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
- I've seen no convincing evidence of any slavish imitation, at least until now.
- Is the model a worthy or deserving target of prankish imitation?
- Aristotle asserted the value of poetry by focusing on imitation rather than rhetoric.
- Repeatedly, he stressed that the imitation of general nature was the highest aim of art.
- His theory of music was an unbridled acceptance of realism - the imitation of nature in myriad ways.
- 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.
- These actions are then imitated, because imitation is both common to and necessary for the species, and this leads to the behaviour spreading.
- In the imitation of nature, as in nature itself, balance is important.
- His works have inspired countless imitations the world over.
- Mimicry is imitation and imitation is the best form of flattery.
- The deliberate imitation of classical models was a central part of the English grammar-school education.
- Obedience cannot, moreover, be a matter for isolated preoccupation, in the search for models for our imitation.
- Genuinely angry, our model imitator and model for imitation copies the rhetorical form naturally used by angry men.
- If ruthlessness is allowed to triumph on the island, it will spawn imitations elsewhere.
- 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.
- 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.
- The popularity of this model of imitation is reflected in the various metaphors that Renaissance and Baroque authors generated to describe the process.
- Humans learn to speak by imitation, and are astonishingly good at it.
- 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
- ‘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.
- ‘Uh, eating my breakfast,’ I replied in my own imitation of her snooty voice.
- Carissa clapped her hands together in an accurate imitation for effect.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Here he employs an improbably effective Paul Lynde imitation for much of his delivery.
- It means even drinkers of cheap imitations of champagne pay an extra 50p a bottle.
- People should not take imitation weapons to an international airport hotel and leave them lying around unattended.
- Some of the fish used is even cooked, like imitation crab and eel.
- This one was definitely real, not the cheap imitations the tourists go to.
- Make sure that you're buying the real thing and not a cheap imitation.
- 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.
- Painted imitations were a cheap and easy version of this complex and expensive art form.
- Without such protection, cheap imitations of your products can quickly eat up profits.
- Devices designed to distinguish between diamond and imitations rely on these properties.
- The chairs were tailored with cheap imitation leather and had many slits.
- He was searched and a blue plastic imitation handgun costing £1.50 was found in his tracksuit pocket.
- Sometimes one products hits, and there's money to be made off of imitations and homologues.
- A jacket made of black imitation leather was preventing the midnight chill.
- In one robbery, the gang used an imitation firearm to threaten their victims.
- Five imitation handguns including a fake M16 machine gun and four fake handguns were also seized during the swoop.
- 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!
- These works are often replicas or imitations of ancient Greek and Roman art.
- We've seen these tubs framed in to make poor imitations of modern tubs.
1(pearls/gold) de imitación(flower/snow) artificialimitation fur — piel falsa feminine
- imitation jewelry or (British) imitation jewellery — bisutería
- imitation leather — imitación piel
- an imitation mink coat — un abrigo imitación visón
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