In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1últimothe latest train we can catch — el último tren que podemos tomar
2(most up to date)últimothe latest figures show … — las últimas cifras / las cifras más recientes muestran …
- the latest fashion — la última moda
- the latest navigational system — lo último en sistemas de navegación
- this is the latest in a series of similar incidents — este es el más reciente en una serie de incidentes similares
1.1(most recent news, development)have you heard the latest on … ? — ¿has oído lo último que se cuenta de … ?
- the latest is that … — lo último que se sabe es que …
1.2(most up to date)the latest in sth — lo último / lo más actual en algo
- the latest in printers — lo último en impresoras
- This is the latest in a number of controversies to blow up over cemetery rules in the York area.
- This was the latest in a series of pickets which have occurred over the last three years.
- The vicious attack is the latest in a worrying number of burglaries to hit the area this year.
- The crimes are the latest in a series of thefts to have taken place around the area.
- This is just the latest in a series of scams aimed at those trying to find work in the pub trade.
- This is the latest in a spate of vandal attacks on fire crews and buses in the area.
- The accident is the latest in a recent spate of serious hit and run collisions in the area.
- The driving incident is the latest in a series of problems experienced by the star.
- The great Baltic Index Boom is the third and latest of the mighty booms of our age.
- The strike is the latest in a wave of action on regional newspapers across Britain.
- The action is the latest in the five month dispute over plans to slash jobs and wages.
- An Teallach is the latest of our important natural heritage sites to come up for sale.
- The theft had been the latest in a series of misfortunes to befall the memorial garden.
- Norma was just the latest in a long line of partners who had abandoned me in despair.
- Residents say this is only the latest in a whole string of accidents at the same spot.
- What is happening today is simply the latest in a series of epochal economic shifts.
- This is the latest in a long line of sightings of big cat-type creatures in the area.
- We've been hit with all sorts of things over the past few months and this is just the latest.
- This is the latest in a series of injuries which have stretched the Lochcarron squad.
2.1(sth said, done)la última informaldid you hear Paul's latest? — ¿oíste la última de Paul?
- do you want to hear the latest? — ¿te cuento la última?
2.2informal (boyfriend or girlfriend)última conquista feminine
3(furthest on in time)when is the latest I can let you know? — ¿para cuándo tengo que darte una respuesta?
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