In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1nuestronuestranuestrosnuestrasall this is ours — todo esto es nuestro
- ours is blue — el nuestro/la nuestra es azul
- a friend of ours — un amigo nuestro
- a favorite of ours — uno de nuestros favoritos
- Garden gnomes represent all that is both great and grotesque about this fair country of ours.
- This hard earth of ours doesn't care if it's a sea or a desert, a river or a dune.
- The honour of being humiliated at an excruciatingly early stage is not yet ours.
- Why don't these people concentrate on improving their own areas and leave ours alone?
- It doesn't even seem to understand the terms of its own existence any more, never mind ours.
- Effectively the delay enables banks to accrue interest which is effectively ours.
- Introduce fairness into this society of ours and remember that charity begins at home.
- Two years ago, we went to his parents' villa in Spain with some friends of ours for the first time.
- I think when he saw the film for the first time he was looking at his own life as well as ours.
- We need to hear from all of you who feel that this town of ours is worth the effort.
- They were searching for the origins of their creation, just as we search for ours.
- I look on with annoyance as I see parks pop up everywhere while ours are taken away.
- This land was promised to us and we will stop at nothing to defend that which is ours.
- We continued the tradition and passed the house on to a writer friend of ours.
- Our freedom to use what is ours is being taken away from us unless we dance to their tune and pay up.
- It costs a lot to carry the few people who fly in a country as underpopulated as ours.
- What scares me is comparing their middle order with ours which is inexperienced.
- In contrast to every previous encounter of ours, I sober up as we catch up into the early hours.
- We put ours out for collection and, guess what, it was still there when I got home from work.
- Small hospitals are very useful and certainly ours is essential to the local community.
The translation nuestro reflects the gender and number of the noun it is standing for; ours is translated by el nuestro, la nuestra, los nuestros, las nuestras, depending on what is being referred to.
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