In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(remember)recordarI can recollect him vaguely — lo recuerdo vagamente
- I don't recollect seeing them there — no recuerdo haberlos visto allí
- Hollywood has never been short of super-patriots, though it is worth recollecting that some of them never fought in a real war.
- He recalled being Melanie's favourite brother when she felt sad, and he recollected the fragrant smell of his mother's home cooking.
- She has told the tribunal she recollects the meeting and recalls that most of her Cabinet colleagues were there.
- At the ripe age of 96, he recollects the historic events that took place during the country's freedom struggle, in which he took an active part.
- One minister has seemingly confirmed such a meeting took place but other ministers don't recollect it.
- Laura tired to recollect the past week in her mind.
- Krishnan fondly recollects the days when the station was busy, before the Salem Junction took away half its work; a time when trains ran from this station to Egmore, Nagarpatnam and Thiruvarur, among other places.
- She remained in the position for quite some time as she struggled to recollect her bearings.
- She discovered that it was possible to wake up weeping, crushed by grief even before her conscious mind could recollect the source of the pain.
- Old-timers recollect long rows of bullock carts transporting goods from the warehouses at the Vallakkadavu dockyard.
- She recollects the joy of working in Rishi Valley with children who created a whole feel of ancient China with carpets and nuts being sold by traders.
- I still smile when recollecting his sheepish grin.
- Mr Monaghan recollects the first time he saw the ship arriving at Sligo's docks.
- He racked his mind to recollect the whole conversation - then he got it.
- They recollected the pleasures of motherhood during the time of obligatory ‘full’ employment.
- In a halting voice, recollecting events from the past slowly, Master Willie recounted his life.
- She doesn't recollect historical moments by their dates, she just closes her eyes and remembers how old she was, or what she was doing when they happened.
- She recollected her childhood memory of an encounter with a poisonous snake.
- I sat down stunned, recollecting the days that I had spent in the East not too long ago.
- At one point she recollects the time when she baby-sat for a school teacher.
- Josh was surprised and just sat there for a moment before recollecting himself.
- Mentally recollecting myself, I took a deep breath and said coolly, ‘Andrew, please leave.’
- Mr. Clough recollected himself and started with the real lesson.
- It's a time of sadness and grieving and recollecting yourself and trying to keep a center.
- ‘I didn't break up with her for that, I broke up with her because…’ he recollected himself, ‘because she's in love with him.’
- Eventually he recollected himself enough to say ‘Eda!’
- He only looked up once she was gone, recollecting himself for a minute before following them up the stairs.
- Darren was suddenly aware that everyone was watching them and tried to recollect himself.
- He came to an abrupt halt, then recollected himself quickly.
- A gust of wind passed by them before Nick recollected himself and started to gaze outward towards the scenery below them.
- I felt his familiar arms wrap around me and rub my back as I tried to recollect myself.
- His eyes grew a little wider and his lower jaw dropped, but he quickly recollected himself.
- She had needed to take a break from her tale for a moment to recollect herself, and bring her mind back to reality for a moment.
- He went to the window and looked out, striving to recollect himself.
- ‘It's getting late, Fred,’ he said, suddenly recollecting himself.
- We lay there for a few seconds recollecting ourselves.
- After recollecting himself, Mark closed the door.
- I went limp before quickly recollecting myself.
- Dr. Kin recollected himself and then spoke again.
- We were again left in silence, but I did not mind so much as I would have at any other time, as it gave me ample time to recollect myself.
1recordaras far as I can recollect — que yo recuerde
1(thoughts) ordenarhe recollected himself and was able to continue — recobró la compostura y pudo continuar
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