In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1verI can't see a thing! — ¡no veo nada!
- you can see the whole city from here — desde aquí se ve / se puede ver toda la ciudad
- we haven't seen her for a while — hace un tiempo que no la vemos
- there wasn't a policeman to be seen — no había ningún policía
- to see sb/sth + inf
- I didn't see her arrive — no la vi llegar
- we'll be sorry to see her go — nos va a dar pena que se vaya
- to see sb/sth -ing
- I can see somebody coming this way — veo venir a alguien
- I saw them walking hand in hand — los vi pasear / paseando tomados de la mano
- now see what you've done! — ¡mira lo que has hecho!
- I'll believe it when I see it — hasta que no lo vea no lo creo
1.2(witness)verI saw the accident — vi / (formal) presencié el accidente
- justice must be seen to be done — es necesario que la gente vea que se ha hecho justicia
- they're going to close it down — I'd like to see them try! — lo van a cerrar — ¡que lo intenten si se atreven!
- I won't stand by and see you insulted — no pienso permitir que te insulten
- Only if McConnell is bold enough to do this will we start to see real change in schools.
- That's so cool, and I can understand why after seeing this for the first time earlier on.
- I am going to be seeing a totally different way of life.
- We haven't seen the latest figures for working families tax credit take-up.
- Never before have I seen such a poor understanding of the highway code.
- Experts on such matters say they have rarely seen such a comprehensive and damning judgement.
- I do love my husband but I am now seeing a very different side of him.
- I was in many ways sad to leave, I had seen something of a different life, not all of it good but all of it an experience.
- The real measure of the GSC's impact will perhaps not be seen for another 10 years.
- The chief constable has made pledges in this regard and we want to see those kept.
- As an Irishman living abroad I've seen the changes in Ireland happening stage by stage.
- He would love nothing more than to see Stanley earn a place in the Conference.
- It's not something you ever want to see but you can understand why they took the foot off the gas.
- The event may have seen changes in its history, but the prestigious trophy is still as sought after as ever.
- One is also seeing some quite sharp differences there.
- But when we finish and stand back, it's impossible to understand what we're seeing.
- I am therefore pleased to see that serious consideration is being given to the provision of a skate park.
- I would like to see a more balanced view among church people for John's crime.
- It was an important political experience because we saw first-hand what life under Communism was like.
- We support change and want to see a situation that is fast, efficient and safe.
1.3(play/film) verdo you want to come and see the game? — ¿quieres venir a ver el partido?
- Doors will open an hour before race time so spectators can see some live entertainment.
- After watching The Sun, I'm looking forward to seeing the previous films.
- Censors at the British Board of Film Classification have not yet seen the film and are refusing to comment.
- There's some great talent here and I'm looking forward to seeing the films.
- I implore everyone who hasn't seen these three films to remedy that immediately.
- I saw this film several times, just to watch audience reactions to a particular scene near the end of the film.
- Having not seen the film, nor having any intention of doing so, I couldn't say.
- It's not necessary to have seen the film in order to appreciate the music.
- I'm looking forward to catching up with the previous movie, and seeing the next films whenever they come out.
- Now call me old fashioned, but I've seen the film and it's not for the faint-hearted, let alone a child.
- Sure, I jumped a little watching Scream, but I've never seen a film that has cost me a night's sleep.
- I only read the book last year but Sunday was the first time I had seen the film.
- It was like when I saw the film Magnolia recently and cried for the last hour because I thought it was so beautiful.
- This is the main reason why going to see short films should be just as easy as catching the latest blockbuster.
- I'd already seen the film at the cinema and I own the DVD but I wanted a fuller picture.
- Almost everyone has seen this film and felt like they have been punched in the stomach at its conclusion.
- Two hours after seeing the film, which highlights spring to mind?
- However, if you want a real game of the people, go and see some Rugby League.
- I watched them prepare for a game in Canberra, saw the game and then watched their recovery in Melbourne.
