In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(betrothed)prometidocomprometido Latin Americato be engaged to sb — estar prometido a algn
- to become / get engaged — prometerse
- the engaged couple — los prometidos
- When he arrived at her family's farm, he learned that she had become engaged to another man.
- Those already engaged and soon-to-be-married may either make plans together or go it alone, one last time.
- He has three children from a previous marriage, and is engaged to be married to Michelle.
- His parents look at each other and back at the engaged couple on the bed.
- He explains that he's engaged and can't be involved with her, and he leaves, breaking her fragile heart in the process.
- We had been together for 5 months, and engaged for 4 months.
- Paul is engaged to marry Karen, who is the perfect woman.
- "You're a good friend, " she said watching the engaged couple.
- They began as friends but things gradually progressed to a romantic relationship and now they are engaged to be married, though no date has been specified.
- We are both 21 and have been engaged for three years.
- The College has already received enquiries from engaged couples.
- I am engaged to a wonderful man who is of another culture.
- The colors of the streamers denote whether the woman is single, engaged to marry, or married.
- Carter turns 27 this month and is engaged to be married, to a doctor.
- When a couple becomes engaged to be married, a ring is offered by the young man.
- While he is gone, Mrs. Weston reveals to Emma that Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax had been secretly attached and are now engaged!
- He eventually betrayed her and became engaged to another woman after they had children.
- We're engaged to be married in two months, on the anniversary of the day I left.
2.1formal (occupied)ocupadoI'm otherwise engaged — tengo otro compromiso
- engaged in / on
- they are engaged in a new business venture — tienen un nuevo negocio entre manos
- the work we are engaged on at the moment — el trabajo que nos ocupa en este momento
- The turbulent 21st century needs an active and engaged America working to spread freedom and democracy - not one that withdraws into itself.
- Learning communities provide these students with an opportunity to learn within a supportive community of engaged students and involved faculty.
- It was still engaged, but this time a woman was queuing to enter.
- Lila is still actively engaged in its charitable activities, though the media has not been reporting much.
- "If I don't get otherwise engaged… I think so… " He clearly hoped not.
- The building is packed with people busily engaged in conversation.
- The owners expect that one outcome will be a more creative, motivated, and engaged workforce.
- Just about made it back to the hospital only to find engaged toilets!
- While I was thus engaged, my patron was busy reading the placard that the library where I intern has placed at the reference desk.
- Its leaders are actively engaged right now looking for a solution.
2.3British Telecommunicationsocupadocomunicando Spainthe number is engaged — está ocupado
- the engaged tone / signal — la señal de ocupado
- The phone lines for the credit office are now constantly engaged.
- I spent a good hour or more phoning various listed police telephone numbers that were all constantly engaged.
- This followed a survey of patients which found many had difficulties getting through on a dedicated results line, which was often engaged.
- The number was permanently engaged for half an hour.
- Telephone lines to this Department are either engaged or ring endlessly.
- Later, a student working on reception rang up repeatedly, but the telephone was always engaged.
- Information on award notices was poor while customers seeking help with claims had their letters ignored or encountered engaged telephone lines, she said.
- I tried dialling the landline from my mobile - and got an engaged tone.
- But again there was no joy as the number is constantly engaged.
- People affected said they had tried calling them, but all the telephone lines were either engaged or just rang, unanswered.
- Tried to call her tonight to arrange Friday night, but she's engaged.
- This morning I have tried ringing bus company for two hours only to find the number engaged!
- For the first 300-400 goes, I continually receive an engaged tone.
- This line was repeatedly engaged when we tried to call it this morning.
- I tried to get through to tell them about Adam, but the lines were engaged.
- They also spent several hours calling a dedicated information line, but it was continually engaged.
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