In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(matter)caso masculinethe Greene case — el caso Greene
- police are investigating several cases of fraud — la policía está investigando varios casos de estafa
- to dismiss a case — sobreseer una causa
- to hear a case — conocer de una causa
- to lose/win a case — perder/ganar un pleito / juicio
- the workers' case has been taken up by the papers — los periódicos se han hecho eco de la causa de los obreros
- an open-and-shut case — un caso claro
- to be on sb's case — estar encima de algn
- he's been on my case ever since — desde entonces ha estado encima de mí
- get off my case! — ¡déjame tranquilo / en paz!
- to make a federal case out of sth — hacer un drama de algo
2.1Medicinecaso masculinetwo cases of meningitis, two meningitis cases — dos casos de meningitis
- the doctor said he was a hopeless case — el médico dijo que no tenía cura
- We recently admitted two cases of tuberculous meningitis to our hospital within a week.
- But he said a lot of work was being done to raise awareness and combat rising cases of diseases like chlamydia in the town.
- There is no sign of a slowdown in new cases of the disease.
- Hundreds of contacts of the suspected cases are under medical surveillance, at least five of whom have developed fevers.
- So far, more than two thirds of cases have required advice only.
- The most severe cases are medical emergencies and require the skilled care of a physician in hospital to avoid death.
- Only two of the team were not affected by an appalling case of food poisoning on the day of the final.
- King Edward Hospital in Perth centred on the treatment of obstetrics and gynaecology cases.
- Less than one per cent of the substantiated cases required medical care for broken bones or head trauma.
- The nurse would direct the more serious cases to a general practitioner.
- Another complicating factor is whether or not psychiatric cases are included in the casualty figures.
- We know where the chronic heart disease cases are going to be.
- There had previously been only four cases of the disease diagnosed in Scotland this year.
- Although smaller in number, incidences of gonorrhea and genital warts rose, while there was a fall in cases of herpes and syphilis.
- Almost 30 new cases of the disease were detected as a result of the screening programme.
- Four out of the five Indian cases with septicaemia or meningitis had a fatal outcome.
- Severe cases require treatment in hospital with antibiotics.
- He called on the need for a healthy diet so as to prevent cases of malnutrition and anaemia, especially among women in India.
- He said although new cases of foot-and-mouth disease had dramatically reduced he still had to be extra cautious.
- There are about 200 cases of Legionnaires' Disease in England each year.
- More cases than controls saw a gynaecologist or an obstetrician and cases had more prenatal visits.
- How many cases of mumps, measles, or rubella would the lack of vaccination of this number of children produce?
- In cases of typhoid fever caused by salmonella bacteria, early symptoms are the same.
- At least 75 cases of dengue fever have been detected in hospitals in the city in the last week, the sources said.
- They believe their children are suffering from undiagnosed cases of brittle bone disease.
- Cholesterol clefts were shown on biopsy in all four cases, and eosinophilia was noted in three.
- She normally only saw one case of the virus a year.
- Two cases of primary malignant melanoma of the common bile duct were reported in 1991.
- In addition, it is effective in cases requiring radical surgery of malignant tumors.
- Most of those patients are run of the mill cases that a medical student could handle.
- Diabetes and hypertension are the underlying causes in most cases of chronic kidney disease.
- With current medications most cases of both types of cancer in kids and teens are curable.
- Hospitals were requested to provide copies of the medical records of potential cases.
- We had our fracture ward upstairs full of cases immobilised in full plaster casts.
- The sanctuary takes in cruelty and abuse cases and regularly receives referrals from the police.
- Recent well-publicised cases of the disease highlight the point that this epidemic will not go away on its own.
- They said she had a case of chicken pox and some sort of allergy.
- Most of these cases had contracted the disease some time ago and are only now starting treatment.
- It has been estimated that the general practitioner sees about five cancer cases yearly.
- He has been suffering from a chronic case of Mud Fever ever since we bought him 6 months ago.
2.2informal (pitiable person)caso masculinehe's a mental case — está loco de remate / de atar informal
- don't trust her with it, she's a hopeless case — no se lo confíes a ella, es un caso perdido
- the man next door's a sad case — el del vecino es un caso digno de lástima
2.3dated (eccentric)caso masculine informalmy aunt's a real case — mi tía es un caso informal
- I checked out the whole joint, mate, and the verdict is in: you're a case.
- She's a case and a half. You love to hate her don't you?
- "He's a case," said Father Jerry.
3(instance, situation)caso masculinea clear case of bias — un caso claro de parcialidad
- it was a case of love at first sight — fue el caso típico de amor a primera vista
- it was a case of doing what we were told — era cuestión de hacer lo que se nos mandara
- in Martin's case — en el caso de Martin
- in the case of Martin — en el caso de Martin
- in her case — en su caso
- a case in point — un caso puntual
- in most cases — en la mayoría de los casos
- as the case may be — según (sea) el caso
- in no case — bajo / en ninguna circunstancia
- he won't go — in that case, neither will I — no quiere ir — (pues) en ese caso, yo tampoco
- that is the case — (as answer) así es
- if that's the case — si es así
- that's not the case — no es así
- that's the case with him too — a él le pasa lo mismo
- in that case, I'm not interested — en ese caso, no me interesa
- it is less common than used to be the case — es menos frecuente de lo que solía ser
4in any case — en cualquier caso
- as conj in case
- make a note in case you forget — apúntalo en caso de que se te olvide
- just in case — por si acaso
- bring a sweater just in case — tráete un suéter por si las moscas
- in case of — en caso de
- in case of fire/accident — en caso de incendio/accidente
5(argument)the case for the prosecution — la acusación
- the case for the defense — la defensa
- she has a good/strong case — sus argumentos son buenos/poderosos
- there is a case for leniency/for doing nothing — hay razones para ser indulgente/para no hacer nada
- to make (out) a case for sth/ -ing — exponer los argumentos a favor de algo/para + inf
- the case put by the banks is that ... — la razón que aducen los bancos es que ...
