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(indicating starting point) desde(indicating origin) defrom the beginning — desde el principio
- a call from New York — una llamada de Nueva York
- the arrival of the flight from Madrid — la llegada del vuelo procedente de Madrid
- I'm from Texas — soy de Texas
- the bus leaves from the marketplace — el autobús sale del mercado
- from here you can see the river — desde aquí se puede ver el río
- T-shirts from $15 — camisetas desde / a partir de $l5
- It was also said that one leg of a planned flight involved a journey from Manchester.
- The Russian Soyuz is now the only ship capable of carrying crew to and from the space outpost.
- She got a bad feeling in her stomach as she slowly got up from her bed and walked back to the stairs.
- It would not be possible for the Met not to be changed by the journey from Lawrence.
- The problems all occurred on the last leg of the journey from London Paddington back to Didcot.
- We used to stop there at least four times a year in my childhood on the journeys to and from each grandmother.
- My observation is that only a small number of cars move from their spaces during the working day.
- Journeys to and from one of the hospitals will have to be made on the second and third journey of the ticket.
- The local rivals make the short journey across the border from Lancashire today.
- The main journey I make is from Woodthorpe to Rawcliffe, where my girlfriend lives.
- My Saturday evening journey from Kings Cross to York took no less than six hours!
- Not that you're bothered, but my journey to and from work is a two bus affair.
- It took the Councillor two hours to make the journey from Bury to Ramsbottom.
- Amazingly, it took only five months for the Altea to make the journey from prototype to showroom.
- Car journeys to and from the site would also be increased if the expansion was given the go-ahead.
- The final treat of the day was when our driver rose from the table and motioned for me to join him.
- Bear in mind there's a lengthy one hour plus taxi journey from the airport into town.
- It's a five hour journey from Chichester, with train changes at Reading and Crewe.
- Regular buses from Saranda make the journey, or you can haggle a price with a taxi driver.
- It's only one of many benefits to sharing the driving on your regular journey to and from work.
1.2(indicating distance)2cm from the edge — a 2cm del borde
- 15km from the coast — a 15km de la costa
- we're still three hours from Tulsa — todavía faltan tres horas para llegar a Tulsa
- Scores shall be determined according to the distance of the arrows from the flag stick.
- The word sin was originally an archery term, being a unit of distance from the bull's eye.
- We often go to Hohai lake, which is walking distance from here and part of the old imperial grounds.
- A site on Infirmary Road was rejected because of its distance from the city centre.
- I then measured an equal distance from both sides and marked the area to be cut out.
- The car was seen by police a couple of hours later only a short distance from Mr Graiezevsky's road.
- Other sanctuaries of Demeter in Greece were located at some distance from town centres.
- It is five miles from St Andrews and a similar distance from a variety of beaches and scenic towns.
- It is a tool which can be used to design the network with the check on distances from three points.
- More than ever it's a question we must face, standing at a distance from the photocopier.
- Who measured the distance from Earth to Mars and did they have to make sure the tape measure was rigid?
- He said they were now staying a short distance from their home in a flat on the Down's Road.
- The car would need to travel only a short distance from the car park to pick up a fare.
- The length measured, using a ruler, was the distance from the base to the first flower on the stem.
- This leaves her with a loss of feeling in her limbs and means she has to use the car to travel any distance from her home.
2.1(after)from today — desde hoy
- from the moment we met/the age of 12 — desde el momento en que nos conocimos/los 12 años
- 50 years/an hour from now — dentro de 50 años/una hora
- Injuries range from serious lacerations to major fractures and head and spinal injuries.
- Reviews were mixed, ranging from two stars in the Guardian to four in the film magazine Empire.
- Anyone with a few hours to spare can join, and the current volunteers range in age from 18 up.
- Up to ten children at a time would be housed overnight, with ages ranging from six weeks to five years.
- With prices ranging from a few rupees to a few hundred, the lamps make for a memorable buy.
- The timescales allowed to complete the recommendations ranges from two to five years.
