In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1mejorhe was (the) best — él era el mejor
- this year's carnival will be the best ever — el carnaval de este año estará mejor que nunca
- she gave her best ever performance — actuó mejor que nunca
- the best years of my life — los mejores años de mi vida
- best of all was the windsurfing — lo mejor de todo fue el windsurf
- the best things in life are free — los mejores placeres no cuestan dinero
- may the best man/team win — que gane el mejor
- [ S ]best before July 29 — consumir preferentemente antes del 29 de julio
- it was the best thing in the long run — a la larga fue lo mejor
- she knows what's best for you — ella sabe qué es lo que más te conviene
- the best thing (to do) is to wait — lo mejor es esperar
- do whatever you think is best — haz lo que mejor te parezca
- do as you think best — haz lo que mejor te parezca
- If you want to get close to the best British female surfer, you must brave the waves.
- It was only appropriate that the crucial touchdown should come from the best player on view yesterday.
- We need to know our children are receiving the very best care from professional educationalists.
- The spacious L-shaped living room to the rear is one of the property's best features.
- I saw it last week, and enjoyed it, but it's by no means even close to being the best film of 2002.
- She wants to buy her friend the very best present in the whole wide world.
- Only a few of the very best pedigree pigs can be kept for breeding.
- The only way to survive this section of the evening is for the host to break open the very best wine in his cellar.
- The team manager will want to pick the very best squad open to him.
- The injury to the world's best fast bowler has cast the Ashes battle in a completely new light.
- This shows, for example, that the best plants can be up to six times more productive than the worst.
- It's pretty much the best political satire that is going on on US TV at the moment.
- The best and most successful writers for children have the utmost respect for their young readers.
- The alternative, he said, was to pay thousands of pounds premium for a property close to the best state schools.
- We have the best political system in the world because it allows us to voice our criticisms without fear of reprisal.
- One of the biggest benefits for any rookie is the opportunity to study some of the world's best players close up.
- Profitable routes get the best buses because that is where the money is made.
- He is a journalist and one of the very best cricket writers in the world today.
- In fact her son Lindsay was Rebecca's very best friend when they were small children.
- There is no doubt in my mind that it continues to be one of the very best military forces in the world.
1mejorwhich color suits me (the) best? — ¿qué color me queda mejor?
- I like this painting (the) best (of all) — este es el cuadro que me gusta más / que más me gusta
- I mended/did it as best I could — lo arreglé/lo hice lo mejor que pude
- he's best remembered for his poems — se lo recuerda sobre todo / más que nada por sus poesías
- I think it's best forgotten — mira, más vale olvidarlo
- their gossip is best ignored — a sus habladurías (es) mejor no hacerles ni caso
- Part of the experiment will be to see at what age and at what time of year the plant is best harvested.
- Knowledge is best gained through an intimate association with the matter at hand.
- It's a very easy bulb to grow and is best planted in clumps or groups.
- Further research is needed to clarify when routine inquiry is appropriate and how best to implement it.
- Those who have lived through the crisis are perhaps the best equipped to avoid a repeat of it.
- Any uncooked fruit or vegetable is best avoided and remember be careful of shellfish.
- This illustrates a very important point about how to best judge the success of economic policy.
- Pot-grown evergreen shrubs are best planted before the end of this month.
- Appealing to the lowest common denominator is best done through basic instincts.
- It's also easy to understand why it's best avoided on Sundays in July and August.
- Pruning is best done in early spring so as not to affect flowering which occurs between May and July.
- The club may need money but the long term financial interest of the club will be best served by success on the pitch.
- It's shaping up to be a very dull and repetitive show, best watched in fast forward.
- They need well-drained acid soil and sun or partial shade and are best pruned in March.
- Isn't the value of a society best judged by the culture it produces and consumes?
- Religion and politics are apparently the two topics best avoided when engaging in polite conversation.
- The flower stems tend to flop and I find it best grown through other plants or some twiggy sticks.
- Sundays, when even the swings in the children's playgrounds are padlocked, are best avoided.
- But the term is best used properly, if it is to remain useful and not be voided of significance.
- Getting people to do that is the sort of thing best done by politicians, not by researchers.
1.1lo mejorchoose ABC hotels when only the best will do — si usted exige lo mejor, escoja hoteles ABC
- he's in the best of health — está en excelente estado de salud
- the best of three sets wins the match — quien gana dos sets, gana el partido
- I don't look my best in the mornings — por la mañana no es cuando me veo mejor
- she knows how to bring out the best in her students — sabe cómo potenciar al máximo la capacidad de sus alumnos
- he always gets the best out of his employees — siempre logra que sus empleados den lo mejor de sí
- in order to get the best out of the course … — para sacar el máximo provecho del curso …
- to demand the best from sb — exigirle a algn el máximo
- it's not very good, but it's the best I can do — no está muy bien pero no lo puedo hacer mejor
- he gave of his best — dio todo de sí
- they meant it for the best — lo hicieron con la mejor intención
- it all turned out for the best in the end — al final todo fue para bien
- he did it to the best of his ability — lo hizo lo mejor que pudo
- to the best of my recollection, he wasn't there — si la memoria no me falla, no estaba
- so, to the best of your recollection, he wasn't there — entonces usted no recuerda haberlo visto allí
- to the best of my belief/knowledge, he still lives there — según tengo entendido/que yo sepa, todavía vive allí
- It's party time coming up so this is the ideal opportunity to learn how to look your best.
