In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of person, animal, thing)edad femininewhat age was she when she died? — ¿qué edad / cuántos años tenía cuando murió?
- what is the age of this house? — ¿de cuándo / de qué época es esta casa?
- the children's ages are three, four and six, respectively — los niños tienen, respectivamente, tres, cuatro y seis años
- at the age of 17 — a la edad de / a los 17 años
- from an early age — desde temprana edad
- at my age — a mi edad
- at your/that age — a tu/esa edad
- when you're my age — cuando tengas mi edad / mis años
- I have a son your age — tengo un hijo de tu edad
- she's going out with a man twice/half her age — sale con un hombre que la dobla en edad / que le dobla la edad/que tiene la mitad de su edad
- he is six years of age — tiene seis años de edad
- for children of all ages — para niños de todas las edades
- age limit — límite de edad
- On Tuesday next all children between the ages of 6 and 9 are invited to come along and take part.
- The supervisors were from 33 to 47 years of age.
- Membership is open to girls between the ages of seven and ten.
- Dr Baig had many patients of varying ages who lived on their own and were suffering some form of depression, mainly from the lack of human interaction.
- Till the age of five she lived in Kollam, then Quilon, and left for New York with her parents in 1941.
- At seventeen years of age and a senior at High School in Boston he was outstanding.
- For children, symptoms may be present between the ages of 2 to 4 years of age while presentation of symptoms occurs at start of school.
- None of us of this generation, I know, will be able to live up to the age of 126.
- In all honesty, I don't have many relatives that have lived to ripe old ages apart from my maternal Grandfather.
- The children are of varying ages and live as any other family anywhere in the world does.
- The club aims to provide entertainment for teenagers between the ages of 15 to 18 years in a fun and supervised environment.
- There were 30 female students and 20 male students whose ages ranged from 9-10 years of age.
- She moved to 88 Park Row when she was one year of age, and lived there until she was married in 1984.
- The servicemen recorded their age, rank, length of service, and marital status.
- Enthusiastic young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are invited to apply for the classes which take place on a two hour basis on Saturdays.
- Imagine you're over 60 years of age and a squatter living in the largest slum in Kenya.
- Only McKinlay survived, living to the age of 95 when he died in Glasgow in 1983.
- Workers under 50 years of age can expect to live well into their eighties.
- The girl was about fourteen years of age, shoulder length blonde hair and deep green eyes.
- Three hundred people of all ages attended a birthday service in York Minster.
2(old age)the wisdom of age — la sabiduría que dan los años
3.1(epoch, period)era femininethe Elizabethan/atomic age — la era isabelina/atómica
- Thus perished one of the greatest statesmen of his age and of Dutch history.
- Historical novels can introduce children to how people lived in other ages, even if told with contemporary sensibilities in mind.
- Fraser claims to hate ‘the modern world’ and would doubtless prefer to have lived in the Victorian age.
- Indeed, I believe its popularity is an important feature of the intellectual history of the present age.
- His writings are also a major source for the social history of his age.
- He would have been remarkable in any age, in the age in which he lived, he is utterly amazing.
- However, a range of volcanic ages from Lower Cambrian to Early Devonian is suggested on biostratrigraphic grounds.
- Raising the club's profile in this media-dominated age is of vital importance to club's like York City.
- As any school text will tell you, this was primarily an age of invention and rapid material progress.
- Human history can be divided into two distinct ages - the geocentric and the heliocentric.
- All other ages, epochs, and eras are represented by natural evolutionary and geological phenomena.
- This is the age where the television performs the role of a baby-sitter, than a means of entertainment.
- It happened 252 million years ago, at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic geological ages.
- However, there seems to be a marked age gap between the Cretaceous ages and onset of rifting in the Eocene.
- In the age of television and the Internet, we are not returning to the preliterate, but descending into the postliterate.
- We live, after all, in one of the most conformist ages in history - the age of reason as we like to call it.
- The civil liberties case against ID cards is a feeble one that belongs to a more innocent age.
