In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(presence)asistencia feminineto be in attendance — estar presente
- his attendances have been intermittent — no ha asistido con regularidad
- before noun she has a poor attendance record — falta con frecuencia
- Children will be awarded points for good behaviour, attendance and educational attainment.
- His increasing workload had made attendance at council meetings and ward duties impossible.
- His crime was attendance at the university without being properly matriculated.
- The purpose of his attendance at the rally was simply to threaten Londoners further.
- But regular school attendance is vital if young people are to achieve their full potential.
- The report also advised the school to continue to work on improving pupils' attendance and punctuality.
- As the organisers must have feared, the attendance at such events is a matter of habit.
- It involves attendance at weekly two-hour workshops for a period of seven weeks.
- Her attendance at court had to be secured by a witness summons and a threat of arrest.
- Consultation data were checked against records of attendance at the practice.
- Veterans turning up for the event should also confirm their attendance with Mr Hudson.
- There is no evidence that any attempt was made to obtain their attendance at court.
- The company has been recognising perfect attendances in its employees for over 20 years.
- Failure to secure regular school attendance of a registered pupil is already a criminal offence for parents.
- Traditionally it was one of the times when attendance at church was more or less expected.
- Her attendance at last week's conference was clearly influenced by her desire to set the record straight.
- However, he does have an exemplary record in council meeting attendance.
- The racecourse is offering half price entrance to anyone who also books attendance at any other York raceday.
- His attendance at the Doha meeting is a sign of how seriously the French are taking the issue.
- It goes on to say that the teachers can help in promoting and enforcing school attendance.
- The aim was to make the youngsters more motivated and improve their attendance at school.
- Teachers claim the activities have had a noticeable effect on improved pupil behaviour and attendance.
- There had been so much hope put on his attendance at the institutions of higher learning.
- Schools are expected to put systems in place to monitor and promote attendance.
- In our house, there were a handful of books, mainly given as prizes for perfect attendance at Sunday School.
- She said the poor attendance of civil servants at work was an example of the lack of professionalism.
2(service)atención femininethe doctor in attendance was new — el médico que estaba de guardia era nuevo
- to dance attendance on sb — estar pendiente de algn
3(people present)what was the attendance? — ¿cuántas personas asistieron?
- attendances of over 5,000 are not uncommon — no es raro que asistan más de 5.000 personas
- to take attendance — pasar lista
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