In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(physical, verbal)ataque masculineto launch an attack — lanzar un ataque
- terrorist attacks — atentados terroristas
- a three-pronged attack — un ataque en tres frentes
- attack is the best form of defense — el ataque es la mejor defensa
- attack on/against sth/sb — ataque a/contra algo/algn
- to come/be under attack — ser atacado
- traditional values are under attack — los valores tradicionales se ven amenazados
- to return to the attack — volver a la carga
- to go over to the attack — pasar al ataque
- the division had left itself open to attack from the rear — la retaguardia de la división había quedado al descubierto
- this policy leaves them open to attack from the opposition — esta política los expone a los ataques de la oposición
- In February police arrested nine Moroccans suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Rome.
- In a fierce attack on both Labour and the Tories, he urged all parties to reach a consensus on how the NHS should be managed.
- An attack on private education is itself a thinly veiled assault on those who choose to use it.
- And having made her a public figure, he must have expected her to be subjected to public scrutiny and political attacks.
- Five teenagers have been charged following an attack on a police officer which left him needing 10 stitches to his head.
- Today there will be an exercise involving a mock chemical attack on the City of London.
- Eventually, he had to respond to the mounting attacks and criticisms by Labor.
- Responding to criticism that his attacks on Elton and Madonna in his new biography are unfair, he has decided to set the record straight.
- What I want to say here, no, what I have to say here, is that this country, our very way of life and everything we ever stood for, is under attack.
- I did not see how we could withstand a determined attack after nightfall.
- The Opposition Leader intensified his attack on the Prime Minister, insisting he had lied to the public.
- It is the most pathetic attack on public servants I have ever heard in this House.
- Journalists said that it was an attack on the freedom of press.
- In the fight against cronyism, Malaysian economist Jomo has endured public attacks, lawsuits and death threats.
- He has yet again launched a personal attack on a public servant without justification.
- There was a real mood in the meeting that an attack on the time limit was the first step in an attack on abortion rights in general.
- His sporadic cinematic output has been combined with fierce public attacks on the general media situation.
- A government spending watchdog today launched a scathing attack on attempts to cut congestion.
- London's ex-police chief has launched a vitriolic attack on the minister.
- For those close to the areas under attack, the damage was obvious and the response immediate.
- Police are treating an attack on a community church and its vicar as racially-motivated, a spokesman said today.
- In Tikrit, guerrillas detonated two car bombs in an attack on a police checkpoint.
- Police have confirmed they are treating the attack as attempted murder.
- In an attack on a police station, one police officer and an attacker were killed.
- No more will you have to endure the ill-formed attacks of the purchasing public.
- The battalion's withdrawal was met by a determined Japanese air attack on the convoy.
- Members of a new action group launched an attack on the local police authority at a public meeting on Tuesday.
- Last week, terrorists launched an attack on government facilities in Saudi Arabia.
- No claims of responsibility have been made for the subway attack, the worst terrorist attack in Moscow in five years.
- The company has suffered public attacks in the US and Western Europe and announced a down-turn in profits earlier in the year.
- Police are investigating an attack on a woman as she left a toilet at a train station.
- Since then, we have witnessed only one more attempted terrorist attack on a plane.
- The offender was chased and apprehended by a member of the public who witnessed the attack.
- This cowardly decision was a blow to those already on strike and an attack on the unity of the city workers.
- Last week, making his second appearance at the corruption trial, he launched a withering attack on his critics.
- The York Civic Trust's annual report launched a fierce attack on the loss of the city's Victorian heritage to the developers.
- The admission drew a scathing attack from the Opposition, with Mr Gilmore calling for his resignation.
- Later he decided to rise above the criticism and attacks.
- The following day, the government continued its political attack on the opposition.
- When so out of touch with public and media attacks, that is when a First Minister should turn to his special advisers.
- Arnold Schwarzeneggar launched a blistering attack on the fiscal credentials of the opposition party.
- How low will it sink in its attacks on progressives and public spending?
- Police believe he may also be responsible for an attack on a 48-year-old woman last Friday.
