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(extremity)masculine extremofeminine puntafeminine puntamasculine finalat the other/far end of the garden — al otro extremo/al fondo del jardín
- from one end of the country to the other — de punta a punta / de un extremo a otro del país
- at the top end of the market — en el mercado de calidad
- the top end of the range — lo mejor de la gama
- to stand sth on (its) end — poner algo vertical
- that experience stood my previous ideas on end — esa experiencia me rompió los esquemas
- for weeks on end — durante semanas y semanas
- it measured five feet (from) end to end — medía cinco pies de un lado al otro / de punta a punta
- I went end over end down the slope — caí rodando por la pendiente
- not to know/be able to tell one end of sth from the other — no tener ni idea de algo
- he doesn't know one end of an engine from the other — no tiene ni idea de motores
- to go off at the deep end — ponerse como una fiera
- before noun the end house — la casa del final / la última casa
- I'm always end man when it comes to promotion — cuando se trata de ascensos siempre soy el último mono
- The door of the house at the end of the street is open and anyone is welcome in.
- I couldn't even see the far end of the tunnel.
- They could travel from one end of the city to the other and never see the light of day.
- She did a few laps, and then at one end of the pool, stopped to take a breather and relax.
- None of them knew which end of the club to hold five years ago, and all of them can now play well.
- They live in a stark, unpainted, concrete house at the end of a five-mile dirt road.
- This one sounded tired, as if the owner had just run from one end of the world to the other.
- A door opened and slammed shut again at the far end of the hallway.
- The precast-concrete panels were attached to the steel ribs at the quarter points of the panels, with the top and bottom ends left unsupported.
- They have put signs up at each end stating there have been eighteen deaths in two years.
- The axle of the truck is a rod the goes from one end of the hangar to the other and sticks out on both sides.
- The cashier will also be moved to the opposite end of the service area to improve customer flow.
- In some cases, gable end cladding can be replaced with space sheeting.
- Place the nail or paper clip at one end of the coil and then connect the coil to the battery.
- Laura sat curled up at one end of her bed, a book in hand and a notebook in the other.
- Take your nail and place it so that the pointed end rests against the top of the block of wood.
- Alternatively, you can telephone the phone numbers given at the end of this piece.
- Bend one end of each ribbon and seal edge only with fabric glue to form the rod pocket.
- As he does, we see a door at the far end of the hallway slightly open.
- The dog should be put on a leash and the owner and the dog should stand at one end of a hallway or a room.
- At one end of the line, was a man with a large soupspoon dishing out a brown meaty stew.
- It seemed to me as if the sky split open from one end to the other to rain down fire.
- He drew up a chair at one end of the table, motioning for me to do the same as he took a sip from his cup of coffee.
- She grabbed one of the ropes and tied one end to a four by four that was supporting the roof.
- On the floor just below the north tower there was a balcony with statues on each end of it.
- Where once it took three hours to get from one end of the island to the other, it now takes one.
1.2informal (part, side)parte feminine informalthe advertising end of the business — la parte de publicidad del negocio
- are there any problems at your end? — ¿hay algún problema por tu lado?
- He recommends that the southern end of the link should go ahead in the short-term.
- When I got out of the tube at the other end of my journey, his voicemail was waiting for me.
- Fantastic routes do go down other sides of the mountain though, with their ends linked to free bus connections heading back to the lifts, hotels or bars.
- Sometimes I would buy a ticket from the machine at the other end of my journey, then rip it up and put it in the bin.
- These chocolate soldiers of the air breeze past their human cargo apparently determined to avoid eye contact at both ends of the journey.
- Despite demonstrating I attempted to purchase a ticket at both ends of my journey and enclosing a copy of a travelcard I bought, my appeal was rejected.
- If she isn't holding up her end of the deal than she should get a job and bring in some income.
- It probably is a cautionary tale for the rest of us who are in this end of the business.
- At the end of the journey, I feel as if I've reached a sort of Velocipede's nirvana.
1.3(remaining part)final masculineresto masculinecandle ends — cabos de vela masculine
- Some hang on to so-called stub ends, a few shares held for old time's sake, even though they decided to sell out of a position.
- For example 9 billion cigarette ends get dropped around Australia every year.
2.1(finish, close)fin masculinefinal masculine[ S ]the end — fin
- at/toward the end of the summer — a/hacia finales del verano
- I've no money left at the end of the month — a fin de mes no me queda dinero
- it will be ready by the end of the week — estará listo para el fin de semana
- she read it to the very end — lo leyó hasta el fin / final
- just give him the money and let that be an end of / to it — dale el dinero y que no se hable más
- that was the end of the story — ahí (se) acabó / terminó la historia
- that's the end of that! — ¡se acabó / sanseacabó!
- he stood her up once and that was the end of him — una vez la dejó plantada y ella no quiso saber más de él
- Many say the two new injections could be made available to the public by end of the year.
