In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(awareness)conocimiento masculineI had no knowledge of their activities — no estaba enterado de sus actividades
- do you have any knowledge of his whereabouts? — ¿conoce su paradero?
- it has come to my knowledge that … — me he enterado de que …
- to (the best of) my knowledge, she's still in Paris — que yo sepa, sigue en París
- to the best of my knowledge and belief — a mi leal saber y entender
- has he changed his mind? — not to my knowledge — ¿ha cambiado de opinión? — que yo sepa, no
- there are, to my certain knowledge, at least four of them — sé con seguridad / me consta que son por lo menos cuatro
- she did it in the knowledge that … — lo hizo sabiendo que / a sabiendas de que …
- he acted in full knowledge of the consequences — actuó con plena conciencia de las consecuencias
- permission was granted without my knowledge — el permiso fue otorgado sin que yo lo supiera / sin mi conocimiento
- it is common knowledge that … — todo el mundo sabe que …
- Banks must be more proactive in this area as a lack of public knowledge will only serve to increase consumer reluctance to go online with their bank.
- If your computer is permanently connected, the chances are that, sooner or later, an attempt will be made to access it without your knowledge.
- Close friends and family reportedly knew, but his sexuality was not public knowledge.
- Pakistan were content to bat out for a draw on the last day, secure in the knowledge that they only had to protect their 1 - 0 lead.
- The thefts only came to light when one customer noticed that money had been taken from her account without her knowledge.
- If you've got a pension, do you feel secure in the knowledge that your money is in safe hands?
- One thing very important to the dying is the knowledge that they will be remembered after they are gone.
- He also says other executives committed accounting irregularities without his knowledge.
- We have no secrets from one another, and know that we can tell each other anything in the sure and certain knowledge that the other will respond in a loving fashion.
- Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including a lorry driver who may have been involved in the incident without his knowledge.
- Very often they respond to an emergency call in the knowledge that they may encounter very challenging or dangerous situations.
- Then you could have spyware software running on your computer without your knowledge.
- The infected computers can then be used to attack a Web site without their owners' knowledge.
- On her deathbed, she apparently signed a new will without my knowledge.
- They thrive on risk, happy in the knowledge that the greater the risks taken then the greater the potential rewards.
- Without his knowledge, the council released CCTV footage of his actions to the media.
- Angry residents claim a mobile phone mast was installed near their homes without their knowledge.
- People's knowledge of the fact that they are being observed may make them behave less naturally.
- Without their knowledge, innocent computer users may trigger the virus by simply browsing a website.
- He denied all knowledge of the bank robbery, but police were able to detain him on a technicality.
- This would mean that an entire realm of academic knowledge would be inaccessible to students.
- He does experimental and anthropological research on the transmission of cultural knowledge.
- The fact is that judgments are inevitably based on the knowledge available at the time.
- The profession must recognise that it does not have a monopoly of either wisdom or knowledge.
- As they disappear, so does their ancient culture, their wisdom, their knowledge.
- The people in China have traditional respect for scholarship and knowledge.
- Her grasp of scientific truth in all branches of knowledge, combined with an exceptional power of exposition, made her the most remarkable woman of her generation.
- I wondered too if we will ever find a way for a more efficient transmission of knowledge.
- These steps opened the doors to the transmission of ideas and knowledge from Europe.
- Renaissance science also received added impetus from the increased transmission of knowledge between east and west.
- We owe it to the younger generation to pass on the vast lore, knowledge and expertise and let them know the heritage of the county.
- This anthology pairs contemporary stories with folk tales, many of which interpret natural phenomena in the light of local knowledge and lore.
- This study aims to contribute to the body of knowledge in these areas.
- Artists are asked to submit works that explore the importance of cultural knowledge and the wisdom of elders.
2(facts known)saber masculineconocimientosthe pursuit of knowledge — la búsqueda del saber
- my knowledge of Spanish/the law is very limited — mis conocimientos de español/de la ley son muy limitados
- he has a working knowledge of French — se defiende bastante bien en francés
- he has a thorough knowledge of the subject — conoce el tema a fondo
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