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(encounter)encontrarse conI met her yesterday on my way to the bank — me encontré con ella ayer cuando iba al banco
- I'm meeting her in Paris on Saturday — me voy a encontrar con ella el sábado en París
- I arranged to meet him at the club — quedé en encontrarme con él en el club
- meet me on the corner at 6 o'clock — encontrémonos en la esquina a las 6
- I met him for a drink at the hotel — nos encontramos en el hotel para tomar una copa
- Yorkshire Catholics mourned the Pope yesterday in the same way he met his own death - serenely, with a brave heart and no fuss.
- He said conflicting medical evidence presented by the prosecution meant the jury could not be sure how the former paratrooper met his death.
- In all the time we have been booking courses we have not met this attitude before.
- Our children don't need to meet those selfish attitudes behind a steering wheel.
- He met his death on the fourth anniversary of his arrival in this country.
- Four men met their deaths in a tragic accident as they worked on the West Coast Mainline at Tebay, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
- He said someone may have seen Mr Turner taking £20 out of a nearby cash machine minutes before he met his death.
- So, in an appropriate case, the inquest's task was to discover by what means and in what circumstances the deceased had met his death.
- Just as death is the end result of living, we will meet many traumatic experiences in our lives.
- Very, very few companies have long and uninterrupted growth records, and even those companies eventually meet problems.
- Mohammed said it was an unfortunate and sad case, as Alexander met his death in an attempt to defend his sister's honour.
- A Scottish sailor met his death when he fell overboard from his yacht off the Mayo coast, an inquest in Ballina was told.
- They hadn't met any problems yet, but they had to be careful with every action they conducted.
- It becomes particularly important when the relationship meets an impasse.
- That night I returned to the scene where young Darragh met his tragic death.
- There is no evidence that he had met a violent death.
- Ironically, Mr Egan's resting place is overlooked by the field where he met his untimely death in an electrocution.
1.2recibirir a buscarhe came out to meet me — salió a recibirme
- she met her guests at the door — recibió a los invitados en la puerta
- the whole village turned out to meet her — todo el pueblo / el pueblo entero salió a recibirla
- she saw me coming and ran to meet me — me vio llegar y corrió a mi encuentro
- he met me off the train — me fue a buscar / a esperar a la estación
- don't bother to come and meet me — no te molestes en ir a buscarme / a esperarme
- I'll send Peter to meet the train/plane — mandaré a Peter a buscarte (or buscarlos etc.) / a recogerte (or recogerlos etc.) a la estación/al aeropuerto
- The public often met their claims with a heavy dose of skepticism.
- But on both occasions the bans were met with extremely successful defiance.
- Also, a similar service was proposed to run to Cheddington Station to meet hotel guests arriving by train.
- It was met with almost total indifference.
- Gillespie's comments were met with mixed reactions at the Scottish Open, finishing today at Loch Lomond.
- But the findings were met with a mixed reaction from lunchtime drinkers in the pavement bars and cafes of Manchester yesterday.
- When she meets me off the train at Tain, I immediately think: David Bowie.
- Upon completion, however, the film was met with mixed reaction partly due to its extreme length and somewhat ponderous nature.
- If they try to raise above a certain level, they are met with very strong resistance.
- We drove into the main bazaar, fully expecting some of these functionaries to be waiting to meet us.
- The office, one of the most militant in London, met the announcement with a spontaneous one-day walkout.
- When I travel to Crewe to meet the Tommys, an as-yet unsigned all-girl pop-punk quartet, their manager Paul meets me off the train.
- They were met with a lukewarm reaction.
- But perhaps just as telling was the widespread cynicism the scandal was met with.
1.3(oppose)(opponent/enemy) enfrentarse a
- This was the result they could have expected when the two teams met seven weeks ago.
- Even fewer arrests were made when the teams met two weeks later in the league.
- The men's second team met Leigh first who were just above them in the league.
- Five years ago when these two teams met it was a victory to Cranleigh by 39-10.
- The Springboks would have an easier route through the competition, probably meeting France in the semis.
- When next these teams meet it will be in Dublin in November with the Springboks at the end of their own long, hard road.
- Would it also remove the staleness that can grip a league in which teams can meet each other up to seven times in a season?
