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(in position)cercanopróximoseveral of the nearer constellations — varias de las constelaciones más cercanas / próximas
- the nearest store — la tienda más cercana
- these binoculars make everything look very near — con estos prismáticos parece que todo está muy cerca
- The lads done very well to win by four points against their near neighbours.
- Heskey got there first to send a header spinning inside the near post.
- In the very near distance, someone sings, people cheer and utensils unremittingly hit glasses.
- When you are out in a boat you will invariably be able to chose features on the bank that you can line up with others in the near or middle distance.
- The rest of it is only a few doors down our street, as he is a near neighbour of ours.
- Although Earth's nearest neighbour, it could not be a more different world.
- You can't lose 12 points to your nearest challengers and expect to survive.
- In battle, bows were good at a distance, and swords were excellent at a near range.
- Just to the right of the tall tree, in the near distance, there is a field of sheep.
- Once over the top the survivors had a clear view of the building in the near distance.
- Gardens and trees could be seen along the railway and highway, in contrast to the vast desert in the near distance.
- Wales may be a near neighbour but it has traits and trends that set it well apart from Ireland and neighbouring England.
- The visitor swore the children weren't near enough to the item to have moved it.
- For a while, it was so quiet that everyone in the near vicinity could hear the faint wind in the distance.
- A bar, and a liquor store were the auto shop's nearest neighbors.
- Our near neighbours came out to offer support and help while those further away came to check what was going on.
- When he'd killed, he either wasn't near enough or never saw his opponent's eyes.
- We had a swimming pool while our nearest rivals were still jumping in puddles.
- The nearest neighbours are some distance away, the emergency services yet further removed.
- The ball bobbled viciously as it approached the near post, but Miller adroitly launched himself into its path.
- Nothing can be nearer to the truth - or farther from it.
- Rudy grabbed him on the shoulder and propelled him towards the nearest fence post.
- They proceed to meet each other and engage at a distance of two feet in the near position.
- IBM officials claimed this number was around four times that of its nearest rival.
- From his map, he knows there is an oasis somewhere in the near distance.
- He said he will raise the issue with the premier in the near future.
- He said it was unlikely the decision would be reversed in the near future but could take place in the event of agreement on the talks.
- The contract for the upkeep of the scheme has been awarded in recent weeks and it is hoped that work will commence in the near future.
- We look forward to having them back playing again in the near future.
- Added to this, a further four primary schools and five secondary schools are expected to open in the near future.
- A major clean up of Coulter cemetery will take place in the near future.
- The Professor threatens to post again on this topic in the near future.
- The arrival would coincide with the near completion of the village's new Catholic Church.
- However, he insisted the EGM would be going ahead in the near future.
- At a meeting of this committee recently, some proposals were made and are expected to be carried out in the near future.
- That pressure on Canadians to pay for long-term care is likely to get worse rather than better in the near future.
- Her energy and enthusiasm for singing tells me that we can expect good things coming from this Sister in the near future.
- Rudin says that a meeting with the judge who controls space allocation in Old City Hall is expected in the near future.
- I know my son and I know there will be many questions from him in the near future.
- In the long term, in the near mid-term, I believe that we are going to have a decrease.
- So I guess I'll not be moving any time in the near future after all.
- We are going ahead with that and there will be reserves in the near future.
- Band launching parties are becoming popular, and a viable Mash industry is not unlikely in the near future.
- There is little hope of all these things happening in the near future.
- And turn off your computer, or disconnect its network cable, if you are not planning to go online in the near future.
1.3(in approximation)parecidothe two shades were very near — los dos tonos eran muy parecidos
- that's the nearest thing to an apology you can expect from him — eso es lo más parecido a una disculpa que se puede esperar de él
- Despite my near despair, I was in my usual seat yesterday afternoon.
- It's always a cheap, black pair of shoes, they always last for about two years, they're always replaced by a near replica.
- Durrant leaned in close to his newest acquaintance and spoke in a near whisper.
- One is tough enough to overcome, but both is a near impossibility.
- For Roger Barker it was a near miss he said he would never forget.
- The county council says the lollipop lady had two near misses in 48 hours.
- A near record start of 21 yachts started on a lovely sunny afternoon for Monday's race with a good southerly wind.
- This is an experimental work devoted to linking words through sound, to the near exclusion of semantics.
- The near failure of the monsoon has affected agricultural operations in 11 States.
- It took as its theme the near destruction by German bombers of the small Basque town of Guernica.
- We'll tell you about a near hit that could have been deadly when we come back.
- It was reported that the hospitals refused to treat the injured until deposits were paid, causing a near riot.
- A family connection is a near guarantee of winning public office - though not always and not to a top post.
- As the train came to a near stand still, passengers say they heard loud bangs coming from underneath the train.
- At the time, no other lender charged anything near that much for closing a mortgage account.
- A bullock cart, the cause of the near disaster, materialized from the flurry.
- In today's physical fitness conscious world, yoga is popular enough to assume a near cult status.
- The near defeat of the ruling party in the subsequent general election simply intensified their alarm.
- It is a near miracle that the films are as good as they are, rivaling the books for sheer absorptive magic.
- The town grieved endlessly, and could scarcely accept the near absence of children.
1.4(closely related)(relative) cercano
- In particular it provides for the election of our near cousins - the local body politicians.
- Other fossil animals may be assignable to the Vetulicolia or their near relatives.
- He went a few nights after with his sister to the assembly of a near relation.
- So what if the near and dear ones are not able to attend the marriage?
- Many a times, even the near relatives do not reveal the information about the boy's family.
- A near relative is the larger and better-known Chinese water chestnut.
