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(greater number)mayoría feminine(party/decision) mayoritariothe majority were / was not in favor — la mayoría no estaba a favor
- in the vast majority of cases — en la inmensa mayoría de los casos
- a majority of households now own a TV — hoy en día la mayoría de los hogares dispone de un televisor
- to be in the majority — ser mayoría
- the silent majority — la mayoría silenciosa
- majority holding / interest — participación mayoritaria
- it was approved by a majority vote — se aprobó por mayoría (de votos)
- The monarchy has its roots in the tribal leadership among the country's Pashtun majority in the south.
- Overwhelming majorities of Americans believe the federal government isn't doing enough to protect the environment.
- Following a number of defections from other parties, Thai Rak Thai commanded an absolute majority in parliament.
- The majority of respondents had received their basic nursing education at the baccalaureate level.
- I totally agree with the thought that he is mistaken in the majority of his decisions, don't you?
- Medieval agriculture was undertaken by peasants who of course constituted the overwhelming majority of the total population.
- Should I really just accept decisions of the majority of the town council, and not speak out if I believe them to be wrong?
- The Austrian company wanted a majority stake, while Mobiltel offered a minority stake.
- "Their proposals are a cynical, deceptive way to recreate some form of unionist majority rule.
- Chuck Schumer rose to ask whether the Senate majority leader might yield for a question.
- How do you respond to this large silent majority of religious people who are being wedged out of the conversation?
- Women are now a majority of students at America's colleges.
- In last June's general elections, the party lost its parliamentary majority.
- Chen has never commanded a majority in the legislature.
- Ultimately phone masts are here to stay as the majority don't want poor or patchy reception.
- But does this have the fact of disqualifying the Labour majority from considering the planning application?
- Christians still comprise the majority of Arab Americans nationally.
- They constitute the great majority of the people.
- Still, most human rights lawyers read the majority opinion as a major disappointment.
- The new premier must still form a government that commands a majority in the legislature or call new polls.
- He recently, for the first time, became the club's majority shareholder.
- The draft constitution was voted yesterday by the overall majority of the Iraqi people.
- The initiative was passed by a majority of voters in San Diego County.
- Just before Thanksgiving, Senate majority leader Tom Daschle ducked questions about the military tribunals.
- A survey of shoppers conducted at the same time showed a clear majority in favour of the development, however.
- The BCC's majority shareholder is the state, through the Ministry of Finance.
- McKibbin is right, however, to point out that massive Parliamentary majorities emasculate political parties and their ideologies.
- But the latter will not be possible if a country's majority does not understand the language of government.
1.2(margin)mayoría femininemargen masculinea two-thirds majority — una mayoría de dos tercios
- simple / relative majority — mayoría simple / relativa
- they voted by a narrow majority to return to work — ganó por una estrecha mayoría / por un estrecho margen el voto a favor de volver al trabajo
- In the end, the most vicious electoral battle of 2005 was won with a majority of 823 votes.
- Mr Davey held his seat in Kingston and Surbiton with a reduced majority of 8,966 votes.
- At the last general election in 2001 he had a majority of 4,275 votes over the Conservative candidate.
- The constituency is currently a Tory seat with a majority of 11, 238 in the last election.
- He currently has a majority of 4,922 votes - surely enough to defeat the Conservative in second place.
- Griffin could do real damage to Ann Cryer's slender Labour majority of just 4,005.
- In this example, the clear winner is candidate A with a majority over Candidate B of 5,000.
- He came in third with 3,680 votes, while Mr Pope won the seat with a majority of 8,219.
2(adulthood)mayoría de edad feminineto reach the age of / attain / come into one's majority — llegar a / alcanzar la mayoría de edad
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