In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(relating to human society)(change/reform/unrest) socialthe social contract — Política el acuerdo económico y social
- Science as a social endeavor is seen as a collective project for the improvement of social structures.
- His diaries indicated he is aware of the social crises in his community and does something about them.
- For centuries, marriage has been a basic element of social organization in societies around the world.
- The earliest Bulgarian American political organizations grew out of social need.
- Indeed, the rural exodus changed the social structure of the rural population in the South irrevocably.
- Architecture has always been a mirror to the social structure of a society.
- To a certain degree, this can dilute the urge to protest in real life and is therefore useful for social stability.
- He was also the founder of a number of educational and social organizations.
- Yesterday dozens of people attended a street party in Avebury Road, specially designed to break down social barriers.
- Very few organizations have completely homogeneous social structures.
- The aim is to raise standards in areas with social problems and therefore improve the average across the county.
- Drawing on the support and resources of the community, known as social capital, is a common theme in ethnic enterprises.
- Devotees believe that, if enough people meditate in a community, social tensions ease and crime rates fall.
- A portion of the money raised will be donated to various civil rights and social organizations.
- We should follow his example to meet our needs and social obligations.
- Let them hear from you with your ideas on how social and community problems can be tackled.
- Policymakers are increasingly worried about social fragmentation within local communities.
- We have stated that we support business as long as it retains an ethical outlook with a concern for social responsibility and the community.
- The Government has a key role to play in helping individuals and communities deal with the social effects of change.
- Binge drinking can cause significant health problems for young people and it is now clear it is a major social problem in our communities.
1.2(relating to rank, status)(status/class) socialamong social equals — entre gente de su misma clase (social)
- a social climber — un arribista
- social elite — élite
- There is no distinction of class, wealth or social status made during the exercise, and all are treated as equal.
- Money, social status, talent, opportunity and chance all define the contours of our inequality.
- Annapolis had a large number of bachelors among those of high social rank.
- My social status among my friends rocketed as I was the only one with my own television.
- His elevated social status allowed him to speak out on issues in exactly the way that he saw fit, no matter what the consequences.
- Previously batik's motifs and colors indicated the social status of the users.
- She said the amount of disposable income people had to spend on fruit and vegetables was related to social status.
- You should feel proud of yourself for not being shallow and liking someone for social status or looks.
- With this success has come lots of positions in government, and a new social status for election winners within the party.
- When there is no cash, there is no social mobility and therefore no threat to the status quo.
- It seems that our perceptions of beauty are determined largely by our perceptions of social status.
- Class was defined as the individual's social status based partly on economic factors.
- Unlike the hereditary peerages of old, knighthoods are not bestowed according to birth or social status.
- The rank and social standing of the subjects of portraiture are also expressed by conventions, which shift with time.
- Sending a cool email link to a friend shows you are thinking of them and know what they like, and can therefore increase your social standing.
- That was when the presence of imported equipment in the house spelt social status and turned the neighbours green with envy.
- ‘Women are not marrying for social status or financial security any more,’ he said.
- Furthermore, clocks were a symbol of wealth and social status at that time.
- Statistically, females tend to marry men with a higher social status.
- For centuries, spouse selection was subject to family status and social standing.
2.1(relating to social activity)(function/gathering) socialthe social event of the year — el acontecimiento social del año
- social engagements — compromisos sociales
- social evening — velada social
- social gathering — reunión social
- he has no social graces — no sabe alternar en sociedad
- an appalling social blunder — una gaffe horrorosa
- I'm only a social drinker — solo bebo cuando estoy con gente
- social column — columna de ecos de sociedad
- The Foxford Card Games are a community social event on Tuesday nights and all are welcome.
- We are at the beginning of a Golden Age of social software, software designed to support the interactions of groups of people.
- He can be captivating company and, in social circles, very likeable.
- Beverley, a cosmetics factory worker, met Whelby in 1984 at a social club in Skelmersdale.
- A youth shelter is designed to meet the social needs of young people where they can sit and talk.
- Generations have grown up honing their sporting and social skills at the community games.
- She had come bent on changing us, like she often did after social calls in such company.
- He said the club's social activities have ranged from football to having its own choral society.
- In other words, weblogs create particular spaces and times in which social activity may, and does, occur.
- Both Miki and I are really sociable people and the thing I missed most was social company.
- The committee of Erins Own invites all members of the community to this social night out.
- The March meeting concluded with a social chat and a very nice supper hosted by Mary Delaney and Margaret Collier.
- Elizabeth enjoys the social interaction, the companionship and the activities.
- The group arranges social facilities and community support for lonely, mentally and emotionally unwell people.
- Friday concluded with a social evening in Ballintogher Community Centre.
- She is as sharp as a tack, but excellent company in a social setting.
- It's always unsettling when friends leave: it creates a huge gap in the community and on the social calendar.
- She was a keen card player, and it took her into the community as a social occasion amongst the people she had served all her life.
- No job was ever too big for Alvina to tackle, and at the end of a long day she still had energy for the social activities she so greatly enjoyed.
- The Club meets for social tennis every Sunday afternoon and it is hoped to have regular members' sessions at other times.
2.2(sociable)(person) sociableI'm not feeling very social this evening — esta noche no estoy muy sociable
- Children become social companions rather than problems, although your wallet needs to be guarded - more than ever.
- One is destined to become a vibrant community with a rich social mix and a youthful population.
- She began to make friends and become social.
- As the primary unit of man's social living, the modern family has to grapple with several problems.
- He has become social with other children, engages in imaginary play, and has started to potty train!
3(living in groups)socialman is a social animal — el hombre es un animal social
- Various models have been presented to account for division of labor in social insects.
- Studying more on social insects, he knew that males existed, but were rarely as powerful as the queen.
- Horses are social animals.
- You know in that sense obviously we have evolved from social primates.
- Common wasps are social insects and live in nests of up to around 10,000 workers.
- Chimps are social animals and live in groups of up to 80 where food is plentiful.
- This should not surprise us - it is, in some degree, a characteristic of most social mammals.
- Native social bees visit only male inflorescences in search of pollen and nectar.
- Rabbits are intelligent social animals who need affection.
- One of the baffling things about social insects such as ants is how their co-operative behaviour has evolved.
1reunión (social) femenino
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