In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(fail to hit)the bullet just missed him — la bala le pasó rozando
- the bullet just missed his shoulder — la bala por poco le da en el hombro
- the car only just missed him — el coche por poco lo atropella
- Most of his flyswatter punches missed their mark or were blocked.
- As Henry went to leave the room, Jack reached for him but missed Henry's arm.
- But unfortunately for him, the bomb missed the target and exploded on the street.
- But one of our spies told us that our bombs seemed to be missing their targets a lot lately, more than he could account for.
- For some reason the attackers in the south appear to be very poor shots, and seem mostly to miss the target, failing to inflict any real damage.
- You were quite lucky it was deep enough to reach your heart but missed it entirely.
- You know how the crowd gasps when a player misses an important putt?
- His throwing of the ball is sensational and rarely misses the target intended.
- She lashed out at him now, her arms and legs flailing wildly, her kicks and punches missing their target by a considerable margin.
- She started throwing wild punches but missed every time as he maneuvered around them.
- The enemy bombs missed the target and the naval base was saved.
- Dale almost pulled a goal back on the hour when Kennedy took a wild swing at the back pass, missing it completely only for the ball to bobble wide to safety.
- Post-action photos told the Japanese they had missed the American carriers, the weapon they knew was the key to war at sea.
- Add to this eight passes that missed the receiver altogether and twice being in front of the kicker at the kick off.
- A beam of red-hot light seared past her, missing by mere inches.
- Even if a Japanese bomb missed its target, it was likely to find something worth blowing up.
- If the target is missed to the right, the drier boards allow the ball to hook more, also sending the ball to the pocket.
- Twice the big Englishman was presented with a gaping goal and the perfect ball but twice he somehow contrived to miss the target.
- The dust cleared to reveal the his punch missed Daniel's head by a hair and Daniel's hand had grabbed his face.
2(fail to experience)perderseI wouldn't have missed it for anything — no me lo hubiera perdido por nada (en el mundo)
- you didn't miss much — no te perdiste nada
- you've missed all the excitement — te has perdido lo mejor
- luckily, we missed the worst of the tornado — por suerte, nos salvamos de lo peor del tornado
- With the technology and experience at our disposal, it would be unforgivable to miss this historic opportunity.
- Labor missed the opportunity to cope with and prepare for globalization in the early 1970's when it began.
- It's a shame you Brits are missing out on this one.
- Would you be willing to share the details with all of us who love your humor but miss these chances to experience it first hand?
- He rarely misses an opportunity to remind me of in the fact that he is some years my junior!
- Yet the vice president's real missed opportunity came in the Democratic-trending Northeast.
- Our lives are too brief to miss out on such delights.
- If you don't know who your high value customers are, you may be missing opportunities.
- They'd missed out on the steam engine and virtually every other scientific and industrial advance.
- The anti-war protests had been organised as an opportunity for those who missed out on the 1.5 million strong march in London last month.
- He never misses the opportunity to put across the views of grass roots farmers to the major decision makers.
- But I think people are really missing an opportunity here.
- Looking back, are there any opportunities you missed out on that you can see now but didn't realize then?
- I urge you to not to miss the chance to experience one of the world's premier guitarists up close at a local venue.
- Of course there's one place that never misses an opportunity to party!
- Essentially, Bruce is discontented with nearly everything in his life, and rarely misses an opportunity to complain about it.
- She's fiercely proud of her roots there and never misses an opportunity to promote her native place.
- Youngsters won't want to miss a chance to meet Father Christmas and pass on that top-secret information: what they want for Christmas.
- The First Minister never misses an opportunity to talk about what he calls ‘the great game’.
- If they moved away, they lost rights to cheaper education and missed out on job opportunities.
3(fail to attend)faltar aI've never missed a day's work — nunca he faltado al trabajo
- you missed your appointment with the doctor — no vino a la cita con el doctor
- I forgot all about the meeting and missed it — se me pasó totalmente ir a la reunión
- I missed the party — me perdí la fiesta
- He's expected to miss the rest of the playoffs due to arthroscopic surgery.
- Those who miss any of the episodes can watch them on Fridays.
- This way the student who misses class for a field trip or a university sponsored event is not penalized as long as said student is regular in attendance the rest of the semester.
- University courses are routinely recorded and put online for students who miss class or for those who cannot afford to attend full time.
- The class meets five times all semester and supposedly if you miss one class you fail.
- Students who miss classes will often borrow another student's notes, presumably on the assumption that any notes are better than none.
