In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1desconocido masculinedesconocida femininemasculine forasterofeminine forasteraa perfect / total stranger — un perfecto desconocido
- don't speak to strangers — no hables con extraños / desconocidos
- hello, stranger! — ¡dichosos los ojos que te ven!
- you're not welcome here, stranger — largo de aquí, forastero
- I'm a stranger here myself — yo tampoco soy de aquí
- Whenever there is strangers in the area, they can feel it.
- We are strangers here and some of us speak no English.
- Mirza, like most romantic heroes, was a stranger to Sahiban's land and belonged to a feuding clan.
- He was a stranger to Scotland until he married the daughter of the 17th Earl of Sutherland.
- The harsh winter which had swept over this famous city was over, although someone who was a stranger to this town would have thought otherwise.
- Dozens of members were also quizzed in a bid to jog memories and possibly identify anyone who may have been a stranger to the club.
- If you don't know Danny Burke around Castlerea, you sure are a stranger to the region!
- Small children smiled happily at us who were strangers in their town.
- Many Muslims have fled to neighbouring states where they are strangers and don't always know the local language.
- I also came as a stranger to Bolivia to work and to tend people and use my knowledge to help them.
- Knowing that they exist in those parts it didn't come as a shock, but if I was a stranger to the area it would probably have thrown me.
- Should I have been a stranger to York I may have found the painted aerial mural of the city a little confusing.
- Unfortunately, as a stranger to this small town, I did not know the local resources.
- Though he grew up in Ligonier, Corbett is not a stranger to the Seward and Armagh areas.
- Our taxi driver hadn't uttered a word thus far, not even the acknowledgement of knowing where he was taking us, who were strangers in the big unwelcome city.
- Hardly any contributor will be a stranger to consumers of the financial history literature.
- Not that Davies's caution in talking about her new job results from her being a stranger to the world of medical management and policy making.
- Once, as we were strangers there, a local policeman asked us for identification, which my mother could not supply.
- He was a stranger to these parts. No one knew for sure what to make of him.
- When women marry they often move over long distances into households where they are strangers.
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