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(amusement)juego masculinegames of chance and skill — juegos de azar y habilidad / destreza
- it's all in the game — todo es parte del juego
- to play the game — jugar limpio
- to play the game according to the rules — seguir las reglas del juego
- It will feature a magical wonderland of sculptures, games, attractions and entertainment.
- Evening entertainment included games of ludo, snakes and ladders and draughts.
- Villagers baked in the sun while enjoying games, rides and entertainment on the village green on Saturday.
- The same applies when the children are taken out to fun fairs where they have to mount a wide selection of amusement games.
- This had been a childhood game of theirs - to startle the rider into unseating themselves.
- That most basic of childhood games, tag, can now be played on a PC.
- This club provides weekly activities, games and amusement for the youth.
- There are many amusing mental games to be played on the bus when bored.
- Try these verbal games to engage their minds as well as their bodies.
- During the week, members of the group are encouraged to open their hearts and minds, and to engage in group activities and games.
- A host of games and other entertainment activities were laid on around the grounds of the pier and Walking Street.
- Sophie recalled childhood games in the school playground.
- Fun and games aside, the lesson is stark and one that should be taken very seriously.
- Doctors and therapists therefore have to invent exercises and games to entertain these patients and stop them from getting frustrated.
- But few other games really engage the intellect, instead of just the reflexes.
- Val can't say she didn't enjoy the simple acts of childhood games.
- There will be games, amusements and activities for all the family.
- A teddy bears' picnic, games, entertainment and a cake will be laid on for the event on July 16.
- The tiny hidden corridors had played a major part in some of her childhood games.
- What will happen when all the childhood games are completed?
1.2(type of sport)deporte masculinethe fight game — el (deporte del) boxeo
- tennis isn't really my game — el tenis no es mi fuerte
- Those ancient games were real games in which athletes competed for glory and not for money.
- It's no secret that much of the game of water polo revolves around the center position.
- Rugby enthusiasts gave up on the sport after the game was dragged in the mud.
- Buddhists celebrate the New Year in March or April with coconut games and pillow fights.
- They feel that for the good of the game and the competition they need to allow the holder to defend the title.
- The sports complex will have facilities for indoor games including badminton, billiards, and table tennis.
- You are invited to join in the fun of organising dances, publicity, events, games, competitions and much more.
- As with all sports, the game has followed a natural progression throughout history.
- Personally, do you believe that the third umpire concept is workable in a fast game like hockey?
- The guy also is the best blocking receiver in the game and is as competitive as they come.
- The sides will meet in a friendly game at the Lakeside Sport and Fitness Club on Saturday.
- It's vital that the game evolves to compete with other sports, and these ideas are great.
- Earlier this year, the house teams competed in friendly rivalry games of cricket, football and volleyball.
- I didn't do too badly following the game and the rules, thanks mostly to my experience playing softball.
- If soccer is not your cup of tea, you can switch to the more genteel game of tennis.
- So if you learn a simple tactic it can help with bigger games like netball and basketball and stuff.
- Soccer is a winter game, Gaelic football and hurling are summer games.
- For the most part, hockey is truly a team game in a sports world that sells individuals.
- A fierce game of beach volley ball had erupted into play between two groups of girls.
- It is knowledge of the rules of the game, or knowledge that certain moves that accord with these rules have been made.
1.3(way of playing)to be on one's game — estar en forma
- she's off her game — no está jugando tan bien como siempre
- I played my normal game — jugué como de costumbre
2.1(complete match)Sport partido masculinefeminine partidato have a game of chess/cards — jugar una partida de ajedrez/naipes
- The final game against York was a clogged up battle with both sides showing fatigue.
- The team must gain some momentum going into the final six games, four of which are at home.
- He was scratched for the final six games of the conference finals.
- His downfall in the second game came as a result of a half drive with the foot not up to the pitch of the ball.
- The final game of this series will be played in Birmingham on the December 13.
- We are expecting a very good game this weekend and we are confident of positive results after the game.
- There'll be gripping and competitive games of play-off football going on all over Europe next weekend.
- The percentage of postseason games in football is notably lower than in other sports.
- They lost six of their final 10 games and then fell to New Orleans in the playoffs.
- In the Winter Olympics many ice hockey games were decided by numerical advantages.
- They overcame a six and a half-game margin in the final 13 games to pass Philadelphia.
- Amazingly there were to be only two further scores in the final period of the game.
- The team didn't play to lose its final games of the season so it could get a higher draft pick.
- When he cleaned up in the final innings of the game, he was fully vindicated.
- The goal is to get familiar with protecting a lead in the final minutes of a game.
- We will just try our hardest and concentrate on our final few games to get the results we need.
- The unusual setting and unconventional rules meant the game attracted lots of spectators.
- Last year, he missed the final six games after he fractured his left fibula.
- Six of their final seven games are inside a dome, making winter weather a non-issue.
- The umpires were called upon to judge on the fitness of the wicket for play and ruled the game could go ahead.