2BritishRiding Motor Vehiclesizquierdothe near front wheel — la rueda delantera izquierda
3(virtual)there was near panic when the alarms sounded — casi se produjo el pánico cuando sonaron las alarmas
- in a state of near exhaustion — prácticamente en estado de agotamiento
1.1(in position)cercaI go home for lunch as I live quite near — voy a almorzar a casa porque vivo muy cerca
- I've got a cold, so don't come any nearer — estoy resfriado, así que no te (me) acerques
- don't go any nearer to the edge — no te acerques más al borde
- from near and far — de todas partes
- How could she live without falling into despair with love so near and yet unattainable?
- Cars from near and far converged in the night to watch the mountains glow red.
- Also, periodically focus on an object that is near and then focus on one that is farther away.
- This mystery of the incarnation involves drawing near, reducing the distance.
- Our conductor routinely announced the names of towns as we got near and also did a reminder of how many minutes we were to spend.
- After he moved in he didn't know if he would be able to sleep with her so near and not hold her in his arms.
- When I see Tom Langston again the nurse had better be near or else he might just bleed to death.
- He scares away anyone who comes near and then feels sorry for himself when he realizes he is alone.
1.2(in time)your birthday's getting near now — se acerca tu cumpleaños
- we're getting near to Christmas — ya falta poco para Navidad
- we'll have another rehearsal nearer to the actual day — haremos otro ensayo cuando estemos más cerca de la fecha
1.3(in approximation)it's not exactly the same, but it comes pretty near — no es exactamente igual pero se le parece mucho
- her work is very near to perfect — su trabajo es casi perfecto
- the total will be nearer to $1,000 than $500 — el total va a estar más cerca de 1.000 que de 500 dólares
- this is the nearest to what you want — esto es lo más parecido a lo que tú quieres
1.4(on the verge of)near to sth/-ing
- she was near to tears — estaba al borde de las lágrimas / a punto de echarse a llorar
- management and unions are near to an agreement — la empresa y los sindicatos están a punto de llegar a un acuerdo
- I came very near to hitting him — estuve a punto de pegarle
- That smirk that he does damn near every class period had return, I smile cheesily back to him.
- I damn near laughed at the pathetic expression on his face as he holds up his decapitated hand!
- I near shrieked as he fell to the floor, a perfect, coin shaped hole, dotted between his eyebrows.
- We damn near won against the most corrupt and well-oiled slime machine in history.
- I near laughed as a dozen officers were suddenly in front of the team offering coffee, asking of the flight.
- And in the thirties we had the Depression, when people damn near starved in both the US and the UK.
2(nearly)casiare you anywhere near finished? — ¿te falta poco para terminar?
1(in position)cerca deI live near the station — vivo cerca de la estación
- the room nearest the entrance — la habitación que está más cerca de la entrada
- don't go too near the fire — no te acerques demasiado al fuego
- is there a pay phone near here? — ¿hay algún teléfono público por aquí cerca / cerca de aquí?
- she won't let anyone near the kitchen — no quiere que nadie se meta en la cocina
2(in time)we're getting very near Christmas — falta muy poco para Navidad
- we'll discuss it again nearer the time — lo discutiremos de nuevo más cerca de la fecha
- the Monday nearest New Year's Day — el lunes más próximo al día de Año Nuevo
3(in approximation)damage was estimated at somewhere near $2,000 — los daños se calcularon en cerca de 2.000 dólares
- I'd say he's nearer 70 than 60 — yo diría que está más cerca de los 70 que de los 60
- the carpet is nearer orange than yellow — la alfombra es más bien naranja que amarilla
- no one comes near her in stamina — los deja a todos muy atrás en resistencia
4(on the verge of)to be/come near sth/-ing
- the project is now near completion — el proyecto está a punto de acabarse
- we are no nearer an agreement — seguimos sin llegar a un acuerdo
- I came very near giving up — estuve a punto de desistir
1acercarse awe are nearing our destination — nos estamos acercando a nuestro destino
- he must be nearing his 80th birthday — debe faltarle poco para cumplir los 80
- the project is nearing completion — falta poco para terminar el proyecto
- We are currently nearing the end of Phase 1 of a two-phase program.
- Residents fighting the decision to redevelop green belt land are fearing the worst as the Government nears a final decision.
- As this century nears the end, we know that our priorities aren't quite right.
- As the election nears, a fair assessment is that the economy is actually doing well.
- Scientists have said cod in particular is nearing extinction and called for a total moratorium.
- Both projects were nearing the finish, but Franklin was pipped at the post.
- Ali is first seen in Lawrence as a tiny dot on a desert horizon that shimmers in the heat; he gradually becomes more distinct as he nears the camera.
- He himself was then nearing retirement, though he looked remarkably young and alert.
- The rumor mill is going at top speed as the March 11 trading deadline nears.
- After three years of proposals and modifications they are finally nearing the planning application stage.
- They walked like that until mid-morning, when Margaret finally neared the edge of the forest.
- Rehearsals began in earnest in August and the first act is now nearing completion.
- The spring is here, and elections are nearing - the season of hopes has begun.
- The day of the amateur at the top table of Irish football is nearing extinction.
- Like little fireflies these lights danced in the dark, nearing ever closer.
- It was nearing lunchtime when they finally arrived at the palace gates.
- Construction has been ongoing over the past few months and is now nearing completion.
- And since the re-opening of the pool in June visits are already nearing record levels.
- Many teachers are nearing retirement with more than half being age 40 or older.
- Then, I saw a figure shifting in the distance, slowly nearing.
- The final phase of the restoration project is currently nearing completion.
- When I heard footsteps nearing the door, I quickly pretended to be asleep again.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.