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(bring)(person/thing) traer(thing/person) ir a buscar(thing/person) ir a por Spainfetch me my cigarettes please — ve a por mis cigarrillos, por favor Spain
- fetch my cigarettes for me please — tráeme / ve a buscarme los cigarrillos, por favor
- go and fetch help! — ¡ve a buscar ayuda!
- (to dog) fetch (it)! — ¡busca, busca!
- I fetched the rug from the car — fui al coche a buscar la manta
- she fetched out a card from the bottom of her handbag — sacó una tarjeta del fondo de su bolso
- the noise fetched him out of his room/down from the loft — el barullo lo hizo salir de su cuarto/bajar del desván
- fetch that box down from upstairs — trae esa caja de arriba
- you'd better fetch the washing in — va a ser mejor que entres la ropa
- Mr Tembani then told me he would personally fetch the parcel and deliver it to my house.
- Can you imagine a moggie carrying Sunday papers with all those supplements, or fetching letters without scratching them to shreds?
- Lee was left to play by himself when his cousins left the house and his mother went to fetch a cup of tea for Lee's disabled great-grandmother, Margaret Duplex.
- One moment of reality that was to haunt me for a long time was what happened when I went to fetch Stephen's death certificate at the Hallamshire hospital in Sheffield, where he had died.
- It took me a while to fetch the car and bring it up to the church to get my parents.
- We trained him to fetch it and bring it back repeatedly.
- In the dry season, the women would fetch it and carry it home in jars on their heads, or from dirty tanks which gave us diseases.
- The boys' contribution is mainly to collect wood and sometimes fetch water.
- In the afternoon, one guest said, the bride was fetched and brought to the party.
- So he called a servant to fetch a candle and led the way upstairs, the stranger following without effort despite his burden.
- I fetched my guitar and led in a quick rendition of This Land Is Your Land.
- I had a need to go fetch his last belongings and bring them home to my house to wash them.
- Once we reached the library, we three signed in, and Kelsey surreptitiously drifted away, fetching the large tome and bringing it to the room where we were doing our shift.
- As she conducts household errands, fetching apples or replating candlesticks, she seeks ‘her own secret’.
- After a breakfast of pasta and 3 cups of tea, I went to the garage to fetch my bike only to find my Dad, who looked more nervous than me, frantically pumping up my tyres.
- They give you a plastic slate with a number; you drive up, and the bags are fetched from a conveyor belt that carries big numbered tubs.
- Luckily, I had a boy with me, who I sent to fetch a morgue vehicle to bring them to the city for proper burial.
- Cox goes to fetch a cup of tea and returns with more numbers.
- He bends down and tosses a stick to Baxter, who obligingly fetches it and brings it back.
- To get my birth certificate in my Dutch home town, I have to ask my mother to mobilize my 80-year old uncle, the last family member to live in this city, so he can fetch it in person.
1.2(collect)(thing/person) recogerthey fetched him from the station in the car — lo recogieron de la estación / lo fueron a buscar a la estación en el coche
2informal(sell for)the car fetched $4,000 — el coche se vendió en 4.000 dólares
- it'll fetch a tidy sum — sacarán una buena suma por él
- Today, crude oil trades for around $30 a barrel while the same quantity of blood fetches $20,000.
- In the tourist shops of Toraja heirlooms fetch high prices as objets d' art, and land too is sometimes sold for government projects or tourist developments.
- Second, because of that lessened demand, the oil they do sell fetches a lower price.
- A similar load of peaches or lychees could easily fetch double that.
- Mr. Zhang says he is confident that his will fetch the highest prices.
- It is not that the fish is set to fetch a higher price.
- With the luxury market now soaring, Ng is not resting on his laurels and says he expects a duplex on the 79th and 80th floors to fetch an even higher price.
- In today's market yesterday's playthings fetch serious prices and last year was a bumper year for toys and related ephemera.
- The collection is expected to fetch a total of about £25 million in a landmark sale lasting two days, on February 19 and 20.
- It is a collective wish of the people here that if this district is brought on the tourist map, it is bound to fetch fortunes for the state in general and the residents of Kupwara district in particular.
- It will surely fetch a better price with new gutters, tiles, gates, fences, sand-blasted and pointed.
- Oil is sold wherever it can fetch the highest price.
- Also, the companies offered for sale would fetch a lower kitty, much below expectations.
- Land like this is fetching significant prices which does not compare with the rental income.
- Hong Kong share prices closed off their lows as property stocks rebounded in late trade on hopes that next week's government land auction will fetch high prices and trigger a rally in the sector.
- The price of vineyard land is not directly proportional to the price fetched by grapes grown on it, however.
- The words that the verses of the Qur'an should not be sold for a paltry price do not mean that they can be sold if they fetch a high price.
- If you are ready to sell now the rising demand for Teps means that you are likely to be able to fetch a higher price than you could a few years ago.
- All such people do is to buy commodities in the expectation that they will fetch a higher price later.
- Later this month two retail units on Mainguard Street will go to auction and are expected to fetch a combined price of around €1 million.
3informal(deal)to fetch sb a blow — darle / asestarle un golpe a algn
- to fetch sb a kick — darle una patada a algn
- Her song has something that fetches an audience.
- I find anything in the way of politics fetches women.
- He has wounded him in the small of the back, as the gesture of the beast indicates, and running up behind him, wheels about to fetch a blow.
- And the man took a club, came up to them and aimed at the lion's head and fetched him a wallop.
- The best she could do was to fetch a slap at tall Charley's head.
- One of the children, not understanding the kneeling order, and standing up, the mother fetched her a slap on the ear, crying, ‘Drat it, Jane, kneel down.’
4.1literary (utter)(groan/sigh) exhalar literary
- I likewise promise that I shall not be obliged to fetch blood with the scourge.
- His voice was musical and strong, which he managed in such a manner as, one while, to make soft impressions on the heart, and fetch tears from the eyes.
- Men of wisdom fetch their breath up from deep inside and below, while others breathe with their voice box alone.
- Her death took a heavy toll on Elizabeth, one observer noting, ‘I never knew her fetch a sigh, but when the Queen of Scots was beheaded.’
4.2literary (draw)to fetch a deep breath — respirar hondo
5Nautical(mark/buoy) alcanzar(buoy/mark) arribar a
1to fetch and carry — ser el recadero/la recadera
- I'm sick of fetching and carrying for you — estoy harta de ser tu recadero
2Nauticalganar el barlovento
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