In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(end of life)muerte femininefallecimiento masculine formalto die a natural death — morir de muerte natural
- he died a peaceful death — tuvo una buena muerte / una muerte tranquila
- the fire caused several deaths — el incendio causó varios muertos / cobró varias víctimas
- the illness can result in death — la enfermedad puede ser mortal
- death by strangulation/drowning — muerte por estrangulación/inmersión
- they were united in death — la muerte los unió
- death to the traitor! — ¡muerte al traidor!
- he was sentenced to death/to death by hanging — lo condenaron a muerte/a morir en la horca
- he was stabbed/beaten to death — lo mataron a puñaladas/golpes
- to freeze/starve to death — morirse de frío/hambre
- to bleed to death — morir desangrado
- he drank himself to death — lo mató la bebida
- as intensifier to death
- to be scared to death — estar muerto de miedo
- they're frightened to death of losing their jobs — tienen un miedo espantoso de perder el trabajo
- his mother spoiled him to death — la madre lo echó a perder con tanto mimo / lo malcrió de mala manera
- I'm worried to death — estoy preocupadísima
- as pale as death — blanco como un papel
- you look as pale as death — estás blanco como un papel
- to hang on like grim death — aferrarse con todas sus fuerzas
- to look like (grim) death — tener la cara desencajada
- It is estimated that around one fifth of all deaths in the UK are attributed to smoking.
- The other two photographs are closer, and shows many birds dead, some near death and very few still standing.
- Men who don't fear death are dead men because fearing death is part of life
- "Poor diet is the biggest cause of preventable death in this country.
- At present, we have the highest rate of premature death from heart disease in the EU.
- Especially in October and November, we often think of death and the dead.
- So those people died a tragic, tragic sudden, unexpected death.
- The death knell may be about to sound for Yorkshire's last remaining pits.
- He has pleaded not guilty to four charges of causing death by dangerous driving.
- Requiem - a mass for the dead - explores the relationship between man and death.
- Drivers have borne the brunt of the blame for their part in our high road death toll.
- Incidents of violent attacks that leave people dead or near death have increased in Australia recently.
- The exhibition, which runs until September 7, is a showpiece of life and death in the animal world.
- If we cannot save or stop the death of animals, at least we should not kill them in a cruel way.
- By the time the guards run in, minutes later, the occupants are all either dead or on the brink of death.
- It is a sad fact that these deaths are now so commonplace that they rarely make the news.
- There are so many choices out there that don't require the suffering and death of animals.
- Jack closed his eyes tightly and longed for death, for surely he would be dead sooner or later.
- I think we have to do everything that is possible to reduce deaths and casualties on the roads.
- There is no family history of sudden infant deaths and everything had seemed okay.
2(end)fin masculinethat was the death of my hopes/ambitions — eso acabó con mis esperanzas/ambiciones
- it's death to small businesses — para los negocios pequeños es la ruina
- Cinema's birth or rebirth is intimately linked to its death and the process of its mourning.
- The Mighty Ed Driscoll has a terrific post on the death of the smart romantic comedy, inspired by a piece by A.O. Scott.
- The death of the American auto industry -- and the loss of hundreds of thousands of high-paying union jobs -- isn't necessarily a bad thing for the environment if it means more market share for more efficient Japanese vehicles.
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