In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(restriction)toque de queda masculineto be under (a) curfew — estar bajo toque de queda
- Today it is still heavily guarded, with numerous checkpoints and a nighttime curfew.
- He was posted in the marketplace area of the city, enforcing the curfew.
- The lists of candidates, their names and manifestos, were all but invisible and a strict curfew was imposed.
- He took full 24 hours before doing so and clamping curfew in some areas.
- We saw them lifting an overnight curfew that had been in place also since April when the old regime fell.
- Police introduced an overnight curfew on Thursday in Colombo and have tightened security measures throughout city.
- There is normally a 7pm - 7am curfew and prisoners are monitored with an electronic tagging device.
- The standoff ceased with the advent of the midnight curfew.
- He gets half way across town before the cop patrolling his neighborhood pulls him over for curfew violation.
- All exits from the city were totally blocked from the morning and an indefinite curfew was imposed from 6pm.
- He enforced strict rules: a nightly curfew and a mandate to earn top grades in high school.
- There was an overnight curfew and a requirement to report twice a day to the authorities.
- All she needed was a midnight curfew and glass slippers and she would be set.
- As with many parks around the city, a midnight curfew is imposed.
- He was given a conditional sentence, which avoids jail time, but enforces daily curfews in his home.
- Ever since I broke curfew, I showed no promise of learning my lesson.
- Police are also patrolling the city and have slapped a night-time curfew on the city.
- Together they agree to break the curfew to show me how people are coping.
- They arrested something like 300 people last night for curfew violations.
- Youth justices put him under a three-month nightly curfew and on a nine-month supervision order aimed at tackling his alcoholism.
2(deadline)toque de queda masculinethey went out after curfew — salieron después del toque de queda
- My curfew was usually midnight, but not for dates.
- The neighbours, he recalls, allowed him to play until a daily curfew of 10 pm.
- ‘Yes,’ he said softly, nuzzling the back of her neck as the final bell rang in the distance, marking curfew.
- Her parents had given her a curfew of midnight, so she had heaps of time.
- Your curfew is at midnight unless otherwise noted.
- And even if I returned past the curfew, my parents didn't mind too much.
- Do you remember how mad they were when we were an hour past curfew last year?
- You remember the feeling: You had a midnight curfew, but your friends were free to roam wild until dawn.
- It was past my curfew and I could tell that I looked panicked because of the face Jake was making.
- The camp compensated by making a later curfew for those on time off.
- He had regained her trust the night before, after telling her of numerous time that she had let him back into the boarding house when he had returned after curfew.
- He walks further until one o'clock in the morning (past the curfew for apprentices) and ends up in the graveyard in Copp's Hill.
- By that time, the male was already at his home, having managed to cook up an excuse for breaking the midnight curfew.
- When Mom and Dad are home, our curfew is midnight.
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