In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Psychologymente femininethe unconscious mind — el inconsciente
- with an open/a closed mind — sin/con ideas preconcebidas
- to keep an open mind on sth — mantener una mentalidad abierta / no cerrarse frente a algo
- to have a logical/trained mind — tener una mente lógica/disciplinada
- this is the work of a warped/sick mind — esto es obra de una mente retorcida/enfermiza
- I'm convinced in my own mind that … — yo estoy plenamente convencido de que …
- with that in mind — pensando en eso
- to broaden one's mind — ampliar sus (or mis etc.) horizontes
- to picture sth in one's mind — imaginarse algo
- I'll do it myself, if that'll put your mind at rest — lo haré yo misma, si con eso te tranquilizas / te quedas tranquilo
- I went through the details in my mind — repasé mentalmente los detalles
- he's still associated in the minds of many people with horse racing — mucha gente todavía lo asocia con las carreras de caballos
- the thought keeps running through my mind — la idea sigue dándome vueltas en la cabeza
- I can't get him/the thought out of my mind — no hago más que pensar en él/en eso
- Our experience of how human minds work provides an analogy to how a primeval, creator mind probably worked.
- Live bodies have minds, and minds affect physiology.
- But does the apparent fact that they don't mind settle the question in your mind?
- I had no idea of the thoughts running through his mind or the feelings building up in him.
- The more people learn such skills, they more they develop an infrastructure for creativity in their own minds and in interpersonal and group relations.
- In her view, the mind is autonomous - we are agents in our thinking and determine our own thoughts.
- All consciousness is in individual minds, in individual brains.
- My mind, your mind, and the minds of every other conscious being are particular, limited manifestations of this universal mind.
- A question often on the minds of Cognitive Neuroscientists these days concerns the relation between perception and action.
- This municipal resistance movement heralds a new growing consciousness in the minds of many Americans.
- If they are right, postulated processes that do not bear this relation to our experiential lives cannot be going on in our minds.
- However, I believe nightmares are a gift of our subconscious to our conscious minds.
- Cartesian dualism is, of course, traditionally associated with the view that animals lack minds.
- The product of aeons of evolution has enabled our minds to model the world around us based on the information gathered by our senses.
- All consciousness and intentionality is in the minds of individuals.
- For example, the agency instituting repression must be derived from the ego, the conscious part of the mind.
- Dreams are highly personal communications between the subconscious and the conscious minds.
- What we can do is flow with them and see what happens in our bodies and minds… but be aware that by the time you sense it you've already transformed it into something else.
- He said it might be that the mind or consciousness is independent of the brain.
- We tend to suppose that our conscious mind is in control most of the time.
1.2(mentality)mentalidad femininethe criminal/bureaucratic mind — la mentalidad de un criminal/burócrata
- So he heads to foreign lands, to study the mysteries of the criminal mind, and ends up in a Bhutanese prison.
- I don't think a daughter of mine should be influenced by such perverse minds.
- David Cameron and his resurgent Conservatives now threaten to bring about a very different form of climate change to that which has preoccupied Liberal minds in recent years.
- Maybe she was only good at understanding criminal minds.
- All my time involved in this case he never struck me as having a criminal mind.
- Step inside, then and see for yourself the world of prisons and their guests, the working of the criminal and not so criminal minds.
- My warped little mind says they are all actors in the adult film business following a script.
- He reveals not only a wealth of detail about the individual fate of Gypsies, but also reminds us of the brutal methods and criminal minds of the Nazis.
- He is one of the country's leading experts on sex offenders, a man who has spent the past two decades delving into the warped minds of killers such as Robert Black and Fred West.
- Once can see the dim logic at work in their bureaucratic minds.
- Added to that, there are still gaps in our knowledge of the way the criminal mind works.
- Only criminal or totally ignorant minds can have sympathy for those who steal the people's money - in fact their own money as well.
2(attention)her mind wandered — divagaba
- my mind was on other things — tenía la cabeza en otras cosas
- to keep one's mind on sth — concentrarse en algo
3.1(opinion)to be of the same mind — tener la misma opinión
4(mental faculties)juicio masculinerazón feminine
5(person)mente femininecabeza femininecerebro masculine
- I'll leave that to the great intellectual minds to figure out.
- The roar of the waves stirred many an emotion in the young minds and that childhood romance with the ocean led to the birth of some adventurism in them.
- The idea is to move the brightest minds in academia temporarily into these ‘lablets’ and focus on long-term projects.
- The idea of life long learning has always attracted the attention of outstanding minds.
- Taken together, these two benefits will enable millions of minds to work together far more effectively than ever before.
- It's not confined to the books concentrating on improving young minds, bodies and spirits which are disappearing off the shelves.
