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(order)to command sb to + inf — ordenarle a algn que + subj
- he commanded us to fire — nos ordenó que disparásemos
- he commanded that the attack begin — ordenó que comenzara el ataque
- ‘Turn,’ Mother commands, bringing my attention to the kitchen table tailoring.
- After a second or two, the voice of her father commanded her to enter.
- I just was surprised that even if you are to be crowned King, you still are being commanded around by your mother.
- Her daughter immediately commands her mother not to give the flower girl any money.
- There was a short crackle from the speakers, then a voice spoke, commanding everyone to listen.
- ‘Give the phone back to my mother,’ she commanded, her voice like steel.
- Sabriel commanded him, her voice high-pitched with worry.
- ‘Bring him to me,’ she commanded, her voice authoritative and unwavering.
- ‘Well get up and do something about it,’ she commanded in her best mother voice.
- ‘Get away from her’ he commanded his voice like liquid nitrogen.
- It seems like only an instant has passed when we are abruptly shaken from sleep by a loud voice commanding everyone to now go to the main gate.
- ‘Bo, do as she has asked,’ the deep voice of Gin commanded.
- He could hear the voice of the man commanding them - the Commander was not here.
- ‘Seize them,’ a cold voice commanded to the others, who advanced upon orders.
- Libby asked, her voice soft but commanding him to return to her.
- ‘Rise,’ the empress commanded imperiously, her voice, a high-pitched shriek.
- Speaking of marriage, my mother is commanding me to marry soon.
- But then, over a loudspeaker, an all-too-real voice commanded us to stop driving and get out of our cars.
- ‘In here, men,’ a gruff voice commanded as the feet drew nearer.
- He called her over in a harsh voice, and then commanded her to draw him water for his bath.
1.2(have authority over)(regiment/army/ship) estar al mando de(ship/army/regiment) tener el mando de(regiment/army/ship) comandar
- He then commanded a unit in Miami, charged with conducting operations against Communist Cuba.
- Those who were in command, those who were responsible for supervising them, they all failed.
- After the war he served as staff commander of an infantry regiment and division and commanded a combined unit.
- John fought in Vietnam and commanded a helicopter unit in Somalia.
- He commanded the unit for six years and was its honorary colonel twice.
- Captain York, you may have commanded your own regiment in the late war, but so long as you command a troop in mine you will obey my orders.
2(have)(resources/wealth) contar con(resources/wealth) disponer de(majority) contar conthe hotel commands magnificent views — el hotel cuenta con / tiene magníficas vistas
3(respect) imponer(respect) infundir(respect) inspirar(confidence) inspirarshe can now command very high fees — ahora puede exigir honorarios muy altos
- it will command a higher price — alcanzará un precio más alto
1(order)orden masculinethe message was sent at the general's command — el mensaje se envió por orden del general
- by royal command — por orden real
- he gave the command to fire — dio (la) orden de disparar
- her command that the prisoner be freed — su orden de poner en libertad al prisionero / de que el prisionero fuera puesto en libertad
2(authority)mando masculinehe was given command of a regiment — lo pusieron al mando de un regimiento
- to assume command — asumir el mando
- to be at sb's command — estar a las órdenes de algn
- if you need help, I'm at your command — si necesita ayuda, estoy a sus órdenes / a su disposición
- who's in command on this ship? — ¿quién está al mando de este barco?
- the officer in command — el oficial al mando
- the colonel in command of the troops — el coronel al mando de las tropas
- she's in command of the situation — es dueña de la situación
- she took command of the business — se hizo cargo / se puso al frente del negocio
- under sb's command — bajo las órdenes de algn
3(directing group)mando masculinethe high command ordered a retreat — el alto mando ordenó la retirada
4(mastery)dominio masculineher command of German — su dominio del alemán
- she has a wide vocabulary at her command — dispone de / domina un amplio vocabulario
5Computingorden masculinecomando masculine
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