In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tumba femininesepultura feminine
- The unmarked mass graves have been watched and revered by them for decades.
- Visiting a war grave is something everyone should endeavour to do at one point in life.
- Marking graves with stones was one of the characteristics that continued through centuries and religions.
- Sasha looked down at her sister's fresh grave.
- I have seen the graves of the Indian soldiers in the military cemeteries of France.
- He died apparently in poverty and was buried in a pauper's grave.
- Mass graves were dug on the outskirts of the city for thousands of the bodies.
- There was a telephone number to ring if one had graves in the churchyard.
- Most of the missing are believed to be buried in mass graves, and several mass grave sites have already been found and exhumed.
- With the other executed rebels, his body was put into a mass grave with no coffin.
- If you ever visit Canada take a day to visit the graves of our beloved ancestors.
- Beads have been excavated in large numbers from early period female Viking graves.
- Tommy was laid to rest in the family grave in the adjoining cemetery.
- The unadorned stones had marked the graves of unidentified Confederate soldiers.
- The relatives of all those buried in the graveyards had decorated their graves for the occasion.
- They would put cash gifts towards updating the stone at the grave where Evelyn was buried with her husband and daughter.
- Burial is in local cemeteries, and family graves are well tended.
- The body was buried in an unmarked grave in the town cemetery.
- Family members gather and visit the graves of their ancestors to burn offerings of paper money and incense.
- I found my mother's grave had been knocked over and saw others had been vandalised too.
2literary(death)a voice from beyond the grave — una voz de ultratumba
- Waterloo was the grave of Bonapartist hopes — en Waterloo quedaron enterradas las esperanzas bonapartistas
- Like sheep they are destined for the grave, and death will feed on them.
- Their victims now speak from beyond the grave to judge them.
- It is often at the graveside that people's ears and hearts strain to hear a word that carries beyond death and the grave.
- She's even said she attributes her survival in a recent air crash (her plane plowed into a snowbank) to her mother's protective influence from beyond the grave.
- They say they can talk to the dead, prove there is life after death and deliver messages to the grieving from beyond the grave.
- The plot is a typical fireside ghost story - murder, infidelity and a message from beyond the grave - and the thrills are familiar.
- Good luck - every year, 130,000 balls find a watery grave there.
- Even the author's most sympathetic reviewers have expressed the opinion that this sexual encounter from beyond the grave is an unsuccessful instance of overreaching.
- In the Seetalsee across the border in Austria a further £500m in ingots is said to repose in a watery grave.
- We are saving it from this rather watery grave and lifting it bodily, flying it down river on a floating crane, and putting it on to a pontoon, which will become a restoration platform.
- Even a minute crack on the submarine's surface can lead to a watery grave.
- Death will no longer be the last word: two Dublin businessmen are planning to allow people to communicate from beyond the grave, not through mediums but by e-mail.
- But the messages are hideously banal, more likely to comment on the new kitchen cabinets than impart any profound wisdom from beyond the grave.
- People are unable to face death, they say, only belief in life beyond the grave will console them.
- Apparently not; the painstakingly hand-tended wooden form of my Jordan 193 now lies in a watery grave in the river at a former factory site.
- But the woman whose picture on the cover of a newspaper could boost circulation by 20,000 copies can still work magic from beyond the grave.
- He had no hope beyond the grave; he mocked at death; he was in his seventy-seventh year.
- They have made a covenant with Death and the grave.
- The site also includes a fascinating discussion of Harry Houdini's pact with his wife Bess to attempt to communicate from beyond the grave.
- Somehow, you feel that even now, 17 years later, he's still exerting his influence from beyond the grave…
- Anguished voices have a way of echoing beyond the grave.
- There's something compelling, even mythic, about a boy reaching out from beyond the grave to save the children of his family's sworn enemy.
- Meanwhile, mom's heart may not be beating, but she's still with them, naggingly offering irritating guilt trips from beyond the grave.
