In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(as title)señor masculinehe's just (a) plain mister — no tiene ningún título
- Well, I'm sorry, mister, but I've been a Frank Zappa fan since before you were even wearing diapers, okay?
- Hold your tongue mister, you're going to say something stupid.
- That's my wife you're talking about, mister.
- Well mister, we won't be having any of that.
- "Well mister," she said, pointing her fork at him.
- I may be pregnant but I will get up and kick your butt mister.
- And mister, if you don't smarten up you'll end up just like her.
- ‘My memory has just been sold’ - well, boo-hoo, mister!
- She'd march him down the street to some secret bunker and shove his nose into a nuclear bomb and say, ‘Uh, huh, and what do you call this, mister?’
- I think you've been reading too many Tom Clancy novels, mister.
- You can't get away with changing the subject mister!
- You just wait until you have problems fitting into your tux, mister.
- Another voice could be heard that was even louder, ‘You don't have to like my decision mister but you will have to live with it!
2informal¡oiga!hey, mister, you dropped your gloves — ¡oiga, se le han caído los guantes!
- "Sorry mister, I didn't mean to startle you," he said.
- As the fellow carried him ashore, the boy looked up and said, ‘Thanks for saving my life, mister.’
- Yes, I think the audience is well aware of that, mister.
- One or two young Iraqi boys approached them awkwardly and tried to say hello… ‘Mister, mister!’
- He said to me, ‘I understand there was some dancing going on, mister.’
- ‘I like your song, mister,’ Ronnie said as he dropped in the coins.
- Thanks, mister, but I don't even know your name!
- There were no cries of, ‘Hey, mister, you need taxi?’
- He could only speak a few words, pleading ‘No, mister.’
- ‘Thanks, mister,’ I gasped at the guide who pulled me out.
- Then some kid will turn up on a Saturday from Auchtermuchty or somewhere like that and say to me, ‘Hey, mister, are you the man that does the rugby?’
- With all due respect, mister, I think it is always our objective to win.
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