In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(disagree, quarrel)discutir(more heatedly) pelear(se)(more heatedly) reñir Españathey're always arguing — siempre están discutiendo (or peleándose etc.)
- don't argue and do as I say! — ¡no (me) discutas y haz lo que te digo!
- to argue about/over sth — discutir / pelear por algo
- it's not worth arguing over a few cents — no vale la pena discutir por unos pocos centavos
- we always argue about / over whose turn it is to cook dinner — siempre discutimos / peleamos sobre a quién le toca hacer la cena
- they're arguing over the bicycle again — se están peleando por la bicicleta otra vez
- to argue with sb — discutir (or pelearse etc.) con algn
- I don't want to argue with you — no quiero discutir con usted
- don't argue with me! — ¡no me discutas!
- to argue with sth — disputar algo
- you can't argue with a loaded gun — cuando hay armas de por medio, no se discute
- $10,000 tax-free? you can't argue with that! — ¿10.000 dólares libres de impuestos? ¡no es como para quejarse!
- Rousseau argued that reason had led man out of his innocent state of nature into decadence.
- He did not object and left, but the court was told the defendant started to argue with another man about it.
- The locals were incensed and came out of their homes to argue with the soldiers.
- Instead, he is dangling before its recipients a lump sum that is difficult to argue with.
- They argue that only a total ban could give the industry any chance of a long-term future.
- Surely will no one will argue with the sentiment that the company should and must do better.
- Many argue that female models do not serve as good examples for women to follow.
- Somebody once said that golf is a good walk spoiled, and you can't really argue with that.
- Some would argue that he should get his affairs as they currently stand in order.
- We argue that their claim is built on a confusion and lacks a deep physical model.
- There are few people who would argue with him that this is the best way to encourage recycling.
- Cynics will argue that the new rules are another way artificially to manipulate the sport.
- Economists would now argue that this is no less justified than the labour theory of value.
- However the water authorities argue that it would be unfair to the rest of their customers.
- Several writers argue that, when we are moved by this idea, our aim is to achieve equality.
- Jessica even started to argue with the people who so adamantly disliked my slideshow.
- He couldn't argue with that, seeing as he was the one who wrote the cursed things in the first place.
- Some people argue that libertarianism is not a theory of equality or mutual advantage.
- He got his telescope and set it up and he watched Juliet argue with her parents in the front room.
- When you examine the teams man for man, I would argue that we are definitely the stronger.
- Some argue that this blurring of the boundary between our work and private lives need not be a bad thing.
- Many people would argue that once you have attended one you have a good idea of what the games are all about.
- Many now argue that the reporter is needed to provoke engagement with the viewer.
- Right now he was exhausted and couldn't be bothered to hear her voice and argue with her.
- Of that Borg is certain, and who would argue with one who dominated Wimbledon like no other?
- Few argue with the need to improve the shabby eyesore which blights much of Piccadilly.
- Some even argue that turning away work makes you seem even more employable to a client!
- You get in rows with people every week and argue with them and you respect them as fellow pros.
- They don't get it right all the time, but we can't argue with their judgement on this one.
- That hasn't stopped you going on and on and on, arguing over a single word.
- Some argue that boxing has a lower death rate per year from acute injury than other sports.
- It's hard to argue with any event that ends up with the best players in the world in the top positions.
- He was apparently angry after arguing with his girlfriend and took out that anger on the dog.
- It is hard to argue with the age and quality of most of the new signings, whether on loan or permanent.
- The firms argue that all they did was agree to buy shares in each other's companies.
- Supporters argue that wind farms are a small price to pay for saving the planet.
- Some might argue that they are currently at the top of their game but facing great challenges.
- Certainly I don't argue with the people who say that by and large nobody ever watches it.
- Few in this country would argue with the view that the regime is unacceptable.
- Optimists argue that companies are awash with cash and their balance sheets are strong.
2(reason)she argues convincingly — sabe expresar su punto de vista de manera muy convincente
- to argue for/against sth
- she argued for his reinstatement — abogó por que fuera restituido a su cargo
- the author argues against changing the law — el autor da razones en contra de que se cambie la ley
- her experience argues in her favor — su experiencia es un factor a su favor
- it argues well for him that his colleagues were so loyal — la lealtad de sus colegas dice mucho de él / dice mucho en su favor
1.1(put forward)(case/proposition) exponer(proposition/case) presentara well argued point — un argumento bien expuesto / presentado
1.2(adduce) alegar(present as argument) argüir(present as argument) argumentar(present as argument) sostenerthe lawyer argued provocation — el abogado alegó provocación
- supporters of the bill argue that … — los partidarios del proyecto arguyen / argumentan / sostienen que …
1.3(debate)(issue) discutir(issue) debatir
2formal(indicate)apuntar haciasugerirthese figures argue a worsening of the situation — estas cifras apuntan hacia / sugieren un empeoramiento de la situación
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