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(order)to command sb to + inf — ordenarle a algn que + subj
- he commanded us to fire — nos ordenó que disparásemos
- he commanded that the attack begin — ordenó que comenzara el ataque
- Libby asked, her voice soft but commanding him to return to her.
- ‘Turn,’ Mother commands, bringing my attention to the kitchen table tailoring.
- ‘Rise,’ the empress commanded imperiously, her voice, a high-pitched shriek.
- But then, over a loudspeaker, an all-too-real voice commanded us to stop driving and get out of our cars.
- ‘Well get up and do something about it,’ she commanded in her best mother voice.
- Her daughter immediately commands her mother not to give the flower girl any money.
- I just was surprised that even if you are to be crowned King, you still are being commanded around by your mother.
- ‘Give the phone back to my mother,’ she commanded, her voice like steel.
- He could hear the voice of the man commanding them - the Commander was not here.
- Speaking of marriage, my mother is commanding me to marry soon.
- It seems like only an instant has passed when we are abruptly shaken from sleep by a loud voice commanding everyone to now go to the main gate.
- There was a short crackle from the speakers, then a voice spoke, commanding everyone to listen.
- He called her over in a harsh voice, and then commanded her to draw him water for his bath.
- ‘Seize them,’ a cold voice commanded to the others, who advanced upon orders.
- After a second or two, the voice of her father commanded her to enter.
- ‘Bo, do as she has asked,’ the deep voice of Gin commanded.
- ‘In here, men,’ a gruff voice commanded as the feet drew nearer.
- ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.
- Sabriel commanded him, her voice high-pitched with worry.
- ‘Get away from her’ he commanded his voice like liquid nitrogen.
1.2(have authority over)(regiment/army/ship) estar al mando de(ship/army/regiment) tener el mando de(ship/army/regiment) comandar
- After the war he served as staff commander of an infantry regiment and division and commanded a combined unit.
- Captain York, you may have commanded your own regiment in the late war, but so long as you command a troop in mine you will obey my orders.
- Those who were in command, those who were responsible for supervising them, they all failed.
- He commanded the unit for six years and was its honorary colonel twice.
- John fought in Vietnam and commanded a helicopter unit in Somalia.
- He then commanded a unit in Miami, charged with conducting operations against Communist Cuba.
2(have)(wealth/resources) contar con(wealth/resources) disponer de(majority) contar conthe hotel commands magnificent views — el hotel cuenta con / tiene magníficas vistas
- It commands an overwhelming majority of support in the media, the arts, the universities and the public service.
- Because of the plethora of candidates, many of which are trying to cater to the same voting demographics, it is highly unlikely that the winner will command a majority.
- This is evidence that not only are people buying homes, but that demand in the market is strong enough to command premium asking prices.
- Following a general election, or a change of leadership, the leader of the party commanding an overall majority in the House of Commons is invited by the monarch to become Prime Minister and form a cabinet.
- Items that are hard to find in the original labeled box, that are in unused condition and in boxes, and that are in fine condition commanded the strongest prices.
- There is every chance he could still command a majority of above 80 at the next election, ordinarily the sign of a strong, healthy government.
- The person who can command a parliamentary majority in this Parliament can do whatever he or she likes, and in that respect we are almost unique in world democracy.
- Lincoln represented the mainstream of his party, which commanded a majority of votes in the North by 1860.
- The latter states that the Opposition Leader is the person who commands the majority of Opposition support in the House.
- Much of our practice regarding the formation and conduct of government assumes that government will be in the hands of a single party that commands a majority in Parliament.
- The political leader of the opposition party which commands the majority in the Parliament, usually holds the post of Opposition Leader.
- It merely says he is to appoint the leader of the party which commands a majority in the House of Representatives as prime minister.
- MPs called for a strong new leader who commands the support of the whole party
- In fact there's a real question about whether either can even command enough support to put together a coalition with smaller parties.
- They may both be remakes of better films, but there is no denying that the American versions of these Japanese classics now command a very strong position in the marketplace.
- But standing, you should have been able to command enough attention to quiet everyone down.
- This was a plurality opinion, but on this point she commanded a majority of votes on the court.
- The most serious in this regard is the fact that Roh's party does not command a majority in the National Assembly.
- In any democracy suffering the collapse of its government with no single party commanding the necessary majority to mount a new one, a general election would follow.
- It is also a potentially valuable business with a very strong brand, a good market image and which commands strong loyalty among its customers.
3(respect) imponer(respect) infundir(respect) inspirar(confidence) inspirarshe can now command very high fees — ahora puede exigir honorarios muy altos
- it will command a higher price — alcanzará un precio más alto
1.1(order)orden femeninothe message was sent at the general's command — el mensaje se envió por orden del general
- by royal command — por orden real
- he gave the command to fire — dio (la) orden de disparar
- her command that the prisoner be freed — su orden de poner en libertad al prisionero / de que el prisionero fuera puesto en libertad
- In some ways, the president of the corporation has to obey the command of the corporation in order to compete.
- Your positive insight and support were a huge inspiration for our writing, even after the command ordered us to stand down.
- Aside from thinking, Simon also does the necessary chores and obeys all commands from his superiors.
- The soldiers obeyed his command because he had ordered them to.
- I realized that if I kept obeying her commands she would keep giving them.
- Without question they both obeyed his command and followed after him.
- There were several instances where my voice commands went unanswered, which was particularly frustrating in the heat of battle.
