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 army)alférez masculine(en Argentina, Colombia) subteniente masculine
- Early in his military career, Ritchey served as a second lieutenant in the artillery branch with units at Fort Bliss, Texas.
- He rose from second lieutenant in 1861 to brevet major general in only four years during action-packed combat service.
- I learned to ask these questions as a second lieutenant in the Army Reserve.
- Drew was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in April 1986.
- Upon graduation from college, she received a direct commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.
2(in US Air Force)alférez feminine
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