- "Last year marked the tail end of a bad downturn in the electronics business, " he says.
- We got the early goal, scored right at the end of the first half and got another within seconds of them getting their goal.
- At the end of our journey, back in Zheleznitsa, we lay down by the side of the river and even had a quick dip in it.
- By the end of the session they're breathing out big, solid clouds into the chill air.
- There was a mighty battle in the middle of the park and at the end of it the honours were shared.
- All have time-sensitive deadlines that mark the end of August.
- The first stage will be completed by the end of March.
- Both Governments are working towards brokering a deal before the end of next week.
- On the evidence of this performance both sides will be in the running for honours at the end of the season.
- We we nearing the end of June and the trip was less than two weeks away.
- On stepping on the scales just before the end of the week she exclaimed to me in terror that she had in fact gained weight.
- The major pipe work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2005.
- At the end of this hellish journey, Japan Rail made my father pay for two more tickets.
- Like him or not, we're seeing the tail end of a key era in Canadian politics pass.
- Much beer was consumed, of course, and I had a bit of a nightmare journey home at the end of the night.
- The Kildare fire services hopes it will have contacted most guest houses by the end of this year.
- Another financial goal is to have the redecoration of our house completed by the end of March.
- At the end of the journey he wished to express his appreciation for the favour by treating me to a drink in a bar.
- We made a list and set a goal of playing at least one club on the list by summer's end.
- Final financial approval is expected by the end of June.
- You go out to a night club all happy and then the fights at the end of the night ruin it all.
2.2(death, destruction)final masculinefin masculinethey met a violent end — tuvieron un final / fin violento
- I was with him at the end — estuve con él en sus últimos momentos
- His initial one month deal came to an end at the weekend but the Conference side were keen to keep him there for longer.
- Ward councillors have reacted with dismay, saying it will mean the end of historical links.
- Grappling with insurgency appears to be the daily assignment with no end in sight.
- The only way to dismantle the " terrorist infrastructure " would be to put an end to the occupation.
- For the best part of a century, that clanging sound signalled the abrupt end of an English night out.
- If Labour wins its expected second landslide it will mark the end of a century of Conservative hegemony.
- It was hardly the most glorious end for a man who had cheated death so many times in so many of the world's wilder places.
- Some suggested its closure signalled the end of the upmarket steakhouse era.
- The last few weeks have seen the end of a link between Hull and the university that has been part of city life for many years.
- So if we believe that economic growth is what makes societies happy, promoting innovation can be this way linked to human ends.
- So he obviously developed a way to use nationalism and identity to further his own ends.
- In brief, shared ends are insufficient to anchor the liberal polity; there must be shared justifications as well.
- Some might try and use those deaths for their own ends, or to justify their belief that we should never have walked this path.
- Surely the administration would not resort to blackmailing us into allowing the use of the airport to further their own ends?
- To this end I believe that the County Board must act now before an incident like this ends tragically.
- If you have caused his family any unnecessary pain to further your own ends, then you do not deserve to be in his life at all.
- Carla and Paul are drawn to each other, forming a strange partnership, partially fueled by somewhat repressed desire, as well as their willingness to use each other to further their own ends.
- In other words, no one can prove conclusively we are lying, so we will continue to lie in order to further our own ends.
- Sadly this often results in the initiative itself becoming the end in itself rather than the means to it.
- The religious leader said politicians were trying to use religion to further their own ends, using sectarian violence as a tool.
- Our ends and values are shared with others and conditioned by the societies in which we live.
- But on the other hand, if we are down about life, and unsure of our ends and goals, enhancement technologies won't help us.
- This refers to a group of persons who participate in common activity and experience a psychological sense of togetherness as shared ends are sought.
- The Respondent, on the face of it to further his own ends but also in his view to further the wishes of the assignors, dealt with the matter in such a way that he simply cut out the input of the assignors' solicitors.
- Indeed, it is arguable that one can only achieve ones ends by engaging in means that those who oppose you will understand and that will hurt them seriously enough to make them take notice.
- He was happy to use me to further his own ends, secure in the knowledge that he'd take me out with virtually no effort when the time came.
- This view fuelled an increasingly ruthless pursuit of methods by which to harness nature for purely utilitarian ends, motivated by desire for control, power and wealth.
- But the only people who share identical ends for the identical reasons with identical intensity are identical people.
- Human action is the purposeful striving after desired ends.
3(purpose)fin masculineto use sth for one's own ends — usar algo para sus (or mis etc.) propios fines
- for political ends — con fines políticos
- to this end — con / a este fin
4.1(in football, tennis, netball)to change ends — cambiar de lado
- at the Saints' end — en el área que defienden los Saints
4.2(in US football)extremo masculinedefensive/tight end — extremo defensivo/cerrado
- His presence was also valuable in set pieces at both ends of the pitch.
- "He's one of the top defensive ends in this league, " Lewis says.
- The ends line up directly in front of the offensive tackles.
