In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1past tense of may
2.1British (asking permission)podríamight I leave a little early today? — ¿podría irme un poco antes hoy?
- might I make a suggestion? — ¿podría hacer una sugerencia?
- who's going to pay, might I ask? — ¿quién va a pagar, si se me permite la pregunta / si se puede saber?
2.2(in suggestions, expressing annoyance, regret)(forms of) poderyou might at least listen — al menos podrías / podías escuchar
3.1(indicating possibility)she might be at home — pudiera ser que estuviera en casa
- somebody might have picked it up by mistake — a lo mejor alguien se lo llevó por equivocación
- what would you do with the money? — I don't know, I might even give it all to charity — ¿qué harías con el dinero? — no sé, quizás hasta lo donaba todo a obras de beneficencia
- it might (well) have been disastrous if the police hadn't arrived — podría haber sido catastrófico si no hubiera llegado la policía
- a dress such as Queen Victoria might have worn — un vestido como el que podría / podía haber llevado la reina Victoria
- as you might imagine — como te podrás imaginar
- mightn't his friends know where he is? — they might — ¿no sabrán sus amigos dónde está? — pudiera / podría ser que sí
- A Morrison spokesman would not deny a report that the brothers might buy back the company.
- A farmer can report what he thinks might be foot and mouth, a vet has to be called, and a blood test done.
3.2(in generalizations)whatever the problem might be, we'll do our best to help — sea cual fuere el problema, haremos todo lo posible por ayudar
4(indicating sth is natural)he rang to apologize — and / as well he might! — llamó para pedir perdón — ¡era lo menos que podía hacer!
5.1(conceding)the house might not be big, but … — la casa no será grande pero …
- I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to what might be best for me considering his size.
- There are also three reasons to kill off news reports because they might impact stability.
- On the issue of what these common values might be, the report provides no answers.
- There was also deep anger at reports that colleges might be privatised.
- Do you have any suggestions as to what might be causing it and what I can do to remedy the problem?
- I've made a few suggestions for things she might add to her site and she's always extremely grateful.
- My suggestions for what might be happening were treated with, I felt, derision.
- It might endanger other reporters to have it publicly known that this deception is practised.
- That's important, but I have to remain open to the possibility that now might be the time to cut my losses and flee.
- They might be basing their charges on some kind of analogy to the cost of the hotel room.
- Reports that the guns might be destined for sale to the drugs underworld were dismissed as pure speculation.
- We have a few suggestions that might work and they can be summed up in one word: layering.
- I knew they would not be reported missing right away and might never be reported missing.
- Powerful minds can project incredibly rich suggestions of what it might feel like, but you don't know.
- Some might say his report has extended a similar protection to those who govern us.
- Identical reports might elicit different responses from different committees.
- But when a friend suggested the story might not be true she contacted the Advertiser for help.
- Suggestions for reforms that might limit house price inflation are plentiful enough.
- There is no suggestion that any schools might close or face restructuring.
- He then asked doctors to phone in with suggestions of what might be wrong with him.
5.2formal (asking for information)who might that gentleman be? — ¿quién es ese caballero?
6.1(indicating purpose)he died that others might live — murió para que otros vivieran
- However, Jesus knew that the law was given so that mankind might understand the purposes of God.
6.2literary (in wishes)let us pray, that our voices might be heard — oremos para que se escuchen nuestros ruegos
1poder masculinepoderío masculine
- She took on not only the might of the oceans, but also the might of reality, and has triumphed gloriously over both.
- The might of the Indian Army was on display as battle tanks and mounted missiles rolled out.
- He said the pen earlier and now the mouse of the computer is more powerful than the might of the canon.
- The authorities told them they were privileged to witness the might of the Soviet military machine.
- The might and depth of the team was immediately evident, and with that comes a rise in the pressure on a driver.
- However, he believes in the might of the pen and claims not to have used a computer.
- There's no doubting that the might and grandeur of big mountains can make you feel very humble.
- He called together the remnants of his tribe and the might of the enemy was overturned.
- Now they face the might of Russia in a qualifier which has huge ramifications for the national side.
- With the might of the US behind them, it's as easy as shooting fish in a barrel for them.
- We must encourage our leaders to use their heads rather than their might.
- The might of the Roman Empire came from its wealth in precious metals, not from its productivity.
- Even against the might of the party machines they will be difficult to dislodge.
- The empathy was evidently always with the freedom fighter as he took on the might of the oppressor.
- More than that, he knew his friend would cope against the might of Real Madrid.
- Their security doesn't depend on the might of their individual parts, but their ability to operate as a sum.
- Nor has it abated since she gave up fiction to challenge the might of the Indian state
- It can handle a bit of rough treatment, so kids can use all their might to pull out a stalk.
- What has maintained the old world order has been the might of the omnipotent dollar.
- They should use their might to challenge and change the laws of this land.
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