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(at any time)have you ever visited London? — ¿has estado en Londres (alguna vez)?
- did you ever meet him? — ¿llegaste a conocerlo?
- will we ever get there? — ¿llegaremos algún día?
- don't you ever listen? — ¿es que nunca escuchas?
- do your neighbors ever sleep? — ¿tus vecinos nunca duermen?
- they never ever have a proper meal — nunca, pero nunca, comen como es debido
- nobody ever comes to see me — nunca viene nadie a verme
- we hardly ever go out — casi nunca salimos
- I seldom, if ever, eat meat — muy rara vez como carne
- if you ever need me, I'll be here — si (alguna vez) me necesitas, aquí estoy
- How many of us have ever met a person who combines the range of attributes that are said to be essential?
- It's easier said than done but you will never ever have a better chance of doing it than right now.
- Well, that brings up the possibility of a whole range of new abuses no-one had ever thought of.
- A lot was made of the fact that I am so committed to Scotland, but I never ever thought any other way.
- Remember the names of those politicians and never ever trust anything that they ever say again!
- He was then replaced by the chief inspector, who was now my own chief inspector, but he never ever came to see me.
- And you realize that no physical pain could ever compare to what you feel inside.
- He never ever expected it could be his heart though he has not been well since Vicky's death but it was put down to stress.
- Did anyone ever check that a range of test pressures corresponded with suitability for particular usages?
- But no British leader, given the media ranged against him, could ever give it up.
- The truth, however, is that I never ever regret my regular trips to the gym.
- It's such a simple and good idea that the likelihood of it ever being adopted ranges between slim and none.
- No commentator has ever sounded foolish by emphasising the obstacles to peace.
- Have you ever gone to the practice ground or driving range and just hit wedges?
- He really tries to push the Texan thing, but he'll never ever be a real Texan!
- Why isn't the emphasis on the fact that journalists seldom, if ever, kick a man when he's up?
- It is doubtful there could ever be a comparable level of certainty with dementia patients.
- Of course our generation had complete respect for our elders and never ever gave cheek to them or annoyed them.
- I know from personal experience that you never ever really get over this awful loss in your family.
- They were the cutest couple at our school and no one could ever compare to either of them.
1.2(expressing incredulity, indignation)as if he'd ever do such a terrible thing! — ¡como si fuera capaz de hacer semejante cosa!
- How in the name of whichever gods did they ever pass their driving tests?
- He said this is the most ridiculous question he has ever heard and then hung up on me.
- How the hell did we ever manage to get through an election night before the internet?
- How did we ever manage without this mass collective memory of objects?
- The problem is at which point did you ever consider the rating of the readers about this newspaper?
- Did you ever consider the fact that people might like to get on the train behind you?
- We hooked up with the wedding party towards the inebriate end of the evening - my word, did we ever.
- Did they ever actually tell you that there were no jobs they had for you?
2these are our worst ever results — estos son los peores resultados que hemos tenido hasta ahora / que hayamos tenido nunca
- the situation is worse than ever — la situación está peor que nunca
- now more than ever (before) we must exercise caution — ahora más que nunca tenemos que actuar con cautela
3.1the ever growing threat of war — la creciente amenaza de la guerra
- ever worsening unemployment — un problema de desempleo cada vez peor
- ever helpful, he offered to drive me there — gentil como siempre, se ofreció a llevarme en coche
- the danger is ever present — el peligro está siempre presente
- an ever-present danger — un peligro constante / siempre presente
- his ever-expanding waistline — su cada vez mayor circunferencia
- Now, our global commitments grow ever wider, as our armed forces contract.
- Now the day lasts and lasts, the cats sit outside, their eyes growing larger and ever larger as the light fades.
- This same organisation does not hide its desire to grow ever bigger.
- Mr Willis may not see the need to do anything more about the hold which drugs are taking on an ever growing number of children.
- There are some more new links in the ever growing links list to the left, do check them out, they nearly all swear less than me.
- Rowley's injury is the last thing Leigh needed as the casualty list at Hilton Park grows ever longer.
- The collective refuse to be labelled as their music selection is ever changing and constantly modified.
- Sunday lunch in Killester was interrupted by the sound of music growing ever louder.
- They want enough money to feed their ever growing families and enough to put a roof over their head.
- The small but ever growing town of Goreme is one of the few places in the area where the rock-cut houses are still in use.
- Today he has a small, but ever growing, loyal fan base and a vehicle to share those tunes with the world.
