In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(invariable adjective) alertato be alert — (vigilant) estar alerta
- to stay alert — seguir atento / prestando atención
- to be alert to sth — estar atento a algo
- One must also be very alert to the fact that some pilgrims of certain nationalities come in bunches and batches and push their way through.
- The man was completely alert to his surroundings.
- And shortly thereafter, several alert readers noticed something very peculiar.
- In fact, he was very alert to the activity of the minor pieces.
- One consequence is that consumers are more alert to influences than ever before.
- His poetry continued as it began, very alert to Art as politically acquiescent, complicit or compromised.
- It has however been equally alert to the fact that a State might present a charge in this way, when in reality it was seeking to impede imports, or in circumstances where there was no commercial exchange at all.
- He did not bother answering me, his eyes were almost closed, but the impression he gave was that he was concentrating intensely and quite alert to what was happening around us.
- Though at times they don't seem to be the most aware of animals, sheep are very alert to mood swings, and this time was no exception.
- Firstly Ballyfin's Eoin McEvoy had to be very alert to deny Conroy.
- I think they're very guarded and very alert to anything that they think might be untoward or suspicious.
- So Pacific Islanders today are very alert to their ocean, and their ownership of that ocean, and their custodianship of that ocean.
- "Thanks to the efforts of police and the media, the public is more alert to these practices.
- As you revise, you should be very alert to this point.
- Typically alert to nuances, he was among the first to switch into post-mortem analytic mode.
- There are signs that Congress is at least somewhat alert to these dangers.
- We were all surely alert to the subliminal messages in the deceptive modesty of his glances.
- You begin to become more alert to your surroundings.
- At the other end Dermot Byrne almost got clear but Farrell Cuddihy was very alert to clear the danger.
- He is very alert to matters of procedural fairness.
1alerta femeninoon red/amber alert — en (estado de) alerta / alarma roja/amarilla
- to put sb on the alert — poner a algn en guardia
- be on the alert for any suspicious visitors — estáte alerta / al tanto por si viene alguien sospechoso
- And now, as his execution by lethal injection nears, some clinics providing abortions are on alert for possible violence.
- But despite the favorable atmosphere, police remained on alert for possible security threats on the session, the officer said.
- However, as they approached and she saw the ambulance and all the patrol cars, she put her defenses on alert and prepared herself for anything.
- Forestry Minister John Browne has urged forest owners to be prepared and on alert and to help to stamp out fires in plantations.
- France was on alert yesterday for a possible upsurge of violence as the country headed into a long holiday weekend, two weeks after rioting broke out in a run-down suburb of the capital.
- Greater Manchester was put on alert today as firemen prepared for the start of a national strike.
- But the industry was put on alert about the possible tax rises at a conference this month when a representative from the Revenue said the memoranda would need to be reviewed.
- Initially, the company was put on alert for possible participation in an airport security mission.
- Army reserve units have also been placed on alert for possible call-up.
- The President had urged the public to be on alert for possible terrorist actions in September or October.
- Dalton sees the handwriting on the wall and wants to put the town on alert for possible evacuation, but the request is refused by his politically conscious superior.
- Police guarded key sites in New York, on alert for possible truck bombs, suicide bombers and chemical and biological attack.
- Medical staff in Scarborough have been put on alert for possible infections after a patient at the resort's hospital died of pneumonia.
- The main north-south highway was reopened on Thursday but motorists were urged to remain on alert against possible dangers caused by the continuing heavy rains.
- Hospitals and doctors have been placed on alert to be prepared to quarantine patients suspected of suffering from the early stages of the virus.
- And Ergon Energy stockpiled materials and put crews on alert yesterday in preparation for possible damage to the electricity network.
- This was not the case with security forces, however, who remained on alert against possible terror attacks.
- So, it makes sense to be on alert in a cautious, sensible way all throughout the country.
- It's still pretty high, but even if it does, we can be on alert to get out of here as soon as possible.
- No matter how carefully drivers stay on alert against unexpected pedestrians rushing out in front of them, disasters will still occur and there are always casualties.
1(police/coastguard/troops) alertar(police/coastguard/troops) poner sobre avisoto alert sb to sth — poner a alguien en guardia frente a algo
- young people need to be alerted to the dangers of drug abuse — se debe alertar a los jóvenes sobre los peligros del consumo de drogas
- I mention this by way of alerting you to the only moment in the book where we feel even mildly uncomfortable.
- Marriages broke up, alerting women to the disadvantages of being financially dependent.
- She let out a soft moan that would only reach Cindy's ears, alerting her of her discomfort.
- She gave him a pointed look, alerting him that she was aware of his duplicity.
- The splash was subtle, but it made a noise that was quite loud, alerting anyone close by.
- He alerted colleagues in a bid to warn drivers heading north on the motorway.
- Lizzie had seen the glow of the flames when she went upstairs and alerted her parents.
- Surely it would make more sense to put up an advert outside a football ground alerting men to the dangers of testicular or prostate cancer?
- Somehow, she made it out to the poolside without alerting anyone inside the house.
- The ensuing silence was heavy, alerting him to just how still the room was, how lonely.
- Computers can also cut costs by alerting a physician ordering a test that it has already been done.
- To hunt a man without alerting the people is like finding a needle in a haystack.
- A neighbour was alerted by the commotion and police and ambulance attended the scene.
- She said the words as loud as she could without alerting the driver of the van that they were both awake.
- This will help avoid changes being made by someone without alerting other people.
- A pensioner is lucky to be alive after her dog alerted her to the danger of a fire at her home
- Wenger did the game a service by alerting us to the dangers.
- We also implemented a new information campaign in our waiting room aimed at alerting young people to the danger of infection.
- She had just started relaxing when her laptop gave a small beep, alerting her that she had mail.
- To be able to take the money out of her pouch without even alerting her would have taken real skill.
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