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
- A girl of my age declaring herself a convert to any religion is sure to raise eyebrows.
- It is very rare to see a Muslim in such a union convert to Hinduism.
- Soon after, I became an enthusiastic convert to the right.
- I am a late convert to, and somewhat sceptical of, the notion of seeking a greater degree of fitness by using weights and machines.
- I've tasted them because I am a convert to Atkins.
- Paul, an early convert to Christianity, preached mainly to Gentiles outside Palestine.
- Steve's a really interesting guy and a convert to the Faith to boot!
- If you're a convert to organic produce, you're not alone.
- My father was a great wrestler before he became a convert to Christianity.
- Laurel herself was an early convert to all things digital after winning a computer (of sorts) at age 12.
- In 1625, Elizabeth Cary returned to London, and she became a high-profile convert to Roman Catholicism in 1626.
- My being a Catholic convert to Islam helped her to relate to the religion, though she already knew some things about it.
- As a teen-age convert to serious Christianity, I was a puritanical zealot.
- 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.
- 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.
- James is a convert to Islam and made his first Hajj pilgrimage in 2003.
- 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.
- His analysis is sufficiently persuasive to make me a convert to numerology.
- 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.
1(building) remodelar(building) reformar(vehicle) transformarto convert sth into sth — convertir 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
(exchange)to convert sth into sth — convertir algo en algo
- to convert securities into real estate — convertir valores en bienes inmuebles
3(change)convertirto convert sth into / to sth — convertir algo a / en algo
- to convert pounds into kilos — convertir libras a / en kilos
4(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
5Sporttransformarconvertirhe didn't convert the try — no transformó / no convirtió los dos puntos
(appropriate)(property) apropiarse indebidamente
1(change into)to convert into / to sth — convertirse / transformarse en algo
2Politics Religionconvertirseto convert to sth — convertirse a algo
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