In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1chica femininemuchacha femininezagala feminine archaic literary(as form of address) nena
- Once more it is a superb showcase for the lads and lasses of Green Door.
- ‘They are, in the main, decent lads and lasses and it's the minority which let the majority down,’ he said.
- Now, though, all the young lasses can clump the ball and everyone knows that the sisters are there for the beating.
- When I was about 6 months pregnant I met a young lass at our local mother and baby group.
- I did hear a young lass make an ado about knowing where we lived, and coming to see us.
- These two Celtic nations had not faced each other on a football pitch for nearly 20 years, so it was a perfect opportunity for the lads and lasses to show the boys from the valleys their full regalia.
- The lads and lasses were bid for like cattle and a good lass made £10 for the hiring (six months) and £12 for the lad.
- Compare that to a young lass who did work experience with us a few months ago.
- We get so many letters saying how much it means, it would be a big blow for the lads and lasses out there.
- I know that there is some stiff competition in the house and I will have to be at my most erudite and witty best to get one over on some of these lads and lasses I will be entombed with.
- When we learned that the lads and lasses who had looked after us so well were away in the Gulf, we wanted to show them how much we care and wish them well.
- Just to prove you can't keep a good hack down, the lads and lasses of the press have been chiselling away at the stars, seeking the real exclusives.
- Shelma's a young lass from, well, I'm not sure where she's from, but she sings like an angel.
- By contrast, the audience was split almost evenly between lads and lasses, and from a wider range of ethnic backgrounds than would be seen in an average office in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
- From now on, I will refer to stable staff not as lads or lasses, but as grooms, in recognition of the trade that they practice, which demands skill and commitment.
- That is the scale of your opportunity, lads and lasses.
- On my first day of travelling to school on the bus, I was at the back along with some friends, when a young lass got on.
- The sight of a young lass flashing a bit of leg or a bit of cleavage can render most teenage lads incapable of concentrating on anything else.
- Was Shakespeare right when he said: all ‘golden lads and lasses must, like chimney sweepers, come to dust’?
- Working with an all-male cast (the bouncers play the lads and lasses too), Hannah has brought a female perspective to the production.
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