In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(spoken)saludo masculineas exclamation greetings! — ¡buenas! informal
- Arrive a little early, make sure you're neatly dressed, and step forward with a polite greeting and handshake.
- Melvin approached from behind her, and murmured a polite greeting.
- Joe smiled and called out a greeting whereas Colin only acknowledged her appearance with a quick grunt.
- Theresa will be greatly missed by her many friends and neighbours as she always had a kind word and a greeting for everyone.
- The occasional car went past, usually with groups of men inside, some ignoring the convoy, others hooting their horns, smiling and waving a greeting.
- When I answered the door, my polite greeting was cut off by him pushing past me roughly.
- Kishi walked out of the classroom, absent-mindedly waving and mumbling a greeting to those who called to her.
- Cecil greeted her and she returned his greeting with a smile and a kiss on the cheek.
- There were no goodbyes; there never really were goodbyes in Mongolia, no polite greetings and no long farewells.
- Jumping out of Chris' two-door black mustang they shouted greetings to their friends and started going their separate ways.
- Fortunately for me, Daniel spots me coming and shouts a greeting before I'm even close.
- Almost everybody waved and said hi to Roxie, who returned the greeting, beaming.
- I calmly acknowledge all the greetings with a wave or smile and continue towards my locker.
- The sprightly, grey-haired woman, it seems, meets everyone who walks in the door with the same enthusiastic greeting.
- Some stopped what they were doing to stare openly, others just waved or shouted a greeting and returned to work.
- The guard scanned each of them thoroughly, then returned the polite greeting.
- Their greeting was coolly polite with an undercurrent of dislike.
- Children shouted greetings in English, learned from their new American friends.
- ‘Good afternoon,’ he said, quickly getting the polite greeting out of the way.
- We filed into the church with gentle greetings to friends and neighbors.
2(message)she sends you her greetings — me dio recuerdos para ti
- [ S ]birthday/Christmas greetings — feliz cumpleaños/Navidad
- greetings from London — recuerdos desde Londres
- before noun a greeting / (British also) greetings card/telegram — una tarjeta/un telegrama de felicitación
- Thank you to y'all who left me birthday greetings - they made me feel all warm and fuzzy!
- Just before we begin, a quick thank you to Chuck for the birthday greetings, and to Chris for the gift.
- My sincere greetings and respects to the people of Grimethorpe and to the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
- Warm greetings to all my parliamentary colleagues and to my family and friends here today.
- Season greetings: Everyone is wished a happy Christmas and thanks is sent for all your help during the year.
- Christmas greetings were heard in many languages, kisses were exchanged on both cheeks and a general feeling of bonhomie was present among the crowd.
- Also celebrating his birthday recently was Tony and Olive's son, Glen and we wish him belated greetings.
- Birthday greetings come to Rosari from all her family in Waterford and Limerick.
- NEW Year greetings to all our readers and best wishes for the year ahead.
- Warm greetings to Indian Americans across our country as you observe the festival of Diwali.
- One photo takes pride of place in her sitting room - one of her and Mark with special greetings to his granny on her birthday.
- With this, I'll end my first post and send you all warm greetings from cold rainy Germany.
- Season's greetings to all our readers at home and overseas.
- Birthday greetings this week go to Declan Patton, who has now reached the ripe old age of 31.
- Belated birthday greetings are extended to Daniel Baker who celebrated his 7th birthday on Thursday, September 9.
- And I just realised I probably won't post again in 2001, so this is by way of being a New Year's greeting to all of you out there who read this.
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