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(good name, reputation)honor masculinepeace with honor — una paz honrosa
- a man of honor — un hombre de honor / de palabra
- Several Dutch historians have pointed out that when it concerned reputation, women were anxious to preserve their sexual honour.
- Few have heard of Col. Ralston but he was a fearless defender of western Christian values and the honor of chaste young women.
- Dating conflicts with strict cultural norms about female chastity and its relationship to the honor of the woman and her family.
- In the case of an alleged rape, on the one hand the chastity and honour of a woman is at stake and on the other hand the life of a man is.
- A tremendous amount of energy is spent to either preserve the honor of a maiden, or to take it from her.
1.2archaic humorous (chastity)honra feminine
2(privilege, mark of distinction)honor masculineladies and gentleman, it is a great honor for me … — señoras y señores, es para mí un gran honor …
- he received the highest honors his country could bestow — recibió los más altos honores que otorgaba su país
- with full military honors — con todos los honores militares
- I've never even thought about getting an honour from the Queen.
- He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, of which the Siemens prize is the latest addition.
- Day said: ‘It's an honour to play here and if you can score a try it's even better.’
- He was awarded many honours and prizes for his work, including membership of the United States Academy of Sciences.
- BBC World Service has been awarded a special honour at the Sony Radio Awards.
- It is an honour to be able to portray such legends on the screen.
- So, well, cor blimey, what an honour to have one's work showcased by the BBC.
- It is was an honour to be selected by the party as their candidate and to be elected to the council.
- The national mycologist once described a new fungus that occurs on melon, so she had the honor of naming it.
- He said it was always an honour to represent one's county and he also complimented the coaches and mentors of the teams for their committed work on behalf of the club.
- The national honours are conferred on Nigerians and foreigners who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers and service to the country.
- He had the honour of being the first living artist to have his work exhibited in the Louvre.
- I never had the honor of meeting him, but his reputation preceded him.
- It was an honour to watch a legend bring alive the genre of the blues.
- It would be an honour and a privilege to meet him.
- After his death, however, at the age of almost 90, de Lesseps was awarded many great honours.
- He collected a swathe of international honours, awards and prizes along the way, not least the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology.
- With expertise in anthropology and Aboriginal arts, Chen's specialties and dedication in these fields have gained him numerous honors and awards.
- ‘It has been a great honour and privilege for me to play for Manchester United for over 12 years,’ said Keane.
- It has been a distinct privilege to have the honor of working with them.
- The award of honours for conspicuous gallantry came rather late, with the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War.
- ‘I'd be so proud if I won; it would be such an honour to represent my country as Miss Universe,’ she said.
- It's an honour to be associated with the Transatlantic Challenge featuring 24 of the best players in the world.
- Working on the symphony has been extremely exciting for the orchestra and it will be an honour to perform the premiere.
- It is especially an honour to be the first woman to hold the position of President.
- Later this year, on 23 July, the City of Johannesburg will confer its highest honour on Mandela by handing him the freedom of the city.
- Fuller was awarded many honours, including a fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
- Serving with a parliamentarian of Richard Prebble's calibre has been a rare honour and privilege.
- This opportunity is an honor and a privilege and I think it is something that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
- ‘It's quite an honour to be asked to come back for a third time,’ says the choreographer as he scribbles notes mid-rehearsal.
- And I thought it would be an honour to represent the school.
- You could not walk down the street without residents saying it was an honour to meet me.
- And despite his numerous awards, trophies and honors, one still eludes him: a coveted spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team.
- Heroes who have won the highest honours for their bravery now have a permanent memorial at Westminster Abbey.
- John said it was ‘an honour to be part of a piece of history.’
- Last, but not least, I deem it an honour and a rare privilege to write about her.
- The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor afforded to members by the American Camping Association.
- From 1967 to 1974 she concentrated on writing, but after her return to painting she achieved a high reputation, winning several honours.
- In 1964 the Japanese Government awarded him the honor of the Order of the Rising Sun.
- The Geological Society of London awarded him its highest honour, the Wollaston Medal, for his pioneering work in marine geology and sedimentology.
