In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she had a long-lost uncle in Australia — tenía un tío en Australia a quien había perdido de vista hacía mucho tiempo
- he recovered his long-lost faith — recobró la fe que había perdido hacía tanto tiempo
- They are also perfect settings for a reunion of long-lost friends, or a quiet rendezvous of two loving souls.
- Then you can meet your long-lost friend, one who is supposed to be dead.
- That's why her eldest son, Patsy, was determined to find some link with his long-lost Spanish cousins.
- Village children yell the names of the Noronha girls, their long-lost friends.
- I've found a foolproof way to make long-lost friends come out of the woodwork.
- Since his arrival he has been searching for his long-lost relatives.
- He'd walked into Hanson's office to be greeted by Oldfield as a long-lost friend.
- As families spread rugs on the grass, or head off to pick fruit, others greet each other like long-lost friends.
- Pat spent that evening and night with long-lost friends and had the time of his life.
- Here you can see reconstructed Inca ruins evoking a long-lost past.
- Since his arrival he has been searching for his long-lost relatives and for the next four weeks he will be documenting his search.
- He promised that once she was well enough they together would go on a search for the long-lost friend.
- I was actually put back in touch with my two long-lost half-brothers because of all this.
- A former East Lancashire woman who now lives in Mexico is trying to get in touch with a long-lost friend from Darwen.
- I bet long-lost relatives are already lining up to hail their cousin!
- The claimant knows all the things he ought to know, and talks convincingly to the long-lost heir's friends.
- It turns out it was his day to visit with a few other long-lost friends.
- After some investigation, she becomes convinced the stranger is her long-lost father.
- We were greeted like long-lost friends and ushered to our table, where we received devoted service for the rest of the night.
- It took Rhea almost an hour to finally locate this long-lost friend and guardian, and she restrained herself from running into the room.
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