In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) competente(person) capazhe's competent in his work/as an instructor — es competente en su trabajo/como instructor
- to be competent to + inf — estar capacitado para + inf
- I'm not competent to judge — no estoy capacitado para juzgar
- I feel competent to deal with the situation — me siento capacitado / preparado para hacerle frente a la situación
- I'm interested in the fact that neither side in this argument seemed adequately competent.
- We will continue to develop well-educated, motivated, and competent people skilled in the demands of the space medium.
- One of the most common features of death row cases in Texas is the lack of adequate or competent defense.
- But this couple are two highly trained and, obviously, highly competent people who are happy to come to this country and benefit from the nice New Zealand taxpayer.
- The observation brought to mind the fact that we train highly competent women students for a career in IT.
- The Federation is by far the most competent (another reason to play them) in terms of technology, economy and sheer size.
- But most were at least competent, some outstanding.
- Overall, it's a competent but not outstanding transfer from Columbia.
- So basically, the thought is that this woman is going to start slashing the department, and only the really competent people will remain.
- Most importantly, he is also a very competent member of a trawler's crew, capable of gutting the fish fast enough to keep the packers happy.
- First, the good news: the soundtrack is a simple stereo mix, and sounds reasonably competent.
- She's competent and skilful and brave and strong.
- K - 19: The Widowmaker is a competent, satisfactory submarine movie.
- The IOC makes the NFL look at least reasonably competent.
- Patients expected competent nursing care and clear, consistent communication and coordination between members of the healthcare team.
- In short, it was silly, funny, competent and only moderately contrived (for the genre).
- For example, there's an ingrained distrust in our society of highly intelligent, highly trained, highly competent persons.
- No matter how low the taxes are considered to be here, I still don't see the point in paying them at the expense of a humane, decent, competent, consistent and affordable health care system that anyone deserves.
- Use words that show her that she is competent, capable, and talented.
- These are highly professional, highly competent people.
- I really want to replace my lovely Pentax SLR with a moderately competent equivalent.
- What he discovered was that while a company can have talented and competent employees, they can readily get in trouble.
- So maybe Interpol will continue to mature and put out decent, enjoyable, competent albums for the rest of their career.
- To do this well requires skill no less than does a competent physical examination.
- The combination of glossy production, adequate acting and competent editing was enough to make Pearl Harbor or The Mummy Returns at least tolerable.
- The half continued with both sides competent but neither outstanding.
- The video and audio is about what you'd expect for an independent release - competent, but not outstanding.
- They will say he's more competent and more accomplished.
- Tang and Siew are both talented and competent persons.
- Our information concerning Mormonism must be accurate and up-to-date, while our critique must be competent as well as fair.
- We'd been warned about possible poor service, but actually it was competent, if not outstanding.
2(adequate)aceptablehow's her German? — quite competent — ¿qué tal habla alemán? — bastante bien
(legally qualified)(court) competente(witness) hábil
- It is a question of fact and degree in respect of which the court will only interfere with the decision of the competent authority if its conclusion is plainly wrong.
- The doctrine of res judicata prevents relitigation of matters that have already been determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
- What it means is that a competent authority, presumably ASIO, assessed him as an adverse security risk.
- Under Article 9 the procedure of an appeal to a competent authority must precede the decision ordering expulsion except in cases of urgency.
- It would be safe and in conformity with legal and moral principles that you turn to a competent court of justice and file for a divorce.
- Following his ‘conviction by a competent court’ in December 1966, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
- The issue in question must have been decided by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction.
- That our appeals to competent authority were wholly inconsistent doesn't matter.
- I went to court because the court is the only competent authority to judge whether the allegation holds or not.
- In Germany and The Netherlands, for example, the protocol can be submitted to both the competent authority and the ethics committee simultaneously.
- However it appears to the Environment Agency that the ancient navigable status of the Thames at Hedsor has never been extinguished by statute or by any other competent authority.
- That being the case, it is inconceivable to me that an accused cannot raise, by way of prerogative writ, the issue of the statutory validity of service before a court of competent jurisdiction.
- Notification of charges should be prompt, preferably as soon as a competent authority first makes the charge.
- There is a right of recourse against any other person liable under the Protocol, or under a contract, or under the law of the competent court.
- In some cases, things may have happened (e.g. a conviction by a competent court or action being taken with a view to removal) which justify detention.
- In other words, this is a finding of fact for the competent authority dealing with the case in the first instance and which, for reasons we give hereunder, we should not interfere with.
- My third point is that I note that the Ministry of Economic Development is New Zealand's competent authority in relation to this legislation.
- Area military commanders, or the competent authority appointed by the president, have the power to requisition buildings, land and vehicles for relief work.
- It would be wholly absurd to regard each State Department Advisory or similar warning by a competent authority as a separate occurrence for the purposes of the deductible.
- She concedes that a review by a competent authority was required before the claimant could be considered for release.
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