In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1contentoto be content with sth — estar contento con algo
- I'm quite content with my new job — estoy muy contento con mi nuevo trabajo
- not content with raising taxes ... — no contentos con subir los impuestos ...
- he's content to look after the children — está contento cuidando a los niños
- I have been in strictly monogamous relationships and most of us are perfectly content with that.
- Not content with patenting the test, the company moved quickly to ringfence the genes themselves.
- However, it seems that Alice was quite content with carrying on with her waitressing - until Nicolas stepped in.
- But ten days ago both sides were quite content with the result, both realising that they had come perilously close to losing.
- Australia's politicians and their advisers seem very content with our present defence policies and prescriptions.
- Men are a solitary animal and are generally content with the status quo.
- And in fact she does seem more at ease with herself than I've heard she was, and very content with her life.
- I'm quite content with the knowledge that I'm paying my way through school and living comfortably.
- If you found yourself so fascinating in the first place you would not feel the need to go after anyone else and would be content sitting in and talking to yourself.
- He's quite content with the knowledge that his films aren't for everyone.
- He is quite content to let whole neighbourhoods, whole cities, indeed whole countries be submerged in crime, so long as it does not affect him personally.
- I wonder if she's given up on me, or is just quite content with her existing mass of grandchildren?
- They appeared quite content with gestural communication with the children.
- We have had the investment for only a month and we are quite content with it.
- He is generally quite content with himself and his life, and he lacks for nothing, except honor.
- Not content with continuing to sing both old roles and new in defiance of his 62 years, Domingo is preparing to embark on another new project.
- Not content with the level of safety near the river, Anne was on the phone again.
- Not content with the progress he has made with the site, Jonathan is anxious to expand and improve on what's on offer.
- Moby was quite content with a low-key musical career… until the world fell in love with an album he put together in his bedroom.
- I am quite content with my work life, I can't say I love everyone in office, because some of them I hardly know.
to content oneself
1to content oneself with sth/ -ing — contentarse / conformarse con algo/+ inf
- you'll have to content yourself with a little less to start with — para empezar te tendrás que contentar con un poco menos
1(contentment)contento masculine literary
1contents pl(of box, bottle, book)contenido masculinecontenidosthe house will be sold with its contents — la casa se venderá con todos los muebles
- she read the contents of the letter — leyó la carta
- contents 200 approx — contenido: aprox 200
- (table of) contents — (of book) índice de materias
- The search will produce a web page containing the book's table of contents, a sample chapter, and a list of the corporate sponsors.
- The book starts with a table of contents listing all 116 games.
- In addition to the guides, the online help files include a contents section, a glossary and searching capabilities.
- Chronology had to take precedence over the groupings, but the titles in these are given in the contents lists at the back of the book.
- The first is the traditional way: simply, from the table of contents at the front of the book to the appendix at the back.
- The table of contents provides major section headings that can be expanded to show subheadings and subsubheadings.
- I'll list the table of contents for that book and offer a brief overview of possible discussions in each chapter.
- Each entry lists bibliographic data and contents, along with a lengthy excerpt.
- He's continually picking one up and putting another down, shuffling between indices, tables of contents and bibliographies.
- One strike against the User's Guide is that each section has its own table of contents, rather than a master table of contents at the front of the book.
- The ‘my computer’ section lists the contents of your hard drive.
- Multiple tables of contents featuring different general subject matter make it easy to find what you need.
- Some of those books will allow you to go through the table of contents, first chapter, and index right there on your screen.
- The book begins with a standard table of contents, lists of tables and illustrations, a preface, acknowledgments, and an introduction.
- There is certainly a detailed list of contents at the front of the book, but this is not an alphabetic index.
- The phrase is used as a section heading in the book's table of contents.
- Each section begins with its own table of contents and lists chapters and subchapters of that section.
- It has no table of contents, no chapter titles or headings and no index.
- It would expand on a current program that lets shoppers read a table of contents, a first chapter or a few selected pages provided by the publishers of certain books.
- The initial table of contents briefly lists the contents of the entire book.
2.1(amount contained)contenido masculinesugar/lead content — contenido de azúcar/plomo
- before noun vitamin content — contenido vitamínico
- the silver content of the alloy — la cantidad / proporción de plata que contiene la aleación
- Even so, a steady trickle of boxes flowed through the living and dining rooms, and their contents were emptied and loaded into the new storage and display units.
- Firebugs who torched a double garage wrecked the contents, including a car and a freezer packed with food, it was revealed today.
- All orders come packaged in the eponymous brown box and wrapped in parcel paper - but their contents include a dazzling array of delights.
- I then shake the contents of my drink, and smell.
- The guild's next meeting will be on Tuesday night, April 9 and the competition is guess the contents of the parcel.
- When I do, I already know exactly what I'm looking for and can scan the contents of a shop quickly.
- He even moved to Brazil and opened a bar but drank the contents and went bust after three years.
- We all clink our champagne glasses together, drink the contents, then hurl ourselves into indiscriminate hugging and kissing.
- The contents of older capsules include a video of children walking to school, a picture of a dove of peace and an asthma inhaler, among other things.
- It also included the contents of several trust funds she inherited.
- He ripped the bag out of her hands and ran off with the contents, which included cash and various credit and bank cards.
- The contents include news snippets, important addresses in New Delhi, trade news, a Learn Russian column and a children's corner.
- For sale with all its contents included, this apartment also comes with a parking space.
- One of the soldiers dumps the contents of my pack onto the dirt and starts rummaging through my stuff.
- The contents included a new American-style silver fridge, white daisy fairy lights and gas lamp.
- Inevitably as we pack the remaining contents of my condo the boxes of photos had to surface.
- Beelzebubus III drank the contents of every single blender.
- Christina had crawled off of her bed and packed a bag to take with her, its contents including enough money to return to Los Angeles.
- We set off with a springing step - me particularly - as I had left most of the contents of my small pack at the hut.
- There's a still silence as they examine the contents which include pen, stickers, balloons, magnets and a few chocolate bars.
- Fish contains plenty of cholesterol and fat, only it is slightly lower than the cholesterol content in beef and chicken.
- Also, because of its low fat content, they are considered the most digestible and least likely to bring about sickness.
- Besides, the fat content was too low for long-term use.
- Eat meals with a low fat content, and avoid coffee, chocolate, milk, alcohol, nicotine and tomatoes.
- Course content focuses on natural resource issues and applications for solving environmental problems.
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