In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mountain/country/empire) conquistar(enemy/rival) vencerthe conquering army — el ejército victorioso
- he conquered her heart — conquistó su corazón
- she was unable to conquer her fear of flying — fue incapaz de vencer / superar el miedo a viajar en avión
- love conquers all — el amor todo lo vence
- Until now, we have read this history as a hero story in which the clever human lineage triumphantly conquers the world.
- He recalls how he first conquered the holy mountain.
- By controlling the countryside, they conquered the towns.
- It took a week to conquer the summit from base camp during a two-month expedition.
- We were unwilling to waste energy conquering the high peak.
- He seems much less concerned with conquering territory than with exerting what might be termed feudal control over his neighbours.
- To conquer this peak one has to climb on rock and ice.
- It would be a tough climb, near impossible, but I felt real faith that I could conquer the mountain.
- In 1393, the town was conquered by the Ottoman army and burned to the ground.
- The early expeditioners, who climbed in Norfolk jackets and nailed boots, believed their only obstacle to conquering the mountain was getting at it.
- The ego's perverted version of this noble drive is the desire for power and control, the urge to conquer the world.
- Sometimes, conquering the capital city isn't the only way to bring about a victory.
- Let's just say that it sounds like the concern was for nothing since the ladies conquered the mountain like champs.
- This is the oldest quarter of Granada, the haven to which the Moors fled when the Christians conquered the city, and for centuries it was the poorest.
- Little in our history prepares us to administer conquered territories.
- Until that point, the action has centred on two mountaineers who have come adrift from each other after conquering a peak never climbed before (or since - this is a true story).
- Many attempt to climb this mountain but the climb is steep and on loose scree; to be physically fit and have a real desire to climb is essential to conquer this small mountain.
- Another Dark Lord has risen to conquer the world.
- Traditional Chinese medicine is destined to conquer the world.
- Once his home territories were settled, Alexander set out to conquer new territory.
- The life and early death of the soldier king who won his first battles at 16, conquered the known world in his twenties and died at 32 should make for gripping audiovisual entertainment.
- Differential pay rates and the prospect of becoming a professional salaried officer encouraged ambition; estates in newly conquered territories were a final reward.
- Without stopping they had conquered an awesome mountain 20 minutes faster than the experts expect serious cyclists to complete the challenge.
- A Scottish doctor has died in a climbing accident on Mont Blanc, moments after fulfilling his dream to conquer the mountain.
- Be ready to come home exhausted, having given it your all for three straight weeks and possibly still not conquered the summit.
- A country which once conquered the commercial world now fails to make the most of the global market place.
- You begin with a starbase and a couple of other structures and ships, and must collect resources to build massive strike forces to conquer an area of space.
- It would seem that at least one Scottish filmmaker has conquered another mountain.
- It speaks, you could say, for much in the accelerated world where we speed between continents and think we have conquered both space and time.
- Based on a true story, it recalls how two ambitious mountaineers set out to conquer a previously unclimbed peak in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.
- He doesn't have to wrestle a bear, conquer a mountain or solve the theory of relativity.
- According to them it was God's own destiny for them to conquer the entire continent to bring it under the U.S. control.
- I was born in the Fifties when the mountain was conquered.
- I learned that you never really conquer a mountain; you are just blessed to spend time on one.
- After a while, there is no point trying to conquer the place, and the soldiers go home, leaving a force of a few men who are soon integrated into the country.
- She was one of those astonishing Victorian women who conquered mountains and crossed scorching deserts corseted in whalebone and steel, sporting smart designer tweeds and improbable hats.
- The expedition, that was flagged off on Thursday, will start the climb this week-end and have 15 days to conquer the peak.
- James always had his sights set firmly on conquering the mountain and prior to the climb the spirited and adventuresome youngster trained for five weeks in the Commeragh mountains.
- Capital is conquering the world, making the earth a gigantic cesspool of exploitation.
- I have to say that I am quite happy relying on theirs, and the guidebooks description, and have no urge to come back to conquer the place.
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