In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(be mistaken)equivocarseerrarto err in sth/ -ing — equivocarse / errar en algo/ al + inf
- I prefer to err on the side of caution — prefiero pecar de cauteloso / por exceso de precaución
- I think that as a field, psychology has erred in both ignoring food choice, and in studying food intake in nonoptimal ways.
- He erred in discussing details of the case publicly, and in ringing one of the parties to the case to press her to give up her court defence and return a child to his parents.
- Nor did they suggest that O'Neill had erred in this selection when they subsequently appeared as ineffectual substitutes.
- He has done a good job as far as trying to protect us, but we think he erred in these areas, and we feel we can do better, because our strengths are what they are.
- Yorkshire had an unexpectedly good day after it had appeared that Byas had erred in asking Kent to bat first on a fairly docile pitch.
- He also claims that he was told by Board officers he had erred in a previous report also, but on request, he was denied sight of a copy of that report.
- In that case, the physicians argued that the trial judge had erred in preferring one responsible body of professional opinion to another.
- The Supreme Court ruled last December that the Surrey School Board erred in disallowing the books in the classroom.
- Krugman's main thrust was that the Bank of Japan erred in raising interest rates here in August.
- I may have erred in posting anything here about this sad dispute.
- We say, in this case, that there are three reasons why this Court should find that the Court of Criminal Appeal erred in the exercise of its function.
- The accused appealed on the ground, inter alia, that the trial court erred in refusing the application.
- Again Riley appeared to have erred in giving the free kick the other way.
- We erred in saying that he was being paid and the lad fired off an email saying ‘the matter was now in the hands of my lawyers’.
- Firstly, Watson claimed that rival Jones had erred in linking the illness to Thompson's form slump.
- I'll even shout out when I believe the company has erred in its judgement.
- The army denied the curfew was lifted, but said an initial inquiry ‘indicates that the force erred in its action’.
- I actually think the Court erred in this, but this is now the law, and should block Omaha from doing what it's doing.
- I stand by most of my articles (as a writer should) but am not afraid to admit when I have erred in judgement.
- I believe that the Government has erred in not making those adjustments, which would have meant tax reductions for all taxpayers.
2(stray)incurrir en faltato err from the path of righteousness — apartarse del camino del bien
- to err is human, to forgive divine — (el) errar es humano, (el) perdonar, divino
- Court orders should be treated with all seriousness and sanctity and courts should not let erring officials go unpunished.
- Chocolate cake can be dry and this one was certainly erring that way.
- More consumer courts need to be set up so that consumer grievances are addressed and erring multinationals are brought to book.
- The penalty for erring drivers should be increased substantially.
- An official assured that the issues of illegal towing of the vehicles by the traffic constables will be looked into and action will be taken against erring officials.
- Committed journalists teaming up with activists have exposed erring doctors, only to find that the police are not permitted to take action.
- The refresher course was more a corrective system to erring professional drivers.
- Our Chief Minister must initiate bold disciplinary measures against erring individuals.
- A hotline number has been made available to report corruption and erring officials will be suspended on the spot.
- Traffic officers as a matter of routine, get ‘oiled’ by erring motorists for turning a blind eye to defective, unroadworthy or overloaded vehicles, sometimes with fatal consequences.
- They erred by seeking the wrong righteousness, not by the act of seeking.
- Some other police forces have run schemes where residents have been given the opportunity to speak to erring drivers and point out how their speed or manner of driving could put members of the community at risk.
- It will have the power to initiate legal proceedings against erring officials and police personnel, for which their service rules will be suitably amended.
- Disciplinary action has to be taken by the Government against erring officials.
- Insurance companies can charge higher premiums from erring drivers.
- This is the week when the police need to remind erring journalists that the pen might be mightier than the sword, but a lathi can break the pen and the hand that holds it.
- This should prompt the board to wake up from its slumber and initiate legal action against erring industries and strictly enforce the existing laws.
- This is so evident from the faulty officiating in games down to the determination of penalties and punishment given to erring players.
- The traffic police have been given instructions to crack down on erring motorists.
- The thing is I left last season well satisfied, as always, but feeling that the Exchange has been erring a little too much on the side of costume drama.
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