In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(earlier, previous)(champion) antiguomy former wife/husband — mi exesposa/exesposo
- in former days / times — antes
- a former member of the team — un antiguo miembro / un exmiembro del equipo
- We can see the mistakes and crimes of the past, and the seductive delusions of former times have lost their glamour.
- As former colonies gained statehood, the practice frequently continued but steadily lost adherents.
- The team that starred at World Cup 02 are a shadow of their former selves and won't be in Germany this summer.
- If we are successful, we can begin to restore this once majestic ancient woodland to its former glory.
- All regret for the past is vain; every desire to revert to a former social stage is unreal.
- I don't have a problem being critical of players, even former teammates.
- In those states where former dictators won elections, no real reform has taken place.
- We'll talk with former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp about the government's role in maintaining prosperity.
- The former member of her boyfriend's legal team was taken to a police station in the Manchester area and questioned by detectives.
- As former administrative vice finance minister, Lin was the executive secretary of the stabilization fund until Wednesday.
- Their judgment was based on fresh evidence from a former boyfriend of the alleged victim which showed her evidence was unreliable.
- The former Minister under the previous Government might have, but I doubt that.
- One former team-mate was caught and exposed by the tabloids for having an affair.
- In fact, she was a former bankrupt who had previously been charged with insurance fraud.
- I went back day after day to study it more, my former explorations temporarily forgotten.
- In a nod to the county's former hippy past, the company's head chef is said to have formerly worked for the rock band Grateful Dead.
- It's easy to forget the former blight and decay of this part of Southwark.
- Euro RSCG Arks has lost several major accounts and shrunk to a third of its former size in the past two years.
- The data show no previous information on the former positions held by fifteen cabinet officials.
- The celebration continued with a reception where former colleagues, students and friends shared remembrances.
- She creates a character who is past her prime, still clinging to her former glory but feeling it slip away.
- Previous solo albums by former Blur guitarist Graham Coxon were almost the sound of a man apologising for having once been in the charts.
- Only this one remaining pair now choose Ilkley for their summer residence as a reminder of former years.
- Tonight, Larry's guest will be former vice presidential candidate John Edwards.
- The Spirit of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to critical moments in his former life.
- The former cricket umpire had previously been picked up once every three months by ambulance for check-ups at the hospital.
- New Governors are only appointed when former governors pass away.
- In 1950, it need not have hired former Communist party members.
- Mrs Sharp added that former pupils from as far back as 1912 had returned to join in the fun.
- Much of this area, mostly former French colonies, is sparsely populated.
- Not that one swallow makes a summer but there were flashes of former greatness.
- When former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov visited Seoul recently, he also noted this new Vietnam connection.
- We must not return to the days when former Home Secretaries cut police numbers.
2(first-mentioned)primerothe former case/problem — el primer caso/problema
- The former is a previous winner, while the latter has often come close without winning a cigar.
- In my view, however, a claim of the former kind is plainly raised, albeit there is also a claim under the express indemnity clause.
- Given the choice between withdrawing or dying, he would almost certainly choose the former.
- While the former long for the past, the latter try to come to terms with their dual identity as Chinese and Americans.
- At first I thought the former setup was more adaptable but I'm coming round to the idea that the latter has elegance.
- Sometimes good, sometimes bad, but more of the latter than the former.
- But, of the two, we tend to prefer the former on morphological grounds.
- I'd tend towards the former view, but I realise that's not usually how the world works.
- The beauty of the former design was that it kept the past current without effort.
- But the more you celebrate the former, the less likely you are to notice the latter.
- Aquinas leans in the direction of the former view, but realizes that the latter could in fact be the case.
- The most common reading among Marxist activists has been the former.
- Colin Samson clearly takes the former view of the of the Innu experience.
- The essence of the former view can be presented as follows.
- He submits that the landlord must have chosen the former of those two routes.
- I am inclined to think that the evidence points to the former view.
- In the classical view, the former component becomes zero at the endodermis.
- If a choice were between law and order kept by private military companies and anarchy, most people would opt for the former.
- The left take precisely the opposite view, condemning the former assault but applauding the latter.
- Psychologist Bob Altemeyer of the University of Manitoba subscribes to the former view.
1the former — los primeros
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