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(person) decidirI can't decide which I prefer — no puedo decidir cuál prefiero
- you must decide what to do/when to act/where to go — tú tienes que decidir qué vas a hacer/cuándo debes actuar/adónde vas a ir
- have you decided anything yet? — ¿ya has decidido / resuelto algo?
- I've decided to learn karate — he decidido / resuelto aprender karate
- in the end she decided (that) he was right — al final decidió que él tenía razón
- you can't just decide you want to leave school — no puedes decidir así como así que quieres dejar el colegio
- Tonight Swindon Council will end months of speculation when it decides the level of council tax for the next financial year.
- The future of Southampton's bin service was yesterday decided at a full council meeting.
- Rob M. looked like he was in charge, making the decisions, and deciding his own fate.
- For Murphy, the past has finally caught up and he must now decide his own fate.
- Arguments for and against a controversial new theme park ride have been aired before a Government inspector who must decide its fate.
- That's when our parish council must decide its financial plans.
- However, the council will not decide its budget until February 21 and the plans could be opposed by other party political groups.
- The outcome was decided by a family vote.
- The bowler must be allowed to bowl until the committee decides his fate.
- Until January 2001, 70 % of complete applications were decided within one week of receipt.
- These extra expenses and the resulting lower net income must be measured before deciding our tuition rates.
- A panel of judges will decide the Variety Club awards, which will go to the region's top personalities in sport and media.
- In the end what decided me was not guesses about time, but feelings about which walks are pleasing and which ones aren't.
- This placement reflects the impartiality of the jurors who must decide guilt or innocence.
- Each government must decide its various priorities, and these may vary from year to year, decade to decade.
- The Barbican's new-found success as home to the world's second-biggest snooker tournament must surely be weighed in the balance when the council decides its future.
- However, the state has not yet enacted the agreement and Nu Image has been awaiting the authorities' decision before deciding its own action on the case.
- Labour council leader Cllr Bob Howarth told a meeting of the executive that the council's other political parties would have a say in deciding council tax increases.
- The case soon went to court and my future was decided by a jury.
- Before the details of the new bond issue are decided, several important questions have to be answered.
- In the end, how you play the game and the decisions you make will decide his fate and the fate of the town.
1.2(persuade)decidirwhat finally decided me was the price — lo que me decidió / me hizo decidir fue el precio
- what decided you to come? — ¿qué te decidió a venir?
2(settle, determine)(issue/question) decidir(outcome) determinarit will decide who wins the election — decidirá quién gana las elecciones
- The US election is not decided by the popular vote, but by a state electoral college system.
- By the time this letter is read the last Test will have probably been decided.
- Eligibility to free health care is quite properly a political question, to be decided by due democratic process.
- Too much effort has gone into each team's preparations to allow a game be decided on a poor decision by a referee.
- Having the election decided by the courts rather than voters is deeply unsatisfactory.
- The college bowl season centres on New Year's Day, though the game that decides the national collegiate champions is no longer played on that day.
- For the first time, an NFL championship game would be decided in sudden-death overtime.
- Should Topalov win the final game, the match will be decided by a playoff later in the day.
- David says the national question will be decided at a three-day congress in late October.
- It's going to be like a high school basketball game that is decided by the final shot at the buzzer.
- It also doesn't alter the nature of the tie or the criteria by which that game will be decided, until now.
- Now, it appears possible that that game could decide the conference championship.
- The Minor Premiership will now be decided in the final game of the season between the clubs next weekend.
- The choices of what limits should be imposed are decided by electoral contest.
- It was fitting that this pacey, engaging, if not top standard, game should be decided by a goal of beauty.
- The game should be decided by either good batting or good bowling… rather than being won by default.
- The match was decided on the last game of the evening when Hansen was able to overcome Armstrong.
- Claremorris now face Westport B in a game that will decide the championship in Westport Saturday week.
- All those questions will be decided by medical assessors and will not be open to litigation.
- The election was decided ultimately by the large postal vote of emigrants from the province.
1decidirseit's hard to decide between the two — es difícil decidirse por uno de los dos
- to decide in favor of/against sth/sb
- we decided in favor of the cheaper one — nos decidimos por el más barato
- the judge decided in favor of/against the plaintiff — el juez resolvió a favor/en contra del demandante
- she decided against buying it — decidió no comprarlo
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