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(present)regalo masculinoobsequio masculino formalReligión ofrenda femeninomay I present you with a small gift? — ¿puedo hacerle un pequeño obsequio? formal
- your gift could save a child's life — su donación podría salvar la vida de un niño
- the perfect gift for the woman who has everything — el regalo perfecto para la mujer que lo tiene todo
- a free gift in every packet — un obsequio en cada paquete
- it was a gift — me lo regalaron
- it's a gift at that price — a ese precio es una ganga / un regalo
- the exam was a gift — el examen estaba regalado / tirado
- Newlyweds normally have a present list that includes crockery and toasters, but a new alternative could see couples giving goat herds to poor countries as wedding gifts.
- An example was the wedding gift to one of his advisers' sons who was presented with a cheque for $50,000.
- Certainly one can't have the receiver present while shopping for the gift!
- Internet shopping for gifts is predicted to set new records this season, while traditional retailers have been bracing themselves for empty aisles.
- The following morning, mercifully sunny, I shopped for gifts in the back streets and then headed for the airport.
- The king meant to present the elephant as a wedding gift to his nephew and future emperor of Europe, Maximilian II.
- Potter would write out her stories in an exercise book, paste in a few watercolours and a number of pen-and-ink sketches and then present it as a gift to a favoured child.
- The theme behind the design is the gift of perfume for Mother's Day, but the execution is that of stylized glamour.
- I'll get you your final pay together as well as a bonus as a wedding gift, to help things along.
- Usually, if a woman wants to end the relationship, she returns the gift willingly.
- It is basically for this reason that the appellant claims that the payments to him were gifts and did not attract tax.
- To help those on the hunt for suitable gifts for loved ones in the family, as well as for friends, shops selling gifts have begun displaying a variety of articles.
- Any gifts or payments to purchasing agents, suppliers and the like should be made honestly and openly.
- Presenting the gift, Grant said she had heard a lot about the group since her return from England and decided to pay them a visit to learn even more.
- With Christmas coming, she said, a lot of men save their money to shop for family gifts.
- The couple decided to forego wedding presents and gifts totalling £900 were handed over to the hospital.
- Why not visit the website and think about trouble-free shopping for your special gifts?
- Her wedding gifts to her husband were spectacular.
- The toasts were made, the wedding gifts presented, and finally we dined.
- Aside from the gift of time, mothers like to feel pampered.
- The plaques make ideal gifts for weddings and special occasions.
- For something a little less bodacious, here's a neat online shop for fun gifts; I would recommend a new shower curtain.
1.2formal (power of bestowal)to be in the gift of sb — estar en manos de algn
- the appointment to this post is in the gift of the president — le incumbe al presidente hacer este nombramiento
2(talent)don masculinoher artistic gifts — sus dotes artísticas
- to have a gift for sth/-ing
- she has a gift for poetry — tiene talento para la poesía
- he has a gift for making people laugh — tiene el don de saber hacer reír a la gente
- he has a gift for saying the wrong thing — tiene el don de la inoportunidad
- She had a natural instinct and gift for moving in a sexy way when she was nude.
- Ray had a gift for bringing out the musical talent in so many young students and the annual shows were eagerly awaited, filling the Town Hall for a week of nights every Hallowe'en.
- It's rare to find a stand-up with such a gift for characterisation or such original and well-researched material.
- But he has developed a rare gift for drawing, and his talent is now being recognised nationally.
- As a young boy he showed a remarkable gift for music and his family encouraged this talent.
- It's either a talent or a special gift, this ability to see things in that particular context.
- She had a natural gift for it and has kept with it.
- As a comedy writer, she has a gift for acerbic insight - the kind of funny that hurts.
- Advertising folks who do this best have a natural gift for empathizing with the customers they hope to seduce.
- In fact, no one could take his greatest assets from him - his self-confidence and his gift for self-promotion.
- Other people might have a gift for the graphic arts.
- He had a natural gift for the game, and did little else with his time.
- Larson is a talented writer with a gift for surprising language, and an admirable impulse to show and not tell.
- It's just raw experience told by someone who has a gift for vivid detail, and occasional insight.
- Most importantly, she was completely focussed on the concert and didn't seem to take her natural gift for granted.
- Yet the core of Boyd's ability, the essence of his talent, is his gift for finishing.
- In terms of the whole range of human abilities, talents and gifts, no two of us are alike.
- His talent is not just a gift for judging what the public want to watch and listen to, but working it for all it's worth while it's hot.
- She had a gift for insight, and she got to know me perhaps better than I got to know her.
- Sasha had a natural gift for anything mechanical.
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