2(make acquaintance of)conocerI'd like you to meet her — me gustaría que la conocieras
- she first met him at a party — lo conoció en una fiesta
- to meet new friends — hacer nuevas amistades
- John, meet Mr Clark — John, le presento al señor Clark
- nice meeting you — mucho gusto
- in the first chapter we meet Susan, a writer — en el primer capítulo el autor nos presenta a Susan, una escritora
- When I was four years old and I was living in Demon Central with my parents, I met a girl my age with golden hair and dazzling violet eyes.
- I have never met this man, spoken to him or carried out any business dealings with him.
- He wasn't at all fazed by meeting David and they chatted away quite normally.
- He was so taken by her when he met her during her visit to Britain.
- The sky shifted in colors as she thought back to the duration of time about eleven years ago when she met her foster parents.
- I understand now, that we have to go through several acquaintances before we meet true friends.
- During a spell at the Waiheke Post Office he met Jean, his wife of 45 years.
- However confident you are, meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend's parents for the first time is always awash with tension.
- Four years ago Evan went into a chat room and met this girl who lives in Toronto, Canada.
- He lived and worked in London, and met Patricia during a visit north with a friend, forming a sexual relationship with her.
- He is also an acquaintance of Raj, having met him in mid 2002.
- He could never get up enough nerve to ask Terri out, and his odd hours interfered with meeting anyone.
- Her parents met him on the day she graduated.
- Her husband Matt spoke about how he met Anne in his early nursing days and subsequently married her.
- Who would think we would meet someone who speaks Low German at a volleyball match in Hong Kong?
- While down South he had met his future wife Alison, whose parents were from Doncaster, and the couple were interested in a move back North.
- On one such visit Muriel met her future husband Tom and they both settled in Dungarvan.
- If she had not already met my mother at parent teacher conferences, I was not going to enlighten her.
- The only thing that she knew about her father was that he was an Italian chef visiting Britain when he met her mother.
- During my time as press officer I met the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips.
3.1(come up against, experience)(obstacle/problems) encontrar(obstacle/problems) toparse conhe would meet his death there — allí habría de encontrar su muerte
- she met her fate with dignity — enfrentó su destino con dignidad
- to be met by/with sth — encontrarse con algo
- on his return he was met by another crisis — a su regreso se encontró con otra crisis
- my proposals were met with blank refusals — mis propuestas fueron rechazadas de plano
- there's more to this than meets the eye — esto es más complicado de lo que parece
3.2(counter, respond to)she met their threats with defiance — hizo frente desafiante a sus amenazas
- she was met with enthusiastic applause — fue recibida con calurosos aplausos
3.3(match)igualarwe will meet any sum you raise — igualaremos cualquier suma que ustedes recauden
4(satisfy)(wishes/demands) satisfacer(deadline/quota) cumplir con(debt) satisfacer(debt) pagar(obligation) cumplir conhe doesn't meet our requirements — no reúne / no llena / no cumple nuestros requisitos
- they will have to meet the cost themselves — ellos mismos van a tener que hacerse cargo de los gastos
- Understanding what patients are looking for on line may help us meet their need for health information.
- Even accounting for the slide in the stock market, Friends is in a position to meet its obligations.
- Even if conditions are met, there is no guarantee that a permit will be given.
- The insurance is merely there to enable the companies to meet these claims.
- This is a situation in which flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of the child.
- All too often women use their own sick leave entitlement to meet family obligations.
- St David's Cathedral already meets the requirements of health and safety regulations but many other churches don't.
- It could not meet its obligations to Hepcoe and continued to operate at a loss.
- Anaemia is a condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to meet the body's needs.
- In this case, I am satisfied that the litigation plan meets the basic requirements.
- If something doesn't meet your needs and requirements then there will be another tradition around the next corner.
- At the time this computer was selected, it met the requirements adequately to perform its intended function.
- Bradford needs a smaller concert hall, with safe parking to meet the requirements of the city.
- Port charges were generally revised upward to meet debt obligations.
- When both of these conditions are met, the method of assessment is performance-based.
- First, there are not enough mental health services to meet the needs of patients.
- All children are included and staff ensure individual needs are met.
- We finally certify that Mr D. Paparounis has been prompt in meeting its obligations.
- He would insist that various conditions were met before he would play.
- The Company does not currently have sufficient facilities available to it to meet these obligations.
- Iberia bosses said meeting the pay claim would plunge the company into an operating loss.
- This is to ensure that there is sufficient money to meet its obligations.
- Before going I contacted PPP, which assured me there would be no problem meeting a claim.
