In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to aim sth (at sb/sth)
- he aimed the gun at her — le apuntó con la pistola
- their missiles are aimed at the capital — sus misiles apuntan a la capital
- she aimed a blow at his head — intentó darle en la cabeza
- don't aim the camera into the sun — no apuntes directamente al sol con la cámara
2to be aimed at sb/sth/-ing
- she felt the insult was aimed specifically at her — sintió que el insulto iba dirigido a ella en particular
- the talks were aimed at ending the strike — las conversaciones tenían como objetivo acabar con la huelga
- the movie is aimed at a young audience — la película está / va dirigida a un público joven
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1(point weapon)apuntarto aim high/low — apuntar alto/bajo
- to aim at sth/sb — apuntar(le) a algo/algn
- to aim for sth — apuntar(le) a algo
- The group responded immediately dropping into a crouch and aiming their weapons.
- I did have the compulsion, though to aim the camera towards the side of the room where the beds were.
- In his own work he's now studying large Venezuelan bombardiers to learn how the insects aim their weapons and to understand more about the glands involved.
- It will be like aiming a gun when the intent is not to pull the trigger.
- The high-tech helmet had a targeting lens mounted on it, so aiming a weapon of any sort was easier.
- Your dominant eye is generally the one you use when you're aiming a camera to take a picture.
- Additionally, aiming is much more interactive, thanks to an over-the-shoulder camera angle which is activated every time you aim your weapon.
- I also always felt that the campaign was always more important than the movie itself, because anyone can aim a camera.
- Using my last gram of air fighting to stay under water, I aimed my camera and got one shot.
- If I want the moviegoer to look somewhere, I just aim the camera on that place.
- It tool several minutes to fill, all the while Eric stood, aiming his shotgun every which way.
- You load the weapon, you aim the weapon and you pull the trigger.
- One armed officer wearing a helmet and body armour crouched behind the corner of a house and was aiming his weapon.
- When it was only a few metres away, I aimed my camera up towards it and peered through the viewfinder.
- Josie aims the gun, but before she can fire it again, the driver of the boat screams at her.
- She turned to simply stand motionless, her wrist cannons locked on her target and Jack came around the corner to aim his weapon as well, then stopped suddenly.
- On that day, citizens all over the nation were supposed to approach public surveillance cameras and aim their own cameras back at them.
- I've never been very good at archery, but it helps with learning how to aim any weapon.
- They aim the camera toward the top of the distant clouds.
- On every side were soldiers taking positions and aiming their weapons.
2(aspire)aspirarto aim for sth
- we must aim for total elimination of the disease — nuestro objetivo debe ser la total erradicación de la enfermedad
- They need lawyers who are prepared to aim at reconciliation, and none of that can be achieved by legislation.
- The same might be said of slow-moving animation that aims at portentous but achieves boring.
- More realistically, they aim at achieving a set of mutual benefits.
- It aims at stabilising the production of wine grapes and will improve the investment and export climate in the sector.
- The troupe aims at provocation and messages which make the audience, and themselves, really think.
- The experiment aims at promoting a culture of peace among the youth.
- As they are today, the missile talks should be aimed at accomplishing a variety of objectives.
- As patriots of our beloved country, we should contribute to the endeavors that aim at the safety and well-being of our country.
- The film is not attempting poignant comments on reality - it aims at grace and good humour.
- Most of the eleven essays here aim at remedying that spiritual and theological misfortune.
- Naturally we can take steps to preserve the Earth; we can aim at sustainability and undertake biological conservation, should we wish, but we have to be prepared to pay for it.
- Because actually your intention includes whatever you aim at achieving.
- The program aims at providing the community with wider artistic experience in creating bamboo artwork.
- Rather than choosing between an ensemble of key performance criteria, manufacturers should aim at achieving them all.
- The mechanical agent uses artificial intelligence techniques to aim at optimally achieving its goal.
- The website aims at getting grass-root voices on-line and seems to be achieving this aim.
