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
- They don't mind very much, especially as you provide such scintillating company.
- Some very dear friends provided good company throughout, and I go to bed this evening tired but happy.
- The group meets every Thursday evening for two hours and provides company and entertainment.
- 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.
- She's also there just to provide extra company for her mum and brother.
- It's about good company, enjoying the environment and just simply chilling out.
- They said it was a great chance to form new friendships and enjoy each other's company.
- She provided me with good company and was also able to relieve me of burden where Adan could not.
- You are not obligated to provide her with your company just because she insists on it.
- A good mixer, Pat enjoyed company and quickly made new friendships in the area on his return.
- It is like a friend whose company you enjoy, but who you'd never try to solve the problems of the universe.
- Very good friends are likely to enjoy your company even if faced by the spectacle of you sitting in front of an empty plate.
- Joe was very well known in this area and was known for his excellent company and gift of conversation.
- We have always enjoyed their company and friendship on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.
- Jackson was a lovely caring man, whose warmth and sense of humour made him 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.
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
- I'd call myself so very lucky, just to have some company, to share a cup of tea with me.
- It will leave dirty underwear on the coffee table when you are expecting company.
- When you expect company you clean the house and do numerous things to make them feel welcome and safe.
- Mr Glover, who received the MBE five years ago for services to young people, is in excellent company.
- 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.
- He is currently keeping magnificent company in the European Golden Shoe rankings.
- Believe me, when you're up there on that stage with just your wits for company, it's no joke.
- But it wouldn't have been possible, or half as enjoyable, without the excellent company!
- When we returned home, my father had company and invited us to join them.
- Finally, remember that if you do suffer from bad breath, you're in excellent company.
- At the prize distribution ceremony, the young winner had celebrities for company.
- Just before the dive Jose Luis tells us that we can expect company.
- I am delighted to have the chance to say some words in such distinguished company.
- If he was expecting company than why did he look so disgruntled when he answered the door?
- Yet despite keeping such low company, Brennan appears to have his heart in the right place.
- Two Scottish players appeared in this exalted company and did not look out of place.
- I probably would have invited him over if I hadn't been expecting company anytime soon.
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 — directiva 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
- She acknowledges she would never have become an opera singer if the company had not given her the opportunity.
- I'd put a lot of sweat and my own cash into helping theatre companies pay actors.
- Paulo Ribeiro, who was performing with his company in Scotland last week, hails from Portugal.
- The silent woman turns out to be Aminta, Henry's wife, and one of the leading performers in his company.
- At the Theatre Royal in Bath, Peter Hall is unveiling another summer season of plays performed by his own company.
- The company has been performing its collective creation at every stop along the way.
- She once famously shook hands with Dracula when she attended a gala performance by the company at Leeds Grand Theatre.
- The classical music scene languished during the war as symphony orchestras and opera companies lost musicians to military bands.
- It will be the first time the ballet company has transmitted its performances to a venue outside London.
- One of the actors in his company is a young William Shakespeare, and Romeo and Juliet is first performed here.
- In 1972, a company of young Canadian actors decided to write a play set on a farm.
- One of the troupe's touring companies will visit the Edmonton Street Performers festival this week.
- In the late 1980s, Galina Samsova, a former dancer with the company, took the helm.
- The company creates two new performances a year and often tours to Jakarta and Surabaya.
- He performed with various other companies, moving on to work with experimental mime which improved his mimicry skills.
- 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.
- It is estimated that funding for the five national performing arts companies accounts for about £20m.
- He gathers together his company after the performance on Christmas Eve on stage.
- 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.
3.3Militarycompañía femininecompany, dismiss! — ¡compañía, rompan filas!
- Stryker infantry regiments will have three battalions of four companies each.
- The disseminated copies go to brigade as well as the rifle companies and battalion scouts.
- 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.
- The next day he took temporary command of his company at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma.
- Here stood the Captain commanding the company with half a dozen men.
- The brigade also has companies in Illinois and Massachusetts and a team in Guam.
- A total of six police and military companies were quickly deployed to quell the unrest.
- The last to get back to camp that day were the two companies of Mounted Infantry.
- This squad was standing directly in between the two companies of soldiers, a few feet from the podium.
- 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.
- 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 firepower of an infantry company was increased by a third as the pikemen were phased out and issued with muskets and bayonets.
- Our lieutenant, commanding the company, was the most affected by all this.
- The grenadier company of a line infantry battalion was paraded on the right of the line, the place of honour accorded to its status.
- This is routine in most medical companies in forward support battalions across the Army.
- The companies within these regiments report directly to the regimental headquarters.
- Ground lines of communications to the infantry companies are the primary mode.
3.4ship's company — tripulación feminine
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