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(case)caso masculineaffaire masculinethe Watergate affair — el caso / affaire Watergate
- They were just looking to unseat the Republicans like the whole affair was a sporting event.
- A revolution in military affairs suggests a fundamental change in all aspects of warfare.
- In truth, the revolution in military affairs debate remains unsatisfying.
- The competition tends to be very much a family affair, with a barbecue and refreshments throughout the day.
- The clash between the two parties over economic affairs led to the eventual breakdown of the coalition.
- But in my experience, political and economic affairs tend to be a lot more complex than that.
- Hitler's growing involvement in the details of economic life matched an increasing intervention in military affairs.
- Today, this group's militant and social affairs function is to bring an Islamic government to Egypt.
- Martin also took a keen and active interest in political affairs and events happening around the country.
- Why would one go to them for reporting of world affairs and events when much better reporting is available via the internet?
- Make breakfast a family affair most mornings if possible - or as close to it as you can.
- The true revolution in military affairs is the social revolution of the modern information age.
- The revolution in military affairs refers to this new form of information-based warfare.
- We must grow it ourselves, through civil society and participation in social and political affairs - not through military force.
- He said the enthusiasm surrounding the event warranted making the event an annual affair.
- The fact the dispute was a family affair partly explains the eventual union victory.
- For the actor-activist then, the festival this year is something of a family affair.
- But after the McLeish affair, no matter is too trivial to be taken seriously.
- Make planning the menu, shopping for groceries and cooking the meal a family affair.
- It is celebrated by Chinese all over the world as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving.
1.2(event)the wedding was a small, family affair — la boda se celebró en la intimidad
- it was a very formal affair — fue una ocasión muy ceremoniosa
- the last outing was a very different affair — la última excursión fue muy diferente
- affair of honor — cuestión de honor
1.3(business, concern)asunto masculinechanging nationality is a complicated affair — el cambio de nacionalidad es un asunto complicado
- that's my/your affair! — ¡eso es asunto mío/tuyo!
- what I do in my own time is my affair — lo que haga con mi tiempo libre es asunto mío
- She is more likely to be concerned with the affairs of her constituents rather than the egos of her peers.
- You are blessed with a youthful outlook and dynamism to manage business or financial affairs successfully today.
- I never talk about clients' financial affairs.
- Instead, the Supreme Council of the Judiciary should take charge of all judges' budgetary and financial affairs.
- The tangled financial affairs of the company are still being unravelled.
- Such groups must register and identify a person or people responsible for managing their affairs.
- A revenue audit is an investigation into the financial affairs of a business and its owners.
- A hallmark of the eighteenth-century is the poet's concern with the affairs of the Gaelic nobility.
- As in all matters concerning the affairs of Muslims our guide is the Qur'ân.
- The application of mathematics to trade and financial affairs is as old as mathematics itself.
- And they're taking care of their financial affairs here in the states.
- As Empress, my affairs are concerned with the domestic well-being of our people.
- Countries such as Switzerland offer clients confidentiality which allows them to keep their business affairs private.
- Is he the victim of a smear campaign that has targeted his his financial affairs?
- Does it ever feel strange to Jane that Slotnick's so involved in her intimate affairs?
- He was never so concerned with the affairs of my life.
- We have no business to be involved in our patients' financial affairs and it is not appropriate to become involved.
- She went from running errands to running his life, convincing him that she should manage his affairs and business matters.
- He led the two to the sidelines, knowing they need not air their private affairs in the middle of the ballroom.
- You can be aggressive when you need to resolve business and financial affairs.
- He complained that he could not sort out his private and financial affairs because he had to spend too much time in the middle.
- But on what basis does a government excuse its meddling into the private financial affairs of its citizens?
- We all need to realise that religion should be a private affair and a matter of belief.
- It had been closed some months back after the organization intervened in the business's financial affairs.
- He was suspended in October 2002 pending the financial management of the financial affairs of the company.
- He ordered a more detailed investigation of the Italian's financial affairs.
- Once his tax affairs came into the public domain, he resigned from the party.
- And therefore, we have to be concerned with the affairs of Eurasia.
- Let's stay out of affairs that don't concern us.
- I wouldn't disclose that, that's part of our financial affairs.
- These are just a few of the changes that could affect the way you handle your financial and business affairs.
- She had to produce a statement of affairs, which detailed she had debts of £321,325.
1.4(matters)asuntosto put one's affairs in order — poner sus (/ mis etc. ) asuntos en orden
- a man of affairs — un hombre de negocios
- home/internal affairs — asuntos interiores/internos
- it's a poor state of affairs if I can't even buy myself … — pues sí que están bien las cosas si ni siquiera me puedo comprar …
- what's the current state of affairs in the real estate market? — ¿cómo está la situación en el mercado inmobiliario?
- Huang's interests also extend to public affairs.
- Cultural services, foreign affairs, and transportation receive only one to three per cent of the total budget.
- Our interest in international affairs continues unabated.
- The assistant vice chancellor for public affairs said the dispute was not a free speech issue.
- Instead of allowing himself to dwell on his condition, he's devoted himself to public service and veteran affairs.
- In Texas, the land commissioner is actually responsible for veterans affairs.
- That reporter had misheard the British Embassy public affairs officer - the telephone lines are so poor.
- Harrison is renowned for his independent voice and impassioned commentary on public affairs.
- He enjoyed a passion for collecting art and an interest in public affairs.
- Working back from the 1997 defeat, he held Cabinet posts in foreign affairs, defence, transport and Scotland.
- Interest in Irish affairs continued throughout the 1880s, although the issue switched from land reform.
- The ties go way back and undergird the entire neocon movement and its traditional concern with Israeli affairs.
- They were not allowed to participate directly in political affairs or take on church roles.
- Besides farming and fun, the clan's big interest was politics - they all felt an interest in public affairs was a duty.
- The nationwide campaign is advising women to visit their local home affairs office.
- His interest in public affairs, especially in social questions, was keener.
- He said the ministries of transport and home affairs will be meeting to work out the details.
- Moreover, she can't use her identity document as home affairs told her the number was being investigated.
- According to the public affairs officer, the embassy is waiting for a bill from the municipality.
- All interviews had to be monitored by military public affairs escorts.
2(liaison)affaire masculineaventura (amorosa) femininelío masculine informalshe's having an affair — tiene un amante
- he had an affair with her years ago — tuvo un lío con ella hace muchos años
- they're having an affair — tienen un lío
3informal(thing)her dress was a very elaborate affair — su vestido era un modelo super complicado informal
- it was one of those new laser affairs — fue una de esas cuestiones de láser que hay ahora
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