In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1famosoa famous victory — una victoria memorable
- so where's this famous girlfriend of yours? — ¿dónde está tu tan mentada novia?
- The crocus was famous for both aesthetic and practical reasons in the ancient world.
- How about a break in Chicago, the city famous for its jazz and blues music and its great shopping?
- The Old Inn at Gairloch is famous for its seafood and game but it is worth holding back to enjoy pudding.
- Pitcairners are famous for the culture of silence that pervades their small society.
- The Irish actor was as famous for his varied movie roles as his drinking and womanising.
- My father is famous for these kind of faux pas, partly because he is very deaf.
- The Marx Brothers were famous for refusing to stick to the script of their stage shows.
- He was famous for breaking countless bands and introducing new music to his listeners.
- Aoka is famous for the edicts he ordered to be carved on rocks and pillars throughout his kingdom.
- The city is a World Heritage Site and is famous for its classical music, beer and marzipan.
- There's a wide variety of stalls but Yarmouth market is famous for its chip stalls.
- Klose is famous for his heading ability but this was his first for Germany for three years.
- They reassembled the beautiful buildings that this city had once been famous for.
- Belgium is rightly famous for its blond beers, and you'll find a bar on every street corner.
- He is famous for wanting his money up front and for not playing a note until he has checked the payment.
- Even Hegel has a vogue from time to time, though he is famous for being impossible to read.
- Frida Kahlo is an icon who is arguably more famous for her image than for her work.
- The Sea of Cortez is famous for whales, which come to bear their young in January.
- Riddle was famous for the work he did with Frank Sinatra, but was wary of getting too close to him.
- Some of his works are as famous for their literary as for their philosophical aspects.
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