In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine sillamasculine sillónfeminine butaca Spaindentist's chair — sillón / silla de dentista
- sit on/in that chair — siéntate en esa silla/ese sillón
- We ordered a dining table and four chairs and were given a delivery time of two weeks.
- The three of them sat in the wide wicker chairs on the front porch, watching as the sun set.
- His high-backed desk chair was facing away from him.
- There was a lantern on the table providing illumination and the wooden folding chair was in front.
- She wouldn't mind being in charge of a country if she got this kind of chair for her seat…
- I sat in my comfy swivel chair, contemplating in the dark.
- Notice your behavior the next time you and your colleagues sit in a conference room for four hours in straight-back chairs.
- Sammy sat glumly in the comfy, high-backed chair in her room.
- She led me through the door into a smaller room containing a sofa and chairs with a beautiful desk and bookcase.
- Cassandra walked around the metallic table and took her seat in Inspector Stone's abandoned chair.
- I found a mahogany dining table and four chairs in an antique shop on Francis Street.
- Cafe tables and chairs face a bench seat below a lowered ceiling that curves for an atmospheric effect.
- Four navy blue upholstered chairs surrounded a wooden coffee table that had stacks of magazines on top.
- Unceremoniously, some number of thugs dragged me into an edifice and roughly seated me in a slight wooden chair.
- He sank into the comfortable swivel chair behind the counter and put his feet up.
- Thus, canvas seating furniture was popular, as were caned chairs, sofas, cribs, and beds.
- He gave me a playful grin and pulled out the chair next to him.
- Tapping his fingers impatiently on the chair's armrest, Tom considered his options.
- Myra happily drove over, and within ten minutes the two were seated on lounge chairs in his bedroom, listening to a couple of CDs Myra had brought.
- She moved away from Gabriel and to the nearest available chair, taking a seat.
1.2electric chairUS informalsilla eléctrica femininehe got sent to the chair — lo mandaron a la silla eléctrica
- The Smiths' gift will be used for endowed chairs, professorships and student scholarships.
- From 1939 he occupied the chair of mathematics at Durham, a position he was to hold for 20 years.
- Whittaker accepted the chair of pure mathematics at the University of Liverpool in 1933.
- He will also hold a new endowed professorial chair in cancer and stem cell biology.
- By the 1920's the German historical school was on its last legs but still ensconced in the professorial chairs.
- While we are unable to offer a professorial chair we cannot compete on a level playing field with the Universities.
- Donors' outright and deferred gifts also have funded 22 new faculty professorships and chairs.
- He was born in Groningen while his father held the chair of mathematics there.
- In 1970 James was appointed to the famous chair of Savilian Professor of Geometry.
- Dr. Freedman is chair and professor of psychiatry, emeritus at New York Medical College.
- In a room full of students, college professors and department chairs, nervous laughter again followed.
- Some schools have resorted to filling chairs with professors who hold doctorates in other fields.
- In 1912 he held the chair of theoretical physics at the German University of Prague.
- Professor Marjorie Merryman is currently the chair of the Music Department.
- After three years in Rome, Beltrami moved to Pavia to take up the chair of mathematical physics there.
- Dr. Krishnan is chair and professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.
- Forty-nine are college professors, 10 are college department chairs and one has become a university president.
- Next fall and at subsequent fall events, new appointees to named faculty chairs and professorships will be recognized.
- She is chair and associate professor in the psychology department at Hampton University.
- He did not stay very long in any place and after three years he was back in Graz, this time in the chair of experimental physics.
2.1(at university)cátedra feminine
2.2(in meeting)presidencia femininecomments must be made through the chair — los comentarios deben hacerse a través de la presidencia
- Members will choose a new chair during the next meeting, scheduled for November 17th.
- A lay chair would oversee the council, while a medical president would preside over the executive board.
- At the start of the meeting chair Alison Sinclair stated there would be a chance for a motion to come from the floor and a vote taken.
- Too often, however, the chair of an academic meeting is determined by status rather than skill.
- They changed the chair of the meeting each week so as to prevent anyone having charge of the rebellion.