- All the secular knowledge in the world will not give a man joy and gladness, when he thinks on sickness, and death, and the grave.
- Was there any truth in the stories we had been told, did the Souls really come back from beyond the grave on that evening?
1.1(serious, momentous)(danger/error/consequences) graveof the gravest importance — de la mayor gravedad
- you do me a grave injustice — estás cometiendo una grave injusticia conmigo
- Besides the shooting, a series of accidents and other incidents in the armed forces have raised grave concern among the people over the suspected slackening of discipline.
- There are grave dangers in extending such subsidies, as the absurdity at present under discussion of providing hourly salary levels for visual artists suggests.
- My point is that our civilization stands in peril of the same grave danger.
- But everybody knows the situation is very grave and that not enough aid is arriving.
- The growing drug abuse among street children in the city gives grave cause for concern, as almost all the children use one or other type of addictive substances, he points out.
- There are, however, grave dangers here as well.
- There is a grave danger that critical patient care like cancer treatment will lose out as money is diverted to meet this commitment.
- As we have seen, those structures can distance and muffle even the pleas of parents who are concerned about grave danger to their children.
- But if the practice is in fact going on, a child may be in grave danger and yet will remain unprotected because of the difficulty of satisfying this test.
- Furthermore, the conviction of a registered medical practitioner for offences of violence is a matter of grave concern.
- Opposition politicians and veterans campaigners voiced grave concerns about the British vaccination programme.
- Our denial and our politicians' stupidity have put us all in grave danger.
- Referring to the situation in the state the statement expressed grave concern over the continuing violence by the insurgents.
- Privately a number of union leaders have expressed grave doubts about that operation.
- The people standing in the gaps between the carriages are also in grave danger.
- The events are designed to bring together members of the two communities in public, but meeting face-to-face in secret is out of the question without putting personal safety in grave danger.
- But his findings and suggestions were challenged by a number of councillors who stated that there was grave concern amongst the public over the proposal.
- The situation there is especially grave because of the endangered status of the tigers.
- Health unions have expressed grave concerns about present workers being held on inadequate pay.
- He expressed grave concern at the prospect of illegal dumping taking place due to the increased charges and urged the waste collectors involved to reduce their proposed charges.
1.2(solemn)(manner/expression/voice) gravehe's rather grave — es una persona más bien seria
- Riley turned solemn with a grave look in her eyes.
- He collapsed in a manner that, were it not for the grave circumstances, would have been called by many, hilarious.
- His brown eyes held a grave seriousness to them.
- The grave looks on her parents' faces sobered her.
- Colin dismissed the grave thoughts of his family and parked the car in the driveway.
- Her screeching noises reduced to solemn and grave whines, and eventually to nothing.
- But the grave tone of his voice and the seriousness in those pitch black eyes told him this was no joke.
- As one grave observation led to another, though, a disturbing disconnect emerged.
- The grave expression it held seem to not fit the youthful appear of his posture.
- ‘You need to tell me more about yourself, mister,’ I said, feigning grave seriousness.
- I follow and offer refreshment, which is once more declined, though this time the Italian's manner is not offhand, but solicitous and somewhat grave.
- All wore grave expressions, and the children appeared close to tears.
- And their teacher: he's a tall, very urbane and rather natty man, with a grave manner.
- So they hem and haw and appear ever so grave and thoughtful.
- She started walking down the small hallway towards the kitchen and her parents looked at her in a grave manner.
- In grave tones and with a sombre face, the receptionist said ‘You've been upgraded to a suite.’
- Of course, that did not happen, even though the state subsequently acknowledged that a grave injustice had been done in that case.
- A grave look appeared on the twelve year old's face which she shook away.
- ‘I was just trying to shake up this grave seriousness,’ he laughs.
- ‘You know,’ his grave voice broke into my thoughts, ‘You aren't very good at spying.’
2Linguisticsgravea grave accent — un acento grave
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