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(healthy)en formasanoto get/keep fit — ponerse/mantenerse en forma
- to be fit for sth
- to be fit to + inf — estar en condiciones de + inf
- the soldiers were passed fit for duty — los soldados fueron declarados aptos (para el servicio)
- I feel fit for anything today — hoy me siento capaz de cualquier cosa
- the doctor declared him fit to play/travel — el médico estableció que estaba en condiciones de jugar/viajar
- He appreciates how fortunate he is to be fit and able to meet such a challenge.
- Volunteers will need to be fit and will be able to make their own way to Tatton Park.
- Being as fit and healthy as possible maximises the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
- For me being physically fit is beneficial as it helps with my mental capacities when I'm driving.
- Dancing is great fun and a great way to keep fit during the winter months.
- The ecologically sound version of working out involves joining in with conservation work to get fit and help the environment at the same time.
- But we can at least keep ourselves physically fit and healthy, capable of working tirelessly for ourselves and others.
- A Rossendale councillor has taken on a mammoth training regime to get fit for the ultimate challenge - a trek to Everest Base Camp.
- We think that we will get very fit by the years end.
- Would you like to become fit without the pounding and perspiration of an aerobic class or a gym?
- Research has shown that most of us regularly over-estimate how fit we are and how much real physical activity we do.
- The 13-mile run may still be three months away but participants are being urged to get in training now to ensure they are fit for the event.
- The only way to get fit is to make exercise a regularly scheduled part of every week, even every day.
- A healthy body is one that is strong, flexible and aerobically fit.
- People who are physically fit are happier, healthier and more productive than those who are not.
- Whisper it, but some players on the circuit are even less fit than your average county cricketer.
- Being always on the move, they are a very fit and strong people.
- He is prone to being overweight, to having a dodgy knee, to not being able to stay fit for a full season.
- Football isn't just about committing yourself to training and being fit.
- You have to be fit to play competitively, and all younger players are competitive.
1.2informal (good-looking)guapo Latin Americade buena pinta Latin Americabuen mozo Latin America
- Who is that guy? Oh he's so fit!
- Some really fit guy wearing a gorgeous top came wandering down the stairs.
- Go and chat up her fit friend!
- I have got a girlfriend from college but I have recently been introduced to a really fit girl through a friend of mine.
2.1(suitable)(person/conduct) adecuado(person/conduct) apropiadoto be fit for sth/sb — ser apropiado / apto para algo/algn
- to be fit to + inf — estar en condiciones de + inf
- this book is not fit for children — este libro no es apto / apropiado para niños
- this car is only fit for the scrapheap — este coche es pura chatarra
- a feast fit for a king — un banquete digno de reyes
- fit for human consumption — apto para el consumo humano
- this isn't fit to eat — (unappetizing) esto está incomible
- he's not fit to be a father — no es digno de ser padre
- you're not fit to be seen — estás impresentable
- the school/prison/law is not fit for purpose — la escuela/cárcel/ley no es apto para su fin / no sirve para su fin
- But does taking a certificate guarantee that someone will be fit for purpose?
- He was quite useless here and the only thing he was fit for was to run things like Hampton Court entertainment… They will make rings round him.
- However as long as the ship had lifeboats on board it was fit to travel.
- Vic representatives visited the Southern Cross shortly after Easter and found the first and second floors fit for habitation.
- The van was fit for the purpose for which it was purchased.
- Nothing can enter these kitchens that isn't deemed fit for human consumption.
- Between now and the next general election we have to persuade millions of people up and down the country that this Conservative party is fit for government.
- The chancellor's upbeat pre-budget report hammered home the message that the economy will be fit to meet challenges from Asia and China.
- But brains from younger animals will still be considered fit for human consumption.
- Perhaps the trauma of that August day, when he was forced to spend so many hours in an outfit not fit for any particular athletic activity was just too much for him.
- I contacted a wine merchant in London and told him I wanted to buy some that would be fit for drinking in ten years time.
- Now, does Professor Collins believe that a professor at his university is fit for his job if the professor lies in his research?
- In attempting to limit the damage by lying about his own words, he has merely raised the most serious question of all: whether or not he is fit for public office.
- If we can persuade a few more to stay on rather then retire if they are fit and able to do the job, then that is a good thing.
