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(showing length of time)yawe've been living here for 40 years now — llevamos 40 años viviendo aquí
- Branch chair Andy Black has had MND for nearly four years now and is no longer able to walk.
- Eileen's been with the Princes Trust for four or five months now and she's very happy.
- Football has been a business for many years now but only recently has it been laid open.
- I've lived here four months now, and still barely know the place, so went to the library.
- Lady Veronica had been the editor for four years now and before that she was sub-editor.
- It has to be three or four years now since the double yellow lines were put in place!
- It's down for an unprecedented length of time now and it's keeping people away from our centre.
- Ghost Rider is a project that I've been linked to for about four years now it seems.
- It's four weeks now since the offer, and all the steps are in place for the sale to proceed.
- I have been playing reserve team football for three, four years now and this is the next step up for me.
- To be honest I've been looking at this for a while now, but only recently decided to go for it.
- My sleep pattern has been off for quite a while now, no matter how hard I try and set it back on the right track.
- I have had this metal frame on for four weeks now and have to wear it for another eight weeks.
- For three or four days now New York has been enfolded in the soft grey light of winter.
- It's been a disgrace for three or four years now and the residents and people who have to use it deserve better.
- The idea of working with cabinets and objects has been on my mind for more than four years now.
- She had a severe stroke about four years ago now and lives in a nursing home.
- You've been awake for four seconds now and already your frame of reference has vanished.
- He's been flirting with me for a few weeks now and has recently taken it up a step.
- He has been under effective house arrest for almost a year now, guarded by four police officers.
1.2he'd have called before now — ya habría llamado
- I'd always thought it impossible before now — hasta ahora había pensado que era imposible
- the work should have been completed long before now — ya hace tiempo que debería haberse terminado el trabajo
- between now and Friday — de aquí al viernes
- she should be here by now — ya debería estar aquí
- the by now furious customer said that … — el cliente, que a estas alturas ya estaba furioso, dijo que …
- starting from now — a partir de ahora
- 100 years from now — dentro de 100 años
- from now on(ward) — a partir de ahora
- (up) until / till now, up to now — hasta ahora
2.1(indicating pause, transition)now, who's next? — bueno ¿ahora a quién le toca?
- now, the reason we've done this is … — ahora / bueno, la razón por la cual hemos hecho esto es …
2.2(introducing statement or question)now that's what I call real food! — ¡eso sí que es comida como Dios manda!
- now where did I put my book? — ¿dónde habré puesto el libro?
2.3(emphasizing command, request, warning, advice)now look here! — ¡espera un momento!
- now are you coming or not? — bueno ¿vienes o no?
- don't get me wrong, now! — no me vayas a malinterpretar
- now, you mustn't get upset — vamos, no te pongas así
2.4now, now — ¡vamos, vamos!
- now then
- now then, what's going on here? — vamos a ver ¿qué es lo que pasa aquí?
- now then! be careful how you talk to me — ¡ojo cómo me hablas!
- now then, if we're all here, let's start — bueno, si estamos todos, vamos a empezar
3.1(at once, immediately)ahora (mismo)ready? now! — ¿listos? ¡ya!
- it's now or never! — ¡ahora o nunca!
- Book now for January, and the cream of the country crop is yours for the snaffling.
- It is why he won't delay making the decision about the direction his career will now take.
- It seems clear the board should now opt for a safe pair of hands to get the club back to the status its fans deserve.
- Just what shape this will take under Gerbeau will now be the subject of heated discussion.
- Talks will now be held to draw up blueprints for modern, accessible facilities for the town.
- So I'm off to update my blog now so follow the URL above to get my reflections on the past few days.
- Crucial test events will now have to take place with construction workers on site.
- It's not pleasant to contemplate, but if you sign up now you needn't consider it again.
- It is better to focus our attention on that now than to be distracted by anything else.
- I'm now off to clear some furniture in readiness for workmen arriving early tomorrow.
- City of York Council must now go directly to the people of York, and ask them which system they want to see.
- You should now see a different random header graphic each time you load this page.
- Please put pressure on the council to clear it now, before the grass grows again.
- Much of the company's effort will now be directed towards trying to retain the franchise.
- The sender and receiver now carry out the following steps to ensure delivery of the present.
- The group come from a range of different schools and will now be working hard to get the grades they need.
- Don't bury your head in the sand hoping it will go away, sort it out now before the situation gets worse.
- Climate change is a global problem that needs addressing now for the sake of future generations.
- This will now clear the way for the council to enter into a contract with the developer.
- They are trying to pre-empt this decision by setting up a shadow board of directors now.
- If you are nursing losses on Isas or other investments, on no account sell now.
