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(widespread, prevalent)(mistake/occurrence/name) común(name/mistake/occurrence) corrientethe common cold — el resfriado común
- (to be) in common use — (ser) de uso corriente
- it is very common for teenagers to feel misunderstood — es muy común que los adolescentes se sientan incomprendidos
- Wooden houses are common along the Caspian coast.
- Today it is common to see men taking care of their children in public.
- The sighting of the black neck crane and several other rare and common birds in the area kept my spirit and interest buoyant.
- Priority species such as the song thrush, ring plover and reed bunting birds are now common there.
- In some countries, especially developing countries, certain diseases are common among the people.
- Recurrent symptoms were particularly common in younger patients.
- One thing he's learned is that common weeds can treat everything from stomach aches to open wounds.
- Serious health problems are more common than people think.
- Late financial statements, reports or tax returns are the most common occurrences.
- Upper respiratory infections are common at this time of year so try to tighten up on hygiene.
- One thing is certain the once common cuckoo is now very rare indeed.
- In the past it was common to find quite different spellings for the same locality.
- Reports indicate that it is common practice to lock students inside dormitories at night.
- Stories like these have become increasingly common on college campuses.
- Contact with hot items, chemicals or electricity are also fairly common causes of the burn injury.
- The idea that if it's legal then it must be safe is a very common misconception.
- Rose, gladiolus, carnation and dahlia are some of the common flowers that are in style with customers.
- We have taken advice from the contractors who advise there is no need to put signs up and this is common practice for public places.
- The common weed Hypericum perforatum or St John's wort is an altogether friendlier type of plant.
- Turtles are common, and the reef is packed with octopuses.
- Rats were very common in towns and cities and lead to the Black Death of 1348 to 1349.
- However, the affordability of healthy food is difficult for the common masses.
- In rural areas, it is common for three or more generations to live in the same household.
- Crab spiders are common and occur in fairly high numbers on most crops and garden plants.
- On the radio they are saying the gale-force winds we've had today are common for this time of year.
- Given that my horticultural expertise is limited to identifying about a dozen of the more common flowers, it's a curious choice.
- ‘Can't somebody do something about all this?’ was the common refrain.
- Three types of sharks are common in the area: the sand tiger shark, bull shark and scalloped hammerhead.
- Acorns come from oak trees, which were a very common tree in Medieval England.
- When children fight, it is common for a general sense of tension to spread throughout the group.
- No experience is needed, although you need to be able to identify common trees and shrubs.
- Grouse are common birds in Ontario forests and are one of the tastiest as well.
- My parents always had feeders up, so I knew what all the common birds were when I was relatively small.
- On the M40 they have replaced the kestrel as the common bird of prey.
- Another diver in the party spotted a John Dory, and these appear to be quite common in the area.
- Grouse, ravens and buzzards may be seen, and red deer are common.
- It is fairly common for university students, either during or after their education, to go abroad to teach.
- Depression is common in older adults, including those with Alzheimer's disease, and is often untreated.
- This large and beautiful shrub is so common in Alabama that we forget what a regional specialty it is.
- Anemia is a very common cause of fatigue.
- A fairly common species all over India, the barn owls have adapted well to our cities.
1.2(average, normal)(soldier) rasothe common man — el hombre medio / de la calle
- the common people — la gente en general
- I was treated like a common criminal — me trataron como a un vulgar delincuente
- it's common decency — es una cuestión de elemental (buena) educación
- Should the poet suppress or remove subtleties of thought that are over the head of the common reader?
- Despite their variety, some of the better memoirs come from the perspective of the common soldier.
- She replied bluntly, not bothering with the common courtesy Elizabeth expected.
- Their members came from the ranks of the common people, and their worship was personal and full of emotion.
- Why isn't there a diet for the common folks who want results fast?
- Gordon Brown will get a lot more respect by forgetting the flags and getting on with a more familiar agenda of common decency.
- They depend upon the social concern and common decency of ordinary people.
- He is Prime Minister, and therefore has a duty to rise above the ordinary concerns, fears and prejudices of the common man.
- It was clear from their dress that this was no common day.
- Yet, because the common mass of humanity was so far beneath him, he had nothing but contempt for it.
- Alert to the yearnings of the common man, they knew their security of position depended utterly on restraining the horde.
- The bad news is that there will inevitably be job losses in the hundreds, if not thousands, among the ranks of common bank workers.
- We still think that we produce really high-quality product, but we also produce enough of it and cheap enough that common people can afford it.
- She is divided between the class system; she is both an educated reader and a common worker.
- Instead, in the supposed century of the common man, the poor man's king largely disappears from serious history.
- It is unfair to employers, too, whose interests are not overriding but are nonetheless owed common honesty.
- Colin suggested that Mr Kenny consider sending him on a ‘crash course for basic manners and common courtesy.’
- Because it is difficult work then - not anyone of the rest of us normal common folks can understand Law.
- Life in the city for the common people is a relentless struggle to keep out of trouble and keep your head above water.
- It is, in a way, the only menace with multiple potentials to perturb the normal life of the common man.
