In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(condition, fact)circunstancia feminineowing to circumstances beyond our control — debido a circunstancias ajenas a nuestra voluntad
- aggravating/extenuating/exonerating circumstances — circunstancias agravantes/atenuantes/eximentes
- in / under the circumstances — dadas las circunstancias
- in / under no circumstances — bajo ningún concepto
- in certain circumstances — en algunas circunstancias
- in / under normal circumstances — en circunstancias normales
- Given the difficult circumstances, they all act with incredible grace.
- They have just faxed us to say there are unable to travel because of unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.
- In my view it was an opinion which is justified by the particular circumstances of the case.
- She knew that had the circumstances been different she would want more than his friendship.
- "I think it makes sense for colleges to take into account the life circumstances of individual applicants.
- She said there were special circumstances prevailing in the State that require special consideration.
- She landed safely in his, but that had not changed the dire circumstances of the moment.
- Sure, he wasn't following the " exact rules, " but certain circumstances had changed them.
- The issues would have to be judged on the circumstances at the time.
- But the judgment whether exceptional circumstances exist is not quantitative only, but may be qualitative also.
- He'd agreed to the deal very quickly, too quickly, even given the extenuating circumstances.
- Where difficult circumstances arose, rather than tell lies, the organisation would be silent.
- We will need to take speed and circumstance into consideration if these plans are to work sensibly.
- Normally, in ordinary circumstances, his drop wouldn't have been a problem.
- In the meantime it created embarrassment and difficulties for the College in considering her extenuating circumstances.
- People will look at the circumstances on the ground and see what is needed.
- Against that background I consider the particular circumstances of the two claimants.
- Finally, the authors suggest that the second patient's difficult social circumstances affect her suitability for transplantation.
- Strategic aims and circumstances have traditionally dictated campaign concepts.
- Was there any other way to mitigate the wretched circumstances of his life?
2(financial position)a gentleman in reduced / straitened circumstances — un caballero venido a menos
- a person in my circumstances — una persona en mi situación / posición económica
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