In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(truth/claim/death/facts) certificarthis is to certify that … — por la presente certifico que / doy fe de que …
- experts have certified the coins as genuine — los expertos han certificado la autenticidad de las monedas
- Europe declared polio free: The World Health Organization last week certified its European region as free of poliomyelitis.
- Microsoft and Doubleclick will beta test the program, a digitally signed stamp which certifies the email is genuine.
- We certify that we have presented or will present the aforementioned items and relevant tax forms to the audit committee.
- He was certified dead at Fairfield General Hospital.
- He refused to sign papers certifying that he understood the charges against him, on the grounds that his attorney was not present.
- Amy - an only child - was certified dead at the scene last Thursday night.
- I certify that I have read this dissertation and that, in my opinion, it is fully adequate in scope and quality as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor.
- He was taken to York District Hospital where he was certified dead and subsequent examination revealed a number of injuries, some old and some new.
- The Florida Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to compel state officials to accept and certify the hand recounts of the presidential vote in several south Florida counties was solidly rooted in both law and democratic tradition.
- He certifies the statements made above are correct and complete.
- The man, in his early 20s, was certified dead at the scene.
- He was rushed to York District Hospital where he was certified dead.
- The teenager was certified dead at the scene, where there have been numerous serious accidents in recent years.
- Further funding from the GEF and the World Bank has been made conditional on the meeting of the parties certifying that compliance by these states is satisfactory.
- Paramedics tried to revive him but he was certified dead at 12.30 am on November 3.
- Police said the 24 year old from Kirby, who was riding as a passenger on the bike, was certified dead at the scene.
- Prescribed certificates are set out for doctors to sign, certifying their opinion that grounds for lawfully terminating the pregnancy exist.
- The company has also been certified by the Port Authority that its vessels are safe.
- The man, who has not been named, was certified dead at the scene.
- I further certify that the establishment making this application carries workers' compensation insurance and disability insurance as required.
2(declare insane)declarar dementehe should be certified! — está más loco que una cabra informal
- My husband and I have been happily married for 27 years and are known to be certified insane.
- Only four of the eighteen are, or have been, certified insane.
- With the exception of those who can be certified insane, these homeless people cannot be detained anywhere against their will.
3US(license)he isn't certified to teach in this state — no está habilitado para ejercer la docencia en este estado
4certified past participle
UScertificadocertified accountant — contador titulado masculine Latin America
- certified check — cheque certificado / conformado
- certified mail — correo certificado
- certified milk — leche con garantía sanitaria
- certified public accountant — contador público
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