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(secure)(grasp/hold) firmehe has a firm handshake — da la mano con fuerza
- After making sure you have a firm grip on the outward line, you should cut it as close to your body as possible.
- They can see the firm foundations being laid at Elland Road.
- He started on the dishes again, making sure he kept a firm grip on every dish.
- Our studies provide a firm foundation to investigate this intriguing notion.
- However, it had a firm foundation of trust on which to build, as recent surveys had shown that most people trusted their GP or nurse.
- Katherine was again conscious of his strength through the firm grip he took of her hand.
- Retain a firm grip on it when you power it up and you will get the hang of it after a few passes.
- Goldberg is confident that the center is on firm financial footing as it prepares to celebrate the coming anniversary.
- When it was his time to take the oath, he signed the book, then went on to chat animatedly to the Speaker, who grasped his hand, held it in a firm grip, and shook it five times.
- This goes a huge way towards putting the project on a firm financial footing (no pun intended) and turning it into a reality.
- Coun Francis wished the clerk well and he praised him for putting the council on a firm financial footing.
- Hopefully they will continue to build on this firm foundation.
- These results will provide students with a firm foundation to pursue further studies or to enter the world of work.
- I then proceeded to let out a few feet of tape and make sure I had a firm grip on it.
- She danced next to him for a song; he kept a firm grip on her wrist to make sure she didn't slip away into the crowd.
- That is a firm foundation for taking a case before the court.
- A large hand caught her arm in a firm grip and steadied her, tugging so that she could sit up properly.
- He took my hand with a firm grip and, bringing his face right up close to mine, stared me straight in the eyes for several seconds, as though drinking in every detail of my face.
- For all their adventure, their successes this season have been built on firm foundations.
- He kept a firm grip on her to make sure she was alright, but pulled something out of his pocket.
1.2(not yielding)(muscles/surface) firme(mattress) duro(foundation) sólidoa firm basis for negotiations — una base sólida para las negociaciones
- the going is firm — el terreno está firme
- I don't think the ground will make any difference to him, although he may not run if the ground comes up too firm.
- Obtain a stable chair with a firm seat cushion and back, and a footstool to elevate your leg
- Also, it is normal to feel the epididymis - a small, firm, tube-like structure at the back of the testicle.
- The firm ground did not help as far as the size of the fields was concerned and the races contained fewer runners than we have come to expect at Punchestown.
- When you are cruising your local bazaar, make sure to only buy fruits that are bright red, shiny, and firm with no mould in sight.
- A ball point pen and a firm writing surface should be used to assure clarity and legibility.
- Snow ramps led upwards through the maze of rocks, the surface surprisingly firm and consistent, allowing us to kick steps and chop holds with our axes.
- Rob shivered a little, cold and uncomfortable lying on the firm, hard ground.
- It has some obvious advantages, apart from the pleasure of running around on firm ground under the summer sun.
- The advocates of summer rugby will have loved it as the firm ground underfoot encouraged the two teams to play some terrific expansive rugby.
- We'd really like separate paths for riders, with a firm all-weather surface, but that would be expensive.
- Her right fist appeared to have connected with something distinctly firm and solid.
- Then she jumped up and down upon the nice firm mattress like a trampoline.
- ‘I stepped on what I thought was firm ground and I sank until my ankles,’ she said.
- White has shown his cards in the selection of a team and a bench that is tailored for a hard, firm ground and dry conditions.
- They maintain the route would have to be repaired anyway, whether it were upgraded or not, and the ground is firm enough to withstand use by horses and cyclists.
- We've had four or five days of good weather so the ground is firm.
- In section the tumour tissue was firm and the cut surface of the growth was evenly white and had small cysts in it.
1.3(not declining)(currency/market) firme(currency/market) fuertethe dollar remained firm against other currencies — el dólar se mantuvo frente a otras monedas
- Brokers said they expect share prices to stay firm next week, supported by the planned establishment of new investment trusts.
- While many commodity markets have been very much on the firm side, the grain and oilseed complex have been weak.
- That the share price has held firm indicates the market believes the company will get control of the group eventually, analysts say.
- In the age of globalization, capital flows brought in by a firm currency can be more important than the increased trade afforded by a softer one.
2.1(steadfast)(friendship) sólido(support) firmeshe is firm in her convictions — se mantiene firme en sus convicciones
- he is firm favorite to win the race — es el gran favorito de la carrera
- to be firm on an issue — mantenerse firme en una postura
- The two became firm friends and were close collaborators on medical topics for many years.
- To the contrary, be as firm with yourself as you would be with a subordinate who promised to do something by a certain time or date.
- Constance was a firm believer that things have a way of working themselves out.
- It was there that he met Tom, now aged 18, and the two become firm friends.
- He kept on marching ahead with equipoise and firm determination.
- The two became firm friends, with Zazu learning an impressive vocabulary during their time together.
- Ariane's eyes looked over to Frayne who had yet to speak, he stood firm with his arms crossed.
