In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1cuchillo masculinefeminine navajamasculine cortaplumasmasculine puñalhe can't use a knife and fork — no sabe usar los cubiertos
- the Night of the Long Knives — la Noche de los Cuchillos Largos
- knife fight — pelea con navajas (or cuchillos etc.)
- Both occupants, believed to be armed with a gun and a small knife or machete, escaped on foot and were still at large last night.
- As well as the heroin they found cannabis, cash and a number of weapons, including firearms, a sword and knives.
- Using a sharp knife, peel, core and slice the apples into thin wedges.
- The fear of sharp instruments continued when I got to the restaurant - all knifes and forks are made from wood or plastic.
- Toy or replica guns, cutlery, razor blades and knives of any length are forbidden.
- Solomon put his knife and fork neatly by the side of his plate and sipped a glass of Chablis.
- Peel the grapefruit and, using a serrated knife, cut out individual sections so that no white pith remains.
- The club has also introduced hand-held metal detectors for knives and other weapons.
- Transfer the pizza to a firm surface and cut into slices, using a pizza cutter or very sharp knife.
- He had slit his wrist with a boy scout knife he had kept since childhood.
- Research by restaurant chain Brewsters claims that a quarter of children under 11 eat with their fingers instead of using a knife or fork.
- My guts still feel like the surgeon's knife is still in them.
- Almost every day evidence emerges in the courts of the lethal culture of knives and other sharp weapons that is infecting Britain.
- Take your sharpest serrated bread knife and cut the stick in half across the middle.
- The murder weapon, a knife, was discovered on the passenger seat of his car earlier this afternoon.
- The homeowner and one suspect were treated for knife wounds at Lions Gate Hospital.
- However, other weapons, including knives and meat cleavers, were discovered at the scene.
- When he returned, he did indeed have a butcher's knife in his hand.
- Jake was carrying a sharp kitchen knife from his grandmother's house.
- He received a number of stitches for knife wounds to his chest and arm.
- He studied the padded envelope for a moment, before pulling out a pocket knife and cutting into one of the ends.
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