2.2games pl(competition)juegosthe Olympic Games — los juegos Olímpicos
- the school games — los campeonatos del colegio
2.3gamesBritish schooldeportesfeminine educación físicagames master — profesor de deportes masculine
- games mistress — profesora de deportes
- After the class she left with a girl friend and was on her way to a games lesson when the boy and one of his friends joined them.
- He said had been at his games lesson for only 15 minutes when the headteacher took him to his office, where police were called.
- Children with autism and Asperger's syndrome tend to be clumsy and to struggle with games lessons at school.
- We take them to their games, lessons, etc. but how much do we really interact with them?
- The sound of a typical high school games lesson vibrates beneath us, but our gaze is fixed for two, maybe three minutes.
- He would not have done so had he not discovered this talent in our games lesson.
3(part)masculine juegofeminine mangaSmith leads by two games to one — Smith gana por dos juegos a uno
- they were one game all — iban empatados / iguales a un juego
- We squeezed all of our remaining 18 games of match play into Wednesday, the day after the attacks.
- The eighth seed broke him in the third game of the match and from then on broke serve at will.
- The Swiss calmly wrapped up the victory on the first of three match points a game later.
- A side which has already won one game towards the current rubber is said to be vulnerable.
- In the final game at match point, he played a super shot to save point.
- Each match consists of four games with the points total going towards each team's score.
- Sutton's Dave and Julie were the best couple in both matches winning 27 games in each fixture.
- A game may be made in more than one deal, such as by scoring 60 and later 40, or it may be scored by making a larger bid and earning 100 or more points in a single deal.
- I decided to let the pros handle it and I'll forgo buying any new games for a couple of months.
- I went out to Electronic Arts in Burnaby where a friend works and took advantage of his employee discount to buy some games for my dad.
- They bullied their way into my apartment, uploaded the game onto my computer and demanded that I give it a try.
- What's the betting that many of them are adults buying the game for their kids?
- The item I actually went to the shop to buy was a game called ‘Medal of Honour’ for my PC.
- In other words, people aren't buying as many games right now.
- The money was to purchase equipment for the club, including computers, games, furniture and arts and crafts materials.
- She wasn't up to date on any of the systems and her parents don't let her buy Mature rated games anyway.
- Monopoly is Hasbro's largest selling board game with 1.5m games sold per year.
- One child wrote to say he would never buy a new game without asking his friends for their views on it.
- The children say they have enjoyed the rewards of their efforts, having used the profits to buy games for the classroom and finance a trip to New Lanark.
- So they buy the games for their kids without realizing what they're getting.
- Christmas is coming and the latest games are bringing computers to their knees.
- This might be a game bought for kids, but you get the feeling that it is their parents who will be playing it most keenly.
- I could buy two games for my PS1 for the price of one game on the N64.
- You still need to go out to the store and buy the game - or order it online and wait a few days for it to show up.
- Many now include editing software with their games, specifically to encourage fans to shoot movies.
- The games software alone has an equivalent retail value of £120,000.
- Gradually I bought a few more games and even managed to meet a few other players.
- The First Amendment does not force parents into buying these games and systems for their children.
5(underhand scheme, ploy)juego masculinedon't play games with me — no me vengas con juegecitos
- the game's up — se acabó el juego
- what's your game? — ¿qué es lo que pretendes?
- I wonder what their game is — me pregunto qué estarán tramando / qué se traerán entre manos
- I know your little game! — ¡ya te conozco el jueguito!
- to be ahead of the game — llevar la delantera
- to beat sb at her/his own game — ganarle / vencer a algn con sus propias armas
- to give the game away — descubrir el pastel
- she tried to deny it, but her blushes gave the game away — trató de negarlo, pero el sonrojarse la delató
- two can play at that game — donde las dan las toman
- to play a game — dejar transcurrir el tiempo
- I don't plan on playing silly name games with those who plan on regulating speech for our own good.
- Robertson, soulless puppetmaster that he is, says that the plans are just games.
- We can do this, and if we wanted to stigmatize each other, we can all play this game.
- They're playing a very clever game and that's why we can't see properly what's going on.
- This is a very dangerous game because who is to say he will not call their bluff?
- One who thinks or says otherwise indulges in the game of double standards.
- This was the first move in a complicated and clever double game to return to power.
- Our game of secret messages is a little one-sided as his referrals don't seem to work properly.
- He's a pawn in his game, a partner turned prey who has just one day to pick up the street smarts that will get him through.
- She was playing into his game and the plan was supposed to be that he played into hers.
- The governing party, the BJP, has played an apparently clever game in getting to where it is.
- The intent of the film, however, is not to play clever, reflexive narrative games.
- She is deliciously evil as she plots and schemes her power games.
- Surely the hunt organisers are not stupid enough to believe that their little game was going to continue forever.
- This is all down to the secret game of politics they are playing.
- If you want to play this game until you come across some hard evidence, that's up to you.
6informal(business, trade)I'm in the publishing/antiques game — estoy metido en el mundo editorial/en el negocio de las antigüedades
- to be on the game — ser prostituta
- At first it was just a game - buying notional shares and sitting on them.
