In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unable to read or write)analfabeto
- In Uganda, among those aged fifteen years and over, about 50 percent are illiterate (unable to read or write).
- Later the journalist was told by his interpreter that the ‘warlord’ was wholly illiterate, unable even to sign his own name in writing.
- A commoner can practice the latter two means of attaining salvation, even if he is illiterate and unable to study the scriptures on his own.
- Back in the 1830s, when he was a boy of 11, he used to read to illiterate London labourers during his lunch hours.
- Although her house was almost destroyed in the earthquake, this illiterate woman was unable to convince the Government representative, assessing the damage, that the house was beyond repair.
- Men, women, and children attended these compulsory classes, and hundreds of thousands of illiterate Iraqis learned to read.
- His mother, apparently illiterate, was unable to sign her name as a witness to his marriage.
- This man no more than a spoiled child in a man's shoes; who could no more run a country than could an illiterate person read a book.
- Indeed, one-million Quebecers are illiterate and can't read this simple phrase (although the rest surely can and will).
- Children were not allowed to attend public schools and many were illiterate; reading and writing being ‘unnatural’ technologies that would corrupt the children.
- It's even read to illiterate factory labourers while they work.
- In addition, many South Africans were illiterate, and unable to read news reports of proceedings.
- In 1990 the World Bank estimated that half the population was illiterate (could not read or write).
- Its members were unskilled workers, mostly uneducated, occasionally illiterate and often unable to read or speak English.
- Then he smiled and proffered an information leaflet that he could not read - he was illiterate, like four-fifths of the population.
- Do they really think horror fans are so illiterate they won't read subtitles?
- The best part though was that a number of the kids who were illiterate learned how to read and write through my program.
- In 1985 Mrs Nini initiated self-empowering schemes for local women, most of whom were illiterate and unable to find formal employment.
- I was illiterate, unable to interact with people socially.
- Most Sierra Leoneans are illiterate (cannot read and write) and have few job choices.
2(ignorant)musically/scientifically illiterate — lego en música/en materia científica
- technologically illiterate managers — directores sin conocimientos de tecnología
3(linguistically incompetent)(person) ignorante(person) analfabeto(letter) lleno de faltas
1analfabeto masculineanalfabeta feminine
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