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(be property)to belong to sb — ser de algn
- it belongs to her — es de ella
- does this belong to you? — ¿esto es tuyo?
- who does that car belong to? — ¿de quién es ese coche?
- you can't give away what doesn't belong to you — no puedes regalar lo que no es tuyo / lo que no te pertenece
- the lands that belong to them — las tierras de su propiedad / que les pertenecen
- The third type of site belongs to a property manager with an inventory of homes in a individual destination.
- Under it, all property belongs to the state and is equally distributed to farmers who can neither sell it nor leave it unused.
- The property belongs to a York family who stay there in the school holidays and rent it out for the remainder of the year.
- The property belongs to The National Trust and the event takes place on the 26th June.
- She has been informed of this and we will endeavour to release any such property that belongs to her.
- The stolen property belonged to employees of the pizzeria.
- It also makes it more difficult to trace who property belongs to.
- This tower will be on property belonging to the Masonic Lodge.
- He says the civil debt recovery company can confiscate property belonging to the offender to cover any award made by the court.
- Dispute arose over whether the Broke property, which belongs to friends, was his principle residence.
- Generally, land belongs jointly to the members of lineages or other kin groups.
- He stressed that while the rectory is the vicar's home, the property belongs to the diocese, which made the final decision to carry out the work.
- Property and cash belonging to Meehan and thought to total over €1 million was seized.
- They then went on to ransack a hangar belonging to the property, which houses an aeroplane, helicopter and car.
- Property belonging to one of the neighbouring residents was damaged in the incident.
- Property belongs to the rightful owner, to lawfully use as he or she sees fit.
- How did the bank give him a loan on a property that belongs to the BMP?
- They are living in a tiny trailer on the property belonging to a friend of a friend.
- This property belongs to the largest private owner of water in Australia.
- It has always been said that Westhoughton Cricket Ground doesn't only belong to the members, but belongs to the town in its present location.
1.2(be member)to belong to sth
- we belong to the same club — somos socios del mismo club
- do you belong to a union/political party? — ¿está afiliado a un sindicato/partido político?
- They were also accused of belonging to an illegal organization.
- He recalls that in Houston, people belonging to a Gandhian organization had tried to stop the performances.
- The views I present to you today are solely my own and not those of any client I represent or organization I belong to.
- What I love about this group is that it belongs to the members - it's their group and they are in control 100 per cent.
- A person commits an offence if he belongs or professes to belong to a prescribed organisation.
- We are very concerned that people in strategic organizations and people who are well qualified can belong to this organization.
- To accommodate this situation, the National Party would have to drop its policy of preventing members from belonging to other political parties.
- She belongs to the same charity organization I do, although I am not sure why.
- As, at this stage, most of the bids will still be in the ring, all those committee members belonging to the competing countries will be barred from this executive meeting.
- Many families in the area had members who belonged to both organizations.
- Equity would maintain anyone not belonging to its organization is not a professional.
- Their handlers belong to an organization that promotes animal welfare.
- Well, I belonged to similar organizations in college, and let's just say it wouldn't surprise me.
- Most of the organization's members belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
- People, irrespective of the economic strata to which they belong, have become quality conscious.
- Forty-one UK councillors, three London Assembly members and two MEPs belong to the Green Party
- We mourn them also as fellow citizens, killed because they belong to the greater whole to which we also all belong.
- They were certified as being members of, or belonging to, or supporting or assisting, an international terrorist group.
- Why should members bother to belong to an organisation that negotiates such a dismal contract?
- But nobody calls it a front for any political organisation, though it has many members who belong to political organisations.
1.3(be part)to belong to sth — ser de algo
2.1(have as usual place)irthat jug belongs in the cupboard/with the others — esa jarra va en el armario/con las demás
- put them back where they belong — vuélvelos a poner en su lugar
2.2(in category)pertenecerit belongs to the reptile family — pertenece a la familia de los reptiles
- his plays belong in / to the classical tradition — sus obras de teatro se inscriben dentro de la tradición clásica
- these figures belong under the heading of expenses — esas cifras deben ir en el apartado de gastos
2.3(be suitable)books and music belong in every home — los libros y la música no deberían faltar en ningún hogar
- a man like him belongs on the stage — un hombre como él debería dedicarse al teatro
- this matter doesn't belong in / to our department — este asunto no corresponde a / no es de nuestro departamento
- you belong in / to the Dark Ages! — ¡es que eres de la Edad de Piedra!
- we belong together — estamos hechos el uno para el otro
2.4(socially)it's good to know you belong — es bueno saber que se es parte de algo
- I still don't feel I belong here — todavía no me siento aceptado / a gusto aquí
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