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 — siete minutos para las ocho Latin America River Plate
- to the minute — con suma precisión
- 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
- there's one born every minute — ¡hay cada idiota …!
- Brendan McGrath was the goal scorer for the winners nine minutes into the second period.
- McGoldrick's goal was a powerful finish in the 17th minute of the second period.
- 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.
- Use different units: months, weeks and days, even hours, minutes and seconds.
- Keighley had to play the first ten minutes of the second period with only 14 men.
- It took me ten minutes short of two hours to get from Clifford Street to Askham Lane.
- 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.
- At 11.40, an hour and twenty minutes later, normal service resumed on all three sites.
- 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?
- Every business activity is timed in terms of hours, minutes, days, months, and years.
- The same player added his second and Black Swans fourth to complete the scoring five minutes into the second period.
- 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.
- Just four minutes into the second period, Tramore probably took a deserving lead.
- Gavin Chapman came in with an overall time of four hours, twenty five minutes and nine seconds.
- He re-appeared much later, in the ninth minute of the second period, but his impact was never the same.
- Their only goal chance came in the 14th minute of the second period.
- Neil Davis grabbed the only goal of the game six minutes into the second period.
- With just 11 minutes of the second period gone, though, a moment of magic turned the course of the match.
1.2(short period)minuto masculinemomento masculinewait a minute, I'll be with you directly — espera un minuto / un momento, enseguida estoy contigo
- I'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?
- never for a minute have I regretted my decision — ni por un momento he lamentado mi decisión
- 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!
- He just wants to be by her bedside, just for a minute.
- 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.
- He was puzzled for a minute before he exploded into hard sobs.
- The network thought about it for a minute, which is never a good sign.
- Think about the bit in the brackets for a minute.
- Listen, you hang round here for a minute while I switch everything off, and then I won't have to come upstairs again.
- Luckliy he was and she asked him to pop over for a minute.
- Perhaps you ought to think about that for a minute as well.
- 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.
- Let's listen to what she had to say and talk about this for a minute.
- 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.
- I puzzled for a minute, then gave a totally unconvincing answer.
- 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.
- And that's when the other person got some hand puppets and asked Britney to sit down for a minute.
- Well, let's get to Mohamed Atta for a minute because you mentioned him as well.
- When I point this out to her, McCartney thinks for a minute.
- And if we - excuse me for a minute - and if we find a training camp, we'll take care of it.
- Let's step back for a minute, away from the heat, and look at the light.
- For a minute there I thought I was visiting my dad (who's lived there since 1980).
- I just saw it… I just gave it to someone to hold for a minute while I took a picture and it's gone.
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
- they'll be here any minute (now) — están al caer
- at this very minute — en este preciso instante
- at the last minute — a última hora
- to leave sth to / till / until the last minute — dejar algo para el último momento
- go to bed this minute! — ¡vete a la cama ahora mismo / en este mismo instante!
- One minute you're angry and the next minute you're happy.
- 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.
1.4as conj the minute — en cuanto
- the minute (that) I saw the house — en cuanto vi la casa
2(of arc)minuto masculine
1(very small)(amount) mínimo(object) diminuto
2(of meeting)the minutes — el acta
- to take (the) minutes — levantar (el) acta
- before noun minute book — libro de actas
1(meeting/discussion) levantar (el) acta dehe asked that his dissent should be minuted — quiso que constara en acta(s) que estaba en desacuerdo
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