In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literary(compatriot)compatriota masculinefellow countryman — compatriota feminine
- There can be absolutely no valid reason why my countrymen do not take pride in keeping their country clean.
- Last month he caused a stir among his countrymen when he called for universal access to antiretroviral drugs.
- As a person who likes rustic charm, these fruits reminded me of countrymen who are ignorant of the ways of the world.
- Making the comments showed a great deal of insensitivity to your fellow countrymen, and a lack of foresight of the repercussions of such statements.
- Not all of his fellow countrymen, however, are impressed.
- I'm proud of what I do, I'm a countryman.
- Many of us also have more in common with our fellow countrymen than with events in a far off country.
- I still like the story of the time when an old countryman met a bureaucrat down a country lane.
- The birds concerned were raised on a farm at Hillborough; a true countryman born and bred raised them.
- All right, say his defenders, how many of his fellow countrymen could do better?
- His oppressive office compelled the countrymen to bring their articles to market.
- British men look in the mirror and they like what they see, according to a poll of more than 2,000 of our self-confident countrymen.
- However, many of his fellow countrymen detested him with just as much passion.
- How can someone like me pretend to know what life was and is like for the worst-off of my fellow countrymen?
- So brothers, sisters, countrymen, join me and sing with your hearts.
- Here, the exiled speaker asks a fellow countryman if the same pleasant breeze blows across the borders.
- Unfortunately, the behavior of a few scumbags reflects on their country and countrymen.
- When the war broke they flocked to help the South while their fellow countrymen flocked to the Northern armies.
- A countryman at heart, he was nevertheless fascinated and appalled by the urban condition.
- I've never been as ashamed of my fellow countrymen as I was when I read this story.
- Have you ever wondered how stupid some of your fellow countrymen and women are?
- Currently his countrymen have the lowest opinion of the EU and least confidence in it of all 25 member states.
- A quarter of his countrymen depend on coffee for a living.
- Micah, a simple countryman, was a native of a very poor village.
- They kindled the fire of hatred in the young and innocent minds of the new generation against a particular section of their countrymen.
- The views of this writer are not necessarily those of her fellow countrymen / women
- Perhaps the old countryman had an idea when he said: ‘Farmers should suck their own blood and cut out the supermarkets altogether.’
- It's a countryman's broadside against misguided townie sentiment, and proof that the turkey industry is far from black-and-White.
- The man in charge is a countryman through and through, who enjoys getting the country message across to visitors.
- But how different everything becomes when our own countrymen are the wrongdoers.
2(country dweller)campesino masculine
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