- The relationship between Aubrey and Maturin doesn't need to be explained by reference to any of the various ages of history.
- So what we see is not a story of the past, but today's stories set against the previous age or period.
- We live in an age in which laws, rules, regulations, charters, policies and practices intrude on every aspect of our lives.
- We face the Brown era in fiction and a dark age for popular history.
- During the ages of history human nature has undergone no essential change.
- We live in an age when attention deficit disorder is rife amongst adults and children alike and brevity is a prized quality.
- The bulk of the sediments on the outer margin are of Eocene to Oligocene age with thin units of younger sediments on top.
- In the age of reality, television is increasingly the realm of the amateur.
3.2informal (long time)I've been waiting ages / an age — llevo siglos / un siglo esperando informal
- I haven't seen her for ages — hace siglos que no la veo
- The infirm and ill were beamed to safe havens ages ago.
- I'm starting to slip back into my nocturnal, staying up very late self again because I was up ages the other night working on my Physics coursework.
- The French Connection hasn't been on television for ages.
- You wait ages for a television drama about what it's like to be fortysomething - wait until you're halfway through your 40s, in fact - and then four come along at once.
- Finally after what seemed like ages we had our drinks and were sitting outside.
- I promise I won't write about television for ages.
- I was reading WIRED for the first time in ages the other day, and found myself getting annoyed all over again at the breathless prose they use in their articles.
- Some of the stage crew at Stratford who've been there for ages have said how my voice is just like my father's.
intransitive verbaged, ageing, aging
1(person) envejecer(cheese) madurarhe had aged terribly — había envejecido mucho
- this wine ages well — este vino se conserva muy bien
- I wished that I had aged the paper first by soaking in tea, as I usually do.
- Movie magic had aged the paint and metal to make it look antique.
- It was plenty warm outside, but the shawl would age her appearance even more.
- Mrs. G. said that it was the sudden losses, not the passing years, that had aged her unexpectedly.
- She's a young woman and I didn't want to get her something that would age her, so I went with the single pearl.
transitive verbaged, ageing, aging
1(person) hacer envejecer(person) avejentar(wine) añejar(wine) criar
- Quality Vouvray, either dry or sweet, demands to be aged.
- Madeira is the only wine in the world where heat is deliberately applied to age the wine artificially.
- Cheeses age at different rates and must be held at constant temperatures to achieve their optimum flavour.
- Firstly, for a €13 bottle, this was compelling wine that aged and evolved very interestingly over four or five years.
- The merchants then aged the wine, bottled and sold it around the world often featuring the merchant's name prominently.
- The wine is aged for 3 years, with at least two years in oak barrels before release.
- We bought six bottles then and they have been aging nicely and drinking excellently now.
- If good wines need time to age properly, the same could said of speeches.
- Spirit labelled ‘brandy’ must be distilled from wine made from the fermentation of grapes and by law has to be aged for a minimum of three years in oak barrels.
- While this may sound rather unpleasant, it is the tannin which provides the structure of red wines and allows them to age and mature.
- For if you allow these beauties to age, even if only for a minute, they will lose their sharpness, their appeal and their zest.
- It's best to have one that's made with the same material that your wine is aged in.
- The big question, therefore, particularly given the lack of acidity, is whether these wines will age well.
- The culturing process continues as the mild cheddar is allowed to age for about two months.
- Time flew, and before long, those good-value wines aged and became almost too good to drink - was there ever an occasion important enough?
- The taste is unique with a charcoal mellowed flavour that contains influences from the barrel it was aged in with hints of caramel, vanilla, and oak.
- Of course, now comes the hard part, the one in which you have to wait and let the jars rest, allowing them to age on a shelf in the cool cellar.
- For three years the wine is aged in new barrels made of hand-split oak staves.
- The wine will age, our anger with France will pass, and we'll buy that Burgundy in a few years.
- And raw-milk cheeses aged more than 60 days are not risk-free either.
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