In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(ropes/wires) unir(tables) juntarto join two things together — unir dos cosas
- I joined an extra length onto the hosepipe — le añadí / le agregué un trozo a la manguera
- a canal joining the Rhine and the Danube — un canal que une el Rin con el Danubio
- The capillary sprouts eventually join together to form a new network, with arterioles supplying them and venules draining them.
- The entrance through the outer ramparts was joined to the inner gateway by an ingeniously defended approach.
- The sphere of thought was joined to that of action, and the philosophy of Francis Bacon exemplifies the resultant outlook.
- It will be joined to the existing town of Cloughjordan by a pathway.
- The extension would be joined to the main offices by a link corridor.
- The drawer fronts are normally joined to the drawer sides with lapped dovetails.
- We then switch to a fellow listening to the music in his car, which is joined to another by some sort of tubing.
- The motorway will eventually be joined to a southern route from Dublin to Rosslare.
- The sewer's original standard of design is described as ‘poor’, and it has never been joined to the public sewer system.
- They climb up on the shed at the back of the boarded up house, which is joined to ours.
- Two lower staterooms will be joined to make one large master suite.
- The paintings have been joined to form one montage, which has been put up in the school hall.
- The convent, on the longitudinal axis, is joined to the Basilica by one of its short sides.
- The promontory, jammed with red-tiled roofs, was once an island, but had for centuries been joined to the mainland by a narrow causeway.
- Believers are one with each other because they are joined to Christ.
- Then Ranginui, the sky, dwelt with Papatuanuku, the earth, and was joined to her, and land was made.
- Alaska and Hawaii are not joined to the other forty-eight states.
- For two guys literally joined at the hip, they lead very different lives.
- "I thought you two were joined at the hip, " Andy said.
- "We're not joined at the hip, " Noah said in response.
2.1(meet, keep company with)we're going for a drink, won't / will you join us? — vamos a tomar algo ¿nos acompañas?
- Charles is joining us after he's finished work — Charles vendrá cuando salga del trabajo
- you go ahead, I'll join you later — ustedes vayan que ya iré yo luego
- may I join you? — ¿le importa si me siento aquí?
- won't / will you join us for dinner? — ¿por qué no cenan con nosotros?
- join us next week at the same time for … — los esperamos la semana que viene a la misma hora para …
2.2(associate oneself with)I'd like you all to join me in a toast to … — quiero proponer un brindis por …
- my husband joins me in wishing you a speedy recovery — tanto mi marido como yo le deseamos una pronta recuperación
- we invite you to join us in condemning this attack — los invitamos a adherirse a nuestra repulsa de este atentado
3.1(become part of)(demonstration/procession) unirse a(demonstration/procession) sumarse athey have joined the ranks of the unemployed — se han sumado a las filas del desempleo
- I joined the line — me puse en la cola
- I joined the course in November — me uní al grupo en noviembre
- One of them joins the band, wearing a high-tech washboard, which he plays with spoons.
- Once the musician has joined a band, new types of connections are formed.
- I would join what is known as the simplicity movement.
- The above is an attempt to highlight those questions that I felt are specific to joining a startup.
- You take the control of Glitch, a small yellow robot who joins a resistance band of droids fighting off an evil army of robots.
- I joined the army late 1939 when I was twenty years old.
- Flores will join fellow Gates Scholars from across the world this October to pursue her graduate degree in engineering.
- Aviva joins a growing band of hard-pressed life insurance companies putting the slide rule over their Irish operations in a bid to cut costs.
- Most members join clubs for fitness, but they stay for fun.
- Well, he asked me if I wanted to sign on the dotted line and join his band of merry men.
- Michigan recently became the latest state to join what we like to call the " victim empowerment " movement.
- Instructions for joining and information about the GDP can be found on their web site.
- Many farmers had joined the army under Thomas Rusk's command.
- Think " retention " the moment the member joins the club.
- In fact joining the band had taken all my courage.
- But despite such challenges, women are once again joining the ranks of the police in Afghanistan.
- If you decide that court life isn't for you, would you consider joining my band?
- Additionally, a larger number of students participate by joining the band or the cheerleading squad, two spin-off benefits of football.
- Smith was a talented violinist herself and joined what is now the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as a professional musician.
- We never sounded better so part of me was glad that this guy was joining our band.
3.2(become member of)(society/club) hacerse socio de(union/party) afiliarse a(army) alistarse en(firm) entrar en(firm) entrar a Latin America(firm) incorporarse ahe joined our staff in July — pasó a formar parte de nuestro personal en julio
- One of the ways to get a culturally - aware police service is by persuading more members of the ethnic minorities to join up.
- He had been one of the Blackbury Pals, who had joined up together.
- But I do not see joining up with the Brownshirts as something to be glossed over in order to make the greater point of opposing Chinese imperialism.
- Well done to those who took the initiative and joined up - more members welcome.
- There will be no joining up after we have the battle won.
- She said: ‘If friends or people who I speak to in the street tell me they know somebody who's thinking of joining up I talk them out of it.’
- They even joined up together on the same day, one in the navy, the other in the air force.
- After joining up in 1998, Cpl Fox served in Germany and in Kosovo as an intelligence and security clerk with the Queen's Royal Hussars.
- SF representative, Gerry Kelly, said the party would continue campaigning to discourage young nationalists or Catholics from joining up.
- They would like to see new members joining up - all the officer posts are up for re-election.
4.1(merge with)the path joins the road a mile further on — el camino empalma con la carretera una milla más adelante
- this river eventually joins the Thames — este río desemboca en / confluye con el Támesis
- where the wall joins the roof — en la unión de la pared con el techo
4.2(get onto)we join the autobahn south of Frankfurt — entramos en la autopista al sur de Frankfurt
- he joined his ship at Boston — se unió a la tripulación en Boston
1.1(become connected)(components/parts) unirse
- For this reason, I always travelled first to Manchester and then joined up with the main group of reds.
1.2(unite)(groups/institutions) unirseto join with sb in-ing
- they join with me in congratulating you — se unen a mis felicitaciones
- They are competing in terms of business but will join together when it will help to bring about benefits for retail across the board.
- Instead of hitting each other and bouncing off like bumper cars, the atoms join together and function as one entity.
- Many thousands of couples were joined in matrimony during communal ceremonies.
- Most coalitions were brothers, but unrelated males could also join up to form coalitions.
- Residents from Bennekerry and Browneshill were the first to join together to oppose a bypass through the area.
- Three Blackburn schools are to join together to allow children from different backgrounds to make new friends.
- Schools will be able to join together as education ‘brands’, with the best heads encouraged to take over whole groups.
- Dozens of businesses are set to join together to spruce up an historic Bradford tourist attraction.
- Both groups then joined together in a revolt against Dutch rule.
- So this is another one of those opportunities that we all have to join together.
- Men and women of no particular faith or god can and do join in matrimony.
- When the religious-right and the humanists join together for a common cause, no external entity can put down their efforts.
- We'll join together to celebrate Samoa, her culture and her prayerful faith.
- It is the time of year when families join together to visit the final resting place of their loved one.
- Community is built and strengthened as participants join together to work as the body of Christ.
- If the two nations join together and live in peace, they will set an example for the rest of the world.
- Let us join together to buy it by private purchase.
- You could also join up with another group in the area to raise funds between you.
- Not long after, they were joined in holy matrimony.
- Digital images of the drops were recorded as they joined to form one drop.
2(merge)(streams) confluir(roads) empalmar(roads) unirse
3(become member)hacerse socio
1juntura feminineunión feminine
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