In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(decision/person/law) justowe must be just to / toward them — debemos ser justos con ellos
- our cause is just — nuestra causa es justa
- Thus is not for a just man to engage in warfare, since warfare is justice itself.
- I don't believe there was a just reason for them not allowing me to take part in the race.
- When has a judge of a court made an order when it is not just and equitable to do so?
- Other countries should follow the Dutch example of a decent, pure and just society.
- How then will the court decide what is a fair and just settlement for Richard and Hyacinth?
- They knew that a just society relies on a certain level of order and cohesiveness.
- She is a fair and just ruler, and she causes unending problems for me and my brothers.
- Would it be just and equitable for the respondents to receive no recompense for work done?
- For the best part of 150 years, progressive opinion has seen the Civil War as a just war.
- We strive hard to build a just society, but we ignore a glaring source of inequality.
- The more disturbing part of the answer may lie in the absence of a vision of a just society.
- His idea of a just society was one which would allow a man to live well by his own efforts.
- We have a duty as moral and just people, to educate other farangs who ride the buses.
- A just and democratic approach to Iraq would also lead to the lifting of sanctions.
- Was it just and reasonable that the defendant should owe a duty of care of the scope asserted by the plaintiff?
- It raises the question as to whether it is fair, just and reasonable to impose the duty contended for.
- The aim of creating a democracy in the heart of the Middle East is a just cause.
- The series is most criticized for feeling dry and intellectual, or at least emotionally uninvolving -- a just criticism.
- There must surely be a broad public interest in just complaints of this kind being sustained.
- It is not a just criticism of such assessment that it does not provide answers to all questions, just as it is not a just criticism of standardized assessment that it does not inform instruction.
2(true, accurate)(account/representation) que se ajusta a la realidad
1(only)soloI'll be with you in just a moment — enseguida / en un segundo estoy con usted
- she just does it to annoy me — lo hace por fastidiarme nomás
- there's just one left — queda solo uno
- just a moment, you're confusing two issues there — un momento: estás confundiendo dos problemas distintos
- just an hour of your time would be enough — con solo una hora de tu tiempo alcanzaría
- I went there just once — fui solo una vez
- she was just three when her father died — tenía apenas / solo tres años cuando murió su padre
- would you like some more? — just a little, please — ¿quieres más? — bueno, un poquito
- just occasionally you can find a really good bargain — muy de vez en cuando se encuentra una verdadera ganga
2(simply)I just stopped by to say hello — pasé para saludarte
- don't be scared: it's just the wind — no te asustes: es el viento nomás
- that's just gossip — son puros chismes
- they're just friends — no son más que amigos
- I just need someone to talk to — necesito hablar con alguien
- if you'd just wait a moment — si me hace el favor de esperar un momento
- don't worry about her, she's just jealous — no te preocupes por ella, lo que pasa es que está celosa
- it's just one of those things — son cosas que pasan
- just because he's famous doesn't mean he can be rude — el hecho de que sea famoso no le da derecho a ser grosero
- just follow the instructions on the packet — simplemente siga las instrucciones impresas en el paquete
- I'll just have to pack up and go — no me queda otro remedio que hacer la maleta e irme
- I'm just lucky, I guess — es simplemente cuestión de suerte, yo creo
- he'll just make things worse — lo único que hará será empeorar las cosas
- I'll take a spare, just in case — llevaré uno de repuesto, por si las moscas
3(emphatic use)I just can't understand it — simplemente no lo entiendo
- I just adore champagne — a mí me encanta el champán
- I'm feeling just fine now — ahora me siento muy bien
- just leave it here — déjelo aquí
- regret it? don't I just! — ¿que si me arrepiento? ¡si me arrepentiré … !
- just think! we could get rich — ¡tú imagínate! podríamos hacernos ricos
- just you wait, you little rascal! — ¡ya vas a ver, bandido!
- I can just imagine it — me lo imagino perfectamente
- they were just plain scared — estaban francamente aterrados
- there are just no jobs — simplemente no hay trabajo
- there's just nothing in the shops — no hay nada, pero nada, en las tiendas
4(in commands, threats)just do as you're told! — ¡haz lo que se te dice y sanseacabó!
- just go away, will you? — mira, vete, hazme el favor
- just you dare! — ¡tú atrévete!
5(giving explanation)it's just that … — lo que pasa es que …
6(indicating possibility)it may just happen — podría suceder
- you could just be in for a surprise — podrías llevarte una sorpresa
- I've just about finished now — casi he terminado
- I think we can just about manage it — creo que puede ser que lo logremos
- did you get enough to eat? — just about — ¿te dieron bastante de comer? — más o menos
- I'm just about sick of you! — ¡ya estoy harto de ti!
8(barely)justoI arrived just in time — llegué justo a tiempo
- it's only just over the recommended minimum — está apenas por encima del mínimo recomendado
- I just missed him — no lo vi por poco / por apenas unos minutos
9(a little)just above the knee — justo / apenas encima de la rodilla
- I waited just outside the shop — esperé en la puerta de la tienda
- I had a call from him just before I left — justo antes de salir recibí una llamada suya
10(in recent past)I've just remembered that … — me acabo de acordar de que …
- she's just left — se acaba de ir
- she'd only just finished — recién había terminado
- just married — recién casados
- go and brush your teeth — I just have / did — ve a lavarte los dientes — recién me los lavé
- just recently I've begun to notice that … — últimamente he empezado a darme cuenta de que …
11(now, at the moment)she's just on her way — ya va para allí (/ viene para aquí etc. )
- I was just about to leave when he called — estaba a punto de salir cuando llamó
- I was just about to say that — eso es justo lo que yo iba a decir
12(exactly, precisely)it's just what I wanted — es justo / precisamente / exactamente lo que quería
- the temperature was just right — la temperatura era la perfecta
- she looks just like her mother at that age — es exactamente igual a su madre cuando tenía su edad
- isn't that just typical of him? — ¿no es típico de él?
- we made it to school just as the bell rang — llegamos al colegio justo cuando sonaba la campana / en el preciso momento en que sonaba la campana
- I can't worry about that just now — en este momento no puedo estar preocupándome por eso
- just my luck! — ¡me tenía que pasar a mí!
13(equally)the desserts were just as good as the rest of the meal — los postres estuvieron tan buenos como el resto de la comida
- it's just as well you're leaving — menos mal que te vas
- she's just as pleased as can be about the result — está de lo más contenta con el resultado
14(in polite request)just wait here, please — espere aquí, por favor
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