- She was very fashion conscious and always liked to look her best at all times.
- With all the large cast giving their very best, this was an enjoyable and memorable show.
- The energy firm is doing its best to shake up the world of utility stocks.
- Every bride likes to look her best - but this wedding gown was never going to hide any blushes.
- You are expected to look your best at every moment, before, during and after the wedding.
- It's getting harder as I get older, but I like to make sure they always look their best.
- I'm going into middle school soon and I want to look my best and not be teased so much!
- This record aims to show him at his best.
- She had a lifelong interest in fashion and style, and always liked to look her best.
- At their best they combine free improvisation with an elastic approach to standards.
- So all you have to do is your best, or even just the level required for your work output, and you're set.
- He was also a keen gardener and kept the station looking its best with plants and flowers.
- We will have to be at our best if we want to retain our title
- You have to look your best on these occasions.
- I was, after all, going to a memorial service and wanted to look my best.
- At their best the acts should promote improved communication and management of records.
- The poor old BBC, doing its best to provide a useful service to those ungrateful viewers!
- She is about 10 years past her best.
- With the Christmas party season nearly here, the pressure is on for women to look their best.
1.2even the best of us are wrong sometimes — todos nos equivocamos
- he's one of the best — es un tipo genial
- they're (the) best of friends again now — están otra vez de lo más amigos
2.1at/past one's best
- she's not at her best in the morning — la mañana no es su mejor momento del día
- at his best, his singing rivals that of Caruso — en sus mejores momentos puede compararse a Caruso
- the roses were past their best — las rosas ya no estaban en su mejor momento
- it's British theater at its best — es un magnífico exponente de lo mejor del teatro británico
- It has brought out the best in people of all ages and cultures who have given time and money.
- As well as natural talent, he also possesses useful political and diplomatic skills: he has a way of bringing people along with him and getting the best of out them.
- The enormity of the disaster seems, though, to have brought out the best in people.
- She was regarded among her pupils as a fair teacher who brought out the best in her young charges.
- He performed well last year, but the coach has brought out the best in him and he has had a couple of stormers in the last two games.
- He now enjoyed a sustained spell of supremacy which brought out the best in a determined York defence.
- They also brought out the best in communities who battled past the point of exhaustion against the rising waters.
- He has brought out the best in a superb cast to maintain that delicate balance on stage.
- They were fond of each other, and observers of his early work often say that she brought out the best in him.
- He spent a lot of time with the contributors, and believes his honest approach helped get the best from them.
- So let us use these six months to work out how we should go forward, together drawing on the best of each national experience.
- The worst of the weather brought out the best in all of them, horses, riders and audience.
- We have had three people there but for varying reasons it hasn't brought out the best in them.
- This here's what you'd call discreet charm, and that's what brings out the best in a guide.
- The war brought out the best in many people, as was demonstrated by many of the museum displays.
- His infectious humour belied a steely resolve to get the job done and the mix of the two brought out the best in his players.
- His curling shot to the far post, after a surging break by his opponent, brought out the best in him.
- Spain has brought out the best in him.
- He is a prime example of how adversity brings out the best in people.
- Genre films they no doubt were, but as was true with the illustrious star in America, they brought out the best in him.
3.1(in greetings)give them my best — dales recuerdos / saludos de mi parte
- Chris sends his best — Chris manda recuerdos / saludos
- I hope you are back from the hospital and doing okay. Best, Andrea.
- If he signed it "Best, LRH" then that meant he wasn't pleased with you and you were in trouble.
- My gut reaction was to write Sincerely, but then I re-read an email that was sent from the recruiter to me and she signed it Best.
- But I gotta go. Best, Bill
- If he signed it Best, she was doomed and they were doomed and how did 'best' become one of the worst email closings ever? she wondered.
3.2Sportrécord masculinea personal best for Flynn — un récord para Flynn
- Sehwag's previous best was 195 scored against Australia at Melbourne in December last year.
- Canada's Perdita Felicien smashed her lifetime best with victory in 12.53 seconds to upset gold medal favourite Brigitte Foster.
- The Holland international is currently on six and if he scores in United's next games against Southampton, Blackburn and Liverpool, he will set a new best.
- In the under - 17 race, Lauren Blackie showed remarkable consistency to time 8.17 sec twice, a new best.
- His time of 3: 49.59 was only six-tenths off his all-time best from 1996.
- At 29, he was coming to the end of his career, but he set a lifetime best in the final.
- Despite a lifetime best in the 1,500m, Lee finished out of the medals.
- Burnside retained the title, clocking a time of 7.50s with Dudgeon two metres down in 2nd place in 7.63s - bettering her own six-year-old best.
- All-in-all there were 13 championship bests at Seville in 1999.
- Molly won a bronze medal in the 200 meter backstroke, swimming a lifetime best of 2:16.42.
- His time was a magnificent 2 minutes 5.7 seconds, well inside the previous best.
- His time of 67:52 knocked more than 2 minutes off his previous best.
- And his run was just three-hundredths of a second outside his lifetime best, set in the worlds in Seville two years ago.
- "I knew going into the meet that I'd have to swim career bests if I even wanted a chance at a medal," Bowen said.
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