In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person)ausencia femininein her absence — en su ausencia
- to be sentenced in one's absence — ser juzgado en rebeldía
- no one mourned his absence — nadie lamentó su ausencia
- after an absence of six weeks — después de una ausencia de seis semanas
- her frequent absences from school — sus frecuentes faltas de asistencia al colegio
- absence makes the heart grow fonder — la ausencia es al amor lo que al fuego el aire: que apaga el pequeño y aviva el grande
- The following year I implemented this regime and the absences reduced to two days in a whole year.
- All school absences should be explained in writing to your child's teacher.
- Headteacher Gillian James said the protest was good-natured but warned that future absences would be punished.
- With people keen to enjoy the heat, the number of unauthorised absences from work were reported to be high.
- She had completed freshman year, and only had to make up a couple of courses over the summer to makeup her absences.
- He added that his school had already greatly reduced the numbers of unauthorised absences to well below the national average.
- It revealed more than 60 per cent of firms experienced absences last year due to stress at work.
- If a child has ten unauthorised absences during a six-week period then a parent is sent a fixed penalty notice warning.
- Wouldn't the employer want to suffer one day of not having an employee than having the potential of multiple absences in one day?
- The under-17 age squad was badly affected by holidays and absences but still turned in some great performances.
- Even temporary absences from them seemed to suggest, in her darkest moments, the immutable separation of death.
- The only thing that ever gets him down is prolonged absences from three-year-old daughter Zoe, who still lives in Holland.
- However, she came under increasing criticism for her frequent absences while running her other company in Santiago de Chile.
- All council staff know that the majority of absences are left uncovered.
- In 2001 teachers in Doncaster and London refused to cover for absences any longer than three days.
- Anderson's absences caused by knee problems down through the years have not proved the handicaps they could have been.
- You should keep records of absences and introduce a trigger mechanism that alerts you to look into regular absenteeism and the reasons for it.
- The innovative scheme could be used to send revision questions and exam timetables, or chase-up homework and absences.
- He has undoubtedly made up for that absence and has drawn warm praise from his manager and admiration from the fans.
- Rex continues to preach once each quarter and happily stands in for any absences.
2(lack)falta feminineabsence of sth — falta de algo
- in the absence of suitable alternatives/a better suggestion — a falta de alternativas adecuadas/una sugerencia mejor
- there was absence of malice/intent — no hubo dolo (penal)/intención
- In the absence of named candidates or any real campaign about policy, what is an election?
- The absence of a smoke detector in the room has prompted an immediate investigation.
- In the absence of any treatable cause, the best that can be offered is control of the symptoms.
- In the absence of firm evidence and reliable facts, it is that line which tends to be followed.
- How could you have possibly not noticed the absence of such a fundamental requirement?
- Mr Wilkins said the absence of a cinema in the town is a commonly raised issue.
- In the absence of pictorial reality we reach instinctively for clues to some sort of story.
- Yes, the almost total absence of rural policing is a major problem in urgent need of a solution.
- In the absence of a decent World Cup anthem, we invited you to pen an official Guardian song.
- Courts also have the option of hearing the case in the absence of the defendant, he warned.
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