In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(on road)mojón masculine
- A granite marker stone or milestone is preserved in Breage church.
- My mum pointed me at Milestones Online, a site cataloguing signposts and milestones, mostly in my home county of Essex.
- The French twin town presented Ingleton with a milestone setting out the distance between the two.
- Stuart now studies old Ordnance Survey maps, which mark the location of milestones with the letters MS, or MP for milepost.
2(significant event)hito masculinejalón masculine
- It is not easy but represents a positive milestone on the long road to recovery.
- Each of these are milestones on a road that's inexorably leading us into a one-way street from which there is no return.
- It now stands at the last milestone on the road away from militarism.
- Here are important milestones on the road leading up to the current situation.
- Of course such incidents are important milestones on our road to adulthood.
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