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(mislaid, missing)perdidoto get lost — perderse
- how can it have got lost? — ¿cómo puede haberse perdido?
- In some cases the card is not physically lost, but the critical information is in the possession of a third party.
- Behind the sofa is one of the places in a home where all the lost things end up.
- And in total I've probably spent more than a year looking for lost car keys.
- A tearful little boy cannot sleep without a lost Teddy bear - which belonged to his baby brother.
- Thus, owners seeking to recover their lost pets will often look to the civil law for a remedy.
- It's nice to know that 70 people were actually looking for the lost child, and that they knew that there was one to look for.
- I murmured a prayer to St. Anthony to find a lost paper, looked down, and my hand was on it.
- When you poke about alongside a canal there are many lost and forgotten relics to be found of the old commercial nature of the place.
- When he takes the back off to mend it, he finds the lost grand.
- Your cultural heritage is in critical danger of being lost and forgotten forever.
- When we look hard we find things - lost notes and four-leaf clovers, invisible to less attentive eyes.
- If your pet is then lost or stolen, there is a good chance that your pet will be returned to you.
1.2(unable to find way)(child/dog) perdidoto get lost — perderse
- you can get lost very easily in these tunnels — te puedes perder / desorientar fácilmente en estos túneles
- get lost! — ¡vete al diablo!
- It's easy to get lost in the old city of Damascus but don't panic: the Syrians are kind and helpful.
- Abraham, who got lost traveling to the city, was also a bit erratic with his driving on the course.
- Even though the woodlands here are relatively small, it's easy to get lost in them if you don't follow the paths.
- At around 5am a lost and disorientated little black and white cat had appeared in their garden.
- I remember some of them quite vividly even though they got lost years and years ago.
- But even so, you can still get lost down the trail, and that's the general idea.
- Last year the amount of skiable terrain was doubled, so it was inevitable that we would get lost.
- At the end, she decided to stick with the Main Street, so as not to be easily lost.
- You tell me, and I'll try not to get lost again the next time I drive through.
- But when road users, who were not familiar with the area, took the route, they got lost.
- With very few houses and tourist amenities it is very easy to get lost in these mountains after dark.
- The fire then merged with another started by a lost hiker signaling a helicopter.
- So even if you've been before, there's a fair chance you'll get lost or disorientated.
- However, evening had come, and he found himself thoroughly lost in the maze of crooked, narrow streets.
- He got lost searching for the computer room, and when he eventually did call me back, the system had already righted itself.
- A fifth member turned up late, saying he got lost sightseeing, but the other four have not been seen.
- I got lost driving back home, ended up on the way to Barking rather than Baker Street.
- In a foreign environment things happen and without clear explanation you can get lost very quickly.
- Although the team got lost driving up, they were glad they came.
- It was admittedly a much better walk though being lost as we went away from the main paths and more into proper forest.
2.1(confused)perdidoyou're going too fast: I'm lost — vas demasiado rápido y me confundo / no te sigo
- Knowing these people helps to understand why alcohol is such a boon to the lost and the lonely.
- At the moment though, I just feel rather lost and disorientated myself.
- She felt lost, defeated in every aspect of herself.
- Tonight, I felt lost beyond anything I have felt the entire time I have been here.
2.2(at a loss)to be lost without sth/sb — estar perdido sin algo/algn
- I'm lost without a watch/my diary — yo sin reloj/mi agenda estoy / me siento perdido
- I was lost for words — no supe qué decir
2.3(absorbed)to be lost in sth — estar ensimismado en algo
- he's completely lost in his book — está totalmente ensimismado en su libro
- she's lost to the world — está en otro mundo
- lost in thought — sumido en la reflexión
3(denied, unavailable)to be lost to sb/sth
- as a result of his cruelty, she was lost to him forever — su crueldad hizo que la perdiera para siempre
4literary(morally fallen)(soul/woman) perdido
5(not won)(battle/election) perdidoa lost cause — una causa perdida
- The black market in the illegal fuel is estimated to cost the Government £450m in lost tax revenue a year.
