In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(size, area)extensión feminineit's 200km² in extent — es de 200km² de extensión
- to its fullest extent — en toda su extensión
- The precise extent of unsown area can only be assessed after the end of this month, he said.
- The universe is infinite, both in the number of atoms and in the extent of space.
- Looking at the plan, there can be no doubt whatsoever as to the extent of area A1.
- Another looks to the extent of the property covered by the security.
- By all means, send me a city map that covers the full extent of the subway.
- Some of these are pictured and show the extent of flooding anticipated as dark blue and light blue areas.
- Little survives of this very large area, although its extent has been established by excavation.
2.1(range, degree)feminine amplitudfeminine vastedadmasculine alcancethe extent of the damage — la importancia / el alcance de los daños
- I then realized the full extent of his involvement — entonces me di cuenta de hasta qué punto estaba involucrado
- When the country was in the grip of a deadly bird flu last year, his government admitted it tried to cover up the extent of the problem.
- Yesterday council bosses went on site to survey the extent of the damage, which is understood only to be minimal.
- Is this a case of builders and developers demonstrating the extent of their imaginations?
- Webster pretty much covers the extent of my knowledge of this principle.
- The committee visited the area to evaluate the extent of damage caused by the flooding.
- However as the full details of the agreement are not being made public the extent of the deal may never be known.
- The extent of the market surprised Mr Williams when he first started up.
- There could also be differences in the extent of cover if motoring abroad, she said.
- It will show the extent of people's anger about these monstrous turbines.
- Anecdotal accounts, however, give a picture of the extent of the killing and maiming.
- This is especially so with regard to the geographical extent of globalization.
- A measurement of intelligence quotient does not determine the extent of learning difficulties.
- This is the awesome extent of their responsibility for mass violence leading to mass death.
- A teenager beaten up and left for dead by a gang wants people to know the extent of his injuries.
- It's pointless asking a man of O'Callaghan's scale the extent of his wealth.
- This is important for determining if patients with the disease differ and to quantify the extent of infection.
- Thick smoke was seen rising from the area, but the extent of the damage was not immediately clear.
- There were different views as to the extent and scope of the sovereign power.
- They claim the Government is covering up the true extent of the disease outbreak.
- In some cases, however, images do survive as engravings or copies and a picture emerges of the extent of our loss.
2.2to some extent — hasta cierto punto
- to a certain extent — (to some extent) hasta cierto punto
- to a large extent — en gran parte
- to a greater/lesser extent — en mayor/menor grado
- it irritated me to such an extent that I left — me molestó hasta tal punto que me fui
- to the extent of
- it hurt to the extent of making me cry — me dolió tanto / hasta tal punto que me eché a llorar
- I can't go to the extent of actually firing her — no puedo llegar al extremo de despedirla
- to that extent — hasta ese punto
- to what extent — hasta qué punto
- I don't know to what extent he's involved — no sé en qué medida / hasta qué punto está involucrado
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