In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of certain age)how old are you? — ¿cuántos años tienes?
- he's 10 years old — tiene 10 años
- she's two years older than me — me lleva dos años
- my older brother — mi hermano mayor
- our oldest son — nuestro hijo mayor
- when the children are older — cuando los niños sean mayores / más grandes
- day-/week-old chicks — pollitos de un día/de una semana
- a month-old puppy — un cachorro de un mes
- the house is centuries old — la casa tiene siglos
- my two-year-old daughter — mi hija de dos años
- a group of fifteen-year-/six-year-olds — un grupo de quinceañeros/de niños de seis años
- she's not old enough to go to school — no tiene edad de ir a la escuela
- you're as old as you feel — lo importante es tener el espíritu joven
2(not young)mayor(less polite) viejothe bar's always full of old men — el bar siempre está lleno de viejos
- her experiences had made her old beyond her years — sus experiencias la habían hecho madurar muy rápidamente
- old people feel the cold more — los ancianos / las personas mayores / de edad sienten más el frío
- to get / grow old/older — envejecer
- doesn't she look old! — ¡qué vieja / avejentada está!
- when I'm old — cuando sea vieja
- There were old people coming to her premises by car who were not able to park outside her shop because of the taxi ranks.
- Crowds young and old lined the streets to clap and cheer the parade, led by brass brands, on their way to Albert Square.
- A few years ago I bumped into some old people at a party who actually went to the show, and they raved about it.
- Chopsticks are clean and efficient and can be used by everyone from children to old people.
- Then we were walking along a path in a field, past some old trees, over their roots.
- Although most likely in his thirties, the man had features that looked old beyond his years.
- I have taken very old people to the local doctor to have their age estimated.
- An old priest and a young one sat side by side on the ground with a book.
- The young virile fox is faster and will outrun the hounds, while the old fox past its prime will fall.
- Now we want all residents, young and old, to select a project in their neighbourhood and make a local improvement.
- Walkers young and old turned out in their droves at Hollingworth Lake at the weekend to help raise asthma awareness.
- The setting for the film is a beautiful temple on a secluded lake where an old monk and his young charge live.
- Carers for old people have been told to stop helping with shopping, cooking and cleaning as a council tries to cut costs.
- He looked too old to be in high school; I assumed he was in college.
- Today she said she wanted to get everyone, young and old, involved in the community's regeneration.
- We look forward to meeting all our supporters young and old there that night.
- The majority of those left behind are too young, old or sick to travel far.
- The survey also found that many single old people choose cohabitation instead of marriage.
- I turned to see the same old lady who had glared at me in the store.
- I don't know how I'd get out if it wasn't for people like yourself that really care for old people like me.
3.1(not new)(remedy/car/clothes) viejo(civilization/city) antiguo(custom/tradition) viejo(tradition/custom) antiguoa fine old wine — un buen vino añejo
- a beautiful old table — una mesa antigua preciosa
- it's a very old family — es una familia de abolengo
- the old part of the city — el casco viejo / antiguo de la ciudad
- we like to keep to the old ways — nos gusta hacer las cosas a la antigua usanza
- the old country — la madre patria
- These aren't the same old depressing allegations, no, this time the allegations are red hot!
- He wanders past the old city gate, marooned by itself on an island in the traffic.
- The centre is in Kazimierz, the old Jewish quarter of this handsome old city.
- Although it is quite a steep hill up to the old quarter once there the land levels out and it is very pleasant to walk around.
- The event is funded by old and new businesses in the Quarter, and the city council.
- By recording all database changes, it also goes beyond simply archiving old messages.
- Jim, as he was popularly known, belonged to an old and highly respected family in the district.
- Hong got out of the taxi, and walked past a couple old warehouses as the cab sped away.
- The old quarter is also worth a stroll around, with some nice cafes in the Naranjas square.
- A team of four heavily built labourers had been contracted to demolish the old building to make way for a new office block.
- The bottom line is the original house was old and it was time to replace it.
- However, the name of the artist and date of some of the old works might be beyond identification.
- I belong to the old imperial class who want to put up roads and hospitals and make life easier for people.
- Explore the Lowther Hills or wander along lower-level paths, past the old lead mine workings.
- At a certain point the old system is full of too many contradictions to sustain itself.
- You can resolve the same old problem with a new approach and make a breakthrough.
- One could settle for the same old brand every time, but to get stuck in a fragrance rut is a cardinal sin.
- How many times do we need to see the same old arguments made and the same sources quoted?
- Can you weblog and not keep cropping up amongst the same old lists of sites?
- Parc du Chateau lies beyond the old town and rises so steeply uphill that there is a lift which will take you to the top.
- It's built out of an old palace which has some of the most beautiful Buddhist art I've ever seen.
- The area up by the old Japanese quarter had a lot of places I discovered that seemed pretty unchanged to me.
- On the dinner table the conversation turns to the characters in an old Western movie.
- Faint remains of a Venetian fort lie crumbling on the hill above the old quarter.
- It was stated that the bell was a very old one and had belonged to the late Mr. Churchley's grandfather.
- Along the rural lanes beyond Arambol, old farmhouses are enclosed in latticed palm shade.
- It was as comfortable as an old shoe, and it brought back old memories from the past.
- What on earth possessed me to read through those old emails and instant message files?
