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(approval)the king's favor — el favor del rey
- to find favor with sb — ser bien recibido por algn
- to gain/lose favor — ganar/perder aceptación
- to come back into favor — volver a tener aceptación
- he isn't in favor with the boss now — ya no cuenta con el apoyo del jefe
- he fell out of favor with the party — cayó en desgracia en el partido
- to look with favor on sth/sb — mirar algo/a algn con benevolencia
- to curry favor with sb — tratar de ganarse el favor de algn
- Here are some important factors that combined to draw God's favour down upon His people.
- This escalating growth is looked upon with favour by many economic experts.
- These stations found instant favour with the people as they provided them with the kind of a service that was being denied by the institutionalised system.
- He said winning the customer's favour and loyalty by satisfying their wants, is the need of the hour.
- Little girls learn, among other things, about the crucial importance of their appearance to their personal happiness and to their ability to gain favor with their friends.
- The theory, initially a popular topic of research, quickly lost favour with the introduction of quantum mechanics.
- Fortunately, this individual has the goodwill and approval of close associates, and most people look upon him with favour.
- In 1708 Harley also lost favour, and Anne was forced to admit the Whigs into her administration once again.
- This is an album that will find much favour with people who enjoy this genre of music from a singer who renders his songs in a proud Midlands accent.
- The union leader observed that students had lost support and favour from members of the public as a result of their riotous and unruly behaviour.
- It wasn't until the beginning of the twentieth century that aromatics regained their lost favour.
- It was used in sweet dishes more than as a savoury vegetable, but it soon palled and lost favour.
- The new arrival from northern Europe won people's favour almost immediately.
- Mazzini looked to Rome where, to his relief, Pius IX had lost favour with liberals after refusing to condone the war against Austria.
- With the rise of the orchestra in the mid-17th century the viol family gradually lost favour to the violin.
- The emperor eventually became the ultimate patron, and as time went on, without his support and favour, even the most ambitious senator could not hold high office.
- Leaders in Europe should withdraw all favor and support from any Palestinian ruler who fails his people and betrays their cause.
- Barristers depend on their continued favour and good will.
- He intended either to curry renewed favour with Darius or support faltering rebels.
- But those nations have lost favor among depositors in recent years as they have eased bank secrecy laws in response to international pressure.
1.2(partiality)favoritismo masculineto show favor to sb — favorecer a algn
- It is not just unreasonable to be biased in our own favour, it is also naïve.
- His petition to the Scottish parliament accuses government bodies meant to regulate the fish farming industry of being biased in its favour.
- This pact is utterly one-sided-in Mexico's favor.
- It is still based upon favour with no relevance whatever to competence or effectiveness.
- The overall balance is likely to continue to shift marginally in China's favour over the next decade.
- It is really important that judges show no favour and no bias.
- The dynamic this week has been in his favor consistently.
- We certainly hope so - we own it, and are unabashedly biased in its favor.
- Both sides of a trial seek bias in their own favour as, according to the film's ads, some cases ‘are too important to be left to juries’.
2in favora favor66% in favor, 34% against — 66% a favor, 34% en contra
- to be/speak in favor of sb / in sb's favor — estar/hablar a / en favor de algn
- to be/speak in favor of sth/ -ing — estar/hablar a favor de algo/+ inf
- she spoke in favor of the candidate — habló a / en favor del candidato
- I'm all in favor of a pay increase — estoy totalmente a favor de un aumento de sueldo
- they're in favor of renewing the contract — están a favor de renovar el contrato
- the balance in your favor is $5,000 — el saldo a su favor es de 5.000 dólares
- the judge found in the plaintiff's favor — el juez se pronunció a / en favor del demandante
- the check was made out in his favor/in favor of the club — el cheque fue extendido a su nombre/en nombre del club
- the wind is in our favor — llevamos / tenemos el viento a nuestro favor
3(act of kindness)favor masculinecan I ask you a favor/ ask a favor of you? — ¿puedo pedirte un favor?
- don't expect any favors from him — no esperes favores de él
- as a favor (to sb) — como un favor (a algn)
- to do sb a favor — hacerle un favor a algn
- just do me a favor and keep quiet — haz(me) el favor de callarte
- would you do me the favor of moving your car? — ¿me haría el favor de mover el coche?
- do me a favor! — ¡hazme el favor!
- Do me a favour and stop pretending you know me, because you don't.
- His policy was to buy support by granting favours and wide-ranging concessions.
- Go on do me a favour, do yourself a favour, take that vinyl out of its sleeve.
- In this spirit, members emphasize communal sharing, as in sharing food, giving gifts, and doing favors.
- The government gave us an important quest to fulfill before our execution, but we will not return the favor of kindness!
- But, do not feel that simply because I gave you a gift, that means that you are obliged to return the favour.
- We mistakenly think we will lose a partner's affection by burdening him or her with our requests for favors or acceptance of gifts.
- Do not offer favors or gifts to families in order to gain access.
- Of course what they really meant was, ‘Do me a favour.’
- If you're unable to oblige, then the reason why you can't grant the favour should be very good.
- Offerings and gifts are made to saints and protective spirits for favors in this life.
- He is unencumbered by owing favours to one master or another in London, and he will measure his success by standards set in Scotland, not Westminster.
- You've gotten me tons of gifts and I just wanted to return the favor.
- Do us a favour: Read this book and listen to this tape.
- Now there is a chance for all those organisations and individuals who have availed of their services down through the years to return the favour.
- Do us a favour, get a dictionary and look up what a gradient is.
- Do us a favour while you're here: visit my campaign website and sign the petition.
- Feudal ways like offering gifts for favors is widespread and starts early; even parents do it for their kids' teachers.
- Bribery refers to the illicit use of rewards, gifts, or favors to pervert judgment or corrupt the conduct of someone.
- Although people typically disdain thinking about close relationships in exchange terms, partners often do reciprocate favors and kindnesses toward each other.
euphemistic, formal(sexual intimacy)favores euphemistic humorous
- The priest borrows the sum from the merchant and hands it to the wife, and the wife grants him her favours.
(token)favor masculine archaicprenda feminine
5.2(party gift)sorpresa feminineregalito masculine
- When you're preparing the baby shower supplies, gifts and favors, the shower theme will practically tell you the best ideas to pick up.
- The tricky thing is to draw an appropriate line between a token gift or favor and a more substantial one.
- Physicians are often enticed to attend these CME programs with free meals and other favors and gifts.
5.3(on wedding cake)adorno masculine
1(be in favor of)(idea/proposal/plan) estar a favor de(plan/proposal/idea) ser partidario de(idea/plan/proposal) apoyara spot favored by anglers — un lugar que goza de popularidad entre los pescadores
2(be favorable to)favorecer
3(treat preferentially)favorecertratar con favoritismo
4favored past pmost favored nation — nación más favorecida feminine
- a secret known only to the / a favored few — un secreto que solo conoce una minoría selecta
5formal(oblige)to favor sb with sth
- he favored us with an interview — se dignó a concedernos una entrevista
- will you favor us with your presence? — ¿nos honraría con su presencia?
7(spare, treat gently)no forzar
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