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(location)posición femeninoubicación femenino América Latinacan you give me your exact position? — ¿puede darme su posición exacta?
- enemy positions — posiciones enemigas
- [ S ]position closed — ventanilla cerrada
- they took up their positions in the parade — ocuparon sus puestos en el desfile
- policemen had taken up positions around the building — los policías se habían apostado alrededor del edificio
- the castle occupies a commanding position above the town — el castillo domina la ciudad desde lo alto
- they changed position — se cambiaron de lugar / de sitio
- to be in position/out of position — estar en su sitio/fuera de lugar
- The ceiling was high up from reach; oil drums and metallic cases were situated at nice positions, perfect for hiding.
- Taliban anti-aircraft positions were located on a hill nearby and the neighborhood, Wazir Akbar Khan, was home to many Taliban officials.
- His work in this area was aimed at locating the position of enemy guns.
- On the other hand, Ben has dived the wreck located at the position given for the Saxon Briton.
- He made another important contribution in using a grid to locate positions of places on the Earth.
- In more recent times it has been located at its present position, adjacent to the meat processing plant.
- With nowhere to go, the swelling water easily enters households situated at low positions.
- My other car, which has been off the road for 10 years, is parked in an identical position and that wasn't ticketed.
- He needed to locate their defensive positions.
- There should never have been a car park in such a position of prominence as it is in Church Street.
- Civilian users can locate their position on Earth to an accuracy of about thirty feet.
- Mr Roberts and the crew later located the position of the wreckage which they marked with an orange buoy.
- It used GPS to locate his position on the ground and display the map of that area on his sensors.
- Still, when you land it is nice to have a few place names to help you locate your position.
- This is determined by the simple expedient of the listener holding a microphone to locate their position in the room.
- The trajectory could then be plotted and extrapolated backwards so that its position could be located.
- Although I know several swims well I will always use the plumbing rod to locate the exact positions that I want to fish.
- In the time it took to pick up the chart and locate our position, our HF antenna iced up.
- Bringing the pole down into a horizontal position, my right arm out behind me, locating the position of my left hand was easy.
- We moved all of our vehicles and soldiers from Camp Fallujah to a position about 1 mile north of the city.
- He was part of a troop of lightweight Bren gun carriers whose job was to go out ahead of the army to locate the positions of German Panzer tanks hidden in the sand dunes.
- Don't we need provisions in player contracts that require the players to accept positions on the Olympic team?
- We just had a quality group of players at all positions, including defense, offense, and special teams.
- The team spent the rest of the draft wisely looking for backups at depth-shy positions and special team players.
- This will be a classic battle between two of the premier players at their positions.
- The opening quarter was a game of dueling field positions.
- Each player is assigned one position and he can only play that particular spot all year.
- The players at the power positions for this team look as though they've spent the past six months losing weight, not lifting weights.
- You have only to look at his record of assists and willingness to pass to players in better positions to see that.
- Having two of the world's best players in key positions certainly helps a team be considered great.
- There is enough money available to go after the best at those positions, or the team could sign second-tier players who would provide upgrades.
- The reason is the team thinks it has several players who play multiple positions.
- If you do it sooner, you might miss out on some players at other positions who immediately can fill starting roles.
- This is one of the deeper areas of the team because several players can play two positions.
- All defensive players have shifted positions according to the rules for this defense.
- Fortunately for the team, second base and left field are positions where leadoff hitters can be found, making the task a little easier.
- Shortstop and third base are the positions the team is most concerned with entering the 2001 season.
- Players switching positions is as old as the game itself.
- Third base once was a position flush with players with outsize offensive numbers.
- Smith is putting an emphasis on speed at all defensive positions and wants every player moving to the ball at top speed to create turnovers.
- Good coaching is putting your players in positions where they have a chance to be successful.
2.1(posture)posición femeninopostura femenino
- The walls, which can be moved to any number of positions, have been arranged so that visitors can enjoy intriguing and compelling vistas of Klee's works.
- When the water subsided, his body was recovered in the exact position.
- The big pile of bedding to the left is our futons which I've expertly arranged into a sitting position.
- We started with some yoga positions, including 12 postures of suryanamaskar.
