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(difference)distinción feminineyou shouldn't make a distinction between them — no deberías hacer distinciones entre ellos
- we must make / draw a distinction between … — debemos distinguir entre …
- Maintaining a clear distinction between conjecture and certainty is especially important in such a conceptually difficult subject.
- Unfortunately, those concepts elide some important distinctions.
- Many of the proposed fine distinctions seem relatively unimportant in routine neurological practice.
- They seek to construct parochial and arbitrary distinctions between the civic and the human community.
- In this debate, crucial distinctions are too often blurred.
- And the same people are led to believe Muslims have no caste distinction.
- But a critical distinction needs to be drawn between physical and mental fatigue.
- The most noticeable distinction (apart from various details of the skeleton) are the more forward position of the eyes.
- There is a subtle academic distinction between decisions under Risk and decisions under Uncertainty.
- She also points out that a critical moral distinction in play here is between intended and unintended killing.
- In most parts of the North India, however, no such sharp distinction exists.
- The poetic voice progressively splinters into cacophony, in which the gender distinctions progressively collapse.
- Here I will generally use the term trademark and ignore the subtle distinctions of service marks and trade names.
- The dominant colonial obsession with race and racial distinctions of all kinds sometimes fed into the ideas of the dominated.
- The United States recently earned the dubious distinction of having the highest incarceration rate in the world.
- I'm here to remind you that these are arbitrary distinctions.
- He found that even tiny status distinctions matter.
- Also, a fairly sharp distinction is drawn between theory and research.
- Additional educational efforts to increase participants' abilities to recognize subtle distinctions between these 2 tumors may be of benefit.
- There is an important conceptual distinction between the evolutionary response to natural selection and phenotypic selection.
1.2(act of differentiating)distinción femininewithout distinction of race or creed — sin distinción de raza o credo
- So long as we agree about the marking, it is of no great consequence where we draw the line between pass and failure, or between the different levels of distinction.
- Give the beer a rest for one night and enjoy a beverage with character and distinction.
- As the man assembles without distinction samples from different areas, each track feeds on combined atmospheres.
- Why draw arbitrary lines of distinction and value in different spheres of work?
- Though she was clearly talented, Locke lacked distinction.
- For these critics, public indifference was a mark of distinction, a sign of the artist's refusal to pander to the degraded tastes of the crowd.
- Distance and distinction mark ethnic relations within the country.
- These characteristics demonstrate considerable variation, and distinction among the three varieties in the field is difficult.
- However, what the majority of developments lacked was a sense of character and distinction.
- Another sign of distinction is the ability to see familiar things differently.
2.1(merit, excellence)a writer of distinction — un distinguido / destacado escritor
- a novel of distinction — una destacada novela
- a car/watch of distinction — un coche/reloj de categoría
- he served with distinction — se distinguió en el servicio
2.2(distinguished appearance)distinción femininehe has an air of distinction — tiene un aire distinguido / de distinción
- Many historians have entered politics, several attaining positions of distinction.
- They seemed to fade into the background, as you would expect from a servant, and didn't seem to crave power or distinction.
- He had as his teacher a scholar of more than usual ability and distinction.
- But that doesn't deduct from the artistry and distinction that beams from the rest of the film.
- The Supreme Court, in other words, has seldom been a showcase of intellectual distinction.
- Several played with distinction at the recent Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, where Taibu was I believe player of the tournament.
- Ironically the multifarious Man Ray yearned for greatness as a painter - posterity has not accorded him this distinction.
- She was a woman of great distinction who left behind a large body of excellent work.
- A poet's distinction lies in their ability to get to a deep level of insight very quickly.
- Dharma Kumar was born in March 1928 into a family of unusual distinction and character.
- He has served the All India Radio for several years with distinction.
- The parents of our country need to give more of character and distinction to the lives of their children.
- The recent Golden Globe winner again shows her gift for giving distinction to characters who seem born to be pitied or dismissed.
