In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(husband/father) posesivohe's very possessive about his toys — es muy egoísta con sus juguetes
- Slowly he was becoming more and more possessive, controlling, demanding.
- The mania type of love can be characterized as obsessive in that it is possessive and dependent.
- People get possessive, and people are not as romantic as they used to be.
- Others unintentionally sabotage their relationships by exhibiting overly possessive, clinging, dependent behaviour.
- He said yesterday: ‘I have no doubt David loved Ann very much, but it was a possessive and jealous love.’
- Does that mean she's already taken by an overly possessive Johnny?
- Now, in some relationships certain parties are very possessive of their partner.
- Although she may claim that her possessive behaviour arises from her love, there might be a need for her to realize that love must be sustained by trust.
- That kiss was like nothing I had felt before and not in a nice way, it was possessive, aggressive and demanding… it scared me.
- She had lot of people who claimed her attention but later on a particular man became more possessive of her and she stopped entertaining others.
- He was overly possessive, and he freaked if I mentioned another guy's name.
- And that's typically what happens where a mother may be very, very possessive of that child.
- Other poems present maternal love as liberating, not possessive.
- His great love remained his mother Louie, a dominating, possessive woman who spoiled and adored her son above everything else.
- I think that men's love is very possessive and involves ownership, competition, and performance.
- He had never professed love, just a lustful possessive desire that fueled the cruelty in his obsession.
- The men looked away hurriedly when they looked upon the Princess's beauty, and possessive wives quickly drew their husband's attention.
- Instead of being demanding and possessive like before, he was a whole new different man.
- She's always been so possessive and she just… I don't know.
- You are a very possessive and demanding person, rarely impulsive or casual.
2Linguistics(adjective/pronoun) posesivothe possessive case — el genitivo
- The possessive apostrophe disappeared in place names such as ‘Coopers Creek’ decades ago.
- Relations that are implicit in the semantic structure of a possessed noun can affect the range of plausible interpretations of a possessive construction.
- They can be used as components of compounds, but if they are used on their own they must be used with possessive prefixes.
- But the evidence shows that possessive apostrophes have been dropping like flies for years.
- It's a relational noun, which means that a possessive shows who the noun relates to.
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