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(record, reminder)nota feminineto make a note of sth — anotar / apuntar algo
- she made a mental note of it — tomó nota de ello mentalmente
- to make notes — hacer anotaciones
- to take notes — tomar apuntes / notas
- lecture notes — (for public address) notas
- to compare notes — cambiar impresiones
- This exercise fixes the subjects in my head the same way that taking notes at a lecture does, putting them in reliable and easily-accessible mental registers.
- He watches the proceedings, taking notes on which issues are raised and how the bills are tabled and passed.
- He painstakingly annotates and takes notes from the books and gets information downloaded from the Internet.
- Vince had pulled out a small notebook and was taking notes on her report.
- It's only later, when I look over these words in my notes, that I realize he could just as easily be talking about his life.
- It's more the kind of book you want to go back and read again in more detail taking notes and picking up on the subtleties and connections you know you missed.
- All agreed it was a good idea to make a note of what they had eaten if they noticed their baby seemed more gassy or fussy.
- She went through the motions of the day, listening to lectures, taking notes, and writing tests.
- Instead of working on my story, I started taking notes about the people around me.
- University is not just about sitting in lectures and taking notes, then going over to the library to do essays.
- I was taking notes during the brief but my pen went dry midway through.
- Yes, just taking notes can trigger your memory and revive all those important points.
- Taking notes during teachers' lectures wasn't his top priority, Markus admitted.
- I carefully unfolded it and placed it over my notebook, so it looked like I was taking notes on the lecture.
- The jury was listening intently, a few times taking notes.
- He sat taking notes as prosecutors outlined the case.
- Less frequently, patients keep their record booklet and make a note of the result and dose following a telephone call from the hospital.
- Afterwards we spent the rest of the day in a lecture taking notes.
- The man pulled out a notebook and scribbled across and down the page taking notes.
- Dana, who was taking notes, scribbled something down onto her pad of paper.
1.2(comment)nota femininecomentario masculinemarginal notes — acotaciones
- she wrote the catalogue notes — escribió el comentario del catálogo
- Nearer to the station they came across a hut onshore with some stacked wood and a book full of margin notes.
- If you put a vertical photo in the template, you can use the left-over black space for a title or a note of explanation.
- This is a book that encourages marginal notes, because one wants to debate the issues and contentions Clark raises.
- Protruding from each reserved book is a note of the inscription required.
- It could be best described as a selection of readings accompanied with annotations and explanatory notes.
- It included marginal notes which commended it to the Puritans, who wished to study it without need of priestly interpretation.
- She does supply an explanatory note at the end, but, by the time you get to it, you realise you had somehow absorbed all this anyway.
- The typeface has been chosen well and the use of lavender print in the word headings and margin notes makes this book a delight to read and to own.
- Each of the plays Shaver includes, however, is thoroughly annotated with explanatory notes that will ease the introduction of these texts into the classroom.
- The book is laced with notes, side bar comments, references and documented examples to support his training ideology.
- Your map and explanatory notes have been very helpful.
- I have added my own explanatory notes in the square brackets.
- The absence of explanatory notes or any other context relating to outside events is also a problem.
- In the explanatory notes in the 1996 amendments of the regulations there is a reference to a committee.
- Not all annotations and marginal notes were politically motivated or denominationally influenced.
- He had only been enabled to come to that conclusion, it was said, because he had imported into his reasoning process words which are to be found in the explanatory notes and not in the policy itself.
- Had I been more organised I'd have put an explanatory note inside.
- At the end of the book are 30 pages of explanatory notes as befits any good reference book, as well as a 14 page index.
- The map and explanatory notes attached to the entry form were very well done.
- To while away the time, they produced a Bible whose text was basically that of the Great Bible, but it was embellished with explanatory notes.
2.1(message)nota feminineleave a note on the door — deja una nota / un recado en la puerta
- Some students elaborated on topics and issues in their emails and notes posted on the message board while others were rather short.
- Jane had written a short note, thanking me for reading romance novels in general and wishing me luck with my studies.
- In the postbag was also a handwritten note and a few words of biography on Peter Seward.
- I just wanted to write a short note to let you know how thrilling it was to finally meet you.
- I've kept everything: his letters, little notes and the messages he would write in his books.
- I didn't even realize it was not a common word until reading your note.
- I went back through to the kitchen and wrote a short note explaining what was on the disc.
- You wrote a short handwritten note, which explained to me how, where and when to deliver the feedback to the external examiner.
