In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(faculty)imaginación femininewhat a wonderful imagination this child has! — ¡qué imaginación / fantasía tiene este niño!
- you're letting your imagination run away with you — te estás dejando llevar por la imaginación
- it's only your imagination — son imaginaciones / figuraciones tuyas
- the product failed to capture the public imagination — el producto no atrajo / no despertó el interés del público
- the book fired his imagination — el libro dio vuelo a su imaginación
- what were they doing? — use your imagination! — ¿qué estaban haciendo? — pues, imagínatelo
- The show compensated for narrative gaps with energetic appeals to the viewers' imagination.
- And why does the grail continue to fire the imagination of writers and readers alike?
- One day as I was driving to a two-day business meeting, I let my imagination wander unchecked.
- I set the milk to warm on the stove, telling myself to stop listening to my own overactive imagination.
- He said the tragedy still captured the public imagination and interest in it had not waned.
- If nothing else, ginkgo seems to fire the imagination of ad writers.
- And in one sense there's nothing new about them - humanoid automata have captured the popular imagination for centuries.
- The fictional Cid, embodying the ideal Castilian, captured the popular imagination of generations.
- At times, considerable patience and a vivid imagination are required to get from the words to the underlying economics.
- From the very beginning, then, landscape paintings have been products of artists' imaginations.
- He designed a series of lavish public celebrations to cement this image in the public imagination.
- Your proposal is embarrassingly optimistic, like the product of a child's imagination.
- His radio program gave him the opportunity to use his fertile imagination to develop innovative comedy sketches.
- But one thing was undeniable; that children have vivid imaginations.
- Let your imagination roam freely over the facts you have collected.
- They also stimulate the imaginations of viewers, which is very personal and consequently very powerful.
- Allowing young students to use their vivid imaginations helps them visualize their bodies moving in the water.
- Constructed of pine, its painted surface is an exuberant expression of the artist's imagination and creativity.
- In the first half of the twentieth century the engineering feats that gripped the public imagination were urban and industrial.
- Here, though, the great man's imagination had failed him.
2(inventiveness)inventiva feminineimaginación feminineidea feminine
- The absence of dynamics throughout is due to a lack of imagination with the drum and bass work.
- York applied all the pressure with Leeds being forced to attack on the break, but they lacked imagination and guile.
- I am rather taken by his style, but am disappointed by his lack of imagination.
- The first barrier is the lack of imagination and creativity in resourcing in schools.
- My aim is to give the chance to create as much as possible in our minds, through creativity and imagination.
- One suspects that it is not nature's limitation so much as it is the author's lack of imagination.
- The real treasures are the gardens, where imagination and creativity were given free rein.
- There were so many that they surrounded you in a world of childhood fantasies, imagination, and creativity.
- They had handled this demanding project with a great deal of creativity and imagination.
- The garden lacked beauty and mystery and I lacked creative imagination.
- Invention and imagination were lacking in the home team's second-half effort.
- Judges placed high value on entries that demonstrated imagination, originality and flair.
- There is a lack of imagination surrounding special educational provision in this area which is alarming.
- They are literary parasites, the enemies of creativity and imagination.
- Well, perhaps it's a lack of imagination on the part of ownership.
- Our attacking play didn't work out the way I wanted it to because we lacked imagination and clout in midfield.
- When will it dawn on them that we are capable of creating jobs by way of our own indigenous resources and imagination?
- When they had possession their use of the ball lacked imagination or accuracy.
- In reality, their clothing demonstrated their complete lack of imagination.
- Was it a lack of mental ability, foresight and imagination that was needed many years ago to regenerate what was once a fine city?
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