In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(brief call, stay, trip)visita femeninowe had a visit from the health inspector — el inspector de sanidad nos hizo una visita
- to pay a visit to sb — hacerle una visita a algn
- to pay a visit to sth — visitar algo
- I must just go and pay a visit — necesito lavarme las manos
- this is my first visit to Rome — esta es la primera visita que hago a Roma
- a private/an official visit to Washington/Moscow — una visita privada/oficial a Washington/Moscú
- I can't stop thinking about my visit to Germany around Christmas time two years ago.
- Better keep your friend and your roots for wonderful visits, and stay where you already have not only friends but also your network of casual acquaintances - your world.
- Hawkes Bay was a really nice place, and being only 4 hours from Wellington, I can potentially see some future weekend visits to stay there and see more of what it has to offer.
- So, as a special surprise to Kelly, I decided to pay her a visit.
- One night my mother must have arranged to pay her a visit, but must have been unable to arrange for someone to look after me, so had to take me with her.
- A few years later, Esther made her first visit to France and stayed a few days with some French friends of mine.
- Having ranted considerably, welcome to my new English civilian female friend who has decided to pay me a visit in the club this evening.
- On our recent visits, we have stayed at an excellent B & B, which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone planning a visit.
- Jamie Kennedy is a cooking legend in Ontario, and we had been advised to pay him a visit.
- She has often arranged visits or extended stays on location to immerse herself in a particular place, like Newfoundland, Tuscany, the Orkney Islands or Japan.
- I will have my maid come and pay you a visit in the morning so you two can figure out your wardrobe for the coronation.
- I was at first seduced by the usual friendly warmth I encountered, but after many visits and stays of several months, I have lost patience.
- It's a little empty at the moment, but pay him a visit anyway.
- Use local directories to find the suppliers close to you and pay them a visit.
- If you have lost your pet recently, please pay us a visit, your dog may be here at Manchester Dogs' Home waiting to be claimed.
- It was in these dormer bedrooms that Alan Crawford and his family stayed during their weekend visits.
- Ilandere had become accepted as part of the winter household, as lots of nobles stay for extended visits at each other's mansions.
- I have an apartment where I stay during my visits to Sofia and I give employment to more than 40 people around the country.
- Bookworms receive two warning letters before library bosses print off a list of offenders so Barry can pay them a visit.
- I could just pay him a visit tomorrow and tell him a story about a little island I visited last year.
- Yes the good doctor has been gracious enough to pay me a visit tonight.
- During his visit, he is staying with Bronek Rejek, a prominent figure within the Swindon Polish community.
- Pay them a visit as they appreciate any business that might come their way.
- Joao has lots of interesting posts transcribed from English-language sources so pay him a visit.
- The Prince had been staying at Yew Tree Farm, Rosthwaite, where he also stayed during his last visit to the county.
- Perhaps the Planning Office of Bromley would like to pay us a visit to appreciate the result of this decision.
- When I was in London I popped up to Kettering to pay him a visit.
- If you want a intensely good view of the action, go pay him a visit.
- Here comes too much peace and quiet, while we wait for our demons to shake off their hangovers and pay us a visit.
- Unfeeling officials pay her a visit and briefly explain the details.
- The photographs were exhibited for the first time at a resort in Pulimkudy, where the couple have been staying during their three visits to Kerala so far.
- One of their most popular rooms is called the Churchill Suite, where it is believed Churchill stayed during his visits.
- Longer stays and midweek visits are also usually available at competitive prices.
- The visit on Tuesday, June 10, marks British Tourism Day, which will see nine members of the Royal Family taking part in tourist visits.
- My grandmother took ill recently, so I had to make a sojourn back to Red Bank and pay her a visit.
- The stay was a transit visit of less than 72 hours that did not require an entry visa.
- He moved to Johannesburg in 1903 and, in between return visits to India, stayed in the country for 21 years before going back to his homeland.
- The length of the visit, a full week, is also three days longer than the longest of the Prime Minister's US visits - a trip to a Nato conference in 1999.
- At present, the city receives over 2 million expatriates on temporary visits to Shanghai every year.
- It was meant to be a temporary visit, but Tokyo broke its promise, and said they were not going back.
2EEUUcoloquial(chat)charla femeninoconversación femenino América Latinaplática femenino México América Centralconversa femenino Andes
- For a long time, these visits were simple informal ‘hi and how are you’ stops in JoAnn's office.
3(to a web site)visita femeninoacceso masculinothe number of visits to a web site — el número de visitas al / de un sitio web
1(museum/town) visitar(friend) visitar(friend) ir a veryou should visit us more often — deberías venir a vernos / a visitarnos más a menudo
- we were visiting Joe — estábamos de visita en casa de Joe
- they're visiting us for the summer — vendrán a pasar el verano con nosotros
2(afflict)to be visited with sth
- the country was visited with a plague of insects — una plaga de insectos azotó el país
3(inflict)to visit sth on sb — infligirle algo a algn
- the punishments visited on them by the gods — los castigos que los dioses les infligieron
1hacer una visitaestar de visitashe's always promising to visit — siempre está prometiéndonos que nos hará una visita
- he doesn't live with us, he's just visiting — no vive con nosotros, está de visita
- is visiting allowed? — ¿se permiten las visitas?
- to go visiting — ir de visita
- I've invited her to come and visit next year — la he invitado a que venga a visitarnos / a pasar una temporada con nosotros el año que viene
2visiting pres p(team) visitante(lecturer) invitado
3EEUUcoloquial(chat)charlar coloquialto visit with sb — charlar con algn coloquial
- stay and visit (with me) for a while — quédate a charlar (conmigo) un rato
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