- The types of incidents the team deal with ranges from high to low level cases.
- If we have a scale from one to ten, what are we going to do if we meet someone who is a twelve?
2.2(before)we are only minutes from takeoff! — ¡estamos a pocos minutos del despegue!
- we're still years from a cure — van a pasar años antes de que se encuentre una cura
3(indicating source)dea letter from my lawyer — una carta de mi abogado
- a friend from school — un amigo del colegio
- she drank straight from the bottle — bebió directamente de la botella
- I was surprised to hear that from her — me sorprendió escuchar eso de boca de ella
- that's enough from you! — ¡basta!
- you can tell him that from me! — ¡puedes decírselo de mi parte!
- have you heard from her? — ¿has tenido noticias suyas?
- we heard from Sam that … — nos enteramos por Sam de que …
- a quotation from the Bible — una cita (tomada) de la Biblia
- a drawing from life — un dibujo del natural
- the movie is adapted from the novel by Horace Greenbaum — la película es una adaptación de la novela de Horace Greenbaum
- Now his rescue bids have earned him a top life-saving award from the Royal Humane Society.
- Their identities have not been released but police sources say they are from Rayleigh.
- They have to get funding from somewhere, these sources for funds have to be big, and so have to be noticed.
- If they showed pictures of meetings, people would get ideas from other sources.
- The event is organised by volunteers from the library to raise money to spend on community facility.
- Money from any fundraising events in the pipeline will go towards extra items and running costs.
- Therefore it is better to drink from a known and trusted source, rather than from a suspect bottle.
- Top performers from all over the area have been brought together for the show.
- The rest of the cash is being met by funds raised through the parish itself and grant money from other sources.
- You can go here and see images from his motion work and also some clips, but not many.
- I must agree with Mr Derbyshire that clean energy from renewable sources is the way forward.
- It is also called the Cork Tree, as an inferior cork is processed from its corky bark.
- Analysts often use prices from various markets as indicators of potential events.
- Let's observe our rights to support both teams whatever part of this fine island you are from.
- He added that another appeal of the furniture was that it was sourced from sustainable forests.
- The event is run under the watchful eye of troops from the Royal Artillery Display Troop.
- In the event of objections from members of the public, the consent would be subject to a public inquiry.
- This translation from a medieval Anglo-Norman source gives a less cynical view on it.
- I am not in a position to indicate what roads will be funded from that source in the year.
- I only hope the logs used were from a renewable source, because man, there were a lot of 'em.
4from … to …
4.1(in place)they flew from New York to Lima — volaron de Nueva York a Lima
- they stretch from Derbyshire to the borders of Scotland — se extienden desde el condado de Derbyshire hasta el sur de Escocia
- from house to house — de casa en casa
- from door to door — de puerta en puerta
4.2(in time)we work from nine to five — trabajamos de nueve a cinco
- I'll be in Europe from June 20 to 29 — voy a estar en Europa desde el 20 hasta el 29 de junio
4.3(indicating source)with love, from Sue to Jane — para Jane. Cariñosamente, Sue
- from generation to generation — de generación en generación
4.4(indicating range)from $50 to $100 — entre 50 y 100 dólares
- the shades range from deep blue to very pale yellow — los colores van desde un azul oscuro hasta un amarillo muy claro
- This ranges from casual remarks to serious agitation by the xenophobic right.
- Each band had a mere ten minutes to show off their talent and music ranged from rock to punk and nu-metal.
- Its severity can range from a minor inconvenience to a fatal rhythm disturbance.
- It contains a range of 120 ideas from chicken and noodle bake to a simple tuna sandwich.
- All the tracks are original compositions and the music ranges from folk to acoustic jazz.
- It has developed into a full flute choir incorporating the entire flute range from piccolo to bass.
- The exhibition features all things foodie from specialist ranges to top booze.
- AgriPower has developed a ‘virtual landfill’ system that can produce electricity and heat by burning anything from nuts to old tires.
