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(spot, position, area)lugar masculinositio masculinothe best place for that is … — el lugar / el sitio más indicado para eso es …
- we've come to the wrong place — nos hemos equivocado de lugar / de sitio
- do you think this is the right place? — ¿te parece que es aquí?
- she was in the right place at the right time and got the job — tuvo la suerte de estar allí en el momento oportuno y le dieron el trabajo
- this is the place where I left it — fue aquí donde lo dejé
- do you have a place to stay? — ¿tienes donde quedarte?
- the road is poor in places — algunos tramos / algunas partes de la carretera están en mal estado
- what a stupid place to leave the money! — ¡a quién se le ocurre dejar el dinero allí!
- I can't be in two places at once — no puedo estar en dos sitios / en dos partes al mismo tiempo
- there's no place like home — como en casa no se está en ningún sitio
- all over the place — por todos lados
- I've looked all over the place — he buscado por todas partes / por todos lados
- her ideas are all over the place — sus ideas son un desbarajuste / un caos total
- they were all over the place in the scherzo — en el scherzo cada uno iba por su lado
- The writing itself is not flashy, nor is it overly inventive; actually it's quite plain in places.
- As a result, Taiaroa Head is the only place in the world where albatrosses nest on a mainland.
- The surface had failed in places, and this had allowed grass and weeds to come through.
- The fields are trying to dry - though there is still a lot of moisture in places.
- A huge thing, the wreck was 380 ft long with a beam of 75, and in places comes within a metre or two of the surface.
- Big cities are intimidating places even when you speak the language and know where you're going.
- While working full-time at the BBC, I spent about four years flying to quite faraway places to film on location.
- The weather in Yorkshire was restricted to widespread rain which was heavy in places but there were no reports of the flash floods seen on Sunday.
- The course is tough, it is rough in places, it is challenging.
- My jaw was broken in two places, and more than 16 pins were needed to wire my jaw in place.
- When I found out that 25,000 people lived there it just sounded like the biggest place in the world.
- A lot of heavy lorries use this road, and the surface is terrible in places.
- Even now, although this land is being developed in places in the village, there are still vast areas left undeveloped.
- We usually name public places and spaces after the big shots or big donors.
- This is the way in which his narrative speaks to actual locations and places discovered.
- It's difficult to believe that such a peaceful place was the site of a massacre.
- It's also at the centre of our metropolitan areas, the main streets, these great places that we once had in every town.
- Peace is wonderful and we should have more of it, but some of the most peaceful places on earth are cemeteries.
- The Alice, one of the most remote places in the world, ought to have some kind of response to globalisation.
- Attention to road surfaces and footpaths is also required in places.
- Such a pessimistic view of a place once described as a paradise is unacceptable.
- He was never going to be happy on a surface that resembled a bog in places but he was the second Irish finisher in the junior event.
- The paradigm of the open space as a public place must be promoted better across the country.
- Fringed in places by swaying palm trees, this usually quiet beach is an ideal spot to take in those last minute rays and a cooling dip.
- Residents say the area was once a peaceful place to live, but has been ruined by unruly youths.
- I also remember the last time I painted I used my hands in places.
- Training mostly occurs in remote places, in harsh climates and in environments that test the resolve of newcomers.
- It's serious and supposedly scary in places, but it's just so incredibly over-the-top that it loses all impact for me.
- We became aware of the places between populated areas, aware of the spectrum of space.
- There was a good level of litter control the judges commented although some litter was noted along the roadway in places.
- Well, I suppose it isn't one of the most remote places on Earth for nothing.
- Aberdeen, as a city and as a club, still have a big place in my heart.
- Most nodded approvingly, for this region has a big place in the hearts of many Azeris.
- The lane of Meimeili near the road was the place accommodating most comfort houses in this area.
- One of the most peaceful places on earth is actually 15 metres underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.
- The map of the city is frayed in places, and the box shipper should be at the worn blue door shortly.
1.2(town, region, country)lugar masculinositio masculinofrom place to place — de un lugar / un sitio / un lado a otro
- to go places
- this boy will go places — este chico va a llegar lejos
- a new rock group that's really going places — un nuevo grupo de rock que viene pisando fuerte
- we like to go places, not just lie on the beach — nos gusta visitar distintos lugares, no simplemente estar tumbados en la playa
- Foots Cray Place was the home of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.
