In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- He dribbled past three French players, before rounding the goalkeeper to score.
- For three days and nights Florence will be buzzing with ideas and activity.
- Indeed, he has won medals at the past three Olympics, the only Great Britain athlete to have done so.
- They have put in an amount of hard work over the past three years with nothing to show for it.
- He has experimented with it and applied it well during the past three years in India.
- As I was speaking to her on the phone, three people walked past my flat carrying a mattress.
- Without a word they line up into three rows to monopolize half the pool.
- In the recent past at least three large houses in the road have been given permission for redevelopment as flats.
- It is understood that an inspector visited the school three times in the past year.
- My husband has managed to frighten away burglars on two occasions in the past three years.
- Children up to the age of three are admitted free, while those from three to 14 pay half the adult price.
- In all, what would normally be about a 45-minute journey took three and a half hours.
- One of our group had told his boss he was working from home during the past three days.
- Vintage champagne must be aged for at least three years before it can be sold, although most is aged for much longer.
- But meanwhile the nightmare that had haunted them for the past three years had come true.
- The team operates a rota system and on any night there will be three members of staff on duty who will be on hand to help people in crisis.
- Growers have yet to recover the sale proceeds from sugar mills for the past three years.
- He has been one of Britain's top jockeys for the past two to three years.
- I watched powerlessly as three buses zoomed past until a bus with room for me stopped.
- It has been three and a half centuries since England last had an official jester.
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