In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(seize by force)(person) capturar(person) apresar(person) aprehender(animal) capturar(ship) apresar(city) tomar
- In the past two days, U.S. forces say they've captured some 200 suspected insurgents.
- The Jerusalem Post is reporting that American forces have captured an installation used to manufacture chemical weapons.
- Only a few years later, the idea of a yeast that was out of control would capture the public imagination.
- Yet, the rebels say this is wishful thinking and that their weapons are captured from government forces.
- The paper said security forces were unable to capture the assailants but managed to recover abandoned weapons and military uniforms.
- In 1782, Spain captured Minorca from British forces.
- More disturbing was the reportage from places captured by the coalition forces.
- In other words, by the end of the 11 th century the forces of Islam had captured two-thirds of the Christian world.
- Soldiers are accused of using unprovoked deadly force in capturing civilians, some of whom were then allegedly subjected to cruel and inhumane treatment leading to deaths in custody.
- The French controlled the island until British forces captured it in 1762.
- So the information referred to above presumably came from documents or other materials that were in his possession when he was captured.
- A couple of weeks later another small force were captured off Lough Swilly when their ships were surrounded by a British squadron before they even got to land.
- In 1917, during World War I, Jerusalem was captured by British forces under Gen. Edmund Allenby.
- They captured teenage girls and forced them into temporary marriages with ‘the holy warriors.’
- Sir Thomas Fairfax's wife is said to have been captured by Royalist forces in 1643 on the spot where it now stands.
- Palau was occupied by Japan during World War I and remained under Japanese control until 1944, when it was captured by Allied forces.
- Ethiopian forces claim to have captured the town for strategic reasons and insist they intend to withdraw later.
- Greek special forces have captured a freighter carrying 680 tons of explosives, along with detonators and fuses, bound for North Africa.
- At sunset, tribal forces claimed to have captured a ridge on the Milawa valley adjacent to the Tora Bora valley.
- At the end of the war in Europe, they were among the mass of German papers captured by advancing Soviet forces when they took Berlin.
1.2(gain by effort)(votes) conseguir(votes) captar(title) conseguir(championship) ganarthey captureed 20% of the market — se hicieron con el 20% del mercado
2.1(attract, hold)(attention/interest) captar(attention/interest) atraerthe idea has captured the public imagination — la idea ha entusiasmado a la opinión pública
- his feats have captured the nation's imagination — tiene al país cautivado con sus hazañas
2.2(preserve, record)(atmosphere/mood) captar(atmosphere/mood) reproducir
- If you think words can't capture your emotions then you can record your voice and e-mail it.
- Russell Crowe may have turned in a virtuoso performance, accurately capturing the confusion and paranoia of being in mental turmoil, but let's face it, so what.
- National Geographic has found the girl who posed for this haunting picture that so perfectly captures the horror of war.
- Right away what appeals to you about director Rakeysh Mehra's new film is the fact that it so accurately captures the spirit and mood of the current generation.
- Like Tryon's French scene, DeCora's picture is designed to capture a mood rather than illustrate an event.
- The film's dialogue is minimal and often earthy but it accurately captures the rebellious mood of the youth.
- Don's picture captures the listless, boarded-up feel of the place better than mine does, but I fell too much in love with the lifts and wanted to make them look beautiful.
- Indeed, his pictures capture a horror that goes beyond verbal expression.
- Like most of my sister's stories, it provoked a startling mental picture, capturing a moment in time when one's actions seem both unimaginably cruel and completely natural.
- Perhaps, the mad careening way of life might become more reflective as its mood and mode is captured in image and word.
- The pictures captured the mood or essence of the songs.
- The Sub-Standard uses words and pictures to capture the essence of London's worst August storms ever.
- The portrayal of a 13-year old girl is remarkable for the textures captured in her silk dress and her hair while, despite the formal pose, the picture captures a childish awkwardness.
- Even Jerly's pictures captured the beauty of the river, in its varied expressions.
- The acting in Candida is realistic and accurately captures the trials and tribulations of courtship.
- So have you got any pictures capturing life in Bury in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries?
- The different meaning of these two words captures something of America's view of itself.
- Simon's winning portfolio of ten pictures included striking images capturing some of the major events of the last year and the diversity of life in Yorkshire.
- If they have a favourite place or have a picture that they think captures the area we would like to see it and they could win a prize.
- The exhibition through these pictures captures the pain and joy of the unification of North and South Vietnam that took place formally on July 2, 1976.
1femenino capturamasculino apresamientofemenino capturafemenino conquistafemenino tomamasculino apresamiento
2femenino captaciónfemenino conquista
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