- Grove Place was the home of John de la Grave in 1296.
1.3(specific location)lugar masculinoplace of birth — lugar de nacimiento
- place of worship — lugar de culto
1.4(locality)lugar masculinotime and place — tiempo y lugar
2.1(building, shop, restaurant etc)sitio masculinolugar masculinoit's not the sort of place you'd take your maiden aunt — no es el tipo de sitio / de lugar adonde uno llevaría a una tía solterona
- Bas Bleus is still theplace in New Orleans — Bas Bleus aún es el sitio de moda en Nueva Orleans
- the hotel was a depressing place — el hotel era deprimente
- they've moved to a bigger place — se han mudado a un local (/ a una casa) más grande
- there's a good hamburger/pizza place nearby — hay una buena hamburguesería/pizzería cerca
- They applied for Planning permission to use the building as a place of worship and I went to the public meeting.
- As soon as there is a demand for 50 or more child care places in a location, it plans to open a centre there.
- The Romans used their gardens very much as we do today, as a place for family activities.
- On the whole then, restaurants are great places to eat in, but perhaps not that good as an investment.
- On the way to the apartment Chris pointed out some good restaurants and places to eat.
- It is also the location of many business places including food outlets.
- It was the centre of business activities and a meeting place for all religions.
- They go to the Scarlet Bar, because of course it is the only place to eat lunch in Erinsborough.
- There are huge pedestrian walk ways and squares with theatres, museums and places to eat and drink.
- Chaining communities to their places of ritual and worship does not create secular institutions.
- Some, such as Dona Ines, Restaurant Al Fonte and Pedros, are decidedly decent places to eat.
- Glasgow's reinvention is no more apparent than in the West End, which now has a string of very decent places to eat and trendy pubs.
- Community centers, museums, and places of worship also might be used for this purpose.
- Can our motorway service stations become stylish places to eat?
- What we have now is a splendid modern building, a place of worship and a resource centre for the whole community.
- Tourists look for good places to sleep and excellent places to eat.
- That means you need to construct places for them to eat, sleep, have fun and spend their money.
- Not only does it serve as a focal point for the community and a place of worship, it also helps keep the local economy moving.
- Internet users all over the world will soon be able to go on a virtual tour of Heckmondwike, visiting shops, restaurants and places to stay.
- The mayor granted the permit on the condition that the building did not serve as a place of worship.
2.2(home)casa femeninothis is a palace compared to my place — comparado con mi casa, esto es un palacio
- we went back to Jim's place — después fuimos a lo de Jim
- We finished our meal with a bottle of wine and went back to his place to watch anime dvds.
- I'm still nursing my head after a heavy night at my place with dinner guests.
- I spent a lot of time hanging out at their place and the books were always out in the open.
- After awhile we headed back to my place, where we watched some Family Guy until she had to go.
- I stayed over at his place last night after watching an episode of Buffy.
- Now he is staying with friends, until his place is habitable once again.
- It turned out the man had several places in the big city, which surprised her quite a bit.
3.1(correct, appropriate location)sitio masculinolugar masculinoput them all back in their (proper) places — ponlos todos en su sitio / lugar
- this is no place for a dog — este no es un lugar apropiado para tener un perro
- there's a time and (a) place for everything — todo a su debido tiempo y en su debido lugar
- a place for everything (and everything in its place) — un lugar para cada cosa y cada cosa en su lugar
- to fall into place — aclararse
- things were beginning to fall into place — las cosas estaban empezando a aclararse
- She grabbed her weapons and gently placed them in the proper places around her black outfit.
- In the end everything is neatly resolved and people are put in their proper place.
- In comes a calm, regionally balanced economy with the housing market in its proper place.
- Holding it, she felt a sense of rightness, of things settling into their proper places.
- In particular, he wishes to restore the history of Irish womanhood to its proper place.
- I place my stuff onto the bed and put the items back to their proper places.
- We really do not have a proper place to keep them, as anyone can plainly see in the photo.
- Mark Gosche slips nineteen places from his 2002 ranking, reflecting his lack of profile.
- Even if such indicators are present, they are not placed at the proper places.
- Another great consequence of this process is that we begin again to discover our proper place in the universe.
- He placed the pendulum and ring back in their proper place and turned around to leave the room.
- The French landscape artists of the mid-century are also accorded their proper place here.
