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(horse/donkey) montar(horse/donkey) montarse enI mounted my bicycle and rode off — (me) monté en / me subí a la bicicleta y salí pedaleando
- Travis mounted his bike and rode down the field towards the path.
- Rave saluted the general, mounted his horse and rode back to Fort Nilton.
- young cyclists mounted their bikes for the British Heart Foundation Junior Charity Bike Ride on Monday, despite the typical Bank Holiday wind and rain.
- He handed Alice the message, mounted his horse and rode away.
- She mounted her horse and rode away, satisfied with the transaction she'd just made.
- I stormed out of the house, mounted my bike and rode down to the lake.
- Scores of students were caught on camera mounting their bicycles either without their helmets, with helmets unfastened or casually slung across their handlebars.
- Joe offered up a small prayer of gratitude and mounted the pinto mare.
- He marched down the front steps and mounted his horse before riding off down the street.
- Managing a nervous smile, Alicia wished him good night, mounted her bicycle and rode home, her mind a muddle of happiness and apprehension.
- After he mounted the elephant, it refused to cross the Bagmati River on its way into exile.
- I saw Ashton appear late in the day, mounting the horse Adam had prepared for him, and riding off towards the woods.
- He quickly mounted his horse and rode off to the shack.
- But the 50-year-old maintenance man has to mount his bicycle every day to catch the ferry over to Mull every night, where he lives in a caravan.
- And when they mounted their ponies and rode away, we were more alarmed than ever, for we feared they had gone for reinforcements.
- Lydon deftly mounted the beast and urged her to about face.
- ‘My grandfather has horses,’ she said simply, easily mounting the mare.
- ‘I will ride ahead,’ he said, mounting his horse, which whinnied and trotted back a few steps.
- Each morning the boy watched his father mount his horse and ride away toward the Court of Justice.
- Pat offered to drive him to the vicarage and back, but he was adamant in refusal, mounted his bicycle, and pedalled off.
- The sky is rosy as we mount our bikes and set off down the hill in the bracing cold.
1.2(stairs/ladder) subir(throne/platform) subir athe car mounted the pavement — el coche se subió a la acera
- Thus it was that at 2.00 pm on the 30th January 1649 Charles mounted the execution platform accompanied only by Bishop Juxon.
- Sighing, she shifted her grip on the painting and mounted the stairs.
- We heard a heavy footfall at the bottom of the stair, but it did not do more than mount the first step.
- The victim was walking along Jubilee Street when the car mounted the pavement, knocking into her and a teenager.
- She was trapped under the wheels of the car which mounted the pavement and pushed her through a fence as she was walking home with her mother.
- Officers were told Jacobson's car had mounted the kerb and it had been swerving before it collided with a lamppost.
- A pensioner was so drunk behind the wheel of his car he twice mounted the kerb and nearly crashed into a pedestrian crossing, a court heard.
- I would stop all the lorries thundering through the high street and delivery vans mounting the pavements, blocking shop entrances.
- You mount the stairs and pass through the long corridor, the walls of which are thickly lined with photographs of the family and an impressive display of weapons.
- Tabitha was aware of the change in slope as they mounted the hill, but didn't slow down.
- It is understood the car mounted a pavement and struck a lamppost but then sped off.
- But then he turned round and mounted the slightly raised platform where the government sits.
- She believed people could have been injured or killed had there been anyone in the lounge, or standing on the pavement, when the car mounted the kerb and rammed into the wall.
- She watched him mount the ladder and make his way up, then mounted it herself, pulling herself up away from the concrete, rung by rung.
- John mounted the stairs to Angela's bedroom, where he once again faced a locked door.
- Jennifer made it though the door and mounted the spiral staircase within.
- He had decided she must be sleeping in another room and after pulling himself together had mounted the cellar stairs intending to search the rest of the house.
- The two men went through an emergency door to their right, where Lamb mounted a steel ladder and began to climb.
- She was hit by a speeding car which mounted the pavement as she was walking to the shops.
- Police believe the car skidded out of control on ice, mounted the pavement and hit a dry stone wall before flipping over and throwing the driver from the vehicle.
- As she was mounting the stairs, keeping a tight hold of the banisters, she realised that there had been five half full cups of tea on the table.
- Schoolchildren had to jump out of the way after a car mounted a pavement at Market Hill, Maldon, a court heard on Monday.
- Grazing goats ignore us as we mount the hill toward the church.
- They mounted the stairs behind Eric and Jane, and James noticed that Scarlett was getting paler by the minute.
- Eight children were injured when a car mounted the pavement in Norwood High Street, after colliding with another vehicle.
- His car mounted a steel safety barrier, cleared a wall and struck the porch of the Davis family's home before ending up on the lawn.
- Carrying a small lantern, she mounted the seventy stairs to her husband's chamber.
- The car mounted the kerb on a bend and crossed on to the other side of the road where it hit the Citroen van.