- to put/state one's case — dar/exponer sus (/ mis etc. ) razones
- there's no case to answer — la acusación no tiene asidero / fundamento
- I rest my case — a las pruebas me remito
- They will also argue an economic case against membership.
- He has travelled literally thousands of miles to argue the case against war and occupation.
- If disaster movies are to be the new currency of scientific debate, who will make the case against alarmism?
- A wealth of studies indicate that a good case can be made for the first of these claims.
- We therefore consider there is a case for retaining the complex monopoly provisions and propose to do so.
- Speakers at this meeting put the case against the proposed handing over of council housing stock.
- The case against them, let alone against the government itself, is unproven.
- The only case against anonymity for all accused until found guilty is that it would sell fewer papers.
- I presume you will give equal prominence to the case against the euro.
- No group will have the funds or organization to make the case against any revenue cap.
- The case against is that soppy makeover shows are not what the BBC is there for.
- Few will be moved by its case against the company today, even though the grievance is genuine.
- Reading his book I began to recall other exercises in arguing the case for state control.
- Such a view is not unreasonable and I am certainly not about to make a case against rights in general.
- He makes a strong case for the fact that dealing with loss is the key to dealing with life.
- It is telling the people of New Zealand that they will not be allowed to hear him put his case in his own words.
- He sets out the case against posting someone else's personal email address.
- Our application will be considered on its merits and we have confidence in our case.
- He takes pains to limit the range and reach of his case against censorship.
- Waving banners and flags, protesters cheered and shouted as speakers put across the case against war.
- Do common cases become conventionalized as new senses for the words involved?
- Let us start by explaining all of the seven Croatian grammatical cases.
- They had at least as many noun cases to contend with as Latin speakers did, as well.
- The nominal part of this prepositional phrase is not in the nominative case.
- Only relatively recently did grammarians begin a debate over noun cases in English.
1(crate)caja femininecajón masculinejaba feminine Peru Chile
- We buy a whole case of champagne but we are not going to drink it… just for you but we are not going to drink it.
- I explained to her that the case held a CD-R containing files for work that I wanted to take home and work on overnight.
- Authorities say the suspects made off with thousands of cases of beer and wine before they were caught.
- Just fill in the voting form and you'll be automatically entered into a draw to win one of 20 cases of luxury wines.
- Shane showed us inside of the big barn, a glut of huge machines, cases, and containers.
- I put the camera into the case and stubbed the cigarette, which was, by then, my fifth.
- My friend James got a good deal on a couple of cases of wine but the only room he had for storage was in his loft.
- It is posited that the case contains 12 bottles because that is as many as a man can comfortably carry.
- Some sent cash enclosed in unsigned birthday cards, while another showed his thanks via a couple of cases of wine.
- Prizes were given to lucky winners and those ordering cases of wine.
- The reliability of waterproof cases could be greatly improved if more manufacturers incorporated two independent seals.
- Beer and milk may be sold in crates but, contrary to popular usage, wine is sold in cases.
- The case contains a single liner card without a spine to enable identification when shelved.
- A case of beer, a case of wine, and six bottles of Wild Turkey were disposed of in merciless fashion.
- Many English longcase clocks had cases designed in the style of the period in which they were made.
- Loyal customers deserve a change from the usual cases of wine and gift vouchers.
- Identify the wines you like and ask your local wine shop what price a case of 12 bottles would be.
- It comes with a protective carrying case and software.
- They reminded me of those toys they used to sell in protective plastic cases.
- Antique tools displayed in cases designed by Roger are found in their home in La Jolla.
- Whereas I know people who can drink cases of beer and it doesn't affect them; I don't know how they do it.
- With it comes a case of wine that steers the taster through a range of styles and regions.
- She sat down and extracted a silver cigarette case from a small handbag hidden amongst the folds of her enormous dress.
- Irish wine consumers now buy over five million cases of wine a year.
- But police and customs officers later seized cases of lager and wine that had been illegally imported.
- For example, the top thirty chateaux in Bordeaux only produce half a million cases of wine in any one year.
- Among the sofas I encounter a perspex case containing a sleek-looking chair.
- This rod comes in a cloth bag and a heavy duty protective case which can be taken on your airline as hand luggage.
- A fireproof case which had contained the masterpiece was open to the public but without the painting.
- Glasses should be stored in individual cases or sleeves to protect them from damage.
- They never stay in their cases or wrapping resulting in soap suds and gunk everywhere.
- She was now sporting a pair of dark sunglasses and taking a cigarette out of a silver case.
- My treasures are stored on a magnetic disk for the most part, and on silver disks in CD-ROM cases.
- They produce a miniscule two and a half, to three thousand cases of wine a year.
- Some 500,000 nine-litre cases are sold annually, making it second only to Glenfiddich.
- Like the miniature, they were mounted under glass with a gilded surround in a handsome and ornate protective case.
- In fact, they pour so many free samples that they end up giving away 35,000 cases of wine a year.
- Joey held the map in one hand and had his violin case gripped firmly in the other.
- At Tesco in Oldham, she was sold a case of 12 bottles of Stella lager.
- The best advice is to taste a wine by buying a single bottle before you commit to several bottles or a case.
- You get five discs and each comes in its own case with nice looking sleeves.
- Prices take a leap in the case of unadorned, silver cases by the legendary Faberge.
caja de 12 botellas
2(hard container)feminine estuchefeminine cajafeminine funda
3(soft container)funda feminine
4British(suitcase)maleta femininepetaca feminine Mexicovalija feminine River Plate
5attaché casemaletín masculine
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