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/name/occurrence) común(name/occurrence/mistake) 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
- Given that my horticultural expertise is limited to identifying about a dozen of the more common flowers, it's a curious choice.
- The idea that if it's legal then it must be safe is a very common misconception.
- Acorns come from oak trees, which were a very common tree in Medieval England.
- Depression is common in older adults, including those with Alzheimer's disease, and is often untreated.
- No experience is needed, although you need to be able to identify common trees and shrubs.
- The sighting of the black neck crane and several other rare and common birds in the area kept my spirit and interest buoyant.
- In the past it was common to find quite different spellings for the same locality.
- Wooden houses are common along the Caspian coast.
- Rose, gladiolus, carnation and dahlia are some of the common flowers that are in style with customers.
- When children fight, it is common for a general sense of tension to spread throughout the group.
- On the radio they are saying the gale-force winds we've had today are common for this time of year.
- On the M40 they have replaced the kestrel as the common bird of prey.
- Rats were very common in towns and cities and lead to the Black Death of 1348 to 1349.
- Recurrent symptoms were particularly common in younger patients.
- In some countries, especially developing countries, certain diseases are common among the people.
- My parents always had feeders up, so I knew what all the common birds were when I was relatively small.
- Another diver in the party spotted a John Dory, and these appear to be quite common in the area.
- Reports indicate that it is common practice to lock students inside dormitories at night.
- Turtles are common, and the reef is packed with octopuses.
- Anemia is a very common cause of fatigue.
- Three types of sharks are common in the area: the sand tiger shark, bull shark and scalloped hammerhead.
- It is fairly common for university students, either during or after their education, to go abroad to teach.
- Grouse are common birds in Ontario forests and are one of the tastiest as well.
- One thing he's learned is that common weeds can treat everything from stomach aches to open wounds.
- ‘Can't somebody do something about all this?’ was the common refrain.
- Today it is common to see men taking care of their children in public.
- One thing is certain the once common cuckoo is now very rare indeed.
- The common weed Hypericum perforatum or St John's wort is an altogether friendlier type of plant.
- Priority species such as the song thrush, ring plover and reed bunting birds are now common there.
- 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.
- This large and beautiful shrub is so common in Alabama that we forget what a regional specialty it is.
- Serious health problems are more common than people think.
- Crab spiders are common and occur in fairly high numbers on most crops and garden plants.
- Late financial statements, reports or tax returns are the most common occurrences.
- 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.
- Upper respiratory infections are common at this time of year so try to tighten up on hygiene.
- In rural areas, it is common for three or more generations to live in the same household.
- A fairly common species all over India, the barn owls have adapted well to our cities.
- However, the affordability of healthy food is difficult for the common masses.
- Grouse, ravens and buzzards may be seen, and red deer are common.
1.2(average, normal)(soldier) rasothe common man — el hombre medio / de la calle
- the common people — la gente corriente
- I was treated like a common criminal — me trataron como a un vulgar delincuente
- to have the common touch — tener el don de saber tratar con la gente sencilla
- it's common decency — es una cuestión de elemental (buena) educación
- Because it is difficult work then - not anyone of the rest of us normal common folks can understand Law.
- The translation of the whole Bible into English for the common people began only with John Wycliffe.
- The bad news is that there will inevitably be job losses in the hundreds, if not thousands, among the ranks of common bank workers.
- Despite their variety, some of the better memoirs come from the perspective of the common soldier.
- Life in the city for the common people is a relentless struggle to keep out of trouble and keep your head above water.
- Why isn't there a diet for the common folks who want results fast?
- They depend upon the social concern and common decency of ordinary people.
- Instead, in the supposed century of the common man, the poor man's king largely disappears from serious history.
- Their members came from the ranks of the common people, and their worship was personal and full of emotion.
- She is divided between the class system; she is both an educated reader and a common worker.
- It was clear from their dress that this was no common day.
- It is unfair to employers, too, whose interests are not overriding but are nonetheless owed common honesty.
- 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.
- Yet, because the common mass of humanity was so far beneath him, he had nothing but contempt for it.
- Should the poet suppress or remove subtleties of thought that are over the head of the common reader?
- It is, in a way, the only menace with multiple potentials to perturb the normal life of the common man.
- He is Prime Minister, and therefore has a duty to rise above the ordinary concerns, fears and prejudices of the common man.
- For them, common decency has no place in a fight for their cause.
- Gordon Brown will get a lot more respect by forgetting the flags and getting on with a more familiar agenda of common decency.
- Colin suggested that Mr Kenny consider sending him on a ‘crash course for basic manners and common courtesy.’
- She replied bluntly, not bothering with the common courtesy Elizabeth expected.
- Alert to the yearnings of the common man, they knew their security of position depended utterly on restraining the horde.
1.3(low-class, vulgar)(behavior/accent/person) ordinario
- These days, however, Labour ministers probably make tycoons feel positively common.
- 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.
- Cliff is just too common to be accepted into a world dominated by the likes of long-standing regional bowls champion Ray Smith.
- 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’.
- 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.
- Smoking is also quite tacky, it makes you look cheap and common.
- It's almost as common and vulgar as chewing gum while you're serving customers.
- Oh, nothing would surprise them when it came to that common little harlot.
2.1(shared, mutual)(ownership/interests/characteristic) comúnMathematics comúncommon wall — medianera
- 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
- Thus we can say there is empirical support for the existence of the last common ancestor.
- Now, I'd probably get bored by our lack of common interests and go out with a librarian instead.
- In fact, there will not be a Fibonacci number as a common factor between two neighbouring Fibonacci's for the same reason.
- 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.
- In the event of an imminent threat of war, the two parties would take a common defense position.
- The partnership reflects our common heritage and position in Bradford.
- 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.
- 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.
- All three are human systems and all three share characteristics common to human systems.
- The European Union is supposed to have a common foreign policy.
- This type of moral narrative appears to have been common to Near Eastern civilizations.
- Finding a common enemy is the simplest way to unite a people.
- Brazil shares common borders with 10 other countries in South America.
- The Philippines lacks a common language and about eighty languages and dialects are spoken in the islands.
- A common thread through most of the stories is the support from the family.
- Euclid's Elements is full of algorithms for geometry, including one to find the greatest common divisor of two numbers.
- Most boys my age I found to be a total mystery, and I could find little common interest.
- But the problem is the lack of common agreement on just what the governments do regard as terrorism.
- This can only be possible if there are entry and exit points recognised by countries sharing common borders.
- I wanted to run with the pack of cousins and friends in the common yard that connected all our properties.
- In civil cases, experts are now invited to work out common positions and identify areas of disagreement before they go into court.
- The similarity exists but is not likely to be an indication of common ancestry.
- Two positive integers always have a greatest common divisor, even if they have only one common divisor, 1.
2.2(public)it's common knowledge — todo el mundo lo sabe
- by common consent he's the best — todos coinciden en que es el mejor
- the common good — el bien común / de todos
- common land — tierras comunales
1in common — en común
- to have sth in common (with sb) — tener algo en común (con algn)
- as preposition in common with — al igual que
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