In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(supposition)the assumption was that everyone would be there — se suponía que todo el mundo iba a estar allí
- I assumed that you would agree — that was a big assumption to make! — supuse que ibas a estar de acuerdo — ¡supusiste demasiado!
- her assumption that they were French was wrong — se equivocó al suponer que eran franceses
- his reasoning is based on the assumption that … — su razonamiento se basa en el supuesto / la suposición de que …
- she agreed on the assumption that … — accedió suponiendo que …
- Many of the key assumptions used as the basis for safety claims have been overturned.
- This policy is based on the extremely short-sighted assumption that a terrorist needs to push buttons to make a bomb explode.
- Perhaps you should question your own assumptions about that before you go poking about in mine.
- And everything that happened in our part of the world reinforced this assumption.
- There is a frequent and incorrect assumption that ecological buildings have to be far more expensive.
- It is a fair question, but we should not overlook the assumptions that underlie it.
- Every now and again you read a book that shatters assumptions you have held for a long time.
- Working on this assumption, we continued our fieldwork along the outskirts of Starosel.
- There were so many gross assumptions in her letter that it is hard to know where to start.
- Their success immediately exposed the flawed assumptions of previous generations.
- The assumption is, presumably, that advertising will be used to sell these cars.
- We need to clarify the assumptions inherent in this argument before we can determine its validity.
- Unless all of these assumptions are true, mass surveillance would be of very little help.
- Scientists reconsidered earlier assumptions about the function of sex hormones as well.
- Yet another unstated assumption is that the only way to prevent aircraft crashing into populated areas is by regulation.
- These rules are complicated and couples in divorce proceedings should make no assumptions.
- That was the theory but, like so many assumptions about war, it does not stand up in practice.
- Wrong assumptions about an employee's commitment to work frequently lead to problems.
- What you have to ask is: how realistic are the assumptions these companies are working with?
- Taste is based upon a certain set of assumptions about what is good or bad in the world.
- It is high time that our cultural assumptions caught up with that reality.
- In other words, I disagree with just about all the assumptions on which this proposal is based.
2.1formal (of duties, leadership, responsibility)asunción femeninoassumption of office — toma de posesión del cargo femenino
- Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power.
- There are a number of references in the speeches in this case to voluntary assumption of responsibility.
- The assumption of direct power by the crown was not wholly welcomed by settlers.
- The judiciary was badly split by the military's May 29 assumption of executive power.
- We are deeply concerned by the King's assumption of power on 1 March, which will increase the risk of instability in the country and undermine the institutions of democracy and constitutional monarchy.
- This assumption of responsibility gave rise to a relationship of trust and confidence between these parties.
- Upon Yushchenko's assumption of the presidency he immediately arranged to visit Moscow.
- Others welcomed Hitler's assumption of power, seeing in it a chance to advance their own careers.
- Surrender is not the same as shirking one's responsibilities or assumption of passivity.
2.2formal (of title, right)asunción femenino
3Religiónthe Assumption — la Asunción
- Pope Pius XII infallibly proclaimed the doctrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on 1 November 1950.
- The Virgin birth, the bodily Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Resurrection of Jesus, the survival of our own souls after death: these are all claims of a clearly scientific nature.
- The Immaculate Conception and the Assumption are rooted in the patristic axiom that Mary was the worthy Mother of God, a worthy tabernacle of the Most High.
- The church has proclaimed as infallible two dogmas in relation to Mary - the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption.
- Cornwell vividly describes the local worship - for instance, following an open coffin containing an effigy of the dead Virgin before her Assumption into heaven.
- Finally, in the seventh, A Prayer for my Daughter, the author instructs his child not to believe in the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
- His Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- On August 15, we will celebrate the feast of Mary's Assumption into heaven.
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