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 — ser despierto
- to stay alert — mantenerse alerta / en guardia
- to be alert to sth — estar atento a algo
- Firstly Ballyfin's Eoin McEvoy had to be very alert to deny Conroy.
- 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.
- One consequence is that consumers are more alert to influences than ever before.
- As you revise, you should be very alert to this point.
- 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.
- There are signs that Congress is at least somewhat alert to these dangers.
- So Pacific Islanders today are very alert to their ocean, and their ownership of that ocean, and their custodianship of that ocean.
- 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.
- He is very alert to matters of procedural fairness.
- You begin to become more alert to your surroundings.
- His poetry continued as it began, very alert to Art as politically acquiescent, complicit or compromised.
- "Thanks to the efforts of police and the media, the public is more alert to these practices.
- The man was completely alert to his surroundings.
- 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.
- I think they're very guarded and very alert to anything that they think might be untoward or suspicious.
- We were all surely alert to the subliminal messages in the deceptive modesty of his glances.
- 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.
- 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.
1alerta feminineon red/amber alert — en (estado de) alerta / alarma roja/amarilla
- to put sb on the alert — poner a algn en guardia
- be on the alert for any suspicious visitors — estáte alerta / al tanto por si viene alguien sospechoso
- However, as they approached and she saw the ambulance and all the patrol cars, she put her defenses on alert and prepared herself for anything.
- And Ergon Energy stockpiled materials and put crews on alert yesterday in preparation for possible damage to the electricity network.
- But despite the favorable atmosphere, police remained on alert for possible security threats on the session, the officer said.
- The President had urged the public to be on alert for possible terrorist actions in September or October.
- But the industry was put on alert about the possible tax rises at a conference this month when a representative from the Revenue said the memoranda would need to be reviewed.
- Forestry Minister John Browne has urged forest owners to be prepared and on alert and to help to stamp out fires in plantations.
- So, it makes sense to be on alert in a cautious, sensible way all throughout the country.
- France was on alert yesterday for a possible upsurge of violence as the country headed into a long holiday weekend, two weeks after rioting broke out in a run-down suburb of the capital.
- The main north-south highway was reopened on Thursday but motorists were urged to remain on alert against possible dangers caused by the continuing heavy rains.
- Initially, the company was put on alert for possible participation in an airport security mission.
- Army reserve units have also been placed on alert for possible call-up.
- Medical staff in Scarborough have been put on alert for possible infections after a patient at the resort's hospital died of pneumonia.
- It's still pretty high, but even if it does, we can be on alert to get out of here as soon as possible.
- No matter how carefully drivers stay on alert against unexpected pedestrians rushing out in front of them, disasters will still occur and there are always casualties.
- And now, as his execution by lethal injection nears, some clinics providing abortions are on alert for possible violence.
- Police guarded key sites in New York, on alert for possible truck bombs, suicide bombers and chemical and biological attack.
- Dalton sees the handwriting on the wall and wants to put the town on alert for possible evacuation, but the request is refused by his politically conscious superior.
- Hospitals and doctors have been placed on alert to be prepared to quarantine patients suspected of suffering from the early stages of the virus.
- This was not the case with security forces, however, who remained on alert against possible terror attacks.
- Greater Manchester was put on alert today as firemen prepared for the start of a national strike.
1(troops/coastguard/police) alertar(coastguard/troops/police) poner sobre avisoto alert sb to sth — alertar a alguien sobre algo
- young people need to be alerted to the dangers of drug abuse — se debe poner en guardia a los jóvenes frente a los peligros del consumo de drogas
- Marriages broke up, alerting women to the disadvantages of being financially dependent.
- Lizzie had seen the glow of the flames when she went upstairs and alerted her parents.
- I mention this by way of alerting you to the only moment in the book where we feel even mildly uncomfortable.
- She said the words as loud as she could without alerting the driver of the van that they were both awake.
- To hunt a man without alerting the people is like finding a needle in a haystack.
- Surely it would make more sense to put up an advert outside a football ground alerting men to the dangers of testicular or prostate cancer?
- Somehow, she made it out to the poolside without alerting anyone inside the house.
- To be able to take the money out of her pouch without even alerting her would have taken real skill.
- Computers can also cut costs by alerting a physician ordering a test that it has already been done.
- She had just started relaxing when her laptop gave a small beep, alerting her that she had mail.
- The ensuing silence was heavy, alerting him to just how still the room was, how lonely.
- He alerted colleagues in a bid to warn drivers heading north on the motorway.
- A neighbour was alerted by the commotion and police and ambulance attended the scene.
- We also implemented a new information campaign in our waiting room aimed at alerting young people to the danger of infection.
- She gave him a pointed look, alerting him that she was aware of his duplicity.
- A pensioner is lucky to be alive after her dog alerted her to the danger of a fire at her home
- This will help avoid changes being made by someone without alerting other people.
- She let out a soft moan that would only reach Cindy's ears, alerting her of her discomfort.
- Wenger did the game a service by alerting us to the dangers.
- The splash was subtle, but it made a noise that was quite loud, alerting anyone close by.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.