In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Geographyisla femininean island of sanity in the midst of the urban chaos — un remanso en medio del caos urbano
- before noun island communities tend to be conservative — las comunidades insulares tienden a ser conservadoras
- he was welcomed by the island community — los isleños le dieron la bienvenida
- The water which surrounds the island is a rich fishing ground for tuna and mackerel.
- Together with the slightly more mountainous Antigua, they make up the island nation.
- The tiny uninhabited island is in the Sea of Japan halfway between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
- A tiny speck in the Sulu Sea offers a little known island paradise.
- No one can ever be really available on our imaginary Pacific desert island mentioned earlier.
- Delegates from around 190 nations began the session Monday on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
- Their latest stop was on the beautiful holiday island of Phi Phi in Thailand.
- Cuba is an island nation located on the northern rim of the Caribbean Sea.
- Today's birds descend from a generalist ancestral finch that invaded the islands from mainland Ecuador.
- In Bangladesh, coastal areas and some offshore islands have been severely affected by floods as well as violent storms.
- Forced transmigration programs involved moving people from the densely populated island of Java to the eastern provinces.
- The Keys are a group of coral islands stretching 100 miles from the tip of mainland Florida.
- Some small uninhabited Pacific islands that have existed for centuries have disappeared.
- The world's smallest lizard has been discovered on a tiny Caribbean island off the coast of the Dominican Republic.
- The game still starts off with you escorting an inquisitive journalist to a remote tropical island.
- Soviet troops seized the islands at the end of the war.
- The first Europeans to visit these uninhabited islands thought they were bewitched.
- She longed to visit the island in the middle.
- A princess visits an island inhabited by two tribes.
- A passenger jet crashes on a deserted Pacific island.
2(in road)isla feminine
- There is ample land available at the eastern end to cater for a proper island and traffic calming zone.
- They have put traffic calming islands in the road, but lorries just swerve round them like juggernauts.
- There are about 37 traffic islands and numerous medians in that part of the city.
- He lurches the car across the traffic island and accelerates toward the oncoming traffic.
- I'm not talking about speed cameras, but traffic lights, pedestrian islands etc.
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