In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(employee)criado masculinecriada femininesirviente masculinesirvienta feminineI'm not your servant! — ¡no soy tu criada / sirvienta!
- servants' quarters — las habitaciones del servicio / de la servidumbre
- Her uncle had been kind enough to let them live in his house as long as they remained servants in the house.
- The king's servant ran and brought them two goblets filled with wine.
- Once they were dressed the princesses showed themselves off to the visitors and palace servants.
- Anna, her personal servant, had forgotten to fill the pitcher.
- Father should at least hire servants who don't cringe in fear at any given moment.
- Sometimes clients or their families treat caregivers as maids or domestic servants.
- Even the servants doing their nightly duties didn't come across something unusual.
- As soon as she opened the door, she was shocked to find the house bustling with servants.
- You have to stay here and keep the house and the servants in order.
- Many urban households with a regular income employ live-in domestic servants, generally young unmarried women from the rural areas.
- We turned to see one of the castles' many servants bowing to us.
- In all the halls of the palace servants instantly laid tables for a banquet.
- Not all Icelanders played this game; sometimes only household servants did.
- This man must really be rich, to have such a large house, and servants, I thought.
- She clapped her hands, then the kitchen servants came in, and filled the table with plates of food.
- He was afraid of hiring another nursemaid, and mistrusted the household servants.
- Financially they were well enough established to be able to employ a domestic servant.
- Many girls are used as domestic servants and are prevented from attending school.
- Two servants came by to light up the surrounding torches.
- Antonia's family was small but very wealthy and they had at least a hundred servants working in the house and in the vineyards.
2(sb, sth that serves)a faithful servant of the cause — un leal servidor de la causa
- the law center is the servant of the community — la asesoría jurídica está al servicio de la comunidad
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