In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not present)ausentethe teacher marked her absent — el profesor le puso falta / la anotó ausente
- to be absent from sth — faltar a algo
- she was absent from school — faltó al colegio
- to go absent without order of leave / without leave — ausentarse sin permiso
- to absent friends! — ¡por los amigos ausentes!
- You don't have to agree with any of their viewpoints to realise that it is unhealthy for democracy to have such voices absent from the House of Commons.
- The new scheme will give head teachers the power to issue on-the-spot fines if a child is absent from school without permission.
- And yet, health is virtually absent from public debates and democratic politics in India.
- Part of the new arrangements will see people being paid minimum contractual hours when absent from work and not the average hours they currently receive.
- The director of strategy and development was to have been disciplined over the matter but was absent from work through sickness and later resigned.
- These powerful processes are absent from the European Commission.
- Noticeably absent from the Havana conference were trade union representatives from the USA and Canada.
- It is hoped the latest clampdown will be particularly effective in tackling pupils who travel out of their own districts when absent from school.
- Hotels, casinos, holiday-makers and rivercraft are conspicuously absent from Monet's work.
- Here is a government made up largely of men who have spent huge periods of time almost completely absent from their children's lives.
- They have the natural goodness that is absent from processed cereals, and they can lower cholesterol and reduce constipation.
- The other nurse, who continues to suffer ill health arising from the near assault, has been absent from work on a number of occasions.
- But, unfortunately, insight of this sort is absent from this book.
- Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.
- This livestock disease is endemic in countries unable to afford intensive agriculture, yet has been absent from Europe for three decades.
- But there is also a feeling of wit and hope, conspicuously absent from the previous show, which suggests a new inner positivity.
- While there are 50 or more volunteers already, more are needed to replace those who may have to be absent from time to time.
- Shouldn't we be working on getting in touch with this technology so that we can keep track of children and young people who are absent from school?
- The meeting will continue today because six of the committee's members were absent from Tuesday's session.
- Kids being kids, they asked if they could have chips, but the ubiquitous fried potato was absent from this particular hostelry.
2(lacking)his famous sense of humor was conspicuously absent — su famoso sentido del humor brilló por su ausencia
3(vague)(look) distraído(look) ausente
- At others her expression and demeanour almost seem absent, detached, as if beyond the music.
- Verity gave her a small and rather absent smile as she hunted around the kitchen, searching the space near the kettle and the shelves by the window.
- She raised her head in an absent manner, and eyed the leering man with clouded eyes.
- She just looked at him, curious as to why his absent expression was now missing, replaced by a foolish something.
- Ms. Crew reached for the door handle, her face frozen in an absent smile.
- A little Dutch clock in the bar struck one while Lady Audley lingered in this irresolute, absent manner.
- Jasmine jolted to a halt and stared aghast into the unholy creature's absent eyes.
- His face wore an absent expression, as of deep thought, and I became afraid that if his eyes did light upon me he would nevertheless not see me.
- His hurt expression and absent apology stirred little guilt in her hardened bosom.
- His absent smile reminded the two thirsty coppers that they were on duty.
- It was a nice face, with squinty eyes, graying brown hair, wrinkles, and a little, absent smile.
- There's a few absent smiles and drumming of fingers on shopping trolleys, we're all gearing up for the big chorus.
- Ryan felt her finger trace around his hand in an absent manner and wanted nothing more than to squeeze her and never let go.
- Janine walks by with an absent smile on her face and a clump of the man's hair in her fist.
to absent oneself
1ausentarse formalto absent oneself from sth — ausentarse de algo
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