In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(contribution/change/breakthrough/client/cause) muy importante(setback) serio(revision) a fondo(illness) graveshe is at a major disadvantage — está en franca desventaja
- a problem of major importance — un problema de la mayor / de enorme importancia
- a major issue — un asunto de gran / de fundamental importancia
- all major credit cards accepted — se aceptan las principales tarjetas de crédito
- we're talking major bucks here — es un lanón
- I'm talking major disaster — es un desastre con D mayúscula
- There are significant departments at most major banks that cater to this trade.
- Chris Smith is well aware that terrestrial broadcasting still commands the major share of viewing.
- The modern Games, and many other major sports festivals, follow a similar format.
- More than 27,000 homes were plunged into darkness by a major power failure.
- There have been three major deals in the last year.
- Accidents, the major cause of deaths in Kerala, can certainly be prevented with broader roads.
- On all major roads leading into this town are signs boldly identifying Skipton as an historic market town.
- He spoke of the main issues now causing major problems for the fishing industry.
- The three major banks all reported record profits this year.
- One major obstacle in recruitment, however, is beyond the military's control.
- Dealing with change is one of the major problems in Europe, if not the major one.
- Human flights to Mars will likely be the next major milestone in humankind's expansion into the solar system.
- All authorities say now that the major part of the diet should be based around whole plant foods.
- This family has made a major contribution to our social, cultural and historic heritage.
- A profit warning in August caused a major fall in the share price.
- The major share of the party's vote came from two provinces.
- During her speech, Mrs Hewitt also launched a major consultation on new powers to tackle dodgy doorstep salesmen.
- Cancer is the second major cause of death, after heart disease, in the city.
- A professional video conference is not exactly cheap and this makes the major share of the cost.
- The second major plus about Kerry's victory on Sunday was the quality of the football they played.
- This important book is a major contribution to an understanding of British politics and the way it developed.
- It is the first major film the Star Wars actor, from Crieff, has made in the town where he got his first theatrical break.
- Since then, 48 nations have now signed this treaty, including all the major industrialized countries.
- The health fair in February was the second major project the group has undertaken.
- His deal may also call for a major participation in another significant revenue steam: home video.
- Heart disease and strokes are major causes of death and ill health in the Western Health Board region.
- We have the highest economic growth of any of the world's major industrialized nations.
- Agriculture is still the major industry and the main employer throughout the country.
- On the other hand, at the regional level, there has yet to be an agreement among Africa's major powers on a common strategy.
- Only one major EU nation will allow unrestricted immigration immediately.
- Shares of the major housebuilders have hardly moved at all since the report came out.
- Austria shares the major findings of the Commission in its Regular Report on Bulgaria.
- The right wing election agenda shared by the three major parties can be thrown off course by the fights over war and pensions.
- Two major national marine strategy documents have been produced in the last ten years.
- The four major theoretical approaches to the field have been realism, liberalism, Marxism, and domestic politics.
- Unfortunately, the added height of the curb under his truck was just enough to snag a major power line.
- Huge demonstrations in the capital city of his major ally would not be good for the image.
- This once great festival has been slipping for several years and it really does need a major shake-up.
- Shares in major airlines and travel-related companies fell particularly sharply.
- Rail chiefs warned of major disruption to services on the East Coast main line following the derailment.
2Music(scale/key) mayorB/C major — si/do mayor
- Brahms' Trio in B was the subject of the composer's re-write, following the composition and publication of his later trios in C major and C minor.
- The tension generated throughout the work by the collision of major and minor thirds is left clearly unresolved in these closing bars.
- The E-flat transposition (down a major sixth) easily can be accomplished by reading the part as if written in bass clef up one octave.
- The Symphony consists of only three movements - a pathetic Allegro in D minor, a highly original Scherzo in the same key, and a blissful Adagio in E major.
- I can still remember the effect of his G major sonata, a decade after the concert.
3British datedSmith major — el (hermano) mayor de los Smith
1Military(en América Latina) mayor masculine(en España) comandante masculine
- One e-mail avowed that too many majors and lieutenant colonels flounder in their first joint assignments.
- The army major has seen his daughter for 12 days in the past two years.
- Most of the soldiers in the queue were grizzled captains and majors.
- He was an ordinary kind of guy who was drafted into the Army as an enlisted man and ended the war as a major.
- The patient was an army major who, at the age of 90, had long since retired from her military nursing career.
