In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(wish)deseo masculineanhelo masculine literarya desire for sth — deseos de algo masculine
- a desire to + inf
- he expressed a desire to see his family — dijo que deseaba ver a su familia
- I have no real desire to go into business — no me entusiasma la idea de dedicarme a los negocios
- Now I find it extremely difficult to express myself before them, tell them my problems, my wishes and my desires.
- They enjoy subjects and activities in which they excel, and they take much notice of the desires and wishes of their parents and teachers.
- But when they do this on the eve of elections, it is difficult to believe they are motivated by a genuine desire to serve the public.
- We have very strong feelings, desires and attachments and expectations.
- Imagination, he says, ‘lets us wander through the jungle of our own wishes and desires.’
- He raised substantive issues and demonstrated a strong desire to get involved in the public government system.
- Every time something goes wrong within a public service there is a strong desire to find out why, to legislate and prevent the problem arising again.
- The film's devastating ending carries more than a hint of a death wish, a terrible desire to cross that final boundary and become one with the animals he loved more than any human.
- The freedom to share yourself, that is, your passions, your fears, your secret desires, your wishes with others is one of the greatest treasures of mankind.
- But it also heard of a public desire for resident doctors to be based at the hospital around the clock.
- Given the strong desires of those who wish to maintain the status quo, however, the plan faces an uphill battle before being adopted.
- You're a bit of a free spirit, love variety, and have a strong desire to live life to the fullest.
- Is it due to a genuine desire to enter public life and shape policies or for ulterior reasons?
- And it is in the recognition of the desires, wishes, and hopes of the majority of those who vote that one can begin to understand the outcome of this election.
- This is a complex form of addiction as you will have a strong desire to smoke, even if you wish to stop.
- Like many academics in recent years, he was consumed by the desire to become a public intellectual.
- He also wished to awaken the desire to dance within the audience.
- When film stars join politics out of strong commitment or a genuine desire to do public good, their credibility is intact.
- They don't seem to be listening with regard to the desire of the public to maintain guaranteed benefits.
- These wishes and desires are even expressed in popular music.
- It is said that sexual desire is like an inner fire.
- Jung preferred a libido where the sheer will to live substituted for sexual desire as the main driving force.
- They are not given the freedom to express themselves and tap into their embodiment of sexual desire through positive social vehicles like film.
- It's against the notion that things calm down when we get older, when philosophy is supposed to kick in - that the body, the heart and sexual desire develop and age in the same way.
- Mars is our source of aggression and anger, but also our source of sexual passion and desire.
- When panderers to sexual desire frequent a location, other appetite providers will follow.
- A strong sexual desire, it was contended, should be recognised as a sign of health and energy, both for the individual and for society.
- Longing, sexual desire, emotional emptiness and instability run rampant.
- Fortunately, today there are lots of options for keeping a woman's sexual desire strong.
- He said that couples should discuss anything that curb's the man's regular sexual activity, which was not caused by a decrease in sexual desire.
- Medicines can also affect sexual drive and desire, or cause problems with ejaculation and orgasm.
- Sexual desire is sexual desire, and under pressure the usual direction of preference may break down.
- Worldly ambition and sexual desire deflected him from the true path.
- It was a bond strong enough to drown any sexual desire between us.
- Such women are mostly presented as sexless in that once their family is complete, they appear to lose all sexual desire and physical charm.
- From her earliest student shorts, repressed sexual desire has been a consistent undercurrent in the New Zealander's work.
- It seems to me extremely likely that he would have some desire, some sexual desire.
- However, sexual desire is sexual desire; does it turn off simply because you are in a loving, intimate relationship?
- A typical feeling in such a state is the inability to experience sexual desire, captured in this song as well.
- This evening we're talking about female desire and sexual dysfunction.
1.1(want)(success/approval/happiness) desearit is to be desired — es de desear
- his conduct leaves a great deal to be desired — su conducta deja mucho que desear
- But what about times when we can not connect a cause to an effect, other than perhaps that one desired it to be?
- The fortune teller informs her that she desires a large house and has many wishes to fulfill.
- Similarly, coaches desire swimmers with strong, consistent work ethics.
- For instance, while every firm desires the great returns earned by those who achieve high status, the nature of status hierarchies is such that only a few can reach the top.
- If I wish to be associated with someone who does not desire my company, then necessarily one of us will be disappointed.
- His noteworthy conclusion was that it's not the degree to which you consume food, but the degree to which you crave and desire food that controls your weight.
- Crucially there is no evidence to suggest that they desire this power, nor that the public wish them to have it.
- They believe it is all coming to an end, they are almost wishing for it, almost bringing down that reality by desiring it.
- You desire power for power's sake; he merely wishes to see his friends and family live in peace.
- The second desired effect of regional policy is to encourage the immigration of more firm investment into a region.
- Let us say that government desires a strong dollar.
- The restrictions contradict the wishes of researchers desiring public availability.
- Halogens are still the light of choice where such effects are desired in a gallery area.
- If principles are to have their desired effect, they must culminate in practice.
- Luckily neither of us has issues with desiring the perfect body.
- Dates are transposed and video carefully edited to create whatever effect is desired.
- And most of the times we don't know what kind of context we are really providing, no matter how strongly we desire it to be something else.
- Those words had their desired effect, and her throat instantly clenched up dryly.
- As a rule of thumb, buyers tend to desire the cars that were the status symbols of their youth, and desired models vary from country to country.
- I desire her company, and do not wish to have her driven away.
1.2desired past participledeseadoto have the desired effect — producir el efecto deseado
- cut the wood to the desired length — corte la madera a la medida deseada
1.3formal (request)rogar formalsolicitar formalto desire sb to + inf — rogar(le) a algn que + subj
2(lust after)(person) desear
- This is starting to form a divide in our relationship - he still desires me sexually and is understandably hurt when I don't reciprocate.
- There was really no point in pretending that she didn't desire him with equal intensity.
- No matter how much I desired her, I had to watch Bernard take her as his wife!
- Fearful of being shunned by their families, friends, and churches, men who desire other men sexually stay in the closet.
- All three stories concern the fantasy of a woman desired by several men.
- We are very vulnerable to anyone who desires us; it's a very powerful thing to be desired by someone, even if we don't think we're interested in that person.
- Her own ego explodes a little when she realises how many men desire her.
- I wanted to get as far away from Jason as I could, but I was stuck, and my body desired him.
- He imagined himself on the beach surrounded by beautiful, scantily-clad women, all desiring him, though he didn't touch any single one.
- But although he desires her passionately, he is also tenderly in love with her - and it is in the blend of hunger and profound romance that the essence of their relationship lies.
- I am expected to focus on the man, to desire the man and to hope that he desires me.
- She enjoys her dream man's taste and she desires him.
- This basically means showing your man you need, admire and desire him.
- Here she was sitting in the fading light, next to a man who is clearly desiring her, but all she can think about is… is what?
- Her dreams had left her desiring him, wanting to know fully what she'd never experienced before.
- If such a woman desired her own sex, did she nonetheless marry the other?
- But girls would always desire him - and just want to mother me.
- He says he desires me so much, but it doesn't make me feel good.
- How could I get by so thoroughly desiring someone I could never have?
- I can see it so clearly in his eyes just how much he desires me.
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