- Is it a longing for lost youth, a remembrance of a time of discovery when emotions were running out of control?
- With a regular program of fitness the recovery of lost flexibility and strength will be noticeable.
- Any nervousness quickly dissolved as we catch up on lost years.
- In his situation I imagined I would feel angry at lost years and frustrated dreams.
- He will not be paid but he will be recompensed for lost wages.
- Other footballers find a way to reintegrate themselves into the sport and recover their lost reputations.
- It has also been said that some are trying to recapture lost youth after children have flown the nest.
- Back injuries result in millions of hours of lost work time and countless hours of pain for people everywhere.
- Police are still undertaking further investigations and trying to recover the lost relics.
- These remarkably lenient terms will cost the council £273,000 in lost interest.
- It will fight the case that you are actually an employee and it will attempt to recover lost revenues.
- Older players in the team are jealous of school-boys as they represent their lost youth.
- Bully is a disturbing film and some of its images of a lost and wasted youth are unforgettable.
- It's best not to stare at children too hard these days, but listening to them I found myself in some kind of reverie for my own lost youth.
- Of course, in movies it is not always desirable to recover lost memories.
- All now turned on the outcome of John's attempt to recover his lost lands.
- We made up lost time and arrived at Gare du Nord on time, to be loaded into taxis and driven to our hotel for baths and showers and drinks before dinner.
- Smokers who quit will not recover lost lung function, but the rate of decline may revert to that of a non-smoker.
- Miserably, in trying to recover his lost childhood Jackson is depriving his own kids of theirs.
6.2(dead, destroyed)she thought of her lost baby — pensó en el niño que había perdido
- to give sb up for / as lost — dar a algn por desaparecido
- to give sth up for / as lost — dar algo por perdido
- all is not lost — ¡no está todo perdido!
- Every year the bodies of lost soldiers of World War One (1914-1918) are being unearthed.
- Attending the weekend were some of the survivors, crew members who had left ship before the sinking, relatives of the lost crew members and the captain of the U-Boat responsible.
- Last week, the Australian navy took family members of the lost crew members out to the wreck site, where they held a ceremony and dropped wreaths into the water.
- Participants will place 29 illuminated lanterns -- one for each of the lost crew members -- around the Fitzgerald's original anchor.
- The shrubbery was symbolic, and one particular tree was planted in memory of the Keller's lost son.
7.1(wasted)(time) perdido(opportunity) desperdiciado(opportunity) perdidoto make up for lost time — recuperar el tiempo perdido
- to be lost on sb
- these subtleties are lost on him — no capta / no sabe apreciar estas sutilezas
- the joke was completely lost on her — no entendió el chiste
- One thing is certain; that after the passage of time nothing can be done about the lost opportunity.
- The fact he then learnt in a couple of weeks, but simply won't read books today, is an illustration of lost opportunity.
- Over dedication to a certain plan may result in lost opportunity.
- The orphaned Garden Festival site became a byword in lost opportunity.
- For many in the developing world it has been a decade of lost opportunity.
- In later years, she made up for this lost time, never missing an opportunity to add to her infamy.
- Has the educational system improved so much that it was worth the lost opportunities?
- This bill is a lost opportunity for young people who need those services.
- The fact that this didn't happen in the first two years was a lost opportunity.
- The Central meanwhile were left to bemoan their lost opportunity to strike out.
- As a result, to varying degrees, they have all suffered years of lost opportunity.
- I was crying at the overwhelming sense of lost opportunity, and was probably not very good company in the bar afterwards.
- The overall feeling I got from these three features was that it was a lost opportunity.
- Slow and stately movement is compounding the lost opportunities of earlier wasted years.
- The link as shown would have fitted very well into the city centre, and one cannot but lament the lost opportunity.
- What is really worrying is the lost opportunity with regard to this bill.
- This could have been a lost opportunity for my friend to make a new friend and maybe meet others through him.
- The story of the aquaculture industry is one of lost opportunity under this Government.
- It also made them keen to make up for lost opportunity and learn more about where they came from.
- It is going to be a massive era for British sport and for football not to play a part will be a lost opportunity.
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