In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1her friends are mostly students — sus amigos son en su mayoría estudiantes
- the land is mostly flat — el terreno es en su mayor parte llano
- she works mostly in the evenings — trabaja sobre todo por las noches
- it's mostly because … — es principalmente / más que nada porque …
- we grow tomatoes mostly — cultivamos principalmente / más que nada tomates
- mostly, the food was good — en general, la comida era buena
- The residents, who are mostly elderly, are determined not to let the yobs get the better of them.
- It will mostly be made from glass, and construction materials have already been purchased.
- The roads were mostly dual carriageways, long and straight ones with no crossroads.
- I do love kids, they're innocent and are mostly undamaged by the troubles of the world.
- She added that the British public was mostly unaware of the suffering undergone by the birds.
- Suicide bombers have been shown to be mostly educated and reasonably well off.
- In February last year the market hall was mostly destroyed after it was set alight by arsonists.
- They mostly looked sad and bored, and seemed to regard the security woman with pity.
- Death from the condition is extremely rare and mostly affects people in middle age and older.
- And now here is a book which is mostly poetry, or at least a kind of elegiac wistfulness.
- The bottom was mostly composed of thick black silt, and the carp happily fed in this.
- The disease occurs in men mostly over the age of 50 and is very treatable if caught early.
- However, here it's mostly blunt injuries to the head and face rather than stabbings.
- Dixon reckons the transformation he has witnessed is mostly due to the manager.
- We're in the suburbs surrounded mostly by fields and open land so we don't get the same amount of dust.
- The fish are mostly carp and ayu, and for an extra fee you can take the day's catch home.
- All the money raised from the show goes to charities and good causes - mostly in Orkney.
- At present one area is mostly wooded with some open space and a disused pond, the other has an old orchard in it.
- The garden surrounding the house is mostly lawn and includes a golf practice bunker.
- The lake bed is mostly clean gravel, picked over by the numerous bottom feeding fish.
- It was mostly a number of the lecturers that refused to believe the notice, strangely enough.
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