- The translation of the whole Bible into English for the common people began only with John Wycliffe.
- For them, common decency has no place in a fight for their cause.
1.3(low-class, vulgar)(accent/behavior/person) ordinario
- Any more of those f-words and God forbid they might start thinking about letting rough common children into these private tennis clubs.
- Bryan was a vulgar and common man, a cad undiluted.
- Tales of playing bridge and how dreadfully common the South of France has become for holidays conclude with the observation that ‘scientists are the new rock and roll stars’.
- Oh, nothing would surprise them when it came to that common little harlot.
- Cliff is just too common to be accepted into a world dominated by the likes of long-standing regional bowls champion Ray Smith.
- These days, however, Labour ministers probably make tycoons feel positively common.
- It's almost as common and vulgar as chewing gum while you're serving customers.
- Then, from our comfortable seats, we raised a glass at the ranks of common buses.
- They don't look any different from regular clerks or salesmen, with their plain clothes and common haircuts.
- Smoking is also quite tacky, it makes you look cheap and common.
2.1(shared, mutual)(characteristic/interests/ownership) comúnMathematics (multiple/factor/divisor) comúncommon wall — medianera feminine
- common ground — puntos en común / de coincidencia
- to be common to sth — ser común a algo
- this characteristic is common to several species — es una característica común a varias especies
- He seemed to me to be really old, but even in death to be lacking in that common frailty I tended to view all the elderly as possessing.
- Two positive integers always have a greatest common divisor, even if they have only one common divisor, 1.
- A common thread through most of the stories is the support from the family.
- This can only be possible if there are entry and exit points recognised by countries sharing common borders.
- All three are human systems and all three share characteristics common to human systems.
- In fact, there will not be a Fibonacci number as a common factor between two neighbouring Fibonacci's for the same reason.
- Finding a common enemy is the simplest way to unite a people.
- The Philippines lacks a common language and about eighty languages and dialects are spoken in the islands.
- In the event of an imminent threat of war, the two parties would take a common defense position.
- The European Union is supposed to have a common foreign policy.
- I don't know how to do the least common multiple and the least common denominator.
- One problem which is also common to other isolated islands is a shortage of cold fresh water.
- The similarity exists but is not likely to be an indication of common ancestry.
- I wanted to run with the pack of cousins and friends in the common yard that connected all our properties.
- Now, I'd probably get bored by our lack of common interests and go out with a librarian instead.
- This type of moral narrative appears to have been common to Near Eastern civilizations.
- But the problem is the lack of common agreement on just what the governments do regard as terrorism.
- In civil cases, experts are now invited to work out common positions and identify areas of disagreement before they go into court.
- Euclid's Elements is full of algorithms for geometry, including one to find the greatest common divisor of two numbers.
- I regret that in our own country there has been a lamentable lack of interest in our common European inheritance.
- Two quantities are considered correlated when they are affected by a common quantity.
- Thus we can say there is empirical support for the existence of the last common ancestor.
- Most boys my age I found to be a total mystery, and I could find little common interest.
- Brazil shares common borders with 10 other countries in South America.
- The partnership reflects our common heritage and position in Bradford.
2.2(public)common land — tierras comunales feminine
1(land)see also Commons
- This statement of aims, if adopted, will greatly enhance the appeal of the commons for the public, while at the same time protecting and expanding the flora and fauna that inhabit these public open spaces.
- Maybe it is time that the Council reviewed the laws that govern our parks and commons.
- It is about allocating space on the commons or in public areas.
- If you open up the commons for everyone to graze their sheep, one person is going to go get their whole flock.
- Miller was tacitly in favour of the open landscape, if his vivid and often sentimental descriptions of the surrounding open fields, commons and wastes are anything to go by.
- The general parceling out led to the disappearance of the commons when the land not divided among landowners was given to the crown.
- In fact, it is a business that in our view involves people in businesses being able to make a private profit from an activity conducted on, and in, the public commons.
- It will be designed to protect its amenities and preserve its open nature as a public common.
- The various reactions to the perceived enclosure of the commons summarized above come at the problem from different angles.
- It says the council's primary role is to maintain the commons as a public amenity, rather than restore the area as a heathland habitat.
- In Lincolnshire people opposing encroachments on rights of commons emphasized the law of the land as the basis of their claim.
- Whenever the local lairds tried to graze their beasts on the Selkirk commons hundreds of folk would turn out to drive them off.
- There were, though, efforts to assert property rights within the commons and, apparently, to remove some trees from the commons.
- The actuality is a privatisation of the commons.
- Regan said: ‘Men are often robbed and attacked while using London's parks and commons.’
- Some things would be free, such as fruit from trees planted on the commons.
- Many of the parks and commons have Management Groups made up of local users.
- When we were living in wagons on the commons we had a bullet come through a windscreen.
- The council is responsible for maintaining more than 100 parks, open spaces, commons and woodlands which attract around five million visitors a year.
- Therefore, George advocated allowing landowners to keep a small percentage of the land rent, mainly to avoid the prospect of having all unimproved land revert to the commons.
terreno perteneciente al municipio, antiguamente zona de pastoreo de la comunidad
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