- He was a pass-rushing defensive end in college.
- The team puts four ends on the field and gets heavy pressure without blitzing.
- They are, however, ready to finally have a decent receiving tight end.
1(stop)(fight/discussion/argument) terminar(argument/discussion/fight) dar fin a(argument/discussion/fight) poner fin a(gossip/speculation) acabar con(gossip/speculation) terminar con
- The universe is so large that we can not even fathom where it ends or begins.
- The film ends with the death of the kestrel at the hands of the boy's older brother in brutal retribution for a bet he didn't place.
- The campaign and the European war officially ended at midnight on 8 May 1945.
- Make sure every training session ends on a happy note, this is crucial.
- Here the film ends on a high note, suggesting that the experience is a positive one.
- A winding road that ends at the back of the property in a shady grove of trees reaches the main office.
- But there's a strange exception to this doctrine. It ends when you reach America's shores.
- His career was prematurely ended by his tragic death in a plane crash in 1939 at the age of 55.
- The meeting in Geneva thus ended abruptly in high-visibility failure.
- The K, or critical point, marks where the landing area ends and the hill begins to flatten out.
- The two men fell out over where their respective remits began and ended.
- It is hard now to identify at what point high principle ended and pre-election politicking began.
- Another version ends with the death of the gang members and their leader.
- The season ends on a positive note with the beginnings of a more experienced team.
- Following the course of these small island spate rivers to where their journey ends and heather turns to sand is a fine way to fish.
- Improbably yet convincingly, the film ends on an optimistic note.
- The year ended on a positive note with their films performing well at the box-office.
- We do not believe that life ends with this death.
- The sale of this house ends yet another tradition.
- An alley runs from 12th Street behind the entire strip, and it ends before reaching 13th in a concrete wall.
- A few kilometres from the last former Soviet army checkpoint, the tarmac ends and the journey to Ground Zero continues off-road, across the parched and endless steppe.
- After all, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire begins with a nightmare and ends with a death.
- There could not be a better way to end what has been a great campaign.
- Some faculty members find the prospect of abruptly ending their academic careers distasteful and choose instead to postpone retirement.
- Where the top blade ends, the bottom blade makes a beveled angle of thirty degrees until the sharp tip is even with the edge of the upper blade.
- Death ends life before you have a chance to learn and live.
- The waiter arrived with our meals, effectively ending our conversation.
- The opera ends not with the death of Rusalka and the Prince, but with Rusalka's sexual thawing.
- For folks of my political persuasion, last year ended on a very bleak note.
- It ends when we reach the quantum limit to computing speeds.
- You see our district had no boundaries that we knew of, so we had to find out where it began and ended, if it did at all.
- The first season's contest ends on Thursday.
- When the interview ends, you share a burst of laughter with your mates because of the near miss.
- It was still rather foggy out, so I couldn't tell where the dirt path ends or begins.
- The first half, which was full of excellent football, ended scoreless.
- The French midfield star's dazzling season was prematurely ended by a knee injury he picked up last week.
- The deal ends two weeks of consolidations in the sector.
2(conclude)terminarconcluir formalhow about a cup of coffee to end the meal? — ¿qué tal un café para terminar la comida?
- the scene which ends the movie — la escena con (la) que acaba / termina la película
- They might have expected to finish last but both ended in fifth place scoring vital points for the team.
- Mexico has won seven times, and four matches ended in a draw.
- Glenda was nursing a broken heart after her first marriage ended in divorce.
- The encounter ends in a draw and everyone, young and old, is friends again.
- But after their two children were born, the marriage went downhill, eventually ending in divorce.
- There was very little between the teams and it was appropriate that the match ended in a draw.
- The Josephians are unbeaten this season having played eleven matches and all ending in no decision.
- Caroline's two previous marriages ended in disaster.
- To date all the matches had ended in a stalemate.
- It is a love that cannot last, a love that must be terminated or will end in death.
- This is true, he says, despite the fact that almost one in three marriages eventually ends in divorce.
- My argument was that whenever I watch even part of a football match, it ends in a penalty shoot-out.
- It was the first one-day international final to end in a tie and only the fourth in England's history.
- The floral notes came through in the flavour, matched with a real wheaty balance and ending in a crisp dry finish.
- Remember their fine display against Dublin this time a year ago when the match ended in a draw?
- That was the third and last time Kent visited these parts and it was the only game that ended in a definite result.
- As he tells the BBC, there's no point undertaking a project out of malice as it usually ends in bad results.
- We've all heard the statistic that half of all marriages end in divorce.
- As the game drew to a close, it seemed a fairly even match would end in defeat on all four rinks.
1acabarterminarconcluir formalthe concert ends at eleven — el concierto acaba / termina a las once
- his career/life ended tragically — su carrera/vida terminó de un modo trágico
- a word ending in 'x' — una palabra que termina con 'x'
- it always ends with me apologizing — al final siempre soy yo el que pide perdón
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