- The key to preparing successful nominations for honours, awards and decorations is to read and follow the guidelines provided.
- Starting with a national film award for his maiden venture, Barua has been a recipient of several honours at various international film festivals.
- Nora is delighted to have been included in the Queen's New Year honours.
- He achieved numerous other honours and distinctions, including postgraduate prizes and fellowships, and he was invited to lecture around the world.
- It was also an honour to meet the Lord Lieutenant.
- His knighthood is the latest of dozens of awards and honours conferred on him.
3(as title)Your/His/Her Honor — Su Señoría
- The Appellant was tried by His Honour Judge Cavell and a jury between 15th and 26th November 1999.
- That's correct, Your Honour.
- Judge Brodrick's father, His Honour, Judge Norman Brodrick, QC, was Recorder of Portsmouth.
- In passing sentence, His Honour Judge Knopf said that the money which should have gone to the Inland Revenue would have been used for the advantage and benefit of society as a whole.
- On behalf of the defendant, Mr Lewis first submits that the issue before me under section 14 is not identical to that determined by His Honour Judge Rivlin.
- Ladies and gentlemen of the jury: His Honour the learned judge, told you at the beginning of the trial that it was your role to decide the factual issues in this case.
- On 29th March 2000 in the Crown Court at Norwich before His Honour Judge Barham, the applicant was convicted of six counts of indecent assault.
- He is presently serving a total sentence of twelve years imprisonment imposed by His Honour Judge Griggs on 2nd June 1999 when sitting in the Exeter Crown Court.
- Consequently, His Honour Judge Tetlow was correct, in my judgment, that what he had to assess was the chance of the respondent succeeding on his counterclaim.
- Of course not, Your Honour, nothing could be further from the truth.
- On 27th August 1999, he appeared before the Crown Court and was sentenced to life imprisonment by His Honour Judge Radford.
- He answered, ‘Not to my knowledge, Your Honour.’
- I should also mention an exchange in which counsel representing another defendant asked the Judge, ‘Is Your Honour going to set a date for a preparatory hearing in the New Year?’
- Speaking after the judgement by His Honour Judge Mahon, Miss Kirby said she was ‘very, very happy’.
- We were able to retrieve a copy of the decision of a Tribunal chaired by His Honour Judge Lakin, sitting with two lay members and promulgated on 26 June 2000.
- After a contested hearing His Honour Judge Bartfield made an order for possession on 7 June 2001, and on the same day granted permission to appeal to this court.
- I cannot leave this case without respectfully commending the handling of this case by Her Honour Judge Mowat and the judgment she gave.
- They came before His Honour Judge Barr in late 1988.
- At the trial before His Honour Judge Pitchers the prosecution relied on expert evidence in relation to other documents alleged to have been written by the appellant for comparison purposes.
- Could the witness please be shown exhibit P1, Your Honour?
4honors pluralGameshonores masculine
5.1(special mention)honors list — cuadro de honor masculine
- to graduate with honors — licenciarse con matrícula (de honor) / con honores
5.2British (course of study)to do / take honours in French — licenciarse en Filología francesa
- before noun honours graduate — licenciado
- an honours degree — una licenciatura
- combined honors — titulación en dos especialidades
- She overcame his resistance, qualified with honours, and set up practice in London.
- After playing the electronic keyboard for several years, he took his grade 5 exam and passed with honours.
- Out of 60 exams taken, 33 passed with Honours and the remaining 27 with Highly Commended.
1(show respect)honrarwould you escort me in to dinner? — I'd be honored (to) — ¿me acompaña al comedor? — será un honor para mí
- I'm deeply honored to be chosen for this award — me siento muy honrada de que se me haya concedido este premio
- we are honored by your visit — nos sentimos honrados con su visita
2.1(keep to)(agreement/obligation) cumplir (con)I intend to honor the contract — tengo toda la intención de cumplir (con) el contrato
- to honor one's word — cumplir con su (or mi etc.) palabra
2.2Finance(debt/bill) satisfacer formal(debt/bill) pagar(draft/check) pagar(check/draft) aceptar(credit card/signature) aceptar
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