In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Geographygolfo masculinethe Gulf of Mexico — el Golfo de México
- the Persian Gulf — el Golfo Pérsico
- before noun the Gulf War — la guerra del Golfo
- Gulf War syndrome — síndrome de la guerra del Golfo
2(gap)abismo masculineto bridge the gulf — cerrar la brecha
- The activities of these aggressive and communal forces further widen the gulf between different communities.
- Poor training and difficult terrain between them limited the battlefield effectiveness of drill, and there was often a wide gulf between drillbook theory and tactical reality.
- Regional and local differences are not wholly irrelevant but class differences create greater gulfs in our society.
- The gulf between his differing cricketing spheres is not as marked as it first appears.
- But at a deeper level, a wide gulf separates journalism from the conceptually more demanding task of writing history.
- At the beginning of the twentieth century, philosophers still regarded humans as unique and assumed that a wide gulf separated us from the animal kingdom.
- There used to be a wide gulf between the greater publishing, academic and multilingual communities.
- The two sides remain sharply polarised, and periodic attempts to bridge the wide gulf between them have fizzled out.
- Apart from the differences in style a gulf of experience also separates the two players.
- According to Mathews, this marked the demise of community-based education and the creation of a wide gulf between the citizenry and its public schools.
- Their tax cuts for the wealthy widened a gulf between rich and poor in this country that had already grown shockingly large.
- Just pointing out that there's a wide gulf of difference between the scientific theory of evolution and the way evolutionary dogma gets perceived by the masses.
- And the generation gulf is set to widen as the number of pensioners in the area is expected to rise by 22 per cent in the next decade.
- We talk about gulfs between divisions but I think there's a massive one between youth and reserve team football.
- Far from resolving the social crisis confronting Maoris, the process widened the social gulf between rich and poor.
- However, there is a wide gulf between constructive protest against injustice and the generally destructive practices of war.
- Talks between the two sides took place over the holiday season, but little progress was made in bridging the wide gulf between the sides.
- Far from ending poverty, these economic processes have only widened the gulf between rich and poor.
- Sunderland may be challenging for promotion back to the Premiership, but the gulf between the two divisions was never more evident as Everton eased through virtually without breaking sweat.
- Given the wide gulf between the comparison of per capita income figure and the reality of living people, how meaningful is such a comparison?
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