In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(thing)objeto masculinowhat is this strange object? — ¿qué es este objeto tan raro?
- she felt she was being treated as a sex object — sintió que se la trataba como a una mujer objeto / un mero objeto sexual
- In several others, Qi Gong masters engage in feats such as moving objects and people without touching them.
- And while Bob might not be able to touch objects, he can touch people, and soon becomes a part of the family.
- Don't touch metallic objects like ice axes, crampons, tent poles, or jewelry.
- Just as in art everything depends on a limited but skillful use of color and sounds, so too the art of living demands a limited but skillful use of material objects.
- Is it the result of the consumerist culture that has gripped us, or the need to possess material objects in order to reassure ourselves of our own worth?
- The photogram technique uses only light, an object and light-sensitive materials, such as ice, water and glass.
- Women's status in the law was reduced to that of material objects and possessions.
- The group's knowledge of everyday objects and materials will then be tested through a quiz and the children will discover how fragments of history can help us build up a picture of the past.
- Do you think we get too attached to material objects?
- The youngsters had to follow clues to find objects made from natural materials around the museum.
- Regardless of religion and ethnic background the majority of us in the Western world have been permanently imprinted with a lust for purchasing material objects.
- If I was touching objects in the airport, I was very careful to wash my hands with alcohol.
- My scooter is still very much a material object: it eats petrol, needs its tires filled and refuses to start on cold mornings.
- The community traded with the world, and designed and manufactured to sell into that market, including very ornate objects and fancy materials.
- Visitors to museums disregard cautionary boards and touch objects.
- Scarcity seems equally intractable at first - the Internet is certainly not going to eliminate shortages of material objects or time or ability.
- The works I've described thus far had one thing in common - they were discreet objects made with durable materials.
- Found objects and pre-existing printed material are the inspirations for the Glasgow-trained painter.
- It is all a bit sci-fi and cosmic, but somehow the surface never stops reminding you that this is a material object, something made with the hand and the eye and the body's own chemistry.
- In the language center, for instance, toddlers learn vocabulary by touching and feeling available objects as they practice the names of the items and the sound of the letter.
1.2(of actions, feelings)objeto masculinohe was the object of a smear campaign — fue objeto de una campaña de difamación
- Haunted by accusations made against his father and searching for a buried fortune, he becomes the object of a manhunt organised by a posse of bandits.
- Despite being the object of much attention right now, the struggle for control over content probably isn't very meaningful to mass audiences.
- Talk about star-crossed lovers, each invisible to the object of their attention.
- But the object of all this attention could not be more unassuming.
- The issues are the object of ongoing investigations.
- They are the object of public pity for their heroic battles against addiction.
- The women screamed in unison all eager to be the object of Joe's attention if only for a second, but all too timid to volunteer.
- It turned out that she'd been the object of so much attention that she had to hide in the girls' room to get a breather.
- She noted that she was the object of attention of a tall, dark-haired figure whose face remained hidden by the flurry of the crowd.
- But he has links to men who are the object of a federal investigation into a West Coast laboratory.
- The relationship between environment and organisms became the object of his attention.
- While the object of his investigation is novel, his conclusions will be familiar to students of nineteenth-century America.
- The romance became public when the object of her affection, a Swiss named Franco, announced plans to divorce his wife.
- If you do not declare yourself immediately, you arouse expectation, especially when the importance of your position makes you the object of general attention.
- If the object of a public consultation is to find out what the market thinks, Black's Consulting is on the right track.
- For the object of their attention at Beningbrough Hall is described as one of the finest Baroque state beds to survive in England.
- My dislike increases to hate when the object of my desire is a pair of work shoes in summer.
- The object of their attention is not a group of beautiful Bollywood starlets or the latest icon of Hindi pop.
- When I was much younger, I was the object of attention for one thing - my derrière.
- The greater the part played in our lives by the object of our attention the greater the loss.
2(aim, purpose)objetivo masculinopropósito masculinofin masculinowe proceeded with this object in mind — procedimos teniendo en mente este objetivo / propósito
- there's no object in continuing — no tiene sentido / objeto continuar
- A goal is an object that the eye is focused on for the purpose of attaining it through constant attention and effort.
- That preliminary record is then published with the object of inviting comments and objections from persons interested either in the subsistence of the right of way or to deny its subsistence.
- The object and purpose of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill were set out clearly in clause 2A and clause 3.
- The question is the extent to which the object in nature as goal remains the same.
- The genesis, the objective aim, object and commercial purpose of the transaction and its factual matrix are important as older authorities show.
- It is an object, a goal, a future state of being to be passively wished for and waited upon.
- To reap the benefits of exercise on your sex life, plan more active dates with the object of your affection.
