In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gift/wine/book) elegir(gift/book/wine) escoger(wine/gift/book) seleccionar(candidate/team member) seleccionaryou have been selected from over 200 applicants — ha sido usted seleccionado de entre 200 candidatos
- the towns were selected at random — las ciudades fueron elegidas al azar
- reductions on selected models — rebajas en una selección de modelos
- Thirty sites were selected randomly from this list for further evaluation for inclusion in the project.
- Texts are carefully selected to represent topics that are relevant to the child's world.
- Williams was originally selected in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft by Chicago.
- Winners were selected on the basis of statistics provided by the Billboard Information Group.
- Two terms of elective subjects follow in which students may select from a wide variety of courses.
- Political parties usually have one powerful leader who carefully selects candidates from different socio-economic, regional, and ethnic backgrounds.
- You don't have the freedom to go everywhere, but you must often select from branching paths.
- Respondents are also informed as to how and why they were selected to participate.
- The recipient is selected by a committee of past award recipients.
- More than 5,000 pupils nominated their favourite teachers and the five winners were selected by a panel of judges.
- Potential students select from available programs, typically within their own cities or states.
- Eleven of the 40 amplified samples were selected randomly for DNA sequence analysis.
- Special prizes will be granted to winners selected by an expert jury in early December.
- A shortlist of 100 entries will be selected by a panel of judges.
- Of those who agreed, the post office then selected which branches to close.
- Colonies were then selected on the basis of size differences.
- Young teachers felt proud to be appointed and we could select from the best available.
- While there were many people vying, only one candidate was selected to represent the party.
- Panelists are carefully selected to participate in the sensory evaluations.
- Studies found that news stories involving national security are more likely to be selected by editors.
1(exclusive)(school) de élite(school) exclusivo(district) distinguido(district) exclusivo
2(choice)(fruit/wine) selecto(wine/fruit) de primera (calidad)
3(especially chosen)(group) selectoonly the select few — solo los escogidos
- a select audience — una selecta concurrencia
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