In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(convinced)seguroto be sure about sth — estar seguro de algo
- are you sure about that? — ¿estás seguro de eso?
- are you quite sure about it? — ¿estás absolutamente seguro?
- I like it but I'm not too sure about the color — me gusta, pero el color no me convence del todo
- I'm sure (that) you're right — estoy seguro de que tienes razón
- I'm not sure I agree with you — no sé si estoy de acuerdo contigo
- I'm not sure who/why/what … — no sé muy bien quién/por qué/qué …
- he's not sure what he wants — no sabe muy bien lo que quiere
- he's not sure if he can come — no sabe si va a poder venir
- fascinating, I'm sure — ¡interesantísimo, no cabe duda!
- to be sure of sth/sb — estar seguro de algo/algn
- are you sure of your facts? — ¿estás seguro de lo que dices?
- I'm sure of one thing: he's a liar — de una cosa estoy seguro / convencido: es un mentiroso
- he seems very sure of victory — parece muy seguro de que va a ganar
- we can be sure of a good meal — tenemos asegurada una buena comida
- I want to be sure of getting there on time — quiero asegurarme de que voy a llegar a tiempo
- can we be sure of him? — ¿podemos confiar en él?
- I'm not even sure how to ask that question, let alone answer it.
- She came home, sure of a good number of those questions, not as sure about several others.
- She felt confident and sure, and the music surging through her enticed her attention.
- I was absolutely sure of myself, sure I was going to make him proud of me and I did.
- Ryan wasn't exactly sure how to respond to that.
- I was absolutely sure at that moment I would find myself staring at a big white Game Over.
- I'm not sure of his objections but I'm sure, if we try, we can reach agreement to our mutual satisfaction.
- He was sure of that, as sure as one is of being alive or of eating a piece of bread.
- I'm opting for the ninny option but I'm not sure Bill is so convinced.
- Nobody was too sure what to say, so nobody said anything.
- I wasn't exactly sure how to respond to her comment.
- I'm not 100 percent sure how to tell my mother.
- I wasn't entirely sure how to react to her and that made no sense.
- He sounded absolutely sure of that fact, and I wanted to be.
- This has been done keeping in mind the fact that fans of the game are often not too sure about the various positions of the players in the game.
- Nobody is entirely sure when exactly sheep turned up, but nobody's complaining.
- He told me, as if he was absolutely sure of this fact.
- We all feel very confident and more sure that we are right with every day that passes.
- I wasn't exactly sure how to respond to that.
- I'm not really sure how to get around the problem, but I shall.
2(certain)one thing is sure: he's lying — lo que está claro / lo que es seguro es que está mintiendo
- victory is sure — la victoria está asegurada
- it's sure to rain — seguro que llueve
- she's sure to be there — seguro que va a estar allí
- be sure not to touch it — no lo vayas a tocar
3(accurate, reliable)(remedy/method) seguro(aim/judgment) certero(indication) claro(ground) seguroshe has a sure grasp of the issues — conoce estos temas a la perfección
- with a sure touch — con mano segura
- Dimitrova said that consumption of high-tech goods was rising, which was a sure sign of higher income.
- Besides those two, the club does have a few sure bets for success.
- Teague scowled, and his wings pressed closer to his back, a sure sign of agitation.
- Then it went dead, a sure sign that the raid had been a success.
- There are even phantom sightings, a sure sign that panic is on the rise.
- The one sure sign of true love is when the man gives the woman the last bite of food.
- It is a sure sign of mirth when the beards of the guests shake with laughter.
- It lacks the usually sure sense of design that Conran brings.
- I could see Gareth's head turning crimson, a sure sign of confusion and/or stress.
- Evidence of derelict buildings being refurbished at council expense are a sure sign of the nature of the trust.
- I delight in such juicy characters and put Bath's book down wanting more of them - a sure sign of a great read.
- In some towns old buildings have been demolished and replaced with monstrous modern carbuncles, a sure sign of shelling.
- If you see yourself denouncing jealousy you see in others, it's a sure sign that you yourself are still plagued by it.
- My brother's Jeep was in the driveway, a sure sign for destruction.
- It should be a sure sign of good summer fishing just around the corner.
- Knowing this as a sure sign of water below, the youth and his brothers returned to the same place and dug the layers of time away.
- For her, the one-legged cow was a sure sign of the upcoming erosion of moral ecology.
- The spoiler has morphed with lightning speed, a sure sign of this publishing event's place in the culture.
- The new Public Service Act lists them explicitly, a sure sign that their survival is threatened.
- Some give up - a sure sign that they are not meant for priesthood.
- I know it's a sure sign of getting older, but I just do not get Yu-Gi-Oh!
1coloquialshe sure is clever, she's sure clever — ¡qué lista es!
- he sure likes to talk — ¡si le gustará hablar!
- he sure could use a bath! — no le vendría mal darse un baño
- do you like it? — I sure do! — ¿te gusta? — ¡ya lo creo!
- as sure as I'm standing here, he stole it — él lo robó, como que me llamo Ana (or Juan etc.)
- She's still a part of my life and, sure, it hurts sometimes to think about us not being together in the same way that we once were.
- For two decades, though, his constituents have sure voted as if they wanted lower taxes.
- Increasingly they do, but, sure, it's a major aspect of the museum that needs to be out there more.
- I mean, part of me is able to dismiss it - sure, I've kissed a fair number of people.
- He wasn't there when I rang but a couple of hours later the answer came back - sure, no problem.
2.1(of course)por supuestoclarosure she loves you — por supuesto / claro que te quiere
- he'll help you — oh, sure he will! — él te ayudará — sí, ¡seguro!
- may I join you? — sure, sit down! — ¿me permites? — ¡claro que sí / no faltaría más / por supuesto, siéntate!
2.2(it's true that)sure, he's a great guy, but … — es cierto que es un gran tipo, pero …
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