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 un hobby que tengo
- please be mine! — dime que sí
- let's go back to mine — volvamos a mi casa
- 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.
- K. 387 is a favorite of mine, and I found the Kodály Quartet's performance to be thrilling.
- They also do what a colleague of mine referred to as internal marketing.
- We passed a house I remembered as belonging to an old friend 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.
- Most were good friends of mine, which caused me to wonder if there might be a middle ground between no screeners and mass distribution.
- Marian - your example of the handprints mirrors an experience of mine.
- I got your name and contacts from a business associate of mine who recommends you as a trustworthy person.
- Someone stole a very important scroll from an associate of mine.
- He talked about my stint at Portsmouth as though the two challenges, his at Anfield, mine at Portsmouth, could be reasonably compared.
- A friend of mine always referred to him as Mr Buttoni after that.
- A writing teacher of mine used the term furniture moving to refer to wasted prose.
- He is the son of an adopted child of a dear friend of mine.
- A good friend of mine passed along your wonderful recent article on architects, and I had to laugh and shudder at the same time.
- 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.
- It seems an associate of mine has gotten himself into a bit of trouble.
- A lot of Scots must have been turned off by what a friend of mine calls the church alumni association.
- Let not mine eyes be hell-driven from that light.
- 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.
- Compared with some of my friends' childhoods, mine was paradise.
1Miningmina femininediamond/uranium mine — mina de diamantes/uranio
- to go down the mine(s) — trabajar en las minas
- she/the book is a mine of information — ella/el libro es una mina de información
- before noun mine workings — excavaciones mineras
- Another 23 miners perished in China's coal mines on April 24.
- But as new coal mines are developed, prices will ease somewhat.
- The valley where I lived was downstream from coal mines, and we sold lots of anti-inflammatories and arthritic medications.
- Factors such as the infrastructure committed to transporting millions of tonnes of coal from mines to washeries and then to power stations.
- 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.
- 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.
- In addition to working in the Yorkshire mills, many Scotsmen found employment in nearby coal mines, where their dogs were welcome as exterminators.
- 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.
- It also governs landscape features that delve down into the earth such as mines and quarries, wells, caves, holes or obscure valleys.
- Upstream in the manufacturing of a steel can, iron ore is excavated in open pit mines.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In the past few years, to regulate coal production and improve mining safety, China has shut down thousands of small coal mines.
- It is by far the most common method of working in European coal mines where the shallower seams have been depleted.
- 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.
- The privatization of coal mines in Great Britain took more than 10 years of preparation - and that was in a market economy.
- In some cases, peat excavated from mines or reserve pits has been stockpiled.
- In my electorate, we have problems in the Huntly area, which are a consequence of the shafts in former coal mines.
2Militarymina feminineto sow / lay mines in an area — minar una zona
- The mines were found by his ship's company concealed below decks in a barge.
- In that case British warships were damaged by mines in Albanian territorial waters.
- Bombs, mines, and other war material also contaminated land and water and damaged flora and fauna.
- 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.
- Once it was small-arms fire, now it is mines and bombs.
- Extensive ground battles also left a staggering amount of unexploded artillery and mortar shells, mines, rockets, grenades and other devices.
- Apart from firing all unit small arms by day and night, soldiers threw grenades and fired claymore mines.
- You'll be armed with a rifle, frag grenades, and mines, with the ability to use motion sensors and electromagnetic detection goggles.
- They also use homemade blast mines and grenades with trip wires.
- They could come out and put mines in the water, meaning the clearance effort would be for nothing.
- 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 place the mines on a road surface or shoulder or even in sewer lines.
- 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.
- Among other things, he detonated mines and bombs left behind from the Vietnam War.
- All three ships were damaged by mines in recent times.
- 42 mines were destroyed, largely the old buoyant contact mines from World War I which were laid in dense fields in the region.
- There is going to be a very definite detection of mines and some bombs that have not been detonated off the coast of Hawaii.
- The insurgents also use mines, booby traps, and snipers, and they conduct large-scale terrorist actions involving hostage taking.
- As I stepped out of our vehicle, I detonated one of the mines with my right heel.
- 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.
2(area/seam) explotarthey had mined the area for gold — habían explotado los yacimientos de oro de la zona
1to mine ( for sth)
- to mine for tin — (prospect) buscar estaño
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