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(two people)pareja femeninoa married couple — un matrimonio
- the happy couple — (after ceremony) los novios
- The couple danced many classical roles together, as well as pas de deux that Nixon choreographed.
- But couples buying property together should think beyond these points if they want to avoid costly disputes.
- The couples were played by actors, but the doctors, lawyers, social workers, and the judge were all real life professionals acting as they would if this were a real case.
- His family is being torn apart by his dad's alcoholism, his emotions are being torn as he sees his friends pair off into couples, and his job working on the railtracks is uninspiring.
- The school board said it had no choice but to let the couple attend the dance, given the ruling.
- He likes to look at the handsome couples and the odd couples, imagining how they met and what will happen to them next.
- Getting the message, each of the couples escaped to the dance floor.
- Fish were making their presence felt in every pool, including a couple of double figured salmon.
- I do not dance well, but I delight in watching couples dance together, especially older couples.
- I mean when you think about it, we really are like this old married couple.
- In the case of pair skaters and ice dance couples, one of the two individuals must fulfill the same requirement as for a singles skater.
- In the crowded halls of the huge college, the couples were pairing off quickly and heading off to get ready for dates, or parties.
- In that scrapbook there'll be pictures of everyone individually, and then pictures of the couples together.
- It is a linear dance - the couple dance forward and backward rather than around in circles.
- They found that the couples whose expectations matched their relationship skills were most satisfied.
- Before they knew it, the couple had danced six dances and was beginning to feel weary.
- I picked up the Sunday paper that weekend and saw a double-page spread full of interviews with the childless couples who had written to the woman in desperation.
- Divorce is a label that married couples hope will never be applied to them.
- The band began to play a sixties medley and couples returned to the dance floor.
- When we had left the hotel, I had felt like we were a married couple on our honeymoon.
- The couples in the piece make an experience and a temporal transformation occurs.
- Lucky couples on the dance floor walked away with more than a dozen prizes during the course of the night.
- By which she meant that, although they were the final couple to dance, they hadn't finished up on the bottom of the pile.
- The dust swirled around in the perfect globe and came to settle at a pale green which matched the couples ' eyes.
- Interestingly everyone agrees that the one thing keeping unhappy couples together is not the last vestige of love, but money.
- None of the characters seems to like each other; the relationships between the couples appear to be based on mutual irritation and all seem self-preoccupied.
- Some couples choose to keep their main accounts separate, paying into a joint account to cover regular outgoings such as the mortgage and supermarket bills.
- A new couple whirled onto the dance floor and snatched her attention.
- Students were either at the center of the hall, dancing in couples or groups, or lounged around the tables, chatting amiably with their friends.
- As the title suggests, this unlikely duo plays a couple of struggling actors.
- Servants and squires of every sort were running around after their lords and knights, and beautiful couples swept across the dance floor.
- Congratulations are extended to the newly married couple and their families.
- These couples are self-sufficient; their careers, their interests, their travels are enough to give meaning to their lives.
- The two couples at the centre of the mix-up and the twins cannot be identified following a court order.
- Nineteen couples from as far afield as Germany, England, Ghana and Taiwan said ‘I do’ on the island on Valentine's Day last year.
- Most households consist of a married or unmarried couple and their children.
1.2plcoupleBritish (in hunting)pareja de perros femenino
2(two or small number)+ plural verb a couple (of sth) — un par (de algo)
- can you lend me a couple of pounds? — ¿puedes prestarme un par de libras?
- I think he'd had a couple — creo que tenía unas copas de más
- a couple hundred books — unos doscientos libros
- a couple hours — unas dos horas
(connect)enganchar(circuits) conectar(events/theories) asociarto couple sth/sb with sth/sb — asociar algo/a algn con algo/algn
2(combine)to couple sth with sth
- the fall in demand, coupled with competition from abroad — el descenso de la demanda, unido a la competencia extranjera
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