In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1guerra feminineduring the (19)14-18 war — durante la guerra del 14
- the War of Independence — la Guerra de la Independencia
- First/Second World War — Primera/Segunda Guerra Mundial
- World War I/II — Primera/Segunda Guerra Mundial
- a holy war — una guerra santa
- to be at war with sb/sth — estar en guerra con algn/algo
- to wage war — hacer la guerra
- to declare war on sb/sth — declararle la guerra a algn/algo
- to go to war (with sb) (over sth) — entrar en guerra (con algn) (por algo)
- an act of war — un acto bélico / de guerra
- the war on crime/poverty — la lucha contra la delincuencia/la pobreza
- the class war — la lucha de clases
- war dead — muertos de guerra
- war refugee — refugiada de guerra
- war veteran — veterana de guerra
- Every emotion he'd ever known warred within his head and gut, twisting his insides about with sickening force.
- Women have warred, and still do, often bitterly, over what art qualifies as ‘feminist.’
- As these images warred in my mind, my thoughts just started flowing, and a poem formed.
- Gale then tried to scowl at him, but the amusement was visible in her narrowed eyes and the hints of a smile warred with her frown.
- Princes in their capitals concentrated secular and spiritual power and conducted rites for their principalities, and they warred for subjects, booty and land, and control of the sea trade.
- Frustration and uncertainty had warred within him as he awaited Jerry's arrival home.
- Every administration has warred with reporters, but his is the first to challenge the very legitimacy of the press.
- It seems that despite all our best efforts to revitalize our communities, we'd somehow traveled back to the time when drug gangs warred on our streets and gunshots kept us awake at night.
- These are people who have been practical politicians but they represent folks in Iraq who have warred with each other from the beginning of the country.
- Anticipation, want, fear, and affection warred within her.
- The United States also warred against and seriously weakened the Buddhist church movement, the second largest constituency organization in the South.
- I warred with the idol-worshipping hill chiefs,
- Harnak made himself speak calmly, but disbelief and hope warred in him.
- For centuries, it has played out: the Greeks warred with the Macedonians much as the Chinese now oppress the Tibetans, and the Hutus fight the Tsutsi.
- Even though for centuries Spaniards and Arabs warred against each other, the basic way of life remains similar.
- As both books well demonstrate, the organizations warred with each other as much as they worked against a common enemy.
- Greeks (under Alexander the Great), Persians, Medians, Sassanians, Parthians warred there.
- Her quicksilver changes of intent, complex multiple qualities, polyrhythms, and opposing body parts warred with Anderson's weeping strings to create a moving picture of grief.
- William Blake is an obvious and accepted precursor, for his painting skill, for his borderline madness, and for his construction of a private world warred over by the forces of innocence and experience.
- And some of the rivalries were extremely strong; none so like with Assassin's Cliff, but other holdings occasionally warred against each other.
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