- Without forming any kind of back-up plan or even anything resembling thought, I found myself mounting the stairs that lead to my apartment.
- Slowly, Betty mounted the stairs, feeling as if she were in some sort of horror movie.
- After clearing his head he stomped off to the staircase and mounted the stairs to his room.
- Three people are dead and two schoolgirls are fighting for their lives today after a sports car mounted the pavement and collided with a group of pedestrians.
- He was alone and heading back to the home of his girlfriend, Charlotte, when the car mounted the verge and hit a tree in the garden of a pair of unoccupied cottages.
- The car mounted the kerb before striking the sloped wall at Castleyards and coming to rest on its side in Junction Road.
- A 22-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after his car mounted the pavement and struck a pedestrian.
- Jonathan nodded and began to mount the stairs, feeling his excitement grow with each step.
- The young woman left badly injured when his car struck her after mounting a central reservation is calling for him to be jailed.
- Then I silently mounted the stairs myself, and crouched two steps from the top to listen.
- Travis mounts the stairs hesitantly, leaving Greg and Danielle to sit in silence in the living room.
- I glanced at Slyder as we mounted the three front steps to the Thawyer residence.
- Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi quickly mounted the podium to move that the conference reject the resignation.
2(picture/telescope/gun) montar(stamp/butterfly) fijar(gem) engarzar(gem) engastar(gem) montarcolocar en el portaobjetos
- The sections were mounted, stained with toluidine blue, scanned and photographed under a microscope.
- Slides were counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted.
- After a final wash, coverslips were mounted in Vectashield mounting medium.
- By adhering to the cover slips during mounting, most of the isolated, two-dimensional fossils were usefully oriented into a single focal plane.
- Small fragments of liver tissue were placed on slides in a drop of 45% acetic acid, mounted under coverslips and squashed.
- The treated millipedes were then mounted between two glass microscope slides using Euparal mounting medium.
- The stained roots were mounted in lactoglycerol onto microscope slides.
- The slides were finally mounted with coverslips and coded for analysis to avoid bias.
- The root sections were mounted under coverslips using an anti-fade mountant.
- Sections were counterstained with hematoxylin and mounted in permanent mounting medium.
- They were then washed with purified water, allowed to dry and mounted onto microscope slides, cells side up.
- Stained elements were dehydrated in a graded series of alcohols, cleared in xylene, and mounted in histological resin.
- Dehydrated flies were mounted for electron microscopy.
- The coverslips were mounted, cell side up, on labelled microscope slides.
- Stained and washed cells were maintained on ice until mounted for microscopy.
- Plant tissue samples were placed on cover slips and mounted in water.
- Slides were washed twice with buffer and mounted for microscopy.
- The slides were then dehydrated and cleared in graded alcohol and xylene, respectively, and mounted with a coverglass.
- Slides were counterstained with hematoxylin, dehydrated, and mounted with glass coverslips.
- The coverslip was mounted in Vectashield and viewed under a fluorescence microscope.
- When our male cat tries to mount the female, she hisses and scratches and fights him off - does your female fight?
- Both cats growled as the male mounted the great lioness.
- Mating takes place at the surface, often an ungainly procedure involving much rolling about and waving of flippers as the amorous male tries to mount the female.
- Male seaweed flies, for instance, are more likely to mount females if they have had prior exposure to seaweed.
- Copulations in which the male forcefully mounted the female in the absence of female solicitation were regarded as forced.
- The luckiest male mounts the female and remains in position for many hours, unless another male manages to prise him off by biting and clawing at him.
- But the public thought, rightly, that this was plain wrong, in much the same way as your dog attempting to mount your cat is plain wrong.
- This permits the male to mount her back and attempt copulation by curling his abdomen to clasp her genitalia.
- The males mount the females for one-to two-minute intervals before copulation actually takes place.
- A male would sometimes mount a female three or four times in succession.
- When the male mounts the female he will normally grab and hold her rear quarters, his forelegs wrapped around her waist.
- The bull seemed quite comfortable in his new home and promptly mounted one of the females, much to the delight of everyone.
- Because the male turkeys were so unnaturally bloated they were unable to mount the female turkeys.
4(prepare, carry out)(attack/offensive) preparar(attack/offensive) montar(campaign/event) organizar(campaign/event) montar(picket) formar(play) montar(play) poner en escena
- It will be the third time that the National Palace Museum has mounted exhibitions in a foreign country.
- The World Health Organization has mounted emergency immunization campaigns for cholera, measles and polio to try to head off the worst effects of these diseases in Darfur.
- In addition, special exhibitions were mounted in some twenty institutions in New York City.
- Why then do we continue to mount these plays, so often and with such virtuous resolve?
- The Factory Theatre Artistic Director has mounted more than 30 productions throughout his career and knows a thing or two about staging a play.
- Lesley has been impressed by the all-inclusive attitude to mounting a play at the theatre.
