In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(uncertainty)duda feminineincertidumbre femininethere is no room for doubt — no cabe duda
- I have no doubt whatsoever that he will succeed — no tengo la menor duda de que lo logrará
- I am in some doubt as to whether to employ him — dudo si emplearlo o no
- I am in no doubt about his intelligence — no me cabe la menor duda de que es inteligente
- his integrity is not in doubt — su integridad no está en duda / en tela de juicio
- beyond reasonable doubt — más allá de toda duda fundada
- the result is still in doubt — aún se desconoce el resultado
- there is some doubt about / as to his integrity — existen ciertas dudas acerca de su integridad
- when in doubt — en caso de duda
- to cast doubt on sth — poner algo en duda
- We call it a dialogue and not a debate because both economists acknowledge areas of doubt and uncertainty.
- However, where there are grounds for doubt or uncertainty on factual accuracy, this needs to be indicated.
- The viewers are not fools, they pick up on doubt and uncertainty on screen and hit the remote accordingly.
- Even the most assertive and level-headed woman may feel doubt or a certain lack of self-confidence.
- I fell victim to a sudden flash of doubt at my conviction that the Force didn't really exist.
- I expressed enthusiasm, and he, as usual, expressed some doubt and uncertainty.
- I can see the allure of clothing oneself in the armor of faith, to defend against the assault of doubt and uncertainty.
- There is too much reasonable doubt for a conviction.
- When he looked up at her, his eyes seemed filled with doubt and uncertainty.
- Each relationship, until now, had doubt, anxiety, uncertainty, as their qualities.
- It brought me into the realm of doubt and uncertainty.
- Jonathan's face was a changing canvas of doubt, fear, uncertainty.
- So we're back to the usual campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt.
- Discipline here reduces uncertainty, procrastination and doubt among suppliers.
- We will even defend those who may not be innocent, but who have raised reasonable prospects of doubt about their conviction.
- Youthful, idealistic romance has grown into love, hopefulness into doubt, and anger into distance.
- Coupling feelings of doubt with low self-esteem leads to very dire consequences.
- The approach appears to be one of instilling fear, uncertainty and doubt in those who apply for rebates to which they are entitled.
- He said he would question the validity of parts of that opinion and would bring fresh evidence which cast doubt on the conviction.
- I neither agreed with nor approved her methods or her language, but there was never any doubt about her passion and the depth of her conviction.
2(reservation)duda feminineshe began to have doubts about his fidelity — empezó a dudar de su fidelidad
1(truth/fact) dudar dedo you doubt my word? — ¿dudas de mi palabra?
- I doubt his story — dudo que su historia sea verdad
- I doubted my own eyes — no creía lo que veía
- there was/could be no doubting his enthusiasm — no se podía dudar de su entusiasmo
- I rather doubt her ability to stay the course — dudo que sea capaz de seguir adelante
- Anyone who doubts this should look at the viewing figures for sport on television.
- He doubts many more B.C. ferries will be built in B.C. shipyards.
- That extraction mission was made difficult by the circumstances and the fact that she doubted the validity of the operation.
- I do not doubt their sincerity or their integrity; what I question is the rationality of their theories and methods.
- I doubted Conner had anyone out there other than his family.
- It is your right to doubt the validity and truth of this site.
- Anyone who doubted this had only to look at the actual behaviour of human beings in all the societies in the world.
- The awful truth is that I doubt the relaxation of the licensing laws will make much difference; in fact, if they slow down these binges, the new hours might even help.
- If anyone doubts this projected finishing date, then they should look up the Minister's statement made on August 29, 2000.
- No one today doubts the theory of gravity, but in fact our scientific understanding of gravity is quite lacking.
- They feel free to question the possibility of knowledge because they also doubt its value.
- I do not doubt your claim at all, but your question made me try to think of similar cases.
- If anyone doubted the BBC's bias before they'll surely be having second thoughts today.
- No-one is foolish enough to doubt his talent, yet it remains an indisputable fact that he has never won the games that really matter.
- If anyone doubted his right to be a Ryder Cup player, let alone a hero, that result speaks for itself.
- Anyone who doubts this should try driving at 60 mph on any of our main roads out of Sligo and keep a count of the number of cars that will overtake you.
- She, 44, said she never doubted her son's innocence, despite the fact police have identified him as their only suspect.
- Anybody who doubts this need only travel along the South Coast in the old Transkei and Ciskei, where traditional leaders still rule.
- If anyone doubted his songwriting credentials, this sharply conceived social drama confirms his status as one of Britain's best.
- In fact, he doubted her creditability, until she pulled out a map she had bought from one of the merchants in Sernual.
2(consider unlikely)dudarI very much doubt it — lo dudo mucho
- to doubt (that) or if / whether — (+ subj) dudar que
- I doubt that / if / whether she'll come — dudo que venga
- I doubt he'll agree — dudo que vaya a acceder
- I became angry with myself for my blind belief in the Bus, and my reluctance to doubt before that minute.
- In order to doubt or wonder about the provenance of his beliefs an agent must know what belief is.
- The courage to believe is easy, with lots of respectable company, but I admire more the courage to doubt.
- But I have seen friends who once believed without doubting, and without testing those beliefs, slowly become more rational.
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