In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1conducción feminine formal(lesson/shoes/gloves) (before noun) de manejar(lesson/shoes/gloves) (before noun) de conducir SpainI don't think much of his driving — no me gusta mucho como maneja
- you must be tired after all that driving — debes estar cansada después de tanto manejar
- I want someone to share the driving — quiero que alguien se turne conmigo para manejar
- he was charged with reckless driving — fue acusado de conducir con imprudencia temeraria
- A police investigation blamed the driver of the minibus for reckless driving.
- This wasn't just a matter of annoying suburban commuters - it was truly reckless driving.
- Last year local councils in London were given powers to fine motorists for bad driving, in particular for blocking yellow hatched box junctions.
- Reckless driving of private buses compounds the problem on the roads.
- English law contains a number of offences which penalize the driving of a motor vehicle on a road in circumstances or in a manner which may cause harm.
- They were for a variety of arrests - including drugs, motoring offences, disqualified driving, theft and robbery.
- He was arrested and charged with drunken driving, malicious damage to property and reckless and negligent driving.
- He had four penalty points on his driving licence imposed in May 2002 for an offence of careless driving.
- Interestingly private truck driving was never forbidden.
- The negligence may not be related to the actual driving of the motor vehicle.
- The bus driver was detained for reckless driving; the motorcycle driver got away.
- More serious motoring offences such as uninsured driving would carry a £10 surcharge.
- Just so there's no ambiguity: I am not in favour of speeding, or any reckless driving.
- He amazed the crowd with his perfect driving skills and the control over the machine.
- We propose doubling fines for offences that cause accidents such as drunken driving and reckless driving.
- Day to day driving could bring about the introduction of these elements to your engine.
- By reducing the cost of accidents, these innovations only encourage reckless driving.
- He was jailed for five years for causing death by driving without due care and attention, perverting the course of justice and driving while disqualified.
- The most immediate problem is the spate of reckless and dangerously fast driving that has been taking place on a nightly basis.
- The pros give a training course in safe off-road driving before letting you behind the wheel.
1(rain) torrencial(wind) azotador
- The game was played in dreadful conditions with driving rain and howling winds ruining the contest.
- There were gale force winds and driving rain across parts of Victoria too - but a bit more than two millimetres.
- This was a very exciting game with some great play by both teams in driving rain and wind.
- Having never flown before, it was particularly difficult in the high wind and driving rain.
- However, this month the winds and driving rain so far prevented any such activity and hopes for an early clean up so far are postponed.
- The howling wind and driving rain had created zero visibility conditions.
- Both teams made light of the wind and driving rain to produce a great game of football at the Youth Centre.
- The players had to contend with driving rain and gale force wind.
- Snow, sleet, driving rain and gale force winds were sweeping across the north west today (Saturday).
- I woke the next morning to driving rain and howling winds.
- The driving rain, high winds and the cold made it absolutely impossible to consider this as anything other than madness.
- It wasn't the biggest or nicest fish but most welcome when conditions were hard and included gale force wind and driving rain.
- Snow in the early hours of yesterday gave way to wind and driving rain by the time the search began and although the teams had a wet time of it, it did not hamper their inquiries.
- As well as the wind we now had driving rain to contend with.
- There are still only 80 to 90 days a year when work is possible - you cannot paint in high winds and driving rain.
- It began sloppily with swirling wind and driving rain hampering the early action.
- High winds and driving rain made crossings impossible.
- As driving rain and wind played havoc with both teams' attacking play in the second period, the game deteriorated into a succession of handling errors.
- November is a month of driving rains and howling winds, an in-between time without any clearly defined season.
- Through most of the race, the riders were subjected to fierce winds and a driving rain that made it difficult to see the rider in front.
2(dynamic)she's the driving force behind the whole project — es el alma-máter / la impulsora del proyecto
- his driving ambition was to get a seat on the board — lo que lo impulsaba era la ambición de llegar a formar parte de la directiva
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