- He is expected to miss the remainder of the British flat season.
- He was expected to miss the first two matches, against Sri Lanka on Thursday and India on Saturday, but it looks as though he may face an even longer lay-off.
- On top of this, he also breaks his promise of no contact after Terry misses her date at the Empire State Building.
- I'll ask how a student who misses class follows up on the absence.
- Now school officials are faced with the task of tracking down students who missed classes.
- Sutton will be without their try-scoring machine, winger Will Newman, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
- The whole school would come out and participate in what was an excuse to miss class.
- I fell asleep and missed it, after watching the whole series up to now.
- However, those students who miss classes will forfeit their right to a grant.
- Though this student had missed a few classes, she cited no health or family crisis.
- Earlier today, headteachers warned they would take a tough line on pupils who missed school to attend the demonstration.
- This time slot allows leaders to attend without missing other important sessions during the week.
- Students who miss a class for any reason are required to complete all in-class assignments for that day outside of class.
- As a recent survey of seven universities shows, 80 per cent of students say they are not to blame if they miss classes.
4(fail to catch)(flight/plane/bus/train) perderI missed her in the crowd — había tanta gente que no la vi
- we missed each other — no nos vimos
- to miss the boat / bus — perder el tren
- The scheme includes a pledge that if a passenger misses a bus because it is running more than one minute early they will be able to claim back a free ticket.
- For the last week I've found myself in a bit of bother getting to work on time because I keep missing my bus.
- After a few more passes, she missed the ball, and it bounced off behind her.
- Havlat scored into an open net after Swedish defenseman Marcus Ragnarsson missed a pass in his end.
- As a consequence, he missed his helicopter ride to Bolton.
- Apparently, a ways back, one of their players was bit by the wolf after missing a pass and rolling out of bounds.
- Well, if you let me see your ticket, I'll make sure you two girls get on the right train so you don't miss your ferry.
- I had just missed the direct bus, but one with an easy transfer soon came along.
- My cohort whispered a few things conspiratorially to me about how if I had missed the ferry, all I'd have to do is pay them to let me go, and then I was out.
- I had just missed some vehicles which were going to Mporokoso and so I had to jump on a private light truck.
- He talked of how the Kottayam bus stand reminded him of his mimicry days, since he even used to sleep there, after having missed the last bus to Kochi.
- This unnamed reporter found that he had just missed the mail boat carrying letters from America to Britain.
- I kept most of them in 5 minutes or so, but they were all whining about missing their buses so I had to let them go.
- Dozing off, he wakes up to find that he has missed the latest bus.
- Krista misses the bullet pass and the pro-sized foot ball ricochets off the far fence and into the gutter.
- I arrived at the Sofia bus station early Friday evening with a Bulgarian friend of mine and, of course, missed the first bus.
- I ran back up the hill to the bus stop, but there was no bus; I decided to walk to the next stop and missed a bus when I was half-way between the two stops.
- I even scored on the next play when the first baseman missed the throw from third.
- The morning started with groans - Neil about his face and jaw, me because I'd missed my bus to Edinburgh and didn't feel very clever.
- Because she missed the shuttle bus home, he brought her to his dorm, thinking it would not be safe to let a young woman spend a whole night in a bar.
- Although Clifton Bridge is not on the route he is likely to have taken to catch his bus, he often went to stay with a friend in Clifton if he missed the last bus home.
- I ended up missing my bus so i decided to go to the library and do some math.
- For example, there might be occasions when an executive had been late at the airport and narrowly missed a flight.
- ‘Only yesterday I nearly missed the ferry and had to pedal like a lunatic to get on,’ he laughed.
- Thomas missed a back pass from Danny Brewster and Morris simply rolled the ball over the line from an angle.
- Just a few days ago, he didn't offer a ride to a teenage church member who missed his school bus.
5(overlook, fail to notice)you missed three wrong spellings — se te pasaron (por alto) tres faltas
- we missed the turning — nos pasamos (de donde deberíamos haber doblado)
- I missed cleaning one window — se me pasó limpiar una ventana
- you can't miss it — no tiene pérdida
- you've missed a bit — te quedó un pedacito sin pintar (/ limpiar etc. )
- he never misses my birthday — nunca se olvida de mi cumpleaños
6(fail to hear, understand)(cue/remark) no oírsorry, I missed that — perdona, no te oí
- she doesn't miss a thing — no se le escapa una
- I think you've missed the point — me parece que no has entendido
- he missed the true significance of this — no captó / se le escapó el verdadero significado de esto
- Was it possible that Israeli intelligence could have missed something as important as this?
