In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of highest grade)(ticket/hotel) de primera clase(travel) en primera (clase)she has a first-class degree — sacó la carrera con matrícula de honor — en AmL
- the acting was first class — la actuación fue de primera
2.1(excellent)(performance/book/athlete) de primera(performance/athlete/book) de primer orden(bore/idiot) de marca mayor
2.2(full-blown)(foul-up/row/scandal) de primera magnitud
3British(highest priority)[as adjective] first-class mail — correspondencia enviada a una tarifa superior, que garantiza una rápida entrega
(highest priority)private first class — cabo primero masculine
- sergeant first class — brigada
1(fly/travel) en primera (clase)
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