In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(practical measures)prompt action by the police saved several lives — la rápida actuación de la policía salvó varias vidas
- action is needed now to … — hay que tomar medidas / actuar inmediatamente para …
- we demand action! — ¡exigimos que se haga algo!
- which course of action do you recommend? — ¿qué medidas recomienda?
- he didn't rule out military action — no descartó la intervención del ejército
- they took disciplinary action against her — le aplicaron medidas disciplinarias
- to take action — actuar
- to take action against sb/sth — tomar medidas contra algn/algo
- no further action will be taken — no se tomará ninguna otra medida
- action! — ¡acción!
- When we demand the government take action in a field we no nothing about we are courting disaster.
- With the local prosecutor declining to take action, the issue has probably peaked.
- Their action had the desired effect of restoring confidence in the market and helped the bullion price to begin its recent recovery.
- Secondly, we may consider the effects of human action on the environment itself.
- He was also a source of ideas and plans for covert action to influence the course of the war.
- People need to write their Congressmen about this and demand the Army take action.
- I know that some have argued that we should take action to achieve a very much smaller population.
- I did in fact take action at that time on advice from officials to address these concerns.
- It would take a change in the minister of state to really effect some action.
- Postal services could be hit by prolonged strike action over plans to process North Yorkshire's mail in Leeds at weekends.
- One of the callers threatened to take action against the attackers.
- The congressman behind the report will tell us how he's planning to take action.
- Assuming that the figures are an effective measure of overall hospital performance, what action should then follow?
- If so, it is important to know your rights and how to take action against unfair work practices.
- As with all security audits, should the results require remedial action, such actions will be taken.
- Elections are the paramount means for influencing governmental action.
- But the speech had had the desired effect: public health action had finally been galvanised.
- Both unions have threatened strike action if their demands are not met.
- What can be done about it and what effects will any action have on the rest of the economy and the environment?
- She said emissions to air, waste management and water eutrophication required urgent action.
2.1(deed)acto masculinetheir actions show them to be untrustworthy — sus actos demuestran que no son dignos de confianza
- my first action would be to call the police — lo primero que haría sería llamar a la policía
- I won't be responsible for my actions if it happens again — si vuelve a suceder, yo no respondo de mí
- Our group largely agreed but added that the police response to our actions would play a decisive role in how far things would escalate.
- When will she take responsibility for her own actions?
- There comes a point where you have to take responsibility for your own actions.
- But there is also a perceived need on the part of governments to build up a momentum in public opinion both to justify its actions and bury awkward questions.
- Bacon accepts no responsibility for your drunken actions if this is attempted!
- Our country was founded in response to the actions of an over-reaching, hegemonic empire.
- A nurse has told a jury she did not feel able to question the actions of a colleague who mistakenly gave a toddler an incorrect injection.
- Welcome to the real world people, a world of personal responsibility where actions can generate reactions.
- It's all well and good to perform these actions in response to the alarm clock if that's what happens every day.
- Increasingly dog-tired and conflicted, his actions often seem those of a guilty man.
- The scene requires viewers to question the actions and reactions of characters in a highly complex situation.
- You alone are responsible for your own actions and behavior in life.
- The legislation will raise further questions in relation to actions open to an employer if a drug test proves positive, he said.
- The wider issue is the question of the state's behaviour and whether its actions were responsible.
- It is not your responsibility to control their actions and behavior.
- Notwithstanding his off-field actions, no one questions Carey's commitment to the concept of team.
- The consumer is king and it is the consumer who must accept a little more responsibility for the actions of global companies that are only reacting to our whims.
- The book is a sustained diatribe questioning Churchill's actions from the early 1930s through 1941.
- However, the actions of corporations do have effects on the environment, society, and culture, etc.
- They knew that complaining about her actions could raise questions about their conduct and did it anyway.
- He moved the slide action back and forth, checking that the movement was smooth enough to meet his satisfaction.
- His actions are machined from pre heat-treated 4140 bar stock using all carbide tooling.
- Most bolt actions will fit the cartridge without bolt modification and bullets up to .35 caliber can be fitted into some variation of the case.
