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(allow to)dejarto let sb/sth + inf
- let the water run — deja correr el agua
- she lets them do what they like — los deja hacer lo que quieren
- let her speak — déjala hablar
- he let his hair grow — se dejó crecer el pelo
- let me help you — deja que te ayude
- don't let the fire go out — no dejes apagar el fuego
- don't let me keep you — no te quiero entretener
- let me see — deja / déjame ver
- her pride won't let her admit she made a mistake — su orgullo no le permite reconocer que cometió un error
- you shouldn't let her talk to you like that — no deberías permitir que te hable así
- don't let me catch you here again! — ¡que no te vuelva a pescar por aquí!
- They provided us with tea and biscuits and let us wait in the day room.
- Oliver shows no signs of letting his early health problems hold him back, having played four games for Yorkshire under-11s cricket team already this season.
- He lets Katie boss him around.
- I was terribly disappointed that they didn't let me take it into the hospital with me.
- In March, she let them sneak an early peek at the work in progress.
- They just need to stay out of the way and let you and the boss go to work.
- Two of the group's leaders are county-standard archers and the facility will let them pass on their skills.
- Rachael decided that she wouldn't let what had happened earlier get to her.
- The security people let them pass with hardly a glance at their documentation.
- We can't let a short term political imperative override long term economic factors.
- It's our job to formulate a clear question and let the people decide.
- As with everything else in the investment world, don't let greed and the desire for a quick buck overrule common sense.
- So, if your child has expressed interest in gardening, let them help you.
- He doesn't let his busy schedule prevent him from visiting Scotland regularly.
- I stopped blaming myself for letting Tom treat me like that.
- The padding helps prevent soreness and lets you spend more time on the saddle.
- Stop letting self-consciousness hold you back.
- This book works because it brings together some of the best writers of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and lets them speak for themselves.
- Stop letting your hate consume you and go do something with your lives.
- But his boss won't let him leave - at least not until he completes one final contract.
1.2(cause to, make)to let sb/sth + inf
- let me have your answer tomorrow! — dame la respuesta / contéstame mañana
- let me know if there are any problems — avísame si hay algún problema
- he let it be known that ... — dio a entender que ...
- don't let it be known that ...! — que nadie se entere de que ...
- don't clean it: lethim do it! — no lo limpies, deja que lo haga él
- I took a deep breath, letting it out with a shuddering sigh.
- An eighty year old pensioner was tricked into letting a man into her home after he claimed he worked for the council and needed to measure her property last week.
- When they reached her room, Ryder let Harry and Corrie in, Harry setting the boxes down on the coffee table.
- An original sash window overlooking the front garden lets in plenty of light.
- So to help my trousers dry a little, I opened a window a couple of inches to let a bit of a breeze in.
- They let heat in but prevent it from getting out.
- We sat in our car until just before 4pm when the traffic moved temporarily and someone let us in to the queue.
- He was going to let in his friend at the front door so they could visit another resident.
- I looked older than most teenagers and the doorman let me through without any hassle.
- He bicycled to the winery and opened up the doors to let in the softer morning air.
- On June 22, the woman was sitting in a chair when they appeared at her living room door, having let themselves in by the back door.
- They let me through, I got on the bus to the plane, climbed on the plane and they shut the door behind me.
- The court heard the driver of the Volvo pulled out after a van stopped to let him across the road.
- A bogus caller was stopped in his tracks by a brave elderly woman who refused to let him in.
- Torches lined the stairs, and an occasional stained-glass window let in some light.
- She opens the front door to let the cat in and the lock falls off in her hand.
- The pores also let water out while allowing in chemicals that help block decay.
- His wife refused to let him in to the house.
- The following morning I'm woken up nice and early by the builders letting themselves in to the apartment.
- Until then, most politicians were fearful of letting journalists into their smoke-filled rooms or on their campaign trains.
2.1to let sth/sb by / past — dejar pasar algo/a algn
- they stood aside and let him by / past — se apartaron para dejarlo pasar
- let me through! I'm a doctor — déjenme pasar, soy médico
- she won't let the dog in the house — no deja que el perro entre en la casa
- she let herself into the house — abrió la puerta y entró en la casa
- they weren't let on board the ship — no los dejaron / no les permitieron subir a bordo
2.2to let sb's blood — hacerle una sangría a algn
3.1(in suggestions)let's go — vámonos
- let's ask Chris — preguntémosle a Chris
- let's play dominoes! — yes, let's — ¿por qué no jugamos al dominó? — ¡buena idea!
