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(secure)(hold/grasp) firmehe has a firm handshake — da la mano con fuerza
- I then proceeded to let out a few feet of tape and make sure I had a firm grip on it.
- After making sure you have a firm grip on the outward line, you should cut it as close to your body as possible.
- A large hand caught her arm in a firm grip and steadied her, tugging so that she could sit up properly.
- Coun Francis wished the clerk well and he praised him for putting the council on a firm financial footing.
- This goes a huge way towards putting the project on a firm financial footing (no pun intended) and turning it into a reality.
- When it was his time to take the oath, he signed the book, then went on to chat animatedly to the Speaker, who grasped his hand, held it in a firm grip, and shook it five times.
- Katherine was again conscious of his strength through the firm grip he took of her hand.
- He took my hand with a firm grip and, bringing his face right up close to mine, stared me straight in the eyes for several seconds, as though drinking in every detail of my face.
- Our studies provide a firm foundation to investigate this intriguing notion.
- For all their adventure, their successes this season have been built on firm foundations.
- However, it had a firm foundation of trust on which to build, as recent surveys had shown that most people trusted their GP or nurse.
- That is a firm foundation for taking a case before the court.
- He kept a firm grip on her to make sure she was alright, but pulled something out of his pocket.
- Goldberg is confident that the center is on firm financial footing as it prepares to celebrate the coming anniversary.
- She danced next to him for a song; he kept a firm grip on her wrist to make sure she didn't slip away into the crowd.
- Retain a firm grip on it when you power it up and you will get the hang of it after a few passes.
- They can see the firm foundations being laid at Elland Road.
- He started on the dishes again, making sure he kept a firm grip on every dish.
- Hopefully they will continue to build on this firm foundation.
- These results will provide students with a firm foundation to pursue further studies or to enter the world of work.
1.2(not yielding)(muscles/surface) firme(mattress) duro(foundation) sólidoa firm basis for negotiations — una base sólida para las negociaciones
- the going is firm — el terreno está firme
- White has shown his cards in the selection of a team and a bench that is tailored for a hard, firm ground and dry conditions.
- A ball point pen and a firm writing surface should be used to assure clarity and legibility.
- In section the tumour tissue was firm and the cut surface of the growth was evenly white and had small cysts in it.
- The firm ground did not help as far as the size of the fields was concerned and the races contained fewer runners than we have come to expect at Punchestown.
- Also, it is normal to feel the epididymis - a small, firm, tube-like structure at the back of the testicle.
- The advocates of summer rugby will have loved it as the firm ground underfoot encouraged the two teams to play some terrific expansive rugby.
- When you are cruising your local bazaar, make sure to only buy fruits that are bright red, shiny, and firm with no mould in sight.
- It has some obvious advantages, apart from the pleasure of running around on firm ground under the summer sun.
- ‘I stepped on what I thought was firm ground and I sank until my ankles,’ she said.
- Obtain a stable chair with a firm seat cushion and back, and a footstool to elevate your leg
- Then she jumped up and down upon the nice firm mattress like a trampoline.
- Her right fist appeared to have connected with something distinctly firm and solid.
- We've had four or five days of good weather so the ground is firm.
- We'd really like separate paths for riders, with a firm all-weather surface, but that would be expensive.
- I don't think the ground will make any difference to him, although he may not run if the ground comes up too firm.
- Snow ramps led upwards through the maze of rocks, the surface surprisingly firm and consistent, allowing us to kick steps and chop holds with our axes.
- They maintain the route would have to be repaired anyway, whether it were upgraded or not, and the ground is firm enough to withstand use by horses and cyclists.
- Rob shivered a little, cold and uncomfortable lying on the firm, hard ground.
1.3(not declining)(currency/market) firme(currency/market) fuertethe dollar remained firm against other currencies — el dólar se mantuvo frente a otras monedas
- That the share price has held firm indicates the market believes the company will get control of the group eventually, analysts say.
- While many commodity markets have been very much on the firm side, the grain and oilseed complex have been weak.
- Brokers said they expect share prices to stay firm next week, supported by the planned establishment of new investment trusts.
- In the age of globalization, capital flows brought in by a firm currency can be more important than the increased trade afforded by a softer one.
2.1(steadfast)(friendship) sólido(support) firmeshe is firm in her convictions — se mantiene firme en sus convicciones
- he is firm favorite to win the race — es el gran favorito de la carrera
- to be firm on an issue — mantenerse firme en una postura
- It was there that he met Tom, now aged 18, and the two become firm friends.
