In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(recover)(territory/freedom/strength) recuperar(territory/freedom/strength) recobrarto regain consciousness — volver en sí
- to regain one's composure — recobrar la compostura
- to regain the lead — volver a ponerse en cabeza
- Wool production recovered but never regained its former economic importance.
- Then we must work hard later in life to regain the abilities we had as children.
- The leader of the monks was taken aback, but quickly regained his composure.
- Under Deng Xiaoping, the reformers slowly regained control of the country.
- One can only hope that after a period away, he regains his strength and returns for another round with Africa, in all her loves and her sadnesses, too.
- Hamlet names him new ruler of Denmark before he dies, and Fortinbras regains all of his father's lost land, and becomes King of Denmark.
- Large classes of freight traffic were lost, as well, never to be regained.
- Quickly regaining his composure he whipped out a cigarette and a bottle of beer.
- Woodson intends to return only if he regains full strength.
- They can't, and don't need to, wait until Democrats regain power.
- When she had finally regained consciousness she wasn't surprised to find Dai missing.
- And if the Republicans regain the Senate in November he may get his way.
- Wilson has regained the ability to laugh at himself and Mr Young said his recent progress had been tremendous.
- The House of Commons itself would regain much of the power lost over the last three years.
- He had gotten back to third lieutenant but never regained his confidence or former rank.
- After getting over his shock and confusion, Candide regains his optimism when he reaches Venice.
- He spent three months in hospital but began to regain feeling in his limbs.
- Ciresi lost the primary, but Grams lost the general election and failed to regain his Senate seat.
- It is vital to this country that the Festival regain its world class status and ambition.
- I tried to slowly regain control of myself the next day.
2(return to)(shore) llegar a(shore) alcanzar
- Plans are now taking shape to ensure that the building regains its place at the creative centre of arts and science with a new bid to create a creative industries centre within its walls.
- Doncaster regained third place in the league overtaking Sheffield Collegiate who did not have a league game.
- Thus the viol consort has to some extent regained its place as the chamber ensemble par excellence.
- York City Knights star Trevor Krause has regained his place in the National League Two team of the month.
- The lost corner of the west had regained its central position and Europe had reclaimed its east.
- The Blair government meanwhile is desperate to regain the high ground on its decision to go to war.
- Her main target is to regain the world No 1 spot she held for three weeks in the autumn.
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