- He says that the property is not fit for human habitation and is in serious disrepair.
- Look at some of the buildings, run down and no longer fit for purpose.
- He pronounced them fit for consumption, upon which we all fell to them hungrily.
- The Roadmen's cottages have been used for no more than rough storage for some years and would require considerable work before they were fit for habitation.
- Normally I do not drink at lunchtime because all I am fit for is a siesta; evening is a different matter < g >.
- And those who would seek to give us that kind of politics are very happy to indulge the patronising fantasies of those who think it is all we are fit for.
- If he is deemed by the court to not be fit and proper to operate the pub then we would look at reopening with a new tenant.
- Under the Sale of Goods Act retailers must sell goods that are of a satisfactory quality, are accurately described on the packaging and are fit for their purpose.
- And after 10 weeks in hospital, numerous complications and surgery, he was fit enough to return home.
- Mr. Saunders apparently thinks that the boat, as delivered, was fit for the purpose for which it was intended.
- They spent at least another £7,000 making the launch watertight and fit for habitation.
- Luckily, the doctor in charge kept on giving her a chit that she was fit and able to work although she was not.
- Doctors will be regularly asked to demonstrate their competence, so that they are fit to practise throughout their lives.
- Even if he didn't betray his secret, he would never be deemed fit to return to work.
- But up to 150 council workers based at the Fashion Corner council tax office were waiting to find out whether the building was fit for work.
- A Member who no longer thinks his party is fit to govern should in conscience resign from that party, and the party should be able to expel him if he doesn't.
- Meat which is not fit for consumption in the EU is now heading for South Africa.
- It's right to question, as the Royal Gazette does today, whether such gross negligence means the Government is fit to govern.
- New aspects require policies to ensure that rail personnel are fit for duty and, in particular, that they are not impaired by drugs or alcohol.
- First, the food and drink had to be certified fit for human consumption.
- Neither of these men is stupid enough to believe that churches are fit to govern a secular society, unlike many of their junior colleagues.
- That must go as far as not working excessive hours and being fit for the job they are doing at the time.
- He got in his van and drove, was clearly not in a fit state, and accepted now he made the wrong decision.
- The Association executive have had talks with the club, who indicated that they will do their utmost to ensure the playing surface is fit for cricket to be played.
- Regulations requiring that the houses be deemed fit for habitation have been waived so that they can move in.
- William Hague hopes to use this week's Conservative conference to prove he is fit for government.
2.2(right, proper)to see fit to + inf
- to think fit to + inf — creer apropiado + inf
- he did not see fit to reply to our letter — ni se dignó contestar a nuestra carta
- do as you think fit — haz lo que estimes conveniente / creas apropiado
- What objective criteria decide what is fit to print?
- How could any Court of Review determine whether leave ought to be given or not without hearing and determining upon the hearing whether it was a fit case for an appeal?
- The concept of the early modern period also enabled an exploration of topics and subjects not previously thought fit for consideration in relation to the Renaissance.
- Many former stars say it is not a fit subject for the soap.
- But religion is a private matter, and thus not a fit subject for an inaugural address.
- It is not for the Speaker to judge whether it is fit and proper for a Minister to have access to official information.
- While the results demonstrated an abundance of creativity in the audience, not all of the sculptures would be fit for public display!
3(ready)to be fit to + inf — estar en condiciones de + inf
- I felt fit to drop — me sentía a punto de caer agotada
- we laughed fit to burst / bust — nos tronchamos / desternillamos de risa
- Are you fit then to return to the lecture?
- Now just put on these boots and you're fit to go!
