In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(possess)tenerser dueño deposeer formalthey own all the surrounding land — son dueños de todas las tierras de alrededor
- she owns several houses in the area — posee varias casas en la zona
- do you own the house? — ¿la casa es tuya?
- she acts as if she owns the place — se comporta como si fuera la dueña y señora del lugar
- the boat is partly owned by the school — el barco pertenece en parte a la escuela
- I own six pairs of shoes — tengo seis pares de zapatos
- It was here that he met his first wife Ann whose father owned a coalmine in West Virginia -.
- He was installed in a pharmacy owned by his father on nearby Observatory Street.
- I know that deep down it wouldn't feel right in my heart, but it might just be the closest I ever get to owning a pair.
- Some would claim that he was born at Dougharne Hill where his father also owned another house.
- My father owns a packaging company, and is also a sales representative for his company.
- None of my family or friends have ever owned big businesses or been corporate consultants.
- Her father, who owns a bank, is reputed to be the wealthiest man in Spain.
- He might have been working with gold, but his father certainly owned no golden goose.
- Her grandparents ran the old Savernake Forest Hotel and her father owned nightclubs.
- He said his father owned a light aircraft, which he was allowed to use.
- And just that morning, we had buried a childless woman who had lived 86 years without ever owning a car.
- She dropped them and looked about the room, trying to picture it as it had once been when her father's friend had owned it.
- They also have no problem with living with massive student debt as they start out their adult life, and they have no illusions about ever owning their own home.
- My family haven't ever owned land and there isn't a farm anywhere which one day I'll inherit.
- Having no means of his own, he has given up all hope of ever owning a nice home.
- Ever fancied owning a stretch of a famous salmon river, but found yourself about a million quid short of the asking price?
- You never nurse the slightest notion of ever owning those clothes.
- His parents live in Kolkata; his father owns a portrait photo studio and his mother is a floral stylist.
- My father owned Cook's demolition yard just down from here and my eldest son was born there.
- His hobby doesn't come cheap but, helpfully, his father owns a polo yard in Sussex.
2formal(admit)reconoceradmitirI'll own that I was mistaken — reconozco que estaba equivocado
- Hume was quite well aware that Berkeley would not have owned to being a sceptic.
- A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong,
1to own to sth — reconocer algo
- I'm willing to own to my mistakes — estoy dispuesto a reconocer mis errores
1my/her/your etc. own
- she's started her own business — ha montado un negocio propio
- in our own house — en nuestra propia casa
- I saw it with my (very) own eyes — lo vi con mis propios ojos
- I'd like to have my own room — me gustaría tener una habitación para mí sola
- she makes her own clothes — se hace la ropa ella misma
- it's all my own work — lo hice todo yo
- I'll find my own way out — no te molestes en acompañarme
1my/her/your etc. own
- it isn't a company car: it's her own — no es un coche de la empresa, es suyo (propio)
- they looked after the baby as if he was their own — cuidaron del niño como si fuera suyo
- I want to keep it for my (very) own — lo quiero para mí solo
- she wanted a room of her (very) own — quería una habitación para ella sola
- she has enough work of her own without helping you too — tiene bastante trabajo propio como para estar ayudándote a ti
- for reasons of her own — por razones particulares
- Florence has a charm all (of) its own — Florencia tiene un encanto muy particular
- on one's own — solo
- don't leave the children on their own — no dejes a los niños solos
- he can't climb the stairs on his own — no puede subir las escaleras (por sí) solo
- she runs the office on her own — lleva la oficina ella sola
- I can't handle three kids on my own — yo sola no puedo con tres niños
- you're on your own from now on — de ahora en adelante te las arreglarás por tu cuenta
- to call sth one's own
- I can't call my house my own these days — me tienen invadida la casa últimamente
- I don't have a moment to call my own — no tengo ni un minuto para mí
- to come into one's own
- a washing machine comes into its own when you have children — cuando tienes niños te das cuenta de lo que vale una lavadora
- she really comes into her own in the final act — en el último acto es cuando verdaderamente se luce
- to get one's own back — desquitarse
- I can't wait to get my own back on him — no veo el momento de desquitarme / de hacérselas pagar
- to hold one's own — saber defenderse
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