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(unit of time)minuto masculineseven minutes to eight — las ocho menos siete minutos
- a 30-minute speech — un discurso de 30 minutos
- two minutes' / a two-minute silence — dos minutos de silencio
- he lives about five minutes from here — vive a unos cinco minutos de aquí
- Just four minutes into the second period, Tramore probably took a deserving lead.
- Use different units: months, weeks and days, even hours, minutes and seconds.
- He re-appeared much later, in the ninth minute of the second period, but his impact was never the same.
- At 11.40, an hour and twenty minutes later, normal service resumed on all three sites.
- Their only goal chance came in the 14th minute of the second period.
- Irvine finally pulled ahead seven minutes into the second period, taking a lead they were not to relinquish.
- Murray notched his second score ten minutes into the second period, and thereafter any chance of a shock result had gone.
- An hour and twenty minutes after setting off for a forty minute drive I arrived.
- In the sixth minute of the second period Christopher Kelly levelled matters when he scored from a free-kick.
- McGoldrick's goal was a powerful finish in the 17th minute of the second period.
- Brendan McGrath was the goal scorer for the winners nine minutes into the second period.
- It took me ten minutes short of two hours to get from Clifford Street to Askham Lane.
- With just 11 minutes of the second period gone, though, a moment of magic turned the course of the match.
- McIntyre lifted his players during the half-time break but a glazing miss in the first minute of the second period could have proved costly.
- Why should people who have got incurable diseases or who are in pain every hour, every minute, every second of the day go on needlessly suffering?
- Keighley had to play the first ten minutes of the second period with only 14 men.
- Neil Davis grabbed the only goal of the game six minutes into the second period.
- The same player added his second and Black Swans fourth to complete the scoring five minutes into the second period.
- Gavin Chapman came in with an overall time of four hours, twenty five minutes and nine seconds.
- Every business activity is timed in terms of hours, minutes, days, months, and years.
1.2(short period)minuto masculinemomento masculineI'll do it in a minute — enseguida lo hago
- I won't be a minute — no tardo ni un minuto
- could I see you for a minute? — ¿puedo hablar contigo un momento?
- one minute green's fashionable, the next nobody's wearing it — de pronto se pone de moda el verde y al poco rato ya nadie lo usa
- you can't leave him alone for a minute — no se lo puede dejar solo ni un minuto
- without a minute to spare — en el último minuto
- it's just minutes to go now before the opening of the show — solo faltan unos minutos para que comience la función
- thank goodness you're here, and not a minute too soon! — ¡menos mal que has llegado! ¡en buena hora!
- I just saw it… I just gave it to someone to hold for a minute while I took a picture and it's gone.
- Let's step back for a minute, away from the heat, and look at the light.
- Let's listen to what she had to say and talk about this for a minute.
- And that's when the other person got some hand puppets and asked Britney to sit down for a minute.
- For a minute there I thought I was visiting my dad (who's lived there since 1980).
- Perhaps you ought to think about that for a minute as well.
- He was puzzled for a minute before he exploded into hard sobs.
- He just wants to be by her bedside, just for a minute.
- The network thought about it for a minute, which is never a good sign.
- Luckliy he was and she asked him to pop over for a minute.
- Well, let's get to Mohamed Atta for a minute because you mentioned him as well.
- And if we - excuse me for a minute - and if we find a training camp, we'll take care of it.
- Let's talk about that for a minute, about the oil, and what kind of problem that this is posing with regard to this cleanup.
- Listen, you hang round here for a minute while I switch everything off, and then I won't have to come upstairs again.
- And then, once they'd turned their backs for a minute to do something else, we could see my pizza catch fire and eventually blacken to a cinder.
- I puzzled for a minute, then gave a totally unconvincing answer.
- Think about the bit in the brackets for a minute.
- As soon as the captain heard this, he excused himself for a minute, went down into his cabin, and brought back a large Manila envelope.
- For those who still aren't convinced, stop for a minute, look around and take the time to absorb all that this great campus has to offer.
- When I point this out to her, McCartney thinks for a minute.
1.3(instant)minuto masculineI enjoyed every minute of the vacation — disfruté de las vacaciones al máximo
- it was difficult, but worth every minute — fue difícil pero mereció la pena
- at this very minute — en este preciso instante
- It is amazing that your life can turn in an instant, one minute enjoying a social event, the next lying face down in the gutter, or in a cell somewhere.
- One minute you're angry and the next minute you're happy.
1.4as conjunction the minute — en cuanto
- the minute (that) I saw the house — en cuanto vi la casa
2(of arc)minuto masculine
- But Kepler found a discrepancy of eight minutes of arc between the observed and predicted positions of the planet.
- He had just invented a new instrument: a prototype sextant with arms nearly six feet in length and a scale graduated to single minutes of arc.
- The table was based on a circle divided into 360 degrees with each degree divided into 60 minutes.
- To have any chance of affecting a pilot's vision, a would-be terrorist would have to be capable of keeping the beam pointed to an accuracy of 3 minutes of arc, one-tenth the diameter of a Full Moon.
- Under ideal, bright conditions, the resolution of the human eye is about one minute of arc; performance falls off as scene brightness decreases.
1(very small)(amount) mínimo(object) diminuto
- Saudi Arabia has more Red Sea coastline than any other nation, yet only a minute fraction is accessible to divers.
- Unfortunately, the presence of minute ore particles had a real impact on our attempt to photograph the ships.
