In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(copying)imitación feminineto learn by imitation — aprender imitando / por imitación
- in imitation of sth/sb — a imitación de algo/algn
- imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — el mejor halago es que lo imiten a uno
- These actions are then imitated, because imitation is both common to and necessary for the species, and this leads to the behaviour spreading.
- Mimicry is imitation and imitation is the best form of flattery.
- The popularity of this model of imitation is reflected in the various metaphors that Renaissance and Baroque authors generated to describe the process.
- His theory of music was an unbridled acceptance of realism - the imitation of nature in myriad ways.
- If ruthlessness is allowed to triumph on the island, it will spawn imitations elsewhere.
- They're used in imitation and imitation is a crucial part of being able to build a model that allows us to anticipate what somebody else would do in a certain circumstance.
- Is the model a worthy or deserving target of prankish imitation?
- In the imitation of nature, as in nature itself, balance is important.
- Obedience cannot, moreover, be a matter for isolated preoccupation, in the search for models for our imitation.
- His works have inspired countless imitations the world over.
- The model nature of Windsor involved imitation, as of the Tudor style, to make a statement with a lot of leisure about it.
- There is a difference, he observes, between intelligent decentralized decisionmaking and slavish imitation.
- Repeatedly, he stressed that the imitation of general nature was the highest aim of art.
- I've seen no convincing evidence of any slavish imitation, at least until now.
- Aristotle asserted the value of poetry by focusing on imitation rather than rhetoric.
- Genuinely angry, our model imitator and model for imitation copies the rhetorical form naturally used by angry men.
- The deliberate imitation of classical models was a central part of the English grammar-school education.
- Humans learn to speak by imitation, and are astonishingly good at it.
- The imitation of classical models was less common than on the Continent and, except for Jonson, no important writer paid strict attention to the rules humanist critics had formulated.
- We now have running turf wars by vested interests which place the welfare of the patient and the accession to treatment at the bottom of the system in supine imitation of the British model.
2(impersonation)imitación feminineto do imitations — hacer imitaciones
- ‘Uh, eating my breakfast,’ I replied in my own imitation of her snooty voice.
- Sophia changed her voice in imitation of my father.
- In fact, it would be just as effectual as the sight of Em's leprechaun imitation.
- In his show he exploited a talent for mimicry that manifested itself in a Moira Anderson imitation when he was seven, and then in wicked parodies of his teachers.
- ‘Like, duh,’ I rolled my eyes in a valley girl imitation, flipping my hair for good effect.
- His rare attempts at communication are through imitation and usually in only one or two words.
- His imitation was a poor caricature of his boss's brawny presence, his hands lost in the cuffs of a shirt meant for someone broader.
- Here he employs an improbably effective Paul Lynde imitation for much of his delivery.
- Carissa clapped her hands together in an accurate imitation for effect.
3(copy)imitación femininebeware of imitations — tenga cuidado con las imitaciones
- He was searched and a blue plastic imitation handgun costing £1.50 was found in his tracksuit pocket.
- Without such protection, cheap imitations of your products can quickly eat up profits.
- Make sure that you're buying the real thing and not a cheap imitation.
- People should not take imitation weapons to an international airport hotel and leave them lying around unattended.
- Sometimes one products hits, and there's money to be made off of imitations and homologues.
- We are told the police may shoot people carrying imitation guns by mistake.
- Surely, there could be imitations and really good reproductions, but these cannot be considered original art.
- It means even drinkers of cheap imitations of champagne pay an extra 50p a bottle.
- The chairs were tailored with cheap imitation leather and had many slits.
- This one was definitely real, not the cheap imitations the tourists go to.
- These works are often replicas or imitations of ancient Greek and Roman art.
- In one robbery, the gang used an imitation firearm to threaten their victims.
- Devices designed to distinguish between diamond and imitations rely on these properties.
- Officers will distribute posters and leaflets about the dangers of selling and using imitation weapons.
- Oh you studied creatures, you flimsy confections of powder and resin, set in tinsel and imitation leather!
- A jacket made of black imitation leather was preventing the midnight chill.
- Painted imitations were a cheap and easy version of this complex and expensive art form.
- We've seen these tubs framed in to make poor imitations of modern tubs.
- Some of the fish used is even cooked, like imitation crab and eel.
- Five imitation handguns including a fake M16 machine gun and four fake handguns were also seized during the swoop.
1(pearls/gold) de imitación(flower/snow) artificialimitation fur — piel falsa feminine
- imitation jewelry — bisutería
- imitation jewellery — bisutería
- imitation leather — imitación piel
- an imitation mink coat — un abrigo imitación visón
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