In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(baby, child)niña femininenena feminine River Platedon't cry, you're a big girl now — no llores, ya eres (una niña) grande
- stand up to him, you're a big girl now — hazle frente, ya eres grandecita
- girls' school — colegio de niñas
- don't ever do that again, my girl! — no vuelvas a hacer eso ¿me oyes?
- Beforehand, it was mandatory for both boys and girls to attend school to primary-school level.
- The female group approached the girls and demanded their mobile phones.
- There will be major parts for nine small children - seven girls and two boys, and minor parts for up to ten more.
- The report says that boys and girls attending school at the primary level is shrinking around the world.
- Some thought that boys got the short end of the stick and that their female teachers favored girls.
- It is not known whether the baby is a boy or a girl or whether the schoolgirl mother will be allowed to keep her child.
- The preparatory school caters for girls and boys aged three to 11 after which pupils move up to the senior school.
- The week's activities are suitable for boys and girls of primary school age.
- There is always plenty of variety at this camp for boys and girls of primary school age.
- There are hundreds of children, boys and girls, who live on the streets of Cape Town.
- This is a problem particular to boys, as most girls have the daily influence of females in their lives from which to learn.
- Games were held between the various schools, boys, girls and various mixed teams.
- Jim is married to Catherine and they have four children, three girls and one boy.
- The activity camp is open to boys and girls from senior infants to sixth class.
- The club hopes to have over 100 youngsters both boys and girls taking part.
- What then happens to efforts to increase female literacy and encourage girls to go to school?
- He believes it is unlikely, in the Western world, to result in a noticeable increase in either baby boys or girls.
- He and a female pedestrian comforted the girl at the roadside, and contacted the police.
- Infant girls are also outperforming boys in spelling and maths.
- Schools were segregated and male teachers were replaced by females at girls ' schools.
1.2(young woman)chica femininemuchacha femininean English girl — una chica / muchacha inglesa
- In the minds of both males and females, girls dress provocatively to garner a certain reaction.
- The researchers argue that increasing concern about young girls reflects a change in social behaviour.
- In girls, the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone are produced in the ovaries.
- The writings of young teenage boys and girls in different refugee camps and occupied towns are the most moving part of the book.
- While sneaking out of work I met two young girls, around the ages fourteen and fifteen.
- In years gone by a young man and a young girl would meet and like what they saw and would start to go out with each other.
- Because the Burman traditionally do not date, it is difficult for young boys and girls to meet.
- In standardised school maths tests, teenage boys outscored girls 13 to one in the top grades.
- The girl was a female body builder who wanted max muscle at the cost of being very rude.
- We saw that, thanks to our experience of working with women and girls, we might have a unique contribution to make.
- Feminist psychologists have studied the experiences of women and girls in diverse social locations.
- It was set up by a former prostitute who helps the young girls and their babies.
- Local teenage girls walking their babies in strollers earned judgemental stares from the couple at a table next to me.
- The majority of my classes are attended by girls and women.
- Many teenage girls had babies, so it seemed normal to become a teenage mother.
- Here teenage boys and girls who dropped out after primary school learn useful skills.
- All teenagers - boys and girls - are invited to come along together with their parents.
- This broadcast has just been interrupted due to me letting in a couple of young teenage girls.
- Then, girls reach puberty before boys and so are more mature in their both their approach to learning and ability to learn.
- The only place for groups of young girls or boys to hang out is on the ground of the alleys just outside their homes.
2.1(daughter)hija feminineniña femininemy eldest/youngest girl — mi hija mayor/menor
- I have two little girls — tengo dos hijas / niñas pequeñas
- the Jones girls — las chicas / hijas de los Jones
- I have a lot of issues about my ex girlfriend and my little girl.
- They enjoyed a break away with their daughter Samantha and her twin girls Rebecca and Crystal.
- She has five grandchildren, her daughter's two girls and her son's three boys.
2.2informal (girlfriend, sweetheart)novia femininechica feminine
- The worst moment was when I rang up one day to take out my daughter and my girl refused to let me see her, because of the mess that I was in.
- Coachman Tom and his girl Nance were due to marry when she left him for another.
2.3(friend, colleague)amiga feminineshe's gone out with the girls — ha salido con las amigas
- the girls at the office — las chicas de la oficina
- before noun girl talk — conversaciones de mujeres
- The young servant girl had dealt with high class ladies all her life, the good and the bad.
- All I know is that the other slave girl should be interrogated to see if we can get some answers out of her.
- Elijah put away his weapon and exchanged glances with the Prince and the young slave girl.
- According to the police, he had been secretly baptized by a Gentile servant girl years before.
- She seemed almost oblivious to the pain that she had just caused the young slave girl.
- Nothing could change her or what she believed in, so unlike that young servant girl of hers.
- They saw a known vice girl lean into the open window of his car before she climbed in and Hurst drove off.
- In the arch of the doorway stood a guard gripping the arm of a dark slave girl.
- You see, a little over a century ago, I found this young slave girl wandering around the city.
- I remember her advice when I was learning the dance of a young Gipsy girl.
- Just yesterday, I was in a store that shall be nameless and got the bored Saturday girl routine.
- Last, twenty young slave girls dressed in saffron and silk shuffled in as silent as sewn dolls.
- We have also noted that trade in Hindu slave dancer girls contributed to development of western dances.
- He was such a nice lad at university, and there he was gleefully encouraging the undercover reporter girl to con the electorate.
- The story tells of peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman, and the disastrous consequences of that love.
- I wasn't even a wife, and I certainly wasn't the hip, urban career girl I had been, either.
- A rather beautiful servant girl with dark wavy brown hair and hazel eyes came into the room.
- This Dutch peasant girl longed to compete in a skating race, but her family could barely afford food and she only had wooden skates.
- One of these nobles chooses to drift from the others to get to know this vibrant peasant girl.
- The queen turned to find a young servant girl with bright red hair and deep blue eyes.
2.4(employee)chica femininemuchacha femininecheckout girl — cajera feminine
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