In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(army/country) luchar(army/country) combatir(person) pelear(person) luchar(animal) luchar(policy/for aim) luchar por conseguir / lograr algohe fought in the First World War — combatió / luchó en la primera guerra mundial
- to fight to the death — pelear / luchar a muerte
- to fight against sb — luchar (/ combatir etc. ) contra algn
- to fight against sth — luchar contra algo
- to fight for sb/sth — luchar por algn/algo
- he fights for a living — se gana la vida boxeando
- she was fighting for her life — se debatía entre la vida y la muerte
- he had to fight for breath — le costaba muchísimo respirar
- to go down fighting — morir con las botas puestas
- to fight shy of sth/ -ing
- he tends to fight shy of emotional commitments — tiende a eludir / evitar los compromisos afectivos
- he always fights shy of meeting the press — siempre procura esquivar / eludir a los periodistas
- It is a contest being fought by e-mail, direct mail and telephone, alongside the traditional door knock.
- The pundits tell us that this entire election was fought over a difference of opinion about how to spend 2% of our GDP.
- For a prime minister who fought the election on improving public services, such increases look like thoughtless and tactless extravagance.
- With their customary bravery, most Japanese soldiers fought to the death.
- Roy spent five years in German prison camps after he was captured while fighting against the Nazis in Norway.
- A study found that girls as young as 13 are smoking, swearing, fighting, drinking and disrupting lessons in ever higher numbers.
- They know that these wars were not fought primarily for their rights.
- Her personal bodyguards fought valiantly to keep by her side.
- A division's ability to fight is based on its ability to sustain and replenish itself.
- A bloody battle fought bravely to the end.
- Way back in the last century in rural areas elections were fought and won at the church gates and also in the local towns.
- Students were fighting and overturning desks and the teacher was shouting, ‘they're animals.’
- If your conscience won't allow you to fight for your country you can now apply for permission not to perform military or combatant duties.
- Labour candidates fought the election in Whitworth on that issue.
- He returns to battle and fights, pushing ever closer to the walls of the city.
- The Senator has even disregarded the contributions of those who are fighting for their freedom.
- With the news that Australia's leading wicket taker Shane Warne will be fit for the match, the game promises to be an evenly fought contest.
- Within five minutes of the sentencing, court spectators jumped the railing, fought with officials and seized the defendant.
- But twelve years ago an election was fought on it.
- This is particularly true here, where elections are mostly fought on race, not ideas.
- The attitude betrays a contempt for the very system people in the party believed in and thought they fought an election for.
- Two team members charged into the stands and fought with fans in the final minute of Friday's game.
- The people of Arnhem yesterday welcomed back the old soldiers who fought so bravely to free them 60 years ago.
- He came and pushed me against the bar, then he and Joe started fighting again.
- He fought in France during World War I and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1914 to 1923.
- The 1914-18 war was mainly fought on battlefields.
- Never mind the billions of innocent civilians there, or the brave warriors fighting to defend them.
- Many former Nazis fought elections under the banner of the National Democratic Party with limited success.
- If the election is fought on domestic issues, the incumbent will probably lose.
- The rebels fought hard to retake a former stronghold.
- He fought that election against all the odds and was within a half percent of pulling off a spectacular victory.
- People come and go, epochs change, battles are fought, wars won and lost, but India exists.
- Needless to say, I struggled and fought like hell the whole damn way.
- It was the most keenly fought election in American history and one that went truly global.
- A close contest was fought with the American Lisa Raymond on Court 18.
- We were always fighting with the other guys.
- These elections were fought and ultimately decided on local issues, but the national picture is much the same.
- Usually the insurgents fight to the death, if you will.
- You know the villagers, they'll stay here and fight to the end.
- The parties have fought this election by issuing dire warnings, squabbling about details and calling each other names.
- This was a keenly fought contest between two evenly matched teams.
- For 30 years now, guerrillas have been fighting for independence for the people of the islands.
- It will be one of the most tightly fought political contests in North Kerry since the May general election but this time it s not about votes but appetite.
- The Lords' veto on the budget was overturned, and Asquith fought an election on this very issue, establishing the primacy of the elected Commons over the unelected Lords.
- One or more of them declaring their candidature would really add spice to what is already promising to be a fascinating and very hard fought electoral contest.
- Most experts agree that a person attacked by a cougar should fight like hell.
- The police were called by the bus driver after two pupils began fighting as the bus was travelling through town.
2(quarrel)to fight over / about sth — pelearse por algo
- Does your child hear you talking about troubles at work or fighting with your spouse about financial matters?
- They have been fighting over custody issues for an epic two years.
- We have been very careful not to shout or fight around the kids but they are still suffering.
- George I and his son shared a deep mutual dislike for each other, were political opposites, and fought constantly.
- Now they are fighting over who should be in charge and who doesn't deserve to be.
3fighting pres p(units/troops) de combate2,000 fighting men were sent to the front — enviaron 2.000 combatientes / soldados al frente
- He fights his vessel well.
1(country/army) luchar contra(country/army) combatir contraif you want it, you'll have to fight me for it — si lo quieres vas a tener que vértelas conmigo
- (in boxing) Frazier fought Ali for the world title — Frazier peleó contra Ali / se enfrentó a Ali por el título mundial
- to fight one's way — abrirse camino / paso a la fuerza
- I had to fight my way into the hall — tuve que abrirme camino / paso a la fuerza para entrar en la sala
2(oppose)(disease/fire) combatir(proposal/measure) combatir(measure/proposal) oponerse a(measure/proposal) luchar contraI want to go so don't fight me on this — quiero ir, así que no te me opongas
- we'll fight them all the way — no les vamos a dar cuartel
3(wage, conduct)to fight a duel — batirse en / a duelo
- to fight a battle — librar una batalla
- they fought a long war against the rebels — lucharon contra los rebeldes / combatieron a los rebeldes durante largo tiempo
4(contest)(election) presentarse awe intend to fight the case — pensamos llevar el caso a los tribunales (/ defendernos etc. )
- to fight a seat — presentarse como candidato para conseguir un escaño
1(between persons)pelea femininefeminine peleafeminine riñafeminine luchafeminine contiendato put up a good fight — ofrecer / oponer resistencia
- if you want a fight then I'm ready — si quieres pelea / si quieres pelear, aquí estoy
- I'll give him a fight if he wants one — le voy a hacer frente si me provoca
- they're looking for a fight — están buscando camorra / bronca
- in a fair fight — en buena lid
2(boxing match)pelea femininecombate masculine
3(struggle)lucha femininethe fight against poverty/for freedom — la lucha contra la pobreza/por la libertad
- the fight to survive — la lucha por la supervivencia / para sobrevivir
4(quarrel)pelea femininepleito masculine Mexicoto pick a fight with sb — meterse con algn informal
5(fighting spirit)espíritu de lucha masculinecombatividad femininehe was still full of fight — aún seguía con ganas de pelear
- there's no fight left in him — no le quedan ánimos para luchar
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