In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1elegirif elected, I promise to … — si salgo elegido, prometo …
- he was elected president — lo eligieron / fue elegido presidente
- to elect sb to sth — elegir a algn para algo
- Mr Coles was elected to the position at the annual general meeting in July just gone.
- Under Labour the first Muslims were elected to the House of Commons and appointed to the Lords.
- It is only recently that we have begun to see men and women freely elected to public office.
- Let us not forget that Susilo was elected to office with an overwhelming mandate.
- What an MP got up to once he or she was elected to office was a different matter, however.
- The president is elected to a four-year term by popular vote and may not be re-elected.
- After returning to Nigeria he was elected to the Northern Region House of Assembly.
- Before the six months had gone by he was elected to the office of District Judge.
- Students from classes four to 10 cast their votes to elect their student leaders.
- We will also see that, by contrast, relatively few women are elected to public offices.
- If there is any reason why he should not hold a public office it should have been raised when he was first elected to the council.
- Chambers of commerce, business, school, and professional organisations are electing their leaders all over the country.
- The lesson appears to be that crime does pay, especially if you can get elected to public office.
- I presented all the names that were elected to Cabinet office, that is where the delay is.
- It is not unheard of that someone in his position could be elected as leader.
- He was unanimously elected to the position at the first meeting of the new board.
- Voters knew what they were voting for when they elected me for a second time in 1999.
- Leong yesterday secured a majority of votes to be elected as the company's new chairman.
- He has asked to vote positively to elect members who would guide the destiny of the nation for the next five years.
- Athletes may ask themselves why people like this are still being elected to these positions.
1.2(representative/government) elegido (por el pueblo)
2formal(choose)to elect to + inf — decidir + inf
- they elected to stay in their own country — optaron por / decidieron quedarse en su propio país
1the president elect — la presidenta electa
- Some experts claim it's better to elect for a controlled cut, while others say tearing is preferable as the healing time's quicker.
- The University of Massachusetts elects to keep its Minuteman mascot despite citing ‘gender, firearms and ethnicity issues’ as reasons to abandon it.
- In the same way, man must also elect Christ to stand as his representative before God and to atone for his sin.
- A full-time farmer may elect for income averaging only if he was charged to tax on his farming profits for the two immediately preceding tax years.
- For our purposes, the thing to notice is that a patient's competence to choose between standard therapies, whether or not he or she elects to use these facilities, depends upon more than choosing that which is the most reasonable.
- If you like a short sortie you can choose one, on the other hand if you like a brisk climb you may elect for the Masshill climb.
- In that discussion, I also explained that if they desired they could elect for non-contestable scrummages.
- If he chooses neither of the above options and elects to run a full campaign through November, he will only do his values harm.
- A qualifying farmer may elect for a dependent spouse to participate on the scheme.
- Opening pre-season fixtures usually provide more questions than answers - especially when the manager elects to play a team largely made up of youngsters, trialists and squad players.
- That clause allows creditors the choice to elect for this legislation to apply to contracts that existed prior to this law coming into force.
- Which means that by clicking ‘next’ when confronted with the first four unchecked boxes, the user unwittingly elects to receive sports, entertainment, music and new service announcements.
- A competent patient, properly advised by a doctor, may elect to choose a form of treatment which is not the one that the doctor would recommend.
- This issue underlies objections to legal limitations on a woman's right to elect for abortion.
- McGow is proud of the fact that so many parents stay with the centre, choosing when to elect to have support.
- On the other hand, if you elect for the more expensive hardware option, much less CPU power is needed and often both the picture and sound quality are greatly improved.
- If he elects to be chosen for the Kiwis, then he obviously forgoes any opportunity to represent NSW in State of Origin.
- While some may chose to spend that season lazing beside rivers and quaffing champagne, the more discerning amongst us elect for the greensward and the thrill of clattering wickets.
- Plan ahead if you elect to choose to make a handgun part of your personal defense plans.
- The funny thing is that even if you do elect for lower coverage, you wind up not saving that much money.
1the elect — los elegidos
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