In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in time)(talking about the future) próximo(talking about the past) siguienteI'll see you next month/Thursday — nos vemos el mes/el jueves que viene / el mes/el jueves próximo
- the next Thursday she didn't see him — el jueves siguiente no lo vio
- the matter will be/was discussed at the next meeting — el asunto se tratará en la próxima reunión/se trató en la reunión siguiente
- I'll ask him (the) next time I see him — se lo preguntaré la próxima vez que lo vea
- the next few days will be very hectic — los próximos días van a ser muy agitados
- the week after next — la semana que viene no, la otra / la siguiente
- I'll have been here two months next Tuesday — el martes que viene hará dos meses que estoy aquí
- she died 100 years ago next month — el mes que viene se cumplen 100 años de su muerte
- the hearing will continue Monday next — la vista se reanudará el próximo lunes
- the (very) next person to speak will be sent out — al próximo que hable lo echo de la clase
- A final decision will be taken next March following a further review of the proposals.
- They are expected to leap again next month following the release of the Hollywood film of the book.
- Dairy farmers will get the chance to discuss the future of the sector with leading industry figures next month.
- The first beef dishes are now on the menu, with lamb due to follow next month when in peak condition.
- Maguire said he had no immediate plans but would be considering his future over the next few months.
- This review is ongoing, and a major study into the future of the four dairy plants is due next March.
- Proposals on the future of Devizes Hospital will not be published until next June.
- I hope those who meet to consider York's future next month reflect on this salutary tale.
- I just hope the boys in blue are able to succeed like they want to next Saturday.
- He met her at Gwalior and told her they would proceed to Bhind the next morning.
- The bow of Dauntless will follow that of Daring next May, with Diamond at the end of 2006.
- Much more is to follow, given that next month will mark the 27th anniversary of the coup.
- She did speak out when she went to the hospital the next morning and went to the police.
- Their future will depend on the result of Wasps' game next weekend in the European Cup final.
- This code provided the model for all subsequent regulations over the next four centuries.
- A meeting of trustees will be held at the Bird in Hand next Friday to discuss the future and take the decision to close.
- UK Coal says it will make a decision on Selby's future within the next two months.
- A fresh bottle was delivered the next morning followed by a batch of three later in the day.
- All four will learn their fate later next Thursday following a trial at Bradford Crown Court.
- Earlier, the final was put off to the next morning following a spell of thunderstorm.
2(in position)siguienteI'm getting off at the next stop — me bajo en la próxima / la siguiente parada
- the nearest station is in the next village — la estación más cercana queda en el pueblo de al lado
- it's the next door on the left — es la puerta siguiente a mano izquierda
- take the next turning on the right — tome la próxima / la siguiente a la derecha
- There should be open cavities at either end to allow room for the next person's thoughts.
- The next chapter in Zorn's musical biography is also one of the most surprising.
- You collect three of these cards, and you get a free large pizza with your next order.
- Leon has his place in the next room, but I still miss Jewel being here so badly.
- Undoubtedly awoken by the shouting, Keira was crying loudly in the next room.
- In the next room is a bed, three mattresses on the floor and a single shelf for their belongings.
- But the history is not quite as simple as that, as we'll see in the next chapter.
- When people move, they have to charge a high price for their house in order to afford their next home.
- The first stack to be drawn from is the next stack in the order in which stacks were taken for the deal.
- The next issue is the order to make in relation to the issue of infringement.
- Be sure to call to St Ita's Hall next Friday to place your order for the next batch.
- Ideas for a documentary film were next on the agenda and this threw up one or two suggestions which will be followed up.
- The security used in such transactions is mainly the pledge, which is discussed in the next chapter.
- As we laid our flower and moved away to make space for the next person, tears welled up in most of us.
- That, he says, is simply to avoid offending his hardworking colleagues in the next room.
- I have to be careful though, because I don't want to wake up my other flatmate in the next room.
- Some one belonging to each of us could be the next accident victim in need of a transfusion.
- And he revealed the household waste site in Ilkley was next on the list for refurbishment.
- The motion is the next motion on the Order Paper, which is to set up the committee.
- I think there is a need for the next bill on the Order Paper to receive its first reading.
3(in sequence)John's first and I'm next — John está primero y luego estoy yo / me toca a mí
- who's next? — ¿a quién le toca?
- (at doctor's) next(, please)! — el siguiente, por favor
- excuse me, I was / I'm next — perdone, me toca a mí
- have you got the next size up/down? — ¿tiene una talla más grande/más pequeña?
- I can take a joke as well as the next man / person, but … — sé aceptar una broma tanto como el que más, pero …
- to be (the) next to + inf
- you're the next to speak — tú eres el próximo orador
- the next to leave were the Millers — los siguientes en irse fueron los Miller
1.1(then)luegodespuéswhat did you do/say next? — ¿y luego / después qué hiciste/dijiste?
1.2(now)what shall we do next? — ¿y ahora qué hacemos?
- next, I'd like to discuss the problem of wages — a continuación, quisiera que tratáramos el problema de los sueldos
- what comes next? — ¿qué sigue después?
- now she comes to work in jeans, whatever next! — ahora viene a trabajar de vaqueros ¡adónde vamos (a ir) a parar!
- bring you your food?! next you'll be asking me to cut it up for you! — ¿que te traiga la comida? ¡después me pedirás que te la corte también!
1.3(the first time after now)when you see me next or when you next see me — la próxima vez que me veas
2(second)Japan is our next most important market after Europe — después de Europa, Japón es nuestro mercado más importante
- Tom is the tallest in the class, Bob the next tallest — Tom es el más alto de la clase y (a Tom) le sigue Bob
- it's the next best thing to champagne — después del champán, es lo mejor que hay
3.1(beside)come and sit next to me — ven y siéntate junto a mí
- we live next to the hospital — vivimos al lado del hospital
- I can't bear wool next to the skin — no aguanto la lana en contacto con la piel
- push the bed next to the wall — empuja la cama contra la pared
3.2(compared with)al lado denext to him, most people would look small — al lado de él / comparados con él, todos parecen bajos
- Some of these projects might never be completed, and no one can really say what will be the world's next tallest building for any length of time.
- The link to go the the next oldest page of past reports has disappeared.
3.3(after)después denext to Madrid, Barcelona is Spain's biggest city — después de Madrid, Barcelona es la ciudad más grande de España
- Spain and Portugal will be next followed by Italy and Croatia, Russia and China.
- They'll be having us walk down to the canal with pots on our heads next.
- However, you may care to bear the existence of this book in mind when next you need a present for a bookish friend.
- When they sent him a letter explaining what to do next it was in Welsh.
- The battalion was next engaged in Maltot where the fighting was non stop.
- It's at this point where recollections of what happened next start to differ.
- But CJ tells me I have to be nice to him when he comes round to mow their lawns next.
- Euro 2008 might be good for Scotland, but would you use that as an excuse when next you dealt with the bank?
3.4(second)the next to last page — la penúltima página
- I was next to bottom of the class — era el penúltimo de la clase
3.5(almost, virtually)it's next to impossible — es casi / prácticamente imposible
- I'll have it ready in next to no time — lo termino en un segundo
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