In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(additional number, amount)másI need more time — necesito más tiempo
- would you like some more? — ¿quieres más?
- they didn't ask any more questions — no hicieron más preguntas
- there'll be no more talking — se acabó la charla
- they plan to build a lot more houses — piensan construir muchas más casas
- how much more flour should I put in? — ¿cuánta harina más tengo que agregarle?
- how many more people have to die? — ¿cuántos más tienen que morir?
- for more information call 387351 — para mayor información llamar al 38-73-51
- you could do with a bit more exercise — deberías hacer un poco más de ejercicio
- I have just one more question — tengo una sola pregunta más
- wait ten more minutes — espera diez minutos más
- more and more people are becoming dissatisfied — cada vez hay más gente insatisfecha
- the more money you earn, the more tax you have to pay — cuanto más dinero se gana, (tantos) más impuestos hay que pagar
2(in comparisons)másI eat more meat than you — yo como más carne que tú
- I read more than I used to — leo más que antes
1(additional number, amount)másthey always want more — siempre quieren más
- let's say no more about it — no hablemos más del asunto
- toys, games and much, much more — juguetes, juegos y muchísimas cosas más
- how much/many more do you want? — ¿cuánto/cuántos más quieres?
- what more could you possibly want? — ¿qué más puedes pedir / quieres?
- the more she eats, the thinner she gets — cuanto más come, más adelgaza
- have you anything more to say? — ¿tiene algo más que decir?
- more of the snow has melted — se ha derretido más nieve
- I'd like to see more of my children — me gustaría ver a mis hijos más a menudo
- Frequently magnificent, ‘Blue Eyed in the Red Room’ offers up more with every listen.
- We don't want a two-tier service where the rich can pay more for better facilities.
- Anything to generate more trade is positive but it depends how much disruption there is.
- If only there were more than 24 hours in a day; if only you could buy yourself a bit more time.
- The more you shout, the higher you jump, the bigger your hat, the more people listen to your music.
- What I know is that they want to increase tax on rich people to spend more on pensions.
- We are all positive and there is a lot more of a professional attitude around the whole team.
- Income tax is the fairest and most efficient way of paying for common services because the rich pay more.
- I got confirmation from him today that there were no more than 600 or 700 signatures.
- How much more of this do we have to put up with?
- Choosing your language more carefully will mean more people will listen to you.
- At least 100,000 tried to survive on no more than a bowl of soup a day, often boiled from straw.
- Baxter spent four more weeks writing another letter.
- But ballet was more structured and I'm more of a free spirit, so I liked skating the most.
- So the good news for the company is that more customers are positive about the merger than before.
- Lunch or dinner for two with wine and great bread, costs no more than 30 euros.
- The bad news is that we're going to have to dig extremely deep to buy more space.
- Any worker forced to work more than 48 hours would be able to take their employer to a tribunal.
- The far reaches of the parking lot were no more than about fifty feet from the building.
- Namibia should be able to grow and produce much more than what is currently the case.
2(in comparisons)másyou eat more than me — tú comes más que yo
- it won't cost more than $10 — no costará más de diez dólares
- no more than 20 people were present — no había más de 20 personas
- we had four more than we needed — nos sobraron cuatro
- there's more to life than politics — hay cosas más importantes en la vida que la política
- there are more of us than them — somos más que ellos
- my brother is more of a businessman than I am — mi hermano tiene mucha más idea para los negocios que yo
1.1(to greater extent)másyou watch television more than I do — tú ves más televisión que yo
- I couldn't agree more — estoy totalmente de acuerdo
- I don't go there any more than I have to — no voy ahí más de lo necesario
- I admired his courage the more for my own fear — el hecho de sentir yo miedo me hacía admirar aún más su valor
- they tried to take it from her, but she clung to it all the more — intentaron quitárselo, pero ella se aferró aún más a él
- I've been more than fair with you — he sido más que justo contigo
- she no more sat for Picasso than I did — esa posó para Picasso tanto como yo
- I was more than a little surprised by your attitude — tu actitud me sorprendió bastante
- The music world has more than made its presence felt in the past few weeks.
- City more than matched the league leaders for an hour and could count themselves unlucky not to be in front.
- Why are some social groups able to influence the political agenda more than others?
- Cologne went two goals down and had Moses Sichone sent off for foul play after little more than half an hour.
- Perhaps the people around them should have listened more to the doubts that they did express.
- Councillors were also listening more to carers, users and the public in general.
- Amazingly, Alan has never sat any training exams but his experience more than makes up for that.
- We sat some more, listening to the jukebox which was playing some really remarkable tat.
- He also accused Labour of privatising public services more than the Tories did.
- Lee plans to step away from the management of the company, leaving it in the hands of Harris, so he can focus more on his art.
1.2máscould you please speak more clearly? — ¿podría hacer el favor de hablar más claro?
- more often — más a menudo
- the more experienced of the two candidates — el candidato con más experiencia de los dos
- this made her all the more determined — esto la afirmó aún más en su resolución
- I just find blues to be a lot more rewarding to listen to then a lot of contemporary bands.
- You could simply use water, but stock makes the soup richer and more heart-warming.
- They happily collaborate with the elite in the richer and more powerful states.
- On a slightly more positive note, at least I managed to get most of my Christmas shopping done.
- You might open the discussion by saying that you have unusually acute hearing, and you'd appreciate it if they made an effort to speak more softly.
- Linking private with public lives makes for a richer but also a more complex picture.
- We often find that longer words convey subtler and more finely nuanced meanings.
- Moreover, reviews are more likely to have dramatic findings if their methods are weak.
- The tone of what he said that was far more important, far more significant, than the words he used.
- Saleem said music helped young people to be more aware of important issues.
- Perhaps a more responsible attitude might then be shown by future generations.
- You may find it more satisfying to listen to their early albums rather than this anthology.
- Are girls more intelligent than boys during puberty?
- I should have been listening more carefully when my old grampy was telling me what shares to buy.
- The feel is of something nimbler and more complex, carefully presented in a charming space.
- Basically, the rich are more likely to go to university and therefore they are the ones who have to fork out.
- On land, there was a rich flora in the more rainy regions to provide swamp and forest coverage.
- He managed to convey a more vivid sense of what life in the 1980s was like for aspiring artists.
- Try to have a more positive attitude; it will make you seem more confident and therefore more attractive.
- Think how much more important education is for our children then it was for us.
- Moreover, their impact is often more obvious and tangible than it was in an earlier era.
2(again, longer)másonce/twice more — una vez/dos veces más
- I don't eat meat any more — ya no como carne
- we slept, then talked some more — dormimos, luego hablamos otro poco
- Yet here he is once more, looking as ferociously hard as ever albeit with a few more teeth.
- There was silence once more and after a few minutes the pair fell asleep.
- She is gone, and we shall never see her more.
- Shaking my head, I looked out of the window once more.
3(rather)it's more an encyclopedia than a dictionary — es más una enciclopedia que un diccionario
- I was more surprised than anything — me causó más que nada sorpresa
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