In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1míomíamíosmíasdon't touch that, it's mine — no toques eso, es mío
- mine is here — el mío/la mía está aquí
- a friend of mine — un amigo mío
- it's a hobby of mine — es uno de mis hobbies
- please be mine! — dime que sí
- let's go back to mine — volvamos a mi casa
- He looked uncomfortable, but I told him it belonged to a friend of mine, and he relented and handed it over.
- Well, you mentioned that second book of mine about the parishes.
- Recently, a fully insured friend of mine was referred for a cardiology consultation.
- For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
- I got your name and contacts from a business associate of mine who recommends you as a trustworthy person.
- Let not mine eyes be hell-driven from that light.
- He is the son of an adopted child of a dear friend of mine.
- It seems an associate of mine has gotten himself into a bit of trouble.
- K. 387 is a favorite of mine, and I found the Kodály Quartet's performance to be thrilling.
- A friend of mine always referred to him as Mr Buttoni after that.
- They also do what a colleague of mine referred to as internal marketing.
- A writing teacher of mine used the term furniture moving to refer to wasted prose.
- We passed a house I remembered as belonging to an old friend of mine.
- The account was in my own name in the branch in Limerick city, but the address on the account belonged to a friend of mine living in England.
- A lot of Scots must have been turned off by what a friend of mine calls the church alumni association.
- A good friend of mine passed along your wonderful recent article on architects, and I had to laugh and shudder at the same time.
- Most were good friends of mine, which caused me to wonder if there might be a middle ground between no screeners and mass distribution.
- Compared with some of my friends' childhoods, mine was paradise.
- Someone stole a very important scroll from an associate of mine.
- I do know that the whiskey was a gift over 30 years ago from a business associate of a family member of mine.
- He talked about my stint at Portsmouth as though the two challenges, his at Anfield, mine at Portsmouth, could be reasonably compared.
- Marian - your example of the handprints mirrors an experience of mine.
1Miningmina femininediamond/uranium mine — mina de diamantes/uranio
- to go down the mine(s) — trabajar en las minas
- before noun mine workings — excavaciones mineras
- In my electorate, we have problems in the Huntly area, which are a consequence of the shafts in former coal mines.
- Work on the surface canal started at once under the supervision of James Brindley, while Gilbert paid more attention to the Duke's other undertakings and the development of the coal mines.
- Factors such as the infrastructure committed to transporting millions of tonnes of coal from mines to washeries and then to power stations.
- But as new coal mines are developed, prices will ease somewhat.
- Another 23 miners perished in China's coal mines on April 24.
- The new generation of windmills is going up on former rangeland, exhausted oil fields, reclaimed coal mines and old farms.
- Such an inexhaustible labour force was ruthlessly expended in the exploitation of Siberia's mineral wealth - the coal mines of Vorkuta and gold fields of Kolyma.
- The privatization of coal mines in Great Britain took more than 10 years of preparation - and that was in a market economy.
- How an old political feud that sprouted 17 years ago amid the deep coal mines of Appalachia was settled this Spring in a Kentucky state Senate primary.
- It is by far the most common method of working in European coal mines where the shallower seams have been depleted.
- Mittal bought the local coal and iron ore mines - including Shatinskaya - insulating the plant from steep increases in the price of raw materials for steel making.
- In addition to working in the Yorkshire mills, many Scotsmen found employment in nearby coal mines, where their dogs were welcome as exterminators.
- The film, set in the bleak and grim coal mines of northern China, tells about two robbers' schemes to extort compensation money by murdering innocent miners.
- My grandfather worked in coal mines in Ireland and England for seven years, 10 hours a day, until he left his family forever and came to Minneapolis.
- The valley where I lived was downstream from coal mines, and we sold lots of anti-inflammatories and arthritic medications.
- In the past few years, to regulate coal production and improve mining safety, China has shut down thousands of small coal mines.
- In some cases, peat excavated from mines or reserve pits has been stockpiled.