- Having taken our decision, this country will now pursue our aims with firm resolve and with determination.
- Her voice sounded kind and caring, even though she sounded firm with Chad about Sean getting his rest.
- Not to say that there wasn't debate, but the conclusion was always the same: a firm resolution to do nothing.
- It is important to be firm, resolute and committed to get through the first stage.
- He was resolute, firm and unbending in his position toward Nazi Germany's aggression.
- You need to be firm with some consistent training to help gain the upper hand.
- Kingston is a warm and encouraging older man, firm with the students but gentle and kind.
- During a break in proceedings, she told the Yorkshire Post how she came to be an adviser on the show and firm friends with its star.
- He saw through some lucrative deals for his players/clients, and became firm friends with many of them.
- Enforce the rules fairly every time. Be gentle but firm with your child even when the child wants to break a rule.
- However, he did still have to be firm with the girl, otherwise she would transgress.
- Raising her head high, Julia decides to toughen herself and be firm with Cassie.
- We, the lesser fry, may enjoy the luxury of shaking and red eyes but we expect the man at the top to be firm, unfaltering and resolute.
- Sometimes, you have to be firm with minions or they won't stop bugging you, he thought.
- Had the government acted in time with a firm determination, the calamity would have been averted?
3(definite)(offer/contract/date) en firme
- ‘At the moment we are going on as if it is still going ahead but we are planning to make a firm decision in June,’ she said.
- Take our advice - just don't make any firm plans for June.
- But transgression, by definition, requires a firm set of rules.
- Unfortunately, we can't offer a firm definition of what constitutes a high number of features.
- The Crawford Court did not provide a firm definition of the meaning of testimonial.
- In addition to Trinity Academy, firm plans already exist for another seven academies across Yorkshire including two in Bradford.
- As a minimum, we get a firm definition of the kind of equipment needed for the job and how long it will be needed for that job.
- So, actually I could almost prove that anyone that gives you a firm answer is by definition wrong.
- The Skin Firming Moisturiser with seaweed extract and caffeine promises to firm up flabby flesh and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- By working all heads of the triceps, you can firm up the backs of your arms and develop a gorgeous contour, Roberts says.
- But I rather like my body image, and I reckon I would be sorted if I just got a hula hoop to firm up my stomach muscles.
- Forecasts from the Organisation for Economic Development and Co-operation predict prices will firm in most major commodities.
- All this takeover froth provides support for the company's share, which has firmed since he unveiled his yellow pack initiative.
- Carphone provided a positive update at the end of September which has helped the shares to firm 15%.
- Minister Walsh said butter prices have firmed throughout the EU and in Ireland due in part to the overall fall in milk deliveries in the EU and the attraction of cheese, which has also diverted milk away from butter.
- Dutch shares firmed early on Thursday after the firm announced it was maintaining its dividend for the year contradicting earlier forecasts by analysts who had forecast the first dividend cut in over 20 years.
- Agricultural conditions improved as well: crop and cattle prices firmed and weather conditions improved.
- Now, margins have been compressed by pricing pressures, and industry analysts and executives don't see prices firming anytime soon.
- Economist Ben Simpendorfer added: " We are seeing a sustained reflationary trend; the old news is that retail prices are firming.
1(in business, etc)empresa femininefirma femininecompañía femininea firm of architects — un estudio de arquitectos
- a law firm — un estudio jurídico
- I'm a junior partner at a law firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
- In the property manager's office, Paul and I met with the law firm's office manager and real estate agent.
- Union members are demanding shorter working hours and the government's retraction of its plan to privatize the public firms, which they fear will lead to massive layoffs.
- Like your business, law firms are owned and operated by a set of partners.
- All of the foreign companies are partnered with local Taiwanese firms.
- Most of the larger retailers subcontract firms to do this.
- These would be analogous to the kind of contracts that venture-capital firms draw up for the management of young companies.
- The same costs potentially face publishing firms and broadcasting companies every time they decide to fight a complex libel case.
- There is often a cultural disconnect when big law firms meet small businesses.
- But he doubts the law firm would reclassify those employees and take away their overtime pay.
- Also beleaguered are trucking companies, chemical concerns, and construction firms.
- In many cases, students hired by public accounting firms come from families with a culture of business.
- Lawyers sit on the boards of companies with which their firms do business.
- With ratios in some accountancy firms of one partner to 20 employees, trying to make the grade may seem like mission impossible.
- Now, the smaller firms are fighting back by picking up laid-off bankers from big firms or entering partnerships.
- It is rare for a biotechnology firm to establish its business in a an existing property.
- Should partners in law and accounting firms be entitled to sue if they face age, race, or sex discrimination?
- Big law firms were the place to find the right lawyer, because big law firms were a one-stop shop.
- The company is a full service law firm which acts primarily for business clients.
- She admits that it is easier for her to go into partnership with big firms now that she has established her reputation.
2British informal(soccer supporters)hinchada femininebarra feminine Latin America
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