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(companionship)compañía femininebring somebody with you for company — vente con alguien para que te haga compañía
- in sb's company — en compañía de algn
- You are not obligated to provide her with your company just because she insists on it.
- The group meets every Thursday evening for two hours and provides company and entertainment.
- She provided me with good company and was also able to relieve me of burden where Adan could not.
- They don't mind very much, especially as you provide such scintillating company.
- Joe was very well known in this area and was known for his excellent company and gift of conversation.
- It's about good company, enjoying the environment and just simply chilling out.
- It is like a friend whose company you enjoy, but who you'd never try to solve the problems of the universe.
- Secondly, that I love my friends, both old and new and thoroughly enjoy their company.
- Altering the visiting times will leave the elderly more alone and without company.
- A good mixer, Pat enjoyed company and quickly made new friendships in the area on his return.
- She's also there just to provide extra company for her mum and brother.
- We have always enjoyed their company and friendship on both sides of the Atlantic.
- They said it was a great chance to form new friendships and enjoy each other's company.
- Some very dear friends provided good company throughout, and I go to bed this evening tired but happy.
- Very good friends are likely to enjoy your company even if faced by the spectacle of you sitting in front of an empty plate.
1.2(companion, companions)the dog will be company for her — el perro será una compañía para ella / le hará compañía
- she's excellent company — es muy agradable (or divertido etc.) estar con ella
- I'm bad company when I'm depressed — cuando estoy deprimido es mejor dejarme solo
- she's been keeping bad company recently — últimamente anda en malas compañías
- Old Boy, however, is up for another drink in the hotel bar, and proves excellent company.
- She is as sharp as a tack, but excellent company in a social setting.
- Even political foes admit that he is pleasant company and a sparkling wit.
- Jackson was a lovely caring man, whose warmth and sense of humour made him excellent company.
1.3(guests, visitors)visita feminineare you expecting company? — ¿esperas visita?
- we've got company — tenemos visita
- to know how to behave in company — saber (cómo) comportarse en sociedad
- Mr Glover, who received the MBE five years ago for services to young people, is in excellent company.
- When we returned home, my father had company and invited us to join them.
- He is currently keeping magnificent company in the European Golden Shoe rankings.
- Finally, remember that if you do suffer from bad breath, you're in excellent company.
- Yet despite keeping such low company, Brennan appears to have his heart in the right place.
- I'd call myself so very lucky, just to have some company, to share a cup of tea with me.
- Just before the dive Jose Luis tells us that we can expect company.
- But it wouldn't have been possible, or half as enjoyable, without the excellent company!
- At the prize distribution ceremony, the young winner had celebrities for company.
- Two Scottish players appeared in this exalted company and did not look out of place.
- If he was expecting company than why did he look so disgruntled when he answered the door?
- It will leave dirty underwear on the coffee table when you are expecting company.
- Believe me, when you're up there on that stage with just your wits for company, it's no joke.
- He had put down his pack and was wondering what he could use for bait when a noise from further downstream alerted him to the fact that he had company.
- I probably would have invited him over if I hadn't been expecting company anytime soon.
- I am delighted to have the chance to say some words in such distinguished company.
- When you expect company you clean the house and do numerous things to make them feel welcome and safe.
2(business enterprise)compañía feminineempresa feminine(car) de la compañía(car) de la empresaa pharmaceutical/shipping company — una compañía farmacéutica/naviera
- (in UK) public limited company — sociedad anónima
- a trading company — una sociedad mercantil
- Smith and Company — Smith y Compañía
- we had lunch on the company — la comida corrió a cargo de la compañía / empresa
- company director — directivo de una compañía
- company pension scheme — plan de pensiones de una compañía
- company policy — política de la empresa
- company town — ciudad que depende de la actividad económica de una sola empresa
3.1literary (body of people)cofradía feminine
3.2Theatrecompañía femininea theater company — una compañía teatral / de teatro
- the company is on tour — la compañía está de gira
- I'd put a lot of sweat and my own cash into helping theatre companies pay actors.
- In 1972, a company of young Canadian actors decided to write a play set on a farm.
- The silent woman turns out to be Aminta, Henry's wife, and one of the leading performers in his company.
- One of the troupe's touring companies will visit the Edmonton Street Performers festival this week.
- He performed with various other companies, moving on to work with experimental mime which improved his mimicry skills.
- She acknowledges she would never have become an opera singer if the company had not given her the opportunity.
- One would have to go back half a century to Benjamin Britten to find a composer whose works are regularly performed by opera companies worldwide.
- One of the actors in his company is a young William Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet is first performed here.
- At the Theatre Royal in Bath, Peter Hall is unveiling another summer season of plays performed by his own company.
- The classical music scene languished during the war as symphony orchestras and opera companies lost musicians to military bands.
- The company creates two new performances a year and often tours to Jakarta and Surabaya.
- It will be the first time the ballet company has transmitted its performances to a venue outside London.
- The company has been performing its collective creation at every stop along the way.
- It is estimated that funding for the five national performing arts companies accounts for about £20m.
- Orchestras and opera companies battle on in the face of increasing evidence of public indifference and of diminishing investment.
- The company performed a play inspired by their experiences and written and directed by Aguirre.
- In the late 1980s, Galina Samsova, a former dancer with the company, took the helm.
- Paulo Ribeiro, who was performing with his company in Scotland last week, hails from Portugal.
- She once famously shook hands with Dracula when she attended a gala performance by the company at Leeds Grand Theatre.
- He gathers together his company after the performance on Christmas Eve on stage.
3.3Militarycompañía femininecompany, dismiss! — ¡compañía, rompan filas!
- The firepower of an infantry company was increased by a third as the pikemen were phased out and issued with muskets and bayonets.
- This squad was standing directly in between the two companies of soldiers, a few feet from the podium.
- Ground lines of communications to the infantry companies are the primary mode.
- The grenadier company of a line infantry battalion was paraded on the right of the line, the place of honour accorded to its status.
- The next day he took temporary command of his company at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
- The companies within these regiments report directly to the regimental headquarters.
- The last to get back to camp that day were the two companies of Mounted Infantry.
- A total of six police and military companies were quickly deployed to quell the unrest.
- This is routine in most medical companies in forward support battalions across the Army.
- An example would be a forward support battalion whose companies have diverse functions.
- Shortly after I took command of a battalion, two of my companies changed command.
- The disseminated copies go to brigade as well as the rifle companies and battalion scouts.
- Our lieutenant, commanding the company, was the most affected by all this.
- The brigade also has companies in Illinois and Massachusetts and a team in Guam.
- Stryker infantry regiments will have three battalions of four companies each.
- It can be practised by units as small as a company or platoon, or as part of a major programme to protect an industrial site or air base.
- In the landing zone itself there had only been two Turkish infantry companies and an artillery battery.
- Here stood the Captain commanding the company with half a dozen men.
- One would hardly send a company of infantry to do a job that did not exist.
- Two infantry companies will be taking positions on the perimeter in next few days.
3.4ship's company — dotación feminine
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