In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(instant, prompt)(decision/reply/attention) inmediatoimmediate delivery — entrega inmediata feminine
- to take immediate action — actuar inmediatamente
- these tablets afford immediate relief — estas tabletas proporcionan un alivio instantáneo / inmediato
- the law will take immediate effect — la ley entrará en vigor inmediatamente
- Don't try to make it happen all at once and expect immediate physical change.
- The advertisement showed no recognition that immediate gratification usually presents a bill, with extortionate interest.
- Anyone caught breaching the ‘yellow card’ will face immediate arrest and an instant sentence of three months.
- This in turn has triggered the disappearance of a system of symbols that once enabled immediate identification of a woman's status.
- What were the immediate reactions of the students in the aftermath of September 11?
- If your child is very dehydrated, she needs immediate medical attention.
- Physiological recordings from the central nervous system indicate that the response is almost immediate with a very short latency.
- However, these concepts are introduced all at once with no immediate application for the student.
- I was instantly smitten with the immediate gratification.
- But at that time, see, it's all about instant gratification, immediate gratification.
- The most immediate impact is the rapid water and solute loss caused by tissue damage.
- There is no question but that the impact of this on confidence will be immediate.
- I think there is more immediate gratification with this.
- Brown's response to this fundamental problem was immediate, once it had been brought to his attention.
- One immediate practical effect in the area of residential care could be an increase in insurance premiums.
- Somebody who has collapsed as a result of a cardiac arrest needs immediate attention.
- Their response was almost immediate and crucially telling.
- This was the blunt message delivered at a public meeting on Friday last, a message which prompted the immediate establishment of an action group to save the historic house.
- As a result, our impact was almost immediate.
- Do we not have the technology to make a deodorant immediate and long-lasting?
1.2(need/problem/aim) urgente(problem/need/aim) apremiante(aim/problem/need) perentorioof more immediate concern to me is my own future — a mí me preocupa más mi propio futuro
- Mr Gill said there would be no speedy return to normality once the immediate foot and mouth crisis is over.
- The world's populations live in the present, and their immediate needs have to be addressed.
- This kind of analysis is really just the product of a false hindsight that tends to see the past through the lenses of the immediate present.
- There are big issues of governance, debt, aid, trade and development that will have to be addressed once the immediate crisis management is over.
- Once the immediate impact of the flooding has passed, the government, the opposition and the media will drop their feigned concern and leave the victims to their fate.
- Get people to voice their immediate current concerns or questions.
- Adams, who has two children in primary school, feels there has to be radical overhaul of the way council services are organised once this immediate crisis is over.
- They are hopeful however that once the immediate uncertainty abates there would be a quick return of consumer confidence.
- More than the big picture, look at the immediate, present needs.
- Motown execs are right about one thing: there's little immediate threat of a financial collapse.
- Last Thursday, a high-profile military booster in Congress suddenly shattered the conventional wisdom that immediate withdrawal is unthinkable.
- Although it is stressful for babies to cry alone, there is no evidence that crying in a parent's arras is harmful, once all immediate needs are met.
- Of more immediate concern is what banks need to do when presented with a freezing order.
- I would have told her more - or maybe I couldn't have - but I knew nothing beyond the immediate present.
- The Rural Forum aims to find long-term ways of re-building a strong, sustainable and more diverse rural economy, once the immediate farming crisis has been dealt with.
- And once the immediate conflict was over, why did he disappear?
- In the meantime, the defendant is released on her own recognizance, as she presents no immediate threat to the artistic community.
- Kaizen appears particularly successful in shaping commitment once the immediate threat to jobs has disappeared.
- The prisoner's continued liberty or, as the case may be, immediate release, would present an unacceptable risk to the public of further offences being committed.
- The court heard the infestation presented an immediate risk of injury to health.
2(close)in the immediate future — en el futuro inmediato
- in the immediate vicinity — en las inmediaciones
- my immediate superior — mi superior inmediato / directo
- my immediate family — mis familiares más cercanos
3.1formal(cause/consequence/knowledge) inmediato(knowledge/cause/consequence) directo
- A second feature of Kantian intuition is that it yields immediate knowledge.
- ‘So far in museum exhibitions, the visitor was not placed in immediate contact with the past,’ he wrote.
- Carbohydrates are the ones to watch here - since fats and proteins have little immediate effect on blood sugar.
- Not so long ago, art galleries were often full of people looking at recognisable objects for which they felt an immediate connection.
- Knowledge that is immediate may supply the premises for the inference of further knowledge, but even immediate knowledge depends on coherence.
- The national department of the environment and tourism said this material did not present an immediate danger to the environment as it was well-packed.
- But it has also presented an immediate and magnified picture of what war means on the ground, removed from any wider context of the political ends being pursued.
- Heidegger grounded his philosophy in phenomenology, the close examination of the given field of immediate experience.
- Where there is not immediate presence, account must be taken of the possibility of alterations in the circumstances, for which the defendant should not be responsible.
- Many historians working in Germany today have judged that that educative effort had little immediate effect on popular attitudes.
- It is a story that would be lacking without the immediate presence of the actress right there with you, telling you a tale with her whole being.
- The ticking of the new clock was an immediate presence in the dark bedroom.
- It further held, allowing the Commissioners' appeal, that on the facts the requisite ‘direct and immediate link’ was not established.
- The abolitionist movement developed primarily in the nations of Western Europe and their overseas offshoots, often without the immediate presence of legal slavery.
- The adult males' roars are often so loud and startling that first-time visitors are convinced they are in the immediate presence of a jaguar.
- Catholicism, then, knows immediate presence rather than symbolism.
- The immediate connection between the ‘Void’ and our conceptions of chaos may not be explicit to many readers.
- E-mails and mobiles make everything immediate and we are expected to do things immediately.
- The imitation did not represent the thing but was the thing and replaced the thing's immediate presence.
- This work brought her into immediate contact with those just surviving.
- The notion allows Heidegger to avoid giving primacy to non-theoretical immediate experience.
- Hume had shown that no immediate knowledge of causes is possible, for we have no impression of necessary connection.
- But what I felt was the kind of fear that comes from being in the immediate presence of great evil.
- The writer's deployment of language might be delightfully immediate, even teasingly trivial.
- The lesson is that, while all sorts of moments of illumination can occur, it is not to be expected that knowing this God will be instantaneous or immediate.
3.2(style) directo(feel) de inmediatez
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