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(particular time, instance)ocasión femeninoon that (particular) occasion — en aquella ocasión
- on the occasion referred to — en la ocasión que se indica
- as occasion requires — si la ocasión lo indica / requiere
- Ceremonies marking many official occasions are held in the country's churches.
- Holidays and other special occasions are marked with singing and dancing.
- Already, the industry has found sales touching the expected figures on four occasions.
- Actually, I could only remember one other occasion, months and months ago.
- Here BBC Sport recalls the five previous occasions when the ultimate prize in European rugby has been on the line.
- The meal followed and it proved to be a most enjoyable social occasion.
- Rovers boast an excellent record in the competition having reached the final on two previous occasions in recent years.
- Theresa is already working on big celebrations to mark the special occasion in the history of the prominent Association.
- We took a while to find the right direction on two or three occasions.
- Not everything said or written on an occasion of qualified privilege is protected.
- You have been before the courts on many occasions over the years.
- The accused testified and offered excuses in relation to her failure to comply on several other occasions during this period.
- Holland has won the title five times while Pakistan emerged victorious on three occasions.
- On at least three difference occasions, Neil accepted the hospitality of his hosts.
- Were the written words used by the defendant on an occasion of qualified privilege?
- In 1979 Jimmy Carter used the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the lunar landing to push his energy program.
- The trial of Mr Daly had been adjourned on a number of occasions in the past.
- On all four occasions, patients were transferred to other hospitals in the city.
- His swimming marathon last summer was on the occasion of his 40th birthday.
- There had been only one previous occasion when I actually had to appear in court.
1.2(special event)I only wear it on special occasions — solo me lo pongo en / para las grandes ocasiones
- it was a grand occasion — fue una celebración (or un acto etc.) memorable
- his birthday party was quite an occasion — su fiesta de cumpleaños fue todo un acontecimiento
- what's the occasion? — ¿qué se celebra?
- on the occasion of her retirement — con ocasión / motivo de su jubilación
- we cracked open a bottle to mark the occasion — descorchamos una botella para celebrarlo
2.1formal (opportunity)ocasión femeninooportunidad femeninoyou should go there if the occasion presents itself / arises — deberías ir si te surge / se te presenta la ocasión / la oportunidad
- I've not had occasion to thank you properly — no he tenido ocasión / oportunidad de agradecérselo como es debido
- may I take this occasion to remind you that … — permítame que aproveche la ocasión / la oportunidad para recordarle que …
- The occasion arose through the trip of the old people to Poppleton, given by Captain Grace, on the ‘River King’ a few weeks before.
- We addicts can always come up with suitable justifications when the occasion demands.
- At once, occasion arose for versions of reality to compete for public credibility.
- I struggle to recall those rare occasions when it has been invoked against a non-Arab state.
- Thankfully, they are all still fit and well and could still turn on the style if the occasion arose.
- The Bodhisattva can be represented as both male and female as need and occasion demand.
- I reckon that birthdays are more suitable occasions for resolutions than New Year.
- I promised myself that I'd tell Karl as soon as the occasion arose.
- The controversy provided a rare occasion for agreement between the ruling right and opposition left.
- Raf was a great playmate to have around and could be serious when the occasion arose.
- Whenever the occasion arose to work in a different area or learn new skills, I welcomed it.
- The special occasion gave guests the opportunity to meet the director, singers and dancers of the world renown opera.
- The Assembly used this rare occasion to chat about everything and nothing and just enjoy the time they spent together.
- Having some occasions or opportunities to do so is always rewarding and inspiring.
- Instead of passing the ball off every time, he took shots around the arch when the occasion arose.
- Each situation is different, and must be assessed individually when the occasion arises.
- Opportunity refers to the occasion suitable for or conducive to the behavior, including such factors as geography and time.
- The occasion afforded staff the opportunity of paying tribute to a long-standing member of staff.
- Ms. Ayotte said she was prepared to issue a formal opinion to that effect if the occasion arose.
2.2formal (cause)ocasión femeninomotivo masculinothis might give occasion to damaging speculation — esto podría dar ocasión / motivo a especulaciones perjudiciales
- About this time last year I had occasion to complain about the non-collection of my refuse bin.
- There may be occasion at work and reason at home, for you to lose your cool or balance but that's not helpful so avoid extremes of any kind.
- Our certainty, whether grounded in reason or miraculous signs, affords no occasion to trust.
- I think you are somewhat reserved, but my daughter does not seem to mind your taciturnity, so I suppose I have no occasion to complain.
- For the first thirty years of my academic career, I had no occasion and no reason to worry about sports.
- Actually, there is no special occasion or reason to buy the stuff.
- I often have occasion to be reminded of the man who, as executive deputy mayor, was the face and the voice of Buffalo City.
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- Much sadness was occasioned by the sudden death of well known Claremorris chemist Sean O'Brien at the weekend.
- In addition, she received an apology for any injustice occasioned to her.
- His death shortly afterwards occasioned louder public grief than that of Louis XV four years earlier.
- The loss occasioned by cancellation of hotel bookings and other expenses runs into the billions of shillings.
- Johnston has been charged with malicious wounding and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
- His death occasioned an outpouring of condolences, mourning, and reflection.
- In principle any losses occasioned thereby are recoverable however they may be characterised.
- His passing occasioned deep grief in his native Ballinrobe where he was deservedly held in very high regard.
- But all in all, what with the weather and a degree of jadedness occasioned by a bit of sleep disturbance, it's not been a thrilling day.
- My examination of terms such as fraught and wrought has occasioned controversy.
- The jury took two hours to convict him of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
- After a long delay occasioned by France, the treaty entered into force in 1985.
- Last year, the lights were not removed until March, occasioning embarrassment for both the Chamber and the Council.
- The injustices occasioned by these institutions should, however, be confronted as an aspect of spiritual practice.
- These rites control the pollution occasioned by death, and also usher the soul from one life to another.
- Do you have to show that the error is one which occasions an injustice to your client?
- Patrick was a popular and esteemed member of the local rural community and much sadness was occasioned by his death.
- Much sadness was occasioned around the area by the news of her sudden death.
- The father was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, but was acquitted.
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