In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to devote sth to sth/ -ing — dedicar algo a algo/+ inf
- she devoted her life to helping the poor — dedicó / consagró su vida a ayudar a los pobres
- we are devoting 20% of the budget to the advertising campaign — vamos a destinar un 20% del presupuesto a la campaña publicitaria
- you should devote more attention to your children — tendrías que prestarles más atención / que dedicarte más a los niños
1to devote oneself to sth/ -ing — dedicarse a algo/+ inf
- It showed us the plight of Pam, a 50-something still-attractive widow who, having raised at least one daughter, is now devoting her middle years to the care of her ageing mother, Olive.
- And the authority has praised Mr Hampson as a ‘committed and devoted teacher’ who worked tirelessly throughout the year.
- After undergoing a second liver transplant himself, Pat is taking life a little easier and is devoting himself full-time to tending to his garden in between hospital check-ups.
- This man in his 40s, who wants to remain completely anonymous, hopes to be able to stop working, thanks to this sale, and realize an old dream: devoting himself to painting.
- Grady prefers to remain in stiflingly hot New York, devoting her summer to crossing social boundaries by conducting a secret liaison with Clyde Manzer, a working-class Jewish car park attendant some years her senior.
- Like Franklin D. Roosevelt, his efforts at first were devoted to preventing further weakening of an army that many, Hitler among them, regarded as irrelevant.
- The farmhouses were $80-100,000, and I didn't relish devoting our lives and cash we don't have to restoring them.
- The former slaves of Saint Domingue and Guadeloupe abandoned plantation toil whenever they could, instead devoting themselves to subsistence cultivation.
- But this book is not just about the sport's elite competitors but also acknowledges those club athletes who are far from the sharp end of the field, despite devoting hours to training each week in all weathers.
- He's taken up freight delivery now that he has left the Army to devote his efforts to finding the gun runner.
- I also came to express my thanks to the artists who are devoting their time and talents to such a vital cause.
- ‘The best chef in the country told me I had a talent and that I could work in his restaurant any time,’ said Claire, who had been unsure about devoting her life to cooking until Ramsay sang her praises.
- Therefore, devoting substantial staff resources to training, organizing, leading, and sustaining family psychoeducation is seen as a luxury.
- It needs about $100,000 a year to operate, and the few volunteers they have are devoting a disproportionate number of their hours to raising money, taking time away from what they want to be doing inside.
- The people who have trouble finding part time work are well-off women like me, in desireable careers, who want to keep their hand in while devoting themselves to raising their children.
- Although conceptions about the subject have indeed evolved, there still remains a relatively close bond between young adults and their traditional morals of settling down and devoting themselves to a family life.
- Those over 35 suffered most from devoting their energies to family life while holding down a career - 90% said their relationship had been badly affected.
- It is incumbent upon all Muslims to devote a proportion of their excess income to the support of religious and charitable works.
- He retired from the army in 1910 to devote his energies to the Boy Scout movement he had founded several years earlier.
- We cannot say how much it costs us, but it will mean a lot of staff devoting time to carry out the audit and we would not do that lightly.
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