- To the contrary, be as firm with yourself as you would be with a subordinate who promised to do something by a certain time or date.
- Ariane's eyes looked over to Frayne who had yet to speak, he stood firm with his arms crossed.
- He saw through some lucrative deals for his players/clients, and became firm friends with many of them.
- We, the lesser fry, may enjoy the luxury of shaking and red eyes but we expect the man at the top to be firm, unfaltering and resolute.
- Enforce the rules fairly every time. Be gentle but firm with your child even when the child wants to break a rule.
- Sometimes, you have to be firm with minions or they won't stop bugging you, he thought.
- Not to say that there wasn't debate, but the conclusion was always the same: a firm resolution to do nothing.
- Constance was a firm believer that things have a way of working themselves out.
- You need to be firm with some consistent training to help gain the upper hand.
- He kept on marching ahead with equipoise and firm determination.
- Her voice sounded kind and caring, even though she sounded firm with Chad about Sean getting his rest.
- It is important to be firm, resolute and committed to get through the first stage.
- However, he did still have to be firm with the girl, otherwise she would transgress.
- The two became firm friends and were close collaborators on medical topics for many years.
- Having taken our decision, this country will now pursue our aims with firm resolve and with determination.
- Had the government acted in time with a firm determination, the calamity would have been averted?
- Kingston is a warm and encouraging older man, firm with the students but gentle and kind.
- He was resolute, firm and unbending in his position toward Nazi Germany's aggression.
- Raising her head high, Julia decides to toughen herself and be firm with Cassie.
- The two became firm friends, with Zazu learning an impressive vocabulary during their time together.
- During a break in proceedings, she told the Yorkshire Post how she came to be an adviser on the show and firm friends with its star.
2.2(strict)estrictofirmethat child needs a firm hand — a ese niño le hace falta mano dura
- to take a firm line / stand on sth — ponerse firme sobre algo
3(definite)(offer/date/contract) en firme
- ‘At the moment we are going on as if it is still going ahead but we are planning to make a firm decision in June,’ she said.
- Unfortunately, we can't offer a firm definition of what constitutes a high number of features.
- As a minimum, we get a firm definition of the kind of equipment needed for the job and how long it will be needed for that job.
- But transgression, by definition, requires a firm set of rules.
- In addition to Trinity Academy, firm plans already exist for another seven academies across Yorkshire including two in Bradford.
- The Crawford Court did not provide a firm definition of the meaning of testimonial.
- So, actually I could almost prove that anyone that gives you a firm answer is by definition wrong.
- Take our advice - just don't make any firm plans for June.
1(in business, etc)empresa femeninofirma femeninocompañía femeninoa firm of architects — un estudio de arquitectos
- a law firm — un estudio jurídico
- She admits that it is easier for her to go into partnership with big firms now that she has established her reputation.
- In many cases, students hired by public accounting firms come from families with a culture of business.
- In the property manager's office, Paul and I met with the law firm's office manager and real estate agent.
- Most of the larger retailers subcontract firms to do this.
- The company is a full service law firm which acts primarily for business clients.
- With ratios in some accountancy firms of one partner to 20 employees, trying to make the grade may seem like mission impossible.
- I'm a junior partner at a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
- There is often a cultural disconnect when big law firms meet small businesses.
- Should partners in law and accounting firms be entitled to sue if they face age, race, or sex discrimination?
- Now, the smaller firms are fighting back by picking up laid-off bankers from big firms or entering partnerships.
- These would be analogous to the kind of contracts that venture-capital firms draw up for the management of young companies.
- Also beleaguered are trucking companies, chemical concerns, and construction firms.
- It is rare for a biotechnology firm to establish its business in a an existing property.
- Union members are demanding shorter working hours and the government's retraction of its plan to privatize the public firms, which they fear will lead to massive layoffs.
- Big law firms were the place to find the right lawyer, because big law firms were a one-stop shop.
- Like your business, law firms are owned and operated by a set of partners.
- All of the foreign companies are partnered with local Taiwanese firms.
- The same costs potentially face publishing firms and broadcasting companies every time they decide to fight a complex libel case.
- Lawyers sit on the boards of companies with which their firms do business.
- But he doubts the law firm would reclassify those employees and take away their overtime pay.
2Britanicocoloquial(soccer supporters)hinchada femenino América Latinabarra femenino América Latina
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