In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she has been variously considered as a heroine and a traitor — se la ha considerado de forma muy diversa: a veces como heroína y a veces como traidora
- the victims were variously estimated to number anything from dozens to hundreds of people — el número de víctimas variaba, según los distintos cálculos, entre docenas y cientos de personas
- I have seen it attributed variously to Mark Twain and Benjamin Disraeli.
- The eight products were run on six variously configured PCs.
- In the courtroom families of the victims variously sobbed hugged and smiled, as an end to their ordeal came closer.
- It was operated variously by Gaumont, Odeon and Classic cinemas.
- Across the UK, people have reported sightings of animals variously labelled as puma, leopard, panther or lynx.
- Rubinstein fled Poland as a teenager and wound up in Australia, working variously as waitress, nanny and household help.
- Baxter was variously criticised for not having coached an international side before, or for not being a local.
- Interviewers, she says, are variously rude, poorly researched or plain stupid.
- Radio shows were clogged with callers variously praising and condemning Fleming's decision.
- She has been variously likened to David Bowie, a painting by Vermeer and a face from a silent movie.
- The condition has variously been blamed on a hormonal imbalance, psychological or social factors.
- It is known variously as the Stone of Scone, the Stone of Destiny, Jacob's Pillow and the Coronation Stone.
- After Michelangelo and Raphael, he was the most important and variously creative artist of the Roman High Renaissance.
- The picture has been variously described as a cross between Badlands, The Blair Witch Project and Deliverance.
- We were variously amused, appalled and aroused by what we were seeing, and the bad jokes were one way of dealing with that.
- During the Inquiry and outside it, he has been variously described as difficult, abrasive and charming.
- The cast members are variously able, appropriate in a musical about a Broadway dance audition.
- On love, in all its many manifestations, few other poets have written so tenderly and so variously about the subject.
- They were variously charged with aggravated trespass, theft and criminal damage.
- He has also served variously as governor of five Kew schools, churchwarden, Justice of the Peace and trustee of local charities.
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