- The cold, round meal tray is impassively in front, with two bowls and two pairs of chopsticks placed in their proper places.
- Normal service is now resumed, and all the images should be repointing to the proper place.
- the window frames are in place — ya han colocado los marcos de las ventanas
- when the new accounting system is in place — cuando se haya implementado el nuevo sistema de contabilidad
- the new manager is not yet in place — el nuevo director aún no ha entrado en funciones / no ha asumido el cargo
- to hold sth in place — sujetar algo
- out of place
- despite the wind she arrived with not a hair out of place — a pesar del viento llegó impecable
- modern furniture would look out of place in this room — quedaría mal / no resultaría apropiado poner muebles modernos en esta habitación
- a small tip would not be out of place — una pequeña propina no estaría fuera de lugar
- I felt very out of place there — me sentí totalmente fuera de lugar allí
4.1(position, role)lugar masculinoshe's back in her rightful place as party leader — vuelve a ocupar el lugar que le corresponde como líder del partido
- he will always have a special place in our hearts — siempre ocupará un lugar especial en nuestros corazones
- your place is helping out on the farm — tú donde debes estar es en la granja, ayudando
- what would you do in my place? — ¿tú qué harías si estuvieras en mi lugar?
- if I were in your place — yo en tu lugar
- put yourself in my place — ponte en mi lugar
- it's not my place to interfere — yo no soy quién para meterme
- I feel it is my place to advise you — considero mi obligación aconsejarte
- the prince and his servant changed places — el príncipe y el criado se cambiaron los papeles
- I wouldn't change places with her for anything — no me cambiaría por ella por nada
- there is no place for authoritarianism in a democratic society — en una sociedad democrática no cabe el autoritarismo
- nobody can ever take your place — nadie podrá jamás ocupar tu lugar / reemplazarte
- a place in the sun — una posición destacada
- to know one's place — saber el lugar que le corresponde a uno
- I know my place, madam — yo sé el lugar que me corresponde, señora
- to put sb in her/his place — poner a algn en su sitio
- Despite the fact that she was childless, she held an important place on the island.
- Scrutiny by English Heritage experts is ensuring the listed building retains its place in history.
- Does the independent press have an important place in literary life or is it little more than vanity publishing?
- I am sure that the book will find a place as a text in schools and at an introductory level in universities.
- This is a remarkable work which gives him an important place in the history of probability.
- The instruments soon gained a regular place in the orchestra as well as the military band.
- All three have their important place in the law of torts, but the liability attached to them will differ.
- I think flood irrigation is going to have an important place here for a long time.
- Bulgaria will have an important place to play in any book that he writes about this.
- But if you obey and teach others its commands, you will have an important place in the kingdom.
- I believe that there is indeed an important place for the type of care that general physicians provide.
4.2as preposition in place of — en lugar de
- Mike's coming in Arthur's place — va a venir Mike en lugar de Arthur
4.3(occur)to take place — tener lugar
- the ceremony took place last Friday — la ceremonia tuvo lugar el viernes pasado
- we don't know what took place that night — no sabemos qué ocurrió / qué sucedió aquella noche
5.1(seat)save me a place next to you — guárdame un asiento / un sitio al lado del tuyo
- the conference hall has places for 500 people — la sala de conferencias tiene capacidad / cabida para 500 personas
- change places with Jan — cámbiale el asiento a Jan
- take your places, ladies and gentlemen — ocupen sus asientos, señoras y señores
5.2(at table)cubierto masculinoto lay/set a place for sb — poner un cubierto para algn
- They took their places in the studio, but as the show unfolded the running order started to change.
- The oarsmen were already seated at their places and were laughing and joking as they prepared to set to the oars.
- As you couldn't reserve the table, it was up to you to arrive early for dinner to secure your place.
- Visitors need to book places at the cookery demonstrations.
- Residents had to reserve places at dinner for themselves and their guests; missed meals would be charged to their accounts.
- There are house banners hanging from the ceiling over the designated places to sit.
- I had to work, but my daughter went in my place and had dinner with the band.
- Grandfather was already in his place and Anna slid into the chair next to his.
- He had saved a place for him in the middle of the table and was guarding it diligently.
- As the fans took their places in the designated embankments and stands, the anticipation grew.
- So they said they would tell me when a place became available for me to sit until a table became available.
- Forty places for cars are available in the underground car park under the supermarket.
