In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1converso masculineconversa feminineconvert (from sth) to sth — converso (de algo) a algo
- we have become converts to solar energy — nos hemos convertido en partidarios del uso de la energía solar
- Soon after, I became an enthusiastic convert to the right.
- I do not speak, therefore, as one who comes from the ranks of the teetotalers, one who has never been tainted, nor am I a recent convert to the anti-drink brigade.
- Paul, an early convert to Christianity, preached mainly to Gentiles outside Palestine.
- In 1625, Elizabeth Cary returned to London, and she became a high-profile convert to Roman Catholicism in 1626.
- If you're a convert to organic produce, you're not alone.
- Laurel herself was an early convert to all things digital after winning a computer (of sorts) at age 12.
- As a convert to Orthodox Christianity - and, while she'd deny it, something of a mystic - Maggie believed in the sanctity of God's creation.
- His analysis is sufficiently persuasive to make me a convert to numerology.
- A girl of my age declaring herself a convert to any religion is sure to raise eyebrows.
- Like many financial advisers, he has a strong entrepreneurial streak and pursues his ideas with the eye-popping zeal of a convert to a new religion.
- I've tasted them because I am a convert to Atkins.
- Steve's a really interesting guy and a convert to the Faith to boot!
- As a teen-age convert to serious Christianity, I was a puritanical zealot.
- Researchers also believe the king was an early convert to Christianity after a silver spoon, probably imported from the east, engraved with a cross and Latin wording was found.
- In 1918 he became a convert to the Bahai faith and much of his subsequent work was inspired by an interest in Oriental art and thought.
- My father was a great wrestler before he became a convert to Christianity.
- I am a late convert to, and somewhat sceptical of, the notion of seeking a greater degree of fitness by using weights and machines.
- My being a Catholic convert to Islam helped her to relate to the religion, though she already knew some things about it.
- James is a convert to Islam and made his first Hajj pilgrimage in 2003.
- It is very rare to see a Muslim in such a union convert to Hinduism.
1(building) remodelar(building) reformar(vehicle) transformarto convert sth into sth — convertir / transformar algo en algo
- the church has been converted into a museum — la iglesia ha sido convertida / transformada en un museo
- these panels convert the sunlight into electricity — estas placas convierten la luz solar en electricidad
- they live in a converted barn — viven en un granero convertido en vivienda
- Most of the vitamin A in chicory comes from beta carotene, a cancer-fighting carotenoid that your body converts to vitamin A.
- But the king chose to stay at his palaces and the building was converted into the state guest house for the President, Vice-President and other dignitaries.
- Using transliteration to convert Arabic phonetics into English proved difficult to standardize.
- They emphasised they had no problem with residents extending their houses or converting their garages for family rather than commercial reasons.
- A wireless phone's main function is converting human speech into digital signals and back again.
- Across the city they are being targeted by property developers keen to convert the buildings into plush new flats.
- They have already started work converting the mill buildings into apartments.
- A day nursery in Wimbledon is set to expand after being given permission to convert a listed office building to house more children and its teacher training school.
- This paramilitary-industrial complex converts the rhetoric and conceptualization of fear into an economic reality.
- On a computer, they usually are written by typing words phonetically in Roman letters, then using special software to convert them to characters.
- When you eat, your body converts food into glucose (blood sugar), which gives energy to your cells.
- Players insert a barcode into the machine which scans it and converts it into a character, who is then put into action in the fight game.
- When one listened to it totally and did not translate it nor convert it into an idea, something tremendous happened.
- The owner plans to convert the building into apartments.
- He said it was planned to make 75,000 sq ft of office space available by converting existing buildings such as the hospital's kitchens and other service areas.
- It does so by drawing on its store of glucose, which it converts to lactic acid.
- We cannot convert everything electronically and transmit them through the Internet, can we?
- After 70 years the building was converted into a luxury hotel while keeping in mind every aspect of its architectural integrity.
- In 1910, the pensioners were moved out of London to the country and the building was converted into a museum.
- Bellway wants to convert the historic mill building into apartments and build other houses and flats making a total of 80 homes on the site.
- How can the program be converted into transmission without power?
- In other words, the bone marrow-derived cells are not converted into functioning muscle fibre.
- The report also recommended that the college work with local landlords to discuss possibly converting those buildings into campus housing.
- Plans to convert an old factory building into 12 homes hit a setback on Monday amid opposition from residents.
