In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(earlier)(occasion/attempt/page) anterior(experience/knowledge) previoon the previous day — la víspera
- I had a previous engagement — ya tenía un compromiso
- We suspect it was one of the last rooms decorated by the previous owners as they readied the house for sale.
- The inquest heard that he had spent the previous evening drinking with a friend.
- The previous owner of the Westhoughton shop ran a printing business from the premises.
- Ouch - that woozy Sunday feeling when you've had a very late one the previous evening.
- I also managed to fill a skip to overflowing with the junk the previous owners had left behind.
- The previous owner had filled in spaces between the beams with sawn-up wardrobes.
- She could not recall, in fact, very well what had happened the previous evening.
- In contrast to the previous evening the pleasures of the flesh were much in evidence.
- Famously, he had divorced Josephine the previous year in order to found a dynasty.
- The previous owners were heavy smokers and the bricks are stained with nicotine.
- Its previous owner had bought it from an aircraft museum that got into financial difficulties.
- It is the point of order I referred to during your ruling on the previous point of order.
- It later emerged it had already been used and returned by a previous owner and then sold again to the Galls.
- It follows a previous interim order which was made out for two months in April.
- The previous owner built a spaceship in the garden, which might not appeal to everyone.
- To my surprise, it showed that the item had been delivered at 6pm the previous evening.
- He reportedly bought the island from its previous owners, a Japanese hotel firm.
- They included previous shop owners and a man whose father had scrawled his name on the arcade's wall.
- The starting grids are based on a reversal of the finishing order of the previous race.
- The order will be the reverse of the finishing order of the previous race, with the winner running last.
2informal(hasty)to be previous — precipitarse
3as preposition previous to — anterior a
- the period just previous to the coup — el período inmediatamente anterior al golpe
- previous to this — anteriormente
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