In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in shop)vendedora femininedependienta feminine
- Despite their sometimes unseemly reputation, car salesmen and saleswomen know how to sell.
- Cashing in on the opportunity, a saleswoman was busy touting the shop's products, even offering to help the teenagers with the nail polish.
- She said they had been greeted in department stores by saleswomen in white coats with products that were uninspiring.
- She had six children from her first marriage when widowed, and made a precarious living as a travelling saleswoman.
- A travelling saleswoman for a company in Bradford, the mother-of-two has clocked up 70,000 miles over three years in her Renault Scenic company car.
2(representative)representante femininecorredora feminine River Platea pharmaceutical saleswoman — una visitadora médica
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