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(adult male)hombre masculinefour men and five women — cuatro hombres y cinco mujeres
- say thank you to the nice man — dale las gracias a ese señor tan amable
- I pronounce you man and wife — los declaro marido y mujer
- her new man — su nueva pareja (or su nuevo compañero etc.)
- a young man — un joven
- her young man — su galán
- I don't feel half the man I used to — ya no soy lo que era
- take it like a man! — ¡aguanta como un hombre!
- we'll make a man of you — haremos de ti un hombre
- if you've got the patience to deal with him, you're a better man than I am — si no pierdes la paciencia con él, te admiro
- in the West, where men were men — en el Oeste, donde los hombres eran hombres de verdad
- he's an influential man — es una persona / un hombre influyente
- you're a lucky man — tú sí que tienes suerte
- he's a sick man — está muy enfermo
- I feel a new man — me siento como nuevo
- don't listen to him: the man's a fool — no le hagas caso: es un estúpido
- he's the man to ask — es a él a quien hay que preguntar(le)
- the police think he's their man — la policía cree que es la persona que andan buscando
- here's the man who can tell you — aquí está la persona que te lo puede decir
- it's a man's world! — ¡el mundo es de los hombres!
- a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do — un hombre tiene que cumplir con su deber
- are you a man or a mouse? — ¿eres hombre o gallina?
- to be low man on the totem pole — ser el último orejón del tarro
- I'm not into cars and I know that in some circles that makes me less of a man, but so be it.
- During the operation police also arrested an 18 year-old man on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
- According to friends, the actress is completely smitten with her new man.
- I realize you are a very busy man and probably have a lot of things on your mind right now.
- Their driver was a burly, bearded man in his forties.
- My cousin Katie and her new man Andrew picked me up at the airport late Wednesday night.
- Four men were arrested in connection with the attack and a separate robbery.
- The man, whose name has not been released, was discharged after treatment in hospital.
- As Marian and Lewes continued to live together as man and wife, people generally began to accept them as a married couple.
- She was approached by men armed with knives, who demanded her earrings and necklace.
- This was a very upbeat speech by a man who is clearly in control of the party
- The man behind the counter looked, if not friendly, at least approachable.
- I've been with my man for about seven years but when we got married, I began to love him more.
- My dad was a decently attractive man in his mid-thirties.
- One man needed treatment at Southampton General Hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation.
- We plan to organise women's hockey on similar lines to that of men's hockey.
- Bounty hunters can use almost any tool at their disposal to find and capture their man.
- He's more of a man than you'll ever be.
- Maybe, none of the earlier relationships had worked out because Rohan was destined to be her man.
- Back on the promenade, I saw a man and a boy trying to fly a kite down on the beach.
- A year ago, my man of 14 years cheated on me for the first time.
- Last week I was talking to a man at the bar of the Hilton hotel at Addis Ababa.
- It brought out the woman in me and the man in my man.
- Ben is also a kind and decent man who is held in high regard by all those who have worked with him.
- The tower was originally a summer banqueting house and allowed aristocratic ladies to watch their men hunting.
- It should be the sort of manly thing I get my man to do, but he leaves computers to me.
- She saw the dark figure of a man through the fog and then his face became clear.
- A wide grin spread across the man's face.
- The British team finished fourth in both the men's and women's team championships.
- The most likely victims are men in their 20s.
- But Don's the quintessential quiet guy who must overcome his cowardice and be a man.
- As soon as we established that Elener was a former Securicor employee, we were fairly sure he was our man.
- Ironically, her initial portrayal in the show, as more of a man than the men in her Cabinet, may have added to her myth.
- An Estonian man suspected of plundering millions from hundreds of online bank accounts accounts across Europe was arrested last week.
- I knew that I had to be a man and help my brother.
- One of his ancestors, a man by the name of Child, lived in a village on the Welsh coast near Fishguard.
- I don't have a problem with women hitting on my man… why wouldn't they?
- Hugh Miller is convinced that Loring is his man, but he can't find any concrete evidence.
1.2(type)he's not a man for the quiet life — no es de las personas a las que les gusta la vida tranquila
- he's the right/wrong man for the job — es/no es la persona indicada para el puesto
- he's a Harvard man — estudió en Harvard
- I was a Nixon man in '68 — era partidario de Nixon en 1968
- he's a local/Boston man — es del lugar/de Boston
- he's a family man — es un padre de familia
- I'm a vodka man myself — yo personalmente prefiero el vodka
- he's the best transplant man in the business — es el mejor especialista en trasplantes
- A battle for power between a union man and an intellectual is looming at Salford town hall.
- My father was a trade union man who always had his rosary in his pocket.
- Having been trained at Harvard both as a medical man and an anthropologist, you'd think his take on scientific issues of our day would be worth noting.
- Advocate and author John Mayer looks every inch the rock solid establishment man.
- If I were a betting man I'd certainly have a flutter on a new PM by the end of July.
- I'm a professional philosopher, not a medical man.
- The bravery of a Manchester man who fought in the American Civil War is to be recorded in a museum in the US.
- If Donald was a Labour man, he was also a Glaswegian through and through.
- Jack was a drinking man and mornings were not his best time.
- We waited for the ice cream man and wore shorts and let the grass tickle our bare feet.
- Louis Stanley is a Cambridge man who went on to become a leading industrialist.
- My mum was the picket in my family, not my dad, although he was a very strong union man.
2.1(person)persona femininea twelve-man crew — una tripulación de doce personas / hombres
- man for man, our team was better than theirs — individualmente, nuestros jugadores eran mejores que los suyos
- no man has the right to take life — nadie / ningún ser humano tiene derecho a matar
- it was as much as any man could bear — lindaba con lo humanamente insoportable
2.2also Man(mankind)el hombreman shall not live by bread alone — no solo de pan vive el hombre
- Neanderthal Man — el hombre de Neandertal
- man proposes, God disposes — el hombre propone y Dios dispone
- She was instrumental in raising people's awareness of man's impact on the environment.
