In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sense/translation) literalliteral-minded — sin imaginación
- don't be so literal! — ¡ten un poco más de imaginación!
- Ideas about the soul were linked to notions of resurrection of the body, and from the third century to the late Middle Ages many theologians emphasized the full and literal resurrection of the body after death.
- This disease, known popularly as ‘rat fever’, which is the literal translation of its name in Malayalam, has been claiming many lives.
- That is, they are currently being produced to sell to outsiders, whether or not these are tourists in the literal sense.
- I told him the literal translation, but knew he would find it too wordy compared to the English phrase, and this was evident in his botched attempt to say it himself.
- In its most literal translation, the Sanskrit word sangam can mean ‘the meeting point of three rivers’.
- Such representations of it are less than attentive to the literal force field of antagonisms it creates.
- When hearing this, remember not to take it so seriously that you ask the exact time, because the expression does not conform to its literal meaning.
- Most of the sites warn that the automatic translations are somewhat literal, but add that they should be good enough for the person receiving them to understand.
- Well, he most likely doesn't mean that in a literal sense.
- There's a conflation of two senses of the word ‘criminal’: the literal sense and the metaphorical.
- The term ‘flat,’ in its central, literal meaning, is an absolute term.
- Hence, we should take the description of the center of gravity in a metaphorical rather than a literal sense.
- It's true not only across languages, where a literal translation of idiom may result in nonsense, but also across art forms.
- This, he claimed, is a literal translation of the Arabic word order.
- You can even skip this literal translation if you want, or read it second.
- It both makes an exact and almost literal translation of the original and infuses that translation with a sense of beauty and ceremony.
- I tried a literal translation, but that sounds absurd.
- This is not a word-to-word translation, for the Urdu language is such that a literal translation cannot do justice to the original.
- His is a cinema of whimsy in the most literal sense of the word, and from his impulsive choices ultimately emerges the playfulness the word typically connotes.
- His figures are neither idealised nor recognisable; they tell no literal story, yet they leave indelible impressions on the viewer.
- It would make his move towards a criticism of absolute time both figurative and literal.
- The English notes on the cover need some editing, though, because the spelling errors and the literal translations would be a bit embarrassing if this album were put on record shelves abroad.
- That happens to be the literal translation of the word ‘Zen.’
- The main reason is the bricks-and-mortar approach, in the metaphorical and literal senses.
- Appending ‘frankly’ to almost any remark made in public turns that remark into a literal lie in two senses.
- If it collapses, it may be in the literal sense rather than the economic.
- He decided to undertake not only the literal translation of the text itself, but also three types of interpretation.
- Johnson notes that this addition contains an anagram, extant in the Russian text, which would be missing in a literal translation.
- When we got there, we realised that the haunted house was a literal house in a residential neighborhood.
- So finally, one blustery weekend last winter, he got down on literal and proverbial bended knee and offered up a very impressive diamond.
- A more literal translation would be ‘conductor of war’ or ‘driver of war’.
- Carter's father has been captured on a moon transformed into a literal hell.
- Rarely has a film gathered such visual poetry from the literal and figurative ashes of the dead forms it has left behind.
- Now here's a literal translation of Der Spiegel's text.
- However, its literal translation - ‘the seeking of times lost’ - strikes more of a chord with me.
- Lighting of lamps has the meaning of eliminating the darkness in the literal sense, and metaphorically it means to overcome and gain the knowledge of Enlightenment.
- In the most literal sense of the word, it won't be a pretty sight.
- I always thought this meant ‘from one day to the next’, which is a literal translation.
- They sometimes choose to mix up a literal translation of some such texts with what are Islamic legal provisions in the true sense of that terminology.
- This is a literal translation; the term does not necessarily refer to an old woman, but rather to the wisest member of a family, regardless of gender.
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