In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(livelihood)what do you do for a living? — ¿en qué trabajas?
- to earn / make one's/a living — ganarse la vida
- it's hard to make a living from music — es difícil vivir de la música / ganarse la vida como músico
- she's never had to work for her / a living — nunca ha tenido que trabajar para vivir
- before noun living expenses — gastos de manutención y alojamiento
- Artificial government intervention is what you happen to do for a living.
- You take a guy who works hard all week trying to raise a family and earn a living.
- The yield may not be large but farmers manage to feed their family and make a living.
- This is real freedom, the freedom for a person - or a nation - to make a living.
- There are men who like much older women, but there aren't enough of them for a girl to make a proper living.
- But as I said, I'm aware of the problems earning enough money to make a living.
- At this juncture a small living is offered to Edward, and the way seems open for his marriage with Lucy.
- Unable to find enough energy to hit a ball his confidence drained away and, with no income, he took a job folding clothes and stacking shelves for a living.
- Many men and women came to these cities from rural poverty, hoping to find a decent living.
- They were never rich, but our grandparents managed to work long, hard hours to raise a family and make a living.
- We don't mind how you ride waves, or where, or why, or how often, where you live, or what you do for a living.
- And what does this lady do for a living to get a nickname like that?
- Children do not have free time, since they must help their families make a living.
- Many of the ballet artistes continue performing because it is too late for them to look to any other profession to make a living.
- The gift of a sheep will provide a small farming family with the means to make a living.
- On a very basic level, you seem ignorant of what you and I do for a living.
- Also, more than one in four Hispanic families earns a living below the national poverty level.
- Like their counterparts in the drug trade, the people smugglers seek to make a living from other people's misery.
- Before the family group stayed together and tried to make a living.
- Would that tell you how many partners I might have had, what TV shows I watch, and what I might do for a living?
2(style of life)vida femenino(area/space) (before noun) destinado a vivienda(conditions) de vidaclean/loose living — vida ordenada/disipada / disoluta
- too much good living had ruined his health — la buena vida había acabado con su salud
- those are their living quarters — ahí es donde viven
- we could use this for living quarters — podríamos destinar esto a vivienda
- Indoor living meets outdoor lifestyle on both levels of the house.
- Now confined to bed or a wheel chair, he was completely dependent on staff for all activities of daily living.
- The Resource Group for Deafened People plan to demonstrate how hearing appliances can make daily living easier.
- Other people may think that our habits of daily living are trivial and stupid, but to us they concern surviving as a person.
- She says communal living suits her better than any white picket fence in the suburbs could.
- For all the excitement of modern life on your doorstep, city centre living cannot be beaten.
- Lesson No 3: thrifty living means getting closer to your neighbourhood.
- Aches and pains and sore muscles are almost synonymous with sporting and recreational activities, and just day-to-day living.
- Our councils are already doing a fantastic job of developing lifestyle choices and active living.
- Standards of living and lifestyles also became very similar in rural and urban areas.
- The huge growth of inner-city apartment living has seen Port Jackson's enrolment soar in recent years.
- We then calculated degree of cognitive impairment, function in activities of daily living, and behavioural disturbances.
- She is the newest addition to the long list of star ambassadors preaching the benefits of healthy living.
3(people)the living — los vivos
- Ordained in 1675, Flamsteed received the income of the living of Burstow, Surrey from 1684.
- In 1560 he took holy orders, and the following year resigned his post at Ely Cathedral in order to take up a living at Doddington in the Isle of Ely.
- The second is the Black Death, in which half the livings in the Church changed hands - which tells one something about its impact.
- In 1487, eager to appease France, Pope Innocent VIII granted James III an ‘indult’, giving him the right to prefer to Scottish livings and higher Church posts.
- Edward was a younger son, and - after ordination - was given the living at Lowick.
- He first acquired the vicarage of Sutton-on-the-Forest, later gaining a second living at Stillington.
- Perhaps as many as 3,000 Anglican clergy lost their livings and had the Presbyterian form of church government survived, as it ultimately did in Scotland, the Anglicans would have finished up as dissenters.
1(creature/person) vivoSpain's greatest living painter — el pintor vivo más importante de España
- a living language — una lengua viva
- hewn from the living rock — tallado en la roca viva
- living fossil — fósil viviente
- They also had this machine that replicated food so that no living creature had to be killed to keep them alive.
- The biological information of a living organism is biological information.
- Because yeast is a living organism, it breathes, grows and changes over time.
- But once you have a living reproducing thing, you then have selection coming into play.
- Anyone who is among the living has hope - even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
- The garden was a living, breathing, creature that now seemed intent upon swallowing her up.
- I have a basic difficulty in forming a meaningful connection with any living creature who cannot communicate in coherent sentences.
- God makes fowl and whales and every living creature.
- For their sake, he made them all perish in the next instant, dying as quick as a living creature could possibly.
- For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
- He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
- It has nothing to do with the sex of a living creature.
- Druids believed that souls of the dead returned to their former homes to be entertained by the living.
- These enter the bodies of living creatures, but cannot be removed.
- The survivors often say God saved them but if he chose to save the living, did he choose to kill the lost?
- Biotechnology is the use of living organisms or biological substances to discover or produce therapeutic remedies.
- I sit beside a rockpool, watching the tiny shells of living creatures, hundreds of them, going about their lives.
- Luke 16, clearly illustrates that an impassable gulf separates the dead from the living.
- We suspect that the way we treat the bodies of the dead is inevitably linked to how we treat the bodies of the living.
- The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among the dead?
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