- They were shot as they launched an attack on the police station using guns and a bomb in the bucket of a mechanical digger.
1.2Medicineataque masculineasthma/panic attack — ataque de asma/pánico masculine
- heart attack — ataque cardíaco / al corazón
- she had / suffered an attack — le dio un ataque
- he's suffered several attacks of malaria — ha tenido malaria varias veces
- an anxiety attack — un ataque de ansiedad
- Some people with asthma never have a severe attack, only a little wheezing or the occasional bout of coughing.
- Patients with acute cholecystitis may have a history of attacks of biliary colic or they may have been asymptomatic until the presenting episode.
- An attack of rheumatic fever may last for six weeks or longer.
- Several treatments are available to help make the attacks shorter and less severe.
- Poorly cleaned heating systems also contribute to asthma and allergy attacks in the fall and winter, say researchers.
- The type of treatment that is given depends on how often the asthma attacks occur and how bad the symptoms are.
- A sudden attack of viral encephalitis left him in a deep coma with a dire prognosis.
- All these triggers can irritate the airways in your lungs, making an asthma attack more likely.
- When a person has asthma, an attack can be started by a number of different things.
- For the thousands of people who have trigeminal neuralgia, attacks of such pain are frequent and can often seem unbearable.
- Short but recurrent attacks of vertigo are often caused by benign positional vertigo.
- The weather is so depressing that I am convinced it is the reason behind my sudden attack of vomiting.
- Many medications are currently available to relieve the symptoms of acute migraine attacks.
- They are commonly used for relieving sudden attacks of asthma and preventing exercise-induced asthma.
- There was a past history of migraine attacks and bouts of coughing.
- Most doctors will start chronic treatment of epilepsy if two or more attacks occur in a short interval.
- The illness results in recurrent attacks of chills and fever and can be deadly.
- Collins suffered from severe attacks of a rheumatic illness which caused him great pain, only relieved by the use of opium.
- There may be attacks of sudden breathlessness during the night.
- The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to identify and avoid indoor and outdoor allergens and irritants.
- Sudden attacks lasting for a few days with symptom-free intervals.
(part of team)delantera feminine
- He took off Dan Green, he explained, because he wanted a bigger player in the middle of the attack.
- This was an excellent team performance based on a solid defence and an attack full of flair.
- Barry Conlon, who scored for the reserves in midweek could be pressing for a recall to the attack alongside David McNiven.
- Goal attack was replaced by former national skipper Deepthi Rupasinghe.
- Fortunately for the home team, their defence proved as impressive as their attack had been earlier in the game.
- The Northants attack did not feature any first-team players, but still caused plenty of problems.
- Dean Windass and Danny Cadamarteri have shaken off knocks and will team up again in attack at Rotherham tomorrow.
- Ryan Wayne added little to the attack and like other players ran up blind alleys.
- Man of the Match went to Paula Clayton who led the attack and was a central player in an excellent team performance.
- Nel added that the South African team had a different attack, with different dimensions, for the last Test.
- With Ian Fitzgerald ruled out with a rib injury again only three of the attack retained their positions.
- There is only one revolving spot in the Clare attack and five players have sustainable claims on it.
- Despite playing almost no part in qualifying, Henrik Larsson returns to lead the attack.
- Teams consist of seven players, split three and three in attack and defence, with a goalkeeper at the back.
- Also back to bolster the Clan attack are team captains Joseph Marrello and Kevin Todd.
- It pitched the team with the finest defence against the team with the finest attack.
- It is only in the attack that the team is at present wanting.
- Australian striker Mark Viduka is hoping for a recall to an attack which has totalled just four goals in the last six matches.
1.1(army/policy/target/government) atacar(person) atacar(person) agredirI felt I was being attacked — me sentí agredida
- She is now making a television programme which attacks those who oppose fox hunting.
- Vettriano now lives in London after selling his Edinburgh home last year claiming he was sick of being attacked by Scottish art critics.
- There I spoke to a woman whose mother was attacked and injured by a Komodo dragon - which raised the issue of humans as prey.
