In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unknown)(face/surroundings) desconocido(surroundings/face) nuevothe name is unfamiliar to me — el nombre me resulta desconocido / no me es familiar
- Perhaps it is comforting to us to believe that such awful inhumanity is occurring in a land unfamiliar to us.
- The long, sharp-edged yellow and red curves of the buds were unfamiliar to me.
- In fact since I've been a father that kind of thing has become so unfamiliar to me that a trip to the salon is a positively intoxicating experience.
- He looked around and caught sight of an unfamiliar shine behind the building.
- If the name is unfamiliar to you perhaps his childhood nickname, Mundy, will jog your memory.
- It wasn't as if he was speaking Gaelic, his first language, simply that his Lewis lilt was unfamiliar to the point of incomprehension.
- He sang three songs which were all unfamiliar to the audience.
- The exam questions had been set in Britain and a number were quite unfamiliar to what the students had been learning in school.
- The unfamiliar sight of these flimsy crowded vessels shocked Australian audiences and awakened old fears of the yellow hordes.
- In media, humans are not known to associate well with aliens or strange beings that seem unfamiliar to them.
- The success of the riders was particularly significant given the fact that they had to compete on a horse unfamiliar to each of them.
- She smiled at him, a smile that was unfamiliar, unusual, almost predatory.
- People looked up at a city normally blazing with light and enjoyed the unfamiliar experience of being able to see the stars in the sky.
- Listeners unfamiliar to a sort of indie sound, would think that the band was only rehearsing.
- His name is probably unfamiliar to most Indonesians because he lived during the Dutch colonial times.
- The seasons, frighteningly unfamiliar to your average cook, are second nature to Susan and Margaret.
- Until Saturday the crew of Columbia were unfamiliar to most of us.
- As the hall emptied, the unfamiliar sight of raindrops falling on Morawa was seen.
- It's like walking into a different time, the place is so unfamiliar.
- Being a teenager in Israel brings with it a reality unfamiliar to many adolescents in other countries.
- There is no suggestion that there was anything unusual or unfamiliar about that.
- She looks forward to immersing herself in the life's work of many an author unfamiliar to her, and plans to read prodigiously.
- It will depend on the ability of Canberra bureaucrats to come to terms with problems that are totally unfamiliar to them.
- Some of these names may be unfamiliar to you, and I'll explain why they deserve inclusion.
- Many of the newly coined words have their roots in Latin, a language unfamiliar to Bulgarian children.
- In trying to fill that gap, Becca lands herself and her family in a situation that won't be entirely unfamiliar to many readers.
- Then she crackled her knuckles and darted out into the Meadow, where she was greeted with an unfamiliar sight.
- The ubiquitous house sparrow may soon become an unfamiliar sight in the region the RSPB has warned.
- He gulped, looking up at this new and unfamiliar sight, slowly growing frightened at what it could mean.
- But at the same time the moods are unfamiliar to that setting and context.
- Divorced men adopt different strategies to deal with this unfamiliar world.
- The train arrived and left on time, and ploughed through Essex and out into Suffolk at speeds unfamiliar to us weekday travellers.
2(unacquainted)I'm unfamiliar with his work — no estoy muy familiarizado con su obra
- we're not unfamiliar with this type of situation — tenemos experiencia de este tipo de situación
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