In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(term of endearment)tesoro masculineencanto masculine
- "Thank you for bringing him inside, poppet," Julien agreed, smiling at his youngest daughter.
- We were never going to be running Moby's fan club (not until he decides to knock out something with a bit of backbone anyway), but the cute bald poppet has got a point about Las Vegas.
- You have certainly got yourself into a Persian pickle, my poppet!
- Hillary is glad you have been able to unburden your soul, but you are making a few false assumptions yourself, my poppet.
- The problem is not that your husband won't take you to parties, my poppet, the problem is that you blotted your social copy book.
- I watched him as he lifted the child by its leg and dangled the baby as if it were a poppet.
- There is cynicism at work every time politicians draft in some forgotten singer or soap poppet to do their dirty work.
- She was a little poppet though and didn't even murmur.
- I was at a convenient store, and this woman was like, ‘Cheers, poppet!’
- You should've damn well asked me in the first place, shouldn't you have, poppet?
- My poor, strange, stoic little poppet, trapped inside her own body, her own shell of an existence.
- Taking an interest into my well-being, poppet?
- Parents must be rushing to the talent agencies with visions of fame and money for their poppets.
- Even your average manufactured pop poppet has to work harder than her boy-band counterpart, who can rely on looks alone to generate pubescent squeals.
- Perhaps it wasn't clean enough for the poor, precious poppet.
- Don't worry, poppet, your mother said you could come with me and go to the toilet in the woods.
- This is the way things are done round here, my poppet, so stop worrying immediately.
- He flashed James an apologetic smile before continuing in the face of his wife's incredulous stares, ‘Any more objections, poppet?’
- But I'll be back, my little poppets, full of pictures and stories just as soon as possible.
- This is Thailand after all, isn't it, my poppet.
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