- Those results were essential to ensure that the proposal met students' needs.
- Start by figuring out the mix of stocks, bonds and cash that will be required to meet your needs.
- He can adequately budget for himself on the net disposable income available to him after he meets his family obligations.
- All the assets of the fund are available to meet claims of all members, no matter to which category they belong.
- The spokesperson said it could not afford to meet the claim as FLS was still losing money in Ireland.
- Its operating cash flow would not be enough to meet its liquidity needs for the rest of the year, it warned.
- Funds in the coffers are simply not enough to meet long-term obligations.
- Doctors at the surgery believe it is the only way to meet the needs of a modern health service.
- Mr Sharp later worked on heating systems in construction projects, also ensuring health and safety conditions were met.
- What is needed is a more flexible health insurance system to meet the needs of the modern world.
- Many have also revealed that their medical requirements are not met fully.
- Although the parties lived an extravagant lifestyle, their debt obligations were met.
5.1(come together with, join)East meets West in this beautiful city — Oriente y Occidente se dan la mano en esta bella ciudad
- her lips met mine — nuestros labios se fundieron en un beso
- her gaze met his — sus miradas se cruzaron
- she could not meet his eye / gaze — no se atrevía a mirarlo a la cara
1.1(encounter each other)encontrarsewe met by chance at the game — nos encontramos en el partido (por casualidad)
- we arranged to meet at three — quedamos a las tres
- where shall we meet? — ¿dónde quedamos?
- the two presidents will meet in May — los dos presidentes se entrevistarán en mayo
- until we meet again! — ¡hasta la vista!
- I was lucky to get there at all, having arranged to meet Ross at the station and then forgotten to bring the directions.
- The student had tapped her name and mobile phone number into his phone and arranged to meet him for lunch before she left.
- In fact the day it opened in Ireland, I'd arranged to meet a friend of mine to see it.
- Robert promptly arranged to meet me at an inner city bar the following night.
- I arrange to meet him on the sidewalk outside the hotel in an hour.
- In an attempt to patch things up after what happened yesterday the friend concerned arranged to meet me again.
- He had arranged to meet his sister at eleven o'clock at a small airfield to the east of Barnstaple.
- He gave Stan a call and they have now arranged to meet up in Scarborough.
- I arranged to meet Andrew in a pub in Hampstead called the Holly Bush.
- I'd arranged to meet my partner Nick for lunch to get his verdict on the new me.
- If you find it difficult to motivate yourself to take some exercise, he suggests, try arranging to meet a friend.
- I'd arranged to meet Kevin for the gym again, so stopped off at his on the way round from the station to pick him up.
- She's arranged to meet a few people in the Rising Sun for drinks after work.
- Cameron had arranged to meet us on campus that night, which left us a couple of hours to kill beforehand.
- A couple of days later he slips me a piece of paper, and I arranged to meet her.
- James had just finished talking to Dobbo and Ali and had arranged to meet up with them for lunch.
- I had arranged to meet Sam, and he would introduce me to the others who I had never met.
- If I go out in Dublin, I arrange to meet some friends and we get the bus to the city centre.
- I get on a bus with loose arrangements to meet up with some friends of mine.
- Whilst shopping I bumped into Kath cycling through Camden and we arranged to meet up later.
1.2(hold meeting)(club/committee) reunirse(presidents/ministers) entrevistarse
- A small group met recently to get things moving, and they are now looking for others keen to become members.
- The group will meet at least once a year to assess and review the plan.
- The Group meets on Mondays and Fridays and new members will be very welcome.
- Bradford Council's executive meets at City Hall on Tuesday at 2pm.
- The group meets regularly to discuss the crime issues that are affecting the local communities.
- This group meets on a regular basis and they also visit a different farm each month, sharing information and advice.
- The council meets annually to discuss matters affecting the entire Lakota nation.
- The group meets once a month and is particularly keen to hear from residents with an interest in local history, architecture and open spaces.
- The group meets on the fourth Monday of every month.
- The executive meets in October to consider the findings.
- The group met for an assembly dedicated to the celebration, a tour of the school and a 1950s-style school dinner.
- The anti-hunt brigade regularly turn out whenever a hunt meets.
- Despite repeated prompting, the group has not met to discuss future action.
- For most of its life, the group met in the Parish Hall in School Road.
- The Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, at 2.30 pm in the Lakeside Hotel.
- Before the whole group gets together for the meeting, each division meets separately for about a half hour.
