In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1masculino asientomasculino asientomasculino sillínmasculino asientofemenino butacaplease have / take a seat — siéntese, por favor
- please take your seats for dinner — pasen a la mesa, por favor
- I took a seat at the back — me senté en el fondo
- I had a window seat — me tocó un asiento junto a la ventanilla
- I've got two seats for tonight's performance — tengo dos entradas para la función de esta noche
- there aren't any seats left — (in cinema) no quedan localidades
- he kindly gave me his seat — muy amablemente me cedió el asiento
- can you keep my seat for me? — ¿me guardas el lugar / el asiento?
- to take a back seat — dejar que otros asuman las responsabilidades (/ tomen las decisiones etc. )
2.1(of chair)asiento masculino
- He sat, not on the seat of the bench, but on the back, his feet resting on the seat.
- Royce looked around the small living room from her seat on the couch, not looking at all comfortable.
- The seat of this wood-slat stool lifts off to reveal a handy storage container.
- Facing a bench or chair, place the right foot on the bench or the seat of the chair.
- Filthy, smelly toilets: flooded, missing their seats, and covered in obscene graffiti.
- I got up from my comfy seat on the couch and answered it, just so it would stop ringing.
- Artemis sat on top of the back of a chair, his bare feet resting on the seat.
- Tack pairs of ribbons on either side of the cover where the seat joins the back.
- The package Campbell had brought the night before rested unassumingly on the seat of my chair.
- Ryan laughed from his comfy seat on the olive green armchair.
- He sat up straight, gripped the seat of the stool and, for the first time in his life, shivered.
- The upright wooden chairs have raffia seats - on every table a sprig of red carnations.
- I raised the armrest between two seats and covered our laps with the light blanket.
- I love it because bartenders in airports ask you for ID even if you look 106 and the toilets seats dispense nifty plastic covers with the wave of your hand.
- Conner disappeared down the hallway, and I took a seat on a couch.
- I headed into the bathroom and was greeted by a chilling site: the seat was up!
- Theresa smiled faintly at me, a sideways smile because her head was still resting on the toilet seat.
- Invariably they have cushioned seats and foot rests.
- In the middle of the room was round, low table surrounded by a couch with two seats and three chairs.
- Another oven is brought out - a stool with the seat cut out - so the cake tin can sit over the hole.
2.2(of garment)fondillosfundillos América del Surto fly by the seat of one's pants — dejarse guiar por el instinto
- The girl sighed at the dark stain that covered the seat of her pants.
- The lengthwise stability reduces bagginess in the garment knees and seat.
- As she was doing this, the instructor worked her tail through a hole in the seat of the garment.
- Is there an " X " on the seat of your pants?
- And for extra room in the seat, try jeans with a low waist, low pockets and a bit of a flare around the ankle.
2.3(euphemistic) (buttocks)trasero masculino coloquial
- They tossed beach balls to one another between the decks and nibbled on cucumber sandwiches as they shook sand from the towels covering their seats.
2.4(of rider)to have a good seat — montar bien
- to lose one's seat — caerse del caballo
3.1Políticaescaño masculinobanca femenino Río de la Platacurul masculino Colombiathe Republicans won/lost the seat — los republicanos obtuvieron/perdieron el escaño (/ la banca etc. )
- to have a seat on a committee — ser miembro de una comisión
- Labour will lose the Maori seats in this election.
- In 1867, the Maori won the right to a certain number of reserved seats in Parliament.
- He also unsuccessfully sought Liberal Party preselection in 1990 to contest a seat in the Australian Parliament.
- An electoral system includes procedures for translating individual votes into seats in the legislature.
- Of the country's 7,424 state legislative seats, 22 percent are held by women.
- The additional directly elected seats are also expected to attract more democrats to join the race.
- In 1945 he won the safe Tory parliamentary seat of Chislehurst for Labour.
- She claimed the Tories could win all five Labour parliamentary seats in Merton and Wandsworth at the next general election.
- Of all state legislative seats nationwide, Republicans had won or were leading in 3,647, Democrats in 3,630.
- Against the tide of history the presidential party had gained congressional seats at the mid-term elections.
- In all, there were 153 congressional and state legislative seats in play in California last November.
- Upper house elections are held every three years, with roughly half the seats up for re-election.
- At present, only one-third of the 60 legislative seats are directly elected.
- A vacant senate seat is usually filled by appointment by the state's governor.
- Only half of the 60 seats in the Legislative Council, the lawmaking body, are elected directly.
- The rest of the seats, about half, would go to independents - but the parties would have a role in nominating these independents.
- The redrawn constitution of 1975 established a single legislative body with three hundred seats.
- He left the MAC to pursue a successful bid for a seat in the legislature.
- There would be no basis on which anybody could ask me to vacate my seat in Parliament.
- We will be standing in all 59 parliamentary seats across Scotland.
- The government lost a safe parliamentary seat in Wyre Forest because of its plans to close Kidderminster Hospital.
- Other Greens will compete for other statewide offices and for state legislative seats.