1Clothingthe dress/hat fits you perfectly — el vestido/sombrero te queda perfecto
- the jacket doesn't fit me — la chaqueta no me queda bien
2(be right size, shape for)(socket/hole) encajar enthe key doesn't fit the lock — la llave no encaja en la cerradura
3(correspond to)the reality doesn't fit your story — tu historia no concuerda / no se corresponde con la realidad
- the punishment must fit the crime — el castigo debe ser acorde con el delito
4(install)(handle/lock/shelf) poner British(shelf/lock/handle) colocar British(glazing) instalar(carpet) colocar(fanbelt/exhaust pipe) poner(exhaust pipe/fanbelt) colocarhe fitted the glass into the window frame — colocó el cristal en el marco de la ventana
- I can't fit this lid on — no puedo colocar esta tapa
- he fitted the two halves together — unió / encajó las dos mitades
- to fit sth with sth — equipar algo con algo
- a kitchen fited with the latest appliances — una cocina equipada con los últimos electrodomésticos
- the car is fitted with leather upholstery — el coche está tapizado en cuero
- he's been fitted with a pacemaker — le han colocado / puesto un marcapasos
5(accommodate)to fit sth into sth — meter algo en algo
- we can't fit everybody into one small room — no podemos meter a todo el mundo en una habitación pequeña
6(adjust)to fit sth to sth — adecuar algo a algo
- we must fit our policies to changed circumstances — debemos adecuar nuestros procedimientos a las nuevas circunstancias
7(make suitable)to fit sb for sth/ -ing — capacitar a algn para algo/+ inf
- her experience fits her for this job — su experiencia la capacita / la hace idónea para este trabajo
8Clothingthe dressmaker will fit your dress — la modista te probará el vestido
- to fit sb for sth — tomarle medidas a algn para algo
1Clothingthese shoes don't fit — estos zapatos no me quedan bien
- to make sth fit — ajustar algo
- if the shoe / cap fits wear it — quien se pica ajos come
2(be right size, shape)(top/lid) ajustar(peg/key) encajarto make sth fit — ajustar algo
3(correspond)(description/facts) encajar(description/facts) cuadrarthose scruffy jeans don't fit with your smart image — esos vaqueros asquerosos no van con tu imagen de hombre elegante
- it all fits — todo encaja
5Medicineshe suddenly started to fit — de repente le empezó a dar un ataque
1(of size, shape)my new jacket is a good/bad fit — la chaqueta nueva me queda bien/mal
- I prefer a looser fit — prefiero la ropa más holgada
- (clothes) it's a tight fit — es muy entallado
- (in confined space) can we all get in? — it'll be a tight fit — ¿cabemos todos? — vamos a estar muy apretados
- (in time) we can still make our plane, but it'll be a tight fit — aún podemos agarrar el avión, pero va a ser con el tiempo justo
1(attack)ataque masculinefainting fit — síncope masculine
- to give sb a fit — darle a algn un soponcio
- to have / throw a fit — darle a algn un ataque / un síncope
- I nearly had a fit — casi me da un ataque / un síncope
- It is believed he suffered a fit as he was watching a football match.
- His frequent fits result in painful injuries, and medication has failed to control the traumatic episodes.
- Always phone for an ambulance if a fit lasts longer than five minutes.
- Her sister, Lucy, suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and is often treated in York Hospital for fits and chest infections.
- Julie Ann now suffers from daily fits and seizures.
- Kirstie has had epilepsy since she was 18 and until recently suffered daily epileptic fits.
- Othello, told by Iago that Cassio has admitted sleeping with Desdemona, falls into a fit.
- She cannot work as she now suffers frequent, violent epileptic fits.
- Concerned about the number of fits Slater was having, her doctor decided to operate to disconnect the right and left hemispheres of her brain.
- Febrile convulsions are fits that sometimes happen in a child with a high temperature.
- The problems began after the woman was admitted to a medical ward in a local hospital suffering from fits and nightmares.
- Her ordeal began in November when she started having fits and convulsions despite no previous history of health problems.
- His master and friends all said he was a clever, well-behaved boy, and had never been known to have fits, or walk in his sleep.
- Alexandra has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from frequent epileptic fits.
- If the child has a history of epilepsy, it can be difficult to tell the difference between febrile convulsions and epileptic fits.
- One prisoner suffered an epileptic fit, and all the others shouted for help.
- At his parents' Flamborough home, his condition worsened, and he suffered several prolonged epileptic fits.
- He collapsed and died suddenly after not suffering an epileptic fit for several years.
- During this state one keeps on getting epileptic fits without regaining consciousness in between.
- If the child has fits, they may be prescribed anticonvulsant drugs.
2(short burst)a fit of coughing — un acceso de tos
- a fit of laughter — un ataque de risa
- a fit of jealousy/rage — un acceso / arrebato / arranque de celos/ira
- by / in fits and starts — a los tropezones
- to have sb in fits — hacer partirse de risa a algn
- we were in fits — nos estábamos muriendo de risa
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