In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(public, parliamentary)debate masculinethe nuclear debate — la cuestión de la energía nuclear
- Love him or hate him, he is the subject of heated debates among fans.
- Certain parts of the country are beginning to explore the uses of the site and get involved in serious debates.
- It is a subject that warrants wider debate and much more prompt action.
- The second question is, why were all the meetings and debates on the budget closed to the public?
- I wouldn't normally involve myself in debates or arguments about who should be American president.
- In the key parliamentary debate on Tuesday he voted in support of the war.
- The subject that dominates the debate about the new car is of course the styling.
- Now the great debate on smoking in public spaces is coming to Manchester.
- Many of the big meetings allowed little time for discussion, so most debates took place informally or at smaller meetings and seminars.
- Both bids had previously been turned down by members of the District Council following debates at planning meetings.
- The research will also reignite the debate over the use of cannabis for other medicinal purposes.
- We can constantly intervene in discussions and debates and ask why questions are framed in the way they are.
- In France, the nature, meaning and acceptability of his work remain the subject of debate.
- Motherhood - taken for granted for centuries - is now the subject of heated debates.
- The book, published in 1999, sparked considerable public debate.
- Whether civil servants should wear a uniform is still a matter of public debate.
- A vigorous debate is raging over the economic growth estimates.
- While the cause of the erratic weather is a subject of debate, a couple of its effects are clear.
- The debate on this subject will go on as long as the human race exists, so all I can do is raise a few points on the subject.
- Pendle councillors held a debate on phone masts and called for more power to decide where they went.
- I am looking forward to the National Party's contribution to tonight's debate.
- This aspect of the debate has been the subject of much political and academic disagreement.
- Adverts on television and in newspapers were designed to begin the public debate about the assembly.
- Watt committed himself to holding more public debates and discussions separate from council meetings.
- Not one public meeting or debate has been organised by the council.
- She is always on the move, always between important committee meetings and debates in the Lords and media interviews and court appearances.
- Switzerland, with its generally slower pace and its thorough political debates before votes are held, may be the exception.
- Local party and trade union delegates also voted for debates on the issues of public services, pensions, employment rights and manufacturing.
- The Deputy First Minister has tabled two amendments for the final debate on Wednesday.
- One of the most vigorous philosophical debates of the century broke out among cosmologists during the 1930s and 1940s.
- More than any other events on the campaign trail this year, the debates have drawn intense public interest.
- News filtered through as MPs debated the bill that will pay for the Olympic Games.
- An ongoing debate is raging in Germany about the pros and cons of daycare for children.
- In yesterday's debate, Mr Wicks acknowledged the " complexity " of the problems facing former mining areas.
- Some of the by-laws generated heated public debate when they were published in their draft form.
- In those circumstances the House does not need to hold an urgent debate on the matter today.
- They also called for a debate on the subject to be held in the European Parliament.
- And while we're on the subject of national debates, the perennial one about the future of the BBC rumbles on.
- In the first couple of activists' meetings there were debates about selling Socialist Worker and holding Marxist forums.
- The records on televised presidential debates are unequivocal.
- A debate in parliament was interrupted for an announcement of Germany's victory.
2(discussion)debate masculinediscusión femininethe topic under debate was immigration — el tema del debate / que se debatió fue la inmigración
1(topic/question/motion) debatir(topic/question/motion) discutir
- Sandra paused for a moment and debated in her mind as to whether she should go or not.
- After standing near the door debating whether or not to enter I decide just to go in.
- Still debating whether to call B. It would be such a step back if I do.
- I stared at the plate for a while debating whether to try it.
- Last Tuesday the issue was debated by the Scottish parliament's European committee.
- He hoped MPs would be able to debate the issue and persuade the government to change its stance.
- The person who bumped into her froze and was obviously debating whether or not to make a run for it.
- Five protesters managed to evade security to enter the chamber as MPs debated the controversial issue.
- I would have thought the fact that Parliament is debating this legislation shows parliamentary power.
- The Bill, brought under the ten-minute rule, is due to be debated by MPs on Tuesday.
- Reproductive cloning will be debated at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on November 5.
- The trust's financial recovery plan was also debated at the meeting.
- I told him it was too late when I saw he was debating whether or not to tell me more.
- But when it came to the price of salt, the commissioners spent many hours debating the subject.
- The issue of the bridge came up again, for the second month in a row, and again the topic was hotly debated.
- After school, Kendra was debating with herself whether or not to go to practice.
- Reports on highly specialist issues are debated, but with little detail.
- She sat cross-legged with a confused look on her face, debating whether to ask or keep quiet until a better time.
- In essence, that is why we are here today debating this bill.
- After all, once you are debating whether a work is art or not, you have already proven it is.
- For decades, experts have debated the relative merits of nonprofit vs. for-profit hospitals.
- The item had not been included on the agenda, which meant the committee could not debate the issue.
- Last night the House of Lords debated a proposal to extend research on human embryos.
- The sisters themselves were equally nervous, debating whether or not to go for just a half container.
- The Law Society of Scotland is set to debate the issue of child offenders and child rights at a conference in May.
- She took a sip of her iced tea, silently debating about whether to tell him or not.
- I was debating whether or not to approach her and ask her if anything was wrong.
- Christine looked at Jacquin, she was debating in her mind if she should talk to him or not.
- Terry, a big man in a rather loud suit, is openly debating whether to sign up now.
- Audrey debated the issue for a minute, then bent down and gave Todd a peck on the cheek.
- Brittany bit her lip for a moment as she debated which to choose.
- There are working groups and study groups still debating the issues.
- The role of physiotherapy in prevention and management of pulmonary disease has been debated for decades.
- Further rioting followed and the subject was debated in the Reichstag.
- I can see she is debating whether or not to tell me the truth.
- He waits by the phone, debating whether to make a trip to India to search for his son.
- Congress is now debating agricultural policy for the new millennium.
- Dennis put his bag down on the ground and stared at it, at if he was debating whether to open it.
- He may let parliament debate the matter, if it suits him.
- Her mind was still debating which way to go when her body went ahead and chose for her.
2(weigh up, consider)(possibility/idea) darle vueltas a(possibility/idea) considerarI debated in my mind whether to accept or not — estuve deliberando si aceptar o no
- they're still debating who to send — todavía están tratando de decidir a quién van a enviar
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