In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(amuse)(audience) entretenerto keep sb entertained — entretener / tener entretenido a algn
- she went to entertain the troops — fue a actuar ante las tropas
- We've got to be an organized team that is based on a skating game and entertains the fans.
- Dedicated volunteers entertain the members with games of cards and bingo, while some just meet up for a chat and a cup of tea.
- Having bands and DJs is a good way to entertain your guests and bring in a crowd.
- They are easy to maintain, and can entertain their owners and themselves for hours.
- They will entertain the kids and accompany them on special bear trails.
- Some of those so called old-fashioned games can still entertain the crowd.
- At least we were thoroughly entertained throughout our main course.
- They maintain the enviable skill of being able to entertain an audience young and old.
- The game modes should provide the gamer a plethora of scenarios to challenge and entertain the user.
- The recreation centre also has indoor games, magazines and a television set to entertain the highway users.
- Music and a raffle entertained the crowds amidst the stories of historic games and victories for the club.
- The event manager provides volunteers who entertain the children and make sure the adults also have fun.
- The fans are entertained, and the game can only benefit from the excitement.
- Crowds jostle and a six-piece jazz band begins to entertain the captive audience as the rain sheets down outside.
- I longed to tell them the game had most likely been made to entertain babies, but I resisted.
- Whether that crowd consists of Elizabethan tradesmen or Harvard postmodernists, Shakespeare entertains his audiences while challenging them to think.
- He was thoroughly entertained by a grotesque comedy that satirized a group of celebrities.
- The Captain entertains kids with magic tricks, games, crafts and fun activities designed to take their mind of being in hospital.
- Despite this, fielding gives essence to the game and entertains the fans.
- Street performers from the world over entertain the crowd whilst buskers provide the soundtrack.
2(give hospitality to)we enjoy entertaining friends — nos gusta recibir (a los amigos) en casa / invitar a los amigos
- the minister entertained the diplomats — el ministro agasajó a los diplomáticos
- we entertained twenty people to dinner last Saturday — el sábado pasado tuvimos veinte invitados a cenar
- England will entertain Spain at Wembley — Inglaterra se enfrentará a España en el estadio de Wembley
3.1formal(suggestion/idea) contemplar(suggestion/idea) considerar
- I toured other churches, entertained different ideas, saw things from another perspective.
- Unless there's a specific call about it, I can't even entertain the idea.
- When he came into her life, she had reached a stage where she was completely happy not to entertain the idea of marrying again.
- It allows us to entertain the idea of rebellion, diffusing that feeling without having to act upon it.
- However, if you've ever entertained the idea of catching a steelhead, the time to act is now.
- At the beginning of the hearing, I entertained considerable sympathy for the predicament in which he found himself.
- And he added that the company would be more than happy to entertain the idea of some sort of interchange if passengers wanted it.
- One doesn't have to be a conspiracy theorist to entertain the idea.
- Granted, the novel isn't gleeful, but there's enough levity to entertain the idea of lasting love.
- The lawyer denied having entertained the idea for a second.
- You say there are some compelling reasons to at least entertain the idea of lifting the ban.
- Patrick only entertained these imaginings for a second before he dismissed them as childish and silly .
- I would not expect them to even entertain the idea that they could report simultaneously as a battle was taking place.
- Down the road, she is entertaining the idea of applying for a license to train young girls how to box.
- Again the retail sector's cynics refused to entertain the idea.
- So I began entertaining the idea of making a martial arts film.
- She has been reported to entertain the idea of freezing the process of constitutional amendments altogether.
- What amazed me was that my company director entertained this idea and sounded genuinely interested in participating.
- Ashamedly we did entertain the idea of making him swim to the station.
- It is possible to entertain the idea that the bank had a point.
3.2formal(suspicions/doubt) abrigar formal(suspicions/doubt) albergar formal
- Two weeks after the wedding, the couple entertains family and friends at a gala called a ‘Second Sunday.’
- ‘It is a splendid place to entertain guests or clients,’ says a member who asks not to be named.
- Having bar furniture in your house, you will be able to entertain friends and guests more easily.
- Two hundred guests were entertained to an eloquent and sumptuous wedding feast in a very elaborate and stylish reception hall.
- He often entertains family and friends coming to the wine country on weekends.
- I have no place to plant an herb garden, and there simply isn't room for us to entertain family and friends.
- Advertisers and invited guests were entertained to a lunch of Pembrokeshire produce.
- Most families had a house for sleeping and a small cook house in the back, and some had a guest house for entertaining visitors.
- It is on their behalf, therefore, that he is taking action if he entertains guests and gives them food and drink.
- We spent countless summer nights entertaining family and friends in our new gazebo.
2(have guests)recibirthey entertain a lot — reciben mucho / a menudo
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