- While the generals debated how to mandate a revolution, the captains and majors quietly implemented one.
- It was a letter signed by a brigadier and a major of the Sudanese Army.
- Now the majors have grown into generals in positions of immense power and the complexion of the army has changed drastically.
- The officer in front, a major, bent and jabbed him with his swagger stick.
- She has claimed that she would never have made it to the top of British politics without the help of the former army major.
- A retired British Army major is planning to offer refuge to companies sick of government meddling in the Web.
- They have a son Marcus, an Army major with the Highlanders regiment and a daughter, Susan, who lives in Devon.
- One morning our door swung open, and the room was suddenly filled with a brigadier, two majors, and our own commanding officer.
- We were frightened of absconding because we thought the major might have us court-martialled.
- A resident of Canada, married to an army major, she has contented herself with raising six children.
- His colleagues, a major, warrant officer and another corporal, were killed.
- The head of the corps would have the title of colonel but receive the lower pay of an army major.
- On Thursday, the senator agreed to lift his hold on promotions of 127 Air Force captains and majors.
- The major invites me to join him and a few other officers for lunch, typically delicious Army fare.
- Taking the major to their headquarters, the French general began to question him.
(subject)asignatura principal feminine
- It is possible for you to plan a program that would include preparation for more than one major, an easy task if the majors in question have some lower division requirements in common.
- Renovations will make this practically a new course for the final major of the year.
- Penny completed her BA at Rhodes University last year with majors in Drama and English.
- An undergraduate major in anthropology not only provides a sound Liberal Arts education but also gives students a needed edge in today's fiercely competitive job market.
- Your academic advisor is the next source to tap into about college majors and courses as well as jobs related to the field.
- To complete the following majors in four years, you must begin in these majors as freshmen and generally complete 16 to 18 credits per term.
- The individualized major in business administration provides the opportunity for a broad survey of business subjects.
- On the contrary, a major in languages will open up more career options and make you more competitive on the job market.
- On the other hand, students who have specialized majors in the sciences may wish to develop more general communications and analytical skills.
- Students have a second chance to change to their favourite majors in college.
- So many of our students today bring intense pragmatism to their choice of courses and majors.
- It is no surprise that Cornell is offering majors in disciplines so important to the wine industry.
- They are required to have a college diploma at least, and their majors in universities must be related to law or psychology.
- Other college dance programs encourage students to take additional majors and minors outside of dance.
- Choosing a major in college is one of the most important decisions a student makes, but you needn't lose sleep over it.
- The School of Natural Sciences will add new majors in the upcoming years as student enrollment and resources increase.
- Even if it is not my major in college or part of my job, I want to doodle and paint throughout my life for my own enjoyment.
- Early in the program, a few students transferred out of the AGECO into majors with fewer course requirements.
- The notion of integrating the goals of liberal education into students' majors was taken seriously.
- The Ministry of Education recently issued a list of subjects and majors that leading universities nationwide offer.
2.2US (student)she's a geography major — (como asignatura principal) estudia geografía
- He's also teaching mathematics to non math majors at my old alma mater.
- We propose two rationales for using primary research articles in a course for non-science majors.
- Nearly all the English majors have read Paradise Lost, but not Genesis.
- This discussion is central because most of the students that we see in our introductory courses are non-science majors.
- In the senior class alone, seventy students are Economics majors.
- We begin testing nursing majors as they enter their first nursing courses in the sophomore year.
- Also, those courses are often designed to weed out weaker students from prospective majors.
- So I said that she had previously gone to the class for the undergraduate majors, but this one was for the graduate students.
- Every undergrad theater major knows that the core of drama is conflict between people.
- Though there are about 20 classics majors in the Class of 2008, the department is still notably larger than it has been in recent years.
- All majors in honors must complete at least one semester of study abroad in a French-speaking country.
- Only the private liberal arts colleges seemed to lag noticeably, but they still reported an average of 17 percent more majors in their departments.
- This last course is a class for art education majors and art majors interested in teaching.
- This is a great loss not only for the majors and students within the department but also for the entire college.
- As a group, these respondents were generally representative of elementary education majors at the university.
- In my opinion the book is mandatory reading for all college majors in the social sciences.
- They had all studied English in middle and high school and many were English majors in college.
- The report covers the changing design and management of undergraduate majors in colleges of agriculture.
- These data can be compared with qualitative internal focus group data collected from majors close to graduation.
