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 novio
- 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
- The tower was originally a summer banqueting house and allowed aristocratic ladies to watch their men hunting.
- One man needed treatment at Southampton General Hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation.
- The man, whose name has not been released, was discharged after treatment in hospital.
- Bounty hunters can use almost any tool at their disposal to find and capture their man.
- A year ago, my man of 14 years cheated on me for the first time.
- He's more of a man than you'll ever be.
- She was approached by men armed with knives, who demanded her earrings and necklace.
- It brought out the woman in me and the man in my man.
- My dad was a decently attractive man in his mid-thirties.
- According to friends, the actress is completely smitten with her new man.
- We plan to organise women's hockey on similar lines to that of men's hockey.
- This was a very upbeat speech by a man who is clearly in control of the party
- It should be the sort of manly thing I get my man to do, but he leaves computers to me.
- An Estonian man suspected of plundering millions from hundreds of online bank accounts accounts across Europe was arrested last week.
- One of his ancestors, a man by the name of Child, lived in a village on the Welsh coast near Fishguard.
- I've been with my man for about seven years but when we got married, I began to love him more.
- The man behind the counter looked, if not friendly, at least approachable.
- Hugh Miller is convinced that Loring is his man, but he can't find any concrete evidence.
- Last week I was talking to a man at the bar of the Hilton hotel at Addis Ababa.
- Ben is also a kind and decent man who is held in high regard by all those who have worked with him.
- Maybe, none of the earlier relationships had worked out because Rohan was destined to be her man.
- My cousin Katie and her new man Andrew picked me up at the airport late Wednesday night.
- During the operation police also arrested an 18 year-old man on suspicion of possessing a firearm.
- The most likely victims are men in their 20s.
- I don't have a problem with women hitting on my man… why wouldn't they?
- I knew that I had to be a man and help my brother.
- I'm not into cars and I know that in some circles that makes me less of a man, but so be it.
- Their driver was a burly, bearded man in his forties.
- A wide grin spread across the man's face.
- Back on the promenade, I saw a man and a boy trying to fly a kite down on the beach.
- I realize you are a very busy man and probably have a lot of things on your mind right now.
- But Don's the quintessential quiet guy who must overcome his cowardice and be a man.
- Four men were arrested in connection with the attack and a separate robbery.
- The British team finished fourth in both the men's and women's team championships.
- As soon as we established that Elener was a former Securicor employee, we were fairly sure he was our man.
- As Marian and Lewes continued to live together as man and wife, people generally began to accept them as a married couple.
- Ironically, her initial portrayal in the show, as more of a man than the men in her Cabinet, may have added to her myth.
- She saw the dark figure of a man through the fog and then his face became clear.
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
- We waited for the ice cream man and wore shorts and let the grass tickle our bare feet.
- If I were a betting man I'd certainly have a flutter on a new PM by the end of July.
- My mum was the picket in my family, not my dad, although he was a very strong union man.
- If Donald was a Labour man, he was also a Glaswegian through and through.
- I'm a professional philosopher, not a medical man.
- 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.
- Jack was a drinking man and mornings were not his best time.
- The bravery of a Manchester man who fought in the American Civil War is to be recorded in a museum in the US.
- My father was a trade union man who always had his rosary in his pocket.
- Advocate and author John Mayer looks every inch the rock solid establishment man.
- A battle for power between a union man and an intellectual is looming at Salford town hall.
- Louis Stanley is a Cambridge man who went on to become a leading industrialist.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- She was instrumental in raising people's awareness of man's impact on the environment.
- Some historians claim this is the most graphic example of man's inhumanity to man.
- None the less, equality in the eyes of God laid the foundations for equality in the eyes of man and before the law.
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
- 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.
- If they receive two yellow cards a player will be withdrawn from the game, restricting the team to 10 men.
- A man short, his team mates survived to the end of extra time but lost the penalty shootout.
- But gone are the days when Shankly's men would blast teams away and dominate our domestic game.
- When the ambulance men arrived, her husband was kneeling beside the baby on the bedroom floor.
- Shackleton did everything that he could to keep the men's spirits up as the Endurance gradually sank.
- Lippi's men were the best team in the competition, and he was the canniest coach.
- With only ten men Pool conceded two goals in the first-half but still created chances.
- Britain's largest coal operator has already shut the Prince of Wales Colliery at Pontefract, making hundreds of men redundant.
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%
- Orders were made as suggestions and officers and men were on first-name terms.
- The role of the reserve battalions was to supply troops to the service battalions as they lost men in combat.
- To start with, each commando unit was to consist of fifty men and three officers.
- My dad was in the air force, and he spoke about the inequalities he saw between the officers and ordinary men.
- Many fellow soldiers owed their lives to the bravery of the men in the 3rd Division.
- As they approached one village a mortar landed nearby in the river and Major Lindsay ordered his men to seek cover.
- Protocol required Cook to seek leave of the Viceroy for his officers and men to come ashore.
- Sergeant Lang got onboard with his men as Officer Humphrey followed closely with Jennifer.
- No commander wants to see his men die in combat but knows that casualties are a part of war.
- The smallest entity commanded by a commissioned officer is usually a platoon of about 30 men.
- He was one of the most respected generals because of his care for the men and his record as a fighter.
- Officers and men from units which had been forced to abandon their positions were shot for desertion.
5(in chess) pieza feminine(in draughts) ficha feminine
- Mr Kravchuk, who prides himself on his chess-playing prowess, did not give up his man easily.
6informalgive me a break, man! — ¡déjame en paz, tío! Spain informal
transitive verbmanning, manned
1.1(operate)(switchboard/assembly line) encargarse de(assembly line/switchboard) ocuparse dethe inquiry desk is manned at all times — el mostrador de informaciones está atendido a toda hora
- Tens of thousands of troops and police are manning checkpoints and roadblocks.
- 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.
- The ship is manned by a staff of 700 who come from 25 countries.
- Trained volunteers will be manning the call centre to offer independent and confidential information and support to people experiencing difficulties.
- The employees manning these centres are trained to remain unobtrusive and encourage the visitors to potter about, handling the products on display.
- They moved from the safety of their dugouts and manned their machine guns to face the British and French.
- A number of people have visited officers manning roadblocks on the road asking where they can leave flowers and tributes.
- A 24-hour call centre operates, permanently manned by experienced personnel from all three Services.
- Now, though, the branch is fully manned and new staff are getting up to speed.
- The helpline is manned by volunteers in centres all around the country.
- One member of the team, an Air Force combat controller, was attacked while manning a security post.
- 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.
- Schultz parked the Packard in someone's driveway and they both walked up to the policeman manning the barricade.
- The centre is manned by fully trained technical personnel and all calls are recorded and logged to track and maintain a high service level.
- There are checkpoints manned by police or soldiers at every junction.
- Militiamen are manning road and rooftop positions and main intersections leading into the area.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Hospice charity shops dotted around the borough are manned, for the most part, by unpaid volunteers.
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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