In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(fault, error)lapsus masculinefalla femininefallo masculine Spaina security lapse — una falla en el sistema de seguridad
- a lapse of concentration — una falta de concentración
- to have a lapse of memory — tener un lapsus (de memoria)
- an astonishing lapse of taste — una sorprendente falta de gusto
- I didn't think that game was going to be a draw, and it would have been criminal had we drawn tonight and gone out because of a silly lapse of concentration.
- People with Huntington's find they have a lack of concentration, short-term memory lapses and problems with orientation.
- Another problem with skimping on sleep is lack of concentration and lapses in memory.
- ‘It would appear the cause of this accident was perhaps a momentary lapse of concentration, perhaps, by the defendant,’ he said.
- This lead to the lapse of judgement involved in ordering the uber-drinks.
- This has got to be a temporary lapse in judgement, like a lost weekend at a Big Ten college.
- He doesn't lose his cool as much as he used to, although he is prone to the occasional lapse of concentration after letting in a bad goal.
- Thus it was all the more unfortunate when the movement was interrupted by a memory lapse that necessitated a brief conference at the podium between soloist and conductor.
- If whatever drove him off the road - a blow - out, a lapse of concentration, it is still unexplained - had occurred a few seconds earlier he might have come to a stop in the field.
- If you don't discover your terrible lapse of memory until the day after, throw even more money at the problem.
- His brief lapse in concentration costs him a nick across the chest.
- She stopped in her tracks and rose onto her toes, trying to see through the people, cursing her lapse of concentration.
- The groom may simply have had a temporary lapse of sanity, and he may realize his error in a few months or years.
- Things can go wrong with the rope, and there can be a lapse of concentration.
- Rather, there is usually a memory lapse of hours or days.
- Because of my lapse of memory this morning and the resultant disappointment of having to get up, I have a plan.
- And he said drink played a significant role in his lapse of judgement.
- Even a brief lapse of alertness constitutes gross negligence.
- An inquest heard how a momentary lapse of concentration may have caused a crash that killed three members of one family.
- Had they not suffered a costly lapse of concentration just two minutes from time then City could now be looking forward to a midweek trek to South Wales for a replay.
1.2(slip, decline)lapse from sth
- lapse into sth
- it was her one lapse from the straight and narrow — fue su único desliz
- a lapse from grace — una caída en desgracia
- her sudden lapse into silence surprised me — su repentino silencio me sorprendió
- the ending is spoiled by a lapse into sentimentality — el final se resiente por caer en lo sentimental
- Despite the stressful transition, she was also happy to tell me that she had not used marijuana since her single lapse after leaving treatment.
- Look on the bright side; I've already written up my side of events, putting my hands up to the lapse in my usual high standards.
- Can some impairments, such as ethical lapses, be addressed successfully via coursework?
- We hold it to a very high standard, are quick to bemoan its lapses, critique it almost as a public sport.
- But Hewson from Sydney benefited from a lapse in standards by Doyle in the second set and got back to 4-4.
- Julie Bishop argues its easier for Labor to raise such lapses in standards because of the checks the Government has put in place.
- And considering some of the lapses of good taste I've woken up next to in the past eight or so years, I think that's a pretty good effort.
- Mohammed got away with it, the indignation among a few of his followers at this lapse from orthodoxy remaining brief and inconsequential.
- There was a period when that would have been considered an admirable glimpse of wounded pride over a lapse in standards, but now it looks like a symptom of frustration and mediocrity.
- As I described in my in my previous article, many ethical lapses over the past century have been the result of placing the good of society before the good of the individual.
- At the time, the council said the lapse in cleaning standards had been a ‘one-off’ caused by staff shortages among the contractors.
- A general correlation between an agent's lapse from virtue and her decline from flourishing is enough for some purposes.
- It was a shocking lapse from the usually solid stopper and completely knocked the wind out of City's sails.
- Around the world, cities with private water-management companies have been plagued by lapses in service, soaring costs, and corruption.
- There also seems to be a reluctance to subject judges to the vigorous criticism to which other public figures are exposed for comparable lapses from proper standards of reasoning.
- To correct spiritual lapses and moral decline of such nations, Allah raises a messenger from among the poor and the abject to guide and to warn the great and the powerful.