- Also, the proportional representation system used in the Assembly elections means that votes do not translate directly into seats.
- When he was 21, his father bought him a parliamentary seat for the Irish borough of Cashel.
- Labour took five seats with the rest being held by independents.
3.2(Britanico) (constituency)distrito electoral masculino
4.1(center)sede femeninothe seat of government — la sede del gobierno
- universities and other seats of learning — las universidades y otros centros de enseñanza
- It was once a garrison town, a market centre and an important seat of learning.
- The question of the site of the Federal capital and seat of the Federal government and so on was of little significance.
- The beck breaks to the surface at the site of the former seat of the city's textile industry.
- Strasbourg is a central seat of administration for them, that's right, just as it is for the European Commission.
- While the seat of power still rests in the city zone, there are signs that the game is becoming very popular in many provincial schools.
- These first forts at Madras, Bombay and Calcutta were the principal seats from where the Company oversaw its affairs.
- Under Charlemagne and his heirs, the royal court's principal seats were Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) and Paris.
- He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.
4.2(of family)residencia femeninocasa solariega femenino
- Her brother and mother have sent her to the Castlewood seat in the country; to be away from the attentions of the Prince.
- Kilkenny castle was built in the 12th century and was the principal seat of the Butlers until 1935.
- He was now taking a seat on the swivel chair that went with the desk.
- Jennifer climbed into the driver's seat of the car and ignited the engine.
- Benches are more flexible than stools or individual seats because you can squeeze in more people along them.
- Walking quickly back into my home from the mailbox, I went to the kitchen and plopped down in a seat at the dining table.
- Maddy slid into his creative writing desk, several seats away from where Linda had been sitting for a while.
- Only back row seats are left, leaving just 80 tickets available per match.
- Finding the rear seats occupied by white men, she sat in the front section of the car.
- There are still a few vacant seats on the bus to Knock on Sunday, September 26.
- Keith watches me from his seat at the kitchen table, his eyes are a mix of anger, amazement and confusion.
- Also new are the rear reclining seats, which recline up to 10 degrees.
- Barron's enthusiastic in his greetings until he realizes the only empty seat is next to me.
- She settled against the cushioned leather seat and listened to the air controlled calm in the cabin.
- She talks sitting perched on the edge of a seat in her sitting room, her arms neatly folded in her lap.
- The pilot's seat had been removed and placed in the sand and it made the perfect picture.
- In that case the seating available for passengers comprised three single seats and a bench seat 7 ft 4 ins in length.
- I smiled and got in the empty front passenger seat of the black Escalade.
- Those who attend school are often seen walking there carrying tins or plastic or wooden stools as seats since many school have no furniture.
- One improvement is its over all look: the re-upholstered seats, new tables, carpets in the front room and the clean and fresh feel of the place.
- On the plane, I sat in my window seat, and another passenger has the aisle seat.
- She took a vacant seat at the table and looked over the map as well.
- She escaped to the solace of the dark bedchamber, easily finding the window bench seat without a candle.
- I sat down in the white chair while Dr. Clark took a seat on a stool that sat to my left.
- The stage was marvellously decorated to look like a shabby pub with its bar stools, spongy seats, Guinness mirrors and jukebox.
- From her seat at the kitchen table, Miri took a small sip of her tea and swung one leg toward the housekeeper.
- The airline will fly two daily round-trip flights on 50 - seat regional jets.
- The stone furniture includes cupboards, beds and seats.
- Some audience members took their seats more than 30 minutes ago.
- I had arrived early enough to get an aisle seat in an exit row.
- The marginal cost of filling an empty seat on a plane that's going anyway is almost nothing.
- Milly gave him a radiant smile and ushered him into the room, onto one of the seats at the kitchen table.
- The large rear door provides great access to comfy seats with unbelievable legroom.
- All the while, audience members sit in their seats, wondering how these illusions are possible.
- During the return flight to Philadelphia we settled into plush leather seats.
- Jenny and Jim watched him get up passively from his seat at the kitchen table.
- There are only so many seats around the cabinet table.
- He has removed reclining seats, so now passengers have to endure the whole flight sitting up straight.
- She returned to her seat at the writing desk just as Richard and Adam entered the room.
- Before I know it he's sitting in the driver's seat next to me and starting the car.
- The gear is fused into a series of thick, metallic protective boxes situated between the vehicle's passenger and driver seats.
- The interiors have soft colours, stone and cement walls, wooden cushioned seats and sofas in the A / C room.
2(child) sentarthe usher will seat you — el acomodador le indicará su asiento
- please be seated — tomen asiento, por favor
- to remain seated — permanecer sentado
- to seat oneself — sentarse
3(have room for)(auditorium) tener cabida para(auditorium) tener capacidad parahow many does the bus seat? — ¿cuántas plazas / cuántos asientos tiene el autobús?
- this table seats 6 — en esta mesa caben seis personas
4(locate)a concept deeply seated in the national psyche — un concepto muy arraigado en la idiosincracia nacional
1Britanico(trousers/skirt) hacer bolsa
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