In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(restriction/condition/punishment) imponerthe judge imposed the maximum sentence — el juez aplicó la pena máxima
- she imposed her will on them — les impuso su voluntad
- I won't impose my presence on you any further — no lo importuno más con mi presencia
- The state government had imposed restrictions on the use of air-conditioners in government offices.
- Fines and penalties are imposed for lateness, for not turning up for work, even in the case of illness, and for ‘negligent’ work.
- The temporary restraining order was imposed on November 20.
- The height restrictions were imposed because the districts were in the flight path of the former Kai Tak airport, which closed in mid-1998.
- He was given a conditional discharge for six months for obstructing the police officer and no separate penalty was imposed for the other charges.
- A fine of £4,000 was imposed for each offence.
- There are penalties for breaking the laws and they will be imposed on offenders.
- Contrary to your suggestion, economic sanctions were not imposed after Iraq refused UN weapons inspectors access.
- A sentence should be similar to sentences imposed on similar offenders for similar offences committed in similar circumstances.
- The law imposes penalties consisting of fines of up to $500,000 and 10 years in jail.
- All pharmacies consulted believed that in imposing service charges they were acting according to the regulations laid down by the government.
- He said there were two main reasons for imposing the restrictions.
- However, consumer groups argue that banks should not impose such exorbitant penalty charges as they do not reflect the costs incurred when customers exceed borrowing limits.
- ‘The criteria for imposing penalties on minors is usually based on the principle of leniency,’ Chen said.
- Unanimous rather than majority vote of seven military commissioners will be required to impose the death penalty.
- Financial institutions are expected to impose some restrictions on this for administrative purposes.
- In a report released here, the commission said such courts should be able to impose penalties such as fines and community service.
- Under the original order, unanimity among the judges was not required, even to impose the death penalty.
- Most striking is that it seems to have been written without the influence of an editor imposing strict page limits.
- The government imposes restrictions on freedom of religion.
- The Waterford News & Star asked a number of people while they did their grocery shopping what they thought of the government imposing a charge on plastic bags.
- The authorities impose countless conditions restricting strikes, any breach of which can incur heavy prison sentences.
- Cargo operations were less affected because trade continued while travel restrictions were imposed by several countries.
- When restrictions were imposed, we were willing to cooperate and anxious to sacrifice.
- In the meantime, if the bill is delayed, local authorities, including Merton, could introduce individual bylaws to impose restrictions in their areas.
- Last week, the government revealed its plans to double the fine for driving while using a mobile to £60 and impose three penalty points on the driver's licence.
- Numerous restrictions are imposed on the local population.
- The Israelis for their part, however, say that they're imposing these restrictions because of their security concerns.
- First, we will not impose economic sanctions on Zimbabwe since this would only hurt ordinary Zimbabweans.
- The penalty imposed by law is not draconian, and serves more as a reminder to perform a commonsense action.
- The Court of Appeal had only considered whether the restriction imposed by the judge was correct.
- She said the present system had come about mainly due to the restrictions imposed by international institutions.
- At the end of March, the bank imposed tough restrictions to slow the growth of bank lending which the International Monetary Fund had blamed for the country's widening trade gap.
- He also imposed a curfew from 10 pm until 4.30 am for the next three months.
- For instance, jurors in Connecticut, New York and other northeastern states are much more reluctant than jurors in other parts of the country to impose the death penalty.
- Even those states that can impose financial penalties often have very low limits on fines.
- One hopes a lot of analysis goes on before any traffic restrictions are imposed.
- I suggest the police, car producers and the public establish cooperation to raise awareness on the importance of using seat belts, and not just resort to imposing penalties.
- If operators fail to meet their ten per cent rural obligation they face penalties imposed by the government.
- Multi-million dollar penalties have been imposed by the courts.
1to impose oneself on sb
- if I may impose myself on you for a few more days — si puedo abusar de su amabilidad quedándome unos días más
- How do you deal with people who impose themselves on you?
- After all, you had already imposed yourself on them (as it seldom was a her) and to start a conversation where none was offered seemed an unwelcome intrusion.
1molestarI don't wish to impose, but … — no quisiera molestar, pero …
- to impose on / upon sb
- I think I've imposed on him enough already — me parece que ya lo he molestado / importunado bastante
- to impose on sb's generosity/goodwill/hospitality — abusar de la generosidad/buena voluntad/hospitalidad de algn
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