- Child-Ich aims to focus young minds on achieving goals and developing more positive mental attitudes.
- They're not exactly the brightest minds in the ‘intelligence’ biz, are they?
- Parents and teachers can play a vital role in bringing a social consciousness to young minds.
- On July 1, 2003, the faculty at the University of Waterloo will be joined by one of Canada's leading academics and brightest minds.
- I'd love to get the bright minds of the game together for a symposium to identify parts of the rulebook we can do without.
- In the competition for the minds that produce intellectual capital, they are at a distinct disadvantage.
- These are a few of the big ideas being vigorously researched and heatedly discussed by some of the brightest minds in academe.
- We need keen intellects and educated minds to weigh decisions that could mean life or death to millions and dictate the unforeseeable future.
- When he launched into a diatribe about the influence of romance books on impressionable minds, one female member of the audience had had enough.
- Suspicious minds can wonder if that was the strategic intent.
- This loss of sharp and influential minds has left the physical and social sciences in a poorer state than they need be.
- It's safe to imagine that optimistic minds at Sun are hoping for an even larger share of the x86 market than their partner estimates indicate.
- Such an environment, Laflamme said, will attract leading minds in theoretical physics.
- The creative minds behind building designs across York and North Yorkshire were celebrating today after scooping an armful of gongs for architectural excellence.
1(look after)(children) cuidar(children) cuidar de(place/seat) guardar(place/seat) cuidar(shop/office) atender
- Honestly, he's so kind and if you got held up on your way to pick up the kids he would take special care to mind them till you got there.
- The member on duty minds a ‘kit’, which includes oxygen, a defibrillator for heart-attack victims, bandages, radio and pager for callouts.
- It was for a very long time the only new female occupation that did not represent an extension of women's traditional work - taking care of children, tending the sick, or minding the home.
- The old rooks are left behind to watch the young and mind the house during the day.
- He motioned for his apprentice to mind the front as he disappeared into the back.
- Seamus stayed at home to mind his mother and also to take care of the land.
- One thing is recommended is to leave the husband at home to mind the children!
- Director of photography Richard Lannaman minds the camera, leaving Danielle free to direct, though she takes full charge of the smaller and pick-up shoots.
- Charlie, for example, might have alerted a source that the letter existed to show that he was on the ball with regard to minding our money.
- This allegation concerned a child who had been minded by Mrs LM.
- In other words, the husband stays home to mind the kids while his wife earns the bacon.
- ‘Within 13 weeks of starting training, and while I was still a rookie warder, I was the sole guard minding Huntley,’ he wrote.
2.1(be careful about)you'd better mind your temper! — ¡más vale que controles ese genio!
- mind your head! — ¡ojo / cuidado con la cabeza!
- [ S ]mind the step — cuidado con el escalón
- mind yourself! — ¡ojo!
- mind how you go! — vete con cuidado
- mind what you're doing! — ¡cuidado con lo que haces!
- mind (that) you don't forget! — procura no olvidarte
- I'll tidy up afterwards — mind you do! — después ordeno todo — ¡que no se te olvide!
- In the absence of a creed, he cannot qualify as a heretic, but he can be found guilty of not minding his manners about the church's values.
- Every parent experiences that moment when their children, instead of minding their manners, appear to have misplaced them.
- I have no social plans for this weekend, I'm eating more simply, I got lots of sleep last night and so that just leaves minding my manners and everything should go swimmingly.
- Now, you mind your manners young man, or there'll be no meatloaf leftovers for supper.
- This time Jedidah took care to eat slowly and neatly this time and minded her posture.
- In fact, they'd even had several discussions with her about being civil and minding her manners.
- I got up from my seat and ran toward the door, not even minding my manners.
- Genevieve had promised McDonalds if he was on his best behavior and minded his manners.
- Divers have spent the past three months with the sharks, teaching them to mind their manners.
- Well, I think you would probably look better when you keep your mouth shut and mind your manners.
- Most importantly, mind the language that you choose to use when speaking with others.
- He would have been swiftly told to mind his manners had he tried to.
- Then at the restaurant one has to mind one's manners, no slurping, grunting, farting or burping.
- He had been so preoccupied with observing each of the players, minding his actions, and most importantly playing the cards, that he had no idea that it was already seven o'clock in the evening.
- But once again I minded my manners and just shrugged and left.
- Bringing a set of darts to an interview could be viewed as a warning to lairy journalists to mind their manners, but not with Meadows.
- However, I minded my manners and offered her a drink.
2.2(concern oneself about)preocuparse pornever mind him! — ¡no le hagas caso!
- don't mind me — no se preocupen por mí
- We work hard and don't mind the long hours.
