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(as direct object)laI can't stand her — no la soporto
- call her — llámala
- Perhaps he went on and on to her about a previous girlfriend and she decided enough was enough!
- I did not see her as one to wait tables at a restaurant or tend to customers in retail.
- In bed, he shrugs off her goodnight kiss and lies there waiting for her to ask him what's wrong.
- He may well also have mentioned smoking to her but this did not make any particular impression.
- Perhaps you might entice a friend to some along with you and mention this to him or her.
- The animal promptly followed her into the road and a car had to brake suddenly to avoid it.
- No one had mentioned to her that the boy had been badly burned and was in great pain.
- We decided at this time not to mention anything to her about possible cancer.
- Tina would bike to her mother's work at the end of the day and wait for her to finish.
- It made her the youngest female solo artist to debut at number one in the British charts.
- She is waiting for the Indian embassy to issue her a new passport so that she can fly back home.
- We don't hate Roxie for her ambition, merely pity her for the hard lessons that she is forced to learn.
- Megan is coming for a visit at the weekend so I will mention it to her to have a look at the provisions.
- She denied any further and more serious impropriety when it was easily open for her to do so.
- The memory of the boys reminded him he could not keep his identity from her for long.
- He could just as easily write the letters to her if the issue was one of communication.
- Does this mean that he will know Judy to be Judy when he correctly identifies her?
- So, all I had to do was look out for the lady who picked up her phone to identify her.
- As an adult she's learnt to say no to herself, but it hasn't come easily to her.
1.2(as indirect object)le(with direct object pronoun present) seI wrote her a letter — le escribí una carta
- give her the book — dale el libro
- give it to her — dáselo
- I gave it to her — se lo di
1.3(after preposition)ellawith/for her — con/para ella
- you're older than her — eres mayor que ella
2(emphatic use)ellait's her — es ella
- I don't think that hat's quite her — me parece que ese sombrero no la favorece
- who, her? — ¿quién, ella?
3US informal, dialect(for herself)seshe'd better get her a new job — es mejor que se busque otro trabajo
- It must be a navy big enough to defend her against the combined efforts of Russia and France.
- So, as usual we wish good speed to The Highfield Mole and all who sail in her.
- During the night the Leda was torpedoed and, regrettably, no ship was sent to assist her.
- A few of our group made a night dive on her for lobsters but I decided to wait and dive her at dawn.
- It was another bad week for the insurance world and all who sail in her in Scotland.
- The American ship put up such resistance that Stier, after sinking her, went down too.
- A large helm is still in place on the aft deck, giving her the appearance of a much older ship.
1(singular) su(plural) susher son/daughter — su hijo/hija
- her sons/daughters — sus hijos/hijas
- it's her house, not his — es la casa de ella, no de él
- she took her hat off — se quitó el sombrero
- she had her hair cut — se cortó el pelo
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