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(make comparison between)(statement/figures) compararyou can't compare cheap wine and champagne — el vino barato y el champán no se pueden comparar
- to compare sth/sb to / with sth/sb — comparar algo/a algn con algo/algn
- he compared the handwriting with that on the envelope — comparó / cotejó la letra con la del sobre
- it's tiny compared to your house — es pequeñísima comparada con tu casa / en comparación con tu casa
- However, he feels that it is not fair for him to be compared to Mickey as both are very different artists.
- Then the results from the three labs need to be compared to see if the test is reliable.
- Each dog is compared to the judge's mental image of the perfect specimen of that breed.
- Surely the price of dinner would be cheap compared to few days in an ICU unit.
- He commissioned a survey that would compare British prices with those in other countries.
- This equivalent nonconvertible bond price is then compared to the convertible bond price.
- A drawback in its use is the cost of measurement, although when compared to using molecular markers it is not very high.
- They differ over how serious these problems are, compared to capitalism's benefits.
- These estimates of intrusion times may be compared to estimates based on magma supply through dykes.
- Each patch was then dried and the water areas measured and compared to sample weight.
- Those factors are reflected in the government's inflation measure, which simply compares price changes for a set list of items.
- The report states that rates within the hospital are falling compared to other hospitals of similar size.
- The wine list, again, was cheap compared to uptown prices and so we settled for a bottle of Brouilly at just under thirty bucks.
- They, however, said that the price range for small cars is high compared to other cars of the same group.
- In both countries opposition has increased compared to a similar survey last year.
- Premature babies are often compared to a different chart since they were born early.
- The bupivacaine-inhibition test was also compared to the inhibitor-free test.
- The test was compared to one where similar cells were not exposed to such radio waves.
- Similar patterns were detected compared to those described above.
- Products carrying a strong brand usually attract a price premium compared to similar but unbranded products.
1.2(liken)to compare sth/sb to sth/sb — comparar algo/a algn con/a algo/algn
- she's been compared to Joan of Arc — se la ha comparado con / a Juana de Arco
- We use things like analogies and say well compare it to how a flower grows, or find a comparison that is an every day common experience that makes sense.
- Shrugging these lofty analogies a bunch of students compared the roof to an inverted computer.
- Indeed, it would be fairer to compare her to another insect - a busy, buzzy bumble bee.
- At the time I would have compared her to a whirlwind, for wherever she went chaos and confusion invariably followed.
- If this does not come up promptly, the therapist asks if they would accept to compare their problem to whatever analogical image comes to the mind of the therapist.
- We often compare the construction process to a military operation, but she prefers the analogy of a well choreographed ballet.
- He compares his subject to shoddy construction, and that's an analogy we can work with, because in software we're working at the thrilling edge of language and craftsmanship.
- Luther, for example, frequently compared children to young trees, describing them as flexible and still amenable to being shaped.
- In one of the more uncomfortable analogies I've ever heard, Reineke compares it to the singles life.
- The central argument that illegal file swapping is a serious crime comes from an analogy that compares it to simple theft - that is, to going into a store to shoplift a CD by hiding it in one's jacket.
- I like to use the analogy of comparing a campaign to a car.
- You might think that this isn't a very good analogy, comparing prisons to a commercial passenger jet.
2Linguistics(adjective/adverb) formar los grados comparativo y superlativo de
1I liked his last book, but the new one just doesn't compare — me gustó su último libro, pero el nuevo no se puede comparar
- how do the two models compare for speed? — en cuanto a velocidad ¿qué diferencia hay entre los dos modelos?
- the prices compare pretty well — no hay mucha diferencia de precio
- to compare with sb/sth
- nothing compares with good home cooking — la comida casera no se puede comparar con nada
- how does this compare with her first novel? — ¿qué tal es esta, comparada con su primera novela?
- the sales figures compare with the best of previous years — las cifras de venta son equiparables / comparables a las mejores de los años anteriores
- your last essays compare favorably with your previous efforts — tus últimos trabajos están mejor que los anteriores
- it compares badly with other models in the same price range — desmerece en comparación con otros modelos de precio similar
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