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 fallo de memoria
- an astonishing lapse of taste — una sorprendente falta de gusto
- An inquest heard how a momentary lapse of concentration may have caused a crash that killed three members of one family.
- His brief lapse in concentration costs him a nick across the chest.
- This has got to be a temporary lapse in judgement, like a lost weekend at a Big Ten college.
- People with Huntington's find they have a lack of concentration, short-term memory lapses and problems with orientation.
- 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.
- If you don't discover your terrible lapse of memory until the day after, throw even more money at the problem.
- Even a brief lapse of alertness constitutes gross negligence.
- Because of my lapse of memory this morning and the resultant disappointment of having to get up, I have a plan.
- The groom may simply have had a temporary lapse of sanity, and he may realize his error in a few months or years.
- 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.
- She stopped in her tracks and rose onto her toes, trying to see through the people, cursing her lapse of concentration.
- 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.
- Rather, there is usually a memory lapse of hours or days.
- Things can go wrong with the rope, and there can be a lapse of concentration.
- Another problem with skimping on sleep is lack of concentration and lapses in memory.
- 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.
- And he said drink played a significant role in his lapse of judgement.
- ‘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.
- 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.
1.2(slip, decline)lapse from sth
- it was her one lapse from the straight and narrow — fue su único desliz
- a lapse from grace — una caída en desgracia
- lapse into sth
- 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
- We hold it to a very high standard, are quick to bemoan its lapses, critique it almost as a public sport.
- 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.
- 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.
- Coun Reid said she regretted agreeing to be part of the experiment and apologised for ‘the lapse in my usual high standards’.
- With such a high media profile, it's remarkable how little attention is paid to Will's double standards, ethical lapses and misstatements.
- Julie Bishop argues its easier for Labor to raise such lapses in standards because of the checks the Government has put in place.
- It was a shocking lapse from the usually solid stopper and completely knocked the wind out of City's sails.
- A general correlation between an agent's lapse from virtue and her decline from flourishing is enough for some purposes.
- 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.
- ‘I apologise for this misjudgement and the lapse in my usually high standards,’ said Councillor Reid.
- Can some impairments, such as ethical lapses, be addressed successfully via coursework?
- But Hewson from Sydney benefited from a lapse in standards by Doyle in the second set and got back to 4-4.
- Mohammed got away with it, the indignation among a few of his followers at this lapse from orthodoxy remaining brief and inconsequential.
- 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.
- 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.
- Around the world, cities with private water-management companies have been plagued by lapses in service, soaring costs, and corruption.
- At the time, the council said the lapse in cleaning standards had been a ‘one-off’ caused by staff shortages among the contractors.
- 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.
- Despite the stressful transition, she was also happy to tell me that she had not used marijuana since her single lapse after leaving treatment.
- 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.
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
- 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.
- Forty is historically recognised as the number of completion and the lapse of 40 years signifies the passing of a generation.
- 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.
- But there was a lapse from the incidence of the first attack to the discovery of the patch when your PC was vulnerable.
- Apparently there is a 0.2 second lapse from hearing to response on the meter, which is normally used in psychotherapy.
- 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.
- After finding Lily and Rin asleep, the two boys decided they would worry about the time lapse the following day.
- The lapse of time was relevant to the need to consider carefully whether the landowners' interests had been prejudiced by the delay.
- There was a very considerable lapse of time between the initial offences and trial causing difficulty for prosecution and defence.
- The lapse of time before the first written sources is considerable.
- After a lapse of 10 years I returned to Pattaya for my vacation staying at the Sunbeam Hotel.
- We also observed a natural decrease in activities with a lapse of time and its increase in the interval.
- Irrigating well before the normal irrigation season could result in a considerable time lapse between irrigations.
- At such short distances, this time lapse is, of course, insignificant, but it becomes very significant when looking at stars.
- Now, this is primarily because of the distances between the parties involved and the time lapse from creation to launching.
