In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alhaja)piece of jewelry USpiece of jewellery Britishsus joyas — her jewelry / jewels
- las joyas de la corona — the crown jewels
2(cosa, persona)gemeste coche es una joya — this car is a real gem
- es una joya literaria — it is a literary gem
- una joya de la arquitectura gótica — a jewel of Gothic architecture
- mi marido es una joya — my husband is a real treasure / gem
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