- Race organizers have since mounted an educational campaign to warn runners about the dangers of excessive drinking.
- The event being mounted in Boston is a media spectacle devoid of any real debate or struggle.
- If enough information can be found, the museum hopes to mount an exhibition.
- This was an outstanding instance of a private commercial gallery mounting a museum-quality exhibition of a great modernist artist.
- But as we have demonstrated we will mount checks in the outer areas.
- However, Luang Prabang is increasing pressure to mount the play during the festival as it has the potential to become a major source of revenue for the city.
- Rochester is banished from the court for writing and mounting a play that ridicules Charles II.
- Palestinian Interior Ministry spokesman Tawfiq Abu Khoussa said Palestinian security forces had mounted a search for them.
- Meanwhile six fans were arrested in Bristol after police mounted an operation to contain violence.
- Identity cards would also bring to an end the ludicrously haphazard methods that individual organisations now employ to mount their own security checks.
- Welcome to Sanctuary, the most moving and I would predict successful exhibition ever mounted by Glasgow's Museum of Modern Art.
- Justice has mounted what looks like a serious antitrust investigation.
- Yet it has recently staged four plays about the 20th century, runs a host of youth and community schemes and is now mounting the first play about foot-and-mouth.
- Did you feel that, whatever the drawbacks, it was still important to mount an Asian play on Broadway?
- Green Party's Mary White will also mount a strong challenge for the final seat here.
- A heavy security operation will be mounted this week when Prince Charles visits the country.
- Unlike theatre, in which most productions are built from scratch, the majority of operas are mounted using rented productions that includes sets, props and costumes.
- To combat this alarming trend, teams of uniformed officers have started mounting random checks on motorists on the main routes in and around York and Selby.
- Irish artists who have yet to mount a solo exhibition at a recognised art gallery are being given an opportunity to do just that by Sligo Art Gallery.
- Every spring, the museum mounts a festival of short film and videos.
- The fact that the Prime Minister himself is said to have strong-armed London's museums into mounting the festival does not make it inevitable that it will be lousy.
- Strict security operations were mounted world-wide in the wake of the attacks.
- Cotswold police are mounting a major offensive against violent crime in the run-up to Christmas.
- In 1996, the museum mounted an exhibition of the Meyerhoff collection.
- The three main unions are mounting a joint campaign for a 35-hour week, with ballots to follow.
- Saintfield residents have mounted a campaign to block plans for two proposed housing developments in the town.
- Sligo Art Gallery will mount an exhibition of new work by well known Sligo artist Audrey Irwin.
- Residents mounted a campaign against the plans, saying a telecommunications mast would not only spoil the landscape but pose a potential health risk.
- It is the latest in a series of major international exhibitions mounted by the Kerry Museum in recent years.
- Then, in May 1944, German airborne forces mounted a daring raid that came close to capturing Tito.
- Mrs Dearnley said parents are mounting a campaign to stop the closure going ahead.
- I suggest he mounts a poster campaign of his own.
- The World Health Organisation is mounting a campaign to eradicate the wild polio virus from the world by 2005.
- Police have mounted a major operation to thwart any security threat to the Games.
- Flying supplies and reinforcements into the garrison, Slim mounted an overland campaign that gradually broke through to his besieged forces.
- This newspaper understands that the government is already preparing to mount a campaign to soften up the public in advance of the referendum campaign.
- No war was ever fought without casualties and no military operation was ever mounted without self-inflicted tactical errors.
- A security operation was mounted outside schools to protect teachers and pupils.
1(increase, grow)(temperature/cost) subir(temperature/cost) elevarse formal(hostility/alarm/excitement) crecer(alarm/excitement/hostility) aumentar
2mounting pres p(cost/expenditure) cada vez mayor(cost/expenditure) crecienteamidst mounting speculation — en medio de crecientes rumores
3(climb onto horse)montar
4literary(rise)ascender formalsubiras we mounted higher — a medida que ascendíamos formal
1(horse, donkey)montura femininemonta feminine
3(for machine, lathe, gun)soporte masculine
4(for photograph, picture)masculine paspartúfeminine maríaluisa Mexicomasculine fondomasculine marco
5(for stamp)fijasellos masculinebisagra feminine
6(for jewel)montura feminineengarce masculineengaste masculine
7(microscope slide)portaobjetos masculine
1(mountain)monte masculinethe Sermon on the Mount — el sermón de la montaña
- the Mount of Olives — el Monte de los Olivos
- The special status of Mount Everest was confirmed back in 1852, when the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India determined that Everest (or Peak XV, as it was known then) was indeed the highest mountain in the world.
- Yet the Jewish people were not permitted to stay there for more than a short while, and the mount was never given significance as a holy site.
- How wonderful, therefore, to see water lapping against the foot of the mount at Clifford's Tower, just as its builders intended.
- The small isle of St. Michael's Mount, accessible by foot when the tide is out, has been home to a priory, castle and stately home.
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