- Upstream in the manufacturing of a steel can, iron ore is excavated in open pit mines.
- It also governs landscape features that delve down into the earth such as mines and quarries, wells, caves, holes or obscure valleys.
- When my father died in 1938, I did as my older brother had done: I dropped out of school to work in the coal mines to supplement the family income.
2Militarymina feminineto sow / lay mines in an area — sembrar de minas una zona
- There is going to be a very definite detection of mines and some bombs that have not been detonated off the coast of Hawaii.
- You'll be armed with a rifle, frag grenades, and mines, with the ability to use motion sensors and electromagnetic detection goggles.
- Stout's team of up to 20 soldiers spent their days and nights clearing roads of bombs and mines so that supply trucks could safely travel throughout the region.
- They were a precursor to modern mines, high-explosive devices that can be detonated by the completion of an electrical circuit, by pressure, or by a tripwire.
- All three ships were damaged by mines in recent times.
- The mines were found by his ship's company concealed below decks in a barge.
- The most common equipment for sweeping contact mines in the Allied navies was the Oropesa sweep, so-called after the first ship to use it in 1919.
- In addition to ships, it is also planned to make a wide use of mine sweeping helicopters, as well as 600S Skyships which can clear much vaster water areas of mines.
- The insurgents also use mines, booby traps, and snipers, and they conduct large-scale terrorist actions involving hostage taking.
- Apart from firing all unit small arms by day and night, soldiers threw grenades and fired claymore mines.
- As I stepped out of our vehicle, I detonated one of the mines with my right heel.
- 42 mines were destroyed, largely the old buoyant contact mines from World War I which were laid in dense fields in the region.
- They could come out and put mines in the water, meaning the clearance effort would be for nothing.
- In that case British warships were damaged by mines in Albanian territorial waters.
- Among other things, he detonated mines and bombs left behind from the Vietnam War.
- The insurgents place the mines on a road surface or shoulder or even in sewer lines.
- Extensive ground battles also left a staggering amount of unexploded artillery and mortar shells, mines, rockets, grenades and other devices.
- Once it was small-arms fire, now it is mines and bombs.
- They also use homemade blast mines and grenades with trip wires.
- Bombs, mines, and other war material also contaminated land and water and damaged flora and fauna.
- Residents will have their say on a scheme which could see a million tonnes of coal mined in their area of Bolton.
- Limestone was mined; drugs and people were smuggled.
- The men complain they mine the coal all day and don't have enough to heat the barracks at night.
- Back in 1853, stonemason Nathaniel Hooker mined his stone from the Kawaroa Reef.
- This home is actually located in the south of France, so presumably the marble was mined in France.
- Most of the world's supply of this controversial mineral was mined in the Eastern Townships, providing traffic for the QCR.
- The British colonial government had built it as a watch-station, lest anyone should try to break the government monopoly by mining his own salt.
- Around one million tonnes of coal remain to be mined, which at current production rates means 35 weeks more work at the site.
- With no fresh coal being mined, it had been relatively easy to ask power workers not to accept it.
- And he got an invitation to tour the areas where the diamonds are mined, which fits in just fine with his studies, and maybe he'll get another small gift then as well!
- The agricultural sector of Angola has many more opportunities than mining diamonds.
- Canadian diamonds are mined in the Northwest Territories, and this is one alternative to ensure that your diamond purchase does not support conflict.
- Now, 46 years after the last coal was mined, UK Coal thinks the case is closed and wants to suspend the mothballing and abandon the mine.
- When the hard anthracite coal is mined the very fine, gritty material is called culm.
- In 1945, Germany had mined much coal but had no way of moving it from the mines to where it was needed.
- Last year alone Angola's UNITA rebels mined alluvial diamonds worth around $300 million and effectively evaded UN sanctions.
- And since all mined diamonds have inclusions, flaws, and birthmarks, under magnification a trained jeweler can tell the difference.
