In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I was an apprentice in a factory at the time so if I remember my pay packet at that time was something like £6 a week.
- The overall winner will pick up something like £500,000, which is not bad for a tenner per entry.
- He says he played in something like 20 matches last season but, crucially, he was involved in five of the last six.
- An impressive high score on an early machine was something like two thousand points.
- I don't feel too awful today considering we didn't get to bed until something like 4 or 5am.
- It is something like Bob said earlier on, it is something we do in our own time.
- They're going to spend something like 80 million euros on not saying anything at all with their new slogan.
- I haven't seen it there for something like twelve or thirteen years!
- Bill went behind Japanese lines into Burma, and I think that out of something like a hundred men, only six came back.
- One of the women hands me a sharp metal lance, something between a sword and a skewer.
- The recording rates for their contribution would have been something like £66 a person.
- Id be happy if I could pull off something like that with the amount of money that had.
1.1(in vague statements or approximations)in eighteen hundred and something — en mil ochocientos y pico / y algo
- she's 30 something, I reckon — digo yo que tendrá unos 30 y tantos años
- he said it was because of the traffic or something — dijo que era por el tráfico o qué se yo
- didn't she say she was going to France or something? — ¿no dijo que se iba a Francia o no sé dónde?
- have you gone mad or something? — ¿es que te has vuelto loco?
- something in the region of $50,000 — alrededor de 50.000 dólares
- it was something over 12m long — medía algo más de 12 metros
- Just because something may be physically unattainable is no need to stop striving for it.
- Even now, I'm always thankful that we have something to eat and a roof over our heads.
- By this point Paul had witnessed other comedy acts and felt it was something he was compelled to do.
- When you wait at the dentist's they at least provide you with something to read.
- It seemed so fitting for a gathering of people remembering something so terrible.
- Is this something you think has happened to you in your own work, regardless of whether it was a hit or not?
- Probably would be a good idea to stop for something to eat and drink after this, get some energy back.
- The biker then stopped and made several hand gestures and shouted something at me.
- I love what I do, so it would have to be something really amazing to persuade me to stop.
- She cringed for she feared that something far more terrible was going to happen.
- It filled him with a conviction that there is something terribly wrong with this world.
- In six days' time the conjecture stops and we'll have something very real to discuss.
- We usually go to see a movie or, if it's a nice evening, we get something to eat or drink and sit by the river.
- If something doesn't blend well enough with the real actors then it should be left out till it can.
- If you want us to stop thinking of you that way, you could try going and being successful at something.
- After he had eaten he paced around for a while, looking for something to do to keep him busy.
- Can you suggest something we can take over the next few weeks to stop this happening again?
- They had stopped at a service station, had something to eat and still caught up with us!
- It was something that we were all terribly proud to be able to be associated with.
- I think we were waiting for her to do something crazy, or to just stop doing anything at all.
- something like 200 spectators — unos 200 espectadores
- the leaves taste something like spinach — las hojas saben como a espinacas
- he looks something like his brother — se parece algo a su hermano
- she's something of an eccentric — es algo excéntrica
- the quartet has earned itself something of a reputation — el cuarteto se ha ganado una cierta reputación
- he became something of a hermit — se convirtió en una especie de ermitaño
- it came as something of a surprise — me (/ nos etc. ) sorprendió un poco
- it's something of a drawback — no deja de ser un inconveniente
2(be talented, perceive sth significant, sth special)it was quite something for a woman to reach that position — no era moco de pavo que una mujer alcanzara esa posición
- that party was something else! — ¡la fiesta estuvo genial / fue demasiado!
- she's quite something, isn't she? — (in general) ¡qué mujer (/ chica etc. )! ¿no?
- there's something about him — tiene algo
- to have (got) something — tener algo
- I think you might have something there — puede que tengas razón
3algosomething different/interesting — algo distinto/interesante
- something has happened to her — algo le ha pasado
- something must be broken — debe de haber algo roto
- have something to eat/drink — come/bebe algo
- give him something to eat/drink — dale algo de comer/beber
- may I ask you something? — ¿puedo preguntarte algo / una cosa?
- have you considered trying something else? — ¿has pensado en probar con otra cosa?
- do you know something? I think we're lost — ¿sabes una cosa / sabes qué? creo que nos hemos perdido
- he caught sight of something white — vio una cosa blanca
- it sounded like something out of a novel — parecía de novela
- she looks like something out of a fashion magazine — parece salida de una revista de modas
- or something of the kind — o algo por el estilo
- there may be something in what she says — puede ser que tenga algo de razón
- it's not something to be proud of — no es como para estar orgulloso
- that was something I hadn't expected — eso no me lo esperaba
- is it something I said? — ¿qué pasa? ¿qué he dicho?
- it must be something you ate — te habrá sentado mal algo (que comiste)
- it's not much, but it's something — no es mucho, pero algo es
1won't you have a little something (to eat/drink)? — ¿no quieres comer/beber algo?
- I've prepared a little something, so I hope you're hungry — he preparado alguna cosita, así que espero que tengas hambre
- she has that certain something — tiene ese no sé qué
1coloquialmy back's playing me up something chronic — ¡la espalda me tiene … !
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