In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(activities/attention/energies) concentrarto concentrate sth on sth — concentrar algo en algo
- he should concentrate his efforts on something worthwhile — debería concentrar sus esfuerzos en algo que mereciese la pena
- Ann says her son is now able to focus and concentrate in school, making his life a lot easier, and giving her hope for his future.
- This essay type question concentrates on a particular difficulty which has developed in the case law of the Court of Justice.
- Then she concentrated even harder, focusing on her hand.
- It has been so hard to concentrate and focus properly but I spoke to her the day she died and told her I would win this for her and I made sure I did.
- They have a big enough workload and should be concentrating on teaching.
- At the end of the day, there are feminists who concentrate on men's issues, some who do work on both genders, and some who concentrate solely on improving the world for women.
- At this point, he found a Hollywood agent and began concentrating on his film career.
- It is hard to focus and concentrate, but it is a skill that can be learned.
- I went home and tried to concentrate on some work but couldn't concentrate.
- Nor should they be concentrating on atmosphere and ambience at the expense of proper food.
- They mean someone who hops and jumps from one thing to another, never settling at anything, never concentrating or focusing, and, as a result, never achieving anything.
- Another hour passed and the pain was now so excruciating that I was having trouble focusing or concentrating.
- The children are more focused, concentrating better and fighting less.
- Then we would all have had to concentrate upon dealing with hate and bloodthirstiness instead of pouring all our energy into controlling sexuality.
- Children are interested in the activities and they concentrate well.
- It's as if my mind gets tired from concentrating so hard at being normal.
- Andrew believes that kicking is quite simply the most important variable in any team's performance, and should be concentrated upon accordingly.
- Some will say that they just can't concentrate or focus their attention.
- It was hard to concentrate because they both wanted my attention.
- They should be concentrating on investigating the accident or finding the thieves.
- They are having difficulty concentrating, difficulty focusing, difficulty remembering details.
- We should concentrate on peace and health for all before we embark on glory for the few.
- I tried really hard to concentrate, but my mind kept wandering to what Will had said earlier.
- She is a lot more patient, more focused and can concentrate for longer.
- Should it concentrate on the lives of Great Men or deal with broad economic trends?
- Jerry concentrated harder, and focused on Mr. Hilleary.
- I try to go into every meet with the same mind set, to focus and concentrate, and put my best effort on every event.
- If they have poor attention, they may find it hard to concentrate, follow directions or finish a job.
- One area in particular that the programme concentrates on is the use of bicycles and road safety in general.
- That is what we should be concentrating on because this mechanism is a disaster.
- The only downside is that I now have nothing to intensively concentrate / focus on to take my mind off Thursday (exam results day).
- However, their ability to concentrate and focus attention and performance in exams needs to be monitored.
- They build a hospital which deals with outpatients and the pathology lab concentrates on outpatients.
- Mariel had to concentrate hard to get her mind to focus.
- Either way, big or small, I now know we should be concentrating on the welfare of the staff.
- That, rather than attacking each other, is what we should be concentrating on.
- This particular show mostly concentrates on dance routines interspersed with dramatic sequences.
- So it is not concentrating on any particular service that takes place in space time at any moment.
- By contrast the style approach concentrates upon what leaders do.
- He thinks more operators should concentrate on the middle market instead of the top.
2.1(gather, bring together)to concentrate sth in/into sth — concentrar algo en algo
- troops were concentrated in the capital — las tropas se concentraron en la capital
- Ninety percent of Mali's population is concentrated in the southern regions - Kayes, Koulikoro, Sikasso, Ségou, and Mopti.
- Davout and Bernadotte have been ordered to Dornburg, with the other troops concentrating around Jena.
- Not, ‘should all the students be allowed to concentrate together?’
- Intellectuals were very few in Russia at this time, and were concentrated in the two capitals.
- The training exercises could be turned into military action against Taiwan because of the large number of troops already concentrating in Fujian Province.
- One of the stages in next Sunday's Mayo Stages Rally will be concentrated in the Rathnamagh / Moygownagh area.
- But for the moment, Prebys knows she has to proceed worker-by-worker, so she concentrates all her attention on Guillen.
- Punta Banda is not a large estuary, and during falling tides most of the Western Sandpipers concentrate at one area.
- Instead, resources are to be concentrated in the population density areas of greater Dublin with smaller investment recommended for Cork and Limerick.
