In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cloth/carpet) a rayas(carpet/cloth) de rayas(cloth/carpet) rayado(carpet/cloth) listadoa blue dress striped with red — un vestido azul con rayas / listas rojas
- Bankers in striped shirts were crammed elbow-to-elbow along the gleaming bar.
- He was sporting a blue and white striped button up shirt and dark blue jeans.
- He had a plump face and dark curly hair, a navy blazer and a blue and white striped shirt spattered with blood.
- I swear I hadn't taken ten steps before a young man in a striped shirt with a name tag came out of nowhere.
- He wore a pair of black corduroys and a long sleeved striped green dress shirt.
- He knew he was still perched on the tree limb, a small form in shorts and a striped shirt.
- The old man wearing a striped shirt shrugged innocently while the both of us slid off the small round chairs.
- I went into my room and quickly changed into shorts and my striped sleeveless shirt.
- The artist often appears in a black beret and a black-and-white striped shirt.
- He was wearing a dull gray suit, white shirt, and striped tie.
- She was just a little chubbier than the other girls and she wore blue shorts and a striped pink and blue shirt.
- Today he is wearing a hand-knitted turquoise sweater, dark blue cords, lilac socks and a striped shirt of cobalt and pink.
- When I reach the front the boy in the striped shirt hands me his video camera.
- Dressed in tan pants, a white shirt, red striped tie and burgundy sweater, he appeared quite the little gentleman.
- Archer was dressed in prison garb of striped shirt, blue sweatshirt and blue jeans turned up at the bottom.
- I was wearing sneakers, a frayed pair of khaki trousers and a striped beach shirt.
- Perhaps we should be forgiving when a friend wears a striped shirt with plaid pants.
- The lack of sacks could have something to do with those guys in the striped shirts.
- This shrub comes in a pleasing plain green form, or a more unusual type with variegated yellow and green striped leaves.
- When wearing a striped shirt with a striped tie, avoid wearing two patterns of identical size.
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