- Just visit the pier any weekend, summer or winter, and you'll see the dive-school vans parked in their regular places.
6.1(in contest, league)puesto masculinolugar masculinohe took first/second place — obtuvo el primer/segundo puesto / lugar
- to hold one's place — mantener / conservar su (/ mi etc. ) posición
- to take second place — pasar a un segundo plano
- your social life will have to take second place — tu vida social va a tener que pasar a un segundo plano
- Yet the site has risen by 10,000 places and is now ranked at 30,000 over the last 3 months.
- At the time, his side was ranked seven places and twelve-and-a-half points above the home team.
- Despite being ranked more than 850 places below his opponent, he is settling well and holds serve to 15.
- The British number eight showed all his Yorkshire grit to beat a player ranked more than 200 places above him in the world.
- The Peugeot drivers drove conservatively in order to maintain their places, finishing fifth and sixth on both stages.
- Her opponent was ranked 16 places above her.
- He may be occupying a place lower in the pecking order, but they started with far more purpose.
- In Europe Ulster is still ranked 13 places ahead of Glasgow so the match promises to be a close one.
- Apparently, these interruptions do not tend to occur at particular places in the sequence.
- Inevitably, the victory earned him the order of merit title, swapping places with Bradley who had captured it last year.
- If a driver changes his engine, he'll be moved back 10 places in the starting order.
- In Mexico this month, although seeded two, she lost to Carla who is ranked ten places below her.
- He used the image of a guest at a banquet who chooses the lowest place in order to be seen being elevated to a higher one.
- He dropped more than 50 Order of Merit places to 74th and managed only one top-ten finish.
- He is now a senior whip and is ranked seven places above the finance spokesperson.
- They're the third group out, and their place in the running order reflects their chances.
- The weight of an athlete's first lift determines their place in the starting order.
- He had a first and two second places at Mallory Park, a third and fourth at Cadwell Park and second, third and fourth at Snetterton.
- Kim Young was in second place after the third round but finished the final fourth round at four over par.
- Not only did Max lose his third place, he even jeopardized his participation in the second race.
- Pole position and a second place in the race made a great weekend for him and for the whole team.
- The only competition in the Scottish game these days involves the one-legged race for third place.
- His finishes include tied for second, tied for sixth, tied for third and a second place in 2001.
- He brought the car in on lap 90 for fuel and resumed his race in third place.
- Nonetheless, with two wins and two second places in his last four tournaments, he remains favourite to capture the money title.
- He had a good trip to Solihull, having a first place and champion at the Heritage besides second, third and fourth places.
- However, the battle for the third and fourth places is very close.
- He beats them into second and third places.
- In qualifying we clinched the pole position, and in the race, second and third places.
- For all these reasons the second, third and fourth places could make interesting reading.
- He wasn't actually hunting the lead, as a second place at the end of the race would have been fantastic for him.
- He has an impressive National record, with two second places, a third and a fourth but has yet to capture the big prize itself.
- He made a good start to the season with four second places in the Peter Craven Memorial meeting at Kirkmanshulme Lane last Monday.
- Brian has raced around the UK and Europe for many years and won more than 50 races with 35 second places.
- How we roared, jumping in anticipation of a well earned place at the finish.
- Both swimmers recorded good times, with Louis taking another second place and Sam third.
- The Team Eurotech Porsche finished the race in third place.
uno de los tres primeros puestos en las carreras de caballos
7(in book, script, sequence)you've made me lose my place — me has hecho perder la página (/ la línea etc. ) por donde iba
- the audience laughed in all the right places — el público se rió cuando había que reírse
8.1(job)puesto masculinowe have places for 20 workers — tenemos 20 puestos de trabajo / 20 vacantes
- to fill a place — cubrir una vacante
- to have friends in high places — tener amigos influyentes
- This in turn frees up the health services and places in residential care.
- The growing shortage of care home places in the Forest means local pensioners who need long-term care often have to leave the area.
- She has been offered a place by Education Bradford at Rhodesway but says her daughter has no friends there.
- That child has been placed on the waiting list and will be offered a place as soon as one becomes available.
- She has been offered a place to study politics and modern history at Oxford.
- Many of our parents are also fearful about the existing masts and some have already applied for places at other schools in the area.
- In the long-term, a significant increase in places at dental schools is also expected to try to plug a severe shortage of dentists.
