In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Deporteboxing/wrestling match — match de boxeo/de lucha libre masculino
- football/hockey match — partido de fútbol/de hockey
- to have a shouting match — pelearse a gritos / a voces
- And, no matter what the sport, we all know that over a five match series the better team will win.
- Because the kick-off of the game was delayed it was too dark to play extra time and the match is to be replayed.
- I had sensed some nerves in the camp before the game, our first match in competition in two years.
- Few can have sympathy for a team who starts a match as if they are already one up.
- Each team will play five matches from tomorrow until Monday with the final scheduled for next Tuesday.
- He came back for four matches in the final games of the season and just squeezed in enough games to qualify for a title medal.
- There can't be many stadiums full to the rafters every week even though their team has lost six matches in a row.
- There is no place in this distinctive genre for the football team, the cricket match or the game of bowls.
- The clubs have started a mutual war of nerves, accusing each other of fixing matches and corrupting referees.
- He said the team was playing training matches with local clubs to help it tune up for the tournament.
- The winners of their respective matches will contest the final, while the losers will play off for the bronze medal.
- It is becoming increasingly frustrating to witness teams forfeiting matches for one reason or the other.
- The World Cup final is a match that touches almost every country in some way.
- We had worked so hard on team matches and winning really made us feel that the hard work paid off.
- Another worrying factor is the appointment of referees to officiate in matches involving teams from their own backyards.
- We entertained ourselves with a talent show, boxing matches and tug-of-war duels.
- I have seen teams win gruelling matches through good goal kicking.
- Such was their dominance over the visitors, had it been a boxing match, the referee would have stopped the contest in the first half.
- All games were keenly contested and several matches were decided on tiebreakers.
- The players will be split into four teams for matches.
2(equal)to be a/no match for sb — estar/no estar a la altura de algn
- she's more than a match for you — te puede dar guerra
- However, the lack of experience was no match for the exuberance of youth.
- Despite some very good performances, they were no match for the strength of the local side.
- I resisted as best I could, but I was no match for the three of them, who dragged me to the water and threw me into the surf.
- These vexed machines with their built in obsolescence are no match for me.
- Corporate greed and power are eventually no match for this woman's determination to set things right.
- The satyr, drunken as he is, is no match for the heavyweight nymphs.
- Special care may have to be taken to ensure that he enjoys the company of his classmates, who are likely to be no match for him.
- Intelligence and honesty are sometimes no match for comfortable habits of thought.
- I feared for a dog that would be no match for the thuggish birds.
- In the end, truth is no match for economics and a misguided vision of self-preservation.
- The pen may be mightier than the sword - but it's no match for a boxer's fist.
- She is no match for her husband either in stature or in qualities and accepts her lot with resignation.
- The poorly-armed soldiers prove to be no match for the battle mad Vikings.
- Our fast feet are no match for opponents on longboards, who tag us almost immediately.
- She knew she was no match for his strength.
- The cold was no match for these paragons of athletic prowess and goodwill.
- In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations.
- It is cheap and strangely enjoyable, but no match for a genuine blockbuster.
- Seeing she was no match for the animal in this grapple, the mother extended her hand into the bear's mouth.
- The giant tried to stop him at first, but his size and strength were no match for William's.
3(sth similar)it's not exactly the same color, but it's a good match — no es exactamente el mismo color, pero es bastante parecido
- they are a good match — hacen buena pareja
- that shirt is a perfect match for my suit — esa camisa va / queda perfecta con mi traje
- it's not a good match — no queda bien
4.1dated (marriage)boda femeninocasamiento masculinoshe made a good match — se casó bien
- He took her by storm and the match was the marriage of the year, that Hollywood would only experience in that time.
4.2dated (marriage prospect)partido masculinoa good match — un buen partido
- She had always encouraged the infatuation, saying that the pair were a perfect match.
- Marriages usually result from family introductions, if not outright matches.
- Many matches and marriages came out of working in the factory.
- These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.
1(equal)igualarI'll match any offer he makes — estoy dispuesto a igualar cualquier oferta que él haga
- we have nothing to match their new line — no tenemos nada equiparable a su nueva línea
- I can't match him at tennis — no estoy a su altura en tenis
- she can more than match him for intelligence — no le va a la zaga en cuanto a inteligencia
- This sensitivity about representing race is not matched by an equal sensitivity about representing class.
