In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine nombremasculine apellidowhat's your name? — ¿cómo te llamas?
- my name is John Baker — me llamo John Baker
- what name shall I say? — (on the phone) ¿de parte de quién?
- the name's Smith — me llamo Smith
- a woman by the name of Green — una mujer llamada Green
- the victim was not mentioned by name — no se dio el nombre de la víctima
- one of those bullets had my name on it — una de esas balas iba dirigida a mí
- he knows them all by name — los conoce a todos por su nombre
- I only know her by name — solo la conozco de oídas / de nombre
- she goes by / under the name of Shirley Lane — se hace llamar Shirley Lane
- he writes under the name (of) ... — escribe bajo el seudónimo de ...
- the house is in her husband's name — la casa está a nombre de su marido
- he started out without a penny to his name — empezó sin un centavo
- he doesn't have a penny to his name — no tiene dónde caerse muerto
- mentioning / to mention no names — sin mencionar a nadie
- to take sb's name — sacarle la tarjeta a algn
- they've put the baby's name down for the local school — ya han apuntado al niño en el colegio de la zona
- he's put his name down for a transfer — ha solicitado un traslado
- I'll fix him or my name's not Ted Simpson — como que me llamo Ted Simpson que a ese lo arreglo yo
- my/her/his name is mud
- my name is mud in that place — no quieren ni oír hablar de mí allí
- to call sb names — llamar a algn de todo
- to name names — dar nombres
- And Frank would love to hear from any of you who can come up with a good name, or a better name for the series.
- Carey's relatives call her by her second name and use the French form of my name for me.
- A couple ended up in the Shenzhen divorce courts after failing to agree on a name for their child.
- The word Hutu is the name for the majority of people who live in the countries of Rwanda and Burundi.
- Before he could escort Hazel to the hospital ball, she had to submit his name for Matron's approval.
- The botanical name for fennel - Foeniculum vulgare - comes from the Latin word foenum meaning hay.
- From the root word Hri meaning imperishable, comes Hiranya the ancient name for gold.
- At age ten I refused to take a saint's name as part of my name for the holy confirmation ceremony.
- Meg was a name for a little girl, while Maggie was a name for a teenager.
- CIA officers have a name for intelligence or military operations that rebound on those prosecuting them.
- Every family had their own name for the plastic wedges you get as rewards.
- She always thought it was a funny name for a dad, but it was a comfortable name, a familiar name.
- No matter how confusing the English road names are, the Chinese name for the roads are unique.
- However, the children still haven't come up with a name for their new pet.
- Urticaria is the medical name for red small raised welts which arise from release of histamine in the skin.
- My maiden name has been my name for my whole life and I saw no reason to change it.
- The first two letters in this word refers to the names of the four lecturers.
- A ‘sea fret’ is the local name for the thick fogs that occasionally sweep in off the North Sea.
- Well, it's just a fancy name for one of the most ancient toys known to mankind: the spinning top.
- We'd love your ideas on content, presentation and a final name for the show.
1.2(of thing)nombre masculinewhat's the name of that thing there? — ¿cómo se llama eso?
- what's in a name? — ¿qué importa el nombre?
- she's manager in all but name — a todos los efectos / en la práctica, la directora es ella
- in name only — solo de nombre
- stop, in the name of the law! — ¡alto, en nombre de la ley!
- what in God's / heaven's name is this? — ¿qué diablos es esto?
- the name of the game
- cost reduction, that's the name of the game — hay que reducir los costos, eso es lo fundamental / de eso se trata
2.1(reputation)fama feminineto give sb/sth a bad name — darle mala fama a algn/algo
- to have a bad/good name — tener mala/buena fama
- he has made quite a name for himself as a designer — se ha hecho bastante fama como diseñador
- the film that really made his name — la película que lo lanzó al estrellato
- Different salons have acquired a name for a particular service, says a beautician.
- She's got a family and she works and she's made a good name for herself.
- Hitherto hopeless footballing nations suddenly emerged from obscurity and started to make a bit of a name for themselves.
2.2feminine figuramasculine nombreall the big names — todas las grandes figuras
- all the famous names — todos los famosos
- to drop names — mencionar a gente importante — para darse tono
1(give name to)(company/town) ponerle nombre a(boat) bautizar(boat) ponerle nombre athey named the baby George — le pusieron George al niño
- a man named Smith — un hombre llamado Smith
- to name sb/sth after / for sb
- they named her after Ann's mother — le pusieron el nombre de la madre de Ann
- he's been named John after his father — le han puesto John por su padre
- the city is named after the national hero — la ciudad lleva el nombre del héroe nacional
2(identify, mention)police have named the suspect — la policía ha dado el nombre del sospechoso
- the victim has been named as John Brown — la víctima ha sido identificada como John Brown
- to name but a few — por mencionar a unos pocos
- name your own price — diga usted cuánto
- have they named a date for the hearing? — ¿han fijado una fecha para la vista?
- to name the day — fijar la fecha de la boda
- you name it
- you name it, she's done it — ha hecho absolutamente de todo
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