In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1literaryisla feminineínsula feminine literary
- Land of beaches, hills and valleys, fairest isle of all the earth.
- This house is set on the side of a low wooded hill overlooking Lough Gill and the lake isle of Innisfree.
- As my thinking cap is keeping me positive, the emerald isle moves me.
- There are the Bikini Islanders, a gentle people who consider the tiny isle their home.
- Suffice to say some people on this fair isle have no sense of humour.
2(in place names)the Isle of Wight — la Isla de Wight
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