- I tried a couple of shots to see if I could record what I saw today but the results didn't match my vision.
- But then his intellectual brilliance is matched by his enigmatic personality - you can't be sure what he's really up to.
- The allure of the strapline was usually matched by the quality of the content.
- Their skills increased as they trained and soon Raymond's people matched warriors of the other village.
- They found that the couples whose expectations matched their relationship skills were most satisfied.
- It should be as light and as strong as possible, and its size should match your body and strength.
- The quality of the hot dog is matched by the quality of the toppings.
- For six weeks, the results on the field matched the hype off it.
- So, in many ways, the results didn't match the symbolism that he obviously enjoyed.
- The selfishness of fame seekers is only matched by the personal cost they have to pay for the fame they seek.
- Sadly this tough talk is not matched by results.
- McCarthy's perceived influence among his peers is matched by his personal popularity.
- His continually moronic, arrogant behaviour has meant that his results have never matched the drivel that comes out of his mouth.
- He would have brushed me off, made me answer for my tone - but not argued with me, not matched me shout for shout.
- Often they don't bother to announce rises at all, and when they do the result rarely matches the hike to the base rate the Bank of England has announced.
- The power of the press to cause panic was matched by their equal power to quell the imbalance they had caused.
- Her beautiful looks and elegant acting were matched by rich tone, expressiveness, and virtuoso technique, which can be heard in her recordings.
- Can't we pick people with a keener sense of how their strengths match the demands of the role?
- The whiskey beat his expectations but didn't match his own collection.
2.1(correspond to)ajustarse acorresponder adoes it match the description? — ¿se ajusta / corresponde a la descripción?
- it doesn't match our client's specifications — no se ajusta a las especificaciones de nuestro cliente
- The speech pattern, which mimics the sound of his playing, has a distinctive modular tone that matches the rhythm.
- They were not the usual fluff that is true for anyone but closely matched his personal life.
- Foundation should match your skin tone as closely as possible; powder should match your foundation.
- The failure of both sides of his face to act in unison shows that his real feelings don't match up with the image he is putting across to the public.
- Now people have matching furniture, and kitchen gadgets, and pictures on the walls.
- We'll read a few of them next week and see if what you wrote matches what, in fact, he said.
- Choose a color or pattern that either matches or complements your suit.
- The honeyed brown of the truck matched her skin tone perfectly, and it was leathery soft.
- Nothing matches, and the colours are sharp enough to pierce your retina.
- As long as it matches your personal style and the rest of your outfit, you'll look great.
- And if you're going to go blonde try to make sure it matches your skin tone.
- The synthetic skin didn't quite match his normal skin tone but that was the only indication that it was artificial.
- These statements, as it happens, match observed facts at the scene of the killing.
- In short, the stock is creating its own filler, and the resulting color matches perfectly.
- One is that it could provide sick people with matching organs or tissues.
- I'm very proud; the ambery colour I picked matches just right the base I already had.
- In other words, match the tanner shade to your skin tone rather than the colour you would like to be.
- At least, she can wear matching pyjamas to blend in with their colours.
- My eyes looked flat, dead, though I was crying, and my tone matched my eyes.
- The woman was brunette and had a plum evening gown on with matching make-up and a coordinating flower and feather in a bun on the base of her neck.
2.2(harmonize with)hacer juego conit matches my shoes — hace juego con mis zapatos
2.3(make correspond, find equivalent for)she dyed the curtains to match the rug — tiñó las cortinas del mismo color que la alfombra
- I have trouble matching names to faces — me cuesta acordarme de los nombres de la gente
- match the words with the pictures — encuentra la palabra que corresponda a cada dibujo
- to be well matched — ser muy parejos
2.4matching present participle(socks/bedclothes) haciendo juego(bedclothes/socks) a juego EspañaI wore a skirt and matching jacket — me puse una falda y una chaqueta haciendo juego
- We put together an unprecedented ground operation, but it was matched by the zealots on the right.
- There was no outright winner but 12 people matched three numbers.
- Pin two sections together, matching the squares; stitch between the squares.
- They simply seem like two oddly matched adults, thrown together.
- Are there people you want to read solo whom you'd like less if they were matched up with some appropriate co-bloggers?
- My answers were matched with those of people who were happy and successful in certain jobs.
- When pieces are stolen and smuggled out, sometimes blocks of fossils are matched together mistakenly.
