In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(production, creation)a book about the making of the TV series — un libro que trata de cómo se hizo la serie de televisión
- the encyclopedia has been nine years in the making — ha llevado nueve años compilar la enciclopedia
- the opportunity to see a star in the making — la oportunidad de ver a una estrella en ciernes
- a revolution in the making — una revolución en gestación
- this is history in the making — esto va a pasar a la historia
- her problems are of her own making — ella se crea sus propios problemas
- the solution must be of your own making — la solución tiene que salir de usted (mismo)
- they are involved in problems not of their making — están metidos en problemas de los que no son responsables
- to be the making of sb/sth
- her years in New York were the making of her — los años que pasó en Nueva York fueron decisivos (en su vida)
- the merger proved to be the making of Acmeco — el éxito de Acmeco se debió a la fusión
- But Parker and Stone confirm the actual making of the film has been laborious and exhausting.
- The applicant contends that he did not authorise the making of those consent orders.
- They research for biographical, theoretical and historical points of decision makings and portray an unusual life between philosophy and revolt.
- Moreover, actual decision making was more complex than simply one drug and its attendant cluster of factors.
- For example, we developed every major innovation in the iron and steel making process.
- Should children not be involved in the actual making of those films?
- The essence of these reforms is to further promote and facilitate the making of agreements at the workplace level.
- Mr Goldberg accepts in those circumstances that Mr Brannigan orally authorised the making of the application.
- We should have the makings of a very workable plan so we can have an orderly evacuation of Port-of-Spain.
- A dual-winner last season, Josh has the makings of a high-class horse and, although unproven over this seven furlongs I think he will cope with the longer trip.
- Amit Roy reports on the makings of a fine literary kerfuffle.
- A nice day weather-wise is always the makings of the event.
- Sounds like the makings of a nice political thriller.
- Significantly, a small district in Andhra Pradesh offers a few lessons on the makings of a people-friendly system of administration.
- Essentially, we now have the makings of a scrap over Britain's life companies that was predicted by this paper at the turn of the year.
- We have the makings there but the staff really need more support.
- If cut for lumber, this single tree would yield 600, 120 board feet, the makings of 40 five-room houses.
- Put all these volatile elements together and we certainly have the makings of a heady, and potentially somewhat unstable, mixture for investment opportunities.
- ‘Eddie's got the makings of a driver who can win motor races, but he's got to focus more,’ said Stewart.
- Toss in anxiety about consumerism, the environment, commercialism, sex and violence and you've got the makings of a great play.
- Northampton have got the stadium, they've got the fans, and now, thanks to Bruce Reihana, they may have the makings of a serious Heineken Cup challenge.
- The prohibition on capital controls has the makings of a US foreign policy debacle.
- And this spring has the makings of a property bonanza with the lowest mortgage rates in 35 years available amid cut-throat competition.
- Our offer was accepted this morning and there is no chain in either direction, so fingers crossed, it has the makings of a smooth operation.
- It had all the makings of a tragedy and shows the dangers of candles and the importance of smoke alarms.
- I ran a vague idea past him feeling a bit unsure and between us, bouncing ideas of each other, I now have the makings of a really good plot I think…
- The production is called ‘Red Riding Hood’ and I believe it's got all the makings of a hilarious night of entertainment.
- The Penguins had all the makings of a Cup contender: a lethal offense, good goaltending, and good coaching.
2the makings of sth
- you have the makings of a good story there — allí tienes material / tienes todos los ingredientes para una buena historia
- she has the makings of a great actress — es una gran actriz en ciernes / en potencia
- the novel has the makings of a TV series — la novela tiene potencial para convertirse en una serie televisiva
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