In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The team used samarium, an element whose spin and orbital moments are opposite and vary with temperature.
- The relative size of the control surface in relation to its location also will determine the magnitude of the moments.
- Here's the sneaky part - we use that fact that atoms with the wrong moments are kicked out of the trap.
- Martyrs' relics and graves seemed of little moment in a world about to be consumed by fire.
- His diplomacy won over only the Illyrian king Genthius, whose support proved of little moment.
- It is therefore of little moment for the affected parties and, derivatively, for social policy.
- Nothing of any importance or moment was really happening, but it appeared to be.
1.1(short period)momento masculinejust a moment — un momento
- one moment, please — un momento / un momentito, por favor
- could I speak to you for a moment? — ¿podría hablar con usted un momento?
- doctor Davies will see you in a moment — enseguida la atiende el doctor Davies
- I'm going out to get some milk: I won't be a moment — salgo a comprar leche, enseguida vuelvo
- not for a moment — ni por un instante / momento
- I wouldn't for a moment dream of charging you — ni se me ocurriría cobrarte
- it was a moment before he spoke — tardó unos instantes en empezar a hablar
- a moment later — poco después
- a moment ago — hace un momento
- I'll fix it when I get a moment — lo arreglaré cuando tenga un momento
- to have one's moments — tener sus (/ mis etc. ) buenos momentos
- The girls giggled and spent the next few moments remembering their experiences with Paz in the past.
- He rummaged around for a moment and returned with a pair of black pants and a light blue sleeveless top.
- Setting aside the real world for a moment, let's return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
- Reynold picked up his fork and played with his salad for a moment before replying.
- The rebels drag one of their own back from the front, and moments later exact their revenge on the captive man.
- Rachel disappeared for a moment, then returned with a glass of water in her hands.
- She disappeared for a moment and returned with a towel, blanket, and a first aid kit.
- They stood there silent for a moment, looking at each other and looking at the stars on the sky.
- Marsha's frown returned and for a moment Thomas feared she'd go all motherly on him.
- A bingo fan won a £20,000 jackpot prize and promptly offered to split his winnings with a woman he had only met moments earlier.
- They each held the other's gaze for a moment, and some silent message was conveyed.
- I looked at him blankly and for a moment a look of panic crossed his handsome features.
- He looked away for a moment but returned to steering the cart down the dirt road.
- I stopped for a moment in the silent air to enjoy the incredible surroundings which brought tears to my eyes.
- He held my gaze for a moment longer before returning his focus to my grandmother.
- After a few moments it was my turn, and I walked over behind the wall.
- He rubbed his hand over his eyes wearily and thought for a moment before replying.
- Take a moment now to remember the best thing that ever happened to you.
- I had a brief moment of silent panic when I thought I'd chipped a tooth on a particularly hard bit.
- His answer was the resolute sort that made her fall silent for a moment in contemplation.
- Then, moments later, she turned on the radio that sat on her nightstand.
- Wyatt stood silent for a moment, unable to anything other than stare at the duo in front of him.
1.2(instant, time)momento masculinean unthinking moment — un momento de descuido
- a proud moment — un momento de orgullo
- in a moment of rage — en un momento de rabia
- at the moment — (at present) en este momento
- at that moment — en ese momento
- at this moment in time — en este mismo momento
- for the moment — por el momento
- to live for the moment — vivir al momento
- the man/woman of the moment — el hombre/la mujer del momento
- from that moment on — a partir de ese momento
- they'll be here any moment — estarán aquí en cualquier momento / de un momento a otro
- at that very moment — en ese preciso instante
- the very next moment — al minuto siguiente
- it was the wrong moment to tell her — no era el momento de decírselo
- you certainly pick your moments, don't you? — tienes el don de la oportunidad ¿no?
- from moment to moment — por momentos
- this is not the moment to bring up the subject — este no es momento de sacar el tema
- the moment of truth — la hora de la verdad
1.3as conj the moment (that) — en cuanto
- let me know the moment they arrive — avísame en cuanto lleguen
2Physicsmomento masculinemoment of inertia — momento de inercia
3formal(importance)trascendencia feminineimportancia femininethis matter is of great/little moment to me — este asunto es muy/muy poco importante para mí
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