In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1importunarmolestarinmiscuirsemeterseI hope I'm not intruding — no quisiera importunar / molestar
- I wouldn't dream of intruding where I'm not wanted — nunca se me ocurriría meterme / inmiscuirme donde no me llaman
- the noise intruded even into the furthest recesses of the house — el ruido penetraba / se infiltraba hasta el último rincón de la casa
- to intrude on sb — importunar / molestar a algn
- to intrude on sth
- I didn't want to intrude on her grief — no quise importunarla en su dolor
- to intrude on sb's privacy — inmiscuirse / meterse en la vida privada de algn
- Isn't actual reality starting to intrude on minds that have effectively blocked it for the past couple years?
- Planning officers say in their report the mast would intrude on the landscape, because of its raised position above the Kendal bypass, and its closeness to Grade ll-listed High Helsfell Farm.
- It also goes to show that in both countries, the rights of the majority intrude on the minority - on Muslims in Singapore and non-Muslims in Malaysia.
- There are some wood panels, which may not be to everyone's taste, but overall the use of plastics leathers and metals is subtle enough not to intrude on the general effect of an elegant ambiance.
- While the fact their child is a resident also means that, aside from helping their children out financially, they can also check up on their children's welfare without appearing to intrude on their new-found freedom.
- But some residents are concerned that another course will accelerate St Andrews' conversion into a golfing ‘theme park’ and intrude on green belt land.
- My old claim that it feels like I'm intruding on the lives of people - by asking them what the best and worst things about mobiles phones are, in this case - still holds true.
- The documentary-style of the movie also lends it a necessarily gritty look, so that viewers almost feel as though they are intruding on a real life situation.
- They did not want the real effects of the war to intrude on the reality-TV version being broadcast to the public.
- Here balances tend to be off kilter in a few places: listen, for example, to the brawny horn intrude on the lovely alternate theme in the first movement.
- I have to cover the constitution today, so I don't know how much I'll be able to update this, but I imagine the politics of the street will intrude on the politics of the constitution today.
- He remembers his African upbringing fondly, at least up until civil disturbances began to intrude on his world.
- And I feel like I'm snooping, or that I am in some way looking in on something which I have no right to be, intruding on someone's privacy.
- Clients here feel I am intruding on their integrity.
- Posting camper pictures is a great way to reassure parents without intruding on the camper's experience.
- Even the identifying ‘watermark’ that programmes sometimes have in the corner of the screen is not there - so as not to intrude on the programme.
- For now, he is concerned by Edinburgh council's plans to build a glass cage over the Waverley Steps entrance to the railway station, which he says will intrude on the side elevation of the Balmoral.
- Until this year a large area was kept cut short for people to enjoy their right to do everything from kick balls around to sunbathe without conflict or intruding on each other's privacy and maintaining a feeling of security.
- And there are also concerns some of the Government's proposed changes will intrude on the independence of Australian universities.
- I felt strongly that I was intruding on her resumed life.
- Beauty will not intrude on proceedings when the bell sounds on Saturday for a bout between two fighters, one explosively combative, the other composed and skillful.
- Yet the thick supports between panes, though architecturally interesting (in a whale-bone ribcage kind of way) intrude on the view.
- Some have felt they're intruding on my private life, and refuse to accept the fact that if I was worried about my private life, I wouldn't be writing about it!
- And I really must apologize to Devon for intruding on her evening… although, it did make for some interesting explanations later on.
- It will be totally out of character with the neighbouring housing, will intrude on the privacy of neighbouring residents, and would impinge substantially on their visual amenity.
- Hope we are not intruding on your Super wife as we are writing this letter as a Super joke really, but we would love you to write to us.
- Right now the world keeps intruding on that and I don't feel that I have the power (read: money) to do what I need to do to reach that state again.
- There is some unspoken protocol against intruding on a stranger's grief, but I could not help myself from gently tapping on her shoulder and asking if she was okay.
- And if it doesn't give you a feeling of empathy and some sense of guilt about intruding on the suffering of others, why are you not ashamed of your self-flattering belief that you are an artist?
- And it cannot cross the line into attempts to intrude on the court's authority and punish judges for making decisions one doesn't like.
- It was not an unpleasant encounter in terms of the interpersonal interaction, but it was uncomfortable for the researcher in me, because it felt like I was intruding on her space.
- When I first started this job, I did run into one person who made me feel as though I was intruding on her leisurely day of work.
- I was still holding my notebook, and my cameras were slung over my shoulders; I was a journalist intruding on a moment of private tragedy.
- More importantly though I envisioned protesters and police intruding on the habitat of wildlife in the area, driving away whatever critters lived there normally.
- Remember that good cell phone etiquette is all about providing the user with convenience and security, without intruding on those around you.
- But the case prompted a wave of protests by students and faculty, who argued that the arrangement gave the FBI the ability to intrude on the privacy rights of foreign nationals.
- Nature is menacingly intruding on civilisation.
- But, it also should be aimed at Americans who don't like the idea of the government intruding on their private lives.
- The last thing fans want is the already too long, too boring election campaign to intrude on their enjoyment of some very interesting contests.
- I felt as though I was intruding on private suffering.
- The classic mode of skarn formation involves high-temperature contact metamorphism wherein a silicate magma is intruded into a carbonate-rich sedimentary rock such as a limestone.
- Nielsen, however, found no evidence for major faults and suggested that the igneous rocks had been intruded into and extruded onto the sedimentary units contemporaneously with basin development.
- Upper Jurassic Fossil Bluff Group rocks are intruded by coeval, minor alkaline basaltic rocks.
- They intrude Upper Carboniferous host rocks (Westphalian B-C), but do not penetrate the Permian units.
- Numerous undated granitic and dioritic plutons intrude the Palaeozoic rocks and form large areas of Karlik Tagh and Barkol Tagh.
- A swarm of mafic igneous dikes have intruded the Estes pegmatite and make a showy display in the quarry face.
- This trend continues until in the Odiel River the mafic sills intrude the red mudrock-felsic volcaniclastic facies association.
- During the middle to late Tertiary Period, dikes, sills, and small irregular bodies of mafic to silicic igneous material were intruded into the bedded sedimentary and volcanic rocks.
- Clastic dykes do not exclusively intrude sediments; they also intrude granitic rock and mafic sills and are associated with lava flows in volcanic environments.
- A range of Caledonian magmatic rocks has been intruded into the Moine metasediments, including lamprophyres, appinites, syenites and granites.
1formal, literaryto intrude sth on sb — importunar a algn con algo
- excuse me for intruding a pessimistic note into the discussion — discúlpenme por introducir una nota de pesimismo en la discusión
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.