- The transmitter converts acoustic energy (the sound of your voice vibrating the diaphragm) into electrical energy.
- The church wanted to convert the empty building to provide facilities including a conference centre, exhibition hall, career training facilities, a place of worship, a library and a crèche.
- Like any traveling circus, she converts the sidewalk into a stage, cannily positioning herself for maximum visibility within a sea of pedestrians.
- The work will involve building two new campuses for primary and special needs education, a new senior school, and converting an existing building.
- Last year residents objected to an application for general retail use which they feared would result in the building being converted into a supermarket.
- Such information will have to be converted into a functional meteorological package.
- Later many of these buildings were converted into cinemas and by the early 1900s cinematography was becoming widespread.
- To achieve these effects viscous fibres function by converting the small intestine into a storage organ for the slow release of glucose to the portal circulation.
- The phenotype was converted back to that characteristic of a wild-type strain, showing that the injected DNA contained the normal gene.
- This is the point where local intermediaries, on the web or on the ground, can read, translate, and convert the information into content that is relevant to the local context.
- Patients with low levels of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A, were 21 times more likely to be HIV-positive.
- For the ex-president there is also the part of his personality that hungers to convert enemies into friends, critics into colleagues.
- Mr Clarke challenged the suggestion that it would be too difficult to convert the building to a new purpose at this stage.
- At former ADC sites, the radars have been removed and the facilities have been converted to perform new functions.
- The old school was empty for a while before its separate buildings were converted (back, in one case) into houses.
- Receiving an eviction notice-their apartment building was converted into a cooperative - added to the couple's stress.
2.1(exchange)to convert sth into sth — convertir algo en algo
- to convert securities into real estate — convertir valores en bienes inmuebles
- Congress wished to prevent using depreciation to convert ordinary income into capital gains.
- This meant that the governments could no longer meet the demands to convert the local currency into the foreign currency at the pegged rate.
- Since withdrawals from such plans are fully taxed, you might wind up converting tax-free dividends into taxable income.
- Banks will still accept Irish currency after this date, but you may be charged a fee for converting the money.
- A single-share investment in 1995 will have increased to 1.3 shares as dividends were converted into more shares.
- Some of the Irish money was converted into sterling and is believed to have been smuggled back into the country, the sources said.
- And transaction costs for converting money into other EMU currencies are set to fall, in some cases substantially.
- His lap grand total is 2,927 lengths of the pool, which converts to 40.65 miles.
- Many apparently converted their money hoards or business activities to dollars.
- At the moment it's compulsory to convert your pension pot into an annuity by the age of 75 to give you an income throughout retirement.
- In addition, are these profits being converted into cash or are they being sucked up by items like capital expenditure?
- Forward contracts guarantee that a company will be able to convert a specified sum of money (either into or out of a foreign currency) on a certain date.
- In such circumstances your bank will have converted the payment to pounds before posting it to your account.
- Indeed, if the currency were floated, it might well decline as Chinese convert their domestic currency holdings into dollars.
- For some investors, the small spread may not justify the costs and risks associated with converting currencies to buy and sell foreign shares.
- Interest accrued on the debt is also converted into common shares.
- A weak foreign currency reduces the amount of money investors receive when the foreign currency is converted.
- Argentinians have bad memories of a similar move in the late 1980s that led to their savings being converted into government bonds.
- Dollar bank deposits were converted into pesos at an artificially low exchange rate, and import permits were implemented on all goods.
- Also card issuers generally apply a foreign exchange loading on top of tourist foreign exchange rates for converting the currency.
2.2(change)convertirto convert sth into / to sth — convertir algo a/en algo
- to convert pounds into kilos — convertir libras a / en kilos
3(cause to change view)convertirto convert sb to sth — convertir a algn a algo
- a converted Jew/Communist — un judío/comunista converso
- he converted us to the idea — nos convenció de la idea
- My beliefs are my own and I do not need to convert you.
- She converted Kelly to the religion, which was founded in Baghdad in 1863 by the Iranian notable Baha'u'llah.
- The social gospel failed miserably to convert men or to reform churches.
- This intense desire to convert people to the Baptist faith encouraged other Baptists.
- It would raise the poor and the downtrodden, not to convert people to a belief but to help all people become happy and free in both body and mind.
- Relax, the aliens are still some time away from converting us to their religion.
- We shall not manifest our religion publicly nor convert anyone to it.
