In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1US (clothes store)tienda de ropa y accesorios para caballeros feminine
- The three of us trooped off together to get outfitted at a mid-town haberdashery.
- So he got me the plush summer job at the men's haberdashery selling ties and socks and underwear.
- His men's haberdashery in St. Paul, Minn., once served as the factory's midwestern distribution center.
- There are 14 departments with escalators and elevators ‘going up’ to haberdashery and food and down to furniture and china.
- Soon, Hollywood's fine haberdasheries were replaced by pizza joints, T-shirt shops, and pornographic bookstores.
1.2British (store selling sewing materials etc)mercería feminine
2.1US (clothes)ropa y accesorios para caballeros masculine
- On opening day fifteen departments were ready for business, including grocery, confectionery, wine, perfume, books, haberdashery, sporting goods, and toys.
- As part of this refit, the company also scaled back floor space for textiles, dress fabrics, haberdashery and knitting yarns.
- To the democratic reader committed to affording all beliefs equal status, belief is a sort of style, like haberdashery, taken on and put away at will.
- Off the field, Portis also was fun because of his outlandish haberdashery and his outrageously confident attitude.
- Like Dr. Grant, however, the meticulous doctor found no pleasure in soiling his fancy haberdashery during a leisurely round of golf.
2.2British (sewing materials)artículos de mercería masculinemercería feminine
- Many display shelves were covered by stationery materials, crepe paper, haberdashery, hair conditioner and washing detergent, boot polish and plastic toys.
- The shop specialises in a wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and buttons.
- You are taken on a journey through the closed store, passing through bedroom furniture and fine china, accounts and haberdashery.
- The company has a £45 million a year turnover with sales of a wide range of products, including household wares, haberdashery and clothes at budget prices.
- Fight scenes of bewildering sword combat make conscientious use of the loitering props - chairs, crates and candlesticks are among the wasted haberdashery.
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