- I have a friend who was nearly killed when he was attacked in his apartment with knives from his kitchen, so I understand what the researchers are trying to do here.
- Fully aware of the situation, he is fiercely attacking the administration for its pro-business stances and special-interest politics.
- Prominent candidates attacked each other fiercely.
- The militants attack Indian forces almost daily in the mountainous province.
- An unnamed woman was attacked and killed by a crocodile while crossing the Enseleni River north of Empangeni early yesterday morning.
- I was in Louisville, Kentucky, on a book tour when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
- We restricted attacks north of certain areas; we didn't attack the enemy's capital.
- Jiao had fiercely attacked the Ministry of Propaganda as an out-of-date dinosaur.
- One outdoor magazine recently documented the case of a man who killed a bear that attacked him.
- Owenson's status as a professional woman writer was constantly abused by contemporary male reviewers, who savagely attacked everything she wrote.
- A plumber named Joe is attacked and killed in the basement, and a long dead corpse is discovered.
- He shivered inside when he recalled the coolness with which she had said that she had killed the woman who attacked her.
- The dead include civilians, soldiers and the tribal leader Rahim Bezoni, all killed for refusing to back the fight against the British forces attacking the city.
- He was on holiday in Venezuela with his wife when he was attacked and killed.
- Initially, US sources denied American forces had attacked the village, which consisted mainly of mud huts.
- He was attacked, killed and later thrown into the river.
- Armies would thus come under fire long before they could even see their enemy, let alone attack his positions.
- The government deployed additional military forces to attack terrorist strongholds.
- Dolphins, however, are known to kill sharks by attacking their soft bellies with hard blows from their beaks.
- The play was fiercely attacked by critics and made headline news in the tabloids.
- We realised that it must have been the same person who killed Tammy who also attacked you.
- The Plaintiff's daughter was attacked and killed by him.
- Failure to recruit enough doctors and nurses has been criticised in a report attacking west Wiltshire health bosses.
- In 1892 the lifelong friendship between Lie and Klein broke down and the following year Lie publicly attacked Klein.
- The Chinese Eastern Railway was attacked not merely by rebels but by regular troops.
- In some cases such units were as likely to attack friendly towns and forces as enemy ones.
- Unidentified armed groups continue to attack villages and connecting roads.
- He was fiercely attacked, and even some figures who privately sympathized with his views were too cowed to defend him publicly.
- Khadse made headlines when he was brought in to trap panthers after 13 people were attacked and killed by the animals.
- His response to the disaster of the war is to attack those who opposed the war.
- Then he encouraged his men to attack enemy positions, despite the lethal danger from incoming artillery rounds.
- The militants attacked the camp around dawn, firing indiscriminately at guards posted at the main gate.
- A brave Whitefield man has told how he fought off two thugs who attacked him as they attempted to steal his high-performance Mini.
- However, on a number of occasions in 1999 and 2000 their dogs attacked his animals and killed 22 of them.
- Viciously attacked by critics and rejected by the public, the Impressionist painters were outcasts in the art world.
- He was brutally killed by thieves who attacked him at his home in Belmont.
- Border clashes worsened when Democratic Kampuchea's military attacked villages in Vietnam.
- Police said the man was shot and killed when he attempted to attack police.
- While the band was waiting for authorization to enter the States as working musicians, terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre.
- She also assured us that the jaguar is not a man-eater - in fact there are no recorded cases of a person being attacked or killed by a jaguar in an unprovoked situation.
- France controlled most of that territory until 1759 when British forces attacked Quebec City.
- They also claimed the family's Rottweiler dog had attacked another dog, killed one woman's cat and gone for another woman in the street leaving her shaken up.
- Leuthner was fiercely attacked for his theses at the time by social democratic leader Karl Kautsky.
- The wife of a York man who nearly died after being savagely attacked by a gang of youths has publicly thanked the people who saved her husband's life.
- Coalition forces weren't attacked with weapons of mass destruction.
