In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1she hasn't decided whether to apply — no ha decidido si solicitarlo (o no)
- tell me whether you need us or not or whether or not you need us — dime si nos necesitas o no
- I doubt whether he knew — dudo que lo supiera
- whether you like it or not — te guste o no te guste
- whether by chance or by design — ya sea por casualidad o a propósito
- I would also like to see our children have more of a choice about whether or not to leave the county.
- They had planned for this, but he still doubted whether or not it was really going to work.
- As with any postponement, opinions vary as to whether or not the game could have gone ahead.
- He said he had not known at first whether or not to sign the petition, as people might think he was biased.
- It's kinda hard to really decide whether or not to call Argento on the misogyny front.
- Later this year, there will also be a referendum on whether or not to have a regional assembly.
- I have had considerable doubt as to whether or not the award was so high that we should reduce it.
- The debate concerning whether or not to open stores on Sunday is an excellent example.
- However, it is not clear whether or not Santander would be prepared to wait this long.
- It is a matter of working out whether or not I want to even do it and then a matter of saying yes or no.
- Hyndburn Council refused to say whether or not it had told Mr Smith the land was in green belt.
- I don't want to belabour the issue whether or not all of this category actually is porn.
- If somebody is going to have an affair, they will do it whether or not someone tries to flirt with them.
- This depends on whether or not your wife is working and, if so, where she will be employed.
- Possibly this will depend on whether or not he has any more legal costs that need defraying.
- It's a story, and I hope a good one, and whether or not people like it will depend on them.
- People are starting to ask whether or not the warning and evacuation was mishandled.
- MPs will then make a decision whether or not to build a Crossrail station in Woolwich.
- These explanations will be checked out to establish whether or not they are genuine.
- Nor were there any questions about whether or not these young people had ever used a weapon.
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