- If you're friends, why do you mind the possibility of her dating Seth so much?
- If anyone else said the kind of things he said, they would have been regarded as arrogant, but you didn't mind it from him.
- Peeled garlic is popular with restaurants and consumers too lazy to shuck the small cloves of garlic - and they don't seem to mind the canned flavor.
- He hates the 30 pages of documentation he has to keep to abide by the state regulations, but he doesn't mind the manure injection itself.
2.3never mind let alonewe didn't break even, never mind make a profit — ni siquiera cubrimos los gastos, ni hablar pues de ganancias
- he didn't finish one wall, never mind the room! — ¡qué va a terminar la habitación, si ni siquiera acabó una pared!
- it isn't enough for a beer, never mind champagne — no alcanza ni para una cerveza, cuanto menos champán
3(object to)I don't mind the noise/cold — no me molesta / no me importa el ruido/frío
- I don't mind him, but I can't stand her — él no me disgusta, pero a ella no la soporto
- I wouldn't mind a drink — no me vendría mal un trago
- I don't mind what you do/who you ask! — me da igual / me da lo mismo lo que hagas/a quién le preguntes
- to mind -ing
- would you mind sitting here/waiting? — ¿le importaría sentarse aquí/esperar?
- are you sure she won't mind driving us home? — ¿estás seguro de que no le va a importar llevarnos a casa en coche?
- to mind sb/sth -ing, to mind sb's/sth's -ing
- do you mind me / my asking why? — ¿le importa si le pregunto por qué?
- she doesn't mind her colleagues knowing — no le importa que sus colegas lo sepan
- Snaith suggested there was a clear difference between comedians - many of whom would not mind their blunders going on public view - and actors.
- And I wouldn't have minded doing a ‘thesis defense’ of my book in front of a bunch of people if, at least, it had been done in a friendly or collegial atmosphere.
- If you don't mind, you can stay and watch, bring a book or something in case you get bored.
- Hoeven said he would not mind Canadian observers observing the water-testing process and checking the data, although he said he opposed allowing Canadian officials to set up their own monitoring stations in North Dakota.
- She didn't care who saw, and no one minded anyway.
- She didn't mind, she just watched him and hoped that he'd come and say something to her.
- So true Hindus should not mind if some such local rituals are not observed everywhere else.
- I didn't really mind cause I got to watch all the people running around getting ready for the show.
- She hadn't said anything to make him think that she minded him being there, but he was quietly concerned as to what she thought his reasons were.
- Not minding being the occasional butt of their jokes, I went along with their ribbing, and during social gatherings would adopt a typical Meldrew pose, throw in an ‘I don't believe it’ and carry on at length about some trivial irritation.
- She was always getting stuck watching them, not that she minded much, but it seemed like it consumed her life.
- At present, even though 70% of the population tell opinion polls they would not mind their organs being transplanted, only about 20% either carry cards or are registered on the organ donor database, according to BMA statistics.
- At one point Burge asked if Patrick minded being put on hold while he made dinner reservations for his son's 30th birthday celebration.
- The twists and turns of a complicated plot allow the Coens to have enormous fun with the high-flying LA scene, and no one minds very much if the proceedings are at times yards over the top.
- I do indeed care that he's pro-Europe, although I mind more about his position in BAT.
- They asked me several times if I minded, but I told them I really did not care at all.
- If the people I am visiting really care about my family's health then they do not mind this one small favour.
- I wondered if he minded me reading them, and decided I didn't care.
1.1(take care)mind! — ¡ojo! informal
- You best be nice to her, mind, or you'll be having me to deal with!
1.2(concern oneself)never mind — no importa
2(object)I don't mind — me da igual / lo mismo
- don't worry, he won't mind — no te preocupes, no se molestará / no le importará
- do you mind if I open the window? — ¿le importa / le molesta si abro la ventana?
- would you mind if I asked you a question? — ¿le importaría que le hiciera una pregunta?
- (expressing indignation) do you mind if I smoke? — yes, I do mind! — ¿te importa si fumo? — ¡sí que me importa!
3(take note)I don't agree with her, mind! — que conste que no estoy de acuerdo con ella
- I could be wrong, mind — pero quizás esté equivocado
- I'm not promising, mind! — mira que no te lo prometo ¿eh?
- he's very generous; mind you , he can afford to be! — es muy generoso; pero claro, puede permitírselo
- Mind you look where she ended up!
- Another hot day is on the way, mind you, it's doing wonders for my fruit garden, anyone want to come round and see my mango's?
- And mind you lock your door.
- Now mind you, that's good for the American economy and for that matter good for the world economy.
- I am absolutely knackered, and I suppose I should write this; mind you it's quarter to ten!
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