- Activities at the youth group include everything from sporting events to weekends away.
- These range from stained glass and masonry through to steam engines and historic aircraft.
- If found guilty, they face sanctions ranging from a small fine to being stripped of their posts.
- Mourners ranged from the very young to pensioners who had lived their entire lives in the village.
- The ideas range from the highly plausible to the vaguely intriguing to the obviously crackpot.
- It is among the largest in the country, ranging from farms to gold mines, gravel pits to forests.
- Five bands wowed the crowds with musical styles ranging from country and western to rock and jazz.
- Is there a scale running from Not Believable to This Character is Now a Real Person?
- They range from banker masons skilled in the hand carving of stone to experts in materials testing.
- Attacks ranged from verbal abuse and being spat on to being pelted with stones and shot at with airguns.
5.1(as a result of)dehis eyes were red from crying — tenía los ojos rojos de tanto llorar
- he suffers from insomnia — sufre de insomnio
- this comes from being careless with money — esto es lo que pasa cuando no se tiene cuidado con el dinero
- It was nominated by people who have benefited from its work and seen the positive effect on the community.
- All we ask is that the owner provides us with some photographs to show that the tree came down from natural causes.
- They could even resolve the problems caused by emissions from their processes.
- The high number of deaths from cholera this year has exacerbated the emergency.
- Those who benefit from positive discrimination gain access, but not those who don't.
- How are you supposed to tell if a neurotic dog feels it has benefited from its treatment?
- Some annuals are slow to germinate and grow and benefit from an early sowing.
- My vegetables will benefit enormously from this very kind and generous action.
- They believe that these children would benefit from being in mainstream education.
- Changes in view throughout the film come more from chance events than any deeper process.
- Meanwhile, the mayor's own tsunami fund is set to benefit from a couple of large donations.
- The residents may indeed benefit from being under the wing of Croydon Council.
- Surgery is an option for the minority of women who get little benefit from medical treatment.
- I want you to know that you may benefit from the love that an animal is capable of giving.
- This means 185 of the schools in the county are now benefiting from this technology.
- He has also benefited from being given a more expansive role under the Swede.
- Many small businesses believe they are the last in line to benefit from competition in telecoms.
- A Bill will be introduced to enable more young people to benefit from higher education.
- During the late period of slavery attempts were made to prevent infant deaths from tetanus.
- Drug addicts would benefit from the tests once they decided to kick the habit.
5.2(on the basis of)from experience/observation I would say that … — según mi experiencia/por lo que he visto, diría que …
- Data on birth characteristics were obtained from the Danish medical birth registry.
- He said he needed more information from carnival organisers before he could quote the cost.
- Take the knowledge from the history of a thing and apply it to The NOW, to Yourself.
- This information seems to have been obtained from file notes which were not made available to us.
- Up to now much of your farming knowledge was gleaned from your parents and teachers.
- She was allowed to obtain information from the patient and her medical notes.
- Should they be more discerning about the sources they draw their information from?
- I can say from first hand knowledge that there was not a player in his side that did not hate him.
- In one case, a young woman was convicted of neglect on the basis of evidence from a radiographer.
- Can you actually speak from medical experience to use this as a basis of comparison?
- As far as I could gather from the local paper, all he does is take down, put up and modify speed humps.
- Their injuries were so bad that police had to identify them from their fingerprints.
- We read that what's on and where can be obtained from the tourist information centre.
- You realise what you have got from it and can identify others at earlier or differing stages in the process.
- The data obtained from the analysis of polar structure is illustrated in Table XIV.
6.1(out of, off)defrom the cupboard/shelf — del armario/estante
6.25 from 10 is 5 — 10 menos 5 es 5
- if you take 5 from 10 — si le restas 5 a 10
7(with preps & advs)from above/below — desde arriba/abajo
- blessings from above — bendiciones del cielo
- the lady from across the street — la señora de enfrente
- he crawled out from under the table — salió gateando de debajo de la mesa
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