In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1BritishTelecommunicationslínea interurbana feminine
- This was the key trunk line between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which also linked those cities to larger rural markets.
- Mexico has no trunk line from the U.S. border to Mexico City, rail line.
- It was the junction of the main trunk line to New Plymouth, to Auckland and Wellington.
- Once we left the trunk line and entered an unpaved road, there were hardly any vehicles.
- Brave members of the audience are sitting in freight cars that look as if they are about to head off down the main trunk line at any moment.
2Railwayslínea principal femininelínea troncal feminine
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