In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of country)nacionalour national anthem — nuestro himno nacional
- they were wearing their national costume or national dress — llevaban sus trajes típicos
- the national debt — la deuda nacional
2(not local, regional)(news/team/organization) nacional(reputation/campaign) a nivel nacionalthey plan to go national — tienen intención de empezar a operar a escala / a nivel nacional
- Maximizing their gains demands a disciplined and rational investment strategy that is truly national in its scope.
- She has written a letter to a national newspaper about the disappearance of the cygnets.
- A sentimental identification with the underdog is one of our national characteristics.
- It is a national characteristic that even when there is a cause to celebrate, we seek to undermine it.
- It was like our whole dysfunctional national dream had played out in front of the world.
- We must note that the substantive role of the senators is to protect the national interest.
- I don't think they've even started thinking about a new national anthem.
- It is just a given, so the whole thing revolves and devolves down to the national interest.
- Unison and strong voices are required to make a national issue of the whole fiasco!
- Not only was he convinced that national unity was possible, but also desirable.
- A firm may even take some of its national characteristics with it when it ventures abroad.
- But the underlining issue is the coverage the game as a whole receives from national media.
- For the game in Scotland as a whole, for the national team and even for the Old Firm, that is good news.
- Such was the media indignation that his frightful suicide was not reported in any national newspaper.
- The national team turns the whole country orange and has a massive appeal to the fans.
- The two-hour show was televised on the national network so the whole country could watch.
- Others believe that the forging of a common national identity will help eliminate racism.
- Europe is stuck, perhaps for generations to come, in the logic of national interest.
- Rugby is the one thing New Zealanders are good at, and their whole national identity is wrapped up in it.
- It is printed on the front page of every issue of the national newspaper, The Neutral Turkmenistan.
1ciudadano masculineciudadana feminineforeign nationals — los ciudadanos extranjeros
- Sixteen foreign nationals are currently being held under these conditions in UK prisons.
- The marines had been hastily deployed to evacuate British nationals from the anarchy.
- The Cambodian government vowed to pay Thailand for the damage caused and to protect Thai nationals who returned.
- One Saudi national was held for 119 days before being charged.
- The occupants of one of the cars were local while the occupants of the other vehicle were all believed to be foreign nationals.
- Some nations confer citizenship if you marry a national of that country.
- Britain is evacuating its nationals from the country.
- Nationals of certain countries have to obtain a visa before travelling to Ireland.
- English classes are available to foreign nationals, who wish to learn both spoken and written English.
- Currently he is only allowed to detain foreign nationals without trial.
- Children of foreign nationals born prior to this date automatically received Irish citizenship.
- Still, it is hard to defend detaining foreign nationals without charges or trial.
- A Ministry of Defence spokesman insisted the troops were being sent only to evacuate British nationals.
- This status affords less legal protection than foreign nationals would receive in China.
- Critics complain that the laws violate the human rights of foreign nationals.
- North Korea has admitted to abducting Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 1980s.
- The outbreak of war also meant he had to return to Russia, as he was a foreign national in Germany.
- Three Pakistani nationals have now been arrested in London in connection with the seizure.
- She would not say if the law could also be extended to Chinese nationals living overseas.
- And up next, more than 3 million Mexican nationals live illegally in the United States.
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