In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1alertato be alert — estar alerta
- to stay alert — seguir atento / prestando atención
- to be alert to sth — estar atento a algo
1alerta feminineon red/amber alert — en (estado de) alerta / alarma roja/amarilla
- to put sb on the alert — alertar a algn
- be on the alert for any suspicious visitors — estáte alerta / al tanto por si viene alguien sospechoso
1(police/troops/coastguard) alertar(coastguard/police/troops) poner sobre avisoto alert sb to sth
- young people need to be alerted to the dangers of drug abuse — se debe alertar a los jóvenes sobre los peligros del consumo de drogas
- As you revise, you should be very alert to this point.
- So Pacific Islanders today are very alert to their ocean, and their ownership of that ocean, and their custodianship of that ocean.
- You begin to become more alert to your surroundings.
- Though at times they don't seem to be the most aware of animals, sheep are very alert to mood swings, and this time was no exception.
- There are signs that Congress is at least somewhat alert to these dangers.
- We were all surely alert to the subliminal messages in the deceptive modesty of his glances.
- Typically alert to nuances, he was among the first to switch into post-mortem analytic mode.
- In fact, he was very alert to the activity of the minor pieces.
- Firstly Ballyfin's Eoin McEvoy had to be very alert to deny Conroy.
- He is very alert to matters of procedural fairness.
- He did not bother answering me, his eyes were almost closed, but the impression he gave was that he was concentrating intensely and quite alert to what was happening around us.
- I think they're very guarded and very alert to anything that they think might be untoward or suspicious.
- It has however been equally alert to the fact that a State might present a charge in this way, when in reality it was seeking to impede imports, or in circumstances where there was no commercial exchange at all.
- One consequence is that consumers are more alert to influences than ever before.
- At the other end Dermot Byrne almost got clear but Farrell Cuddihy was very alert to clear the danger.
- And shortly thereafter, several alert readers noticed something very peculiar.
- The man was completely alert to his surroundings.
- "Thanks to the efforts of police and the media, the public is more alert to these practices.
- His poetry continued as it began, very alert to Art as politically acquiescent, complicit or compromised.
- One must also be very alert to the fact that some pilgrims of certain nationalities come in bunches and batches and push their way through.
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