In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(act, state)unión feminine
2the Union — los Estados Unidos
- the State of the Union message — el informe presidencial (sobre el estado de la nación)
3(association of workers)sindicato masculinegremio masculine Peru Southern Cone(official/movement) sindical(official/movement) gremial Southern Coneunion card — carné de afiliado masculine
- union member — sindicalista
- union membership — afiliación sindical / a un sindicato
4(at college, university)feminine asociación de estudiantesfeminine federación de estudiantes
centro estudiantil en el campus
5formal(marriage, relationship)unión feminine
6(connecting part)unión feminine
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