from near and far to be with loved ones this Christmas.
- The public was urged to be vigilant when out and about this Christmas, especially if people saw suspicious packages, objects or vehicles.
- If you want to remember a lost loved one in your thoughts this Christmas, sponsor a light for them and raise money for St Raphael's hospice.
- Pennypinching local businesses have been blamed for a festive blackout which will leave Ongar High Street in the dark this Christmas.
- Restaurants in the district are being urged to help the homeless this Christmas - by asking customers to add a donation to their bills.
- It may be a bit early for decking the halls, but Canvey councillors are poised to ensure the island twinkles as brightly as anywhere else this Christmas.
- ‘This has been one of the worst Christmases for the retail trade for many years,’ says Geoff.
- On hearing about financial problems striking firemen may face this Christmas, a boy persuaded his mum to buy some gifts for their children.
- The boxes are now on their way to needy children in other parts of the world where they will bring joy and happiness to many this Christmas.
- Record-breaking numbers of holidaymakers are expected to head for the sun and slopes from Stansted Airport this Christmas.
- Things to do this Christmas: Go to the Greenwich Union, and spend an afternoon enjoying the lovely Beechwood Smoked Beer.
- The station commander said it was designed to be a light-hearted reminder to motorists to drive safely this Christmas.
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