In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(protest)sentada femininesitin masculine Mexico
- In Manchester, where 3,000 pupils participated in the strike, 14 students were arrested when they staged a sit-down in the city.
- He was eventually forced to back off by demonstrations and sit-downs.
- There were protests and sit-downs in the universities and colleges of Dublin, Belfast and Waterford.
- Fortunately for those of us whose creaky old knees have not been near a demo in decades, the sit-down lasts only a minute and the march moves peacefully towards its climax in George Square.
- The Paris demonstration started from the Gare du Nord rail station, where demonstrators staged a sit-down in the street before moving off.
- Over 70 protesters staged sit-downs outside the gates of the nuclear dockyard in Plymouth last Saturday.
- An impromptu march included several sit-downs, blocking of roads and a lobby of the constituency office.
- We should demonstrate in our communities, with regular vigils or marches in every small or large town, even sit-downs in appropriate places.
- Chris knew Freddie was always getting involved in some sort of walk or sit-down or demonstration.
2British(rest)I must just have a sit-down, I'm exhausted — tengo que sentarme un rato, estoy agotado
- A cup of tea and a sit-down will be more beneficial than a 10-mile run.
- Shelly fixed me up, claiming I should take a five-minute sit-down, but I wasn't about to risk getting yelled at again.
- A little sit-down with a bottle of cola will be fantastic.
- But that was the only sour note and my excuse for my bad manners is that I was desperate for a sit-down and a coffee, Starbucks was only a few steps away, and there was just the one vacant pavement table.
- I had to have a bit of a sit-down and a stiff drink before I replied, such was the shock.
- There aren't any more seats in that area and I won't be able to make it all the way, not without a sit-down.
1sit-down dinner — cena servida en la mesa feminine
- sit-down protest/demonstration — sitin
- sit-down strike — huelga de brazos caídos
- After the Mass the house bound and elderly were treated to a sit-down meal in the Community Centre and were presented with lottery scratch cards and entertained with music and song.
- If you're having a sit-down dinner, consider setting your table the day before to minimize last-minute stress.
- We didn't have a sit-down meal - just nibbles, but these were first class.
- In all, 470 people attended the celebrations, which included a sit-down meal, speeches and dancing.
- Even those on a modest budget can afford a good sit-down meal now and again.
- The extended conference room will be able to cater for up to 800 for sit-down meals and up to 2,000 delegates at conferences.
- People aren't expecting a sit-down meal, but you should have more available than chips and dips.
- You were always looked after well, not just a cup of tea but more often than not a sit-down meal.
- Family life bears the brunt of the ‘time crunch,’ with home-cooked meals and sit-down suppers being the exception rather than the norm.
- Jon did a fantastic dinner, and had sensibly catered for overstretched stomachs by opting for a buffet rather than a sit-down meal.
- They are having a sit-down meal for 30 and a disco in the evening before leaving for a honeymoon in Cornwall.
- Other cultures consume most of their daily calories in three sit-down meals.
- Dr Spungin said sit-down meals give children an opportunity to learn social skills and table manners, while developing their language skills by joining in a conversation.
- The guests then settled down to a sit-down meal with entertainment provided by a barbershop chorus, a magician and a band.
- A sit-down meal is provided for up to one hundred senior citizens and music is provided by well known accordionist Des Boyle of Foxford.
- Decide what kind of menu you want as far ahead as possible and whether you want a sit-down dinner or a buffet.
- They may ride horses or walk during the day and have four-course sit-down meals with her parents in the evening.
- The day started with Mass at 12 o'clock and a sit-down meal at 1 o'clock.
- The year concluded with a Christmas party with a sit-down meal, music, a singsong, presents and even a visit from Santa.
- Mass will be celebrated at 4pm after which a sit-down meal will be served.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.