In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(unit of time)día masculineI saw her two days ago — la vi hace dos días
- take the pills twice a day — tómese las pastillas dos veces al día
- a three-day-old chick — un pollito de tres días
- three days out of port — a tres días del puerto
- he's arriving in two days / in two days' time — llega dentro de dos días
- Earlier this month he spent ten days in the city which will host this year's Olympics in August.
- I love him dearly but could never contemplate having to live with him twenty four hours a day seven days a week every day of the year.
- They can last for days, weeks or months and vary from mild to severe.
- Their spouses always complain about not seeing them for days, months or even years.
- His last visitors had been more than a month ago, thirty-two days to be precise.
- It will take the next few days, months and years for the families to try to recover from this.
- We then compared the total numbers of patients on each day of each lunar month.
- The years, months, days, hours drift by, and you can hear it getting louder.
- He was jailed for six months and 14 days and banned from driving for two years.
- Seeing that tomorrow is the first day of another month I must make some real resolutions for February.
- The workshops will run for one and a half hours five days a week for one month at a time.
- The decisions made in the first minutes, days and months will shape it for years to come.
- Each post carries a salary of £7,931 a year for a commitment of two days a month.
- Migraines tend to occur at intervals; there may be days, weeks or months between attacks.
- There ought to be twenty-nine days in every month, not just leap year Februaries.
- She received physiotherapy treatments for her back five days a week for a three month period.
- Why should people have to suffer their last days, months or even years on Earth in pain and misery?
- There is a consensus now among the war planners that the war may take months, not days or weeks.
- She had been back for a total of two months and five days and already she was a target.
- The appeals process took a total of seven years, one month, and fifteen days.
2(daylight hours)día masculinethe longest day of the year — el día más largo del año
- all day — todo el día
- come on, we haven't got all day! — ¡vamos! ¡que no tenemos todo el día!
- we traveled by day or during the day — viajamos durante el / de día
- we went to the beach for the day — fuimos a pasar el día a la playa
- Even the diffused light of a cloudy day provides enough energy to produce a current.
- Some days, it's hard to even raise my head from under the duvet as I lie in my favourite foetal position, warm and safe.
- By day I was glued to my walkman, walking round in a daze listening to the show.
- This is the first day with light winds which would mean a longer roll out on the cart.
- By day we chase the enemy back four trenches; by night they send us down to the sea.
- Now she works at an administrative job by day but is a filmmaker at night and on the weekends.
- Alphaeus had now fully risen, and was lighting the cloudless day with ease.
- By day the sunshine and palm trees can make it seem like paradise, a true City of Angels.
- By day, it's a video gallery, with tall white walls, a huge dome and a giant blue ball.
- Then, he headed for Egypt and saw the whole country in two weeks, travelling by night, exploring by day.
- By day he works as the personal assistant for the boss of a haulage firm.
- Fires should not be lit on a windy day because wind-driven sparks and hot ash can start blazes elsewhere.
- By day, it would reveal a planet as awesomely beautiful and abundant in natural wealth as ever.
- Moths bob around in balls of phosphorescent light, and the day's heat emanates from the ground.
3.1(point in time)día masculinewhat day is (it) today? — ¿qué día es hoy?
- every day — todos los días
- every other day — un día sí y un día no
- (on) the day they left — el día que se fueron
- the day before — el día anterior
- (on) the following day — al día siguiente
- with each day that passes — cada día que pasa
- from that day on(ward) — desde aquel día
- from this day on(ward) — de hoy / de ahora en adelante
- from that day forth — desde aquel día
- to this day, he can't forgive her — hasta el día de hoy, no se lo perdona
- it's (just) been one of those days — ha sido un día de aquí te espero
- did you have a good/bad day? — ¿te fue bien/mal hoy?
- have a good / nice day! — ¡que le vaya bien!
- on a good day we can cover 20 miles — cuando todo va bien podemos llegar a hacer 20 millas
- what a day! — ¡vaya día!
- as naked as the day he/she was born — como Dios lo/la trajo al mundo
- (spend whole day) to make a day of it — quedarse todo el día
- (make memorable) they have decided to make a day of it, and travel first class — han decidido que un día es un día y viajarán en primera
- another day, another dollar — la vida sigue su curso
- These are large meetings convened by the Council to focus on some strategic concerns of the day.
- They feature a wide diversity of opinion concerning the war and other social and political issues of the day.
- The festival provides an opportunity for people to connect with important science of the day.
3.2(specified day, date)día masculineit's rent day — es el día del alquiler
- it's her day for going to the bank — hoy le toca ir al banco
3.3(working day)jornada femininedía masculinewe work an 8-hour day — nuestra jornada laboral es de ocho horas
- she is paid by the day — le pagan por día(s)
- to take a day off (from) work — tomarse un día libre
- With the glass empty, Australians will hand over power to ensure a beer after a hard day's work.