- With such a high media profile, it's remarkable how little attention is paid to Will's double standards, ethical lapses and misstatements.
- Coun Reid said she regretted agreeing to be part of the experiment and apologised for ‘the lapse in my usual high standards’.
- The report found ‘serious lapses in standards’ in relation to Mr X's dignity and respect in being left on a corridor for a lengthy period in just his vest and pyjama bottoms.
- ‘I apologise for this misjudgement and the lapse in my usually high standards,’ said Councillor Reid.
2(interval)lapso masculineperíodo masculinea considerable lapse of time — un considerable lapso de tiempo
- there was a lapse in the conversation — se hizo un silencio en la conversación
3(expiry)caducidad femininethe lapse of the contract — la caducidad del contrato
1(fall, slip)standards have lapsed — el nivel ha decaído
- to lapse from sth
- to lapse into sth
- she lapsed from her customary courteousness — dejó de lado su cortesía habitual
- the Kingdom has lapsed from its former glory — el Reino ha perdido su antigua gloria
- he lapsed into silence — se calló
- to lapse into bad habits — adquirir malos hábitos
- to lapse into unconsciousness — perder el conocimiento
- she lapsed into French/the local dialect — empezó a hablar en francés/el dialecto local
- a lapsed Catholic — un católico que ha dejado de practicar
- Irrigating well before the normal irrigation season could result in a considerable time lapse between irrigations.
- We also observed a natural decrease in activities with a lapse of time and its increase in the interval.
- Apparently there is a 0.2 second lapse from hearing to response on the meter, which is normally used in psychotherapy.
- A decade after the rape, he explains the time lapse, as well as his frequent nosebleeds and fainting spells, as the work of alien abductors.
- The lapse of time was relevant to the need to consider carefully whether the landowners' interests had been prejudiced by the delay.
- The sense of time lapse is disconcerting, seemingly reliant on the drama evoked by the size of the projected images rather than the impact of the work itself.
- But there was a lapse from the incidence of the first attack to the discovery of the patch when your PC was vulnerable.
- That was the point that I was going to raise, not only the lapse of time but the cost in terms of both anxiety and financial cost to Mr Mond.
- After a considerable lapse, we are in the studio of the somewhat older Anna, a photographer taking pictures of Dan.
- Forty is historically recognised as the number of completion and the lapse of 40 years signifies the passing of a generation.
- After finding Lily and Rin asleep, the two boys decided they would worry about the time lapse the following day.
- There was a lapse of three years, while the book was left in America, at the Reynolds home, during which you made no entries.
- The time lapse - known as a vesting period, acts as an incentive to employees to remain with the company at least until they can reap their rewards.
- There was a very considerable lapse of time between the initial offences and trial causing difficulty for prosecution and defence.
- Now, this is primarily because of the distances between the parties involved and the time lapse from creation to launching.
- At such short distances, this time lapse is, of course, insignificant, but it becomes very significant when looking at stars.
- Given the lapse of time and considerations of natural justice and cost, resolved that no further disciplinary action be taken by the university.
- After a lapse of 10 years I returned to Pattaya for my vacation staying at the Sunbeam Hotel.
- The lapse of time before the first written sources is considerable.
- It is not there to punish prosecutors for administrative lapses; it is there to protect defendants by ensuring that they are kept in prison awaiting trial no longer than is justifiable.
- If there has been a ‘merely’ procedural lapse or omission, it may be straightforward to envisage what the course of events would have been if procedures had stayed on track.
- It was accepted by the respondent that his managerial performance exhibited regrettable lapses and the tribunal can only wholeheartedly agree.
- So far as they clearly thought this was a serious lapse which they describe as the Appellant abandoning his patient when her condition was still serious, their Lordships entirely agree.
- The point is that there will be all sorts of lapses on the part of solicitors which amount to professional misconduct.
2(cease)(project/plan) cancelarse(custom/practice) perderse(custom/practice) caer en desuso(friendship) enfriarsehis concentration lapsed — se desconcentró
3(expire)(policy/membership/contract) caducar(membership/policy/contract) vencer
4(pass)several hours had lapsed — habían transcurrido varias horas
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