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(energetic, busy)(person/life) activo(weekend/day) ajetreado(day/weekend) movido(weekend/day) de gran actividadFinance (market/trading) activowe had a very active holiday — pasamos unas vacaciones llenas de actividad
- Being physically active also helps, a morning run, ride or swim really gets those feel good hormones pumping and keeps those cortisol levels down.
- I'm just a social drinker with a really active social calendar.
- With the sociological changes of the 19th century, social life became more active, giving rise to reunions and outings to the countryside.
- Colourful and co-ordinated, you can use the everyday tips and moves to get yourself active.
- Accounts of his death differ, but all agree that he was physically and mentally active to the end.
- Mom had a very active social life, despite her age, and she played tennis twice a week, plus being a member of about four different committees.
- Modern day Hollywood is a diverse, vital, and active community striving to preserve the elegant buildings from its past.
- These are busy women with very active social lives.
- Sure there's a lot of computer games, but there's plenty of active pursuits going on after school too.
- For boys, the desire to be physically active can further impede their interest in reading.
- Anyone who is physically active can tell us how important it is to eat and sleep well, as well as not pushing our bodies too far.
- For example, the current guidelines include stronger recommendations about the need to be physically active.
- But don't worry, I lead a very active social life and my Sunday roast dinners-for-ten are legendary!
- Steven encourages an active social scene with evening out paint-balling, bowling and karting all paid for by the company.
- Researchers are seeking 15 women aged 18-35, who are physically active and are on the pill.
- Despite predictions of almost unbounded mobility, most people in industrialised nations are less physically active than ever before.
- Caroline is tired, lonely and depressed even as she leads a fake, but highly active, social life.
- In short, we were broke, and we had lost perhaps 90% of our most vigorous and active young men.
- A few years ago my parents started having a more active social life than I did.
- Not that Elle actually had time to notice what went on with Aaron lately, what with her new busy and active social life and all.
- Local WI members say their meetings - which combine socialising with education - are very active and lively.
- Woman cannot survive on meat alone, especially a physically active gal.
- Why not come along and join us. we are a very busy and active institute and meet on the third Thursday at St Peter's Church in Hextable.
- Who knows, perhaps some people like a busy, active church: but somehow wonder and reverence seem to go better with quiet.
- It didn't make sense for the active lifestyle of a busy family with working parents and two teenage children.
- Here are some ways to help encourage your child to be active and get moving every day.
- Those who are physically active between the ages of 20 and 60 have been shown to be at reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease.
- Women were asked in an initial survey how physically active they were.
- Among older adults categorized as physically active, 24.7 percent engage in strength training.
- I have a very active social life. I have better friends than most.
- Among the more fit and active, vigorous activity is needed for additional health benefits.
- I get quite depressed in the winter if I don't stay very physically active.
- If staff members have to drive a car or cart from place to place, then children may wonder why they should be physically active.
- Chuck Feeney is described by those who've met him as an active, vigorous man with the athletic physique of a former runner.
- He has an active social life, and snowboards and plays representation level soccer.
- By 2007, according to the plan, 80% of primary schoolchildren will be physically active.
- An overwhelming 65 per cent said the way to tackle it was to maintain an active social circle.
- And we thought what we'd try and do is use children's interest in the Internet and in computers as a strategy to get them more physically active.
- The Jobs Club has been very active and busy since it got up and running at the beginning of the year.
- Keeping busy and leading an active life are all part of the big picture for Mrs Morris.
- Boron converts Vitamin D into its active form thus participating in the calcium absorption process.
- The chemical, salicylic acid, is an active ingredient in aspirin, which is known to thin the blood and reduce the risk of heart disease and bowel cancer.
- Cosmetic lotions and potions don't contain enough of the active ingredient they boast to have any noticeable effect.
- This was supposedly caused by a chemical transformation of the active ingredient, but that conclusion was disputed by other scientists.
- They then perform a crude screening of the organisms to determine if they contain novel chemicals that are biologically active.
- Large numbers of plant species are a great source of biologically active compounds whose effect on human health or genetic material is mostly unknown.
- It is a very active metal that reacts vigorously with oxygen in the air, catching fire spontaneously.
- But up until now, the active ingredient of the drug, oseltamivir, is found in a plant, the star anise.
- But apparently they must list the reported side effects to any of the active ingredients in the medicine.
- The anoxia probably prevented active and continuous bioturbation of the sediment.
1.3(volcano) en actividad
- The active volcanoes erupt a type of rock known as basalt.
- Mount St. Helens has been an active volcano for about 40,000 years with intermittent periods of dormancy.
- They are all of volcanic origin; Fogo, the only volcano still active, last erupted in 1995.
- Deception Island is a historically active volcano with the last eruptions about 30 years ago.
- Some of the best rice-growing regions of Indonesia are in the shadow of active volcanoes.