- You want to be able to write a thank-you note or letters or whatever.
- My problem concerns my daughter, who at the end of last year wrote me a short note to the effect that she wanted no further contact with me.
- I wrote him a note explaining that I got the letter, and I knew he loved me, but I was still loyal to my boyfriend.
- I crumpled the note up and threw it into the fireplace.
- Taking out a small sheet of paper she wrote a short note and placed it under his hand.
- She dropped it in quickly, and then crumpled the note and envelope up.
- It was explained to me that my mother-in-law would like me to write a short note to Lord Ram, as was the tradition.
- Matt crumpled the note up and aimed for the trashcan.
- With a rare smile, I began to read the short message that the note held.
- I crumpled the note as best I could, and threw it over the wall.
- I need light, she thought as she tried to read the message written on the note.
- I do hope she's okay and not parked at the top of Beachy Head trying to find the right words for her note.
(official communication)nota femininemensaje masculine
- In April it was announced that the Russian government had sent several notes claiming ownership of Bulgartabac Holding property.
- France sent a diplomatic note to the Thai government, detailing a series of demands.
- The PNG government sent a second diplomatic note on April 7, again demanding an apology.
- Bulgaria has filed an official note on the case to the Russia's foreign ministry.
- Britain and France, along with the USA and Russia, sent identical notes to Beijing.
- Mexico's foreign minister says he sent a diplomatic note to the United States protesting the law.
- The Russian side was informed of the Bulgarian position in an official note.
- On return an £11 international departure tax must be paid in local notes.
- The bar staff dressed as bunny girls and collection buckets on the bar grew fuller and fuller as people paid for drinks with notes and freely threw in their change, Mrs Kearns recalled.
- My wallet contains far more bits of plastic than cash notes, unfortunately.
- Punters too pay 50 notes to get into the building, but then negotiate a fee with the strumpet of their choice.
- He then pulled out a wad of $100 and $50 notes before paying the bill and leaving a $3 tip.
- Most credit cards and travellers' cheques are widely accepted, as are cash notes of the world's major trading currencies.
- A long queue formed as the Co-op machine started to deliver £20 notes instead of the tenners people were expecting.
- Things got worse when Mrs Bloxsome increasingly noticed someone was stealing ten-pound notes from her purse.
- I believe that the abolition of £5 notes from Britain's cash machines has contributed to our tendency to overspend.
- Donnie dug into his pocket and pulled out a ten-pound note and handed it over.
- Presumably Digby Brown didn't pay him in used notes.
- A keen member of a city amateur dramatic group, he put two ten-pound notes down the woman's cleavage and put his arms around her.
- The detective paid for some stones using £360 cash in marked notes, which Johnstone later handed over after being suspended.
- The man ran away after swiping several hundred pounds in notes from a cash till in the Co-op.
- Mr Ormstone told the court that the money was not the same cash he had paid with and the notes were not marked.
- One elderly woman anonymously handed over a brown paper bag containing £1,000 in five- and ten-pound notes.
- The Ellenor Foundation can turn old mobile phones, used postage stamps, empty toner and ink cartridges and foreign coins and notes into cash.
- Euro notes and coins become legal tender in 12 countries and ‘dual circulation’ begins.
- Ticket machines at tram stations have been overhauled because of the number of fake coins and notes used to pay for fares.
- Even if A pays notes and coins into an account - typically not the case - it is basic law that that money is the bank's own, to use as it wishes.
3.1Musicnota feminineto end sth on a high note — terminar algo por todo lo alto / a lo grande
- Chapters cover finding notes on the piano, hand positioning and an introduction to rhythm and musical notation.
- The voice was soft and calm, like a musical note in a classical piece right when the exposition ends.
- I have discovered that it is enough when a single note is beautifully played.
- It was very unusual - I was the first - for a lyric tenor to sing all those notes in full voice.
- ‘Even as a young child, the little piano bits I would play were all on the black notes, all the minor, dark keys,’ she recalls.
- The ensuing Adagio with its long notes and plucked bass line made for welcome progress after a long first movement.
- The stage itself seems like acres of space where each dancer is the focus of attention and every step has the clarity of Tchaikovsky's musical notes.
- Students will need to be able to play blocked seventh chords in one hand while playing single notes in the other hand, and read treble and bass clefs.
- No musical notes fit together better than those which are exactly one octave apart.
- Experience the musical notes of a wide variety, ranging from the pianos to the bells.
- All this talk that one shouldn't change a single note in a score is nonsense.
