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(of ground)the going is soft/good — la pista está blanda/en buen estado
- once at the top, the going was easier — una vez en la cima, la marcha fue más fácil
1.2(circumstances, situation)situación feminineif I were you, I'd buy it/ask him while the going is good — yo que tú lo compraría/se lo pediría ahora, aprovechando el buen momento
- when the going got rough — cuando las cosas se pusieron difíciles
- The young men were always going to find the going tough as the big two Ashford and Kent battled for first position.
- Further up the slope, the going gets tougher as the scree run is encountered.
- Most of the players were on Premiership wages and hid when the going got tough.
- If you have been promoted and are finding the going tough, don't get downhearted.
- When the going got tough every York player on the pitch dug deeper to excel in the face of adversity.
- They think the market is probably going to crash and they'd like to cash in while the going is good.
- You can train a fighter to behave this way, but when the going gets tough, he may retreat.
- What is sad in politics is when the going gets tough there is this culture of blame and spin.
- The going has proved tough for her since then but Kay was touched by the good will of her many sponsors.
- When the going got really tough he clung to the fact he was realising not only his own dream, but that of his father.
- Chris Henderson's squad of undercover narcotics officers was finding the going tough.
- Everyone wants to play for York City and there is no-one looking to jump ship just as the going gets tough.
- Football mirrors life, you only find out about people when the going gets tough.
- She started on the return route before the going got too tough for the small ones to handle.
- They were always going to find the going tough but they didn't expect to be quite so much out of their league.
- It may be prudent to ensure that real property is carefully titled while the going is good.
- To his surprise it was good enough to take third place as his peers found the going tough.
- It's in our blood to kickstart things, to move on when the going gets tough, not to give in.
- If the going gets tough, and they want to play the long ball early, Sutton handles that well.
- His near misses have left him saddled with a reputation as a man who, when the going gets tough, goes to pieces.
1.3(progress)it's slow going — la cosa va despacio
- that's pretty good going — no está nada mal
- the novel/play was heavy going — la novela/obra era pesada
- I found it was hard going keeping up with her — me resultaba difícil seguirla
2(departure)partida femininemarcha feminine
- Adeline watched, hands clasped together on her lap, at the goings and comings.
- Local councils are apparently not above hiring private detectives to keep tabs on the coming and goings of certain gentleman's clubs.
- Meanwhile, there were no major comings or goings at Ewood yesterday ahead of last night's transfer deadline.
- Keeping track of the goings and comings of companies in the industry, as you know, is an impossible task.
1(in operation)en marchaa going concern — un negocio / una empresa en marcha
- If there was a spare ride going they would try to get the best available and, if not, get Dean.
- You could also check if you have a valuable first edition by seeing if it is on the site and the price it is going for.
- Let's have a look on the internet and see what kind of prices they are going for.
- Another advantage going for huss is that, compared to many other fish, they grow sizeable.
- I had looked over the weeks to see what sort of prices things were going for and I thought my bid was about right.
2(present, current)to pay above/below the going rate — pagar por encima/debajo de lo normal
- that's the going rate — es lo que se suele cobrar/pagar
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