In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1esposa femininemujer femininethe wife — la costilla informal
- Three years ago he divorced his second wife Anthea, with whom he has two small children.
- My introduction to the wonder of dogs came from my wife Robyn.
- He just found out his wife has been having an affair.
- Betty looked radiant and even Albert seemed pleased and wouldn't let go of his new wife's hand.
- The young wife's gaunt desolation is one of the most haunting aspects of the novel.
- My wife was ill last year and could not work.
- Robin's wife is pregnant with their second baby.
- The bond that was of greatest importance to him was the one he shared with his wife.
- He is considering leaving Philadelphia and moving to New York, away from his wife and child.
- Lydia is invited to accompany a colonel and his young wife to Brighton with the soldiers.
- He met Cynthia while on holiday in Italy, shortly after divorcing his second wife.
- I'll fly you and your wife first class to New Orleans for a symposium.
- His estranged wife was recently killed in a car crash, leaving him numb and vulnerable.
- Spare a thought for all those wives, husbands and children who this weekend will be saying their goodbyes.
- Before he knew it, he and his wife were dragged out to the street.
- By the early 1970s he tired of politics and moved to a Greek fishing village with his wife.
- He faced four charges, including making a threat to kill his wife Estelle.
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