- don't let's /let's not argue — no discutamos
3.2(in requests, proposals, commands)if we were to sell it for, let's /let us say $500 — si lo vendiéramos por, un suponer / digamos, $500
- let's be honest! — ¡vamos a decir la verdad!
- let's be quite clear about this — que esto quede bien claro
- let us pray — oremos
4.1(in commands)let the show begin — que empiece el espectáculo
- let that be a lesson to you — que te sirva de lección
- never let it be said that ... — que no se diga que ...
- let there be light — hágase la luz
4.2(expressing defiance, warning, threat)let them think what they like! — ¡que piensen lo que quieran!
- just let her/them try! — ¡que se atreva/atrevan!
4.3(in suppositions)let x equal 4 — supongamos que x es igual a 4
5British(rent)alquilarto let sth to sb — alquilarle algo a algn
- to let — se alquila
- She will take charge of letting the property in the future.
- Even if your particular room has been let it is usually possible to stay in one of the others that is free.
- The government says such protection is no longer appropriate and discourages investors from letting properties.
- Almost all private landlords will only let properties on a shorthold tenancy, in order to protect their investment.
- The administration might even be letting rooms in the villages for the fall term.
- Does a landlord, however, control premises which are let out to tenants?
- Under the government's Rent a Room scheme, you can earn up to £4,250 tax free each tax year from letting a room in your home.
- Essex County Council lets the site for a peppercorn rent.
- Mr Bennett's business is mainly letting property to students.
- Income from letting French property must be declared to the French tax authorities by April 30 each year.
- It is as well to check the conditions of your mortgage before letting the property.
- All of the sites are currently let to strong tenants and are being sold by private treaty.
- The event is aimed primarily at owners of empty properties in the private sector and visitors can get free advice on a range of topics linked to letting property.
- If re-housed, these applicants could sell their property for a profit or let the property and receive a rental income from it.
- Since then he has purchased another three houses that he lets out to tenants.
- She and the children want to move into our rather small house and let her property, thereby providing an income.
- Sisson said that professional letting agents will meet with potential tenants prior to letting the property.
- When one frees up the house - it is let to a public tenant.
- The council also wants to start targeting private landlords in a bid to encourage them to consider letting their properties to people receiving housing benefit.
- Letters have been sent to solicitors and letting agents after police found people are letting properties for themselves then sub-letting them to prostitutes.
1(in tennis)let masculinered feminine
- In a first game that lasted nearly 30 minutes, she maintained her composure through a series of lets, strokes, and no lets.
- There are few, if any, lets and the strokes awarded are obvious.
- If you encounter interference and then play the ball, you have no right to a let.
- He called 23 lets, eight no lets and 10 strokes, as Hopwood eventually levelled the match.
- It was stop start game with both players looking for lets and strokes.
- I believe I have a very good understanding of lets and strokes.
2British(lease)contrato de arrendamiento masculineI can't get a let for my house — no logro alquilar / arrendar mi casa
- they specialize in holiday lets — se especializan en el alquiler / el arrendamiento de residencias de vacaciones
- The agency would strive towards securing long term lets which would suit tenants and landlords.
- Fully furnished, it is set up for holiday and short-term lets.
- If you intend to let the property for short-term holiday lets, then the service will need to include changeovers and handover of the keys.
- Estates advertising holiday cottages often also have long-term lets available.
- St John's owns a former coalyard next door as well as four terraced cottages which are currently rented on short lets - they would be demolished under the proposals.
- While short lets of a week, a month or six months cost substantially more, reductions are offered for a standard year-long contract.
- The first development, Leitrim Quay, has 13 houses for short-term lets.
- Once the conversion is complete, the new flats must be affordable and available for short-term lets.
- The occupiers would be lower order users (such as car breaking) who would occupy the units on short lets at cheap rents.
- In high season, lets run from Friday to Friday but later in the year mid week and weekend lets are often available.
3formal(impediment)without let or hindrance — sin impedimento ni obstáculo
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