- Our role is to place them in the most appropriate position, matching the candidate's skills to those required by the client.
- How do you go about matching the appropriate celebrity with the clients?
- Tape the two vinyl sections firmly together after they are matched so they won't move when you cut them.
- She had a gift for getting people to work together and she could always match the right person to the right job.
- Use wire nuts to fasten the two ends together, matching the color-coded wires.
- The biggest problem was matching cars with people, most of whom wanted one-way rentals out of airports.
- Here, the game of matching his name to the appropriate subject can be astonishingly easy.
- Each rider is matched with a horse of the appropriate weight and height, but they are all at ease with teaching people who have never ridden before.
3.1(compare)cotejarcompararto match sth against sth — cotejar / comparar algo con algo
3.2(put in competition with)to match sth/sb against sth/sb
- he matched his strength against his brother's — midió su fuerza con la de su hermano
- I wouldn't match him against the champion — yo no lo enfrentaría al campeón
- While on the field of play both teams were evenly matched.
- From the very beginning, the teams were evenly matched.
- He was even matched against - and beat - the toughest cage fighters in the world in America.
- Two very evenly matched teams traded score for score in the third quarter.
- Having drawn the first game it took extra time in this replay to separate what were two evenly matched teams.
- In games like this where the stakes are so high, I think when the teams are evenly matched it can go either way.
- This was an exciting game between two evenly matched teams.
- The two teams are evenly matched in this series, and what will separate them is strategy.
- The two teams were evenly matched trading points early on.
- The two periods of extra time also failed to separate these two evenly matched teams but one wonders how.
- The teams are evenly matched as they have split their games so far this year.
- I will stare down the pack of cigarettes, matching wits and strength against tobacco.
- An indication as to how evenly matched these two teams were is evidenced in the fact that both teams only registered one point each in the opening quarter.
- Both teams came with the spirit of competition and were evenly matched with the skills displayed by all participants.
- He can be effective in the slot when he's matched against nickel cornerbacks who can't get their hands on him.
- We are evenly matched so we have to hope we want it more on the night.
- This was a lively game of football with two evenly matched teams who played some good football in slippery conditions.
- No good or exciting game can be played without the participation of two good evenly matched teams.
- The teams were evenly matched and shared the lead throughout the match.
- It was a titanic struggle between two evenly matched teams.
1(go together)(colors/clothes) hacer juego(colors/clothes) combinar(clothes/colors) pegar coloquiala coat and a scarf to match — un abrigo y una bufanda haciendo juego
- a demanding job with a salary to match — un trabajo que exige mucho con un salario acorde
1(for fire)fósforo masculinocerilla femenino Españacerillo masculino México América Centralto strike / light a match — encender / prender un fósforo (or una cerilla etc.)
- a box of matches — una caja de fósforos (or cerillas etc.)
- He poured some of the gas on the trash, struck a match, and soon the fire roared.
- I struck a match and lit a candle and put it in the green glass dish and I went into the kitchen.
- He struck a match and the objects on the mantelpiece threw brief shadows on the wall.
- It was he who struck a match and carried out the dramatic unmasking of the villain.
- I got up, and while doing so struck a match to ignite the overhead oxygen.
- He lit a match and warmed the foil until the powder liquified.
- It was sort of cool that night so I went up into the house, struck a match and lit the heater.
- He struck a match and turned on the gas fire stove, placing a greased pan on the fire.
- After several attempts and most of the matches, she lit a small fire.
- After counting them, and returning the bag, he found a match and lit a small fire.
- He threw petrol in my car as I was sitting in it and he struck a match and threw it at the car.
- He took part in training sessions and even played for short periods in some matches.
- She struck a match on the rough side of the box, and quickly threw the burning stick onto the first bush.
- Then he lit a match, and began igniting the shreds in the cup as he breathed in through the tube.
- They have to catch and prepare their own food, light a fire without matches and build a shelter.
- Nama struck a match and its head went into flames, then she took it and lit a small lantern in the middle of the room.
- He tried to light up his matches to put his shoes on fire and explode.
- Take great care not to light fires, or even to discard matches or cigarette ends in areas where there is a danger of fire spreading.
- Little kids like myself were handed matches and told to light the candles.
- She positioned some sticks, and lit a fire with matches in her pocket, and sat down to warm up.
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