In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1vulnerar algoto impinge on / upon sth — afectar ( a ) algo
- to impinge on sb's rights/privacy/freedom — vulnerar los derechos/la intimidad/la libertad de algn
- Reading and sifting allows me to see myself as an agent in the literary culture - which I have to believe impinges at least somewhat on our common lives.
- It was at about this time that the name of Stephen Hawking first impinged on popular awareness.
- He decided to pair his traps with his triceps training, as the latter would not infringe upon, or impinge, his sensitive neck.
- Suddenly the reality of war started to impinge.
- But the principal cost of their success impinges directly on the players.
- How much more time will be wasted and how much more blood will flow before this reality impinges?
- So quantum physics actually does impinge on our everyday lives, even if we do not need to be a quantum mechanic to make a TV set or a hi-fi system work.
- Those sorts of imponderables do occasionally impinge, but not often.
- Those who oppose these laws argue that the legislation impinges far too much on civil liberties and strikes at the heart of some of the basic tenants of our democracy and judicial system.
- The new problem, the verroa mite, has not yet impinged in this area and we are all apprehensive as to what the effect will be.
- More than 1800 people - a pretty large focus group - were asked about the environmental factors that impinge most negatively upon their daily lives.
- The oozy goo of reproduction and decay impinges darkly on the tidy geometrical regularity of a bogus suburban milieu.
- Over time, we will better incorporate the new economic-theory developments as the practices they describe impinge.
- He wrote: ‘Whilst it does not appear to impinge too much on the Micklegate area, we do have an abundance of clubs and pubs in the area, which sometimes does have a detrimental effect on Micklegate.’
- One of the sacred precepts of modern educational theory is that you must never impinge negatively on the pupil's self-esteem.
- Lindsay, it's an interesting question and one that impinged on my senior year project as a matter of fact.
- She is enjoying the fame, and the increase in attention hasn't impinged too badly on her time.
- I can't speak for other Londoners, but May Day Riots are rapidly joining the London Marathon as events that I never witness as such, yet whose aftermath always somehow impinges, usually when I'm off in search of debauch.
- The President has Constitutional powers upon which Congress cannot impinge.
- I found a place where politics still ranks low in the order of things, where life has more immediate things to concern it, and where the affairs of the far-off capital seem scarcely to impinge.
- But in all cases they refer to behaviour that has impinged adversely on others, usually those closest to me.
2to impinge on / upon sth — afectar ( a ) algo
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