In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1noI asked them not to tell anyone — les pedí que no se lo dijeran a nadie
- not to go would have been rude — no ir hubiera sido una grosería
- not to worry — no importa
- a not inconsiderable sum of money — una suma de dinero bastante considerable
- oh, no, not you again! — ¡Dios mío! ¿tú otra vez?
- that's mine — it is not! — eso es mío — ¡no, señor!
- He came over to the UK, but Warner in London warned him not to go south of the river.
- Members of the public are warned not to try to coax down the eagle themselves.
- His civil servants have been warned not to ask him to do anything sedentary on July 2.
- Scotland's public galleries seem determined not to allow such a situation to recur.
- I have been given a sign today, and it would be remiss of me not to warn the rest of you.
- They have recognised the need to save and reopen the Odeon, not to allow it to be replaced by a herb garden.
- We were warned not to use the upper floor as it was considered unsafe and was closed to the public.
- That should warn people not to write us off but it should also serve as a reminder to our own fans.
- They told me to keep mother and baby warm and not to touch the umbilical cord.
- However, Lisa comes right back on the offensive and warns her not to say a thing.
- The supervisor warned me not to use my phone in the store, but said nothing about me being fired.
- It is warning consumers not to forget about these charges when they choose a credit card.
- In Lima, a Peruvian guide warned us not to go out on foot and, if so, to walk briskly.
- Waldi warns us not to set up our beds outside the camp tonight as hyenas and jackals prowl this area.
- Young people are warned not to give out any personal details that could be used to identify them.
- When her neighbours heard her screaming in pain, they decided not to get involved.
- The doctor admitted she had forgotten to warn me not to fly soon after a procedure.
- You are warned not to touch the banisters in the empty, crumbling flats of Craigmillar.
- Families on an estate have been warned not to do any gardening after a toxic waste alert.
- A spokeswoman for the Environment Agency urged the public not to touch any dead fish.
2(emphatic)ninot one of them stopped to help — ni uno de ellos se paró a ayudar
- not a penny more — ni un penique más
3(replacing clause)are you pregnant? — I hope not — ¿estás embarazada? — espero que no
- I should think not! — ¡claro que no!; ¡faltaría más!
- certainly not! — ¡de ninguna manera!
- of course not! — ¡por supuesto / claro que no!
- are you going to help me or not? — ¿me vas a ayudar o no?
- It's been reported that he also looks after a lady, whether he knows her or not.
- I'm not knocking the luckless officer, who is going to be in trouble whether or not he had a beer.
- Regardless of whether or not you work from home, a small study area is a useful addition to a property.
- I can assure you, like it or not, I will post often and certainly more than just five times!
- Believe it or not, there are people out there who think we need more television.
- The system is so complicated that if people are awarded a credit, there is no way of knowing if it is right or not.
- It doesn't really matter if you like the movie or not, just going for the ride is a hoot.
- The question isn't really whether editors can be granted copyright for their work or not.
- All incidents where glass was damaged were included whether reported to the police or not.
- One thing we can all be sure is being collected, part of the village or not, is our council tax each month.
- I will be a hundred years old before they decide whether they actually want to develop it, or not.
- Travel pages disclose if the writer was a guest of the organizers of the tour or not.
- It took me forever to decide whether or not I wanted to post a weekend post on my blog.
- Brain damage or not, she was going to walk, talk and get her life back on track.
- We've got to start making changes to the way we live, whether we like it or not.
- Mum Allison is hoping to hear news today on whether or not she can donate bone marrow to Joshua.
- I don't go out much, I just sit at home and wait to hear if she's at the unit or not.
- Still in two minds, though I think it might end up depending on whether it's raining or not.
- I will be making my decision on whether to stand for Mayor or not in the next few weeks.
- The days are gone when I am going to get nervous about games or worry about whether or not I play well.
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