In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(select)(dress/career/carpet) elegir(career/carpet/dress) escoger(candidate) elegirthey've chosen a very strong team — han seleccionado un equipo muy bueno
- He says he has no idea why the selectors chose him as the team's captain in the first place.
- There must be something seriously wrong with a nation that chooses serendipity as its favourite word.
- The judges whittled down the entries to nine finalists, and the winner was then chosen by an online vote.
- But the people who have chosen that path probably don't see it as a problem at all.
- Ilkley Parish Council has chosen its new leader elect for the coming year.
- She was chosen by random selection to take the drug rather than join the observation group.
- Do parents think that when they choose a name for their child they are choosing a personality?
- I personally would not have chosen it, but it was his choice to make, not anyone else's.
- Alternatively, you can just choose a good fund and have the manager do it for you.
- Our waitress helped us choose all our dishes and we were pleased we took her advice.
- In the event of a tied election the President is chosen by a vote in the House of Representatives.
- This is an issue of the right of consumers to choose what sort of product they wish to buy.
- The first dealer is chosen at random, and thereafter the turn to deal alternates, after each hand.
- You are not simply choosing a new leader for the party, you are picking the next prime minister.
- Each hymn at the funeral service was chosen because it was a favourite which Mr Ryder would play on his trumpet.
- Everywhere was so different that it would be difficult to choose my favourite place.
- Neither will they inspire our most talented people to choose a career in politics.
- Gloria was surprised to have won the award and is still trying to decide what prize to choose.
- A selection process will now take place to chose the three who will sit on the committee.
- Everyone seems to have chosen the person they are supporting for the job.
2(decide)to choose to + inf — decidir + inf
- we chose to go by plane — decidimos ir / optamos por ir en avión
- no one would choose to live here — nadie elegiría / escogería este lugar para vivir
- why won't you sign? — because I don't choose to — ¿por qué no firma? — porque no quiero
- he chose not to tell her — decidió no decírselo
- Sometimes I wish I had chosen to be one of those who mend lives but it is too late for regrets.
- So, anyway the beauty is of course that I am voluntarily choosing to do this to myself.
- He or she may decide afterwards that the marriage cannot work, and choose to leave it.
- In the course of this article I have chosen to focus upon ideas of the self and identity.
- If only one defender wishes to play then he can choose to invite his partner to defend with him.
- The scheme was designed to be open plan, although some residents have chosen to have small garden fences.
- Nations have always been able to choose to what degree they wish to open up to globalisation.
- They were simply pleased that the budget airline had chosen to use their local airport.
- He wasn't a golfer himself and he often wondered why he had chosen to live in the middle of a golf course.
- That was a course that was open to them; that was a course they chose not to take.
- It does of course but she chooses to blot it out as if by doing that it doesn't really happen.
- Of course, we also might never know whether any company chooses to leave Scotland because of high rates.
- When we are selfish, we are choosing to place our desires above those of other people.
- Feel free to choose more or less as you see fit, but please explain why you picked them.
- This option is of course not available if you have chosen not to join the new London General Pension Fund.
- To say we could have done otherwise implies only that we would have done otherwise if we had decided or chosen to.
- The defendants could have taken the course of proving it if they wished, but they have chosen not to.
- When a government is elected on the basis of a manifesto which it then chooses to ignore, what is the point of voting?
- He chose not to attend the Open championship, not wishing to distract his players.
- What was even more pleasing, was the number of those pictured who chose to give themselves up.
1(make selection)elegirescogerto choose among/between/from sth
- you can choose among/between these hotels — puede elegir / escoger entre estos hoteles
- you can choose from this range — puede elegir / escoger dentro de esta gama
- there are lots of flavors to choose from — hay muchos sabores a / para elegir
2(like, please)as you choose — como quieras
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