In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(now)en este momentoactualmentewe are presently discussing the matter — en este momento / actualmente estamos discutiendo el problema
- The commissioner said presently it was not possible to conduct surgeries in these hospitals.
- Helen's presently packing her bags for a trip home to England for the holidays.
- The town is presently prosperous, bustling and busy - let's keep it that way.
- It is the highest honour the Council can award, and is an honorary title presently held by only a handful of individuals.
- In all my years I have never, ever, seen the roads within our urban area in as poor a state as they presently are.
- That is why the council is presently consulting with all interested parties about what people want from a new building.
- It presently has room for 70 pupils and will have about 120 children on the site.
- He is presently writing new material, and is in a Dublin studio this week to record his first single.
- Steve Finn, a seasoned television director, is presently working on his feature debut.
- Problems, in fact, are many with traffic congestion presently leading the list.
- One full time teacher is employed and there are 11 students presently on the course.
- Speed restrictions are presently in place and customers also experience a bumpy ride over this section of track.
- Storage space for such a quantity of oil is presently lacking, and new facilities may need to be built.
- The need for these efforts arises because of the age of some of the equipment presently in the playground.
- Social Security systems in the Caribbean are presently faced with quite a challenge.
- Mr Parrott said he hopes the new building will be open soon as presently the group has nowhere regular to meet.
- Most of the directors are presently siding with Georgine in covering up the report.
2(soon)I'll be with you presently — enseguida / en un momento estoy contigo
- presently, he started to come round — pronto empezó a recobrar el conocimiento
- I intend to deal in some greater detail with the decision of the Supreme Court presently.
- The computer this is being typed on will presently be packed into its shipping box, stuck in a truck for several days, and then a garage for a month.
- I was soon lost in my thoughts again, and presently fell asleep from sheer exhaustion.
- Now that the design is about done, construction will begin presently.
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