In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(destiny)destino masculineI wonder what fate has in store for us now — me pregunto qué nos deparará el destino
- fate meant us to meet — el destino quiso que nos conociéramos
- as fate would have it — como lo quiso el destino
- It is a cruel twist of fate, especially with a new presidency that few expect to benefit the poorest of Americans.
- It was a simple twist of fate that introduced him to the chartered accountancy profession.
- Yet by an ironic twist of fate he is blind to the world around him, losing Dot, who is expecting his child, to a pastry maker.
- She was about to send off an application to drama school when fate intervened.
- And from time to time, nature and fate conspire to bring a mortal down.
- Kane understood the power of fate, and the inevitability of consequence.
- A mother has been reunited with a daughter she had not spoken to for 15 years in an amazing twist of fate.
- He will live on for as long as the world remains daft and cruel fate chooses to mock us all.
- Sadly, in a cruel twist of fate, he was killed in a car accident just a few months later, aged just 21.
- But, in a somewhat cruel twist of fate, you will also not remember to go out and buy it.
- By a strange twist of fate, that actually is what the book was called.
- However, it was a cruel twist of fate that robbed him yet again of a sprint race win and, therefore, of an Irish double.
- Then in a twist of fate her eye's are raised, they meet mine and I can feel all my insides turn to jelly.
- By an ironic twist of fate, each of the four sides in the hat must face up to a derby match on the deciding Saturday.
- They forge a relationship based on their common sense of helplessness in the face of the overwhelming power of fate.
- In a remarkable twist of fate, they get locked in the storeroom together.
- Remarkably, he found the right words to comfort those affected by the cruellest twist of fate.
- Maybe in a strange twist of fate, Mom and Dad would be in bed sleeping.
- A calendrical twist of fate found us celebrating Christmas this year on the middle day of December.
- Yet in a pathetic twist of fate, John's final act was the ultimate percentage play.
- Stock options were a way to make executives more involved with the fates of the companies.
- He may have to live in exile from his own country, and while this is unfortunate, there are worse fates.
- Over the next century, nine major searches added to the sense that the party had met an almost supernatural fate.
- Jesus is not praying to be rescued from death, for that is the fate of all human beings.
- Did they realize too, that their fates were inextricably fixed to the outcome of that day's actions?
- Max felt that the fate of all mankind depended on this one decision.
- Haven't churches, synagogues and mosques met the same fate at the hands of vandals?
- If you were to build a snowman, it would suffer a fate worse than death.
- Some bodies had become tourist attractions as inquisitive locals came to view the fate of their former rulers.
- Earth would have suffered the same fate had it been just a little closer to the Sun.
- We learned from past elections that the nation's fate depends on whom the people choose as the president.
- What lies ahead then will be the struggle to avoid these two fates.
- He also wanted to know how many other importers have suffered a similar fate.
- We understand your need for privacy, but the fate of mankind outweighs this need.
- It is easy to see that this was the logical response to the dawning realisation of death as the fate of us all.
- Much the same fate has apparently befallen many other fairly despicable celebrities.
- He now realized that she had saved him from a fate worse than death.
- While their paths diverged after 1990, their fates are entwined again this season.
- His fate, death by firing squad, would hardly seem a cause for celebration.
- Over 100,000 have already crossed the border into Liberia and to an uncertain fate.
- Men controlled the fates of women, whose expected aim in life was to marry well.
- I died a little for him that day, because I knew his fate was sealed.
- Besides, this is the battle that will decide the fate of our world.
- We have seen that inflation tells us nothing about the ultimate fate of the Universe.
- It's a sad tale of the fate of a whistleblower, and a dark rump of cop culture.
- Such efficiency gains could play a crucial role in determining the ultimate fate of satellite broadband.
- Atropos is the name of one of the Fates, mythical beings who controlled the destinies of humans.
- They're called the three Fates: The Clotho, The Lachesis and The Atropos, named after the Greek mythology.
- The three Fates, or Moirai, were the offspring of Zeus and the Titan Themis.
- To the Greeks, your destiny was in the hands of the Fates, three heartless old women.
- And the sort of Goddess which the Fates held out to me was contained in the Old Religion.
2(one's lot, end)suerte feminineto decide sb's fate — decidir la suerte que ha de correr algn
- to leave/abandon sb to his/her fate — dejar/abandonar a algn a su suerte
- it was my fate to have to talk to her — tuvo que tocarme a mí hablar con ella
- to meet one's fate — encontrar la muerte
- a fate worse than death
- having to move to the country would be a fate worse than death to me — preferiría morirme antes que tener que mudarme al campo
3Mythologythe Fates — las Parcas
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