- The hall requires care and attention now if it is to serve the community in the future.
- Go through this and a wide tarmac lane is now followed straight ahead for the next half a mile or so all the way back to Disley.
- he left just now — acaba de irse
- he's talking to a client just now — en este momento está hablando con un cliente
- right now — (immediately, at present) ahora mismo
4(to follow that)ahorawhat shall I do now? — ¿ahora qué hago?
- and now for a well-earned rest — y ahora un merecido descanso
5.1(at this time)ahoraI feel better now — ahora me siento mejor
- the suspect is now leaving the building — ahora / en este momento el sospechoso sale del edificio
- they've all gone home now — ya se han ido todos a casa
- you can come in now — ya puedes entrar
- it won't be long now before we're there — ya falta poco para llegar
- they'll be here any minute now — en cualquier momento llegan
- now is the time to decide — este es el momento de decidir
- now's your chance — esta es tu oportunidad
- This switch is darkly ironic, because hippos are now much rarer than African elephants.
- I find it ironic that now there is a campaign to give these places privileged tax status.
- Ironically one is now safer wandering the streets of Luxor than in many European cities.
- They operated on him this afternoon so hopefully he'll be fast asleep by now.
- In my world view, this life we are living right now is all we have, and thus every moment of it should be enjoyed.
- We are now told by a previous owner of the cottage that the fields flood at least once a year.
- There is an order about things now that never existed in the previous regime.
- I'm now hoping that one of the Echo's readers can help return the item to its rightful owner.
- She quite likes me by now and I find she trails behind me like a lost puppy.
- A large hall was built in Rathbane, which now echoes to the clack of timber for indoor hurling.
- In fact, it's only because of the current state of society that they can't do so right now.
- By now you will be impressed with the results of your workouts and training program.
- As a result, cases that were previously tried locally, now have to be taken to Chippenham.
- The Daily Echo's findings are now in the hands of those responsible for our schools.
- Jobs which may have previously required one man now often require two men to lift the glass into place.
- Stafford Smith concedes that Britain is much more active now than in previous years.
- Land that had once supported eight or nine different crops and animals now grew only one.
- Thanks to previous posters, I now have a general idea of what cultural studies is.
- I am not interested in coaching at the moment, and can't say right now if I ever will be.
- So it seems right now that we are in a moment when the future is still unborn and the past is not quite dead.
- She omitted to mention that my son from my previous marriage now lives with me.
5.2(at that time)now was the moment they'd been waiting for — ese era el momento que habían estado esperando
- it was now too late to change — ya era demasiado tarde para cambiar
5.3(nowadays, in those days)divorce is a lot easier now — hoy en día / ahora es mucho más fácil divorciarse
- food is/was now scarce — ahora escasea/para entonces ya escaseaba la comida
5.4(showing alternation)(every) now and then / again — de vez en cuando
- for now — por el momento
- now … , now … — ora … , ora …
6(in the circumstances)ahoraI could never trust her now — ahora ya no podría tenerle confianza
1ahora quenow (that) it's stopped raining, we can go out — ahora que ha parado de llover, podemos salir
- Because he has been in custody since last July, Pickard will now be released in four months.
- It is pretty clear now that he will not be returning to these shores.
- Last year, a full-time warden was laid off and now there are just four people living there.
- We now have four paper millionaires this year, and it's all young guys out of universities.
- York now go bottom with four clubs battling to avoid the two relegation places.
- We know now that the length of the year is changing in the sixth decimal place over a person's lifetime.
- Her condition has deteriorated recently, and she now struggles to walk up stairs.
- From Foxwood, there are now four buses an hour to the Theatre Royal and hospital.
- She has now had four seven-hour chemotherapy sessions in an attempt to shrink the cancer.
- How long that majority will remain in current circumstances must now be open to doubt.
- His promotion means there are now four MPs from Yorkshire and Humber in the Cabinet.
- It is sadly ironic that now there may have to be a criminal investigation over a very similar matter.
- Banter or insults that in the past would have been brushed off with a smile or a riposte are now made a matter for the police.
- Whether it was actually any good or not scarcely matters now: it cheered a lot of people up in a grim time.
- The Villagers have now lost four matches and are down to fifth in the table.
- He is now being referred by his family doctor to a specialist as a result of the tests.
- I can see their expression and hear their tone of voice now, clear as anything.
- Banstead are now unbeaten in four games, conceding just one goal in that time.
- It is very clear now that the company is encouraging its employee to start blogging.
- However, now it's clear this was the first stage in a plan to close them down.
- There are now four galleries, and the pubs have been supplemented by dainty cafés.
2informal(up-to-date)del momentoen onda informal
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