In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1error masculinoa bad mistake — un error garrafal
- a serious mistake — un grave error
- a spelling mistake — una falta de ortografía
- there must be some mistake — debe de haber algún error
- sorry, my mistake — lo siento, es culpa mía
- to make a mistake — equivocarse
- he made the mistake of telling them his address — cometió el error de darles su dirección
- she made a mistake in adding up the total — se equivocó al sumar el total
- we all make mistakes — todos cometemos errores
- anyone can make a mistake — cualquiera se puede equivocar
- the fourth child was a mistake — el cuarto niño fue un accidente
- She makes the mistake of assuming that Americans can not stop eating when served a large portion.
- Sure, we made a few mistakes along the way, but everybody makes them.
- And it is only natural that we will make some mistakes along the way.
- The danger in Iraq is repeating the biggest mistake - yielding to gradualism.
- After a while I realized the fatal mistake I had made, but I didn't cry.
- He performed well overall but did make the expected rookie mistakes now and then.
- People with great SAT scores go on to make the same stupid mistakes in their lives that we all make.
- She made the mistake of looking back at him, urging her to stay.
- Avoid the common mistake of falling through the poles.
- Samples are named, numbered and color-coded to make sure mistakes don't happen.
- He warned that they should not make the mistake of believing that they could shelve their responsibility.
- You know, mistakes happen in journalism, as they happen in the military.
- We can't make the mistake of assuming that everything is within our grasp.
- The simple truth is that terrible mistakes have been made.
- To suggest that embodied chemical properties can solve systemic institutional problems is to commit a serious category mistake.
- Because if you make decisions without proper precautions, you're bound to make costly mistakes in life.
- It seems that South Africa is condemned to repeat fatal mistakes that should have been learned from the past.
- As soon as he said this he realized his grave mistake and quickly looked away.
- Not making mistakes goes beyond turnovers, and the Colts simply made costly mistakes at the wrong times.
- Historians sometimes make the mistake of thinking that early modern religious dissent argues secularization.
1(confuse)to mistake sth/sb for sth/sb — confundir algo/a algn con algo/algn
- I mistook you for your sister — te confundí con tu hermana
- his attempts at conciliation may have been mistaken for weakness — puede ser que hayan interpretado su actitud conciliatoria como una señal de debilidad
- her shyness can be mistaken for rudeness — su timidez a veces parece grosería
- We'd talk for hours and I mistook this interest as genuinely concern, but then discovered she was also pregnant.
- Like the temperance movement, antiporn activism mistook a symptom of male dominance for the cause.
- A short woman in a baseball cap approaches me, apparently mistaking me for another snake aficionado.
- Mind you, people are often mistaking me for someone else.
- Nothing untoward, though one hapless guest mistook the cart path across the golf course for the exit drive.
- He apparently mistook it for one near a Jewish cemetery not far away.
- If I had to go inside, people would easily mistake me for Nick.
- And consequently, this is sometimes mistaken as not eating all that I should.
- I'm still sometimes mistaken for a student, so could I be next?
- People often mistook it for a girl's name.
- As I said above, people often mistake me for a 16 year old, even though I'm 25.
- We didn't always know where everyone else was, and sometimes mistook one another for the enemy.
- Schmidt apparently mistook ground fire for fire aimed at his flight leader.
- On the other front, Germans frequently mistook Soviet mortar barrages for aerial bombardments.
- Marine life sometimes mistake the bags for food and wind up choking to death.
- One describes how ill he felt when he mistook a large vat of gasoline for raspberry juice, guzzling the entire thing before making the realization.
- Survivorship bias involves mistaking what you see for what is really there.
- We mistook the governments of the countries for the countries themselves.
- I just wanted to emphasize: don't mistake your cat for a dog.
- We don't mistake it as a sign from God of an impending calamity.
2(fail to recognize, misinterpret)confundirit's impossible to mistake her style — su estilo es inconfundible
- you can't mistake it — es inconfundible
- there's no mistaking that voice! — ¡esa voz es inconfundible!
- there was no mistaking their enthusiasm — estaban entusiasmados, no cabe duda / sin lugar a dudas
- But he later denied the reports, saying the media mistook his remarks in a meeting with the leader.
- Well, often wildlife observers mistake what they are seeing.
- The marshal mistook the message, thinking the emperor wanted to sweep the whole province.
- The Tribunal mistook it, as I was directly responsible.
- You were rude to him, and I do think you mistook his motives.
- But to read for the lost arc is to mistake what this book is up to.
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