- When pasting the red paper on the door, the character fu must be arranged in an upside-down position.
- He stretched and arched his back, which was aching from the position he had been reclining in.
- Among the items on the second list were stress positions for up to 45 minutes, sleep deprivation for up to 72 hours and use of muzzled dogs.
- Is it hard on a vehicle for it to idle in a stationary position for long periods of time - and why or why not?
- It was a reclined position tricycle that you lay down in to use.
- These cards would then be arranged in their correct positions to make up a whole orchestra.
- When ready to pounce the wasp moves swiftly when its prey is usually in a stationary position.
- Chair arms should be used only if they do not obstruct your sitting position and posture
- More fuel is used to get a vehicle moving from a stationary position, causing more pollution.
- For example, the hands can contract into positions in which they can't be used.
- First, a laser can be aimed from awkward positions, like reclining in bed or sprawled on the floor.
- They can be reclined to a flat position providing a full length sleeping area.
- Perhaps it's some leftover pack instinct, when my dog folds himself into the most uncomfortable positions in order to nuzzle my face when I'm upset.
2.2(stance, point of view)postura femeninoposición femenino
- For his part, Okalik said his position on the human rights law remains unchanged.
- His position on euthanasia grew from a principled view of patients' rights.
- In the meantime, he called on the government to clarify its position on the matter.
- That would have meant abandoning the conference and pushing the executive's position to rank and file members.
- This article states the libertarian position on immigration in a fairly reasonable way.
- Some will remember that these pages have indicated my position on a number of Harris' policies.
- Could you state your position on the referendum, and in what ways have you been misunderstood?
- I apologise for the way in which my position on decommissioning was misrepresented.
- Factionalism implies a degree of coherence or constraint in a group's position on issues: we expect certain policy positions to go together.
- Regardless of your viewpoint, the chances are that you hold a passionate position on this argument.
- Is it possible to take a position on violence as a means towards an end, regardless of the nature of that end?
- He simply assumes that the liberal position on these issues is unassailable.
- The orthodox view can then be contrasted with the revisionist position on these issues.
- What is worse is that they assume that their view constitutes a feminist position on the issue.
- The prime minister has made his position clear: ‘The law must be the law, no matter who you are or what influence you have,’ he declared.
- Opinions, ideas, viewpoints, positions, perspectives, angles, impressions - now these I can handle.
- I explained my position on the republic in terms which I won't repeat here but which are set out on my website.
- Now if France wants to take a different position on certain issues, fine, I don't mind, why should that make me worry?
- He said his position on a public inquiry would not be changing.
3.1femenino posiciónmasculino puestomasculino lugarin second/third position — en segundo/tercer puesto / lugar
- Women don't emerge from sexual exploitation into positions of power, respect or admiration.
- Now the whole social situation, including the position of women, has become more complex.
- What seems to remain the same, however, is that men retain their monopoly of positions involving power and authority.
- I am now considering my options in relation to my position in the Labour party.
- Starting the day in first position after the first round, Watson continued from where he left off to win the title.
- Everyone wants to play for each other, but we're all in different positions at club level, so some will be out to prove a point
- But this race was all about Fernandez and from his leading position he was not going to allow Hartl get within striking distance of his direct trip to the semi-final.
- He considered the position of women in his society as a form of slavery.
- A good overall education program should promote understanding of the cooperative's character, governance, finances, policies, operations and market position.
- How should a writer determine his/her position in relation to the rest of humanity?
- Women typically use the speech style they do because they are in less powerful positions in relation to men.
- When it comes to the interviewees' relative positions on the status scales, the interviewer was, in fact, blind.
- I feel languorous about my world, and of my position and importance in it.
3.2formal (job, post)puesto masculinoa position of responsibility/trust — un puesto de responsabilidad/confianza
- We have therefore decided to decline the offer of discussions on a possible position on the Liberal Democrat executive.
- He received a position at the University of Rostock but was appointed to a lectureship at Groningen in the same year.
- He had been offered a position at Berlin University and Minna and her family were keen to move there.
- An often-impenetrable glass ceiling limits many women seeking executive level positions in corporate America.
- An increase in the number of junior and senior level positions is now evident, but recruitment continues at a relatively sluggish pace.
