In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person, animal, thing)edad femeninowhat age was she when she died? — ¿qué edad / cuántos años tenía cuando murió?
- what is the age of this house? — ¿de cuándo / de qué época es esta casa?
- the children's ages are three, four and six, respectively — los niños tienen, respectivamente, tres, cuatro y seis años
- at the age of 17 — a la edad de / a los 17 años
- from an early age — desde temprana edad
- at my age — a mi edad
- at your/that age — a tu/esa edad
- when you're my age — cuando tengas mi edad / mis años
- I have a son your age — tengo un hijo de tu edad
- she's going out with a man twice/half her age — sale con un hombre que la dobla en edad / que le dobla la edad/que tiene la mitad de su edad
- he is six years of age — tiene seis años de edad
- for children of all ages — para niños de todas las edades
- age limit — límite de edad
- On Tuesday next all children between the ages of 6 and 9 are invited to come along and take part.
- The supervisors were from 33 to 47 years of age.
- Membership is open to girls between the ages of seven and ten.
- Dr Baig had many patients of varying ages who lived on their own and were suffering some form of depression, mainly from the lack of human interaction.
- Till the age of five she lived in Kollam, then Quilon, and left for New York with her parents in 1941.
- At seventeen years of age and a senior at High School in Boston he was outstanding.
- For children, symptoms may be present between the ages of 2 to 4 years of age while presentation of symptoms occurs at start of school.
- None of us of this generation, I know, will be able to live up to the age of 126.
- In all honesty, I don't have many relatives that have lived to ripe old ages apart from my maternal Grandfather.
- The children are of varying ages and live as any other family anywhere in the world does.
- The club aims to provide entertainment for teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years in a fun and supervised environment.
- There were 30 female students and 20 male students whose ages ranged from 9-10 years of age.
- She moved to 88 Park Row when she was one year of age, and lived there until she was married in 1984.
- The servicemen recorded their age, rank, length of service, and marital status.
- Enthusiastic young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply for the classes which take place on a two hour basis on Saturdays.
- Imagine you're over 60 years of age and a squatter living in the largest slum in Kenya.
- Only McKinlay survived, living to the age of 95 when he died in Glasgow in 1983.
- Workers under 50 years of age can expect to live well into their eighties.
- The girl was about fourteen years of age, shoulder length blonde hair and deep green eyes.
- Three hundred people of all ages attended a birthday service in York Minster.
2(old age)the wisdom of age — la sabiduría que dan los años
3.1(epoch, period)era femeninothe Elizabethan/atomic age — la era isabelina/atómica
- Thus perished one of the greatest statesmen of his age and of Dutch history.
- Historical novels can introduce children to how people lived in other ages, even if told with contemporary sensibilities in mind.
- Fraser claims to hate ‘the modern world’ and would doubtless prefer to have lived in the Victorian age.
- Indeed, I believe its popularity is an important feature of the intellectual history of the present age.
- His writings are also a major source for the social history of his age.
- He would have been remarkable in any age, in the age in which he lived, he is utterly amazing.
- However, a range of volcanic ages from Lower Cambrian to Early Devonian is suggested on biostratrigraphic grounds.
- Raising the club's profile in this media-dominated age is of vital importance to club's like York City.
- As any school text will tell you, this was primarily an age of invention and rapid material progress.
- Human history can be divided into two distinct ages - the geocentric and the heliocentric.
- All other ages, epochs, and eras are represented by natural evolutionary and geological phenomena.
- This is the age where the television performs the role of a baby-sitter, than a means of entertainment.
- It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.
- However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.
- In the age of television and the Internet, we are not returning to the preliterate, but descending into the postliterate.
- We live, after all, in one of the most conformist ages in history - the age of reason as we like to call it.
- The civil liberties case against ID cards is a feeble one that belongs to a more innocent age.
- The relationship between Aubrey and Maturin doesn't need to be explained by reference to any of the various ages of history.
- So what we see is not a story of the past, but today's stories set against the previous age or period.
- We live in an age in which laws, rules, regulations, charters, policies and practices intrude on every aspect of our lives.
- We face the Brown era in fiction and a dark age for popular history.
- During the ages of history human nature has undergone no essential change.
- We live in an age when attention deficit disorder is rife amongst adults and children alike and brevity is a prized quality.
- The bulk of the sediments on the outer margin are of Eocene to Oligocene age with thin units of younger sediments on top.
- In the age of reality, television is increasingly the realm of the amateur.
3.2informal (long time)I've been waiting ages / an age — llevo siglos / un siglo esperando coloquial
- I haven't seen her for ages — hace siglos que no la veo
- The infirm and ill were beamed to safe havens ages ago.
- I'm starting to slip back into my nocturnal, staying up very late self again because I was up ages the other night working on my Physics coursework.
- The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.
- You wait ages for a television drama about what it's like to be fortysomething - wait until you're halfway through your 40s, in fact - and then four come along at once.
- Finally after what seemed like ages we had our drinks and were sitting outside.
- I promise I won't write about television for ages.
- I was reading WIRED for the first time in ages the other day, and found myself getting annoyed all over again at the breathless prose they use in their articles.
- Some of the stage crew at Stratford who've been there for ages have said how my voice is just like my father's.
1(person) envejecer(cheese) madurarhe had aged terribly — había envejecido mucho
- this wine ages well — este vino se conserva muy bien
- I wished that I had aged the paper first by soaking in tea, as I usually do.
- Movie magic had aged the paint and metal to make it look antique.
- It was plenty warm outside, but the shawl would age her appearance even more.
- Mrs. G. said that it was the sudden losses, not the passing years, that had aged her unexpectedly.
- She's a young woman and I didn't want to get her something that would age her, so I went with the single pearl.
1(person) hacer envejecer(person) avejentar(wine) añejar(wine) criar
- Quality Vouvray, either dry or sweet, demands to be aged.
- Madeira is the only wine in the world where heat is deliberately applied to age the wine artificially.
- Cheeses age at different rates and must be held at constant temperatures to achieve their optimum flavour.
- Firstly, for a €13 bottle, this was compelling wine that aged and evolved very interestingly over four or five years.
- The merchants then aged the wine, bottled and sold it around the world often featuring the merchant's name prominently.
- The wine is aged for 3 years, with at least two years in oak barrels before release.
- We bought six bottles then and they have been aging nicely and drinking excellently now.
- If good wines need time to age properly, the same could said of speeches.
- Spirit labelled ‘brandy’ must be distilled from wine made from the fermentation of grapes and by law has to be aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.
- While this may sound rather unpleasant, it is the tannin which provides the structure of red wines and allows them to age and mature.
- For if you allow these beauties to age, even if only for a minute, they will lose their sharpness, their appeal and their zest.
- It's best to have one that's made with the same material that your wine is aged in.
- The big question, therefore, particularly given the lack of acidity, is whether these wines will age well.
- The culturing process continues as the mild cheddar is allowed to age for about two months.
- Time flew, and before long, those good-value wines aged and became almost too good to drink - was there ever an occasion important enough?
- The taste is unique with a charcoal mellowed flavour that contains influences from the barrel it was aged in with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.
- Of course, now comes the hard part, the one in which you have to wait and let the jars rest, allowing them to age on a shelf in the cool cellar.
- For three years the wine is aged in new barrels made of hand-split oak staves.
- The wine will age, our anger with France will pass, and we'll buy that Burgundy in a few years.
- And raw-milk cheeses aged more than 60 days are not risk-free either.
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