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(faculty)memoria feminineto recite/play sth from memory — recitar/tocar algo de memoria
- to have a good/poor / bad memory — (for education) tener mucha/poca retentiva
- I've no memory for faces — no soy buen fisonomista
- loss of memory — pérdida de la memoria
- to have a memory like a sieve — tener la cabeza como un colador
2.1(recollection)recuerdo masculineto have a vague/vivid memory of sth/sb — tener un recuerdo vago/vívido de algo/algn
- she has fond/unhappy memories of her childhood — tiene gratos/malos recuerdos de su infancia
- I have no memory of it — no lo recuerdo
- his memory will live on — su recuerdo permanecerá vivo
- What happened during that week was just a bad memory in the past.
- The great cedars that were so much a part of the Quinault past are mostly a memory now.
- A dark memory from his past kept him from doing this, one he wouldn't share with anyone, not even his best friend.
- Sinead said all her past memories of the school came flooding back during her visit.
- And she would always whisper something of a past memory, perhaps a name, just before deep slumber.
- There was a younger version of him; it looked as if he was reliving a past memory.
- How we all love to reflect on past memories, a crazy trip to Barcelona and all that fun past we shared.
- She took the time to reflect upon her own past too and the memory she dug up wasn't a pleasant one.
- Eastbrook Hall is a very lively church, and the memory of past association with it is always most pleasant to folk who are now far away.
- And where there aren't flowers there are promises of flowers to come, or memories of flowers past.
- I will not be visiting the Glen again; just sticking to past happy memories.
- Most of the older people can only think back and sigh about memories of the past, their youth.
- Imagine groggily waking up in a strange house, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, with not a single memory of the past ten hours.
- His memories of the past and thoughts of the future took on a negative spin.
- She grimaced at the memory; the past always seemed to hurt her!
- I knew almost instantly that the dream had been a memory of a past life and seemed to be of some importance.
- I have no recollection of my past memories, except periodic flashbacks of my previous life.
- Litse sat up confused but the memory of the past eight days flew to the front of her mind.
- It's easier to bask in the memory of a glorious past than to confront some of the myths we continue to cherish in the present.
- It is true that memories and past experiences often have to be reassessed in the light of new situations.
2.2(remembrance)memoria femininein memory of sb — a la memoria / en memoria de algn
- in memory of sth — en conmemoración de algo
- we do this in his memory — hacemos esto en memoria suya
- our dear mother of blessed memory — nuestra querida madre, que en gloria esté
- At the group's last meeting, sympathy was extended to his wife, Alice, and family and a minute's silence was observed in his memory.
- The cemetery is a sacred place that honours the memory of the beloved dead.
- A candlelit vigil took place in Huyton last night, one week after the alleged assault, to honour the dead teenager's memory.
- The memory of the dead is respected, by visitor and host alike.
- Teams want to help keep Joel's memory alive by continuing his work, and the response really has been something else.
- Mr Smith said he was pleased that his son's memory could be commemorated in a positive and constructive manner.
- Our challenge may be to honour Robert's memory by doing everything we can to restore those values.
- The memory of dead relatives and cancer survivors will be celebrated with a huge Christmas tree outside Safeways in Wimbledon town centre next month.
- It's no surprise, either, that so many prominent actors and musicians gathered to honour McGrath's memory by performing from his work.
- At the Anderson family's request, family and friends gave money rather than flowers to honour Michelle's memory at her funeral.
- I've instructed all agencies to honor their memory by treating the dead with the dignity and respect they deserve.
- We're looking at ways of commemorating his memory in a lasting way in the school and will decide on something definite in the coming weeks.
- Now there are moves to honour Brother Walfrid's memory with a statue outside Parkhead.
- The event is a way for Michelle and Mathew to honour their son's memory and give something back to the children's ward where they spent so much time.
- They stuck by Healy until his death in 1989 and continued to revere his memory thereafter.
- Fellow students wanting to honour Venesha's memory broached the subject of taking on a project in her name.
- Burial in monastic ground was valued because of the importance of prayer in sustaining memory of the dead.
- A wife's quest to honour her husband's memory came to fruition on Friday evening when an impressive new Grotto was unveiled in Bangor.
- There had been victory parades in July 1919-but every hamlet had its dead and their memory in perpetuity.
- A protest group will be travelling from Killala to Dublin by bus to highlight the campaign to save her birthplace and honour her memory in a fitting way.
- During an initialization phase, an access code is stored in a memory of a computer system.
- The combined system will contain 50 terabytes of memory and two petabytes of disk storage.
- When the light pulse stops, its information is suspended and stored, just as information is stored in the memory of a computer.
- Depending on the level, you will have different amounts of system memory in which to store your subroutines.
- They don't even have the hard drive space and memory that regular laptops have.
- A reconnaissance satellite, placed into orbit years ago, captures the entire scene in its computer memory.
- There is a virtual hard drive available in the Internet with plenty of memory to store personal information.
- The latest MP3 technology compresses all superfluous parts of a sound signal to reduce the amount of memory needed to store digital information.
- Information on how addresses are translated is kept in a set of page tables stored in main memory.
- Thanks to virtual memory technology, software can use more memory than is physically present.
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