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(take along)traercan I bring a friend? — ¿puedo llevar a / ir con un amigo?
- bring this to the kitchen — lleva esto a la cocina
- she's bringing Lucy with her — va a traer a Lucy
- bring your passport with you — traiga consigo el pasaporte
- I've brought these books for the children — les he traído estos libros a los niños
- he brought me news from John — me trajo noticias de John
- we'll bring you more news in our next bulletin — les daremos más información en nuestro próximo boletín
- she brings a lifetime's experience — aporta la experiencia de toda una vida
- that brings me to my next point: the need to … — esto me lleva a lo siguiente: la necesidad de …
- I brought away new hopes from that meeting — salí de esa reunión con nuevas esperanzas
- bring the chair/baby inside/outside — entra/saca la silla/al bebé
- bring it close — acércalo
- bring her in — hazla pasar / entrar
1.2(attract, cause to come)atraerthe slightest sound could bring the guards — el menor ruido podría atraer / hacer venir a los guardas
- There had been talk among their generals to bring her here before, but none had dared to touch her.
- The pilot brought the shuttle gently to rest in the clearing.
- A short drive brings you north to Florence, or south, more energetically, to Bologna or Sienna.
- The glass roof brought sunlight down and illuminated the blue walls.
- It also had a sizable fleet of extra buses that could be brought in for emergencies.
- I always assumed that a CEO from the outside was going to be brought in.
- But the reaction Smith received when he brought in the local FBI office was more puzzling.
- The wizard who brought us here undoubtedly created this place.
- The circulating nurse also suggests that another surgeon be brought in to assist the operating surgeon.
- The joy driving brought me was so great that I was almost thankful I'd left it so long to learn.
- Whatever reason they did this for, those two guys need to be brought in.
- The other acts are going to be brought in through witness testimony.
- It had been only a month after they had first been brought in here, and all five had been locked up in the same cell.
- An Alberta promoter is bringing a new style of festival to Canada.
- We just need to create a structure to bring them together.
- This mixture effectively brought me into the feeling of the play.
- He dined or drank at The Beet three or four times a week and brought in lots of new customers.
- But what has been brought in are behavioral experts and demeanor experts.
- He's effective in bringing groups of Iraqis together, something he's done for many years.
- The collaboration brought father and son closer than ever.
- They're not allowed to see each other, so she has to leave, and then he'll be brought in right after this.
- Given the acting chops of most of the leads, the stunt doubles should have been brought in for the dramatic bits too.
- For example, what is it about the Philip Glass' music which brings you back to him?
- While new recruits are being brought in, a lot of more experienced people are getting restless, and gone.
- It brought in major fundraising money and it brought in every girl to ogle the male contestants.
2.1(result in, produce)traerthe merger will bring enormous benefits — la fusión va a traer / reportar enormes beneficios
- it brought us nothing but trouble — no nos trajo más que problemas
- the announcement brought cheers from the crowd — el anuncio hizo dar vivas a la muchedumbre
- these benefits bring with them certain responsibilities — estas ventajas conllevan ciertas responsabilidades
- you've brought so much happiness to those poor children — les has dado tanta alegría a esos pobres niños
- to bring a smile to sb's face — hacer sonreír a algn
- it brought a blush to her face — la hizo sonrojarse
- it brought tears to my eyes — me hizo llorar
- it brings a shine to the wood — le da brillo a la madera
2.2(persuade)I couldn't bring myself to do it — no pude hacerlo
- I say this because so many people cannot bring themselves to formulate an opinion, let alone an informed one.
- He hesitates, looking particularly grave, and finally brings himself to utter the shameful words.
- At first she was sure that he couldn't bring himself to mention the letter and let her down gently.
- It's like the old car that you just can't bring yourself to give up.
- Getting past the cheap shots, you can't bring yourself to dislike this album or write it off completely.
- If you can't bring yourself to try out for the talent show, sign up for the backstage crew and learn about lighting.
- I appreciate that you agree with my basic premise, but I can't bring myself to agree with yours.
- If he brings himself to watch it on video, the answer can be found in the remarkable deeds of 15 men in white.
- I can barely bring myself to leave the television turned on when he appears.
- This person is the object of your affection, but you are passive and can't bring yourself to ask them out.
- By the end, you cannot even bring yourself to look into the mirror.
- Then be as sweet as you can bring yourself to be, and see if you can take now what's still there.
- That was a crime, and I cannot bring myself to vote for a criminal.
- I just can't bring myself to care about you or your stupid tears.
- It has half a bad novel inside it so I've never quite brought myself to throw it out.
- Meanwhile, Stuart has a hard time bringing himself to use the toilet his dad's ashes were flushed down.
- If you can't bring yourself to laugh at violence you should steer clear.
- I do wish she could have brought herself to write at least once, ‘Oh, he makes me so mad!’
- I forced the inevitable because I can't bring myself to compromise.
- No doubt all this is relatively important in its way, but I can't bring myself to get very interested in it.
3(earn)(return/profit) dejarhow much do you think the sale will bring you? — ¿cuánto crees que vas a sacar de la venta?
- They may not have liked this, but work brought in money regardless of where or who it came from.
- Their boxed lunches brought in enough money that Arthur could begin saving again in earnest.
- The coffee shops were going to be open even longer as the commuters brought in much money even in the early hours.
- For that reason, certain models in good condition are hard to find and may bring prices that exceed $30,000.
- In the short term it brought in some money and it attached the Civil Service to the state.
- His job as a fisherman brought in some money, and most was spent on beer.
- These brought in little income and proved a great headache to manage.
- Still, all of her mother's odd jobs never brought in enough money, and her family had to make difficult changes.
- His books brought in an amazing income stream.
- As of this writing the sale has brought in vastly more money than anticipated.
- They brought in enough money for him to be able to get married.
- It brought in money that would likely not have come to Berkeley otherwise.
- Asking for an extra 10% isn't at all cheeky if you brought in a lot of extra revenue over the last twelve months.
- Turn out lots of crummy products in a short amount of time to bring in some fast money.
- This summer is shaping up to bring record amounts of money in ticket sales.
- Public lectures, gala events, and renting out premises also brought certain amounts of money.
- To have your condition labelled as a disease may bring considerable benefit.
- Over in China a young woman made a movie that hadn't brought in very much money.
- With ridership that quickly surpassed expectations, they also brought in profits.
- If nothing else, the popularity of the television show has brought a large amount of money into the town.
4Lawto bring a lawsuit / an action against sb — interponer / iniciar una demanda / acción en contra de algn
- to bring charges against sb — formular cargos en contra de algn
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