In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(rely, be dependent)to depend on sb/sth — depender de algn/algo
- this town depends on the tourist trade — esta ciudad depende / vive del turismo
- they depend on him for their livelihood — dependen de él para su sustento
- The Irish Heart Foundation is a voluntary organisation and depends on the support of the people.
- As tuition and fees have increased, students have depended more on outside earnings to fund their education.
- The continued success of the playschool depends on the active support of all parents.
- The program's success depends on the amount of support from local residents.
- As we depend on the support of the public to raise funds we will be delighted to see as many people as possible on the night.
- Small enterprises depend on community financial support to move from small to medium size.
- The success of the program depends on the community support and the willingness of employers to take on clients.
- The success of the parish draw depends on the support of the community.
- She has not depended on the Respondent for financial support other than for child support, which he has always paid.
- The success of the fund-raising evening will depend on the support of the public.
- This excellent facility very much depends on public support, so please give generously.
- Continuation of the community service depends on your continued support.
- The problem was that in a community where hunters depended on each other's support in times of difficulty, the man who shot dogs would soon find himself isolated.
- This meals-on-wheels and other services depend on financial support from the public.
- Matisse wrote letters to Amelie on a nearly daily basis, and depended on her support in ways that his contemporaries found fascinating and even slightly amusing.
- The police and army, on which the regime depends for support, have also been badly affected.
- The media have gone from depending upon subscribers to depending upon advertisers for financial support.
- He depended on financial support from a variety of friends who pitied him.
1.2(be determined by)dependerto depend on sth — depender de algo
- a good deal depends on what happens tomorrow — mucho depende de lo que pase mañana
- it all depends (on) what you mean by free will — todo depende de lo que tú entiendas por libre albedrío
- are you going to the cinema tonight? — it depends — ¿vas a ir al cine esta noche? — depende
- Businesses depend to a significant degree on banking and access to banking services.
- Their survival depended on the continued support of powerful group leaders.
- If we rely on such counsel, if enhancing the national welfare depends on such, we are in for a rough time.
- Control of malaria and anaemia depends largely on passive case detection and appropriate treatment.
- Omnivorous species were classified as relying on animal or vegetable food depending on the most important contribution to the diet.
- The prognosis primarily depends on the extent of the disease at presentation and the age of the patient.
- This figure varies between blood banks, depending again on the testing methodologies and tests used in screening.
- Differences in corrosion performance, however, depend heavily on the severity of the corrosion environment.
- Corn borer larval survival depends on several factors.
- It is very evident that the rigour with which merger control is enforced depends in part on the agenda of the Minister.
- Whether bank regulators are accountable depends partly also on the general law.
- Indeed, achieving industrial diversification of African economies depends in large measure on the expansion of trade opportunities.
- Finally, relations between lords and tenants were rarely controlled by written documents and depended rather on the memory of those involved.
- The success of a new airport would depend crucially on its ability to attract airlines.
- The properties of today's composite materials depend largely on the size and type of ceramic filler particle.
- Whether it will indeed lead to wider disaster depends very much on how the rest of us respond now.
- The things on which our lives depend are ones that we cannot understand or control.
- The rise of self-organization in human systems depends to a large degree on initiative.
- The investment return depends solely on the difference between what you paid and what someone else pays you when you sell.
- The capacity of North America to pay for its imports on such a scale depended to a considerable degree on its earnings from supplying the plantations of the West Indies.
2(count on, be sure of)to depend on / upon sb/sth — contar con algn/algo
- you can depend on her support — puedes contar con su apoyo / con que te apoyará
- some people just can't be depended on — no se puede contar con / confiar en ciertas personas
- I'll be there, (you can) depend on it — estaré ahí, cuenta con ello / tenlo por seguro
- you can't depend on him to tell the truth — no puedes estar seguro de que va a decir la verdad
- Instead of depending on medication, I rely on exercise to keep my body healthy.
- Gillard had few friends, looked up to and trusted Preston, depended on him, drank to excess, itinerant, living in shelters and hostels.
- He was very capable-but this little girl, whom everyone depended upon - depended on him.
- As the months sped by, Jenny grew to rely and depend on Sammy more than ever before.
- Everyone knows the difference between a friend you can rely on and a friend you depend on.
- It's about a set of strangers that meet in a post-apocalyptic future and learn to trust and depend on each other.
- We should be able to depend on each other to help us through everything, so it's very important.
- And that was partially why he'd trusted her so much, believed in and depended on her so much.
- Those who are ground down by economic circumstances ought also to be able to depend on the help of others.
- Your child wants you to stay in control while they are out of control, so they can rely and depend on you.
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