- After seeing the film once, watch it again and pay close attention to Bacri's acting choices.
1.4(look at, inspect)verI want to see what you've written — quiero ver qué has escrito
- see over/page 20 — ver al dorso/ver página 20
- may I see your ticket? — ¿me permite su entrada (or boleto etc.)?
- You only had to look at the coach skulking up and down the touchline throughout the second half to see that.
- Just from pure observation we have seen what have been till now undescribed behaviours.
- All these years later it is nice to see that he has not only mastered cue ball control himself but has the ability to pass it on to his pupil.
- He saw that his father noticed that to, but unlike Bertie he was not happy about it.
- She saw that he had written the word Love before his name, but cancelled it out messily.
- He was a most remarkable man, and I believe you can see that in the painting.
- You would have to experience the joy on their faces when they see that we really care for them.
- And if you read your policy you will see that the final payout was not guaranteed.
- She only needed to look into the black, pupilless eyes of her brother to see that.
- I see that you e-mailed on Tuesday, so I assume that you have managed to hold her off until now.
- His sleeves are turned under to fit - and he sees that I've noticed.
- Everybody could see that he could train a winner, good winners, but this was a different level of the game.
- But I saw that I was speaking to a man who was a shadow of his usual self.
- When my pudding arrived I was at first disappointed to see that the custard was just a decorative swirl.
- He sees that some were written in a different style so he has this whole list of names of people who are writing in his box and he's trying to collate them.
- Take a closer look and you'll see that it's also a wonderful time-saver when it comes to typing.
- From her expression, I could see that she was not sure why we were talking so much to her.
- Once he sees that she has noticed, he decides that maybe he won't bother to cry after all.
2.1(perceive, notice)verI can see you want to get rid of me — ya veo que quieres librarte de mí
- she's so in love, she can't see his faults — está tan enamorada que no le ve los defectos
- I don't know what she sees in him — no sé qué es lo que le ve / qué es lo que ve en él
- you can hardly see the join — apenas se nota la unión
- anyone can see she's upset — cualquiera se da cuenta de que está disgustada
- He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white T-shirt, black tracksuit trousers and trainers.
- Its windows were shuttered, so that no one could see into the court from outside.
- On a clear day the hills of the Isle of Man can be seen in the distance.
- There were a number of other witnesses who saw the incident from fairly nearby.
- I have actually seen people walk past my house with a full wheelbarrow.
- Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the accident to contact them.
- When you walk among the headstones and read the names, you can see into the future.
- He removed his sunglasses and I saw his dark blue eyes and the heavy bags under them.
- While he was inside the shop, he saw his dark blue car being driven away at speed.
- For as far as she could see in either direction the traffic on the motorway was motionless.
- I laughed and pushed him away as I saw the familiar blue pick up truck coming down the road.
- It worries me that people living in those flats could see into the bedrooms.
- She met the Pope during his 1982 visit and later saw him at the Vatican.
- Behind the counter there was a doorway through which Mike could see into the kitchen.
- Next to the table, she sees her favorite light blue dress draped over a chair.
- He opened his blue eyes and, seeing Wesley, grinned with a suddenness that was startling.
- He has often been seen wearing a blue and red hooded top and white trainers.
- From here you have a view over the whole mountain, and far in the distance you can even see Sofia.
- It comes apart, allowing us to see into the interior of each of the three floors.
- He said he was keen to speak to anybody who had seen Mr Hutchinson, possibly on Saturday night, on the path or in local pubs.
2.2(learn from reading, hearing)I see Mrs Baker's retiring — así que se jubila la señora Baker
- I see from your application form that … — he leído en su solicitud que …
3.1(meet)verI'm seeing him on Tuesday — lo voy a ver el martes
- when can I see you again? — ¿cuándo nos podemos volver a ver?
- do you see a lot of them? — ¿los ves a menudo?
- I looking forward to seeing Mark as we've been apart for a few days.
- Working together is a happy experience, she says, and is often the only chance they get to see each other.
