In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1recuerdo masculineI have fond recollections of my childhood — tengo hermosos recuerdos de mi infancia
- to the best of my recollection — si mal no recuerdo
- he has no recollection whatsoever of having seen you that day — no recuerda para nada haberte visto ese día
- my recollection of the incident is quite different — según lo que yo recuerdo las cosas fueron muy distintas
- It was a wonderful night of celebration and recollection as several generations of employees and their families came together.
- To the best of my recollection, Stanley played the part of a man who was persuaded by Satan to have a television, one of the first in his street, in his home.
- In her recollection of everyday experiences, there is a questioning of the value of everyday objects and existential experiences.
- To the best of my recollection I rang up Mr. O'Donnell within 24 hours of the meeting… instructing him to form the company.
- To the best of my recollection I've never met Pomeroy or spoken to him.
- To the best of our recollection, the aircraft was ready to taxi at 17:30.
- A quick glance through the textbooks and some recollection of what the teacher said in class, should be enough to shortlist the broad areas of study.
- He lay there, his eyes closed, remembering, experiencing again through recollection.
- But in the Bible remembering is more than mental recollection of facts.
- To the best of my recollection, two men were put on the job.
- Before I went to high school, I had never heard of this, to the best of my recollection.
- Paul eventually dragged me away from the dark spiral of regret and recollection plying me with heavy doses of bourbon.
- He said that to the best of his recollection he received the letter dated 11 January 1999 in the ordinary post.
- I mean, we can only answer your questions to the best of our recollection.
- Well, I had a meeting that went for over an hour, by my recollection.
- And she would shrug in recollection, unable to remember anything except that dull relief.
- In the early stages, to the best of my recollection, I heard spoken words the way you hear notes played on a musical instrument.
- To the best of my recollection the ‘average’ lifespan for marriages in the UK is anywhere between five to seven years.
- To the best of my recollection the person involved denied it in a public meeting.
- His designs are shot through with recollection and homage, sentiment and a love of architecture, legacy and vocation.
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