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
- 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.
- Their spouses always complain about not seeing them for days, months or even years.
- They can last for days, weeks or months and vary from mild to severe.
- She had been back for a total of two months and five days and already she was a target.
- She received physiotherapy treatments for her back five days a week for a three month period.
- His last visitors had been more than a month ago, thirty-two days to be precise.
- He was jailed for six months and 14 days and banned from driving for two years.
- There is a consensus now among the war planners that the war may take months, not days or weeks.
- Each post carries a salary of £7,931 a year for a commitment of two days a month.
- The decisions made in the first minutes, days and months will shape it for years to come.
- The workshops will run for one and a half hours five days a week for one month at a time.
- There ought to be twenty-nine days in every month, not just leap year Februaries.
- The years, months, days, hours drift by, and you can hear it getting louder.
- Why should people have to suffer their last days, months or even years on Earth in pain and misery?
- We then compared the total numbers of patients on each day of each lunar month.
- The appeals process took a total of seven years, one month, and fifteen days.
- Seeing that tomorrow is the first day of another month I must make some real resolutions for February.
- Migraines tend to occur at intervals; there may be days, weeks or months between attacks.
- Earlier this month he spent ten days in the city which will host this year's Olympics in August.
- It will take the next few days, months and years for the families to try to recover from this.
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
- By day we chase the enemy back four trenches; by night they send us down to the sea.
- Moths bob around in balls of phosphorescent light, and the day's heat emanates from the ground.
- Then, he headed for Egypt and saw the whole country in two weeks, travelling by night, exploring by day.
- Fires should not be lit on a windy day because wind-driven sparks and hot ash can start blazes elsewhere.
- Now she works at an administrative job by day but is a filmmaker at night and on the weekends.
- This is the first day with light winds which would mean a longer roll out on the cart.
- By day, it would reveal a planet as awesomely beautiful and abundant in natural wealth as ever.
- Even the diffused light of a cloudy day provides enough energy to produce a current.
- By day I was glued to my walkman, walking round in a daze listening to the show.
- By day, it's a video gallery, with tall white walls, a huge dome and a giant blue ball.
- By day the sunshine and palm trees can make it seem like paradise, a true City of Angels.
- Alphaeus had now fully risen, and was lighting the cloudless day with ease.
- By day he works as the personal assistant for the boss of a haulage firm.
- 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.
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
- I'm based in Naas but travel throughout the day in my job so have to move around a lot.
- We had also put in some hard days in training and in planning for the game.
- While it might be dark before we get home from work now, at least there'll be light to start the day.
- The warm water is lovely and relaxing - and guaranteed to remove the stresses and strains of a hard day.
- His pride got the better of him and he agreed - on condition that she did his job for a day.
- By the end of the first day all my hard work was repaid in smiles, memories and new friends.
- 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.
- After a hard day at the office they couldn't possibly be expected to cook for themselves, could they?
- He denied he had been nervous and said it had just been a hard day.
- My last day in this job is rapidly approaching and I think I have the perfect itinerary planned.
- With the glass empty, Australians will hand over power to ensure a beer after a hard day's work.
- A night out was just the tonic I needed after three whole days of hard work.
- They have to be content with a few hundred rupees after a hard day's labour at sea.
- Besides the regulars, there are some who come here to relax especially after a hard day.
- Working eight-hour days, it has been hard for the cast to stay focused and nerves do occasionally fray.
- Doesn't every footballer need to slip into something more comfortable after a hard day on the pitch?
- We have had two hard days on the water and I have come nearly to the limit of my endurance.
- The captain has had a hard day with no break and is ready to eat and relax a little.
- Down on the farm my job for the day is to feed the pot-bellied pigs.
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
- With encouragement from my father, he'd spent much of his schoolboy days training at a local gym.
- 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.
- It would be a fine thing to have food prepared as it was for festive occasions in days gone by.
- In days gone by it was a refreshing experience eating at someone else's house.
- In days gone by we were able to explain wars in simple terms of good and evil.
- It remained an inside joke, loved only by aging graduates who were reminded of their student days.
- People dressed up in period costume to re-enact days gone by.
- He was a pleasant man who tended to tell horrible jokes and reminisce too much about days gone by.
- She had many stories and recollections from days gone by.
- I remember in my childhood days when people believed in a multitude of signs or omens.
- It was really fun hearing about his acting days at grammar school, and hearing about teachers.
- 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.
- Staging of dramas during his school and college days helped him in facing the camera.
- Her days as a single mother living on income support must now seem like a distant memory.
- 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.
- There are the usual family shots, newspaper clippings, and other photos of days gone by.
- The supposed twilight days of his career provided him with countless afternoons in the sun.
- He was happy to meet the old men of the village and talk of the days gone by.
- The staff have a thousand stories of golf stars who have stayed at the hotel in days gone by.
- The old forge, which was very much part of rural Ireland in days gone by, is also worth viewing.
- The island's only stately home is a testament to the grandeur of days gone by.
- Most of the time, he did not have the time or energy to think of days gone by.
- It is an ancient village, a very important village in days gone by.
- In days gone by, you tended not to travel as far or as much as you do today.
- In days gone by, traffic wardens were known as the extra police force, for parking and traffic control.
- As we think back to days gone by, we tend to focus on certain sounds, smells or tastes.
- On a normal week day I had around 40 houses to deliver to and in those days a single daily paper was pretty slim.
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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