(combat)acción (de guerra) feminineto go into action — entrar en acción / en combate
- killed/wounded in action — muerto/herido en combate
- to see action — combatir
- Most National Guard and Reservists sign up thinking they'll never see action, let alone deployment overseas.
- Military action, especially a Nato assault, must be the option of last resort.
- Wayne's body has never been found, he is listed as missing in action, and presumed to be dead.
- Military action is but a single prong of a much larger and broader effort to halt the threat of terrorism.
- His father, a gifted poet who worked in a bank, was killed in action in France in 1917.
- He saw early action in North Africa, where he was awarded a Military Cross and bar.
- Those killed in military action are represented as inflicting their own deaths.
- Cope was one of more than 8,000 Americans missing in action during the Korean War.
- In each case, only outside military action eventually ended Genocide.
- A former soldier who was in the thick of the action during the War told how he had met his match - in York.
- He was wounded in action in Italy in November 1944.
- As the news of their son's bravery came in, his parents didn't seem surprised that he had been in the thick of the action on the outskirts of the city.
- Several yeomen are known to have volunteered for service at Waterloo, but no formed units saw action until the Second Boer War.
- Casualties totaled 77,000 men, which included 8,000 killed in action, 48,000 wounded in action, and 21,000 as prisoners of war or missing in action.
- Nevertheless, members of this camp believe that the onset of military action might give the market a lift.
4.1(plot)acción femininethe action takes place in Florence — la acción se desarrolla en Florencia
- Yet, compared to Deus Ex, it seems to have far less action and far more story.
- The action of the story divides between this rural backdrop and Helsinki, to which Eeva eventually flees.
- An ability to penetrate the superficialities of the story and action to see the moral truths expressed therein.
- This film is closely inspired by and links to the story, characters and action of Driver 3.
- While the action sometimes moved a little too slowly, there were plenty of funny scenes to keep things bubbling along.
- Ralph the Heir was written in spring and summer 1869 - the same period that the novel's action is set.
- It is set about two hundred years ago, at the time of the Napoleonic wars; the action takes place mostly in England.
- As the action moves from Königsberg to Cambridge, such ironies build and become more acute.
- Yes the story and action is horrific at times but Ray and Kathy put in such excellent performances.
- Time. Used to define the limits of the story and around which action is organized.
- Jackson is back for the sequel, playing the tough Security Agency head, and this time the action is set in Washington DC.
- There isn't actually a lot of dramatic action happening - much of the story revolves around the psychology.
4.2(exciting activity)animación femininethey went downtown looking for some action — fueron al centro en busca de animación
- On some days it was difficult for visitors to know which way to look because there was just so much exciting wildlife action going on around them.
- The first sporting action will be at Hampden Park where the football tournament will kick off.
- It will be in place on match-days so that fans can catch up on the latest Sunday sporting action before and after the Knights home matches.
- The film is funny and exciting, with non-stop action and set pieces.
- At one level, the movie is about science fiction, kung fu, firearms and non-stop action.
- On the eve of his 100th birthday, Gaston suffered a stroke, but it didn't stop his drive to be ‘to be where the action’ was where the action was.
- So a CEO has to spend time where the action is, or you're not going to get the true picture.
- Thankfully, that proved to be unfounded and we can continue to savour the prospect of some exciting action.
- Things got off to a slow start but by mid afternoon there was non stop action.
- Well chapter 7 is done, and with it the first real action in the story so far, from my point of view at least.
- My only criticism is that perhaps there could have been a little more exciting action.
- Exciting racing action throughout the weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia.
- The pair will present a brand new weekend show covering all the latest sporting action from across the globe.
- Excitement, glamour, exposure, top sporting action, cash by the barrow-load.
- Five games on each day of the carnival means that there is non-stop action throughout the weekend.
- The second half was brimful of exciting action, even if the scoring returns were nothing to crow about.
- So probably not much exciting, government-toppling action for me sadly.
- It was a complete jump away from slow-moving stories to one containing action and excitement.
- It also helped that I play a lot of video games in a similar effort to infuse my life with nonstop action.