- You don't have to be a math major to see that his plan is just plain dumb for retirees.
3Musicthe major — la clave mayor
- in the major — en clave mayor
- In the foreground, a vast crowd marches in front of a military band led by a drum major whose face is recognizable as that of Emile Littre.
- In the next pair of variations, we return to the major, with a lively anapest rhythm.
- To avoid unnecessary chromaticism, scales other than the major are based on different sol-fa notes.
- Do you want to become a trumpet major at a Canadian university or school of music?
- By contrast, almost all of the melodies here are built on the major, the most boring of scales.
- The first modulates from the tonic key and concludes with a cadence in a related key, usually the dominant for pieces in the major, the relative major for pieces in the minor.
- A two-bar episode leads to the soprano middle entry in the relative major.
- During the service, the Ambassador delivered a message of thanks from his country, and a pipe major played a lament at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.
4.1US (companies)grandes empresas feminineimportantes empresas feminine
- I think he will win majors and compete with Woods in the future.
- This year the majors are on courses that will suit me.
- Buoyed by high crude prices, Western oil majors are reporting outsize profits.
- And that added pressure - we have four majors a year, but only one Olympiad every four years.
- Now he is competing among the best of the world's golfers in the second major of the 2001 calendar.
- Player is one of five golfers to win all four majors.
- Oil majors last night warned that petrol prices might have to rise as fears of oil market disruption drove up crude prices by more than $3.50 per barrel.
- Weir, the US Masters champion, is still favourite to collect his second major of the year.
- So it is that, while Faldo outnumbers him six to five in terms of majors won, it is the man from Pedrena whom history will anoint the more significant.
- I never thought I'd be in a position to win all four majors.
- He would also become the first player to win the season's first two majors since Nicklaus in 1972.
- Players, most notably Tiger Woods, have been asked to boycott the season's first major.
- The Greens are on a roll now, and that's because because the public want change, real change, and the majors weren't listening.
- It is, of course, in the majors that Monty's emotional frailties have been most exposed.
- Tiger Woods has won more majors by himself than the other three combined.
- After his low-key build-up to the season's first major, he would be excused another near miss.
- With his first Open, he became only the fourth golfer to win all four majors.
- DiMarco now joins Colin Montgomerie as the only two players to lose two play-offs without winning a major.
- Most of the low-cost airlines leave the majority of business travelers to the majors.
- The news from the two oil service majors comes amid a fairly heavy week for corporate news from Scotland's mid-caps.
- Scott can dazzle but has missed the cut in eight of the 15 majors he has played, including last year's Masters.
4.2USthe majors — (esp de béisbol) las grandes ligas
- For Rovers it was Clifford Tommy who registered majors with one in the second and then the third quarter.
- Solly has also pushed forward on a few occasion and contributed 14 majors.
- The Cats were the only goal scorers in the second quarter with one major, sending them in at half time 17 points ahead.
1USUniversityto major in sth — especializarse en algo
2informal(concentrate)to major in or on sth — concentrarse en algo
- In Saudi Arabia, nearly one in five undergraduates majors in Islamic studies.
- He actually went to school at University of Pennsylvania, majoring in biology.
- It wasn't until my senior year of high school that I decided to major in special education.
- I also had four students who would be majoring in art education in college.
- Vickie attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she majored in Chemistry and Spanish.
- She even has ambitions to return to college and major in interior design and business.
- Alice went to the Santa Fe State University and majored in communication and minored in Spanish.
- He majored in transportation at the University of Texas at Austin.
- I am now a graduate student majoring in journalism at University of Missouri-Columbia.
- All students proposing to major in Humanities must first be admitted to the Humanities Honors Program.
- Madden graduated from Buffalo State University, where he majored in art education.
- A member of Trinity College's class from Newton, Massachusetts, he majored in history and religion.
- I've been a long time fan of television, even going so far as to major in it in college.
- After high school Lamb went to Delaware State University, where he majored in political science.
- While at the reservation, Ben enrolled in the local university where he majored in wildlife biology.
- He is a university graduate who majored in architecture and engineering.
- Born in Saskatchewan, Grant sowed the seeds for her specialty by majoring in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan.
- Brown is a graduate from Washington University who majored in English literature.
- She is currently a part-time student in her first at York University where she is majoring in French Studies.
- His love of art continued after high school, and he attended Towson State University where he majored in art.
- He is an undergrad student majoring in journalism at the University of Minnesota.
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