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(welcome, receive)(client/guest) recibir(client/guest) darle la bienvenida ashe greeted me with the news that … — me recibió con la noticia de que …
- This is why we should greet with interest the news that schools could be allowed to stagger their lesson times to ease the traffic chaos caused by the school run.
- The news was greeted with dismay by parents' representatives, unions and opposition politicians.
- My new boss owned the small PR agency and he greeted me with a broad, welcoming smile. I really liked him.
- The decision was greeted with enthusiasm and gratitude by their many stateside fans.
- News of the production was not greeted with universal delight last week.
- In the village street, many people stopped to greet me and welcome my brother and his wife.
- This news was greeted with a resounding cheer from the pub.
- Several of the company had smiled at her in recognition and a few were hurrying over to greet her.
- Known for their hospitality, the villagers and shop owners always greet visitors warmly and loudly in Mandarin Chinese.
- I was greeted at the door by Sean, officially the hottest guy on earth.
- Walking upstairs, he met a couple of neighbours, who greeted him in a polite way.
- Diego was greeted enthusiastically by Rosa as he opened the door the next afternoon.
- His article was greeted with outrage by the scientific establishment.
- But the move has been greeted with derision by sitting Euro MPs.
- News of the announcement was greeted warmly by Waterford City Councillor Davy Walsh, the committee chairman.
- One greets with arched eyebrows the news that Fiat intends to launch a four-wheel-drive, off-road version of the Panda later this year.
- His PR officer greets all guests with a professional smile.
- Upon entry, we were immediately greeted by several waiters and offered the table of our choice.
- The theory has, however, been greeted with scepticism by several experts.
- Familiar faces hove into view and the barman greets me by name even though I've not been here for eight months.
- The far right party's victory was greeted with dismay by the Council's political leaders.
- You're greeted by an attractive person who asks you how you are, and seems interested in your answer.
- Smiling customs and immigration officers were pleasant and greeted us with welcoming gestures.
- Grant seems remarkably well adjusted, a suggestion he greets with a laugh.
- Stefan greets me enthusiastically: ‘Welcome to the office, this is where it all happens!’
- That would be one scientific breakthrough that I would greet with open arms.
- Giles looked more than a little stunned to see his welcoming committee all greeting him at once.
- He began at 6.30 am, greeting men arriving for work at the naval yard in nearby Portsmouth.
- I walked into the amphitheatre bar and the barman greeted me.
- His resignation was greeted with joy in some quarters at the university.
- There was always a sense of underlying dissatisfaction in the reviews that greeted X-Men.
- The cashiers were friendly, enthusiastically greeting customers and waving them on their way all in the traditional American style.
- When we landed in Ramstein, Germany, there was no one to greet us or welcome us back.
- No stranger to publicity, Wilson was most gratified by the media frenzy that greeted this apparent heresy.
- But this is not a phrase that is greeted with enthusiasm by Sharon Moore.
- Casey spun around to see Lori, Jenny and Alex walking up to greet her, their faces beaming and welcoming.
- The final whistle was greeted with cheers of jubilation and sighs of relief.
- Higgs greets all this with remarkable modesty.
- ‘Welcome to Beirut,’ Shepherd says as he greets me later the same morning, dressed in his chef's whites.
1.2(say hello to)(acquaintance/friend) saludar
2(react to)acogerrecibirthe proposal was greeted with enthusiasm — la propuesta fue acogida / recibida con entusiasmo
3(meet)a delicious smell greeted my nostrils as I opened the door — al abrir la puerta me llegó un olor delicioso
- a horrible sight greeted us — un espectáculo horroroso se ofreció a nuestra vista
- the sound of violins greeted her ears — oyó música de violines
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