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 de 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
- Just as death is the end result of living, we will meet many traumatic experiences in our lives.
- Mohammed said it was an unfortunate and sad case, as Alexander met his death in an attempt to defend his sister's honour.
- Yorkshire Catholics mourned the Pope yesterday in the same way he met his own death - serenely, with a brave heart and no fuss.
- 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.
- 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.
- He said someone may have seen Mr Turner taking £20 out of a nearby cash machine minutes before he met his death.
- 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.
- 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.
- They hadn't met any problems yet, but they had to be careful with every action they conducted.
- There is no evidence that he had met a violent death.
- 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.
- Ironically, Mr Egan's resting place is overlooked by the field where he met his untimely death in an electrocution.
- 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.
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
- We drove into the main bazaar, fully expecting some of these functionaries to be waiting to meet us.
- Gillespie's comments were met with mixed reactions at the Scottish Open, finishing today at Loch Lomond.
- 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.
- If they try to raise above a certain level, they are met with very strong resistance.
- The office, one of the most militant in London, met the announcement with a spontaneous one-day walkout.
- When she meets me off the train at Tain, I immediately think: David Bowie.
- 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.
- Upon completion, however, the film was met with mixed reaction partly due to its extreme length and somewhat ponderous nature.
- The public often met their claims with a heavy dose of skepticism.
- But perhaps just as telling was the widespread cynicism the scandal was met with.
- They were met with a lukewarm reaction.
- But the findings were met with a mixed reaction from lunchtime drinkers in the pavement bars and cafes of Manchester yesterday.
- It was met with almost total indifference.
1.3(oppose)(opponent/enemy) enfrentarse a
- Five years ago when these two teams met it was a victory to Cranleigh by 39-10.
- When next these teams meet it will be in Dublin in November with the Springboks at the end of their own long, hard road.
- The men's second team met Leigh first who were just above them in the league.
- 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 Springboks would have an easier route through the competition, probably meeting France in the semis.
- Even fewer arrests were made when the teams met two weeks later in the league.
- This was the result they could have expected when the two teams met seven weeks ago.
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 — mucho gusto
- in the first chapter we meet Susan, a writer — en el primer capítulo el autor nos presenta a Susan, una escritora
- He is also an acquaintance of Raj, having met him in mid 2002.
- 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.
- Her parents met him on the day she graduated.
- On one such visit Muriel met her future husband Tom and they both settled in Dungarvan.
- However confident you are, meeting your boyfriend or girlfriend's parents for the first time is always awash with tension.
- During my time as press officer I met the Queen, the Queen Mother, Princess Anne and Captain Mark Philips.
- He was so taken by her when he met her during her visit to Britain.
- 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.
- Four years ago Evan went into a chat room and met this girl who lives in Toronto, Canada.
- Who would think we would meet someone who speaks Low German at a volleyball match in Hong Kong?
- 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 could never get up enough nerve to ask Terri out, and his odd hours interfered with meeting anyone.
- 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.
- The sky shifted in colors as she thought back to the duration of time about eleven years ago when she met her foster parents.
- The only thing that she knew about her father was that he was an Italian chef visiting Britain when he met her mother.
- If she had not already met my mother at parent teacher conferences, I was not going to enlighten her.
- Her husband Matt spoke about how he met Anne in his early nursing days and subsequently married her.
- He lived and worked in London, and met Patricia during a visit north with a friend, forming a sexual relationship with her.
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)(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
- The Company does not currently have sufficient facilities available to it to meet these obligations.
- First, there are not enough mental health services to meet the needs of patients.
- Mr Sharp later worked on heating systems in construction projects, also ensuring health and safety conditions were met.
- 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.
- At the time this computer was selected, it met the requirements adequately to perform its intended function.
- Port charges were generally revised upward to meet debt obligations.
- St David's Cathedral already meets the requirements of health and safety regulations but many other churches don't.
- He would insist that various conditions were met before he would play.
- Although the parties lived an extravagant lifestyle, their debt obligations were met.
- Anaemia is a condition in which the blood cannot carry enough oxygen to meet the body's needs.
- He can adequately budget for himself on the net disposable income available to him after he meets his family obligations.
- What is needed is a more flexible health insurance system to meet the needs of the modern world.
- This is a situation in which flexibility is required in order to meet the needs of the child.
- Those results were essential to ensure that the proposal met students' needs.
- Bradford needs a smaller concert hall, with safe parking to meet the requirements of the city.
- Funds in the coffers are simply not enough to meet long-term obligations.
- The spokesperson said it could not afford to meet the claim as FLS was still losing money in Ireland.
- When both of these conditions are met, the method of assessment is performance-based.
- Even accounting for the slide in the stock market, Friends is in a position to meet its obligations.
- In this case, I am satisfied that the litigation plan meets the basic requirements.
- All too often women use their own sick leave entitlement to meet family obligations.
- All the assets of the fund are available to meet claims of all members, no matter to which category they belong.
- We finally certify that Mr D. Paparounis has been prompt in meeting its obligations.
- Its operating cash flow would not be enough to meet its liquidity needs for the rest of the year, it warned.
- The insurance is merely there to enable the companies to meet these claims.
- 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.
- Understanding what patients are looking for on line may help us meet their need for health information.
- If something doesn't meet your needs and requirements then there will be another tradition around the next corner.
- All children are included and staff ensure individual needs are met.
- Start by figuring out the mix of stocks, bonds and cash that will be required to meet your needs.
- Iberia bosses said meeting the pay claim would plunge the company into an operating loss.
- Doctors at the surgery believe it is the only way to meet the needs of a modern health service.
- Many have also revealed that their medical requirements are not met fully.
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 a las tres
- where shall we meet? — ¿dónde nos encontramos?
- the two presidents will meet in May — los dos presidentes se entrevistarán en mayo
- until we meet again! — ¡hasta la vista!
2(hold meeting)(club/committee) 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 cruzaron
2(in hunting)partida (de caza) feminine
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