- Hollywood is hot, but this is where the action is and sometimes it is fun to be where the action is.
5.1(movement)movimiento masculine(of a horse) marcha feminine
- For many years it has been known that rock failure is complex, and results from the many stresses arising from the combined movements and actions of the tooth of a rock bit.
- What is meant by movement is specific actions of the weapon and body.
- But their movement and actions are depicted with expressiveness and drama.
- This workshop was the first phase of a training programme in which the kids learnt how to create expressions, actions and movements of characters.
- They learn that gestures and actions are a form of communication and begin to say a few ‘real’ words.
- Christopher also bent down to the parcel, concealing his and her actions with a turned back and diminished movements.
- The darkness of winter slows the city's heartbeat, making our every action or movement an effort.
- Some levels will have you performing the same movements and actions for ten minutes only to get you to a room with no purpose.
- No words, just clean efficient movement and actions.
- His movements contradicted the others' actions, his steps were graceful and quiet like that of a doe.
- Her actions and movements sluggish and purposefully so, she has a bad feeling.
- They do not perform actions, and their movements and modifications are not caused by motives, for the simple reason that they have no minds with which to perceive.
- Movement and actions were scripted superbly, which is immediately evident when engaged for the first time in battle.
- Rue fumed silently as he hummed contentedly and she watched him closely, studying his movements and actions.
- How was it possible for someone as dumb and arrogant as Heath to make me blush with a simple action or word?
- He doesn't tend to speak, rather communicate in actions and gestures.
- He was slightly taken back by her action yet returned the gesture, content to have her small frame in his arms.
- Simple actions and words are put at a premium when they aren't used to buoy a Message of Personal and Social Importance.
- The actors, in their movements and actions, too remind one of theatrical expressions that are wholly Malayali in origin.
- It's important to express our love through words and actions, kissing and hugging our children often.
5.2(operation)funcionamiento masculinebiological/chemical action — acción biológica/química feminine
- He could have engaged in military actions short of an outright invasion.
- He also lists the numerous combat actions in which the United States became involved after the fall of the Soviet Union.
- In Africa there have been unilateral military actions by states to overthrow despotic governments in neighbouring states.
- Some of our adversaries are not bound by the laws we value and which regulate U.S. military actions.
- They sought to wear down the adversary through harassing actions and protracted conflict.
- Our purpose was to study this great battle to better inform military actions in the future.
- Third, normally blockade takes the form of systematic naval military actions.
- It was the beginning of decades of military actions until the wars of independence ended in 1825.
- Hawks hurriedly flew off to protect Paris but Paris was soon occupied and the Hawk pilots attempted to fight a rearguard action as they retreated from one base to another.
- But recent weeks have seen a resurgence of armed actions by government opponents.
- The combined arms battle called for concerted actions by infantry and artillery later joined by tanks and aviation.
- The doctrine of ‘preemptive’ war will remain in force, and will be used to justify further military actions.
- Further, subsequent military actions may depend on the effectiveness of a non-lethal attack.
- ‘This is a disgrace to all those who have legitimately received injuries or died in the combat actions since the first day of the war,’ Robinson said.
- The murkiness and chaos that attend armed conflict mean military actions are hardly immune to mistake.
- We had been fighting a rearguard action across France, and we were 30 miles outside Dunkirk when the evacuation began on May 26th.
- For a long time the concept of combat was synonymous to the concept of military actions.
- However, other soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines die in combat actions, too.
- This meant that they were part-time warriors and that spoils of war played a major role in military actions.
- One was to engage in guerilla actions and wear the enemy down.
5.3(of drug, chemical)acción feminineefecto masculineaction on sth — acción sobre algo
- The Hox genes exert this influence by their action on the genes controlling the development of these structures.
- I think the chemical action of light is to be regarded in this way.
- Syrup alone may act as a demulcent and provide antitussive action without side effects.
- Therefore the area of the roadway in question had been subject to the detrimental effects of frost action.
- That very specificity of chemical action is often a highly prized medicinal property.
- Onset of action is rapid and side effects include local irritation and unpleasant taste.