- They lend European cinema artistic distinction but not industrial security.
- Of course I would, because I think he's very capable and could serve with great distinction in a number of different positions.
- The Moscow-trained and London-based violinist Grigory Zhislin is an artist of distinction and imagination.
- Today Châteauneuf remains in good standing, crafting some excellent wines of real distinction and merit.
- They act as a showcase for the farming sector and they have fulfilled that role with flair and distinction for many years.
- He carried out a Funeral Directing Business, with panache and distinction.
- In 1877 artistic ambition led Munger to England to search for new styles and international artistic distinction.
2.3(mark of recognition)honor masculinedistinción feminineshe has won distinction in the field of genetics — se ha distinguido en el campo de la genética
- His direction of the film shot him to new prominence, and the dual distinction of awards at Cannes and the Sundance Film Festival.
- She was awarded two distinctions, one for Pianoforte Playing and one for getting 100% in Theory and Harmony.
- As a junior fellow at the RNCM, he won the first ever distinction awarded for conducting in May 1999.
- Should we now admit who we are and have our merits and distinctions and even honours awards taken away?
- This was the first year the school had the Leaving Cert Applied option and many pupils were awarded merits and distinctions.
- She also holds a master's degree, with distinction, in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
- He was awarded the final school certificate with a distinction in 1849.
- At the same time, however, you've got to award them a high distinction for Politics 101 - Know Your Constituency.
- After working hard he was awarded a distinction in surgery and was duly offered the job.
- He was awarded with three distinctions for his City and Guilds Photography on selected themes and we wish him all the best for the future.
- In 1989, he graduated with honours and distinctions from the Jamaica College of Arts.
- She recently was awarded a master of music with distinction from the Royal Scottish Academy.
- Anne gained many prizes and distinctions at school and university.
- Her performance at university was outstanding and she was awarded a distinction and received the Sir William Young Gold Medal.
- After obtaining her honours and master's degrees with distinction, she went to study at the University of Pretoria where she completed a PhD.
- She earned the Chair's Scholar distinction, an award offered to one student in the entire physics and astronomy graduating class.
- He'd been given a retrospective at the Louvre, the first living artist to be awarded such a distinction.
- He was awarded a diploma with distinction at the end of the gruelling course.
- His bright intellect shone through and he completed his Leaving Certificate with distinction.
- He was awarded the distinction last year but wanted to wait until there was a presentation ceremony at Rideau Hall.
2.4British school Universitymención especial feminine
- At the time, he became the only student in Britain to gain three distinctions in the first year of his professional exams.
- Roweena and Hannah both achieved distinction grades.
- He said that Jim had been awarded a distinction for Grade 5 Drum Kit (Rock-school) gaining 89 per cent.
- Our other two applicants for higher grade distinctions were not so lucky on this attempt, but better luck next time lads.
- A talented flautist has been awarded a distinction in a Grade 8 music exam, aged just 11.
- She graduated with a National Certificate in Business Studies, having achieved first place in her class and a distinction in her final examinations.
- She received a distinction and merit in the exams and was presented with a certificate by college principal Dr Tom Johnson.
- University admissions requirements will vary from institution to institution, but are likely to expect either a merit or a distinction grade.
- In addition to her A-levels, Becky also took an extension examination in Latin, which was awarded a distinction.
- Her music went from strength to strength and she achieved Grade 8 distinctions in both singing and piano.
- Ms Samreen, a student of Hakim Ajmal Khan Girl's Senior Secondary School, passed her secondary examination with distinction.
- Hardy showed precocity with arithmetic and passed examinations with distinction in mathematics and Latin at Cranleigh School.
- Out of the 30 candidates up for grading 26 achieved a distinction pass which is over 85 per cent.
- A few years later, Dr Mayosi was the top matriculant in the Transkei, gaining distinctions in 4 subjects.
- The government is also dropping plans for distinction grades at A-level.
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