- But after months of inner turmoil during which she continued seeing Main only as a friend, she decided to bring matters to a head.
- It may be their last chance to see each other, as Mr Spence feels he will be unable to undertake such a long journey again.
- Never mind playing together, they've hardly had the chance to see each other.
3.2informal (go out with)salir conthey've been seeing each other for two months — hace dos meses que salen juntos
- We continued seeing each other and he did it again, so I ended the relationship with him and asked him to support his child and leave me alone.
- She's still not seeing Lonny, the boyfriend she broke up with two novels back, but aches for him anyway.
- She couldn't continue seeing both Cartwright men, it wasn't fair to any of them, including her.
- I began seeing one of them regularly and she said she wanted to stay with me.
- The couple have been on a string of dates in Australia and have continued seeing each other since they returned to Europe
- While we saw each other regularly, our lives changed and we grew apart.
- It was purely circumstantial that I should meet them so soon after we started seeing each other, so I tried not to become too overwhelmed by the experience.
- The only guy I was seeing regularly was Raul, the cashier at the local Mexican takeout joint.
- Henry decides to continue seeing Lucy, in an attempt to find a way for her to remember him.
- My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other exclusively for a year now, and we always use condoms when we have sex.
- She accepts, and before long they are seeing each other regularly and falling in love.
- For Jones, that summer would have meant spending long days with Mitchell, the boyfriend she had been seeing for three months.
- I get told by some of our other mates she has been seeing other guys while her husband is offshore.
- They had a summer of champagne, discreet suppers and walks by the Seine, but after that they saw each other less regularly.
4.2(for consultation)veryou should see a specialist — deberías ver a / ir a un especialista
- I want to see the manager — quisiera ver al gerente / hablar con el gerente
- to see sb about sth
- you should see a doctor about that nail — deberías hacerte ver esa uña por un médico
- can I see you about something privately? — ¿podría hablar con usted de un asunto privado?
- I went to see her about the loan — fui a hablar con ella por lo del préstamo
- see your travel agent — consulte a su agente de viajes
- I then had to wait in the queue with all the other patients to see the same consultant as them.
- Another injury victim, Andy Heald, sees a specialist this week over his sciatica, but former skipper Davey Luker is unlikely to feature again this season due to work commitments.
- Lauren currently sees a physiotherapist who works on improving mobility in her weak limbs and also attends Chippenham's Springboard playgroup for children with special needs.
- A pupil at Knowleswood School, Holme Wood, Courtney is seeing a specialist next Tuesday to see how her foot can be re-built.
- He sees a specialist this week but it is thought the crack is already healing and it is hoped he will be fit for the start of the season next month.
- Kiwi keeper Mark Paston is seeing a specialist this week about a recurring stomach injury.
- Most people's symptoms are so mild that they don't bother to see a doctor about them.
- At school Shawn sees a physiotherapist and occupational therapist every day and has a speech and language therapist who work with and alongside the classroom staff.
- He only realised that he had dyscalculia when he went to see Professor Butterworth.
- Days before his death, Mrs West had gone to see a solicitor about beginning divorce proceedings.
- He thought that the bite was superficial and did not bother to see a doctor.
5(receive)veratenderthe doctor will see you now — el doctor lo verá / lo atenderá ahora
- It allows more patients to be seen sooner and this rapid assessment can lead to the earlier detection of serious illness.
- But the GTC report says that not all teachers with voice problems will be seen by a specialist.
- Light suggests that consultants be made to see NHS patients for a minimum of three days a week.
- He did not need hospital treatment but was seen by the police doctor.
- Ninety-nine per cent of patients are being seen inside the government target of four hours.
- It is understood the child will be undergoing surgery later today after being seen by a specialist.
- If your doctor or dentist refers you urgently with suspected cancer, you will be seen by a specialist within two weeks.
- The average waiting time to be seen for a consultation is three years and that time is also getting longer.
- Her mother wanted her to send for her father; he was sick and needed to be seen by a specialist soon.
