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(freedom from constraint)I never feel at ease with her — con ella nunca siento que me puedo relajar / nunca me siento a mis anchas
- I feel more at ease in casual clothes — me siento más cómodo / más a gusto vestido de sport
- he knows how to put interviewees at their ease — sabe hacer relajar al entrevistado
- to put/set sb's mind at ease — tranquilizar a algn
1.2(stand) at ease! — ¡en descanso!
2(leisure)he was used to a life of ease — estaba acostumbrado a la buena vida / a una vida desahogada
- to take one's ease — reposar
3(facility)facilidad feminineease of operation/reference — facilidad de manejo/consulta
- for ease of access — para facilitar el acceso
- with ease — con facilidad
- the graceful ease with which he moved — la gracia y soltura con que se movía
- Usually everything goes off so well that it looks as if putting together a show of this kind, could be done with effortless ease.
- We observed the ease of communication among focus group women, with one group even claiming that the data collection exercise was therapeutic in itself.
- Explosive growth has even come to Egyptology, thanks to the ease with which source materials can now be distributed by CD and online.
- Both of these items are reasonably priced, reasonably sized, and designed in a way that can minimize discomfort but maximize ease of use.
- A patchwork of conflicting laws will do nothing to improve the ease of use of e-mail communications.
- Safe areas also minimized ‘permeability,’ that is, the ease of entry to and exit from the neighborhood or housing area.
- Everyone is welcome, though I can't vouch for the ease of finding parking if you're coming in from outside Stanford.
- Let's get back to Europe now, the financing of these groups, the ease of travel since the European Union dropped travel restrictions.
- Women retained their rights to manage their own money and property after marriage and could obtain a divorce with the same ease - or difficulty - as a man.
- The absence of long cords and the ease of getting the tool into tight or awkward places are what make cordless tools so valuable.
- Presented with a gilt-edged chance, Gardyne attempted to lift his shot over Craig Wight, but the goalkeeper caught the effort with ease.
- To many industry professionals, though, the exam's difficulty or ease isn't really the point.
- More and more, people are opting for the ease of watching the games at home.
- The orchestra responds beautifully, handling even the composer's sometimes difficult rhythmic effects with ease.
- Given the ease of desktop publishing, use a font that people can read and provide adequate space for writing responses.
- It is just as easy to imagine the relative ease of compiling such information when the separate records are entered into online databases.
- Among other things, the ease with which they traveled around the world is striking.
- I was really impressed with the ease of use, ergonomics, and functionality built into the web meeting application.
- How has the final sound mixing gone in terms of difficulty or ease?
- The pair handled the difficult combinations with ease, and the horse flowed across the ground.
2(pain) calmar(pain) aliviar(tension) hacer disminuir(tension) aliviar(burden) aligerarto ease sb's mind — tranquilizar a algn
- he did it to ease his conscience — lo hizo para descargarse la conciencia
- they eased me of a couple of hundred dollars — me aligeraron de unos doscientos dólares
3(situation) paliar(situation) mejorar(transition) facilitara bridge would ease the traffic flow — un puente descongestionaría / haría más fluida la circulación del tráfico
- to ease the way for sb — allanarle el camino a algn
6(move with care)they eased him into the wheelchair — lo sentaron con cuidado en la silla de ruedas
- he eased on his jacket — se puso la chaqueta con cuidado
1(pain) aliviarse(pain) calmarse(tension) disminuir(tension) decrecer
2(interest rate/prices) disminuir(interest rate/prices) bajar
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