In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(exactly alike)idénticothese vases are/look identical — estos jarrones son/parecen idénticos
- to be identical to / with sth — ser idéntico a algo
- The scam is almost identical to one three years ago when a group of South Africans trying to con another Asian entrepreneur were caught in a police sting.
- For the final day, Torrance has picked an outfit identical to the one he wore while sinking that putt 17 years ago.
- The survival rate for men in America is nearly identical to women.
- It's always different, and no situation is identical to anything else.
- Some of the ‘actors’ live lives identical to the parts they play in the movie.
- The new towns today are not identical to the blueprints that birthed them.
- Each room is bright white and practically identical to the next, with only minor differences.
- According to Emily's father, Ross looks almost identical to his porcelain-complexioned daughter.
- He was playing a tune that was almost identical to Rod Stewart's Sailing but wasn't quite, presumably for copyright reasons.
- Their intermarriage rate is 21%, nearly identical to that of other religious groups.
- They found it in several Impressionist paintings in which some of the main visual themes were identical to myopic vision.
- After the exam I was handed off to the saleslady; we found frames identical to my present set.
- This show was almost identical to the afternoon show, with a song or two swapped out on the set list, plus a song from Silver as a favor to label owner, Cory.
- The really fascinating thing about apples, though, is that each apple is genetically identical to other apples of the same variety.
- As with the prints in the palm of human beings, which varies from person to person, no cobra is identical to another, he said.
- In many ways, many of the church's messages today are similar but far from identical to those preached by Martin Luther.
- It was otherwise identical to the other Pizza Express restaurants in every detail.
- The bakers Warburtons are running a TV commercial for a new loaf that is identical to a wholemeal loaf - except that it is white.
- To the untrained ear, the Wagnerian clarinet sounds almost identical to its more modern cousin.
- And in this film, more than any before it, the generated people look almost identical to the real thing.
2informal(same)mismísimoit's the identical brooch I lost last week — es el mismísimo prendedor que perdí la semana pasada
- The solicitor should not be exposed to two separate actions for the identical loss.
- Does a restaurant get three stars here only if the identical restaurant would get three stars in Paris?
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