In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1USinformalgee, I never knew that — ¡no me digas! yo no sabía
- gee, I'm sorry to hear that — oye, lo siento
- gee, thanks! — ¡pero … gracias!
- And for a lot of people, they say, ‘You know, gee, I get tired of this.’
- He pauses, shakes his head, then boisterously proclaims, ‘Aw, gee whiz, I guess that means the hot dogs are on me, gang!’
- The thrill, if any, comes from finding a video game - gee whiz!
- But gee whiz, folks - we do indeed live in the best of times.
- And, gee whiz, you would also understand the paternalistic attitudes of the time and the nature of defense of the country.
- And he finally said something along the lines of, you know, gee whiz, I won.
- I thought gee whiz, I guess I'm living on borrowed time!
- I know I'm really a television talker, but gee, twice in my lifetime, somebody's offered me a record situation and I grabbed it and I'm so happy I did.
- It comes across as a sort of gee whiz science museum exposition, one that proposes that the solutions to many of the world's problems are not only within our grasp, but that their solution is inevitable.
- When I am praising this Government, I say to it: gee whiz, it is starting to learn.
- I agree that there should be a state-by-state analysis of this, and so one can in fact say, gee, do you approve of a particular wording of a constitutional amendment?
- All your friends are gift-shopping, party-hopping, trimming the tree and - gee!
- I mean, gee, there were a lot of man-hours spent doing that gig, so the least I can say is, ‘Thank you very much.’
- And I always thought, gee, daddy, look what I'm doing.
- You know, your wife may ask, gee, what kind of an example does it set when this happens and everybody in the publishing industry will wring their hands, but unfortunately I think it will happen.
- But I thought, gee whiz, I want to do things differently.
- And in my youthful naivete I thought, gee, they like it.
- It's time now I believe to move beyond the gee whiz stage.
- We need a little more of this primary care and a little less of the gee whiz.
- I thought it was great in a way because I thought, gee, maybe we can get some sympathy for the press going finally.
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