In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(keep away from)(place/obstacle) evitar(question/topic) evitar(topic/question) eludir(blow) esquivar(blow) eludirwhy are you avoiding me? — ¿por qué intentas eludirme?
- she avoided his eyes — evitó mirarlo a los ojos
- I'd managed to avoid being noticed until then — había logrado pasar inadvertido hasta entonces
- Why, you try cutting them out, stop eating them, avoiding temptation.
- The league also implemented a deterrent to avoid excessive use of instant replay.
- I don't have all the answers, but I think we have to stop avoiding the questions.
- ‘Stop avoiding the subject,’ I snap suddenly, trying my best to keep my anger under control as I cry.
- What is the best method for those who wish to avoid excessive sun exposure and dairy sources of vitamin D?
- By avoiding excessive reverence, Lucas makes the first appearance of the black mask and costume a moment of profound sadness.
- Fruit flavor is related to the amount of foliage on the plants, so avoid excessive pruning for best results.
- Also, avoid excessive consumption of protein and foods high in yellow dyes.
- Ironically, women who seek these treatments to improve the appearance of their skin could have avoided their fate by avoiding excessive sun exposure in the first place.
- It was time Arin stopped avoiding the conversation.
- Better still, aim for less packaging by avoiding those products with excessive or unnecessary packaging.
- In the meantime, patients should be advised to avoid excessive exposure to sunlight.
- Low-level radiation is also the reason for avoiding excessive exposures of x-rays to personnel working in the fields of medicine, dentistry and defence and engineering.
- We introduced ourselves as refugees from Pakistan, to avoid excessive attention.
- Travel directly to the meeting venue and avoid any contact with susceptible animals and agricultural land.
- Counseling patients at increased risk to avoid excess sun exposure is recommended.
- Wipe up spills promptly to avoid excessive smoke during the cleaning cycle.
- For example, patients with diabetes may need help in avoiding excessive sugar intake as an inappropriate way of improving food taste.
- People with chronic bronchitis should stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Sudden physical exercise can trigger a migraine, although regular exercise rather than avoiding it may help stop attacks.
2(refrain from)evitarto avoid -ing — evitar + inf
- avoid drawing attention to yourself — procura no llamar la atención
- you can't avoid seeing her occasionally — no puedes evitar verla de vez en cuando
- Those interested are advised to book early, to avoid disappointment.
- According to World Bank, 30 per cent of deaths due to accidents can be avoided if better emergency medical facilities are provided.
- Contact with Mickie was never prolonged, when useful conversation was exhausted, he politely terminated the meeting avoiding boredom on either side.
- I wonder how many road accidents will be avoided if this happens, especially those one vehicle accidents that seem to occur with regularity in the early hours of the morning.
- She said: ‘Once again, it is another accident which could be avoided.’
- You stop smoking to avoid dying of cancer or lung disease, but you get fat and run the risk of stroke and heart disease.
- Increased awareness and prevention are key to avoiding Lyme disease.
- Freeman argued that at the time he was being chased by paparazzi and was forced to drive with excessive speed to avoid death or injury.
- By following some simple rules on DIY safety, many of the most common accidents can be simply avoided.
- He said even the mine accidents that had been happening could have been avoided had monitoring committees been in place.
- Jackson failed to stop and went through the lights at red, forcing the driver of a taxi to make an emergency stop to avoid a collision.
- War must be avoided to prevent a wider rift between the Muslim world and the United States.
- IceWind skidded to an abrupt stop to avoid a collision with StormCall's hindquarters.
- Limited tickets available so book early to avoid disappointment.
- The reason to do it now is preventive to try and avoid a toothless old age for her.
- They believe, however, that people should be allowed to determine when they die so as to avoid excessive pain or distress for their relatives.
- The Met Office estimates £1 billion damage is caused to homes by bad weather alone, and much could be avoided by taking preventative measures.
- The accident could have been avoided only by detecting the track fault and preventing the freight train derailment.
- A man driving on the Rotary roundabout in summer last year avoided injury after he stopped his vehicle to stamp out what he thought was a small fire.
- It is timely reminder that many farm-related accidents can be avoided if potential hazards are clearly identified and precautions taken.
3(save oneself from)(accident/trouble/embarrassment) evitarI don't pay if I can avoid it — si puedo evitarlo, no pago
- to avoid -ing — evitar + inf
- she only just avoided being sent to prison — se salvó de ir a la cárcel por muy poco
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