- I closed my left eye and roamed the streets with my rifle, not missing a single movement over hours of watching.
- Don't miss the point of this: it's to scare anyone out of uttering any criticism.
- We miss the point that the point of listening is just to listen.
- Diana barely listened and missed the knowing looks passed between Emily and Virginia.
- Both referee Dunn and his linesman missed the contact and Henry was furious.
- The critics who protest that he hasn't consulted the most recent speculations on the origins of life miss the point.
- Much of the debate around online, even alternative online, media in Australia continues to miss the point.
- For some reason I miss the turn off for the country train arrivals.
- But these sorts of arguments miss the point, which is that these guys are doing what we want them to.
- What Matt said in his last statement contains some good points but a lot of folks still miss the point about globalization.
- For you to not take any of that seriously is to completely miss the point.
- To dwell on this, however, would be to miss the point.
- I stand by every word - I really do think the Tories have made a stupid mistake, and that they still miss the point about what they need to do.
- But scientists involved in the studies say such interpretations of their research miss the point.
- But the commentary has also largely missed what seems to me a deeper point.
- The body of a man found in a canal is that of a missing student, police confirmed today.
- But pitying her as an icon of suffering would miss the point.
- Now that this fact has sporadically appeared in media coverage, many people are still missing a very important point.
- Because we miss these things in passing, we come to think they are not there, or are not important.
- I thought that I had missed something and therefore contacted Caldera for a quick product update.
7(chance) perder(chance) dejar pasarto miss one's vocation — errar la vocación
- to miss one's footing — tropezar
- he missed the rope and fell — no logró asirse de la cuerda y cayó
8(avoid)(crowds/rush/town) evitarif we take Garden State Parkway, we miss New York altogether — si vamos por Garden State Parkway nos evitamos pasar por Nueva York
- he missed death by inches — por poco se mata
- to miss -ing
- he just missed getting soaked — por poco se empapa
- I managed to miss hearing the whole story again — logré escaparme / librarme de que me lo contara otra vez
9(regret absence of)echar de menosextrañar América LatinaI miss you (terribly) — te echo (muchísimo) de menos
- to miss -ing
- I miss going for walks in the country — echo de menos mis paseos por el campo
- I miss working with you — echo de menos trabajar contigo
- He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
- She didn't mind that, but she sorely missed just being by herself, alone with her thoughts.
- Melanie held him in her embrace, savoring the feel of her arms around him, a feel she'd missed the last month.
- He will be sadly missed and greatly mourned by his sorrowing family and friends.
- Both men will be sadly missed by their families and friends.
- I enjoy it when you touch me, but I'm not sure if that's just because I miss physical contact.
- Rangers fans cannot be expected to miss something they have never had.
- He will be sadly missed by his devoted family and many friends.
- He was a loving member of our family and will be sorely missed by both family and friends.
- I had missed seeing the familiar faces and how everyone called each other neighbor.
- A generous and good natured person, she was a lovely neighbour and friend and she will be very sadly missed by her family and close friends.
- She will be sadly missed by her family and close friends.
- Ok, I missed the bread and coffee but it still went down well.
- She missed seeing his bright smile that would bring one to everyone's face.
- I miss contact with the German woman who printed and distributed 5 copies of my essays to her friends.
- I miss eye contact, facial expressions and seeing the natural world in all its glorious colour and detail.
- I haven't seen him since August, when he ended it and I miss the jerk.
- I really, really miss the smell of bread baking.
- Old stock of the area, he will be sadly missed by family members and friends.
- We hope that she's alive, but we really miss just seeing her, knowing what's going on.
- She will be sadly missed by her family, relatives and friends.
- Yes, I still craved my bread and missed my orange juice.
- Definitely, because although he likes his job with England there are only about eight or nine games a year and I think he misses the day-to-day contact you get from club football.
- He will be sadly missed and deeply mourned by his sorrowing family.
- He was a great character and a marvellous storyteller and will be sadly missed by his family, neighbours and many friends.
- He will be sadly missed by his family, relatives and friends.
- Tell them I miss having a supportive crowd, and I miss the laughs.
- Personally, I would miss my girls too much if I gave it up.
- I miss those summer nights escaping from the heat in my back office at Lakeview.
- People miss their families, that's just natural - but it is part of Army life.
- She is sorely missed by her family, her colleagues, and her friends throughout the world.
- Several times throughout the night I wished I could become a hermit, before realizing how I would miss human contact.
