In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fool)imbécil feminine informal
1(granny)abuelita feminine informalyaya feminine informal
- ‘I'd like to dedicate this to my nanna,’ he said after extending his career record to 21 wins.
- She was doing fine living with her nana and grandpa.
- And I forgot to say that one of my favourite, favourite exclamations is the one that I've only heard my nana, and latterly my mother, say.
- Saying she draws her culinary inspiration from her mum and her nana, Lisa is responsible for bread, biscuits and chocolates at the hotel as well as designing all the sweet menus.
- Dean said he would pick up nanna and grandpa tomorrow at the airport.
- I attended Catholic school with young Polish girls and my mother introduced me to the wonders of Greece while my nana stayed at home and prayed the rosary.
- My mum was really down after my nana died, so my aunty who lives in America decided to treat her to a holiday.
- My nanna brought me and my sister up and she always taught us that what you achieve in life comes through hard work.
- My nana was still strong, even a few days before her death.
- Long-gone is the nana of yesteryear, and with it the traditional image of grandmas at home, knitting over-sized cardigans and baking pies.
- I slept over my nana's last night and brought everything.
- I grabbed the home phone - it was nanna - letting us know that she's going on a cruise with Alice, her cousin.
- Daniel was my best friend, but I didn't love him like I did my nana.
- My nana used to crush nasty pills up into a spoonful of jam.
- His parents always called his nana or papa when he became sick.
- My nana had seven primary cancers and they started I think in her early 50s and she survived to about 73.
- ‘Okay, see you tomorrow, I love you,’ he hugs me then hugs my nana.
- My nanna came in and helped at first when dad was in hospital.
- Ok, maybe nanna would let me stay on my own at the beach house?
- My nanna and granddad are in their early 50s, and they don't wear old peoples' clothes.
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