In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US slang($5)cinco dólares masculinecinco verdes masculine Latin America informal
- We are not talking in terms of a fiver or a tenner here or there.
- ‘I wish I was rich enough to use fivers as scrap paper,’ remarked Caroline.
- The happy hour offer is excellent value and the promotional bottle of wine at a fiver well what more can I say.
- But it's also true that there has been a steady flow of fivers from old women with spidery handwriting.
- It is offering passengers from York the chance to travel to London for just a fiver - with a return ticket costing a tenner.
- When I went round to people's desks with the collection sheet, nearly everyone made a donation and lots were putting in fivers.
- Short of the band throwing fivers into the audience, the show couldn't be much better.
- People who would usually put in £1 have been giving fivers.
- How about the smell of crisp new fivers and tenners, please?
- Admittedly, an extra fiver or tenner a month won't break the bank for most people but, for many of us, the council tax is one of our largest expenses.
- Then, Frances bounded into the living room to collect a fiver after she heard her mom curse.
- The Treasury is planning to make the nation's money go further by replacing all its fivers with plastic bank notes.
- She says she'll sell it, and then if fate places that fiver and that book in each other's hands someday, they'll know they were meant to be together.
- The fiver will be paid back next Saturday at the pub.
- Some gave us fivers while others paid with a £20 note.
- After an empty fifteen seconds, he lowered his head down to the line and placed the fiver under his nose.
- He could have contradicted the Aussie's statement but the fiver, still rolled up in his weak hand, was enough validation for him.
- Corruption is about far more than an envelope stuffed full of fivers in someone's back pocket.
- They'll never remember to pay you in that state and even if they do, they'll mix up tenners and fivers - a fact which won't always work in your favour.
- I search my wallet for something extra, but I've only got a fiver and my checkbook is at home.
- Never wanting to be left out, here is a dream I had last night: I opened my wallet, and found an old bank slip, three fivers and a tenner there.
- He nudged her out of the way before grabbing a fistful of fivers from the till.
- They said they'd pay her a fiver then proceeded to borrow a tenner off me.
- Unfortunately, at the moment, sales are slow, as most such wines cost over a fiver (and many hover closer to a tenner).
- I picked up my frappuccino and drank it all down whilst Justin pulled out a fiver and left it on the table.
- The next day my boatmates and I each slipped Martin a fiver, and suddenly his English improved immensely.
- I love mix tapes as much as the next cheapskate, but I like to get them for a fiver from my local market bootlegger.
- His helper passes the CDs to him from a three-feet-deep cardboard box and the trader dishes them out to supporters as fivers and tenners change hands.
- Right now I've got a couple of crumpled-up old fivers in my pocket.
- The General paid the bill from a bundle of fivers and hurried down the stairs.
- What makes the whole operation so charming is that it seems like no one's dropping anything even as heavy as a fiver, so you lose your cash dollar by dollar.
- Next I made it known that I would pick up anyone's kitchen detail for a fiver and soon I was working the wash box four days a week.
2British informal(£5)cinco libras feminine
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