- The island's population is concentrated in the city and its suburbs.
- Population and employment are more concentrated in Dublin and therefore childcare is a salient issue for more people.
- ‘Beads focus and concentrate esthetic attention,’ we learned from Nest's Joseph Holtzman.
- Hence, the STF had shifted its focus and concentrated mainly on winning the faith and confidence of tribals.
- Shiites constitute 60 percent of Iraq's population and are heavily concentrated in the southern part of the country.
- Confederate snipers took advantage of their positions atop Willis Hill to pick off the unlucky Federal troops concentrating at the edge of Fredericksburg.
- In a two-day battle, Radetzky concentrated 33,000 troops, took Custoza with the bayonet, and crushed the Piedmontese army.
- More than a third of the capital's cinemas are concentrated in central London.
- Given that minority ethnic groups comprise around 10% of the population and are concentrated in urban areas, the statistic itself is not that shocking.
- At the bottom the principal colors are violet, green, and ocher; they are strongly concentrated in relatively large masses which together form a kind of oval.
- South Australia's population is heavily concentrated in the Adelaide metropolitan area.
- And, in a strange, twisted way, I'm grateful that my twinges and aches and creakings seem often enough to concentrate all together on a single day.
- Rather, focus on Robben Island concentrates attention onto the larger tragedies of race and politics in the continent of Africa.
- However, since the Korean immigrant population is concentrated in a few metropolitan areas in the United States, we do not include geography as a variable.
- The first is that India's Muslim population is concentrated in a few States - 36 per cent reside in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
- Until recently, Niger's facilities for treating AIDS were concentrated in the capital.
- Dr O'Flanagan said the STI problem was shared across Europe and tended to be concentrated in capital cities.
- The suburban office market in Dublin will continue to lag this year, with letting activity concentrated primarily in city centre locations.
- The benefits of colonoscopy are concentrated in a small segment of the population and are invisible in the aggregate statistics on longevity.
2.2(increase strength of)concentrar
- It can digest the mineral pyrite to extract sulphur, and in the process it concentrates gold within the mineral into tiny grains.
- These species depend upon a network of blood vessels to concentrate oxygen in their swim bladder.
- Magmas concentrate metals, and magma fluids traveling into the surrounding wall rock plant the seeds for mineral growth.
- While trying to conserve water the kidney concentrates these drugs thus compounding their toxicity.
- If the anhydrous form is being prepared, the solution is then concentrated to remove the water and crystallized.
- Conodonts from sand were concentrated using a saturated solution of sodium polytungstate.
- Through time, as the quartz is eroded away, the gold is concentrated as nuggets and dust in streams and erosional plains.
- Due to the low amount of protein in grape flesh it was necessary to concentrate protein in extracts by acetone precipitation.
- Distillation is a useful method for concentrating liquids from a solution.
- To make crack cocaine, ordinary cocaine is concentrated by heating the drug in a baking soda paste until the water evaporates.
- The C4 plants concentrate carbon dioxide levels prior to the Calvin cycle through the Hatch-Slack pathway.
- Ultrafiltration devices used for concentrating protein were obtained from Fisher as were Slide-A-Lyzer dialysis cassettes.
- Even where the reservoir is a fractured source rock, some internal flow of oil is involved in concentrating the oil to form an accumulation.
- This process, called supergene enrichment, can concentrate silver into exceedingly rich deposits at depth.
- Paint blisters caused by outside water are usually concentrated around joints and the end grain of wood.
- To improve the recovery rate, the mother liquor is concentrated and recycled, and is once again put into contact with an anion-exchange resin and a fresh solution containing crude a-APE.
- Darkening of the urine is most noticeable in the morning, either because the urine is more concentrated or there is increased hemolysis at night.
- It was first used in the gaskets and valves needed to concentrate Uranium 235 and resist the highly corrosive uranium hexaflouride gas.
- Japanese investigators have discovered that plastics can concentrate hydrophobic chemicals a millionfold.
- Treatment with water pills in post-menopausal women will concentrate uric acid and result in gout.
1(focus attention)(person) concentrarse(talks) centrarseI can't concentrate in here — aquí no me puedo concentrar
- to concentrate on sth/-ing
- the talks will concentrate on this problem — las conversaciones se centrarán en este problema
- concentrate on the main problem/on getting this finished — concéntrate en el problema principal/en terminar esto
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