In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We had no lifting training and were not provided with driver's mates to assist with the lifting involved.
- She's now an aviation electrician's mate and soon will start in the shop for electricians.
1.2Nauticaloficial de cubiertafirst mate — primer oficial masculine
- The same applied to the sailing master, his mate, and the carpenter when they also arrived.
- Therefore the defendant's fault was not a cause of the collision which occurred while the mate was in charge of the ship.
- Several of the crewmen had heard word of their new expedition, and could not help but to share it with their fellow mates.
- To make matters worse, he put the tanker on autopilot and he left the helm in the hands of a fatigued third mate.
- Some say they are old mates or boatswains watching to see that your job is done in a proper ship-shape way.
- When a sailor ‘belonged’ to a ship his main loyalty was to his ship and his mates.
- Two are professionally qualified skippers and mates; the others are volunteer crew.
- It seems likely that there was a minimum crew comprising master, mate, boatswain, at least two seamen and possibly one apprentice.
- Johnny tried, failed, and eventually gave up on getting the captain and mate to reach peace.
- The ship's mates would be here at any minute, and I would lose my charter to Antwerp if I was caught.
- This was only to be expected, and it was the mate and second mates' jobs to motivate them with threats and promises.
- Perhaps the captain and his mate would like to make me an offer?
2.1Zoologymasculine machofeminine hembra
- It is always terrifying to give birth; how much more so without one's mate there to share the moment?
- Many are still waiting, but some morning soon they too will wake to the lilt of a backyard bird pleading for a mate.
- Andean condor Homer and his mate Marge are love birds again - after vets gave him a blunter beak to save her from the sharp side of his temper.
- Whenever possible, we selected birds whose mates were present at the nest to ensure that chicks were not left alone.
- This animal, which has lived without a mate for her entire life at the zoo, will always be remembered as one who never fell ill and as one who never threw a tantrum.
- Her mate appeared to counter-sing in response to the song of the female.
- When an incubating bird is relieved by its returning mate, it leaves the nest immediately and flies away from the island.
- Even animals have their mates, although some just procreate and leave.
- To examine this question, we looked at the age of the mates of birds that did not emigrate.
- Image is everything in Hollywood, and one's mate is among one's most important accessories.
- I mean, that's terrible to lose a life partner and a mate at any age, but certainly at a young age like that.
- He then told them that he would take all steps necessary so that the zoo gets new species of animals and mates for those animals that are single now.
- How did your potential mate treat his/her last girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife?
- This was the time when the birds were believed to choose their mate for the spring.
- Girls should have the confidence to play hard to get, to wait until they find a mate who matches their demands rather than giving in so easily.
- The bird lives there for free along with his mates and fledglings.
- The bird and its mate had built the nest in the bottom of the box and laid five tiny eggs.
- Birds sing to establish territories and to attract mates.
- At this stage males still accept additional mates and are actively courting.
- Her devoted mate of five decades was an insurance agent.
- So, I asked my daughter, do the teachers talk of love - for mate and child - in terms of respect?
- Paired with a loving mate, this sign makes a loyal and ever-interesting lover.
- It traps pheromones to alert potential mates of sexual receptivity.
- A randy tortoise is on the run after scaling a two-foot wall in search of a new partner after his mate of 38 years died.
- You are a passionate, compassionate, sexual lover, requiring the same qualities from your mate.
- The birds attract mates by the color intensity of their feathers - a signal of their desirability.
- Both admitted intentionally killing a wild bird, injuring its mate and having a loaded air rifle without lawful authority.
- From this perspective, the problem of your missus or your mate takes on added significance.
- In medieval times, there was a romantic belief that birds chose their mate in February.
- Focus on muscle control as you stare into your mate's eyes and mirror his moves.
- Her devoted mate of six decades is a retired production supervisor.
- The male partner will provision his mate with food but does not go into the maternity den.
- She said if we treated our husbands / mates like we treated our pet dogs, our marriages would be happier.
