In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(portento, prodigio)wonderlas siete maravillas del mundo — the seven wonders of the world
- las maravillas de la tecnología moderna — the wonders / marvels of modern technology
- la catedral es una verdadera maravilla — the cathedral is absolutely wonderful / marvelous
- volvió del viaje contando maravillas — he came back from his trip quite delighted with the way it had gone
- borda que es una maravilla — she embroiders beautifully
- mi secretaria es una maravilla — my secretary is absolutely wonderful
- ¡qué maravilla de niño! se ha portado como un santo — what a lovely child!, he's behaved like an angel
- a las mil maravillas
- nos atendieron a las mil maravillas — they were extremely kind to us
- todo salió a las mil maravillas — everything turned out beautifully / wonderfully / marvelously
- de maravilla — wonderfully
- se lleva de maravilla con él — she gets on wonderfully (well) with him
- ahora funciona de maravilla — it works beautifully now
- cocina de maravilla — he is a wonderful / marvelous cook
- me vino de maravilla — it came at just the right time
- hacer maravillas — to work wonders
2(asombro)amazementpara maravilla de todos — to everyone's amazement
3Botany(caléndula) marigold(girasol) sunflower Chile
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