In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Biblesamaritano masculinesamaritana femininethe good Samaritan — el buen samaritano
- The advantage the Jews had over the Samaritans was the Bible which instructed them in the acceptable way of approaching God.
- Because the Samaritans recognized only the Pentateuch as authoritative, references later in the OT stipulating worship at the Jerusalem temple were not considered binding.
- Because of the doctrinal differences between Samaritans and Jews, Samaritans are educated in secular Israeli schools.
- R. HaXohen instead groups contemporary non-orthodox Jews with the ancient Samaritans, a group of deviant Jews.
- The Samaritans and Jews had rival temples, one on Mt. Gerizim and one at Jerusalem.
2also samaritan(helpful person)buen samaritano masculinebuena samaritana feminine
- A quick thinking Samaritan jumped over the wall and threw the drowning man a lifebuoy but he was unable to hold on due to the strong waves and cold water.
- The Belfast man and his wife Josephine were stranded for an hour in their car along the Ballydugan Road before a good Samaritan came to their rescue.
- Giving aid to someone you messed up, with them thinking you are some kind of Samaritan, does not leave you with a good feeling about yourself.
- That wonderful Samaritan must have had two things that all of us need while we continue to be alive: humility and courage.
- Just before the police are called, a Good Samaritan, posing as a police officer, steps in to save him.
3the Samaritans — los samaritanos
- She suffered from insomnia and had made a number of telephone calls to the Samaritans over the preceding week or two.
- People do get depressed and the Samaritans is an excellent organisation to help people through harder times.
- The Samaritans urge people not to bottle up relationship problems but to talk to a friend or Samaritan if they are in crisis.
- I wonder whether the woman seeking an organisation to join has considered joining the Samaritans and helping those who are depressed, lonely, anxious or suicidal.
- In the past, unpaid volunteers have made professional-level contributions to many charitable activities, such as the lifeboat service, the Samaritans, and care of the elderly.
- The work being done quietly and anonymously by the Samaritans organisation has a role to play in helping those going through crisis periods in their lives.
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