- Questions to outline your own agenda or point of view are always appropriate when you are the presenter or the meeting chair.
- Penny White, former town mayor and deputy chair of the governors, said everybody involved in the school had worked hard and played their part.
- ‘Mr Clark was the chair of the meeting and made a joke of this,’ Mr Morgan said.
- The Tory college could consist of MPs, grassroots grandees consisting of constituency chairs and council leaders, and finally members.
- Not a breath, not hint of the idea that the Republican chair of the meeting was doing the disruption!
- At the meetings standing committees and their chairs are elected and the deputy mayors are chosen.
- The princess is the chair of the sister organization in the United Kingdom.
- Now he is back, retaining the party chair but taking charge of an enlarged interior ministry with the rank of deputy prime minister.
- Deputy chair of Scottish Enterprise, he bangs the drum for business formation, pushing resources into the best growth prospects.
- The chair of the meeting had to intervene to say that this debate would be revisited at the next conference and could we get back to the industrial stuff!
- There were three chairs, the chief rabbi, the president of Italy and the pope, all on three equal thrones.
- The chair of the Supreme Administrative Court also said that the article should not be amended.
- He began the first meeting of task-force chairs.
- When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
- These manage policies in their areas and provide the chairs for interdepartmental meetings.
2.3(person)presidente masculinepresidenta feminine
- She also learned administrative skills - how to speak in public, write a grant, chair a meeting.
- The meeting was chaired by Mrs. Power, as the President was away.
- I am chairing public meetings around New Zealand on the misuse of methamphetamine, alcohol, and other drugs.
- In addition to chairing meetings of the council, the office holder is obliged to attend a number of activities and functions.
- The meeting was chaired by the President who welcomed a full attendance of members.
- The office of Mayor is almost entirely ceremonial, though the Mayor chairs meetings.
- The meeting was chaired by the president, who welcomed the members.
- So I was dismayed by the comments made by the conservative councillor chairing the meeting, who said this would be the last one and they would be replaced by ad hoc meetings when councillors feel they have something to tell us.
- If you are holding a meeting or chairing a symposium and would like to prepare a collection of papers, but do not have enough material for a Special Publication, then please get in touch.
- Mr Brown, of the Crescent Hotel, agreed to chair future meetings that are open to the public.
- The institution responsible for initiatives, chairing meetings, and implementing decisions was the presidency, rotating between member states.
- Councillor Brett will be chairing a fringe meeting at the Lib Dems' conference in Bournemouth in order to drum up more national support for the local campaign.
- ‘It will be up to the administrations in those areas to decide,’ he remarked after chairing a ministerial meeting on political and security affairs.
- The Senator will chair a Public Forum on Child Abuse at Southbank, Brisbane on July 31.
- He is be formally known as the Mayor of the County of Kildare and will be addressed as Mayor when he chairs meetings of Kildare County Council and at all official functions.
- During its period of office, that member state has responsibility for organizing and chairing meetings of the Council of Ministers and its various committees.
- I meet her at the headquarters of her organisation where she is chairing a meeting.
- This was the first meeting chaired by the new national president.
- Schools will be paired with local universities to provide expert speakers, the children choosing the topic, chairing the meetings and advertising each event.
- Tonight I'm chairing a public meeting in Hoveton on policing issues and then tomorrow morning we have Michael Howard coming to Cromer.
2British(carry)llevar en hombrosllevar a hombros Spainhe was chaired from the stadium by his fans — sus fans lo sacaron a hombros del estadio Spain
- You've never seen anyone get to the victory stand so fast, even with his short-stop house-mate Ruben's failed effort to chair him up there.
- At the completion of the game, Warne lapped up yet another standing ovation from the 79,000-strong crowd, the champ responding in kind, bowing and blowing kisses to the crowd before a futile attempt to chair him off the ground.
- As Lord Cloncurry was departing, there was an universal cry to chair him into town, and he was surrounded for that purpose by a large group of gentlemen near the gate of the Old Man's Hospital.
- So magical had been his performance that he was chaired from the ground by his opponents as well as his own team-members!
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