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(intensity of expression)énfasis masculineshe repeated her words for emphasis — repitió las palabras para darles mayor énfasis
- He leaned forward in his chair again to give his words more emphasis.
- Bob manages to make very obvious things sound like genius by stressing his words and using his arms for emphasis.
1.2(accentuation)the emphasis is on the second syllable — lleva el acento en la segunda sílaba
- he put special emphasis on the word 'never' — puso especial énfasis en / enfatizó la palabra 'nunca'
- Her emphasis on the word me expressed how she truly thought she was superior to others.
- I laid particular emphasis on the word ' had '… Yes, that's right.
- The relative lack of emphasis on the ending sounds of words in Spanish may be a factor as well.
- She put emphasis on the word him, and suddenly yesterday's events came to me and I started to cry.
- Kylie repeated her words with special emphasis, as if talking to a very slow person.
- He put a slight emphasis on the last word, as though unsure exactly what it implied.
- "I think you have the emphasis on the wrong syllable, " Madi remarked.
- Except exploring, " I said making sure to add extra emphasis on the word ' exploring '.
- She put a false emphasis on that last word that made it sound like something else.
- He spoke in a very strange way, all in Russian of course, with emphasis on every other word that he spoke.
- I put emphasis on the word fun, twisting it so that it sounded chiding and sarcastic.
- I put plenty of emphasis on the word to make sure he understood what I was trying to say.
- His emphasis on the word protector made the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end.
2(importance, insistence)to lay / place / put emphasis on sth — hacer hincapié / poner énfasis en la importancia de algo
- we lay particular emphasis on punctuality — concedemos particular importancia a la puntualidad
- the emphasis this year is on simplicity — este año se pone el acento en la sencillez
- the new policy reflects a change of emphasis — la nueva política refleja un cambio en el orden de prioridades
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