- The precise mechanism of the biological actions of this plant is not fully understood.
- Prevent major spills which can form a hard glaze and destroy the chemical oxidizing action.
- Considering the different mechanisms of the action of the two drugs, different protective effects are suggested.
- For outdoor metal sculpture waxing at least once a year is essential to protect the metal from chemical action.
- When all the finish is removed, apply a neutralizer to stop the chemical action.
- Problems included unspecified dosages, unclear information about drug action, and side effects of drugs.
- The tetrodo-toxin produced has a selective blocking effect on nerve action potentials.
- This effect could be the consequence of the anti-proliferative action of glucocorticoids.
7Lawdemanda feminineto bring an action against sb — ejercitar una acción contra algn
- These costs can be recovered in a variety of ways: through fines, charges, or civil actions for damages.
- Here, the contractor was the plaintiff and the owners were the defendants in a lien action.
- If he fails to do so, he is held liable, whereas in an action for negligence the legal burden in most cases remains throughout on the plaintiff.
- That case was not concerned with public law but was a civil action for damages.
- The ability to make comparisons with damages awarded for non-pecuniary losses in personal injury actions would have a salutary effect on libel juries.
- The first chance event is whether the plaintiff decides to bring an action for common law damages.
- The Claimant would lose his action against the primary tort feasor and must look to a claim against his solicitors.
- Would the law of New Zealand that takes away rights of common law actions for personal injuries and puts people on some kind of pension scheme apply?
- As with other questions in this chapter it also covers a number of the judicial actions in the Community legal order.
- It must be stressed that it is not for the court to assign a legal classification to the actions brought by the plaintiffs before the national court.
- There's also a limit on how long after a wrongful act a civil action can be commenced.
- The claimant brought an action for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.
- After his accident in the spring of 1988, Kenneth sued for damages in a civil action.
- The litigation was an action in the District Court, your Honour, in a commercial matter.
- The plaintiffs commenced an action in private law for recovery of the money due.
- He will remain as a defendant and the action will proceed against him and the other three defendants.
- The company says it has a strong case and intends to fight the action.
- If a writ in a Queen's Bench action is not issued within the statutory time limit the action cannot proceed.
- Academic commentators have discussed various possibilities for legal actions, both of a criminal and civil nature.
- Judicial Watch has filed 92 lawsuits and legal actions against government officials.
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- Hounslow is trying to ensure that all outstanding work is actioned during the run-up to the implementation of the new computer system.
- Mr Molony noted that the recommendation last year by the Safety Review Group that research should be undertaken into helmets had been actioned.
- Those recommendations have now been actioned.
- However, initial thoughts are that a local merger could perhaps be actioned and would clearly simplify existing structures.
- The funding allows core programmes set up over the last 2 years to grow, and new initiatives to be actioned.
- Both of these recommendations have been actioned.
- I have put in an application to pay child maintenance but they have not actioned that application.
- I have made numerous calls to the so called Help Line and nothing is ever actioned.
- The issue was not one of releasability per se - more that each individual in the chain felt beholden to check the releasability of the information before actioning any requests.
- Anything that is pressed on the keyboard while it is in sleep mode, however, is finally actioned after the computer has detected it again.
- That is why I actioned the share transfer of 6,250 shares.
- However, for some reason, it was not allocated to a specific member of staff and he could not say why the instruction to update the records was not actioned.
- If you had a standard monthly payment for the same amount each month, then your request could be actioned.
- The letter was actioned by the Milton Keynes Council and endorsed accordingly 8th April 2002.
- We received separate complaints about flytipping in this area on Tuesday and Wednesday in this area and this will be actioned.
- While some comments were just plain amusing, the more serious ones had been actioned where possible by the management, or a note had been put in explaining why the suggestion could not be acted on.
- But, until the plan is actioned, there is still some Monday stretched out behind and ahead of me.
- It's not unusual for someone to arrive at the service with court documents that need to be actioned quite soon after the appointment.
- I like papers that need actioning to be actioned and then filed.
- Every test required was actioned quickly with results received within a short time. The first paramedic even called back to the hospital later to check all was well.
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