In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(delay)don't let me detain you — no quiero entretenerlo / demorarlo
- I was detained by a customer — me demoré con un cliente
- it need not detain us long — no debiera tomarnos mucho tiempo
- It appeared to be pointing in my direction to scare me away and stop me detaining him.
- Many people will think that this question need not detain us for more than a moment: the answer is yes.
- Insofar as form and language detain him, they detain him as questions of ideology.
- A machine detains you for only a moment and then a pleasant live operator will thank you for saying ‘I oppose’ (or ‘I approve of’) of the proposed War against Iraq.
- Freddie was passed down the line, each diver detaining him to take their turn.
- As I say, I wasn't detained by the characters' opinions.
- They were briefly detained by police, then released without charge.
- Officers confiscated medical instruments and blood stained linen as evidence and detained both women for questioning.
- More than five weeks later, on August 14, Mitchell was detained for questioning but was released later that day without charge.
- The military claimed they were detaining him because of ‘inconsistencies in his initial testimony.’
- If people are unlawfully detained, they have a right to be free?
- Because of poverty, the suspects are detained for 143 days on average before a court appearance.
- Singh says he was detained for three hours until his friends could bail him out.
- The ten men were originally detained without trial for two years in Belmarsh prison.
- They argued that I was being unlawfully detained in prison as a result of the Stafford ruling.
- A second suspected militant was also detained by Italian police, they said.
- Because he was not detained in custody after 10th April, he continued to offend.
- There has been a very huge difference between actually arresting someone and detaining him for questioning.
- Indeed, that judge may be inclined to put pressure on a suspect by deciding to detain him in police custody for the purpose of questioning.
- He was detained and questioned by UK Police, who used their powers under the Anti-Terrorism laws to do so.
- The waiter was detained for further questioning to make sure he was not in possession of other stolen property.
- The claimant may also expect to discover whether the custody officer who detained him did so from a genuine belief in the need so to act, or from some ulterior motive.
- No child could be detained for a lengthy period of time without an order from juvenile court.
- Over 50 fans were arrested and 15 of them were detained in custody.
- The three guards were detained and questioned, after which the security firm suspended one pending the outcome of the inquiry.
- Two brothers who once were detained in connection with the case are now back in jail.
3(in hospital)retenerhacer quedar
4Schooldejar castigadohacer quedar después de clase
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