- We were unhappy about my wife not being seen by any professional during the first trimester.
- With a sense of defeat, I included him on the list of patients to be seen by the consultant on his next ward round.
- Such patients also need to be seen by specialists quickly and as often as needed.
- Children registered at the practice will also continue to be seen under the NHS.
- He says it would reduce pressure on other practices in the town and give people more chance of being seen by a dentist.
6(understand)verI don't see any point in going — no veo qué sentido tiene ir
- he didn't see the joke — no entendió el chiste
- he's taking winter clothes, but I can't see the point — va a llevar ropa de invierno, pero no veo para qué
- I can see no reason to worry — yo no veo que haya ningún motivo para preocuparse
- do you see what I mean? — ¿entiendes?
- I fail to see what's so funny — yo no le veo la gracia / no veo qué tiene de gracioso
- you'll have to apologize — I don't see why I should — vas a tener que pedir perdón — no veo por qué
- I can see (that) you're in a difficult position, but … — me doy cuenta de / comprendo que estás en una situación difícil, pero …
- She knew nothing about the outdoor life but once he talked about it, he could see she understood his passion for it.
- They have no concept of what America is made of and even now they won't see that.
- Yet somehow the worthies who distribute our lottery money could not see that.
- The audience can see that he is acting the part of a gay man and can also see what it costs him.
- In considering citizenship, we saw that it entailed more than simply a formal badge of membership in a national community.
- You just have to look at how busy the practice range and the fitness trailer are each week on tour to see that.
- But the morose teenager could not see that he was doing anything wrong or illegal.
- When we have this tool, you will see that Americans will care more about the world.
- It may be understandable to see how a young man, fresh from a life of crime could paint such violent pictures.
- On my recollections I cannot see how we can consider voting for such a man.
- I can see that, confronted with two intruders in the middle of the night, you might lift a weapon in panic.
- If we look more closely at the figures we see that ethnic minorities are mainly concentrated in the lower ranks.
- If we look closely at our mind we can see that it is made up of individual thoughts.
- The flowers are getting tatty and I've driven by there often enough to see that.
- With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that the disruption was permanent.
- If we rid ourself of hindsight and our own contemporary mindset, we can see that they had no choice but to opt for the latter.
- It sure was great to see that this was the problem and to now know exactly how it feels when this is the problem.
- When you stop to consider, you see that it has a lot of the elements that make up a good line.
7(consider, regard)vertry to see things from my point of view — trata de ver las cosas desde mi punto de vista
- I see her more as a friend than a teacher — la veo más como amiga que como maestra
- I see nothing wrong in it — yo no le encuentro nada de malo
- Ryan sees Frannie as socially withdrawn yet privately self-confident.
- The issue at stake in all of this is the way in which society treats those who are seen as different.
- Taking a step back for a moment, a vertically integrated business sees itself quite differently to a functional or divisionalized organization.
- Decades later, these riots generally came to be seen as understandable upsurges against suffering.
- This was equally popular with the people of Ancient Rome and going to a race was seen as a family event.
- The event was seen as a big success and it is hoped to repeat it all next year.
- Otherwise, this public consultation will be seen as a cosmetic exercise.
- The medical profession sees itself, and is seen, as expert in understanding and managing disease.
- He saw himself as a professor of the holy scriptures and a teacher of the church.
- Speed, daring, and deep penetrations without regard to flank security came to be seen as essential.
- Both contain harm, and both could be seen as reasonable by different people.
- It sees itself as part of Europe, but also regards itself, and its workers in Western Europe, as a victim of systematic discrimination.
- He sees this severest of slumps slightly differently.
- Their situation was seen as a test case in an issue which will eventually affect dozens of homes on the Marine Valley estate.
- Sweeney sees this as a reflection of the far greater career choice available to graduates.
- Matt sees the Party as being split between four groups.
- What if everyone sees everything differently?
- Those close to him say that his ideas have become grandiose, that he sees himself in a different league, a league of front line leaders of the world.
