In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(reflexive)he cut himself — se cortó
- he only thinks of himself — solo piensa en sí mismo
- he was by himself — estaba solo
- very strange, he thought to himself — —muy raro —pensó para sí / para sus adentros
- he was talking to himself — estaba hablando solo
- Buddha referred to himself as a healer and his teachings as a course of treatment.
- The ethical subject is portrayed as one who regards himself as a goal, a task set.
- Maybe he saw himself as the persecuted Bard, the subject of one of his large canvases.
- Caught up in his subject and unable to stop himself, he read us more excerpts from the book.
- Within hours, realising that he may have gone too far, the victim handed himself in.
- He dismissed the idea of introducing himself to her and was just about to leave when she spoke.
- Is he daunted by the prospect of entering the nostalgic hearts of a new generation himself?
- Darren blames himself for not telling his parents that Demi and Leo were running away.
- In this case the subject of the spell literally worries himself or herself to death.
- He always said to himself that animals should be regarded much more highly than humans.
- It would do him good to learn how to cook a few meals himself, but she enjoys catering for him, as she did for us.
- Even on the other side of the world, Christopher finds himself under siege by fans.
- The subject matter is Christ revealing himself to two of his disciples at a supper.
- When he came home by himself, Mum would have me looking out the window, watching for him.
- Ruffini used group theory in his work but he had to invent the subject for himself.
- Yet again Brosnan has shown himself to be tougher than his male model looks suggest.
- He decided that he did not want to subject himself to the strain and reluctantly withdrew.
- He was introducing himself to the town council as the new Chief Inspector for the area.
- He introduced himself to me by the punch table, and we have remained friends ever since.
- We saw each other again at the finish line and the amputee introduced himself as Jim Bonney.
2(emphatic use)él mismohe told me so himself — me lo dijo él mismo
- here's the man himself — aquí está él en persona
- Pliny himself announces that he will give us only the most important vine varieties.
- It is a great privilege to minister to people whose next step is to stand before the Lord himself.
- At the heart of the conflict lay the policies and personality of the King himself.
- The architect himself often speaks about how his life has been shaped by war and suffering.
- He said on one occasion the Prince of Wales himself had offered to give a gold wedding ring to staff.
- He himself was suffering from personal stress when he gave evidence, as he told me.
- Rameau himself saw his theoretical writings as the most important part of his work.
- Although most people took him to be black, he himself knew that he was not black.
- He also agreed that he himself had hit people before in the same way and they had not been injured.
3(normal self)he's not himself — no es el de siempre
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