In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(interpose oneself)(intermediary/government) intervenirhe intervened with the authorities on our behalf — intervino ante las autoridades en nuestro favor
2(interrupt)(fate) interponerse(fate) intervenir(event) sobrevenirhe was about to continue, but the bell intervened — iba a continuar, pero sonó la campana
- After that, the general accepted wisdom is perhaps that the election will intervene, and then so most likely a rate rise around about November, and possibly another one in December.
- But before natural death intervened, the desire to kill him with my two hands swept over me.
- My friend then intervened with the verbal equivalent of a good slap across the face by saying things like pull yourself together, man! and for God-sake, shut up!
- Synchronistic events frequently intervene to warn us if we are on the wrong path.
- This is the point where the programme intervened.
- I had to leave town, so I did, and then circumstances intervened and I wasn't able to attend high school elsewhere.
- Scarborough councillors had been recommended to rule on the scheme before local elections intervened.
- They are aristocrats whose privileges are exercised in secret, and only for a short space of time, before pregnancy or addiction or disaster intervene and they become like their mothers.
- Under Labour's bill, consideration of development plans would be suspended after local elections intervene, so incoming members would have time to consider the plan.
- The presentation was a set of cufflinks along with a copy signed by all present of his programme for government, a programme unfinished after scandal intervened.
- We decided to walk up through Sweden Bridge and eventually on to Fairfield but near disaster intervened.
- Armed with a hard-won scholarship, he trained as a schoolteacher, and might have remained one if illness and death had not intervened.
- He had been going to make the trip, but circumstances intervened.
- When a lead character is put in real jeopardy, there can be no question that some circumstance will intervene and preserve the order of right and wrong.
- Lunch intervened, and a good long Sunday afternoon nap, and by the early evening I was ready to transfer the thing to the computer.
- Sadly he did not have much time to enjoy the fruits of his labours as death intervened.
- Sadly, tragedy intervenes in the form of the bitterly jealous Richard, whose fateful confrontation with Frank triggers a devastating string of events that forever changes the lives of all involved.
- The present study focuses on how a surprising event intervening between prime and probe can affect negative priming.
- Then some external circumstance intervenes - someone close to us dies or we ourselves receive a real scare.
- I don't know if you can understand this, but there were many times in my husband's life when circumstances intervened and helped him.
- While he was undertaking research for his doctorate political events intervened to interrupt his studies.
3(elapse)pasartranscurrirone year intervened before we met again — pasó / transcurrió un año antes de que nos volviéramos a ver
- It is simply a repugnance on the part of any lawyer to the idea that one can simply take a period in gross at any point and apply it many, many years later to create a right which might be quite inconsistent with intervening events.
- This raises the possibility that intervening events could have influenced the outcome in individual cases.
- In intervening years, seed crops were dramatically less.
- These were irregular, and estimates for intervening years were estimated through linear interpolation between estimates.
- Later, when this image recurs, the papers have been invested with new meaning by intervening events.
- It would likewise be odd that, in the 11 intervening years, he would have been totally oblivious to the drink's inclusion in cookbooks and on menus.
- Readers should note that the dates of records in this digest are given when known, but that they are covering dates which do not necessarily indicate the presence of records for all intervening years.
- In the intervening years, May Day has become ensconced in international workers' movements.
- The ages of charcoal deposits suggest instead that prairie fires occurred during intervening wet periods, with each wet-dry cycle lasting more than a century each.
- The two intervening weeks gives those carrying bumps and bruises a little more time to mend and Rome should give Williams his first points.
- And, world class sportspersons they might be, but I bet none of them spent time keeping fit during these six intervening months.
- That makes six intervening years in which the senator could have alerted us to this lurking danger to national security.
- In other instances, intervening years and the need to balance books have allowed the players who have been over the course, and their experience, to seep away before being further utilised.
- It was clear that the document could not be a ‘final’ account given that we were still on site and so intervening events could effect our actual carrying out of the works.
- The low-probability intervening event did eliminate negative priming, but did so by slowing performance in the baseline condition relative to all other conditions.
- Those who became more fit during those intervening years reduced their risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome by 50 percent.
- The disorder in children is likely more severe than in adults, with many children manic and depressed at the same time and ill for years without intervening periods of wellness.
- In the 15 intervening years, what has changed in Bradford?
- The first sample is collected at generation and the last sample at generation T. Any samples drawn at intervening generations may be evenly or irregularly spaced in time.
- The Portlaoise Guides and Brownies were founded in 1977 and in the 25 intervening years they have gone from strength to strength.
4intervening present participlewhat happened in the intervening period? — ¿qué pasó en el interín / ínterin?
- in the intervening chapters — en los capítulos intermedios
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