In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(profession) profesión feminine(profession) oficio masculine(strong point) fuerte masculine(strong point) especialidad feminine
- But having been sacked from field command and kicked upstairs to the post of Commander-in-Chief of the Army, he found his true métier as an administrator and reformer.
- Above all, war is rejuvenating, and journalism is the only métier in which you can remain an eternal adolescent - if you survive.
- The latter, Minière should know a bit about - he studied film in Brussels for four years before settling on music as his métier.
- Born in a family that has been into weaving for the last 75 years, Govardhan's métier is telia rumaal, a textile craft that earlier involved vegetable dye.
- Their devotion to their métier, no matter how laborious and tedious it may seem at times, is touching.
- And it lives in the designs of Issey Miyake, the playful visionary whose métier is making clothes.
- Her approach to the métier was unorthodox - she and two female associates ran a brothel co-operative in an apartment on St-Urbain.
- But, you know, it's also a superficial, ephemeral métier, suitable only for a marginalised freak - although I find it hard to imagine why everyone does not clamour to become a window dresser.
- In his mercy and kindness he frequently does so, and frequently he gives me the grace to repent of the sins I have committed, but this is not his job, his métier.
- With his mentor gone, Louis XV was finally, at the age of 32, obliged to quit the shadows and assume his métier of king.
- I also seem to have a perpetual mild toothache, ever since my new dentist, a Romanian who obviously learned her métier under the Ceausescu regime, attempted to fill a molar as if she were loading a mortar.
- Fortunately for him, his falling-out with Little Miss Drip coincided with the start of a week spent being an apprentice farrier - in effect, trying his chosen métier on for size to see if he actually likes it.
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