In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sth true)hecho masculinethe fact that she didn't mention it — el hecho de que no lo mencionara
- the fact of her coming here shows ... — el (hecho de) que haya venido demuestra ...
- the fact is that she is a great writer — el hecho / lo cierto es que es una gran escritora
- if it wasn't for the fact that he's my son ... — si no fuera porque es mi hijo ...
- I know for a fact that ... — sé a ciencia cierta que ...
- it's a well-known fact — todo el mundo lo sabe
- it cost $5,000 — is that a fact? — costó 5.000 dólares —¡no me diga!
- our magazine gives you all the facts and figures on sport — en nuestra revista encontrará la información deportiva más completa
- she got her facts right/wrong — su información era correcta/incorrecta
- what are the facts of the case? — ¿qué se sabe en concreto sobre el caso?
- I want hard facts — quiero datos concretos
- the facts about Hollywood are as fascinating as the legends — la verdad / realidad de Hollywood es tan fascinante como la leyenda
- to face (the) facts — aceptar la realidad
- If the facts cannot be so proved, then there is no basis from which to infer a future risk.
- It is a fact that most of those who are on the street have an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
- That does not have to be a law of human nature for my argument, just a fact about most of us.
- It is a fact that the single most devastating killer of small birds is the domestic cat.
- I would want none of my people ever to make a mistake or ever to get tired or ever miss a fact in a statement.
- The couple beside us were toasting the fact of just being alive on so blissful a night.
- When you took out a book you entered the fact in an exercise book and signed for it.
- The court decided that no breach of a superior rule of law could be proven on the facts.
- Micky is out now and has stayed out for four years, a fact of which he is very proud.
- It is also a fact that there are many things far worse for your health than smokers.
- Those sort of facts and statistics are true in so many instances of cancer now.
- However young you may feel, it is a sad fact that people do slow down as they get older.
- The good thing about this particular index is that it is based on plain and simple fact.
- Kuhn showed that what counts as a fact to a scientist depends on the current paradigm.
- If they are going to bother to print such an amazing fact, they may as well say why it is amazing.
- Every day another item stated as fact turns out to be based on foundations of sand.
- That does tend to be the case but it is merely a trend, not an incontrovertible fact.
- So go and see it with your own eyes and discover for yourself if it is an historical fact.
- A couple of days later, the true facts, or at least a version of them, began to emerge.
- It is a sad fact that when a litter of pigs is born, it is quite normal to have one or two born dead.
2.1(truth, reality)this novel is based on fact — esta novela está basada en hechos reales
- fact or fiction? — ¿realidad o ficción?
- in fact — en realidad
- she wasn't pleased; in fact she was extremely angry — no le hizo mucha gracia; de hecho / en realidad se puso furiosa
- as a matter of fact
- I do know her, as a matter of fact she's one of my best friends — sí que la conozco, (de hecho) es muy amiga mía
- I don't suppose you have it — as a matter of fact I do — me imagino que no lo tendrás — pues sí lo tengo
- in point of fact — de hecho
- the fact of the matter is (that) ... — el hecho es que ...
2.2(criminal event)before/after the fact — antes/después de los hechos
- The Ombudsman is the sole judge of fact and he can only be corrected on errors of law.
- We would then have an opportunity for questions on a point of fact or a clarification.
- If the comment amounts to a statement of fact then it must be proved to be true or privileged.
- That is in my judgment so even if it can later be shown that the arbitrator made an error of fact or law.
- To make an error of fact or law in the course of arriving at a decision is not even misconduct.
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