In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chuchería feminineadornito masculine
- He was stunned at the vast amount of knick-knacks and souvenirs - of value to his mother but to no one else.
- They diversified by opening a shop in York called Bazilia, specialising in South American and African knick-knacks.
- Browsing the shops is the main pastime: the stores offer rural knick-knacks and antiques as well as a fair amount of New Age wares such as quartz crystals, incense burners and Indian rugs.
- Shelving installed around the room up near the ceiling is great for keeping stuffed animals, framed photos and knick-knacks up and out of the way.
- Boxes littered the kitchen table, each one packed with knick-knacks and pictures that had been removed from the shelves and walls.
- Every Wednesday hundreds of people go to the market to buy flowers, vegetables and knick-knacks.
- Christmas bazaars are meant to be where you purchase, among other things, cheap knick-knacks for putting in children's stockings for Christmas day.
- The shops are piled with antiques, fake antiques, and modern knick-knacks designed to look like antiques, and there is nothing useful anywhere whatsoever.
- Her room is overflowing with tiaras, troll dolls, magical cards, toy castles, posters, crowns, swords, and all manner of fantasy knick-knacks.
- Opposite the doorway was a wooden dresser filled to capacity with all kinds of delphware and knick-knacks.
- Businesses selling seasonal knick-knacks at discount prices are popping up all over Greater Manchester.
- It's a very spacious room, but it doesn't feel like that because there are too many ornaments and nick-nacks.
- Elise had been fond of knick-knacks as evidenced by the many figurines which decorated the apartment.
- In fact, we still have three tea-chests-full of furniture and knick-knacks sitting in the half-furnished family room.
- There was a lot of stuff stored on the front porch: old bedroom sets and mattresses, paintings, knick-knacks, and paper grocery bags containing newspapers.
- Nothing makes a room look smaller than stacks of knick-knacks, piles of paper and clothes all over the floor.
- I really need the shelf space more than anything for photos and knick-knacks.
- I send old clothes and knick-knacks to the local charity shops.
- There was not the usual forgetfulness that comes with moving house; no chair forgotten, no scraps of paper overlooked, no pins or knick-knacks left abandoned behind a chest of drawers.
- Several ancient electronic gadgets, knick-knacks, CDs and other miscellaneous possessions seemed to be tucked into any free space that could be found.
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