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(place)cielo masculineGranny's in heaven/gone to heaven — la abuelita está en el cielo/se ha ido al cielo
- Speculating about Heaven and Hell, God and the Devil is an absurd and pointless act.
- Paul would never approve of someone taking a few lines from his letter and treating them as a ticket to Heaven.
- By His precious blood a road was made from Heaven to earth, by which God could come down to man.
- Now if I were to see them again in Heaven I would want them to be how I remembered them but who wants to be old in Heaven?
- To her that was a sign from Heaven that she had to care for the child the rest of her life.
- Then the world will see our good works and glorify our Father who is in Heaven.
- In Heaven he was introduced to Indra, who enrolled him in his heavenly workshops.
- We shall all be united in Heaven one day, and there we shall praise one true God for eternity.
- It does not have the concept of a Saviour, nor of Heaven and Hell in the popular sense.
- At his death, he was unable to again access to Heaven because of his meanness.
- It sounds like we have been given a free ticket to Heaven, and that is exactly what God has given us.
- I would like to think that she was watching me from her flowery garden up in Heaven with all her close relatives.
- From his position in Heaven above and beyond the universe, God sits not only as creator but also as judge.
- To me Heaven exists as the stars and hell seems like the dark recesses of our minds.
- If we believe our religion is the only way to Heaven, then we must also affirm that all other paths lead to Hell.
- They knew that to close their eyes on the scenes of life, was to open them in Heaven.
- The idea of a perfect Heaven must be caused by something greater than the idea itself.
- You can now hope for a perfect inheritance beyond the power of change and decay, reserved in Heaven for you.
- Allah has created this world so that we could enter Heaven by following the path of truth.
- When His work on earth was completed, Jesus returned to Heaven to be with His Father.
1.2archaic (God)Dios masculineel Cielo
- But heaven help anyone who writes this line-up off this time next year.
- But heaven surely knows, that packages and bows can never heal a hurting human soul.
- And heaven help the sanity of the people who listen to it longer than it takes to switch it off.
2(sky)cielo masculinethe brightest star in the heavens — la estrella más brillante del cielo
- He could never know what she had wished for as the stars fell from the heavens to earth.
- All of the thirteen kingdoms had been graced with a stone, and a crystal and a star in the heavens.
- They had seen his star in the heavens and followed it to Jerusalem and then onto Bethlehem.
- She then gazed upwards into the starlit night sky that blanketed the heavens above.
- She wondered if maybe her mother had not become one of the innumerable stars in the heavens.
3(as intensifier)(good) heavens! — ¡Dios mío!
- did you vote for him? — (good) heavens, no! — ¿votaste por él? — ¿estás loca?
- by heaven! — ¡por Dios!
- how in heaven did you do it? — ¿cómo diantres lo hiciste?
- I hope to heaven they find her — ¡Dios quiera que la encuentren!
4informal(bliss)how was your vacation? — it was heaven — ¿qué tal las vacaciones? — divinas / sensacionales informal
- My idea of chocolate heaven is anything with hazelnut praline. Mmmmm.
- For weeks, this grassy place was her heaven and she loved him for it.
- By casting them out of their land, we were making them leave their heaven behind.
- As thoughts turn to food, we come upon the market stalls, where my kebab-shop heaven is suddenly made manifest.
- If that's their idea of heaven then I'd opt for downstairs with the sinners.
- Swimming around in deep blue oceans is my idea of heaven.
- I've long since stopped staying in Byron itself, but the surrounds remain my heaven on a stick.
- It is tempting to view the Last Night of the Proms as William Blake's idea of heaven.
- The corollary of this is that meditation provides an experience of heaven.
- When the sun sets, a candelit dinner for two at the trendiest four-star restaurant is your idea of heaven.
- The joy and beauty that pervade the show make the theatre a heaven of its own.
- The ills of overcrowding are relieved by escape into a computer-generated heaven, of open skies and rolling fields.
- After making new mates on our bus ride we ended up in our skate heaven.
- The city was a very heaven for such Beatles and Stones fans, and the experience put a spell on their music that is still audible.
- She is careful to look at every flower, every tree, as she dances gracefully across the heaven of green.
- A beach, a book and an endless shoreline with nary a soul in sight pretty much sums up my idea of heaven here on Earth.
- Where they saw scaffolding and cement-mixers, I saw a light-filled heaven.
- No one comes back - face up to what's gong on around you because this is the only heaven or hell you're going to experience.
- We then turned the car towards the retail heaven that is IKEA.
- We had to give them a style and grooming makeover, which I modelled on James Bond - my idea of heaven.
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