In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine cursomasculine recorrido
- These are surface diamonds, washed along the course of rivers over millions of years.
- Hence, it is reasonable to assume that they change their orientation to more southeasterly courses along the routes.
- When cities were built close to the river, some of the streets followed the courses of the creeks and streams that fed the river.
- It is true that present-day river courses are not wholly natural.
- Alternatively, you could hire a bike and follow the course of the River Loir from Vendome to its confluence with the Sarthe.
- Ur ceased to exist in the 4th century BC, probably because the River Euphrates changed course.
- And by far the best way to enjoy it is to hire a cabin cruiser and chart a course along its winding length.
- A distant sweep of pink sand marks the course of a seasonal river, Wadi Kutum.
- At its most basic, canyoning is following a river along its course through a gulley.
- One example of this is the Huanhe Road project that is to follow the course of the Xindian River in Taipei County.
- In other areas, rivers will appear and disappear along their course as they find the easiest route to the sea.
- We took off, the bus bumping along the rough coast road, charting a course due north in the late afternoon sun.
- The sun and wind shower their might along the course of the river making their task of drying the clothes easier.
- After briefings and an exchange of stores, both ships continued their respective courses with a wave and a toot goodbye.
- The ships then maintain parallel courses while the fuel is pumped - an operation which requires a high degree of seamanship.
- Middle Head Road and Peat Road, both tracks, respectively parallel and cross the course of a Roman road.
- In other words, the flight paths of aircraft on a collision course are also shown in green.
- It has been said that the course of a winding river is just like the tortuous path life sometimes takes.
- These unknown areas were often divided by straight lines or the course of a river or a watershed.
1.2(way of proceeding)the only course open to us — el único camino que tenemos
- your best course is to say nothing — lo mejor que puedes hacer es no decir nada
1.3(progress)in the normal course of events — normalmente
- in due course — a su debido tiempo
- you'll be informed in due course — se le informará en su momento / cuando corresponda / a su debido tiempo
- in the course of time — (eventually) con el tiempo
- in / during the course of a few short weeks — en el curso de unas pocas semanas
- in the course of our conversation — en el curso / transcurso de nuestra conversación
- during the course of the interview — durante (el transcurso de) la entrevista
- it changed the course of history/events — cambió el curso de la historia/los acontecimientos
- to interfere with the course of justice — entorpecer la acción de la justicia
- to run / take its course — seguir su curso
- Labor believes that the true course for world progress lies in it being run cooperatively.
- Once respiratory or renal disease develops, the course is usually rapidly progressive.
- Secondly, Honda will push along its development over the course of a season, so it is constantly improving.
- The human race is on a course of discovering a new and unknown power hidden within.
- However, pursuit of such a course can only lead to dependency and loss of control.
- He vows to defy the logic of time and arrange the course of history according to his liking.
- How do you feel about how Irish cinema has developed over the course of your career?
- These extinctions become a problem to solve rather than the natural course of things.
- Postoperatively, the patient's course was unremarkable.
- It has characters that are compelling, sympathetic and which develop over the course of the plot.
- We'll of course be back to you if any developments occur during the course of this program.
2of course — por supuesto
- you know it, don't you? — of course! — lo sabes, ¿no? — ¡claro! / ¡desde luego! / ¡por supuesto!
- of course! why didn't I think of that? — ¡pero claro! ¿cómo no se me ocurrió?
- am I invited? — of course you are! — ¿estoy invitado? — ¡claro / desde luego / por supuesto / naturalmente que sí!
- of course not — claro que no
- what do they want? — money, of course! — ¿qué quieren? — ¡pues qué van a querer! ¡dinero!
- I'm not always right, of course — claro que no siempre tengo razón
- you know, of course, his father's dead — ya sabrás que su padre murió
- the lines are, of course, from 'Hamlet' — los versos son, claro está / naturalmente, de 'Hamlet'
3Nautical Aviationrumbo masculinetrue course — rumbo verdadero
- to plot a course — trazar el plan de vuelo
- to set course for — poner rumbo a
- the plane had gone off course — el avión se había desviado de su rumbo
- the project is on course for completion — el proyecto va bien encaminado y se terminará en la fecha prevista
- to change course — cambiar de rumbo
- the party has changed course — el partido ha dado un nuevo rumbo / giro a su política
4.1(series of lessons)curso masculinea short course — un cursillo
- course in / on sth — curso de / sobre algo
- to take / do a course — hacer un curso
- to go on a course — ir a hacer un curso
- they are sending me on a course — me van a enviar a hacer un curso
- before noun course material — material de curso
- More math and reading courses for elementary school teachers were mandated.
- Because on-site attendance can be impossible for those living far away, numerous schools and educators offer distance learning courses.
- I've had students write me telling me that they used one of my courses in high school.
- The new master's program has a set curriculum with no elective courses.
- This could occur in small groups in teacher education courses or in large class discussions.
- Many of the sites offered community college credit for courses taken as part of a high school diploma.
- This information, while useful in upgrading the college courses, only indirectly affected the high school courses.
- Tibetan communities made efforts to teach more subject courses in Tibetan in primary and secondary schools.
- The figures relate to primary and secondary postgraduate teacher training courses for all subjects.
- The school's academic courses include Chinese language lessons taught by professors from China, night classes for adults, and computer lessons.
- The summer school will include courses on a range of subjects as well as outings and recreational activities.
- The center offers research fellowships, courses, lecture series, conferences, and publications.
- While aspects of the curriculum can be assessed in the written examination, courses of study in each school reflect the whole curriculum.
- Initially, the vocational training center will mainly provide training courses for vocational school teachers.
- Only dual enrollment mathematics courses taught on high school campuses are included in the study.
- The internet based company develops internet continuing education courses and distance learning on their web site, with almost all the specialties.
- Without textbooks in minority languages, schools were more likely to offer subject courses in Chinese.
- The project also will test use of the Web to provide science lab courses to high schools.
- His research shows that 82 percent of students taking distance learning courses are either local or on-campus.
- True revision is only possible if you have studied the subject conscientiously throughout your course.
4.2a course of treatment — un tratamiento
- the doctor put me on a course of antibiotics — el doctor me recetó antibióticos
- be sure to finish the course — no deje de terminar la serie / el ciclo
- A recurrence followed his initial recovery, and he needed a repeat course of treatment.
- A repeat course of antibiotics at a later date to keep the condition under control.
- First dose reactions occur after the first dose of a course of treatment and not necessarily thereafter.
- Initial treatment should be medical with a course of antibiotics of at least two weeks duration.
- Most clinical trials have used 10-to 14-day courses of antibiotic therapy.
5(part of a meal)plato masculineas a / for the first course — de entrada
- a three-course meal — una comida de dos platos y postre
(golf course)masculine hipódromofeminine pista (de carreras)campo (de golf) masculinecancha (de golf) feminine Southern Conethe race is over a course of three miles — (el circuito de) la carrera tiene un recorrido de tres millas
- to last / stay the course — (complete race) terminar la carrera
7(of bricks)hilada feminine
8Nauticalvela mayor feminine
1literary(flow swiftly)he felt the blood coursing through his veins — sentía correr la sangre por sus venas literary
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