In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person) exigir(person) preguntarI demand a fair trial — exijo un juicio imparcial
- they're demanding immediate payment of the debt — exigen el pago inmediato de la deuda
- the unions are demanding better conditions — los sindicatos reclaman mejores condiciones
- to demand money with menaces — exigir dinero con intimidación
- what have I done? he demanded — —¿qué he hecho yo? —preguntó
- to demand to + inf — exigir + inf/que + subj
- she demanded to know the reason — exigió que se le dijera por qué
- to demand sth of sb — exigirle algo a algn
- a great deal is demanded of the students on this course — en este curso se les exige mucho a los alumnos
- He went to a former girlfriend's home, demanding to speak to her.
- The MP is now demanding an explanation from the chief executive of the trust.
- After some time he demanded loudly to be carried.
- But a police officer should not demand more than his commander has given to him.
- More has been demanded of developing players since youth academies were set up after the 1989 revolution.
- Forgiveness can never be demanded of victims and certainly not in the absence of admissions of wrongdoing.
- Over the next two years it is probable that teachers, local government, the police and others will demand more.
- The protestors demanded to see the mayor but were refused.
- The protesters made speeches and unfurled banners and posters accusing the regent of being corrupt and demanding the police investigate him.
- In response, students occupied the police station and demanded they be arrested as well.
- My laptop is straining under the weight of what is demanded of it.
- Medical reports confirm he is in a terminal decline and lawyers have written to prison authorities demanding he is released on compassionate grounds.
- Politicians and patients' groups are now demanding to know how health officials managed to get it so wrong.
- ‘Open the gates,’ she demanded in a low, threatening voice.
- ‘Well?’ he demanded in a husky voice when the silence continued.
- I was therefore not surprised one evening to hear a deaf elderly woman loudly demanding to see him.
- They were demanding that the erring police officials be arrested and action taken against them.
- Not one to be fobbed off lightly, I demanded to speak to the manager.
- It is a long time since so little was expected of the player who, at 32, now finds that a major triumph is routinely demanded of him.
- The scorer walked up to him in a tea break and brusquely demanded to know his name.
- He is among a growing band of farmers and organisations demanding a full public inquiry into the Government's handling of the crisis.
- When cornered by a hostile and armed rabble, it is demanded of them that they attempt to take a consensual approach.
- The nonsmokers could demand what they wanted in exchange for their rations.
- At first, she angrily demanded to know where he had been.
- A similar performance is also demanded of the footsoldiers on the pitch.
- The Republicans also demanded more campaign money and help for the upcoming election.
- The company offered its drivers massive pay increases to keep them and the conductors also demanded more money.
- All of the questions were well laid out, students knew what was demanded of them and they typically had plenty of time.
- The more the government does, the more that is demanded of it.
- That, like most things in life, varies on a day-to-day basis and it can never be demanded of you.
- ‘Then tell me the truth,’ she demands in a whisper in between kisses.
- Yet most Americans believe crime is on the rise and are demanding public officials do something about it.
- ‘Where are our girls?’ they demanded in a hoarse whisper.
- The time has come to ask hard questions about how much further change should be demanded of the civil service.
- On whose authority, he demanded, was such a barbarous act to be committed?
- Officials marched in with police back-up, demanding to see the staff's working permits.
- Strict conformity to harsh social norms was demanded of everyone, regardless of status or wealth.
- A one-page letter demanded to see all software licences to prove the software wasn't counterfeit.
2(necessitate, require)(perseverance/dedication) exigir(perseverance/dedication) requerirthis document demands your immediate attention — este documento requiere su atención inmediata
- An all out performance requires and demands vigorous muscular effort, but only during the most propulsive phase of a stroke.
- Nothing less will be demanded or required on Tuesday evening.
- The exercise is a delicate one which demands both detailed knowledge of the original texts and insight into the bases of contemporary feminist hostility to them.
- Pruning requirements demand some knowledge of the individual species on hand.
- And because embroidery demands precision it requires sharp focus at all times.
- Now the learner is in a position to demand the education they require rather than taking what is on offer.
- The growing list of mass casualty threats requiring preparedness now demands a heightened level of knowledge and skill for critical care nurses.
- The music is at times extraordinary complex, and it demands three to four times the number of rehearsals required for almost any other opera.
- It is a subtle and complex book, and it demands a knowledge of history and philosophy as well as of science.
- Most of these activities rely on traditionally acquired skills that do not demand modern technical knowledge.
- Each of these activities demands resources and takes attention away from, let's say, some more fundamental types of educational needs.
- He demands detailed contracts for everything, despite the protests of natives used to short-form deal memos.
- Examining the legality of the route demands a detailed proportionality assessment.
- One of the rescuers described cave diving as a highly dangerous activity, which demanded great skill.
- Community groups got intensely involved, demanding a wealth of detailed information.
- True, it is often a blunt instrument when the requirements of justice demand sensitive application in complex human situations.
- Democracy doesn't require - it demands a full and rigorous debate of this Bill.
- The process is most advanced in the physical sciences, in which research activity demands a large amount of expensive equipment.
1(claim)exigencia femininefeminine reivindicaciónmasculine reclamofeminine peticiónmasculine pedido Latin America(deposit/note/draft) a la vistato comply with sb's demands — satisfacer las exigencias de algn
- the union's wage demands — las reivindicaciones salariales del sindicato
- the trial made enormous demands on his health — el juicio puso a prueba su salud
- her work makes heavy / great demands on her time — el trabajo le absorbe gran parte del tiempo
- she did not feel equal to the demands of the job — no se sentía capaz de hacer frente a las exigencias del trabajo
(requirement)demanda feminine(the) demand exceeds (the) supply — la demanda es superior a / supera la oferta
- there is (a) great demand for teachers — hay una gran demanda de profesores
- to create a demand for sth — crear demanda de algo
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