- Given the lapse of time and considerations of natural justice and cost, resolved that no further disciplinary action be taken by the university.
- 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.
- There was a lapse of three years, while the book was left in America, at the Reynolds home, during which you made no entries.
3(expiry)caducidad femininethe lapse of the contract — la caducidad del contrato
- It was accepted by the respondent that his managerial performance exhibited regrettable lapses and the tribunal can only wholeheartedly agree.
- 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 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.
- 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.
1(fall, slip)standards have lapsed — el nivel ha decaído
- to lapse from 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
- to lapse into sth
- he lapsed into silence — se quedó callado
- 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
2.1(cease)(project/plan) cancelarse(custom/practice) perderse(custom/practice) caer en desuso(friendship) enfriarsehis concentration lapsed — se desconcentró
- He can make dazzling plays, but his concentration can lapse on routine pickups and throws.
- Interest in family, work, and daily activities can lapse.
- His closest friends had no time for biblical Christianity, his church attendance lapsed, and his work became increasingly secular, including writing for the theatre.
- But the real question is this: which projects get priority, and which are left to lapse?
- It was traditionally served in a copper mug, though that practice has lapsed.
- With all the organisation involved, my training has lapsed slightly.
- Their age and mere existence confer legitimacy, and sometimes inspire campaigns to revive traditions that are lapsing.
- But getting through London in the rush hour was always a deterrent and my martial arts practice lapsed.
- The conversation lapsed and Bluemud took a large sip of tea while he had the chance.
- He was managing to make a few jokes, but the conversation lapsed, anyway, as everyone was looking forward to the shifting time.
- Smith's own concentration lapsed as the fourth official failed to produce the board to enable the introduction of Craig Beattie and perhaps, in looking across, so did that of his defenders.
2.2(expire)(policy/contract/membership) caducar(policy/contract/membership) vencer
- If you let your rights lapse they will be sold in the market at the end of the process and you will receive a cheque for the proceeds.
- And I'm finally going to use my gym membership before it lapses.
- But the agreement had lapsed in July 1998 and it was possible to pass the file to the CPS.
- The two Asian neighbours resumed trade relations officially in 1978 after the 1954 trade agreement lapsed in 1962, due to a short-lived border conflict.
- The three buildings were vacated in July 2003, eight months before the lease agreement lapsed in March 2004.
- The public entertainment licence, allowing lap-dancing and late opening, expired on December 17 and an unsuccessful attempt was made to renew it after it lapsed.
- That is, if an agreement can be reached in Helsinki, its claim for independence will lapse.
- Only after the copyright has lapsed does it enter the public domain, meaning that anyone can use the work for whatever purpose - creative, academic, even commercial.
- The original agreement was to lapse in February, but it was extended to April, and the total number to be trained was now to be sufficient for 18 squadrons.
- Image and sound quality are surprisingly crisp and clear for this pair of films that has long been in the public domain, meaning the copyright has lapsed.
- These measures will replace the ‘temporary’ discount in corporate tax for listed companies that the government intends not to renew once it lapses at the end of this year.
- In this environment, some half of the central committee of the Communist Party allowed their membership to lapse in 1990.
- The SHA for the Bangalore International Airport will actually be a revised agreement since the first one lapsed in September.
- In the event, the agreement lapsed and no vehicles were constructed.
- AUSM's membership lapsed in March and the students of AUT will also reconsider rejoining later this year.
- I think that happened because the film's copyright accidentally lapsed, putting it into the public domain.
- It is understood that in any case her membership may have lapsed anyway.
- Well, the independent counsel statute, as you know, lapsed; it was not renewed.
- Namibia has a quota of only 200 tons for exporting deboned mutton under the Cotonou Agreement that will lapse in 2008.
- The condition was not waived and the agreement lapsed.
3(pass)several hours had lapsed — habían transcurrido varias horas
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