- Trade and economic growth are positive-sum games, in which there can be winners without losers.
- They will start playing a whole new game when you're saying those things as a Senator.
- The state can hire in expertise to play the private sector's game, but this simply adds to the expense.
- Now I'm frequently told that championing manufacturing is yesterday's game.
- Now, in the fame game that is modern cooking, Novelli already has a keen advantage.
- Amiable careerists who can avoid making enemies have a definite leg up in this game.
- The main thing coming into the professional game is that I didn't know where to work or what they were expecting from me.
- Readers might think that only the biggest Indian companies can get into the global takeover game.
- It often seems to be about performance, parliamentary games and all that type of nonsense.
- She is more interested in playing some silly political game than she is about the extra tax that will be imposed.
- We are new to this game of bidding for sports events, and haven't hosted many.
7(in hunting)caza femininebig game — caza mayor
- to be fair game — ser blanco legítimo
- game fishing — pesca deportiva — de grandes especies
- They admitted being in a danger area and hunting game without permission.
- The Zambian national parks are considered to have the largest concentration of game in the world.
- At least a dozen groups of hunters shoot game in this part of the Eastern Rhodopes every year.
- I trotted slowly through the hunting grounds of our pack and looked for sign of game.
- This bill would not affect the ability of a person to operate a feeder for purposes other than hunting game.
- Forests were also the home to more animal life, in the form of wild game, than could be found as domesticated livestock.
- Nick did not bring extra food because he expected to catch fish or hunt game, but was unsuccessful.
- The browns and tans and whites of poised game can blend with the background foliage.
- They were very much plant eaters, hunting live game for either the sport or the bones to construct their settlements.
- Slow of foot, but agile of mind, how did he catch the speedy antelope and other game which provided him with his protein?
- It comes on a long rod that a hunter pushes into the ground to hold the bow while the hunter waits for game.
- Home of the Bushmen, the arid reaches of the Kalahari has some spectacularly wild and remote game viewing areas.
- There is also evidence in relation to the edges of the lake, evidence of hunting for native game.
- Wildflowers are gathered for decoration, fur is worn for its warmth and game is hunted because it tastes good.
- In this way, balance between the numbers of hunters and of game was preserved through the ages.
- Sporting shooting of game or clays is a legal pastime enjoyed by many people of all ages and from all social backgrounds.
- Using gas, smoke, poison or other stupefying substances in hunting game is also banned.
- If we had nothing from the night before, I'd set off with the crossbow and go hunting small game.
- Blunt cone shaped arrow heads made of bone have been found at other sites that were intended to stun or kill small game or birds.
- They ate all their fish and then realized that was it for the day unless they were willing to hunt game.
- The menu is strong on game and meat dishes, with some interesting savoury ice-cream accompaniments.
- The seafood and game are excellent, and the staff insist on knowing what you plan to prepare and giving advice.
- Anyone who can tell you how long to hang game, or any meat, unless you are using a butcher's chiller, is either a liar or a prophet.
- This course could also be game, such as pheasant, wild goat, duck or partridge.
- Whisky, seafood, poultry, game and confectionery remain our most popular exports.
- In addition to cultivated products, the farmer gathered other food from the wild such as fruits, fish, and game.
- We have not yet taken up the gun but we do have a taste for fresh, wild game, and there is plenty of access to it here.
- Earlier news reports said the waitress worked in a restaurant that served wild game.
- The Old Inn at Gairloch is famous for its seafood and game but it is worth holding back to enjoy pudding.
- Its flavour goes particularly well with saline flavours: ham, pork, sausages and game.
- The main courses are great for those who enjoy a heady selection of game and meat.
- The warning comes after reports of anonymous individuals selling meat and game from vehicles across the county.
- For my ingredients I get my fish from the market at North Shields or up at Amble, and my meat and game locally.
- Foods to avoid include red meat, particularly game, offal, beef, pork and lamb.
- He insists that all the meat is Scottish and the seafood, game, fruit and vegetables are local and delivered each day.
- We have undoubtedly the best beef in the world, our seafood is unbeatable, as are our game, lamb and wild mushrooms.
- Served in a sauce with beef, game or shellfish, it can lift the flavour perfectly.
- They can be magnificent with joints of lamb and beef or game but to be honest, a big plate of pasta is a more common sight on my dinner plate.
- The rest of the carcass can be used to make some game stock for gravy or soup, or freeze the carcass to use later.
- Serfs produced their own wine, ate wild game, raised pigs and chickens, and eked out seasonal vegetables.
1(attempt/person) animosoto be game ( for sth/to + inf )
- we're going swimming, are you game? — vamos a nadar ¿te apuntas?
- I'm game if you are — si tú te animas, yo también
- she's game for anything — es pierna para todo
- they could win if they were game for a fight — podrían ganar si estuvieran dispuestos a luchar
- I'm game to try anything once — yo estoy dispuesto a probarlo todo
1(in gambling, in video games)jugar
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.