In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
exclamation & noun
- A huge explosion of hoorays came from the inter-com.
- Actually, the Italian Prime Minister deserves a double chorus of hurrahs!
- It's hoped that this will be an annual event - hurrah!
- Everyone ought to lead a parade once in their life, just to experience the curious sensation of marching down the middle of the street to cheers and hurrahs.
- This means I can afford to buy the jeans I have been lusting after, hurrah!
- Holiday plans to Spain were also discussed - hurrah!
- But when you are woken up by jugglers throwing batons and chainsaws, and all the hurrahs, that gets a little annoying.
- They had disappeared when I went to bed last night, and I was like, hurrah!
- There were roars, applause, hurrahs, horn-blowing and whistling when he finally got there.
- And Vince is slowly but surely recovering - hurray!
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