In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in questions, indirect questions)cómohow do you know that/do it? — ¿cómo lo sabes/haces?
- how will you vote? — ¿a / por quién vas a votar?
- you owe me $20 — how's that? — me debes $20 — ¿cómo es eso?
- how are you? — ¿cómo estás?
- how's your leg? — ¿cómo andas de la pierna?
- how's the new job? — ¿cómo marcha el nuevo trabajo?
- how's your French? — ¿qué tal es tu francés?
- how do I look? — ¿cómo / qué tal estoy?
- how would Monday suit you? — ¿te viene bien el lunes?
- here comes the bus: how's that for timing? — aquí viene el autobús ¡qué bien calculado!
- it turned out she knew my cousin: how's that for a coincidence? — resultó que conocía a mi prima ¡qué casualidad! ¿no?
- I asked him how he knew — le pregunté cómo lo sabía
- how she puts up with him I don't know! — ¡yo no sé cómo lo aguanta!
- that depends on how she reacts — eso depende de cómo reaccione
- The very basis of government after all, is subjective views on how things ought to be.
- Gordon had not caught the man's name, and was unsure how to ask in a polite manner.
- Case law can also be more specific than general comments on how provisions ought to be understood.
- If we cannot even accept these criticisms, how can we claim to be a country of manners?
- But if they do behave in that way there is no need to tell them that that is how they ought to behave.
- He observed that we had built a picture of ourselves that was based on an abstracted picture of how we ought to be.
- This is not only the best single book on the subject but a model of how military history ought to be written.
- I watched an equine chiropractor give a horse an adjustment and show us how to fit a saddle.
- The people who ran the club before didn't have any knowledge of how a club should be run in a professional manner.
- Science engages with busy minds that have strong views about how things are and ought to be.
- Would he allow the Fed to be told how to adjust interest rates by a bumbling Dutchman?
- There is a distinction to be made between doing science and thinking about how science ought to be done.
- Tell me how I can get clear land title in a transparent manner, and I am ready to do it.
- This is a book that ought to be read to understand how women today got much of what they take for granted.
- There is a terrible feeling of being told by other people how we ought to lead our lives.
- We may not get to choose how we go, but we can definitely choose the manner in which we are waved goodbye.
- Such checks require that we choose what to monitor, when to monitor, and how to adjust treatment.
- No more is said in that witness statement as to precisely how or in what manner service had been effected.
- One further question: how would you word the abstract in a more objective manner?
- It is not clear from the available data how these findings ought to be interpreted.
2.1(in questions, indirect questions)how wide is it? — ¿cuánto tiene / mide de ancho?
- how heavy is it? — ¿cuánto pesa?
- how long do you want it? — ¿de qué largo lo quieres?
- how high can you jump? — ¿hasta dónde puedes saltar?
- I'll be seeing him soon — how soon is soon? — lo veré pronto — ¿qué quiere decir pronto?
- how often/regularly do you meet? — ¿con qué frecuencia/regularidad se reúnen?
- how bad is the damage? — ¿de qué gravedad son los daños?
- how old are you? — ¿cuántos años tienes?
- how good a cook are you? — ¿qué tal eres como cocinero?
- that depends on how enthusiastic you are — eso depende del entusiasmo que tengas
- that shows just how little they understand — eso demuestra lo poco que comprenden
- I can't tell you how grateful I am! — ¡no puedo decirte lo agradecido que estoy!
- I know how important it is — yo sé lo importante que es
2.2(in exclamations)quéhow strange/rude! — ¡qué raro/grosero!
- how we laughed! — ¡cómo nos reímos!
- how right you are! — ¡cuánta razón tienes!
- How I wish I had my childhood back!
- How I wish I could always see my children the way I do today.
3how about / how's about sth
- how about a drink? — ¿nos tomamos una copa?
- Thursday's no good; how about Friday? — el jueves no puede ser ¿qué te parece el viernes?
- John's too busy — how about Rita? — John está muy ocupado — ¿y Rita?
- I'd love to go; how about you? — me encantaría ir ¿y a ti?
- 10 out of 10! how about that? — 10 sobre 10 ¿qué te parece?
- how come
- how come the door's locked? — ¿cómo es que la puerta está cerrada con llave?
- the bar's shut — how come? — el bar está cerrado — ¿pero cómo? / ¿cómo es eso?
- and how! — ¡y cómo!
- was he drunk? — and how! — ¿estaba borracho? — ¡y cómo!
1the how and (the) why of it — el cómo y el porqué
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