In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1carpintero (de obra) masculinecarpintera (de obra) feminine
- During his school years in St. Thomas, he went to a joiner's workshop after school to learn the trade.
- Colin, who left the Royal Navy in 1958 because of an injury, became a joiner with Shepherd's before joining York Carriageworks.
- Patrick Rogan was a first year apprentice joiner and studied at the East Down Institute.
- Originally from Derrykinlough, Andrew was a joiner by trade.
- Others chosen to work on the fuselages were carpenters, joiners and the like.
- The finishing trades, the skilled craftsmen joiners, metal workers and painters have long gone.
- As a nation we are crying out for plumbers, electricians, joiners and their ilk, useful people doing useful jobs - at a price!
- Safety precautions were inadequate on a building site where a joiner fell eight feet and broke his back.
- His career in the building industry started 25 years ago as an apprentice joiner with York-based Shepherd Construction Ltd.
- They both found jobs as joiners working for a firm called Rankin and Greig.
- She said the workmen, who residents thought were carpenters and joiners, have also been doing plumbing and electrical work.
- After leaving school, he did a seven-year stint as a joiner, switching to steeple jacking after national service.
- Both are married with children and both hold challenging jobs: Joey a joiner and Ollie a teacher in St Joseph's Crossmaglen.
- Suppose I go to a joiner and ask him to make me a table, and the joiner delivers me a wooden board.
- His career started as an apprentice joiner finishing his apprenticeship and then progressing to general foreman.
- Their son Declan has been working as a joiner in New York for the past five years and was based near Manhattan.
- ‘There is a huge shortage of carpenters and joiners in Scotland,’ he said.
- A quarter-century on, he's a master joiner or master hinger or suchlike.
- This was built over a period of 40 days by a 300 strong force of labourers, carpenters, joiners and artists.
- A lot of other businesses are also doing particularly well as a result of the housing boom, like construction, plumbers, joiners and builders.
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