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
- 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 duro
- 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
- I'll fix him or my name's not Ted Simpson — a ese lo arreglo yo o me dejo de llamar Ted Simpson
- From the root word Hri meaning imperishable, comes Hiranya the ancient name for gold.
- Before he could escort Hazel to the hospital ball, she had to submit his name for Matron's approval.
- Meg was a name for a little girl, while Maggie was a name for a teenager.
- Urticaria is the medical name for red small raised welts which arise from release of histamine in the skin.
- No matter how confusing the English road names are, the Chinese name for the roads are unique.
- My maiden name has been my name for my whole life and I saw no reason to change it.
- Well, it's just a fancy name for one of the most ancient toys known to mankind: the spinning top.
- The first two letters in this word refers to the names of the four lecturers.
- The botanical name for fennel - Foeniculum vulgare - comes from the Latin word foenum meaning hay.
- The word Hutu is the name for the majority of people who live in the countries of Rwanda and Burundi.
- A couple ended up in the Shenzhen divorce courts after failing to agree on a name for their child.
- A ‘sea fret’ is the local name for the thick fogs that occasionally sweep in off the North Sea.
- Carey's relatives call her by her second name and use the French form of my name for me.
- We'd love your ideas on content, presentation and a final name for the show.
- She always thought it was a funny name for a dad, but it was a comfortable name, a familiar name.
- However, the children still haven't come up with a name for their new pet.
- Every family had their own name for the plastic wedges you get as rewards.
- CIA officers have a name for intelligence or military operations that rebound on those prosecuting them.
- At age ten I refused to take a saint's name as part of my name for the holy confirmation ceremony.
- 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.
1.2(of thing)nombre masculinewhat's the name of that thing there? — ¿cómo se llama eso?
- stop, in the name of the law! — ¡alto, en nombre de la ley!
2.1(reputation)fama feminineto have a bad/good name — tener mala/buena fama
- the film that really made his name — la película que lo lanzó al estrellato
- 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.
- Different salons have acquired a name for a particular service, says a beautician.
2.2feminine figuramasculine nombreall the famous names — todos los famosos
- to drop names — mencionar a gente importante
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 or 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
- The company decided to honor the grandson of their long time employee by naming their newest vessel for him.
- Though I do admit that what people are naming their kids these days can be strange.
- The puppy was named after the post, so Das refused to tell me its name.
- Athens is protected by Athene, and the city is named in her honor.
- Following South Africa's two wins, the selectors named an unchanged squad of 14 for the final three encounters.
- People are naming their children Persian names.
- Subsequently, a new institute was opened for him in Berlin, which was later named the Robert Koch Institute.
- That posed a challenge in naming the institution.
- So you can tell without empirical investigation that you're naming the same thing twice; the conditions are satisfied.
- The third Chakkri ruler established a system of royal titles, and named himself Rama III.
- Trinidad was named by Christopher Columbus on his third voyage to the New World.
- My name wasn't always Noli you know, the people at the orphanage named me Jessica.
- With special consideration, she names her zodiac sign, the Neman Lion.
- The title is basically named after that column so obviously it has some importance.
- Our next sets of twins were a boy and a girl, and we named them Christopher Aaron and Charity Ann - Marie.
- The new myosins were named according to their chromosome position.
- For example, some structures are named according to their position with respect to the glenoid for purposes of orientation.
- It's now named after the title of one of my all time favourite songs.
- I saw her moments after her birth and she was named in my honour.
- A lot of people think that I named her Jacqueline after Jacqueline Kennedy.
- This is because a strangely named religious institution was at the heart of the scandal.
- Some are named, the identifying labels of others have been effaced.
- When I heard it was going to be correctly named after the book, I was slightly more impressed.
- It would be another year before I'd identified it, named it, catalogued it, and was ready to get the hell out.
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
- name your own price — diga usted cuánto
- have they named a date for the hearing? — ¿han fijado una fecha para la vista?
- The council has some executive powers, like nominating ministers, changing laws, helping in naming a committee to draft a new constitution and preparing for free elections.
- He has not been named for any post in the interim government, and many analysts believe his political influence and power are destined to wane.
- Australia names its team to play Ireland on Wednesday with the task of whittling down a side which ran in a record 22 tries on Saturday.
- He has been named in the squad and the coaches are keeping their fingers crossed.
- He was named interim dean of the college in September 1994 and appointed dean in May 1995.
- He was recently named vice chairman of the Presidential Commission to investigate the security leaks.
- He won, was re-elected and was named to the post of mayor in October.
- He was among the first eight players named to the Russian Olympic team last March.
- They also had the player of the year, and four players were named to various all-American teams.
- The group named him president of the new organization, a position he held for five years.
- He was just named to the position, returning to the race school where he began his career in 1993.
- Newly named CEOs are guaranteed a trough of money before they've done any work.
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