In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1conversarto converse on / about sth — conversar sobre/acerca de algo
- We had no trouble conversing with one another and before I knew it we were at the restaurant.
- You know, just by conversing, you can really learn a lot about a person.
- As we stood there conversing in this manner, a crowd gathered around to listen.
- Speaking in one voice emphasises the importance of listening when conversing.
- The least we all can do is to keep observing, thinking and conversing.
- They were, as usual, conversing loudly, but I somehow managed to drown them out in my sleep.
- Tom said that he came across the idea while conversing with Fred at his door.
- The lounge had a welcoming, roaring fire and the notes of the piano rose above the sound of guests conversing over Martinis.
- As the lads chatted and conversed in overwhelmed joy, Maria sat in a plastic chair, near the corner of the room.
- For the two weeks we were there, it seemed like we were constantly conversing.
- It would be fair to say that, while we conversed amicably for what was a very long session, our views on international politics were not in accord.
- There is a lack of basic etiquette while conversing over mobile phones.
- Soon millions of people were conversing across the oceans, often without knowing it.
- After conversing quite frequently for a few more days, Mark sent a missive requesting we meet up for a few beers with his man.
- So there we were, none of us native French speakers, conversing in the one non-native language which we all shared.
- Ten minutes later while I was conversing with my client, I felt a tap on my shoulder.
- He'd seated himself at our table conversing with some of the revelers when I joined the group.
- I ate lunch with them daily as we conversed about various issues occurring in the United States.
- It was a social evening with a high turnout of regulars mixing, mingling and conversing.
- The rain thundered down for the rest of our meal, and we had to stay in the garage conversing in shouts and sitting in near darkness.
1the converse — lo contrario / lo opuesto
- I believe the converse to be true — pienso que sucede lo contrario / lo opuesto
- Unfortunately for translators, and for readers of Goethe unfamiliar with German, the converse is also true: the poetry of the German language is of the essence of Goethe.
- Our interest in this problem began with the search for a converse to this statement.
- It is healthy for democracy, though the converse is also true; over-concentration of ownership in too few hands is bad for democracy.
- It's actually a bit more complex than that because moral facts are partly dependent on physical facts, but the converse is not true.
- The converse is true: When a robot is particularly unhumanoid, we seem to find it all the more ‘alive’.
- The present paper is concerned with the converse: situations in which actions influence the perception of stimuli.
- Then, I realized, the converse must also be true: Whatever I don't have, I don't need.
- They say politics makes strange bedfellows, but the converse may also be true.
- For example, it is possible for a female spectator to be addressed, as it were, ‘in the masculine’, and the converse is presumably also true.
- The converse is equally true: the Divine draws on the frameworks familiar to each individual in calling him or her toward itself.
- The converse is also true: An unstable East Timor would be detrimental to Indonesia.
- The converse is also true: when we do not understand how our mind works, the practice becomes difficult, if not impossible.
- The converse may well be true - wrongdoing on the part of the recipient may strengthen a claim for relief - but it does not follow that the absence of wrongdoing means that an injunction should not be granted.
- It is easy to understand the strong feelings of smokers who feel victimized by the anti-smoking sentiments of the majority, sadly the converse is not true.
- But the converse is also true: a single physiological experience may be symptomatic of a number of different emotions.
- But the converse can be true, as well: Sport sometimes puts supposedly life-and-death matters in perspective.
- But, then, the converse is also true: the Irish were good to America.
- Clearly, there are people who are happier looking at the history of astrology and the philosophy behind it than actually sitting down with clients and doing charts - and people for whom the converse is true.
- Importantly, however, the converse does not hold true.
- The converse held true for two additional teaching methods, designing/revising a course and preparing effective lesson plans.
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