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
- have / take a chair please — siéntese / tome asiento por favor
- 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.
- 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.
- Sammy sat glumly in the comfy, high-backed chair in her room.
- Thus, canvas seating furniture was popular, as were caned chairs, sofas, cribs, and beds.
- We ordered a dining table and four chairs and were given a delivery time of two weeks.
- I found a mahogany dining table and four chairs in an antique shop on Francis Street.
- Tapping his fingers impatiently on the chair's armrest, Tom considered his options.
- His high-backed desk chair was facing away from him.
- I sat in my comfy swivel chair, contemplating in the dark.
- She moved away from Gabriel and to the nearest available chair, taking a seat.
- The three of them sat in the wide wicker chairs on the front porch, watching as the sun set.
- She led me through the door into a smaller room containing a sofa and chairs with a beautiful desk and bookcase.
- She wouldn't mind being in charge of a country if she got this kind of chair for her seat…
- Four navy blue upholstered chairs surrounded a wooden coffee table that had stacks of magazines on top.
- Cafe tables and chairs face a bench seat below a lowered ceiling that curves for an atmospheric effect.
- Notice your behavior the next time you and your colleagues sit in a conference room for four hours in straight-back chairs.
- Cassandra walked around the metallic table and took her seat in Inspector Stone's abandoned chair.
- He gave me a playful grin and pulled out the chair next to him.
- There was a lantern on the table providing illumination and the wooden folding chair was in front.
1.2US informalsilla eléctrica femininehe got sent to the chair — lo mandaron a la silla eléctrica
- Next fall and at subsequent fall events, new appointees to named faculty chairs and professorships will be recognized.
- Forty-nine are college professors, 10 are college department chairs and one has become a university president.
- After three years in Rome, Beltrami moved to Pavia to take up the chair of mathematical physics there.
- Dr. Freedman is chair and professor of psychiatry, emeritus at New York Medical College.
- She is chair and associate professor in the psychology department at Hampton University.
- From 1939 he occupied the chair of mathematics at Durham, a position he was to hold for 20 years.
- In 1912 he held the chair of theoretical physics at the German University of Prague.
- In 1970 James was appointed to the famous chair of Savilian Professor of Geometry.
- Dr. Krishnan is chair and professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center.
- He was born in Groningen while his father held the chair of mathematics there.
- In a room full of students, college professors and department chairs, nervous laughter again followed.
- 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.
- The Smiths' gift will be used for endowed chairs, professorships and student scholarships.
- Whittaker accepted the chair of pure mathematics at the University of Liverpool in 1933.
- Professor Marjorie Merryman is currently the chair of the Music Department.
- While we are unable to offer a professorial chair we cannot compete on a level playing field with the Universities.
- Some schools have resorted to filling chairs with professors who hold doctorates in other fields.
- 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.
- Donors' outright and deferred gifts also have funded 22 new faculty professorships and chairs.
2.1(at university)cátedra feminine
2.2(in meeting)presidencia feminineto be in/take the chair — presidir
- comments must be made through the chair — los comentarios deben hacerse a través de la presidencia
- 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.
- 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 Tory college could consist of MPs, grassroots grandees consisting of constituency chairs and council leaders, and finally members.
- The princess is the chair of the sister organization in the United Kingdom.
- These manage policies in their areas and provide the chairs for interdepartmental meetings.
- Members will choose a new chair during the next meeting, scheduled for November 17th.
- Questions to outline your own agenda or point of view are always appropriate when you are the presenter or the meeting chair.
- Too often, however, the chair of an academic meeting is determined by status rather than skill.
- When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
- Penny White, former town mayor and deputy chair of the governors, said everybody involved in the school had worked hard and played their part.
- A lay chair would oversee the council, while a medical president would preside over the executive board.
- Now he is back, retaining the party chair but taking charge of an enlarged interior ministry with the rank of deputy prime minister.
- They changed the chair of the meeting each week so as to prevent anyone having charge of the rebellion.
- 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!
- Deputy chair of Scottish Enterprise, he bangs the drum for business formation, pushing resources into the best growth prospects.
- ‘Mr Clark was the chair of the meeting and made a joke of this,’ Mr Morgan said.
- He began the first meeting of task-force chairs.
- The chair of the Supreme Administrative Court also said that the article should not be amended.
- There were three chairs, the chief rabbi, the president of Italy and the pope, all on three equal thrones.
2.3(person)presidente masculinepresidenta feminine
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
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