- At any instant, we seem to be fully aware of only a minute fraction of the things that we could be aware of.
- The human eye can detect only a minute fraction of 1 per cent of all electromagnetic energy - the visible spectrum.
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- The medical evidence was that pneumoconiosis is caused by a gradual accumulation in the lungs of minute particles of silica inhaled over a period of years.
- At the very least, any melt must represent a minute fraction of the mantle from which it formed.
- The lacquer contains minute ceramic particles which harden in the paintshop oven and form a barrier that's difficult to mar in any way.
- It was crafted in the shape of a spider, so that its minute legs would curl around her index finger, with tiny ruby eyes.
- The springs' colors changed, too, as minute particles of broken rock muddied the waters.
- She bent her head towards the tiny thing and a minute sapphire winked at her from its head.
- A newborn baby has a tiny heart and minute organs, and there is no margin for error or carelessness.
- I sighed and made my decision; I slipped her my piece of paper with Tina's tiny minute writing.
- The eye receives an impression, though it does not dispose of it, in a very minute fraction of a second.
- And there are too many books for more than a minute fraction to be reviewed or even briefly noticed in the metropolitan media.
- The instant may perhaps be a minute fraction of a second and so it is difficult to give a blow or a grasp just that instant.
- Steer tiny narrow boats around the canal and drive minute cars through the streets.
- Thus, the scattering force results only in a minute displacement of the microsphere out of the focal plane.
- Nothing whatsoever, not even the most minute particle, exists independently or permanently on its own.
- Forensic scientist Karol Higgins usually uses a microscope when looking for minute clues to help solve crimes.
- He phoned the police and described his jacket in minute detail.
- Paul and Rosie had to undertake training sessions, and the whole family had to have their background examined in minute detail.
- Each rack is suspended over a lake of thick black paint and dipped with minute precision so as to coat the very top of the pencil in a millimetre of black.
- A comprehensive scan will create an electronic image of the virtual relic which can be shared and analysed in minute detail by experts around the world.
- It explores, in minute detail, the making of this movie, and both individuals here are very engaging.
- If it were, that book would already have been written, a finished work in minute detail.
- It was the kind of minute examination of the image or soundtrack that became all the rage in film studies.
- Would'nt that be something to examine in minute detail!
- Drive it, take it to pieces, and examine in minute detail.
- The idiosyncrasies of Shakespeare's handwriting have been analysed in minute detail by palaeographers.
- Such minute attention to textual detail is characteristic of the entire work.
- The small percipient eyes are screwed up, and wrinkled from his repeated minute scrutinies.
- The pair had camped in the video room for most of the night, watching the security tapes with minute scrutiny.
- His winning is no longer a story, his losing guarantees him a hard time and minute analysis of everything from his serve to his choice of coach.
- Any evidence recovered is then scrutinised in minute detail back at the laboratory.
- He said all aspects of the decision were examined in minute detail.
- The evidence from document analysis is discussed in minute detail on numerous blogs.
- Nolan's new house is described in minute detail, from the bathtub to the airshaft.
- In 22 articles with 138 clauses, the FIA has laid down in minute detail exactly how the cars should be designed.
- Examining a game in minute detail has its advantages but the big picture can easily be lost when taking such a view.
2(of meeting)the minutes — el acta
- to take (the) minutes — levantar (el) acta
- before noun minute book — libro de actas
1(discussion/meeting) levantar (el) acta dehe asked that his dissent should be minuted — quiso que constara en acta(s) que estaba en desacuerdo
- Contrary to good practice and corporate governance, the meeting was not minuted and the discussions had taken place without the knowledge and/or authority of the board.
- I have insisted that the autonomy of the editor must be fully protected by the Trust, which was minuted at the last meeting.
- I don't recall who asked the question, or if the meeting was properly minuted, but the response was that the traffic model showed that Staverton would be a ‘pinch-point somewhere that drivers would avoid’.
- PHJ would otherwise have chaired and minuted Site Meetings, rather than Costain, as was in fact the case.
- As the meeting was not minuted, I wrote a letter to you after this meeting to ensure that there would be no misunderstanding.
- Mr Mitchell remained unhappy that these fees had been agreed in advance of the meeting taking place, and requested that this point be minuted.
- Incredibly, not a single meeting is minuted, and no recordings are made.
- Ms B says that much of what was discussed at the meeting was not minuted.
- Jackie Evans, committee manager, declared a personal interest because she had minuted the PIC meetings.
- None of these meetings was actually minuted, he said.
- The children run and minute these meetings themselves.
- There was a further discussion on this plan at a Board Meeting on 10 October 1997 at which it was minuted that Mr Deckman and Mr Saucier ‘noted that the strategy contemplated a much downsized and profitable operation’.
- Proceedings of the board are minuted and filed.
- It would require all meetings between big business and those in administration to be minuted and available on government websites for public scrutiny.
- Strangely this failure to minute discussions was also mentioned in the Hinduja Report.
- But it is minuted at an executive meeting that Safa's exco confirmed Eddie du Plooy - not Ace Kika.
- It's not the sort of thing that's going to be minuted somewhere.
- He then asked her if she was still minuting the meeting and the other people in the room became uncomfortable and she was asked to leave.
- Be it in blue, green or red, greatness transcends all criticism, and even if in Old Trafford red, admiration of Ruud Van Nistelrooy must be minuted and passed by the committee.
- If this were to take place, it would be minuted in a council of ministers meeting, and it would be gazetted.
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