In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1pañuelo masculinea cotton/paper handkerchief — un pañuelo de algodón/papel
- a garden the size of a pocket handkerchief — un jardín como un pañuelito
- Few of the volunteers caught colds, and those that did blew their noses into paper handkerchiefs, which were then weighed and counted.
- He looked concerned, but she had no idea what he was saying as he offered her his handkerchief to wipe away the tears.
- Then he turned off the tap and took out a handkerchief and wiped his face.
- I delve into my pocket and pull out my handkerchief to wipe away some of the sweat dripping down my face.
- I watched as people cried, taking out handkerchiefs and trying to wipe their tears.
- My nose had started running again, so I was armed with several handkerchiefs and blowing my nose profusely as we entered the dining room.
- Both of them soaked their handkerchiefs in water and wiped around their faces and necks.
- He pulled out his handkerchief and wiped some ice cream that had gotten on my cheek.
- He took a handkerchief and wiped Rebecca's face also then sat down on the ledge next to her.
- His eyes began to dart back and forth and he took out a handkerchief and wiped his brow.
- He sits repeatedly wiping his nose on his handkerchief, and then spreading it out on his lap like a napkin.
- Now, however, he was too ill to notice it - how the people in the car began to gasp and sputter, to put handkerchiefs to their noses, and transfix him with furious glances.
- Many tears were wiped in silk handkerchiefs yesterday morning, a few steps from the very popular Saint-Denis market.
- With the temperature in the high 80s that day, many people were carrying handkerchiefs to wipe their hands and faces.
- He handed her a handkerchief and she wiped her eyes and face in between her sobs.
- Then we're all walking north - thousands of us, holding handkerchiefs to noses, coughing, a few in tears.
- You put your hand in your pocket, and you took up a handkerchief, and you wiped my prints off the blade.
- I blew my nose in a napkin and blew my nose again on his handkerchief.
- She only managed a muffled squeak as he roughly shoved a handkerchief up to her nose.
- As late as the 1700s in certain parts of Europe, people of low birth were not allowed to blow their nose on handkerchiefs.
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