- Hidden in a narrow alley of the old quarter of Nice, one discovered it by chance or word-of-mouth.
- These old songs belong to an era long gone, but the issues they address are still relevant today.
- She was a beautiful old steam yacht belonging originally to the Guinness family.
- One place I used to deliver the papers to in the wintry darkness was in the big old cemetery out beyond the edge of town.
- Sometimes the old order is beyond reform and simply has to go in order to make way for the new.
- Not to get you into another relationship, but to move yourself beyond the old patterns.
- They, on the other hand, were at their old game of sloppy passing and giving away possession.
- The new gravel road has been built parallel to the old tarmac Gun Park Road
- They have identified the need to extend the day, to keep cities alive beyond the old working hours.
- I rush over, and find that an old friend of mine is attending the casualty.
- Please don't repeat the mistakes made in the past, because old buildings can be made part of the future.
- In the past, the old surface was dug up with ear-splitting pneumatic drills and dumped at landfill sites.
3.2(longstanding, familiar)(friend/rivalry/enemy) viejo(problem/injury) antiguoit's the old, old story — es la misma historia de siempre
3.3(experienced, veteran)(campaigner) viejo(campaigner) veterano
4(former, previous)(job/classmate) antiguomy old school — mi antiguo colegio
- Today we face new challenges that simply can't be answered in the old language of race relations.
- Those that wish to revert to the old system of omnipotent sub-sovereigns also miss the point.
- Well, regional leagues were tried in the past with the old Division Three North and Division Three South.
- The agriculture crisis has destroyed the old barter system he had with his regular clients.
- An attempt by the Kazakh authorities to privatise the old system of collective farming failed.
- Mr Jopson believes the old system the ambulance service used to operate ten years ago worked much better.
- In the Czech Republic, the old nobility is enjoying a new lease of life.
- Nothing is more damaging to status in the group than using old slang.
- The Doctor would be able to go back to Gallifrey and see all his old mates and new people that didn't used to exist in his Universe.
- Today's feelings were sparked by me walking past my old primary school yesterday for the first time in ages.
- By tradition, remakes of old arcade games are rubbish, but Midway seem to have missed the ruling.
- Fini's party has its roots in the fascist organisation of the past and includes many old fascists.
- Some quarters in Pakistan continue to sustain the old notion of two-nation theory.
- This road takes you past the old whaling station that is to be converted to a visitors centre at some point.
- I got to know a little bit about it, at least the old Berlin of the past, through Benjamin's eyes.
- Their defensive mentality is locked in the past and based on old glories.
- One of its campaigns is an attack on asylum seekers, which recycles a old leaflet used in past BNP campaigns.
- Parker smiled and started to walk over to Jamie as she walked past him to her old seat in the corner.
- In many respects his plays, like his personal life, belonged to the old regime.
- National is being led to the sad, old rhetoric of the past; it cannot help itself.
- To get there, you walk past the old cricket pavilion, now the province of the Scouts.
6.1informalwe had a pretty dull old time — nos aburrimos mortalmente coloquial
- this book is a load of old rubbish — este libro es una porquería
6.2informal (in familiar references)old Bob here will show you where to go — el bueno de Bob te dirá dónde tienes que ir
- good old John! — ¡este John …!
- hello, old thing — hola ¿qué tal?
- lucky old you! — ¡qué suerte tienes!
- don't forget little old me! — ¡no te olvides del pobrecito de mí!
- she's not a bad old soul — no es mala gente
- Here even the good old Scholl has acquired a sexy new heel and comes in the colours of the rainbow.
- There's a good old adage which really does work, If you want something doing well, do it yourself!
- Forty one per cent of people admit to being surface cleaners, never doing a good old clean.
- Ah, I thought, that good old British tolerance and decency really warms your heart.
- No studio, thus far, has bankrolled a big production about good old association football.
- Because having been voted in, you just know that they will be up to the same old tricks.
- I really fancy my guests having a right good old toast to my memory.
- Those of us who take our cynicism neat had a good old chuckle about that.
- I started using the good old notebook recently and all I have got is a list of random ideas that need sorting.
- They like remembering the good old times in the spacious room with furniture matching the topic.
- Those who yearn for the good old warehouse days are going to appreciate the jazzy, ambient vibe.
- I remember when I read the book the first time and I read this one part and had a good old chuckle to myself.
- Get rid of the new-labour new-tory dictatorships and let's have good old democracy back again!
- Is it time for a return to the good old values of Yorkshire thrift?
- Reshepu strongly felt the good old postboxes were being neglected and he chose them as his subject.
- No one can throw a wrench into family values and the good old American dream quite like he can.
- Whether you're looking for a tactical boxing match or a good old slug-fest, Knockout Kings has it all.
- We always lament how big parties have killed the good old one-to-one conversation.
- To say that people get really drunk because of drinks promotions is a load of old tosh.
- I rode him first at Punchestown in the autumn of 1999 and we've had a good old haul together.
- So, for this event, I cooked from just regular vegetables and good old ingredients.
1(old people)the old — las personas mayores / de edad
- a singer who is popular with young and old — un cantante que gusta a chicos y grandes
2literario(former times)in days of old — antiguamente
- the knights of old — los caballeros de antaño
- I know him of old — lo conozco desde hace tiempo
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