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(literary) (load)carga feminine
- Old hags being bent double, with heavy burdens attached at either end of long poles slung over a shoulder.
- Mike grunts from the burden of Tristan's dead weight.
- And laying my heavy burden in the safe hands of the luggage compartment I went to my seat and was given rest.
- The trees look ready to have the burden of snow, and whether they want to deal with this burden or not, it's coming.
- Just out of school, and freed from the confines of the uniform and the burden of the heavy schoolbag, life seems to stretch endlessly ahead.
- My shoulders have been so wore with carrying burdens that the skin has come off them and grew full of boils.
1.2(encumbrance)carga femininefinancial burden — una carga económica
- tax burden — carga fiscal
- the burden of responsibility — el peso de la responsabilidad
- to be a burden to / on sb — ser una carga para algn
- burden of proof — carga de la prueba
1cargarto burden sb ( with sth)
- I've been burdened with all the responsibility/work — me han cargado con toda la responsabilidad/todo el trabajo
- I don't want to burden you with my problems — no te quiero preocupar con mis problemas
- don't burden yourself (down) with too much luggage — no te cargues de equipaje
- Mr Lynagh for Mr Unwin carried the burden of the argument here.
- It is the burden of Spirited Lives to tell that story with a focus on one religious community, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondolet.
- But the entire burden of my learned friend's song was to the effect that what happened in this case was a more or less clear case of negligence, because of foreseeability.
- Part of acknowledging our inadequacies and sinfulness is to admit when you are doing a lousy job speaking the truth, which is the main burden of the Cdl's message.
- This brings us to Robin Mathews, the burden of my song.
- The main burden of Rogoff's criticism is that Stiglitz is an ivory-tower academic with no practical experience of real crises management situations.
- The main burden of Hobsbawm's treatment of these years is political.
- These issues are precisely the burden of many complaints now being raised under the rubric of environmental justice and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.
- This is the burden of Francis Schaeffer's books, such as Death in the City, Whatever happened to the Human Race and Escape from Reason.
- This was an intolerable assault, ran the burden of their complaint, on ‘freedom of speech’.
- It is the burden of Steven Payne's enormously fascinating book to answer that question.
- The problem is that when those amendments come fast and late, it is difficult for the officials to immediately recognise the burden of the argument and the strength of the propositions.
- This effort is the burden of his most substantive work to date, Theology and Social Theory.
- Sylvian embodies an energetic, hybridized spirituality, and the burden of this essay is to track and note some of the major signposts on his ongoing pilgrimage.
- The main burden of this chapter is to argue against strict compositionality and for partial compositionality.
- Now, as I understood the burden of your argument, it was that there was no valuable consideration, not that there was no purchaser.
- This is the Private Language Argument, the burden of which is that there can be no such thing as a language invented by and intelligible to a single individual only.
- They were as large as any wooden ships ever built, as much as two thousand tons burden; a French king had a tennis court installed in one.
- Each of these vessels was fourteen tons burden and plied the same route as those owned by Barlow.
- The one enjoyed by certain French ports over colonial trade was virtually abandoned when all ports capable of accommodating ships of 100 tons' burden were included in the list.
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