- The group originally met to practise in the Methodist Church.
- The group meets once a month to discuss ways of combating city centre crime.
- A family council meets at regular intervals to discuss issues surrounding the business.
- A free non-denominational meditation group meets in Bromley every week.
1.3(make acquaintance)conocersewe (first) met in 1963 — nos conocimos en 1963
- have you two already met? — ¿ya se conocen?
- I've a feeling we've met somewhere before — me parece que nos conocemos / que lo conozco de algún lado
2(come into contact)the vehicles met head on — los vehículos chocaron / se dieron de frente
- there was a village where the three roads met — había un pueblo en el empalme / en la confluencia de las tres carreteras
- the belt wouldn't meet around his waist — no se podía cerrar el cinturón
- their eyes met — sus miradas se cruzaron
- Even if you've never been to a coursing meet, take yourself along to Patrickswell.
- The second begins when Del Mar and Saratoga open their gates in July to conduct the last two great race meets in the United States.
- The pair also helped out on race meets, regularly making up to 20 flasks of coffee for the competitors and spectators.
- What tipped the scale in Thorpe's favor were his sterling performances in major international meets.
- The meets begin with an inspection, by drivers and onlookers, under the hoods of the cars.
- It was usually the last event of the meet, and by most accounts of the time, the most popular.
- High school teams have it a bit easier, due to the smaller number of events in their meets.
- There's the Shrum Bowl, basketball and volleyball tournaments and swim meets, to name just a few.
- Horses are stabled at the North Dakota State University equine science barn during race meets.
- Each competitor swam in six events during three selected meets throughout the fall season.
- These trials are being held in preparation for international meets.
- The big guns hit the pool in Athens again on Sunday night, in what could be the event of the meet.
- In addition, an explanation of the events and how meets are run is useful.
- He tired a bit at the end, not surprising since it was his ninth race in the fourth day of the Olympic meet.
- A royal Ascot action plan to combat a traffic nightmare in York during the race meet in June was being unveiled today.
- However, the best event of the meet was reserved for three in the morning.
- He won, and within three years he was winning swim meets and triathlons too - anything that tested his mettle.
- Worrell feels it's important for youngsters to take advantage of locally organized swim meets.
- That had been the case in the large school race at the district meet earlier in the day.
- Regardless of the level, dual meets are exciting and championship meets bring major breakthroughs.
2(in hunting)partida (de caza) feminine
- These groups however are discredited by the outrageous actions they take to disrupt hunt meets.
- Seven or eight years ago the bloodsports fraternity were claiming in newspaper advertisements that one million people attended Boxing Day hunt meets.
- There is certainly organised coursing at a number of meets and the number of these clubs is in some ways difficult to define.
- The meet and the hunt provided a dash of colour in the lives of all during the otherwise drab British winter.
- Tears flowed at end of the Tedworth Hunt's last traditional meet on Thursday at Tidcombe House.
- The protesters had challenged Mr Ainger to join them at a hunt meet - an invitation he declined.
- Up at dawn he had selected the hounds and prepared the truck to take them to the meet.
- Record numbers of supporters heard defiant messages at Boxing Day hunt meets in the Vale, Cotswolds and Warwickshire.
- Last Friday was one of the biggest Boxing Day meets of the Tedworth Hunt for years and it attracted a larger than usual number of anti-hunt protestors.
- During the years of his marriage they would see each other publicly only at hunt meets, and the only press photograph taken of them together for many years was of them hunting.
- Pretending that catching foxes was the reason for holding meets of the hunt was never particularly true.
- Police called in reinforcements after the hunt began to track saboteurs but said the meet was largely peaceful.
- He enjoyed the hunt scene, and covered local meets for the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard and Horse and Hound magazine.
- The Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay will be the scene of South Pembrokeshire Hunt's last meet.
- Huntsmen admitted the meet was purely symbolic, as the weather had made any actual hunting impossible.
- I was born and brought up in the country, where people would talk of hunt meets and hunt balls.
- Supporters turned out in force at the first meets conducted under the shadow of the hunt ban.
- After the meet hounds returned to their kennels but hunt supporters stayed for a drink at the village pub.
- The meets for the foxhounds in the areas that I hunt are pretty near to where the horses are kept.
- Anti-foxhunting protesters are continuing to demonstrate at hunting meets in mid Essex despite a Government decision to ban the blood sport.
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