In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(handbag)cartera femininebolso masculine Spainbolsa feminine Mexico
- Three seconds later the door opened again and she ran to the kitchen counter to grab her pocket book.
- Of course, you have no idea just how difficult it is to please me until you have to accompany me on an expedition to locate the perfect pocketbook.
- My mother used to keep a bib in her pocketbook for when we ate out when I was so small they had to go get a high chair and later a booster seat.
- I also have her morbid fear of losing my pocketbook somewhere.
- They were similar pocketbooks or purses, but they had a belt on it that you could put around your waist with the fasteners similar to the ones on a bicycle helmet.
- Now the flap rests there, there is no way I can get into the pocketbook.
- She left her pocketbook at a table at the restaurant early Saturday morning, and when she rushed back inside to get it, it was gone.
- ‘I'll go now,’ Liv said quietly, rising and grabbing her pocket book.
- I hope she's not thinking at all - that she's mindlessly looking for the house keys or gathering up her sweater and pocketbook.
- You can use a large pocket book, brief case, or carry on bag.
- Of course, they'll just find some senator or congressman and pump cash into his pocketbook until they change the law.
- When she was apprehended at the store, these drugs were in her pocketbook, all right?
- She pulled a cigarette out of her pocketbook, a bent, half-crushed one she stole from her older brother.
- In response to Dad's request, she pulls out her checkbook from her pocketbook and a pen and writes out a check for eight hundred dollars.
- His hands were rifling through her pocketbook and wallet.
- I took my change purse out of my pocketbook and scowled.
- On the corners, they stood in clumps, girls with big hair and tight jeans and fringed leather pocketbooks.
- My satin-covered pocketbook, whose braided long cotton handle I had hooked around my head so that the pocketbook brushed against my right hip, was close against me.
2US(wallet)cartera femininebilletera feminineto vote one's pocketbook — votar con el bolsillo
3US(paperback)libro en rústica masculine
- The aim of this pocket book is to provide key information on the 100 most important diagnoses in the Head and Neck.
- She disappeared into the hallway to the bedroom for a few seconds and when she returned she was holding a small black pocket book in one hand and the black baseball cap from the day before in the other.
- It is a kind of graphic novel in pocket book size.
- Now this is only a small pocketbook, but it's amazing how much one learns about East Timorese culture, and how important that sensitivity to that culture is, even in the most basic communication.
- The majority of children receive identical red jumpsuits and a pocket book of Christmas themed party literature.
- The first pocketbook contains hundreds of entries in the Haiku form currently enjoying a renaissance in hip literature circles as well as epigrams, concrete poems and other works similarly concise in their nature.
- Last week a little girl gave him a pocket book entitled, ‘Words on Courage’.
- I put my books and pocket book into my small gym locker and kept my light spring jacket to watch the practice.
- A pocket book on tourism has been launched to coincide with the tourist season.
- Being interested in culture and music, he has brought out a pocket book on French rap.
- We then played a game that I introduced to the group where we would have readings from my little pocketbook of famous quotations, and everyone had to guess who was the originator of the quotation.
- Not long after that I discovered yoga and taught myself how to do it from a bland pocket book called, Yoga For Americans.
- No one bothered to refer to the significantly expanded, easily accessible pocket book edition.
- Unfortunately time was against me and I didn't read as much of it as I probably should have done, so when I saw the pocketbook in a bookshop in Cardiff itself, I bought it immediately.
- The man pulled a pocket book out of his jacket and opened it.
4British(notebook)cuaderno masculinelibreta feminine
- Among the first in line was a guy who wanted Vikram's autograph on his pocket book.
- It would mean officers arrive at the station, complete their pocket book and do an about-turn to go straight back out onto the streets.
- As the detainee protested he had done nothing, the officer reached for his pocket book, without giving the man a chance to explain or attempting to deal with the situation in a calm, professional way.
- What he had not anticipated when he chose the slightly inebriated, seriously overweight woman attempting to hail a cab, was how attached she would be to her pocketbook.
- It is a pocketbook which fits the hand perfectly.
- Above that, a leather-bound slim-style Filofax pocket book where I keep stuff like my driver's licence, insurance documents, and plastic cards that won't fit in my wallet.
- I would then take a strip of paper and the pencil from my pocket book and write all the registrations next to the color of the vehicles memorized.
- He could not reach his pocket book because it was in the jacket he had used to wrap Miss Hague against the cold.
- Records were kept in a pocketbook - and in Bill's remarkable memory.
- She had come for a pocketbook and a pocketbook only.
- She took out her pocket book and wrote something.
- And whenever I have a new thought, an original idea, I just whip out the pocket book and I write it down.
- The pocket books of these women have been revealed to contain detailed ‘accounts’ of the diverse and dispersed aspects of household management.
- A crossroads lay before us, and stood in the middle of it was Master sat astride his steed, writing, as ever, in a small pocket book.
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