- None the less, equality in the eyes of God laid the foundations for equality in the eyes of man and before the law.
- Some historians claim this is the most graphic example of man's inhumanity to man.
- Wood is the oldest building material known to man - the earliest known wooden artefacts date back some 14,000 years.
- Luckily some of these art forms have survived the ravages of man, beast, and time and can still be seen and admired.
- Perhaps it may be said that civilization is about to enter the age of the decline of man.
- This is the town which surprised the world with an archeological find in 1921 that came to be known as the Broken Hill Man.
- Genesis in fact hints that there was evil present in the world before the fall of man.
- These drawings, which include etchings of what are thought to be reindeer and bison, give an insight into why early man created such works of art.
3.1(representative, employee)our man in Cairo — nuestro representante (or corresponsal / agente etc.) en el Cairo
- he's the PR man for Acme UK — es el encargado de relaciones públicas en Acme UK
- Dubois plays a crooked real estate man — Dubois hace el papel de un agente inmobiliario deshonesto
- If they receive two yellow cards a player will be withdrawn from the game, restricting the team to 10 men.
- With only ten men Pool conceded two goals in the first-half but still created chances.
- A man short, his team mates survived to the end of extra time but lost the penalty shootout.
- Britain's largest coal operator has already shut the Prince of Wales Colliery at Pontefract, making hundreds of men redundant.
- Lippi's men were the best team in the competition, and he was the canniest coach.
- Shackleton did everything that he could to keep the men's spirits up as the Endurance gradually sank.
- When the ambulance men arrived, her husband was kneeling beside the baby on the bedroom floor.
- But gone are the days when Shankly's men would blast teams away and dominate our domestic game.
- Coach Martin Hall is still expecting his men to figure prominently in the forthcoming play-offs.
- I'll leave it to our man in Washington to comment on the domestic issues involved in the presidential campaign.
3.2dated (manservant)criado masculine
4men plural(troops, team, employees)officers and men — los oficiales y los soldados / la tropa
- the captain and his men — el capitán y su equipo
- the men won't accept less than 5% — los trabajadores no aceptarán menos de un 5%
- As they approached one village a mortar landed nearby in the river and Major Lindsay ordered his men to seek cover.
- Many fellow soldiers owed their lives to the bravery of the men in the 3rd Division.
- Sergeant Lang got onboard with his men as Officer Humphrey followed closely with Jennifer.
- To start with, each commando unit was to consist of fifty men and three officers.
- Officers and men from units which had been forced to abandon their positions were shot for desertion.
- Protocol required Cook to seek leave of the Viceroy for his officers and men to come ashore.
- Orders were made as suggestions and officers and men were on first-name terms.
- He was one of the most respected generals because of his care for the men and his record as a fighter.
- The smallest entity commanded by a commissioned officer is usually a platoon of about 30 men.
- The role of the reserve battalions was to supply troops to the service battalions as they lost men in combat.
- My dad was in the air force, and he spoke about the inequalities he saw between the officers and ordinary men.
- No commander wants to see his men die in combat but knows that casualties are a part of war.
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- Mr Kravchuk, who prides himself on his chess-playing prowess, did not give up his man easily.
6informalgive me a break, man! — ¡dejáme en paz, che! River Plate informal
1.1(operate)(assembly line/switchboard) encargarse de(assembly line/switchboard) ocuparse dethe inquiry desk is manned at all times — el mostrador de informaciones está atendido a toda hora
- A 24-hour call centre operates, permanently manned by experienced personnel from all three Services.
- The helpline is manned by volunteers in centres all around the country.
- Militiamen are manning road and rooftop positions and main intersections leading into the area.
- They moved from the safety of their dugouts and manned their machine guns to face the British and French.
- The committee who are stretched to the limit manning the centre, are very thankful to the local District Hospital who cook and prepare the hot meals for them.
- A number of people have visited officers manning roadblocks on the road asking where they can leave flowers and tributes.
- I've been keen to get more involved as the place is manned by enthusiastic volunteers who supply locals with tasty, healthy food at low prices.
- The ship is manned by a staff of 700 who come from 25 countries.
- The Hospice charity shops dotted around the borough are manned, for the most part, by unpaid volunteers.
- It is believed passengers have been queueing up to two hours in Terminal 1 because only one of five X-ray machines was manned due to staffing problems.
- The employees manning these centres are trained to remain unobtrusive and encourage the visitors to potter about, handling the products on display.
- Schultz parked the Packard in someone's driveway and they both walked up to the policeman manning the barricade.
- There are checkpoints manned by police or soldiers at every junction.
- Now, though, the branch is fully manned and new staff are getting up to speed.
- One member of the team, an Air Force combat controller, was attacked while manning a security post.
- The centre is manned by fully trained technical personnel and all calls are recorded and logged to track and maintain a high service level.
- Tens of thousands of troops and police are manning checkpoints and roadblocks.
- Trained volunteers will be manning the call centre to offer independent and confidential information and support to people experiencing difficulties.
- Not only was this the first manned flight to and from the Moon, Apollo 8 served to validate many of the technical procedures necessary to support upcoming lunar missions.
- For the early manned missions to be seen as successful, the surface crew will need to explore large areas of Mars, ranging far from their base.
1.2(get ready to operate)man the cannons! — ¡a los cañones!
- man the battlements! — ¡cubran las almenas!
2.1(be crew of)tripularthe yacht was manned by Canadians — el yate estaba tripulado por canadienses
2.2(provide crew for)(ship) tripular(fortress) guarnecer
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