In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unseen)invisibleit's invisible to the naked eye — es invisible a simple vista
- from the road the church is invisible — desde la carretera no se ve la iglesia
- I felt as though I were invisible — era como si no estuviera ahí / como si no existiera
- invisible thread/mending — hilo invisible
- Most of the Conservative cabinet objected that tariffs would raise food prices, hinder exports, and jeopardize the invisible earnings of the City of London.
- Pragmatically it was also an attempt to assure the retention of London as a key international financial centre, with consequent invisible earnings accruing to the country.
- Overseas construction is a critical source of foreign currency and invisible export earnings.
- When invisible earnings are taken into account (from financial services, etc) the balance is the other way round.
- It is much easier and can be highly profitable to transmit invisible commodities.
2Finance Economics(exports/earnings) invisible
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Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.