- Therefore, they have no right to issue commands or orders.
- Captain Harper shouted out orders to his crew, who rushed to obey his commands.
- The custom commands are simply instructions you speak to the computer and then it performs the designated task.
- After a purchase is completed, the command erases the order information from the machine's memory
- You can also use commands to change the order of word fields - for example, make the first word in a line, the fourth - and the fourth word, the first.
- They were still waiting over an hour later as the police went about using their metal barricades and polite but authoritative commands to disperse the area.
- It wasn't a question it was a command which Pearl quickly obeyed.
- The physical training involves making the canines obey commands of the master.
- Finding one, he smiled, and typed a command into the control system.
- You are teaching him that when he hears that command he must obey.
- Elephants would be trained for one hour each in the morning and evening to make it obey certain commands as well.
- Who wants to put their fates into hands of others and obey their commands?
- It's a safe way to execute commands on remote computers.
- Nobody likes taking orders, commands or advice from others.
- In order to be efficient commands must be executed quickly and without questioning by subordinates.
- People merely obey arbitrary commands and orders, but they respond quickly and usually give extra effort for leaders who genuinely care for them.
- I obeyed her command without questioning, since she was responsible for the most fun I'd had in my life up to that point.
- I have finally taught him to obey a few simple commands.
1.2(authority)mando masculinohe was given command of a regiment — lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento
- to assume command — asumir el mando
- who's in command on this ship? — ¿quién está al mando de este barco?
- the officer in command — el oficial al mando
- the colonel in command of the troops — el coronel al mando de las tropas
- she's in command of the situation — es dueña de la situación
- she took command of the business — se hizo cargo / se puso al frente del negocio
- under sb's command — bajo las órdenes de algn
- July 19th, Franco arrives to take command of the army in Morocco.
- Although friends pointed out that he was not actually in command of the armed forces at the time.
- He was confident that, with just 5,000 troops under his command, the catastrophe could be averted.
- He will spend the next two years in command, seeing to the fruits of the project as the Navy further employs the satellite monitoring of fishing vessels t sea.
- From the very day George Washington took command, the uniform of the United States has always stood for courage and decency and shining hope in a world of darkness.
- ‘Russell has a natural energy and authority, and he took command of that ship from the beginning’.
- When an infantry officer takes command of a company, he wants to make it the best fighting force possible.
- David continued to examine the ship while the troops under his command maintained the perimeter.
- So we fly back down to Guadalcanal to take command of the task force.
- Oh, no, we always are going to keep our troops under our own command.
- He had left the bridge a few minutes before and as the grounding was not felt, when I realised that the vessel was stopped I called the Master and he took command.
- He makes a number of solid points in this column, and I imagine these abuses would have been caught much earlier had he been in command in late 2003.
- His uncle was stationed in command of the imperial naval base at Misenum, on the north-west extremity of the Bay of Naples.
- I enjoy the authority and like being in command of 30-odd recruits.
- For example, he already had taken command of military operations when he took control of critical production programs.
- Are you glad you are not in command at the moment?
- "I am now assuming command of this force, " I told them.
- In October 1943, he took command of the newly formed 14th Army.
- This is unexpected behavior from those in command.
- The ship's arrival posed a problem to the British authorities, then in command of the Cape.
1.3(directing group)mando masculinothe high command ordered a retreat — el alto mando ordenó la retirada
- The military's southern command said an infantry brigade has been sent to the site to assist the citizens.
- In the past, courses were ordered by the command, based on what they thought their personnel would need.
- The Army needs competent, confident, adaptive thinkers to exercise battle command.
- There was a fundamental lack of trust between the command and the troops.
- Strategic and operational command used tactical forces and assets and created favorable conditions for their use.
2(mastery)dominio masculinoher command of German — su dominio del alemán
- As one would expect from his highly efficient biography (also unofficial) of Ted Heath, he shows a masterly command of the politics of the period.
- Tonight we saw that he has an equal command over domestic issues.
- For much of the season, he has struggled with command of his fastball.
- He has such command over his knowledge that he can popularize it in the best sense of the word.
- Their profession calls for a thorough knowledge about tourist sites, good command over the language and heavy dose of psychology.
- Garner and Sadler are gifted musicians and talented comedians who have command over physical comedy and character-acting.
- Like anyone who is thinking of getting into race commentary they have the twin skills of a good command of the English language, married to a strong knowledge of the formbook.
- With muddled thoughts, sweaty palms, poor command over the language, and butterflies in the stomach, the girl sees expectant eyes, all glued on her.
- Sonia's drawback seems to be her lack of command over Indian languages.
- First, one must have a firm command over classical Arabic language including its vocabulary, grammar, metaphors, and idioms.
- The Magginis have a brilliant command of the idiom.
- Hardly any junior has shown such a good command over both forms of the game in the recent past.
- He has good command over English, Punjabi and Hindi languages.
- The basic objective behind the learning of Arabic literature is to earn efficiency, mastery and command over Arabic.
- She has command over many languages but her prime work is to translate English poetry into Urdu and vice versa.
- Simply put, it's more than acting with inputs like good command over language, spontaneity, imagination, skills to improvise there and then.
- Her vibrant stage presence, excellent command over rhythm and felicity of expression held the audience spellbound.
- "They come with a very basic command of English, " she said.
- Once you have a command over these combinations, you can always improvise and go beyond that depending on your creativity.
- This, we would not be able to do unless we have a sound and effective command over English.
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