- It is an excellent way to spend a chilly evening and a great way to wind down after a hard day.
- The workers' last paycheck only paid them through noon of their final day on the job.
- A night out was just the tonic I needed after three whole days of hard work.
- His pride got the better of him and he agreed - on condition that she did his job for a day.
- I'm based in Naas but travel throughout the day in my job so have to move around a lot.
- Besides the regulars, there are some who come here to relax especially after a hard day.
- We have had two hard days on the water and I have come nearly to the limit of my endurance.
- We had also put in some hard days in training and in planning for the game.
- They have to be content with a few hundred rupees after a hard day's labour at sea.
- He denied he had been nervous and said it had just been a hard day.
- After a hard day at the office they couldn't possibly be expected to cook for themselves, could they?
- Down on the farm my job for the day is to feed the pot-bellied pigs.
- My last day in this job is rapidly approaching and I think I have the perfect itinerary planned.
- The captain has had a hard day with no break and is ready to eat and relax a little.
- Doesn't every footballer need to slip into something more comfortable after a hard day on the pitch?
- Working eight-hour days, it has been hard for the cast to stay focused and nerves do occasionally fray.
- The warm water is lovely and relaxing - and guaranteed to remove the stresses and strains of a hard day.
- By the end of the first day all my hard work was repaid in smiles, memories and new friends.
- While it might be dark before we get home from work now, at least there'll be light to start the day.
4(indefinite time)it's not every day you get an opportunity like this — una oportunidad así no se te presenta todos los días
- the day will come when I'll be vindicated — llegará el día en el que se me haga justicia
5.1(period of time)día masculineup to the present day — hasta el día de hoy
- the happiest days of her life — los días más felices de su vida
- in days gone by — antaño
- in days to come — en días venideros
- in days of old — antaño
- in olden days — antaño
- in the days of King Henry — en tiempos del rey Enrique
- in King Henry's day — en tiempos del rey Enrique
- in those days — en aquella época
- my dancing/singing days are over — mis días de bailarín/cantante han quedado atrás
- it's early days yet — aún es pronto
- As we think back to days gone by, we tend to focus on certain sounds, smells or tastes.
- I believe similar blood flows in the veins of men and women such as flowed in the veins of the martyrs in days gone by.
- Horses should not be just something from days gone by, but part of the future.
- Far more widespread is the network of close friendships, often going back to university days or previous jobs.
- The old forge, which was very much part of rural Ireland in days gone by, is also worth viewing.
- Most of the time, he did not have the time or energy to think of days gone by.
- It remained an inside joke, loved only by aging graduates who were reminded of their student days.
- It would be a fine thing to have food prepared as it was for festive occasions in days gone by.
- It was really fun hearing about his acting days at grammar school, and hearing about teachers.
- In days gone by, you tended not to travel as far or as much as you do today.
- Staging of dramas during his school and college days helped him in facing the camera.
- With encouragement from my father, he'd spent much of his schoolboy days training at a local gym.
- The supposed twilight days of his career provided him with countless afternoons in the sun.
- The island's only stately home is a testament to the grandeur of days gone by.
- On a normal week day I had around 40 houses to deliver to and in those days a single daily paper was pretty slim.
- In days gone by, traffic wardens were known as the extra police force, for parking and traffic control.
- In days gone by we were able to explain wars in simple terms of good and evil.
- It's not far from here down to the Thames, and the river was even closer in days gone by.
- In the early days of Pete's career he dabbled with the idea of becoming a keyboard player.
- He was happy to meet the old men of the village and talk of the days gone by.
- He was a pleasant man who tended to tell horrible jokes and reminisce too much about days gone by.
- I remember in my childhood days when people believed in a multitude of signs or omens.
- It is an ancient village, a very important village in days gone by.
- There are the usual family shots, newspaper clippings, and other photos of days gone by.
- People dressed up in period costume to re-enact days gone by.
- She had many stories and recollections from days gone by.
- The staff have a thousand stories of golf stars who have stayed at the hotel in days gone by.
- In days gone by it was a refreshing experience eating at someone else's house.
- Her days as a single mother living on income support must now seem like a distant memory.
5.2(current period)the day — el día
- the burning issues of the day — los temas candentes del día
5.3(period of youth, success)día masculineshe was a beauty in her day — en su día / en sus tiempos fue una belleza
- your day will come — ya te llegará el día
- he was the leading politician of his day — en su día fue el político de mayor influencia
- Ive done a lot of different workouts in my day.
- Although he has since been mostly forgotten, South was a very prominent astronomer in his day.
5.4days plural(lifetime)días masculine
6(contest)the day is lost — todo está perdido
7daysto work days — trabajar durante el día
- I'm often out days — suelo estar fuera durante el día
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