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(language/country/custom) extranjeroforeign labor — mano de obra del exterior femenino
- he looks foreign — tiene pinta de extranjero
- I hear you're off to foreign parts — me han dicho que te vas al extranjero
- foreign-born — nacido en el extranjero
- And today he's a foreign language major at the University of Central Florida.
- Often students are barely able to use their mother-tongue but yet they are still forced to try to use the foreign language of English.
- My life has been spent pretty equally between the two countries, and I flatter myself I speak both languages without any foreign accent.
- And a beautiful thing, for me, was that most spoke with foreign accents and in foreign languages.
- My father was a foreign language major at Yenching University.
- The picture of foreign languages was less clear with French and German seeing significant falls in interest but more students taking up Spanish.
- But even cutting subjects like music, art and foreign languages has a direct impact on the core subjects.
- Her husband plans to continue working one week a month in Britain, while she has trained to teach English as a foreign language as well as running the guest house.
- I can even do it in foreign language script and characters such as Japanese and Arabic.
- The problem arises is that you character talks gibberish and it sounds like some foreign space language.
- But who on earth goes with the lead on foreign languages when the story also says that the current exams system is going to be dumped?
- Some third grade children study at special hagwons in order to get into high schools specializing in foreign languages or science.
- They study mythology, gardening, cooking, foreign languages, history, botany and physics.
- Even when they are obliged to live abroad for years they refuse either to accustom themselves to foreign food or to learn foreign languages.
- Several years ago, I wrote to the local press concerning the need to teach Spanish as our first foreign language in all schools, but to no avail.
- It was felt to be most appropriate for practical subjects, such as design and technology, and least helpful in the case of maths and foreign languages.
- Thousands of foreigners, with foreign currency and language, needed to have a special market set up.
- Nearly all books are in Chinese, except in Shanghai and Beijing, where foreign language books are also available.
- The extra characters represent characters from foreign languages and special symbols for simple pictures.
- He noted for some foreign languages there are too few students signed up to offer the course at an individual high school.
1.2(trade/relations/aid/policy) exteriorforeign debt — deuda externa femenino
- To truly understand America's foreign policy during the past 12 years, one must look at more than wars.
- If blame were to be justly apportioned, it would have to extend into the distant past of American foreign policy formation.
- I think that, ultimately though, that's there a genuine difference as to how we operate our foreign policy.
- A treaty dealt with frontier issues and declared that Tibet was to have no dealings with foreign powers without Britain's consent.
- Lawyers and those dealing with foreign affairs have a smooth week ahead.
- We've got a great new younger generation of foreign correspondents.
- But it was only recently, after the end of the Cold War, that we began letting the vice squad run foreign policy.
- Speaking about foreign policy, he is also eager to prove himself as a very open man, as a man who will be very active in his dialogue with the West.
- Taubman recounts all of his subject's most significant dealings, both in terms of foreign and domestic policy.
- That's something that I have felt was in order for a long time on foreign policy, and now I think he has a clear chance of doing that.
- Well, I don't take polls in politics now, so I certainly wouldn't be taking polls in foreign policy.
- The bad news didn't end with the foreign policy.
- To listen to his high-level critics, one might think that no American president had ever proposed an interventionist foreign policy before.
- And I love foreign policy, because of the adventure and because of the stakes.
- Len Downey, will this tragedy change the way you deploy your foreign correspondents and the kind of risks that they will take?
- A lot of political operatives and pollsters will tell you this presidential election will hinge on foreign policy.
- You gave the president kind of a mixed grade on foreign policy.
- No. Are they offering us a new foreign policy or another way of dealing with dictators and terrorists?
- Such epistemological conundrums are not limited to foreign policy.
- He was trying to bring the announcement, the pronunciation of honesty and truth to American and world foreign policy.
2(alien)to be foreign to sth/sb — ser ajeno a algo/algn
- that's foreign to her nature — eso es ajeno a su carácter
- the idea was completely foreign to him — la idea le era completamente ajena
- It isn't an unpleasant sensation, there is no pain to it, but it is so strange and foreign it causes me brief alarm.
- They stand out like the Harbour Bridge in their getups and habits, which are foreign to most Aussies.
- It is regarded as strange and intrinsically foreign.
- It was a tough country and the animals and plants in this country were totally foreign to them.
- As the metal slices through my wrist, I can only feel the strange, foreign feeling of dizziness.
- Yet, aren't new influences that seem foreign and unfamiliar also agents of positive change?
- All the plants were strange and unfamiliar, the steamy smells equally foreign.
- The sunlight seemed strange, foreign somehow, as if filtered through a glass.
- Your flashy world of moving pictures and gender equality is strange and foreign to me.
- We're so used to the idea of the media as something that we're privileged to have, that the idea of it actively coming to us is foreign and strange.
- She stared at his hand as if it were some strange foreign object and reluctantly shook it.
- The deeply forgotten greets us as foreign but also makes strange the familiar.
- It's perfectly natural that it would feel kinda weird and foreign the first time.
- It was so strange and foreign a concept that the very thought scared me more than anything in my entire period of life.
- It felt too strange, too foreign, like she'd forsaken all of her unknown past.
- There is a tendency to regard extremism and reaction within a part of the Muslim community in the west as something intrinsically strange or foreign.
- I got out of this strange and foreign bed to wander into the glass tiled halls filled with black marble.
- We are free and the consciousness of the material world of the senses stands before us as something strange and foreign which no longer wears us down.
- That was the only word that could describe it, weird, or strange, or unknown, foreign.
- Already, the traditional winter is something foreign to many British children.
3Medicina(substance) extrañoa foreign body — un cuerpo extraño
- I don't think that it is a good idea to introduce any foreign substance that could adversely affect the development of a baby without a very compelling reason.
- Now introduce two types of foreign elements - lets say bacteria and viruses.
- She struggled in vain against the darkness surrounding her, but the pain of a foreign element inside her prevented it.
- The process was helped, after the mid-sixteenth century, by the arrival of a new foreign element.
- They mix and match a wide range of disparate foreign elements to create a melting pot of human and mechanical voices, jingles, sounds and samples.
- At any time, simply by looking at our hand or our leg, one can experience the feeling that our body does not belongs to us, that it is a foreign object, outside ourselves.
- I carefully surveyed the area for footprints, foreign items and so on, then photographed the scene.
- Electroporation is a common method to introduce foreign molecules into cells, but its molecular basis is poorly understood.
- Some of the implant techniques introduced foreign material into the body, with occasionally horrifying results.
- They are the unwanted foreign element, that which is abnormal in comparison to the protagonist's normal state.
- The earpiece of the Symbolic Order introduces something foreign into his head - it is language.
- The result is a wonderful collage of elements, both foreign and indigenous to the peninsula.
- And that means food without all the weird foreign genes running around in it.
- This label encompasses processes such as deleting a gene from or introducing a foreign gene into a plant's DNA.
- The body possesses an innate tendency to reject and destroy any foreign material introduced into it.
- Lawyers protested that it would expose clients to unreasonable pressure, and introduce a foreign element into the court.
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