In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(living)vivois he still alive? — ¿todavía vive / está vivo?
- there are people still alive in the rubble — todavía hay gente con vida entre los escombros
- to stay alive — sobrevivir
- it's good/great to be alive! — ¡qué bueno/maravilloso es vivir!
- the richest man alive today — el hombre más rico del mundo hoy en día
- no man/woman alive would deny that — ningún ser viviente lo negaría
- to bury/burn sb alive — enterrar/quemar vivo a algn
- We know that the embryo is alive, not dead or inanimate.
- I'd be happier if my house were still intact, my pictures of my kids and the rest of my belongings were safe, and my cat were still alive.
- There are thousands of animals and plants alive today that are no different from the way they appear in the fossil record!
- A look at the distribution of the major groups of plants and animals alive today is instructive.
- A police spokesman said: ‘The news that his dog was alive and had come home seems to have made all the difference.’
- Ensuring that the animals are worth more alive than dead may be their only shot at survival.
- Those lambs were still alive, but the ewes were dead.
- Now that the mouse is not alive, does its brain still work?
- Now, Mr. Gibbons' position is that all of those fossil species were alive at the same time on this planet.
- It would make no difference to Frank whether the creature was alive or dead.
- Even when pigs are alive they aren't revered as the smartest animals.
- ‘His horses are alive and beautiful because they were in his soul,’ he once wrote.
- How could I be so callous when the poor creature was still alive?
- He took a small comfort in knowing that the horse was alive.
- It cannot be determined, however, whether those animals were alive or dead at the time of the bite.
- When the creature was alive, 94 million years ago, the area of the Sahara where its remains were found was very different from the way it appears now.
- The dogs were still alive, and looked to be in their prime.
- I like to be reminded of the spring miracle, especially in the depth of winter, when the vibrantly alive trees look so dead.
- Most of us would accept that the cat is either alive or dead at a given time.
- Leonard Tinkler showed them sheds containing three dead animals, including a decomposing cow whose calf was still alive in the same pen.
2(animated)the party came alive when they arrived — la fiesta se animó cuando llegaron ellos
- the play comes alive in her hands — la obra cobra vida en sus manos
3(active, in existence)that myth is still alive — ese mito tiene aún vigencia
- to keep sth alive — mantener vivo algo
4(aware)to be alive to sth — ser sensible a algo
- It is because of this style that the young boy Maqbool easily comes alive to us.
- At times he sounds like the great EB White, a gentle man consumed with the plight of the world but alive to the simple pleasures.
- As the players run onto the field, the stands come alive to the sound of cheers and support that echo across the river.
- For the second year in a row the North East Kilkenny landscape came alive to the sound of all things vintage.
- The Prime Minister is clearly alive to the danger of being seen as neglectful of his home front because he is too preoccupied with foreign affairs.
- It is alive to the need for strong internal morale and discipline.
- In your language, in your thought, be alive to the form of things.
- As a journalist living in the most expensive city in the country, I am keenly alive to to the issue.
- Because of their slight outsiderishness they are alive to the social nuances in the American atmosphere.
- The nation is fully alive to the pressures that the world powers are exerting on his government
- In foreign affairs we have pursued our national interest robustly while remaining alive to the needs and interests of others.
- Fortunately, for Dundee, Steven Tweed was alive to the danger and made a timely intervention to deny Parker a clear run on goal.
- He has brought the saga alive to visitors and locals alike.
- The respondent must have been alive to the possibility that a cyclist could come along.
- Her addiction, she says, is studying people, alive to the way they look and move, wondering how she would paint them.
- He was socially conscious in every sense, alive to the possibilities of celebrating what he found.
- This is an important work: very well researched, reflective, sharp in judgment yet alive to complexity.
- As I say, Angell resists sentimentality, but he is alive to sentiment.
- Clonaslee came alive to the sound of music on Sunday June 2 as the annual festival got under way.
- She is also alive to the reality that a career in acting would be short-lived.
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