- Nursing and support staff do a wonderful job but are constantly under pressure from ever dwindling resources.
- The truth is that their are promising the earth without having the faintest idea of how to pay for their ever growing wishlist.
- Insurance increased during the 20th cent. to meet an ever widening range of risk.
- This is certainly an achievement: we had become accustomed to waiting lists growing ever longer.
- Papers get bigger by the year, offering an ever wider range of material.
- The conversion of the Parliament from an outsider to an insider position has drawn to it an ever wider range of interests.
- Why do I not keep up with the ever growing pile of post when it comes in?
- The segment of my horizon it illumines grows shorter and ever shorter, and the night longer and longer.
- As the backlog of matches grew ever larger, the workload for the potential champion looked frightening.
3.2cada vezit has become ever more apparent — se ha hecho cada vez más evidente
- the situation is growing ever more dangerous — la situación se vuelve cada vez / cada día más peligrosa
3.3literary (always)siempreeternamente literary
- Nick, as ever, looks relatively sane by comparison, but then most people would really.
- And they never tell you when that happens it might not end happily ever after.
- It did average business and I recovered some money so that I could live happily ever after.
- My guess is that he sold the film rights to his life, faked his own death and lived happily ever after.
- The problem that many people have with this story is that not everybody lives happily ever after.
- Perhaps they could exchange wives and then everyone would live happily ever after!
- There will be no more war or terrorism, and everyone will live happily ever after.
- Dylan drops her home then writes a story about how much he hates fairy tales and that no one lives happily ever after.
- Originality, ever prized, is increasingly scarce, but we can offer you these.
- Will it end happily ever after, or does that just happen in fairy stories?
- Personally, I'm hoping Gunther and Rachel get married and live happily ever after.
- All too many do not live happily ever after and opt for being single again.
- As they kiss, he turns into a handsome prince and they all live happily ever after.
- Does the pair overcome the hurdles in their path and live happily ever after?
- Instead we have to appreciate that social order is constantly fluid, ever in flux.
- Then the war started, they all went home, and they lived happily ever after.
- Now the peace process is no more, it makes no sense to regard it as a mantra, a modern spell to make everyone live happily ever after.
- I heard a tale of true romance, crusty old prehistoric creatures and happily ever after.
- In an ideal world, marriage vows are sacred and everyone lives happily ever after.
- I was the romantic female character that would fall in love and live happily ever after.
- In this case there was a happy ending and everybody did live happily ever after.
- The story is supposed to be what happens after happily ever after and that is the main problem with the film.
4.1when will you ever learn? — ¿cuándo vas a aprender?
- why ever did you tell him? — ¿por qué diablos se lo dijiste?
- what ever can have happened? — ¿qué podrá haber pasado?
- who ever would have guessed? — ¿quién lo hubiera imaginado?
- who would ever have guessed? — ¿quién lo hubiera imaginado?
4.2British informalthanks ever so or ever so much or ever such a lot — muchísimas gracias
- it's ever so cold in here — hace muchísimo frío aquí
- they're ever such a close family — son una familia tan unida
- he's ever so fat — es gordísimo
- I ran as fast as ever I could — corrí tan rápido como pude
- The explanation was that the range was under more pressure than ever because of wildfires and drought.
- He had the most beautiful eyelashes I have ever seen and I grew to love him very much.
- Women are buying more cars than ever and represent an increasingly important group of customers.
- This is the third year of the festive event and is set to be the best ever with a whole range of surprises in store for visitors.
- Tomatoes would have to be one of the easiest, most versatile fruits you will ever grow.
- I'll have you know my profession takes a lot more talent then yours ever did!
- The richest range of blue I ever saw came onboard flights throughout Pacific islands.
- He has boosted his vocal power, widened his range and sounds more impressive than ever.
- The soundtrack has been expanded, with unexpected classics, and the range of vehicles is wider than ever.
- This being the case, the active role of voters grows more important than ever.
- This leaves a larger population of retired people compared to those still in work than ever before.
- Now he's getting compared to Pele and being called our greatest ever footballer.
- It all ran off in the biggest creek run ever, absolutely nothing grew from that rain.
- It's not a top or a dress but the most gorgeous underwear I've ever seen and it's in my price range.
- In its last years as Ottoman capital, Constantinople, more than ever, became a world city.
4.3informal (certainly, without doubt)can she ever dance! — ¡qué bien baila!
- are you having fun? — am I ever! — ¿te estás divirtiendo? — ¡y cómo!
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