- Twins Michael and Jake Jones were so wheezy with asthma that they struggled to hold a single note on a penny whistle.
- This consists simply of four notes written out on a single stave in breves.
- The track starts slowly with an electro beat that eventually gives way to a long drawn out synth bass line of three notes.
- Roman and italic type started to be used together in the same line at the same time black notes began to accompany white notes on the piano, both products of the same Baroque mindset.
- When a pianist hits a sour note, even the musically untrained can tell.
- Natural musical notes are still heard across the Lake.
- Some of these wind mobiles are in the shape of little pots and bell-shaped containers, with a bead or two that will strike against the rim and create those musical notes.
- For a 14-year-old, just looking at the swirling and overlapping musical notes was daunting.
- Best of all, folks can make music through GarageBand even if they lack an instrument, can't read notes or are devoid of real talent.
- Then there is a series of slowly rising and rapidly, anxiously strummed bass notes.
- Touching each chorus with that raise in intensity whether it be a single bass note or a cymbal crash, what has appeared is a live show to match up to the reputation he has now built.
- Beneath the portraits and guitars is a rose of musical notes, symbolizing Elvis' lifelong love of music.
- It has also set a pattern before us of five black and seven white notes not to be argued with.
- Vocals materialize four minutes later, with an accompaniment of ringing notes that double the human voice.
- And both agreed it was best not to have a single note of music for that lengthy stretch of the film's narrative.
- Pythagoras discovered that the pitch of a musical note depends upon the length of the string which produces it.
- Some singers astonished the judges with their amazing control over their voice as they got tested in the nuances of musical notes in various ragas.
- When a bow is drawn across a string, the result might be a musical note at the desired pitch, but on the other hand it might be an undesirable whistle, screech or graunch.
3.2(tone)it strikes a familiar note — suena conocido
- his remark struck a discordant note — su comentario dio la nota discordante
- he struck just the right note — dio con el tono justo
- there was a note of weariness in her voice — su voz tenía un dejo de cansancio
- do I detect a note of sarcasm? — ¿no hay allí una pizca de sarcasmo?
- if I may sound a note of caution … — si se me permite llamar a la precaución …
- the evening ended on a sad note — la velada terminó con una nota triste
3.3(element, hint)toque masculine
- And it's nice to end on an optimistic note after the conversation you had with Andy.
- With his eye already on the future, and in particular on next year's World Cup, it was no surprise though to hear Woodward hit an optimistic note.
- This adds an optimistic note to the story of architectural research.
- So on that naively optimistic note: Here's to many more decades!
- Improbably yet convincingly, the film ends on an optimistic note.
- But Stuttaford ends his own piece on an optimistic note, and I would add one of my own.
- Maybe she wanted to start her life on a fresh note and didn't want anything from her past, a friend reasoned it out for me.
- Knott, therefore, ends his historical survey on a relatively optimistic note.
- It might just be part of the world-wide Ford push, but I felt there was a personal note in Mike's attitude.
- On a final note, the physical quality of paperbound edition I own leaves much to be desired.
- So in some ways, farming ends the year on a more optimistic note than it began it.
- The voice was calm but it held a firm note of authoritative quality that only fools would disobey.
- Well, if I can end on a reasonably optimistic note, you are aware now that the Independent Police Complaints Commission has begun its work.
- The monochrome photography adds a harsh note, reflecting the grainy greys of this fearful life.
- He had his own reasons to strike a note of caution against the media references.
- Despite these grounds for pessimism, I would choose to conclude on an optimistic note.
- He strikes only one note of caution for aspiring American dancers.
- On a less nightmare-inducing note it seems the flavour of the week has been inquiries.
4(banknote)billete masculinea 10 pound note — un billete de 10 libras
5.1(importance, interest)a surgeon of note — un eminente cirujano
- nothing of (any) note came of their research — su investigación no produjo resultados de particular interés
- nothing worthy of note — nada digno de mención
5.2(attention)take note of what he says — toma nota de / presta atención a lo que dice
- I shall take full note of your objections — tendré muy en cuenta sus objeciones
1(observe, notice)I have noted your objections — he tomado (debida) nota de sus objeciones
- note the red markings on its head — fíjense en / observen las manchas rojas de la cabeza
- to note that — observar / notar que
- will customers kindly note that smoking is not permitted — se les recuerda a los señores clientes que está prohibido fumar
2(record)(information/details) anotar(information/details) apuntarwe asked for the decision to be noted in the minutes — pedimos que la decisión constara en acta
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