In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alike)similarparecidosemejantethe two cars are very similar in design — los dos coches tienen un diseño muy similar / parecido
- to be similar to sth — parecerse a algo
- it's similar to the one I have — se parece al que yo tengo
- it's similar in size to a sparrow — es de tamaño parecido al de un gorrión
- Spawning takes place between October and December, and is very similar to that of the brown trout.
- They were thrilled to find rough red tiles similar to those used by the Romans.
- This is because when it's canned, these fats are reduced to levels similar to white fish.
- Obviously, this was a sterner test but the essence of golf required was very similar to those courses.
- The situation in Denmark is very similar to that in Spain, but again, only time will reveal all.
- In a similar way, the size and shape of the bowl will enhance or detract from its bouquet.
- You will note that this list is very similar to the likely 18 centres that Turkey would need to win.
- His language was very similar to the language of Slavs living around the town.
- The aim was to sample the planet surface for signs of lifeforms similar to those that could survive on earth.
- A beautifully decorated lyre from Ur depicts similar figures in lapis lazuli and shell.
- In a recent study of this mutant, results very similar to those of Smith et al. were obtained.
- This wide sweeping course is one of the newest on the circuit, and is very similar to Las Vegas and Michigan.
- And the government will also aim to save a similar figure over the previous two years.
- For example, both wings of a bird must be very similar in size and shape if it is to be able to fly satisfactorily.
- The breadth of this vision is clearest in a sequence very similar to the suicide scene.
- I think we can expect to hear words very similar to those when the defence sums up its case.
- After all a bully is somewhat similar to a stalker, they follow you, taunt you, frighten you.
- Other countries in East and Central Africa had similar policies to different degrees.
- You can also get more information by comparing figures for similar companies.
- Even sinkholes similar to the one last summer have been around since the 18th Century.
- When the ratio is 1 then the similar triangles become congruent triangles (same shape and size).
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