In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not take notice of)(plea/warning) desoír(plea/warning) hacer caso omiso dehe chose to ignore the remark — prefirió ignorar / pasar por alto el comentario
- we can't ignore the fact that ... — no podemos dejar de tener en cuenta el hecho de que ...
- In fact most of the analysis and policy discussion on the environment ignores the question of gender inequalities.
- She has been sulking since she climbed out of the bed, ignoring me and refusing to answer my questions.
- This ignores a major principle of tests like these - eliminating bias.
- It is inequitable because it ignores the question of how many people have to be supported from any one individual's earnings.
- In spite of much literature that ignores the question, it cannot be infinite.
- The Bosnian government was accused of disregarding local legislation and ignoring human rights.
- This is another example of a failed initiative that ignores the core questions.
- Essex motorists are widely ignoring new rules banning the use of hand held mobiles in cars, figures released by police reveal.
- We won't agree with it, and it is not a question of ignoring it, and a dialogue should be carried on.
- Allardyce is not ignoring the European question, just taking care not to tempt fate with careless talk.
- The Scots were able to ignore these failings in brushing aside the feeblest of Welsh challenges a fortnight ago.
- She deliberately ignores the conversation and refuses to listen to the audible words.
- He ignores the weather, intent on arriving at his second destination.
- The travellers have been issued with a court summons after they ignored an earlier removal notice.
- Catherine Street were largely ignoring shoplifting and simply passing its cost on to their customers.
- Jack completely ignored what she had just asked and continued without letting her finish.
- He had wilfully ignored notices posted on the train arguing that the by-laws were invalid.
- A further factor which calls the current figures into question is ignoring students who study abroad.
- You totally ignored his pleas you should stop, leaving him to bleed to death.
- To wind up in court, employers must have blatantly ignored the warnings issued by labour inspectors.
- I was speaking so softly, especially as they had all been ignoring me so intently before.
- None ignores the crucial question of how their institution is likely to be changed by enlargement.
- Back again to last summer and Varga was being ignored by his national team, Slovakia.
- Unbelievably, all this heroism was virtually ignored by the press and Hollywood.
- To accuse France and Germany of ignoring the rules is simply to repeat a slanderous allegation often put forward as fact.
- At the same time, ignoring political questions means actually weakening our ability to fight on economic issues.
- He failed to consider or ignored some important aspects of my evidence.
- He considered ignoring his mother's cry but when his father and sisters joined in, he looked back to see what they had to say.
- All of this is true so far as it goes, but it ignores the one big question: Who is going to pay for all of this?
- They may choose to terminate friendships if they perceive that a partner refuses to share or ignores their feelings.
- I picked up the flower and walked out of the room, ignoring the intent stares on me.
- My boyfriend is not too keen on them, but the Professor just shrugs and ignores him.
- Ideologues of left and right have tended to acknowledge one and ignore the other.
- Much of that ignorance is wilful, when facts are ignored and minds closed to reality.
- She flipped her mobile shut, walked past us and down the corridor, intentionally ignoring Alice and Tony.
- Sadly, despite complaints, Tesco takes no notice and continues to ignore the public.
- He then breezed past the fans on his way to the clubhouse, ignoring the pleas for acknowledgment from behind the ropes.
- However, the debate over proper procedure ignores the most obvious question.
- It ignores the fundamental economic question of whether patents for computer software promote innovation.
- For another, it entirely ignores the question of how many people who voted Tory last time are going Lib Dem this time.
2(snub)(person) ignorarshe's been ignoring me all evening — me ha estado ignorando toda la noche
- he keeps teasing me — just ignore him — no para de molestarme — no le hagas caso / haz como si no lo oyeras
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