- This is because there is nowhere else for them to go, thanks to a severe shortage of places in care homes.
- There is now a shortage of care home places throughout the country.
- He has been offered places in assisted care homes in Boston Spa and Wakefield, but wants to stay near his family in York.
- Since 1997 they have also been allowed to offer similar places to eligible Australian students.
- The facility has got off to a flying start with most of the places already filled.
- It seems sad that men who have done such great work abroad are returning with no-one back home to fill their places.
- Do universities need to do more to make sure that students who are rejected know why they have not been offered a place?
- In England, undergraduate places have already been increased to help raise the number of new doctors.
- Seven sixth form students from Bootham School in York have been offered places to study at Cambridge or Oxford universities.
- The children have been offered places at Sandal Primary in Baildon, or schools in Shipley, Menston and Guiseley.
- City of York Council says it has lost 119 places in nursing and residential homes after closures in the past year.
- Students lucky enough to win one of the few places available here, feel sure they can make a living out of their work.
- Around the time of my diagnosis I had also been offered a place to study for an MPhil in philosophy.
8.2Britanico Escuela Universidadplaza femeninoa school/university place — una plaza en un colegio/en la Universidad
8.3(on team)puesto masculino
9(in argument)lugar masculinoin the first/second place — en primer/segundo lugar
- you shouldn't have been there in the first place! — en primer lugar / para empezar tú no deberías haber estado allí
10Matemáticascorrect to three decimal places — correcto hasta tres decimales
11(space, room)sitio masculinolugar masculinois there (a) place for one more suitcase? — ¿hay sitio / lugar para otra maleta?
- to give place to sth — dar paso a algo
1(put, position)ponercolocar(guards/sentries) poner(guards/sentries) apostar(sentries/guards) colocarshe placed the book in his hand — le puso el libro en la mano
- I'm very badly placed here to see what is happening — estoy muy mal ubicado para ver lo que está pasando
- how are they placed as regards finance? — ¿cuál es su situación a nivel financiero?
- I'm rather badly placed for time at present — en este momento no dispongo de mucho tiempo
- this places them at a disadvantage — esto los coloca en una situación de desventaja
- we were placed in an awkward position — nos pusieron en una situación muy violenta
- this places you under an obligation — esto te obliga / te compromete
- to place sb in custody — poner a algn bajo custodia
- he's been placed under observation — lo tienen en observación
- she's been placed under house arrest — está bajo arresto domiciliario
- to place one's confidence / trust in sb/sth — depositar su (/ mi etc. ) confianza en algn/algo
- I don't place much faith in the medical profession — no tengo mucha fe en los médicos
- he placed the blame on the lawyer in charge of the case — responsabilizó / le echó la culpa al abogado que llevaba el caso
- her promotion placed a great strain on their relationship — su ascenso provocó muchas tensiones en su relación
- he places a high value on originality — concede gran importancia a la originalidad
- I placed the matter in the hands of my lawyer — puse el asunto en manos de mi abogado
2(in hierarchy, league, race)I wouldn't place money that high on the list of priorities — para mí el dinero no ocupa un lugar tan prioritario
- national security should be placed above everything else — la seguridad nacional debería ponerse por encima de todo
- this victory places her among the top three — este triunfo la sitúa entre las tres primeras
- the team is currently placed fourth — actualmente el equipo ocupa el cuarto puesto / lugar
3(in horseracing)to be placed — llegar placé / colocado — en segundo o tercer lugar
4(find a home, job for)colocarthey placed her with a Boston firm — la colocaron / le encontraron trabajo en una empresa de Boston
5(advertisement) poner(phone call) pedir(merchandise/goods) colocarFinanzas (shares/money) colocarwe placed an order with Acme Corp — hicimos un pedido a Acme Corp
6(identify)(tune) identificar(tune) ubicar América Latinaher face is familiar, but I can't quite place her — su cara me resulta conocida pero no la ubico América Latina
7(locate, estimate)I would place the time of death at around eleven o'clock — estimo que su muerte se produjo alrededor de las once
- that would place (the date of) his arrival in Venice much further back — eso indicaría que su llegada a Venecia fue muy anterior
8(direct carefully)(ball/shot) colocar
1Deporteto place fourth/ninth — quedar en cuarto/noveno lugar
- his horse didn't even place — su caballo no llegó ni placé / colocado
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