- In 1899 he founded the magazine World of Art, with the object of interchanging artistic ideas with Western Europe.
- The result would hardly prove consistent with the object and purpose of the Statute and its intent to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
- That qualification is a test for determining whether there is a legitimate object or purpose of the legislature.
- In other words, it must be shown that the object or purpose of the defendant is to inflict harm on the claimant, either as an end in itself, or as a means to another end.
- It is contrary to the spirit, purpose and objects of the Act to protect a defaulting owner from having to pay his share by a narrow reading of the language relating to a tool for the collection of what is owing.
- This decision does illustrate how closely the express and implied powers of specialized agencies must be related to their specific objects and purposes.
- And, what is the value, the object, the purpose of having those words in the Constitution?
- The board is adopting devices and methods to defeat the very purpose and object of the Bank.
- A new military expedition was launched with the object of proceeding to the second stage of the original plan, now that the first had failed: the Grand Canal was to be cut at Nanjing.
- A latitude extending thus far might lead to results incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention.
- I do not accept that they, or the Lee / Eadie conversation, are admissible as showing the object and purpose of the saving provision.
- The text of the Preamble to the Convention is an important source for determining its object and purpose.
- If one of the parties does so and the other is unaware of the illegal purpose the party whose object is illegal cannot enforce the obligation of the other.
3Lingüísticacomplemento masculinodirect/indirect object — complemento (de objeto) directo/indirecto
- Earlier forerunners rely entirely on intransitive or quasi-transitive verbs, with the object preceded by a preposition.
- All languages have something like nouns and verbs, isolating objects, entities, events, and abstractions.
- Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
- Mohawk is a polysynthetic language, in which noun objects can easily be incorporated into the verb.
- Using a straight news story, circle all the direct objects in blue, the indirect objects in red, and the objects of prepositions in green.
1(express objection, oppose)oponerseponer objecionesto object to sth — oponerse / poner objeciones a algo
- she objected to the presence of journalists — puso objeciones / se opuso a la presencia de periodistas
- nobody objected when I proposed the motion — nadie se opuso / nadie puso objeciones / nadie objetó cuando presenté la moción
- I object most strongly to your accusations! — ¡no puedo dejar pasar sus acusaciones sin protestar enérgicamente!
- I object! — ¡protesto!
- to object to a question — oponerse a / objetar una pregunta
- ‘If the parents are unhappy about the mast then we will object to it in the strongest possible way and we will help parents with their campaign,’ he said.
- No child custody issues were implicated whatsoever under the Ninth Circuit ruling, only the father's rights to object to unconstitutional conduct.
- Trouble is, like many concerned carnivores, I object to the way most U.S. beef is raised.
- I wouldn't object to the cameras so much if there was a police presence to crack down on other motoring offences.
- I was hoping we might have got a bit more support from local police, but they didn't object to it.
- I object to seeing policemen in uniform holding hands in public - it's not a family way of life and we should support the family more.
- However, the project has already prompted a barrage of protest from people who object to unsightly turbines on the land.
- What we object to are the attitudes that lurk beneath the surface his writing such as the persistent and recurring notion that contemporary art is guilty until proven innocent.
- Are you talking of the whole article or is the matter complained of simply the paragraph that you object to?
- Five people were arrested today after staging an illegal demonstration outside parliament to object to new laws restricting protests in the area.
- Those who disagree with the practice may object to this definition but I think it is quite accurate.
- In the end, Zahra was quite jealous, but only because she had gotten dressed while there was still time for their father to object to some of the outfits she wanted to wear.
- He said he would object to being relocated, arguing that he had lived in the area for more than 30 years.
- Only the police may object to conversion, and then only on crime prevention grounds.
- The council will then become the licensing authority, but the police will have the same power to object to unsuitable applications.
- Those who object to it argue that it misrepresents half the human race and reinforces male bias and social dominance.
- Still, he chose not to object to his father, opting for silence instead.
- With that in mind, I must heartily object to Jane's hypothetical above.
- However, in this legislation there is no opportunity for the police to object to the concealment occurring if a person meets the criteria of the Act.
- In this particular case the major reason for opposing an increase of a handful of dwellings was to object to a precedent being set.
2(disapprove, mind)if you don't object — si no le molesta
- to object to-ing
- do you object to my smoking? — ¿le molesta que fume?
- but I do object to not being told at all — pero lo que sí me molesta / lo que sí no puedo admitir es que no se me diga nada
- I object to your using this place as a hotel — no estoy dispuesta a aceptar que uses esta casa como un hotel
- I wouldn't object to a cup of tea — no diría que no a una taza de té
1objetarshe objected that he was too young — objetó que era demasiado joven
- I think it's unfair —he objected — —me parece injusto —objetó
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