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(summon)desafiarretarone knight challenged the other — un caballero desafió / retó al otro
- he challenged him to a duel — lo desafió a un duelo
- to challenge sb to + inf — desafiar a algn a que + subj
- I challenge you to prove that! — ¡lo desafío a que lo demuestre!
1.2(offer competition to)no one can challenge the leaders now — nadie puede hacer peligrar la posición de los líderes
- they'll be challenged by a coalition at the next election — en las próximas elecciones se les enfrentará una coalición
1.3(question)(authority/right/findings) cuestionar(assumption/theory/idea) cuestionar(theory/assumption/idea) poner en entredicho(theory/idea/assumption) poner en duda(idea/assumption/theory) poner en tela de juicio
- Still, it seems that both teams have the capacity to challenge for honours this season.
- Anyway, it appears California's speed camera rules have been successfully challenged in court.
- Pat's are now in a strong position to challenge for league honours.
- The latest find suggest the huge pythons might even challenge alligators' leading position in the food chain.
- With his teaching, Jesus challenges this position.
- Not until Malthus and Ricardo were Smith's optimistic assumptions seriously challenged.
- In 1989 Maitland challenged the settlement, claiming that only a small salary disparity existed between men and women professors.
- Today, as a fellow countryman challenges for the championship lead, he worries that the sport's decision to re-embrace computer aids could put drivers at risk in Monaco.
- The debate is strikingly one-sided; few civilian or military leaders have publicly challenged the fundamental assumptions of the critics.
- The Bulls were expected to challenge for a playoff spot but instead got blasted early this season.
- By the time he left Cowdenbeath, the club were challenging for promotion.
- He said that either a Newton Hearing, in which the disputed evidence is challenged, or an agreed basis of plea needed to take place before he could proceed with the case.
- If all the pieces mesh nicely, they could challenge for the East title.
- The impressive and young Nurney team have not lost sight of the fact that they are one win away from getting themselves into a promotion challenging position.
- Morrison completes her trilogy by confronting contemporary race and gender representations and challenging declarations of truth and law.
- Brighton boss Micky Adams believes a resurgent York City will be challenging for promotion next season.
- He is now nicely poised to challenge for the top spot.
- Well, no one was challenging my position so I would keep it until someone was ready to take my place.
- For example, moving services from secondary to primary care challenges many deeply held assumptions about the role of specialists.
- Right now, are Newcastle any nearer to challenging for the title than Liverpool?
- Since the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 Britain's Royal Navy had been the dominant fighting fleet in the world; now Germany was challenging this position.
- Davis supporters had filed a lawsuit challenging the validity of some of the recall signatures.
- They are challenging for promotion and have a big, experienced squad.
- Many others before you have made the decision to openly challenge the legitimacy of my marriage.
- Kelly would be able to challenge for a starting spot at a position of need.
- He challenged existing theoretical propositions which he believed were only rationalization of current practices.
- A similar care order secured on the child of another couple has been successfully challenged in the courts.
- On top of that Coulthard started winning races from the front and challenging Hakkinen's position within the team.
- They challenge existing theories and accepted musical norms, always striving to keep a step ahead.
- But his interpretation of the latest figures as solely attributable to his policies was challenged by the opposition and by the Irish Refugee Council.
- Both lawsuits challenge the constitutionality of holding immigration hearings in secrecy.
- At least one murder conviction is to be challenged on the basis of "flawed" fingerprint evidence.
- "It will be a change challenging for the title rather than battling relegation".
- Fan is so far the only candidate and no one has yet emerged from the democratic camp to challenge the position she has held for the past seven years.
- Now no member state would openly challenge the legitimacy of the institution's role.
- By saying she doesn't remember she is tacitly accepting the truth by not challenging it.
- Fast-paced, relevant and worldly, it directly challenges Western notions about the universalizing effects of literature.
- One part is to challenge directly the notion that there is an obligation to carry out a war against disease.
- Once that title was won, no Bonaparte in Pakistan would dare to challenge him for the leadership mantle.
- A pioneer in liquid crystal displays, Sharp has seen its once-dominant position challenged by Taiwanese and Korean rivals.
2(stimulate)suponer un reto paraconstituir un reto parasuponer un desafío paraconstituir un desafío parathis job will really challenge him — este trabajo realmente supondrá / constituirá un reto / un desafío para él
- The people I see grow old with grace and inspiration are the people who keep challenging themselves.
- Communication between defenders becomes more difficult and the concentration level of the defender is challenged.
- To challenge yourself, do the balance poses on a plush carpet or on a wobble board.
- No strategy he could come up with would challenge him enough to spark interest.
- My directorial task is to challenge my company and myself.
- During the trading year, random events could spring up to challenge your ability to manage the business through such unforeseen situations.
- The rare breeds hatchery business has challenged them, Drowns says.
- The facts are that students become disengaged and are not challenged by the curriculum.
- In these cases pupils are constantly challenged by the course and make good progress.
- There are so many areas where you can challenge yourself and test your own limits.
(stop)darle el alto ashe was challenged by a store detective — un guarda de seguridad la abordó
- He moved through the civilian sector without attracting attention and when he passed the gate area without being challenged by the guard he knew he was doing alright.
- I left the unit twice and walked back in without being challenged either time, entering in ways that didn't require much ingenuity.
- They formed a circle around Zero and the guard who had challenged her.
- The security guard challenged him outside the building and the youngster gave himself up.
- Sometimes a guard will challenge me and demand to see my pass.
- Harkishin was challenged by security guards when he approached the checkout on Sunday.
- Despite that, he was able to walk straight into the castle's Waterloo Chamber and was only challenged five minutes after entering the party as he ordered champagne at the bar.
- It's believe the attacker blew himself up after he was challenged by a security guard as he was trying to enter into the parking lot.
- Defence Counsel may challenge two jury candidates and jurors will be asked if they have any connection with case or defendant.
- Since one is not allowed to select jurors, but only to challenge (deselect) them, traditional approaches to jury selection have focused on identification and challenge of undesirable jurors
- The parties to any jury trial may inspect a copy of the panel from which the jury in their trial will be chosen, in order to decide whether any should be challenged
1(to duel, race)desafío masculinereto masculineto issue a challenge to sb — desafiar / retar a algn
- to take up / accept the challenge — aceptar el reto / desafío
2(competition)rival masculinethe Democrats are a serious challenge to the government — los demócratas constituyen un serio rival para el gobierno
3(disputing)I cannot tolerate this challenge to my authority — no tolero que se cuestione mi autoridad
4(stimulation)reto masculinedesafío masculineit isn't going to be easy, but I like a challenge — no va a ser fácil, pero me gusta todo lo que supone / constituye un reto / un desafío
5(by policeman, sentry)alto masculine
6(to juror)recusación feminine
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