In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(amount/talent/artist) menorto a lesser extent / degree — en menor grado
- a lesser man than him would have given up the struggle — un hombre de menos valía hubiera abandonado la lucha
- we lesser mortals — los simples mortales como nosotros
- He showed no signs of jet lag, again something lesser mortals complain of.
- Instead, it's how they deal with the stuff that would sink a far lesser talent.
- Perhaps lesser mortals in this field should wait for the hearings?
2Geography Zoologymenorthe Lesser Antilles — las Antillas menores
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