- He sees himself as special, but to be that he has to get results.
- I think the baths will be seen as very different from everything else.
8.1(visualize)me, a writer? I can't see it, somehow! — ¿un autor, yo? ¡me cuesta imaginármelo!
- can you see him as a teacher? — ¿te lo imaginas de profesor?
- I can still see her face when she heard the news — es como si estuviera viendo la cara que puso cuando se enteró
8.2(envisage, foresee)I can see there'll be problems — veo que va a haber problemas
- to see sth/sb -ing
- I can't see it working — no creo que vaya a funcionar
- I can't see him being able to persuade her — no creo que la vaya a poder convencer
8.3US informal (accept)we could move Johnson over to Sales — OK, I can see that — podríamos pasar a Johnson a Ventas — bueno, eso me parece bien
9.1(find out, determine)verI went to see what was happening/what she wanted — fui a ver qué pasaba/qué quería
- I'll have to see what I can do — tendré que ver qué puedo hacer
- Out came the veterinary textbook to see whether guinea pigs can harbour scabies.
- It will be interesting to see whether, over the next decade or so, this has the hoped for effect on trial size.
- This was reason enough for me to investigate and see whether I would agree with him.
- It will be interesting to see whether an appeal by Pringle succeeds to any extent.
- We are undertaking a review to see if we can consider making any savings.
- It will be interesting for you to see whether your own approach took account of these points.
- It will be interesting to see whether the Ministers will have the courage to embrace this emotive issue.
- I then considered both points to see whether their placing in the chart was appropriate.
- He looked so set on some course of destruction that I decided to follow him to see what the outcome would be.
- Come to think of it, it would be interesting to see whether such theses are remotely true or not.
- It will be interesting to see whether the tradition of handing down family photos survives.
- It will be interesting to see whether this starts a spate of controversial videos in the next few months.
- It'll be interesting to see whether you still find them similar as the story continues.
- ‘If it's a success then we will consider seeing if it's feasible to have another one,’ she said.
- It will be interesting to see whether the BBC will consider them for an audio medium.
- At the time, police launched an investigation to see whether Miss Reid was breaking the law.
- Then we might see whether or not oil and gas producers charge less to their own countries than they do to the export market.
- So, with all due respect, let's see what the outcome is before passing judgement.
- It will be interesting to see whether this will encourage them to back this most radical option.
- It will be interesting to see how the club get on if they are given a new location and a new identity.
9.2(ensure)to see that
- the umpire's job is to see (that) there's fair play — la tarea del árbitro es asegurarse de que el juego sea limpio
- see (that) you're there on time — no vayas a llegar tarde
- see that it doesn't happen again — que no vuelva a suceder
- He saw to it that the club's property and income was maintained at a time when other clubs were closing down.
- But yesterday she saw to it that the rights of pensioners were kept in the public eye.
- In following up these, one would have to be careful to see that they were loops that led back to the main road and not dead ends.
- I have had them checked to see that they are sound, and they are no danger to any structure.
- As I was getting off the train, I checked to see that my wallet was stuck in the top of my bag.
- Trust and verify is drill jargon for reminding yourself to check the gun and see that it is not loaded.
- Without more ado, he saw to it that our request was granted, personally organising delivery of the said jerseys.
- He saw to it that all his children received a good education, and most of his daughters were to hold significant court positions.
10.1(experience, undergo)I doubt if I'll live to see it — no creo que yo llegue a verlo / que yo llegue a ver el día
- she won't see 40 again — ya no vuelve a cumplir los 40
- I don't think he'll see 60 — no creo que llegue a cumplir 60
- I want to travel and see (a bit of) life — quiero viajar y ver mundo
- his hair looks like it's never seen a brush! — parece que se hubiera peleado con el peine
10.2(be the occasion of)in a week which has seen the start of … — en una semana que ha visto el inicio de …
- after 24 hours of violence which saw several people dead — después de 24 horas de violencia que arrojó un saldo de varios muertos
- next Thursday sees the launch of the new model — el próximo jueves es la fecha señalada para el lanzamiento del nuevo modelo
- This week also sees a special free Christmas raffle with fabulous prizes on offer.