2.1(practicing)activosexually active teenagers — adolescentes que mantienen relaciones sexuales
- to be politically active — militar políticamente
- there are rebels active in the region — hay rebeldes luchando en la zona
- the friars were active among the poor — los frailes trabajaban con los pobres
- In fact, it is precisely times like these that encourage students to become politically active.
- About a quarter were sexually active before participating in the Wise Guys program.
- These pastors also are politically active and engaged in civil rights.
- But with more than a quarter of young people being sexually active before they reach the age of 16, this is the age group least likely to use contraception.
- More than seven in 10 who had not had sex came from a family where parents were married to each other, compared with only half of the teenagers who were sexually active.
- The Ministry of Environment and Forests is calling students to play an active role in environment protection.
- I would like to think such is not the case either, as I have been politically active and have engaged with my community in many ways outside of my university life.
- ‘Teens are becoming sexually active before they're ready,’ reads another result.
- The project required the students to become active participants in the course.
- But some of them were very nice chaps and took a very active part in student life; and added a bit of common sense to student stupidity perhaps.
- The children of this class who are now in their early twenties remember little or nothing of Soviet privation and are active on the nightlife social scene.
- He became politically active as a student and was a founder member of the Congress of Democrats.
- He also keeps himself fairly socially active, spearheading a charity to benefit inner-city youths of musical talent.
- I have been pretty active on the Internet in the past days, but too little time to update this blog.
- The man has been pretty active on the social front.
- About half of all Americans age 60 and older are sexually active, according to the National Council on Aging.
- They clearly targeted sexually active people with one message: If you're having sex, do it safely.
- She was already an established singer at the Opera, and many other composers had family connections with male musicians active on the operatic scene.
- The order has a large urban base, and its educated members are particularly politically active.
- Women, at least in the economic sphere, are as active as men, while the latter also exercise domination in the private sphere.
- We believe that progress toward that end requires that the government be active and engaged in delivering those things.
- Family centered strategies also encourage surrogate parents to become active in their grandchild's education.
2.2(positive, keen)(role/member) activoto play an active part in sth — tomar parte activa en algo
- the proposal is under active consideration — se está estudiando la propuesta seriamente
- he takes an active interest in sport — sigue con mucho interés todo lo relacionado con el deporte
- to take active steps to combat terrorism — tomar medidas activas para combatir el terrorismo
2.3Military(duty/service) activoto be in the active reserves / (British) on the active list — estar en la reserva activa / la primera reserva
- He has also noted that about half the cases this year occurred during active hostilities or combat operations in the Persian Gulf.
- Link not active yet until he posts another entry so look for the post made on Friday, 23rd May.
- There was no trace of the medieval synagogue in Aldwark nor the Petergate synagogue, active until as recently as 1975.
- Under the established law of armed conflict, he can civilly intern a captured combatant until the end of active hostilities.
- I seem to remember some research that showed that different areas of the brain are active when you use the mouse and the keyboard.
- The B-52Bs replaced the 95th's B-36s and the unit was active until 1966 when its aircraft were flown to Davis-Morithan for storage and scrapping.
- The Army clings to the belief that all active units should be ready to deploy at any time.
- The Army must continually examine how it will integrate contractors into units during active operations.
- These gauges are active today and are operated as a part of the Passaic Flood Warning System.
- The survey set out to understand the sectors where these businesses are active, where they operate, who they benefit and how they generate income.
- One hour before the start of active combat operations, it is recommended to begin Stage 3 of the operation.
- The website needs an update as some of the links are no longer active.
- The site, however, remained active until the end of last week.
- The yard remained active until 1957, when a fire destroyed the thatched barn and cattle yards, leaving the existing buildings.
- And, frankly, we saw what happened once active operations got under way.
- At that time, many Reserve units were flying and operating legacy aircraft that were no longer in the active force.
- I'm having to change phone numbers along with addresses, and the new number won't be active until Saturday morning.
- An active e-commerce operation has almost no time to spare for restore after a data interruption.
- Rational strengths of force groupings for the employment in the zone of active combat operations can be substantiated by two methods.
- Rush trained as a ship carver and operated an active workshop for more than fifty years.
- Military vision documents are written in the active voice, with strong verbs and modifiers.
- Be ruthless with clutter, write in the active voice, place each idea into a sentence of its own, and lastly, get your punctuation right.
- Use active verbs and active sentences when writing your site's copy.
- We would expect strong active verbs in a news story about tsunami relief efforts.
- Another advantage of sentences written in active voice is that the sentences are usually shorter.
1the active — la voz activa
- By the way, they discuss many different kinds of bias on the part of the news agency, not just choice between actives and passives.
- Then there were yet more inflections of verbs, passives alongside actives, subjunctives alongside indicatives, imperatives, present and past participles, gerunds and gerundives.
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