- The cameras were also aimed at helping to detect youth crime and anti-social behaviour at the troublespot.
- The contest aims at encouraging people to appreciate the nuances of nature and capture its beauty on film, he says.
- The move will certainly achieve what TV stunts aim for: a sudden surge in viewer interest.
- This scheme aims at making building sites a safer working environment.
3(intend, plan)to aim to + inf — proponerse + inf
- what we aim to do — lo que queremos / nos proponemos hacer
- we aim to please — nuestro objetivo es satisfacer a nuestros clientes
- we aim to get there by noon — queremos / nos proponemos llegar antes del mediodía
1(goal, object)objetivo masculinepropósito masculineher main aim in life is to get rich — su principal objetivo es enriquecerse
- she has no aim in life — no tiene un norte / un objetivo en la vida
- with the aim of -ing — con la intención / el propósito de + inf
- with the aim of learning the language — con la intención / el propósito de aprender el idioma
- All these worthy aims require active participation and the ready expression of ideas.
- In General the Chamber is in agreement with the Draft Plan and its aims and objectives.
- To a certain extent these have played an effective role in the last couple of decades towards the aims of conservation.
- The establishment of a common market has always been one of the primary aims of the EU, as stated in the Treaty of Rome.
- The aims, or goals and targets, would be set by the federal government.
- Understand the aims and purposes of the Shari'ah as well as the resulting outcomes.
- That's part of being separate people, with different aims and desires.
- Participation and involvement are vital to the aims and goals of the Association.
- This is supposed to be a summary of the aims and purpose of the party in broad terms.
- Their narrow minded ideas and aims are a threat to the aspirations of this town.
- Their attitudes and aims determined the outcome of succession dispute, not merely who won, but what he acquired.
- It maintains that one of the primary aims of the criminal law is the protection of fundamental social interests.
- Behind intentions and conscious aims lie complex objective processes that shape the course of history.
- The best thing we can do is to get the bills passed so that their aims and intent can be put into practice.
- My hopes and desires and aims were to win this tournament.
- What it does is set out the EU's aims and goals much more clearly and tidies up the existing set of rules.
- Optimising quality of life before a timely, dignified, and peaceful death are the primary aims of palliative care.
- Thus, one of the primary experimental aims has not been achieved.
- Clear aims and defined outcomes are essential and are likely to be helped by the involvement of lay people and NHS clinicians.
- Thus, one of the primary aims of education should be to train young people in virtue.
2(with weapon)puntería feminineto miss one's aim — errar el tiro
- to have a good/poor aim — tener buena/mala puntería
- His finger convulsed on the trigger, even as he leveled the weapon for aim.
- It was a perfect aim and there was no way he would miss.
- Then, with a perfect aim, she fired the gun.
- The Pentagon plans to use them to improve the aim of missiles and provide better navigation for warplanes and ground troops.
- Perfect aim can be negated with a poor hit on the cue ball.
- She saw one and barely dodged it, the other one was too high to even touch her, but the last was a perfect aim, not to hit her, but to break the wire.
- She arched her hand, stared at the bin and threw the can towards it in a perfect aim.
- You can even take out police helicopters if you happen to have very good aim or the right weapon.
- His aim was perfect at five hundred metres, a testament to the hours of practice he put himself through.
- A faint round of applause built up around him, as some of the younger boys had gathered around to watch the mysterious stranger with the perfect aim.
- My aim is not yet perfected, so it took me five bullets.
- My aim was perfect with that piece of equipment.
- They showed us how to load the weapon and aim at the target.
- He couldn't see an inch in front of his nose, even with his expert eyesight fit for a perfect aim.
- Currently, the aim was targeted at the closed hangar bay door.
- Knowing this, Jennings took direct aim at the doctor's head.
- The aim can be perfect, while a poor stroke causes the cueball to diverge off the intended path.
- To hit such a difficult target takes steadiness of aim and cool judgment for the birds are over the guns and away in the distance in an instant, some flying at speeds of up to 70 mph.
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