In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(at table)servilleta feminine
- Frankie grabbed a napkin from the silver holder and pulled a pen out of his pocket.
- The white linen thing at your place is called a napkin (not a serviette; a serviette is a paper napkin with Christmas trees printed on it).
- In the last year or so a number of people have pointed out this truly disgusting trend, that an increasing number of men are using their table napkin to blow their nose.
- Dutifully, I grab a couple napkins from the dispenser next to me and pass them to my right.
- He finished his burger and grabbed a napkin from the dispenser in the middle of the table.
- My fingers fidgeted with the white, cloth napkin in my lap.
- Tears poured down my face and I blew my nose in a crumpled napkin I had in my bag.
- The museum's eclectic collection spans 400 years and includes rare pieces like a 1565 Elizabethan table napkin.
- It belongs in the position of a table napkin, beside a plate.
- He scoffed and studied the origami napkin in front of him.
- She was fiddling with her table napkin nervously.
- Sam took a paper napkin from the chromium dispenser, crunched it into a ball and handed it to her.
- I put the linen napkin on my lap to show I am not poorly mannered and uncivil.
- He took a cocktail napkin and wrote on it.
- Then he wiped his hands and mouth, throwing the used napkin on his empty plate.
- Everything from broths to cream soups will make your dull meal look like it deserves cloth napkins.
- Jeff exclaimed as he threw his cloth napkin onto the table with a grin.
- Mike got out a pen from his pocket and drew four columns on a table napkin.
- Nelson tossed his napkin on his plate, and, rising, strode toward the door.
- A lotus blossom adorns the table and white linen napkins are folded and waiting.
- She walked to him as he unfolded a white cloth napkin and smiled.
2British formal(for baby)pañal masculine
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