- Last year's General Election saw the SSP standing in all of Scotland's Westminster seats.
- Next Saturday afternoon sees the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, the last Group 1 race of the British season.
- Next May sees full council elections across England and Wales, and the BNP is aiming to pick up seats in target areas such as West Yorkshire and Barking, east London.
- The dramatic reconstruction sees Cornwall's tropical gardens impersonating the sweltering heat of Darien.
- This year sees the club celebrating both the Centenary of Rotary International and the 40th Anniversary of the North Cotswolds Club.
- The 15 months since that night have seen the Libertines break up, make up and almost fall apart.
- The series of television debates in the American presidential elections has seen ratings soar.
- Mr Frost said the school had chosen an integrated approach to IT, which sees computers incorporated into every lesson, rather than segregated off into a separate suite.
- Wednesday also sees the Community Association meeting.
- Saturday night sees Keane play at Southampton Guildhall.
- This is yet another event to have seen an increase in number as last year were just four teams entered.
- This Monday sees publication of a draft bill for reform of the House of Lords, with support from senior figures in all three parties.
- Tomorrow sees the first Emergency 999 event, which will see York cycling paramedic Mark Inman put to the test.
- We are now right in the middle of the sheep sales and Saturday sees the annual Blakey event, where there are over 2,600 breeding sheep and store lambs.
- This month sees the first professional pantomime at Leatherhead Theatre in seven years.
- That year saw the first Festival with Lord Harewood as director, and the featured composer was Schoenberg.
- Every day that passes sees the obituary columns of broadsheet newspapers bring us more examples.
- The final move sees operations manager King take up the post of Brentford's general manager.
- The last few days of this election campaign will now see a bitter fight over the most hated man in America.
11.1(escort, accompany)acompañarto see sb to the door — acompañar a algn a la puerta
- to see sb home — acompañar a algn a su casa
11.2informal (bring, last)$500 should see you to the end of the month — con 500 dólares debería alcanzarte / te deberías poder arreglar hasta fin de mes
- that's enough to see me till tomorrow — con eso me alcanza hasta mañana
12(in poker)I'll see your five, and raise five more — voy tus cinco y subo otros cinco
- I'll see you — te veo
1.1verI can see better from here — desde aquí veo mejor
- can you see inside? — ¿ves algo adentro?
- to see into the future — ver el futuro
1.2(look, inspect)versee for yourself! — ¡compruébalo tú mismo!
2(understand, realize)vercan't you see he loves you? — ¿no te das cuenta de / no ves que te quiere?
- I see — (accepting explanation) entiendo
- he's deaf, you see — es que es sordo ¿sabes?
- it works like this, you see? — funciona así ¿ves?
3(consider, think)verlet's see — vamos a ver
- I'll see, but I can't promise anything — voy a ver, pero no te puedo prometer nada
4(find out)verwill the car start? — I'll see — ¿arrancará el coche? — vamos a ver
- will it work? — try it and see — ¿funcionará? — prueba a ver
- what's going on? — you'll soon see — ¿qué pasa? — ya lo verás
1(look)let's have a see! — ¡déjame ver!
1(diocese)sede femeninothe Holy See — la Santa Sede
- The sees of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews in the east, and of Glasgow in the west have been co-equals since the Middle Ages.
- In ecclesiastical affairs, the see of Canterbury claimed a comparable hegemony.
- The sees which they founded in Meissen, Magdeburg, and Merseburg all became major vineyard owners.
- Responding to long-reiterated complaints, the Council of Trent had insisted that ordinaries reside in their sees.
- In his last years he wanted to resign his see to become a Cistercian himself, but was refused.
- The title of archbishop ceased to be used for these two sees of the episcopal church in Scotland after the revolution of 1688.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.