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(not detailed or specific)generalI get the general picture — me hago una idea (general)
- be more general — no des tantos detalles
- speaking in general terms, you are right — hablando en general / en líneas generales, tienes razón
- he threw it in her general direction — la lanzó aproximadamente en su dirección
- it's his general attitude I object to — lo que me molesta es su actitud en general
- a general term — un término genérico / general
- in general — en general
- his work is good in general — en general / por lo general / generalmente su trabajo es bueno
- we discussed life in general — hablamos de la vida en general
- The most striking general feature to be found is the extent to which what we would now call science is a subculture within philosophy.
- We need to consider our general reactions and thinking about politics to be able to make better sense of specific news stories.
- Most patients thought about research in broad, general terms.
- Rather than answer it, we should look at some of the general features of this revolution.
- That memorandum is in somewhat general and imprecise terms.
- Chapter 2 deals with Federal regulation of medications in broad and general terms.
- While the criticisms differed in detail depending on the type of proceedings which were being considered, the general thrust was the same.
- I don't believe that the road map can spell out all the details, but it can indicate a general direction.
- It will contain all the same general features as last year.
- Several general features were characteristic of all the meetings.
- By reference to those considerations it is possible to identify general features of a discriminatory law.
- You like to spend time philosophizing and thinking in broad general terms.
- It was a statuesque form of him, but the wooden carving had his general features and form.
- However, we shall consider a few general questions, and then we shall set up the scientific goal which vivisection has in view.
- A general feature of the book is that as each section progresses it becomes more advanced in subject matter.
- The desire for esteem seems to me to make a strong claim to be one element in that more general account.
- Like sonata form it is not a rigid formula, and therefore the scheme illustrated can be taken as only a rough guide to its general features.
- Afterwards, however, he walked with me towards the main foyer which was in the general direction of his next class.
- If the relationship is going to be long term, we need to be going in the same general direction as the other person.
- For a general introduction to this large monument see the main entry under Region 1.
1.2(not specialized)(information) general(clerk/laborer) no especializadoa guide book for the general reader — una guía para el gran público
- he's been a general nuisance all morning — se ha pasado la mañana molestando
- Remember, logo design is an essential element to your general marketing strategy.
- English was the most popular subject, followed by general studies, maths, biology, history, and psychology.
- Since this is a book on company law, however, we did not consider such general self-help techniques in detail.
- The directives combined general strategic considerations with detailed operational instructions.
- I also consider the two more general issues that arise from the case.
- While one section is devoted to literary terms, another attempts to provide general knowledge on a range of topics.
- A more general point is to consider the economic concept of comparative advantage.
- That is why this case is an appropriate vehicle to consider the general issue.
- So the best that I can do is offer an answer in vague, general terms.
- This development has to be considered in the more general context of photography and aesthetics.
- There are advice-based features on finding jobs as well as more general features on work-related ethics, law and issues.
- Even daily activities such as general housework or playing with your kids can be a good opportunity to boost your fitness levels.
- These deal with how EU policies should be implemented, and with a range of general provisions for treaties.
- But she failed to pass the national examination because of her poor knowledge of general subjects.
- We provide a full range of general insurance products - both tariff and non-tariff.
- The rarity of the disease has limited general knowledge of it and the symptoms it causes.
- A Bolton tax specialist is putting his general knowledge to the test by appearing on a TV quiz show.
- But I shall consider a more general version of this view, which can be applied to everyone.
- I'll admit general ignorance on the subject and I don't have a horse in this race.
- Sixty of the questions related to pharmacy subjects, and the rest were queries on general knowledge.
2.1(applicable to all, involving everyone)generaltopics of general interest — temas de interés general
- the general good — el bien general / de todos
- We can control them much more easily than controlling the polluting activities of our general masses.
- All three phases of clinical testing are essential before a vaccine can be considered for licensing and general use.
- The positive results achieved by the scheme are many and openly obvious and there is general concern at the loss of so many workers.
- Such cross-resistance appears to be a general feature of resistant rodent populations.
- The almost general feature is the lack of pigment in these organs, which seem to be transparent.
- In general students are interested in the same things that concern the general public.
- Mobile phone masts in public places are of general concern.
- There were some concerns but there was general goodwill towards the idea of getting rid of raw sewage going into the river.
- This belief was an important element in the general optimism that greeted the new technology.
- Use of hard drugs may not be widespread in the general public, but the problems associated with drugs affect many people.
- The evidence suggests that such interventions have limited utility in the general population.
- Housing and related charges are an element of the general cost of living.
- We believe there is widespread support amongst the general public for such a move.
- Whether this is a general feature of patch reef communities in these two regions is not known.
- He said it more reflected a general decline in applications throughout other European countries.
- The stronger case, however, is for a general strengthening of the main road network away from the motorways and trunk roads.
- A chance to see many films weeks, if not months, before their general release, it features works from most nations and every genre.
- There is none of the sense of suffocation that was once a feature of general anaesthesia.
- Re-reading what I wrote it seems to be that it all boils down to a general lack of concern for the comfort of second-class passengers.
- Usually about five to ten percent of the general population are affected.
2.2(widespread)generalizadothere's a general tendency to ... — existe una tendencia generalizada a ...
- the rain will become (more) general — la lluvia irá generalizándose / extendiéndose
3(usual)generalin the general way / as a general rule we don't allow it — por lo general / por regla general no lo permitimos
- This is considered to be a general effect and to have variable consequences.
- Yet such isolated cases only confirm the general argument in favour of de-accessing.
- The general customer accepts an accomplished RW by forming a commission for the purpose.
- The general routine now is that we will have a drink when we arrive and then start to prepare the trays for dinner, setting them with cutlery.
- Language change may be a general feature of wartime, yet the way in which words are altered differs from war to war.
4(supreme)(manager/secretary) generalGeneral Assembly — Asamblea General feminine
- Both will be titled vice president and general manager.
- That is a matter for the general manager and the chief executive of the Department of Labour.
- I am working in a school as a general manager and teaching English.
- I had a written agreement with the general manager that the £90 dinner bill would be waived for one night when I went out.
- The club needs either a Chief Exec or general manager with a day-to-day overview of the running of the club to avoid situations like this.
- He is among the least qualified general managers in major league history.
- The writer is a general manager of engineering.
- He started work there when he was 14, becoming general manager at 21.
- He was general manager of two top hotels on the Veradero beach.
- Proof that they had sought and received permission from the general chief of staff was brushed aside.
- The major work of the general managers is pretty much done by this point in the spring.
- Numbers like these are ominous to general managers around the league for various reasons.
- A new general manager will oversee this process and concentrate on building up the trade orders which a previous lack of capacity meant they had to let go.
- I think you are the only museum in Australia that actually has a general manager running things day-to-day for you.
- Major league general managers have more than a month left to overhaul their rosters.
- He said he later received a telephone call from the general manager, informing him that there was a problem at the factory.
- As general manager I have responsibility for the restaurant.
- By comparison, half of the teams in the majors have changed general managers in the past three years.
- He was general manager of business development and marketing of JFK, La Guardia and Newark airports.
- Major league general managers circulate after holding their organizational meetings.
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