In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mineeste es mío — this one's mine
- un primo mío — a cousin of mine
- eso es asunto mío — that's my business
- amigo mío, creo que debería aceptar — my friend, I think you should accept
- amor mío — sweetheart
- (en correspondencia) Muy señor mío — Dear Sir
- no sé, hija mía — I don't know, dear
- hijo mío, tienes que estudiar — son, you have to study
1el mío/la mía etc. — mine
- este no es mi libro, quiero el mío — this isn't my book, I want my own ormine
- sus hijos son amigos de los míos — their children and mine are friends
- sabes que todo lo mío es tuyo — you know that what's mine is yours
- los idiomas no son lo mío — I'm no linguist
- lo mío con ella se acabó — it's all over between us
- prefiero pasar la Navidad con los míos — I prefer to spend Christmas with my family and friends
- esta es la mía, pensé — this is my chance, I thought to myself
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