2.2(of person)pareja femininecompañero masculinecompañera feminine
2.3US (of shoe, sock etc)compañero masculinecompañera feminine
- Have you ever wondered as to the whereabouts of the mate to those odd socks you find in the dryer or your sock drawer?
3.1(friend)amigo masculineamiga femininecompañero masculinecompañera femininecuate masculine Mexico informalcuata feminine Mexico informalhe's a good mate of mine — es muy amigo mío
- I am now retired, time-rich and have a wealth of good friends and drinking mates.
- He didn't tell his mates at school about all his medical problems and he didn't mention that against all the odds, he was a sporting champion.
- He prepared for the head shave by growing his hair for three months - and putting up with teasing from his mates at school.
- I just had the perfect run, mate, it was like I was in the zone, you know, it was just all happening for me, and I just got the best run through.
- You will need to watch the thing more than once, mate.
- It's shaping up to be a great party, all of us together at the barbeque, mates, mates of mates and partners of mates.
- Well maybe you should mediate because I wouldn't want to be left alone in a room with her, mate.
- ‘These days it's sibling revelry, mate,’ Tim jokes in his soft New Zealand accent.
- The defendant then shouted at the injured driver, ‘There's no damage, mate, you're alright’.
- We were pals, chums, mates and the bosomiest of bosom buddies.
- ‘You shouldn't leave your door open, mate,’ he said as he realised I was right behind him.
- And if you think you can shoot off emails like that without getting an enraged response, you'd better think again, mate.
- His mates woke him with seconds to spare, and he dressed somewhat hurriedly.
- Firemen came in looking for images of their mates who had gone into the blazing buildings.
- I'm really sorry about this, mate, but it's for your own good, honest.
- He wound down his window, leant over, and said, ‘What direction you headed in, mate?’
- A mate of mine from school is throwing a flat-warming party, which a number of people from school are going to be at.
- You reach your own conclusions, mate, I don't have to spell it out.
- Better get that down you then, mate, keep the cold at bay.
- He has few mates, preferring the company of his current partner, two children from different couplings, a hound and local goats.
- More and more anglers are either going solo, or going in partnership with a mate or several mates and buying their own boat.
- Go on the cabbage soup diet, mate, it worked for me.
- A couple of years ago, I had a bunch of my mates and their respective partners back at my place after we'd all been out at some do or other.
- You want a slap in the face, mate?
- On the way back we bought fresh mangoes and dragon fruit from a road side stall and my mates made friends with the owner and got double portions.
- Anyway, my doctor friend and his golfing mates are welcome to have a cutting.
- None of that euphemistic glowing or perspiring here, mate.
- I'm also still in touch with a couple of mates from school.
- I do really really love going out, particularly with a mate or crowd of mates…
- This one's for you, mate, and I promise never to call your wheels a ‘second division footballer's car’ again.
- The subdued lighting and stylish interior are perfect for a pre-club swally with mates or an intimate quaff with your latest flame.
- The fire glows, venison stew simmers, the hunter and his mates drink beer and yarn on into a New Zealand night.
- And if I have mistranslated, remember that it's all from my memory, mate.
- Not on your bloody life, mate, we know what's in it.
- It may be just a smear to you, mate, but it's life and death to some poor wretch.
- So at the bus stop outside work at 3.30 pm, I ran into an old mate from school.
- It's all about meeting up with old mates, making new friends and being part of a massive crowd with one thing in common.
- I feel like a dunce in this company, until I get talking to some of my mates in the group who share a lot of my frustrations and aspirations, and are a holy if unruly group.
- That trademark murmur of his implies ‘I've seen it all before, mate, and I tell it like is.’
- Bear in mind that you can buy without a guilty conscience - it's for charity, mate!
3.2(as form of address)masculine hermano informalmasculine tío Spain informalmasculine macho Spain informalfeminine mano Latin America Southern Cone informalche River Plate informalmasculine gallo Chile informalmasculine amigomasculine jefemasculine maestro Latin America
3.3compañero (de trabajo) masculinecompañera (de trabajo) femininecolega
1(in chess)mate masculinejaque mate masculine
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