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 (US) or (British) 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.
- They have the natural goodness that is absent from processed cereals, and they can lower cholesterol and reduce constipation.
- The new scheme will give head teachers the power to issue on-the-spot fines if a child is absent from school without permission.
- Remarkably, however, nectar is absent from those species that produce pseudopollen.
- And yet, health is virtually absent from public debates and democratic politics in India.
- The other nurse, who continues to suffer ill health arising from the near assault, has been absent from work on a number of occasions.
- 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?
- Hotels, casinos, holiday-makers and rivercraft are conspicuously absent from Monet's work.
- It is hoped the latest clampdown will be particularly effective in tackling pupils who travel out of their own districts when absent from school.
- These powerful processes are absent from the European Commission.
- Here is a government made up largely of men who have spent huge periods of time almost completely absent from their children's lives.
- 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.
- But there is also a feeling of wit and hope, conspicuously absent from the previous show, which suggests a new inner positivity.
- The director of strategy and development was to have been disciplined over the matter but was absent from work through sickness and later resigned.
- This livestock disease is endemic in countries unable to afford intensive agriculture, yet has been absent from Europe for three decades.
- But, unfortunately, insight of this sort is absent from this book.
- The meeting will continue today because six of the committee's members were absent from Tuesday's session.
- Noticeably absent from the Havana conference were trade union representatives from the USA and Canada.
- While there are 50 or more volunteers already, more are needed to replace those who may have to be absent from time to time.
- 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
- His absent smile reminded the two thirsty coppers that they were on duty.
- 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.
- Jasmine jolted to a halt and stared aghast into the unholy creature's absent eyes.
- It was a nice face, with squinty eyes, graying brown hair, wrinkles, and a little, absent smile.
- Janine walks by with an absent smile on her face and a clump of the man's hair in her fist.
- She just looked at him, curious as to why his absent expression was now missing, replaced by a foolish something.
- 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.
- A little Dutch clock in the bar struck one while Lady Audley lingered in this irresolute, absent manner.
- 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.
- She raised her head in an absent manner, and eyed the leering man with clouded eyes.
- At others her expression and demeanour almost seem absent, detached, as if beyond the music.
- Ms. Crew reached for the door handle, her face frozen in an absent smile.
- His hurt expression and absent apology stirred little guilt in her hardened bosom.
1ausentarse formalto absent oneself from sth — ausentarse de algo
- None of his predecessors - not even the autocratic Sir Robert Walpole - ever absented themselves so much from the Commons chamber.
- What was at issue was the fact that the youngsters ought to have been in school, and had not been given any permission to absent themselves.
- The fact that his wife worked on the fields meant that Bandia could absent himself every once in a while to conduct his commercial activities.
- She said that her son was known as a bright child and had never absented himself from school.
- Of those who absented themselves, he said that many in their second year of secondary school felt disaffected by the education system.
- There are those of his nine children from whose lives he absented himself for several years.
- He said: ‘I shall be absenting myself from work without authority to stand outside the Mansion House.’
- Judges frequently absented themselves from court cases to avoid sentencing members of armed opposition groups or remanding them in police custody.
- Over the past few generations, economic migration has resulted in men absenting themselves from family life.
- He called on the Government to act without delay on the Tribunals and he appealed to the big business interests of the country to stick by their country and not to choose to legally absent themselves from the Irish tax jurisdiction.
- Unfortunately, since volunteering means absenting oneself from employment, not everyone can afford the experience.
- If your family celebrates Christmas, then absenting yourself for the day to go and read a book is simply not on.
- My wife was not at that meeting, and she specifically absented herself from that meeting, so as to avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest.
- Your mother was taking her mother shopping today, and I should have gone to help out with mother-management, but I absented myself.
- But none of the other parties dared absent themselves.
- It's been seven and a half weeks and I haven't absented myself once.
- They all said that their children were quite worried by their absenting themselves for such a long period.
- He absented himself from council meetings, got into debt, and sold off his wife's inheritance.
- It wasn't just that he helped teach me the finer points of putting words on paper, it was also his amazing facility for absenting himself from the office without being noticed by our superiors that endeared him to me.
- Your coverage of the decision by Labour councillors to absent themselves from much of the last local council meeting failed to stress the constitutional implications of this blunder.
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