In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(alliance, association)liga feminineasociación femininefederación femininethe League of Nations — la Sociedad de Naciones
- He was so pleased with his efforts that he described the league as ‘all our work’.
- In the 1930s the French fascist leagues marched to the same spot.
- He was a founder member of the Warburton Youth League and was the league's president up until his death.
- When the Constitution was submitted to referendum, short-lived federation leagues were formed in many centres to campaign for a ‘yes’ vote.
- Karl Marx might approve of the league's socialist ethic: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs.
- This is about the integrity of a league and an agreement: A deal is a deal.
- Britain is supposed to be high in the league of energy-saving policy-making.
- The executive disaffiliated the league, which dissolved itself at its Whitsun conference.
- The league has taken the government to court over the fact that children were not being protected from bullying, assault and self-harm.
- Finally, the league inaugurated the idea of collective economic sanctions.
- In the Po Valley, with its large capitalist farms, socialist leagues finally managed in early 1920 to win a monopoly control of the hiring of labour.
- The league has already blown its £2,500 budget for emergency clothing on basics like underwear and pyjamas.
- What behaviours are open to or legitimate for nations / leagues of nations that wish to change the potentially dangerous conduct of their neighbors?
- Topics included Confederate nationalism, Civil War union leagues, and religion in the Civil War, respectively.
- The league has also been giving hands-on business advice and brokering to many organisations assisting with small business.
- The league says this failure means up to 3,000 teenagers are locked up in inhumane, appalling conditions.
- Chambers of commerce and boards of trade are organizations of the same general type as business leagues.
- This led to a split, and the expulsion of the socialist students league, despite the temerity of this organisation.
- To this day Sweden, with the other Scandinavian countries, tops the league of percentage state spending on overseas aid.
- The borough currently tops the country's league for the collection of paper, cans and plastic bottles.
- The league is a small extremist group.
2.1Sportliga feminine(champion/game) de ligaour team is seventh in the league — nuestro equipo va séptimo en la clasificación / en la liga
- league standing — posición en la liga
- At this moment it is easier to win the league than the Champions League or even the FA Cup.
- Minor football leagues commence April 6 and the minor football championship starts on July 15.
- In this novel a 56-year-old bachelor plays out a baseball league he has invented using a variety of numerical charts and the roll of three dice.
- The Grizzlies started a big youth league in British Columbia when they were there.
- We have got the home games in the bag to come but in our eyes we want to win the next four games and win the league.
- Winning the league four consecutive times is a great achievement.
- His performance in the league, which he won without dropping a frame, led to his being re-seeded number one.
- Here's to raising the bar for every football team that contests the league in this country any time in the future.
- They aren't suddenly going to win the league but at long last there seems to be a proper plan in place that might one day allow them to do so.
- There's a full programme of football scheduled, with cup and league matches.
- He is the league's top scorer and also a fan favorite.
- When will we again see a winning streak like Arsenal managed in the English premier football league?
- The cloud is kicked up from so many teams scrambling for the league championship.
- They also both manage teams in the same online fantasy basketball league.
- Jacob is among the league's top scorers with 9 goals from 12 matches.
- They have the opportunity to show they are the real deal, that with some quality additions they can make progress and make it an even closer contest for the league next year.
- It made sense, of course, since the hockey league he played for was beginning their Christmas break.
- Through June 27, he was hitting.342 and leading the major leagues in runs batted in with 76.
- The Championship is one of the most competitive leagues in the world with every club capable of beating each other.
- The final of the league was hotly contested.
- People these days won't appreciate it but for many years after that United were the underdogs, until we finally won the league in 1993.
- For a while, all I thought about as a Manchester United supporter was when we'd end the drought and win the league.
- Players in the Premiership are playing in that league for a reason and that goes for players in Divisions One, Two and Three.
- The minors will be starting their summer County league on Friday, July 9.
- Chelsea has won the English league for the first time in 50 years, and many in England have been grumbling about the achievement.
- Run over three nights, the league was keenly contested with the outcome in doubt to the very end.
- The kids won their leagues as 7th and 8th graders, thanks to their talent and camaraderie.
- At West Ham we came within a couple of games of winning the league in 1986.
- BBC Scotland today announced details of upcoming live Premier league fixtures.
- We had won the league with five games to go and people were talking about a crisis.
- Fair enough, they've had a couple of good results, but winning the Champions league?
- Do kids even go outside in the summer anymore except to play in soccer leagues their parents make them join?
- We want both; we don't want a more competitive league at a lower quality level.
- How do I win my fantasy football league?
- We won the league, FA Cup, Charity Shield and European Cup-Winners' Cup.
- They have experience and know how to win and lose leagues so they will be capable of winning the league.
- He has to be on the short list of league MVP candidates so far.
- When you lose six matches at home you don't deserve to win the league.
- The chances of making it into the premier league are probably better.
- Twice they won the league and twice lost in the play-offs that guaranteed promotion.
2.2(level, category)not to be in the same league as sb/sth — no estar a la misma altura / al mismo nivel que algn/ algo
- they're in a different league — no tienen ni punto de comparación
1(measure of distance)legua feminine
- By any basic living-standard or quality-of-life measurement, it is leagues ahead of most developing nations.
- There may very well not have been any such series; for example, it is not very likely that Hume had ever actually witnessed the continuous movement of a letter over a distance of two hundred leagues.
- That's twenty-four leagues North-east to here.
- We eased our way through the crowd and into the park which after only a few paces seemed many leagues distant from the City surrounding it.
- In 1803 Napoleon exiled her to twenty leagues, roughly fifty miles, from Paris.
- She was not permitted to travel more than two leagues (five miles) from Coppet and began to receive word that orders for her arrest were pending.
- He then flung it across the gap; it briefly illuminated the other side, a full twenty leagues away.
- A league was three standard miles, so fifty leagues was one hundred fifty miles.
- If she could not do anything to help here, what could she possibly do from a vantage point thousands of leagues distant?
- I receive a letter, which, upon opening it, I perceive by the handwriting and subscription to have come from a friend, who says he is two hundred leagues distant.
- It was set on a rise amidst an almost flat plain of land that seemed to stretch for leagues to the north.
- Between the outer wall and the city are four leagues of land filled with farms, orchards and houses.
- The result is an economy leagues ahead in the production and utilization of information technology.
- Methinks we have two leagues to go, so let us put some miles between us and here ere we sleep.
- The tunnel measured ten leagues east to west, and it covered that distance in an arrow-straight line.
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