- She will be sadly missed by her family, neighbours and friends.
- He will be sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.
- He will be sadly missed by his family, numerous nieces and nephews, and many, many friends he has made throughout the years.
- I put my hand on his chest and pushed him away from me a little, immediately missing the contact.
- Brian will be sadly missed by his family and close friends.
- I must say that though I miss the contact with friends, I'm not really missing my London life at the moment.
- Harry twisted his hands together in his lap, already missing the contact.
- I'll miss the day-to-day contact with students.
10(notice absence of)echar en faltaechar de menoswhen did you first miss the necklace? — ¿cuándo echaste en falta / de menos el collar?
- come on, you won't miss five dollars — dale ¿que más te dan cinco dólares?
- Jim Lauchlan's absence was not missed as Sean Hessey also kept it tight in the middle.
- We hadn't missed the money we were paying the lawn service, but we noticed it when we stopped.
- so king is out of pocket. like thatcher he is probably wealthy enough not to miss the money, but for a short period of time he has lost again!
- That's the thing the media has never asked: didn't you miss the money?
- I traced it on his computer, I can get into it with a bit of effort, and because he's dead he'll never miss the money and sound the alarm.
1(marksman) errar el tiro(marksman) fallar(bullet) no dar en el blancomissed! — ¡(le) erraste (/ erró etc. )!
2coloquial(fail)fallarshe sends a card every year, she never misses — manda una tarjeta todos los años sin falta / manda una tarjeta todos los años, nunca falla
1(failure to hit)fallo masculinoshe had two unlucky misses — erró el tiro dos veces por mala suerte
- to give sth a miss
- I'd give that restaurant a miss if I were you — yo que tú no pisaría ese restaurante
- I think I'll give swimming a miss this afternoon — creo que esta tarde voy a pasar de ir a nadar
- a miss is as good as a mile — de casi no se muere nadie
1Miss(as title)señorita femeninocan I introduce Miss (Jane) Smith — permítanme presentarles a la señorita (Jane) Smith
- Miss World — Miss Mundo
- the Misses Johnson — las señoritas (de) Johnson
- Miss Elizabeth — (in US: matron) doña Elizabeth
- Some organisations decide to give all women the title Miss unless they are known to be married and prefer the more traditional Mrs.
- The New York Times, for example, stopped using titles like Mrs and Miss with the names of women.
- When I came to the ‘title’ field I asked was it Mrs., Miss or Ms. She laughed and said ‘It's Doctor, actually’.
- Roy held his hand out to Sydney again, ‘Excuse me, I didn't catch you're name before, Miss…?’
- Hello Mister and Misses customer, how may I help you two today?
- Whoever it was had called her Adaela before; they knew her name and used it familiarly, without any prefix of Lady, or even Miss or Mistress.
- Myself and a girl named Blanche Jackson used to tend Miss Appleby's garden in Millfield Road.
- Good morning, Misses Wessons and Mister Linwood.
- He accepts meeting Miss A outside work but denied any improper conduct took place.
- The best part about tomorrow will be when Miss (name withheld to protect the innocent) comes to collect her brand new convertible car.
2Missseñoritaplease, Miss, I know the answer — yo lo sé, señorita
- excuse me, Miss — perdone, señorita
- It's all about education, education, education - and by the way, Miss, the dog ate my homework?
- "Oh, I'm sure he did, Miss", Jenny replied solemnly, but her grin only grew wider.
- My impertinent classmate chimed in: ‘What, Miss, is a good mark for a parachute packer?’
- Thursday brought awkward questions from the kids, such as ‘Why do we have wars, Miss?’
- To those who stay, all instructors will be addressed as Mister or Miss.
3anticuado(young girl)jovencita femeninoa cheeky/pretty little miss — una descarada/guapa jovencita
- It is at this site that I found the young miss pictured here.
- ‘Well hello, young miss,’ a man who looked to be in his late years greeted with a smile.
- I turn to the birthday boy's niece: a carefully made up young miss in a matching pink crocheted cap and poncho.
- I spoke only half in jest when I said that the young miss might tell us something of history.
- Then with a smile, he looked over at her and said, ‘Young miss, would you explain it to me?’
- I believe that you had better get back to your mistress, young miss.
- A very young miss handed him a bouquet of flowers, which he accepted with a broad smile.
- Anyway, if the young miss above should visit, she'd fit right in!
- This young miss was eliminated on Eliminations night once more.
- But now, young miss, we need to get you back on your feet and get you moving.
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