- The Blackfoot became respected as an aggressive military force, attacking and destroying several trading posts in their territory.
- But critics have attacked the BBC for lavishing public money on non-programming activities at a time of massive cost-cutting in the organisation.
- This is not the first time a controversial film has been attacked before its critics have seen a single frame.
- On September 11, 1973 the Chilean armed forces attacked La Moneda, the presidential palace in the centre of Santiago.
- In preparation for urban warfare, the soldiers practised responding to a vehicle ambush, clearing buildings and attacking enemy positions.
- But immediately after the elections violence broke out and several houses were set on fire and people were attacked and killed.
- But plans to house the turbines at Pool Hill, near Kitchenroyd, have been fiercely attacked by residents.
- Another incident occurred in September, when a married couple were killed after they were attacked by an elephant in Pandan Wangi, Indragiri regency, Riau.
- And I've relied on that audience response ever since, to buoy me through periods when I've been attacked by critics.
- British military forces attacked Mahdi Army positions in Amarah, killing 20 persons and wounding 78.
- Similarly, Woods is attacked for fiercely defending his privacy.
- He is also linked, though tenuously, to the men who attacked the World Trade Centre in 1993.
- In 1818 he attacked Coleridge savagely in a magazine edited by his son-in-law.
- He recently attacked a German political critic by likening him to a Nazi commandant.
- Just two years ago, a trade delegation from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was also attacked by separatists here, resulting in one death and two injuries.
- Ironically, when a tree is attacked by insects, it releases certain compounds which some insects actually use to their advantage.
- The disease usually attacks the lungs but can affect almost any part of the body and is usually curable with an intensive six-month course of antibiotics.
- Relieving stress made sense to me because in my work I had seen that plants under stress were the ones most likely to be attacked by diseases and pests.
- In 1999 he was diagnosed as being HIV positive, and now, to fight the deadly disease attacking his immune system, he takes drugs to keep himself alive.
- The disease attacks the macula - an area of the retina at the back of the eye that houses light-sensing cells.
- Parkinson's disease attacks and destroys these nerve cells, meaning the brain is starved of dopamine.
- The disease had attacked her liver and she slipped into a coma.
- Fungal diseases can attack shoots and leaves but also developing bunches and ripe fruit.
- The disease attacks the liver and can be fatal in a small number of cases.
- Richard died from the rare degenerative disease which attacks the central nervous system.
- Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system attacks the body's own organs, tissues and cells.
- Sudden oak death is the snappy title which has been given to a devastating fungal disease attacking oaks and other native shrubs throughout North America.
- BSE is almost impossible to distinguish from scrapie, a disease attacking the brain of sheep.
- Now suffering from lupus, a cruel disease which attacks the body's immune system, she has a quick wit and air of irreverence that still make her a delight to interview.
- The trees have been attacked by a bacterial disease known as fire blight.
- The lack of nutrients in the white-sand soil means that plants cannot afford to be attacked by insects, because lost leaf tissue is difficult to replace.
- Leaves attacked by insects or disease, on the other hand, die under duress, spotted and curled.
- She said the life-threatening condition developed when her own antibodies attacked the baby's blood cells.
- The unknown disease attacked over 200 people gathered for an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.
- MS is an incurable disease that attacks the central nervous system causing severe disability.
- It attacks only grapevines, and kills vines by attacking their roots.
- Larvae of the grape root borer attack the larger roots and crown of grapevines.
2.1(begin enthusiastically)(food) atacar(task) acometer
- Overnight some of the mail team began attacking the problem.
- He said that drugs have always been a problem and the only way you attack a problem is head on.
- We need to start preparing for the worst and need to attack this issue with the verve and urgency that people had in the last campaign.
- Is there something that you would suggest be put in place that would begin to attack that problem?
- If we truly want to effect change on an aging business practice and culture, we need to attack the problem from both within and without.
2.2(deal with)(problem/poverty) combatir
2attacking present participle(forces) de ataque(strategy) ofensivo(strategy) de ataquethe team plays good attacking football — el equipo tiene un buen juego ofensivo
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