- The belief that civil disobedience succeeded by converting the opponent was perhaps a misconception, one held by Gandhi himself.
- This is not about converting the people that are already with you.
- But, if you want to convince or convert me, you'll have to use powerful, yet easily understandable, intellectual arguments.
- Do Buddhists try to actively convert people to their religion?
- Joseph's words did not convert me on the spot, but they shook my beliefs to the roots, because they chimed so convincingly with the evidence that I saw around me.
- Julia finds a new lover, Doctor Channard, and converts him to her faith.
- No attempt is made to convince or convert people of other faiths to Hindu faith.
- When you accept government funds, I don't think that it the place to try to convert people either to a religious persuasion or a religious ideal.
- How can a denomination prevent its members even from interacting with those of other denominations and, at the same time, also claim the right to convert people of other faiths into its own fold?
- In the film, Carina talks about those who use their faith to intimidate or convert other people.
- I don't think there is any danger of it converting me to religion, or to the power of prayer.
- I'm far too liberal a person in my thinking to want to convert people.
- Indeed, he may even show a new fervor about convincing and converting other people to his view.
4Sport(try/penalty) transformar(try/penalty) convertirhe didn't convert the try — no transformó / no convirtió los dos puntos
- Jonathon scored and converted a try and kicked a penalty.
- Rea kept on converting those chances to scores.
- Rob Liley kicked a penalty goal and converted a try scored by number 8, Mike Brooks.
- In some respects, teams are almost penalized for converting first downs in the two-minute drill because it just takes that much longer to get the next play off.
- The team converted the extra point attempt and had a 7-0 lead at the half.
- At that time the West Midland side were developing the pattern that has seen them improve dramatically but were still poor at converting their chances.
- He converted the spotkick to put Spurs ahead and then provided the pass for Steffen Iversen to make it 2-0.
- He converted his own try and kicked a penalty three minutes later to give his side a half-time lead of 13-10 that would have seemed remarkable ten minutes earlier.
- He kicked 42 and 37-yard field goals and converted all four touchdowns.
- The offense must convert third downs, allowing the defense to stay fresh.
- Kevin Lockett is sure-handed and can convert third downs.
- If you're pouring forward but you can't convert the chances you create, the likelihood is that you're going to end up on the wrong end of the scoreline.
- The Texans failed twice to force a fourth down in the drive, as Harrington converted both third-and-long opportunities with first down passes.
- Brooks continued his uncanny ability to convert third downs in the clutch.
- After blocking a punt which they converted into an easy touchdown, the Texans drew the score to 10-7 and had momentum on their side.
- Montgomery converted the try and then kicked two long-range penalties to make the score 23-7 with 18 minutes left in the match.
- That resulted in problems converting third downs and sustaining long drives.
- Hansen added the goal and then converted his own try to make it 28-0.
(appropriate)(property) apropiarse indebidamente
1(change into)to convert into / to sth — convertirse / transformarse en algo
- She also loves the ease with which her hard work converts to money here.
- If unconditional, it converts to dogma, which is incompatible with intellectual honesty.
- In the body, it converts to testosterone, which women need to have a sex drive.
- It is the first international airline to offer a seat that converts to a fully flat bed at the touch of a button.
- However, if you have a bassinet that converts to a change table, this is one piece of baby furniture you won't have to buy.
- When the sun's unobstructed rays hit the outside surface of your windows, the light immediately converts to heat as it passes through the window.
- You get limousines at both ends and, on board, a private leather armchair that converts to a bed.
- When needed, the sunroom can host a small band, and the backyard hot tub converts to a stage.
- It converts to R2,47 trillion, or the whole South African budget, including protection services, education, health and welfare, for about six years.
- ‘Testosterone converts to estrogen in the brain’ she says, noting that related studies are under way.
- It converts to one or other of the liquid crystalline phases above 10°C.
- What that converts to in this country is around 2,000 who are coping with arthritis.
- When you do, the moisture in the kernel converts to steam and expands, creating pressure that pushes against the hull.
- Sulphur converts to sulphuric acid with the help of bacteria in the soil but this takes time depending on factors like the presence of bacteria, texture of the soil and moisture levels.
- It converts to a side bag with a shoulder strap for business oriented occasions.
- This is because it converts to a hands-free carrying strap.
2Politics Religionconvertirseto convert to sth — convertirse a algo
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