In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(make impression on)to impress sb favorably/unfavorably — causarle (una) buena/mala impresión a algn
- we were impressed by your work — tu trabajo nos causó muy buena impresión
- he only did it to impress her — lo hizo solo para impactarla / para dejarla admirada
- my excuse did not impress them — mi excusa no los convenció
- Are you impressed with the design of the website?
- The other attribute that always impressed me about him was the fact that he found it hard to criticise.
- Although this should be an easy victory for Kaddour, the pressure to impress those at ringside will be great.
- The result was a startling and unconventional series of designs which really impressed those at a special show at the school.
- We are always impressed with artists who persist in making abstract work.
- When he started dating a girl he was quite seriously about, Mum opened a bank account, weekly deposited money into and gave him an access card so he could impress his girl.
- Professor Sibbett said he had been hugely impressed on a recent visit to China by the lengths to which that country's leaders were going to encourage a strong science base.
- I have known Jenni for some years and she has always impressed me with her honesty, her tenacity, her cheerful, loving and caring nature.
- His audience was quite impressed with his performance.
- I was immediately impressed by the fact that this place was packed with diners - usually an indicator that either the food is renowned for its excellence or for its cheapness.
- It was a move designed to impress every eye watching.
- In contrast, entrances to palaces and places of worship are usually large and designed to impress visitors with the power of the owner or the importance of a religion.
- Although impressed on many occasions by the food, service and scenery he also admitted to being disappointed by out-of-order toilets on more than one occasion and cold, curt service.
- he raised his eyebrows curiously, impressed by Mark's advice.
- Later, eager to impress Mark in the pub, she foregoes her normal vodka-and-coke and nonchalantly orders a glass of wine.
- The ‘visit’ was, in truth, a vast exercise in participatory theatre, designed to impress his allies and intimidate his generals.
- She is delighted by its lightweight, compact and robust design, and highly impressed by its competitive price.
- I was very impressed by the quality of instructors Lassen is able to provide students.
- The office, like the chair, was designed to impress more than actually function.
- Visitors were most impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of pupils, teachers and all concerned.
2(emphasize)to impress sth on / upon sb — recalcarle algo a algn
- they impressed upon us that it could be dangerous — nos recalcaron (el hecho de) que podía ser peligroso
- my father impressed upon me the importance of work — mi padre me inculcó la importancia del trabajo
- You don't win friends by impressing your opinion on them.
- From day one, the culture of the company is being impressed on the employee.
- But the thing I've impressed on the lads is that this isn't a day out in Blackpool, it's our chance to win a match which will take this club back into the Conference.
- ‘We impressed on the children not to leave litter behind and they kept their word,’ one of the escorts said.
- This was impressed on me yet again in his last year at Newsday.
- If you want to impress any ideas on people, try being reasonable.
- ‘The thing that they impressed on me most as a child is that I should try to make up my own mind about things,’ says Corre.
- Wittgenstein impressed this fact on the philosophical consciousness of the century with his critique of the private language argument.
- A sense of age is impressed on the visitor when first entering the house, with a hall that has a granite floor and a wood burning stove in a marble surround fireplace.
- Their ancestors labored to build and rebuild the city and over centuries impressed their own character on it, triumphing over a harsh climate and foreign invasions, and surviving indifferent and brutal leaders.
- They are carving up wheat fields with ever more elaborate designs to impress upon us how intelligent they are.
- Her main goal, which was impressed on her from the time she was a child, was to attract a good man and get married.
- Each dynasty or era naturally impressed its own character on the imperial government itself.
- This was impressed on me when I was about 13 or 14, by an art teacher that I admired very much.
- From the time she could crawl, I impressed on her, repeating the words time and again, that she should be ‘gentle’ with the cats.
- The salience of what researchers have seen and heard has to be impressed on the audience.
- Certainly it had been impressed on him that life was much less stressful here than back in the busy scene he had been conned away from at home.
- Importantly, his divorce lawyer also impressed this point on him.
- But there are times when the reality and full significance of a tragedy become deeply impressed on all of us.
- I cannot remember that it was ever impressed on me that true religion was of the heart.
3(on paper, in wax)imprimirestampar
- Twenty-three different seals were used to impress the 56 nodules from Thebes.
- Blind printing is a method where a raised design is impressed into the paper.
- It was no ordinary wash-tub, but had upon it designs, impressed in the copper, of grapes and vines.
- On the contrary, we know that the pattern of ink markings on the page you are reading was impressed on the ink by the printing device.
- Spiral grooves are impressed on inner surfaces of the barrel of every gun, a step known as rifling.
- These five sealings form a coherent record group, since they contain related subject content and are all impressed with the same seal.
- He also designed a house that only exists in its designs impressed in relief on thick paper.
- If the ‘collector’ here is indicated at all, it would be by the seal that has impressed these sealings.
- It imprints, impresses and embosses foils, paper, ribbon and even clay.
- Various designs were impressed on brass buttons - the new president's initials, a chain linking the states' initials, and an eagle and sunrise design that George Washington is reputed to have worn at his inauguration.
- According to convention, the base of each piece is impressed with a red seal.
- Brass and, to some extent, bronze finishing tools have been used for centuries by bookbinders to impress designs and lines onto leather bindings.
- Each of the complete documents was found folded; two were tied with string and sealed with a lump of clay impressed with the same stamp.
- The artist could carve an image onto wooden or metal blocks, ink the block and impress it on paper.
- A raised effect is created by impressing a design into wallcovering using either pressure or heat.
1impresionarimpactarhe does it to impress — lo hace para impresionar / impactar
- as an actress she fails to impress — como actriz no llama la atención
1impronta feminine literary
- The impress of age and experience is not only disregarded but frowned upon.
- The conventional view held that cultural impress on the New World was rudimentary, artless, too recent to have mellowed the garish profusion of nature.
- He was a prolific book illustrator, and as few other artists had the power to concentrate the impress of his genius in even the smallest and slightest of his works.
- They are also-significantly, perhaps-those showing the deepest impress of Swift's work.
- As empty spaces, they carry an impress of the pure sterility imparted by death - the sense of the ascetic and the pure that comes with too many washings of the same white sheet.
- A book on British politics based on the 1980s and early 1990s inevitably bore the heavy impress of Mrs Thatcher and the ideas and policies associated with her.
- Although mainstream church attendance is in decline, Scotland bears the impress of its Protestant history.
- The cultural life of Kashmir has had the impress of great mystics.
- Golden light makes the landscape seem otherworldly, yet it has the reassuring impress of humanity about it.
- Thus it is that, although religions claim universality, much of what is claimed to be universal is discovered to bear the impress of culture, society and history.
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