- He held positions of importance in the government but was relieved of these posts by President Bashir in 1999-2000.
- This would secure jobs and create new positions, he asserted.
- At that time, I was running for elections for the position of external relations Officer.
- In addition to his mathematics position, he was appointed to a divinity lectureship in 1845.
- There are some paid positions, but at levels below what any mainstream publication would consider a skeleton staff.
- The president has filled a number of high level positions since being re-elected.
- Brewing has become a fashionable career option for women, who are going on to fill positions at senior level in the industry.
- I accepted and became the first Jew to hold a tenured position in the mathematics department.
- Most people in high level government positions today are intimately connected with big business.
- Some agency positions would be affected by the reduction by the end of 2003.
- Why do so few women make it top level positions - not just in corporations but in science and engineering?
- Britain's biggest insurer said it would attempt to find alternative employment for those staff whose positions are affected.
- It usually appoints its cronies to positions of importance.
- His resignation from his position on Monday afternoon last came as a big shock to the soccer public in Waterford.
- Mr Andrew Laing took up the position on Monday, succeeding Mr Graeme Napier, who has recently been made a sheriff.
3.3(social standing)posición femenino
4(situation, circumstances)situación femeninoour economic position has improved — nuestra situación económica ha mejorado
- the workforce is in a strong bargaining position — los trabajadores están en una buena posición para negociar
- what's the current position with regard to deliveries? — ¿cúal es la situación con respecto a las entregas?
- it put us in a difficult/an awkward position — nos puso en una situación difícil/delicada
- (if I were) in your position — yo en tu lugar
- put yourself in my position — ponte en mi lugar
- Jean's in the best position to know — Jean es quien mejor puede saberlo
- you're in no position to criticize — no eres la persona más indicada para criticar
- I'm not in a position to help them at the moment — en este momento no estoy en condiciones de prestarles ayuda
- I'm in the fortunate position of having a private income — tengo la suerte de disponer de rentas
- I am not in a position to judge the financial standing of either company.
- After all, the government says it will continuously review its position as the situation changes.
- Any significant increase in costs could affect the financial position adversely.
- A council spokesperson said he was not in a position to answer the query on the double yellow lines.
- Your Honour, the position is this in relation to the conduct of the matter so far.
1colocarponerpolice had been positioned at both ends of the street — habían apostado policías a ambos extremos de la calle
- he positioned himself between the two guests of honor — se situó entre los dos invitados de honor
- The staff can keep an eye on everyone from their centrally positioned work station.
- For dinner on the second evening, Captain Lampe positioned the ship near the walls of the Monaco glacier.
- Maines prefers to balance objects together before welding to compare different ways of positioning her sculptures.
- Matt nodded and stood up, carefully positioning his arms underneath her and picking up her small form.
- Grabbing a chair, she positioned it underneath a particular spot on the ceiling.
- The driver positioned the car so that the front passenger door was right in front of me.
- As a general rule, you should always avoid positioning a child's cot too close to the entrance door of the bedroom.
- Remove the liner from the adhesive back and press it against the bottom of the door, positioning it for maximum contact with the floor.
- Overall, the instruments are well positioned, and twin cowls for the main dials add to the car's overall sporting theme.
- Native or closely related species of trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants and grasses are positioned close to the perimeter.
- When installing a boiler, you need to think about ventilation and positioning the flue.
- Unusually, the petrol flap release button is positioned in the middle of the driver's door panel.
- The property is beautifully positioned on a large site, with ample space for an extension.
- Many cameras were poorly positioned when first installed, while others are more than ten years old, it is claimed.
- The restaurant is conveniently positioned near West Croydon train station, with plenty of parking space.
- The cafeteria lunch servers are positioned near the doors with bags of chips, cookies, and soda in case you need a quick recharge.
- Stand with one leg slightly bent behind you, positioning your foot on a small, sturdy rock or stump no more than a foot high.
- She watched him grab the chair and positioned it in front of her and sat resting a foot on his knee.
- The rain stopped as soon as we had positioned ourselves in the doors and windows overlooking the lawn and the porch.
- They also say that positioning the radiators on the opposite side of the room from the window can cause draughts.
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