In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- He could never get up enough nerve to ask Terri out, and his odd hours interfered with meeting anyone.
- 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.
- I have never met this man, spoken to him or carried out any business dealings with him.
- Her parents met him on the day she graduated.
- Who would think we would meet someone who speaks Low German at a volleyball match in Hong Kong?
- During my time as press officer I met the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips.
- The sky shifted in colors as she thought back to the duration of time about eleven years ago when she met her foster parents.
- During a spell at the Waiheke Post Office he met Jean, his wife of 45 years.
- Four years ago Evan went into a chat room and met this girl who lives in Toronto, Canada.
- If she had not already met my mother at parent teacher conferences, I was not going to enlighten her.
- I understand now, that we have to go through several acquaintances before we meet true friends.
- 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.
- He was so taken by her when he met her during her visit to Britain.
- The only thing that she knew about her father was that he was an Italian chef visiting Britain when he met her mother.
- However confident you are, meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend's parents for the first time is always awash with tension.
- Her husband Matt spoke about how he met Anne in his early nursing days and subsequently married her.
- He is also an acquaintance of Raj, having met him in mid 2002.
- He lived and worked in London, and met Patricia during a visit north with a friend, forming a sexual relationship with her.
- On one such visit Muriel met her future husband Tom and they both settled in Dungarvan.
- He wasn't at all fazed by meeting David and they chatted away quite normally.
- What is needed is a more flexible health insurance system to meet the needs of the modern world.
- 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.
- At the time this computer was selected, it met the requirements adequately to perform its intended function.
- St David's Cathedral already meets the requirements of health and safety regulations but many other churches don't.
- Bradford needs a smaller concert hall, with safe parking to meet the requirements of the city.
- Before going I contacted PPP, which assured me there would be no problem meeting a claim.
- It could not meet its obligations to Hepcoe and continued to operate at a loss.
- Even if conditions are met, there is no guarantee that a permit will be given.
- This is a situation in which flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of the child.
- All children are included and staff ensure individual needs are met.
- The spokesperson said it could not afford to meet the claim as FLS was still losing money in Ireland.
- First, there are not enough mental health services to meet the needs of patients.
- If something doesn't meet your needs and requirements then there will be another tradition around the next corner.
- Anaemia is a condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to meet the body's needs.
- This is to ensure that there is sufficient money to meet its obligations.
- Doctors at the surgery believe it is the only way to meet the needs of a modern health service.
- The insurance is merely there to enable the companies to meet these claims.
- All too often women use their own sick leave entitlement to meet family obligations.
- The Company does not currently have sufficient facilities available to it to meet these obligations.
- When both of these conditions are met, the method of assessment is performance-based.
- Although the parties lived an extravagant lifestyle, their debt obligations were met.
- Those results were essential to ensure that the proposal met students' needs.
- All the assets of the fund are available to meet claims of all members, no matter to which category they belong.
- Start by figuring out the mix of stocks, bonds and cash that will be required to meet your needs.
- In this case, I am satisfied that the litigation plan meets the basic requirements.
- He can adequately budget for himself on the net disposable income available to him after he meets his family obligations.
- Mr Sharp later worked on heating systems in construction projects, also ensuring health and safety conditions were met.
- Its operating cash flow would not be enough to meet its liquidity needs for the rest of the year, it warned.
- Even accounting for the slide in the stock market, Friends is in a position to meet its obligations.
- Port charges were generally revised upward to meet debt obligations.
- Many have also revealed that their medical requirements are not met fully.
- Understanding what patients are looking for on line may help us meet their need for health information.
- Funds in the coffers are simply not enough to meet long-term obligations.
- Iberia bosses said meeting the pay claim would plunge the company into an operating loss.
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
- to meet sb halfway / in the middle — llegar a un arreglo con algn
- He said someone may have seen Mr Turner taking £20 out of a nearby cash machine minutes before he met his death.
- Yorkshire Catholics mourned the Pope yesterday in the same way he met his own death - serenely, with a brave heart and no fuss.
- It becomes particularly important when the relationship meets an impasse.
- A Scottish sailor met his death when he fell overboard from his yacht off the Mayo coast, an inquest in Ballina was told.
- Our children don't need to meet those selfish attitudes behind a steering wheel.
- 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.
- Mohammed said it was an unfortunate and sad case, as Alexander met his death in an attempt to defend his sister's honour.
- Ironically, Mr Egan's resting place is overlooked by the field where he met his untimely death in an electrocution.
- 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.
- 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.
- They hadn't met any problems yet, but they had to be careful with every action they conducted.
- That night I returned to the scene where young Darragh met his tragic death.
- Very, very few companies have long and uninterrupted growth records, and even those companies eventually meet problems.
- There is no evidence that he had met a violent death.
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 (/ buscarlos etc. ) / a recogerte (/ recogerlos etc. ) a la estación/al aeropuerto
- If they try to raise above a certain level, they are met with very strong resistance.
- Upon completion, however, the film was met with mixed reaction partly due to its extreme length and somewhat ponderous nature.
- When she meets me off the train at Tain, I immediately think: David Bowie.
- They were met with a lukewarm reaction.
- But perhaps just as telling was the widespread cynicism the scandal was met with.
- It was met with almost total indifference.
- The public often met their claims with a heavy dose of skepticism.
- 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.
- The office, one of the most militant in London, met the announcement with a spontaneous one-day walkout.
- But the findings were met with a mixed reaction from lunchtime drinkers in the pavement bars and cafes of Manchester yesterday.
- Also, a similar service was proposed to run to Cheddington Station to meet hotel guests arriving by train.
- Gillespie's comments were met with mixed reactions at the Scottish Open, finishing today at Loch Lomond.
- We drove into the main bazaar, fully expecting some of these functionaries to be waiting to meet us.
- But on both occasions the bans were met with extremely successful defiance.
1.3(oppose)(enemy/opponent) enfrentarse a
- The Springboks would have an easier route through the competition, probably meeting France in the semis.
- This was the result they could have expected when the two teams met seven weeks ago.
- 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?
- 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.
- Even fewer arrests were made when the teams met two weeks later in the league.
- When next these teams meet it will be in Dublin in November with the Springboks at the end of their own long, hard road.
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
- pleased to meet you — encantado de conocerlo
- pleased to have met you — encantado de haberlo conocido
- nice meeting you — encantado
- in the first chapter we meet Susan, a writer — en el primer capítulo el autor nos presenta a Susan, una escritora
3.1(come up against, experience)(problems/obstacle) 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)(demands/wishes) 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
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(encounter each other)encontrarsewe met by chance at the game — nos encontramos en el partido (por casualidad)
- we arranged to meet at three — quedamos en encontrarnos 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!
2(hold meeting)(committee/club) reunirse(presidents/ministers) entrevistarse
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
5(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 encontraron
2(in hunting)partida (de caza) feminine
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