- The extrinsic material clearly shows that where one is mining limestone for the purpose of getting its inherent mineral qualities, the rebate still applies.
- Additionally, coal was mined from mesa outcroppings, requiring unprecedented coordination.
- I say to Mr Smith that of course we will not be mining coal on the land, because there is no coal in the Wellington region.
1.2Mining(seam/area) explotarthey had mined the area for gold — habían explotado los yacimientos de oro de la zona
- More would teach you how to mine for minerals, smelt metals, process the raw supplies.
- The deposit at the Eureka tunnel was mined for cryolite and thomsenolite, which were used as a flux in the manufacture of glass bottles.
- The balls would soar out over the sand bags and barbed wire protecting our position, and into the perimeter, which happened to be mined heavily.
- Hoping that they are rescue ships, he rushes out to them, only to discover that they are an alien race using slaves to mine for ore.
- Big Bone Cave was certainly mined for fertilizer in 1884, when excavation by a local farmer unearthed bones of an extinct giant sloth.
- A few returned each day to feed the cattle which could not be left untethered because much of the area is heavily mined.
- In 1986 the World Court ruled that the US had violated international law by mining the waters of Nicaragua and arming the Contras.
- By late Wednesday evening, it was reported that the port was open for traffic and no one bothered to ask how was such a heavily mined port demined in such a short time?
- Reefs are also mined for building materials; e.g. in India coral is used to make cement.
- Many people living in Svay Sor know the land they live and work on is heavily mined but they have no choice but to work the fields.
- Maybe Boone noticed crystals of potassium nitrate there, because the deep, loose floor was soon being mined for niter to make gunpowder.
- Just 36 miles east of Salt Lake City in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains, Park City's rolling hills were once mined for silver.
- Bagram is one of the most heavily mined areas in the country.
- Here, the Turks had heavily mined the water and mine sweeping trawlers had proved ineffective at clearing them.
- The lands in Luena and surrounding towns were heavily mined during the war.
- Initially the armed forces said they have plucked all the 87 infiltration routes in various border areas of Jammu by heavily mining them.
- From even that age they were to mine the earth for some kind of mineral.
- Everything that entered the area was obliterated and it is possible that the ground is still mined.
- Colombian troops and US officials have mounted a search in the area to recover the missing Americans but the area is heavily mined and four Colombian soldiers are already reported to have been injured.
- From 1765 to 1770 the Loudville deposit was again mined for lead.
- Corn production for grain or silage is possible in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio on land reclaimed to modern standards after being surface mined for coal.
- New stones were being collected from the same quarry that had been mined for the original construction.
- Paula says she travelled along a main road used during the Pol Pot genocide and it was heavily mined.
- The Psychlos have been mining the Earth for 1000 years.
- Air drops of food were also, MSF argued, a last option as there was no guarantee that food would get into the hands of the most needy people, and collection was dangerous as Afghanistan was heavily mined.
- It was then decided that a horizontal drive, to mine the exposed coal seam, should be dug.
- Through the years, many of these deposits have been mined for iron and supported a number of foundries once present in the area.
- In Angola heavily mined roads meant food aid had to be transported by air, raising costs dramatically.
- They form the coal measures that are now mined for power generation.
- Various schemes for mining Norwegian territorial waters were considered in London.
- Mountains were mined for all fossil fuels providing them with another five hundred years of energy.
- Prior to their withdrawal, anticipating an Allied airborne invasion, the Nazis heavily mined the area.
- But Russian forces have been held up by heavily mined roads and tough rebel resistance.
- Two currently protected middens in this study, Green Mound and Tomoka State Park were mined for shell use for road building during the first half of the 20th century.
- This means that underground communications in the rear and at the flanks of the troops on the offensive should be guarded, mined or destroyed.
- The evidence of the few survivors of the Hampshire showed that Lord Kitchener was below when the ship was mined.
1to mine (for sth)
- to mine for tin — (prospect) buscar estaño
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.