In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(hoard of wealth)tesoros masculinethey were hunting for buried treasure — buscaban tesoros escondidos
- the galleon was laden with treasure — el galeón estaba lleno de riquezas
- After paying homage for the noble act, Dantes recovered the buried treasure and became extremely wealthy.
- In the second half of the nineteenth century others came seeking treasure during the gold rushes.
- He drew it back, cradling it like precious treasure.
- After all, these treasures are literally priceless, and the dome has a bit of a bad track record when it comes to guarding treasure - remember the diamond heist?
- It was found to be gold and to contain more than the 10 per cent precious metal content needed for treasure.
- Finders are legally allowed to keep their finds unless they are classed as treasure - usually a gold or silver object dating back over 300 years.
- What more could he possibly want than treasure and riches?
- They laugh about finding a pirate's treasure and sharing the wealth.
- But if the Eastern provinces were poor in manpower, they were immensely wealthy in treasure…
- A slave had come to the entrance of the dragon's lair, saw a hoard of treasure and gold, and fled with a jewel-studded golden cup.
- They were seeking gold, silver, and other treasure, but returned disappointed.
- Those who travelled to Ireland may well have sought the protection of their castle at Dundrum and, perhaps, buried their most valuable treasure there.
- So now it's just us who have to take a long hard look at whether our use of time and money is laying up treasure in this world or in heaven.
- He had always sort of imagined love, a fact he guarded more carefully than the most precious of his treasure.
- The proof comes in the gold and silver treasure found in ancient Egyptian tombs and even older Mesopotamian burial sites.
- He arrived back in England with very valuable treasure and the distinction of being the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.
- Gawain refused, saying he could not touch treasure or gold until his pilgrimage was complete.
- He orders a kilo and while the stuff he bought at the first stall would be delivered straight to his restaurant, these he took himself, like precious treasure, in a plastic bag.
- The Vatican's treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars.
- Russia, having annexed the Crimea, had embarked on a titanic struggle with the Ottoman Empire which was absorbing stupendous quantities of manpower and treasure.
2(sth valuable, prized)tesoro masculinethe treasures of Antiquity — los tesoros de la antigüedad
- art treasures — tesoros artísticos
- this letter is one of my treasures — esta carta es uno de mis más preciados tesoros
- a good mechanic is a real treasure — un buen mecánico es una verdadera joya
- a treasure house of information — una mina de información
- Occasionally, one comes across a real treasure.
- It can take some time, but weeding thru the ‘junk’ can reveal some real treasures.
- That also got me to read her blog, which is a real treasure.
- It's a real treasure of ensemble acting, as every performance not only fulfills the purpose needed for each scene, but they all seem to be working off of each other.
- The real treasures which lie beneath our oceans are the time-capsules of the past.
- The real treasures were in a couple of burlap bags.
- He reckons the island is keeping its real treasures too well hidden
- He has some real treasures there so those of you interested in the topic might like to visit here.
- Ancient manuscripts depicting the history of Armenia are housed in the national library, Madenataran, and are valued national and historical treasures.
- It is a very, very powerful building to visit, and it is a building that my family and I love to visit - and particularly my young son loves the treasures in the museum.
- The benefit is that you can find real treasures at a fraction of their original cost.
- In fact Loire Valley reds can be real treasures.
- For the many reasons that individuals value their own personal treasures, I would like to share why I value this special necklace.
- Most of the tourists leave after seeing David, but real treasures are on the second floor.
- Actually, if God provides you with even one in this life, it's a real treasure in my opinion.
- The real treasures of the parapet are the huge single beasts, a set of six designs, three living and three extinct, which are highly dramatic in their pencil work.
- If you don't drink the occasional bottle of Californian wine, then you're missing out on some real treasures.
- Get your antique treasures valued as part of Hextable Heritage Centre's annual heritage day on September 11.
- The real treasures here are on the floors above.
- Sometimes, this involved the omission of some real treasures.
3(term of endearment)tesoro masculineyou're a treasure! — ¡eres un tesoro!
- Jeannie, you are a treasure to us and we love you so much!
- He's a national treasure and I just love the guy.
- Oliver's been a real treasure and has loosely formed a routine for both day and night.
- Congratulations Maureen; you're one of Kilmead's real treasures.
- You're a treasure, my old friend, but I have to go now - an editorial needs writing.
1(value greatly)thank you for the book, I shall always treasure it — gracias por el libro, siempre significará muchísimo para mí
- you should treasure a friend like him — deberías apreciar / valorar muchísimo a un amigo como él
- I treasure the moments we spent together — el recuerdo de los momentos que pasamos juntos es muy preciado para mí
2treasured past participlepreciadomy most treasured possession — mi bien más preciado literary
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