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(thing)objeto masculinewhat is this strange object? — ¿qué es este objeto tan raro?
- she felt she was being treated as a sex object — sintió que se la trataba como a una mujer objeto / un mero objeto sexual
- no object
- distance is no object — la distancia no importa / no es inconveniente
- money's no object for them — el dinero no les preocupa
- give me the biggest you have: expense / money (is) no object — deme el más grande que tenga, cueste lo que cueste
- My scooter is still very much a material object: it eats petrol, needs its tires filled and refuses to start on cold mornings.
- Do you think we get too attached to material objects?
- The works I've described thus far had one thing in common - they were discreet objects made with durable materials.
- Regardless of religion and ethnic background the majority of us in the Western world have been permanently imprinted with a lust for purchasing material objects.
- Women's status in the law was reduced to that of material objects and possessions.
- In several others, Qi Gong masters engage in feats such as moving objects and people without touching them.
- And while Bob might not be able to touch objects, he can touch people, and soon becomes a part of the family.
- Is it the result of the consumerist culture that has gripped us, or the need to possess material objects in order to reassure ourselves of our own worth?
- Just as in art everything depends on a limited but skillful use of color and sounds, so too the art of living demands a limited but skillful use of material objects.
- The photogram technique uses only light, an object and light-sensitive materials, such as ice, water and glass.
- The community traded with the world, and designed and manufactured to sell into that market, including very ornate objects and fancy materials.
- Don't touch metallic objects like ice axes, crampons, tent poles, or jewelry.
- Scarcity seems equally intractable at first - the Internet is certainly not going to eliminate shortages of material objects or time or ability.
- It is all a bit sci-fi and cosmic, but somehow the surface never stops reminding you that this is a material object, something made with the hand and the eye and the body's own chemistry.
- In the language center, for instance, toddlers learn vocabulary by touching and feeling available objects as they practice the names of the items and the sound of the letter.
- The group's knowledge of everyday objects and materials will then be tested through a quiz and the children will discover how fragments of history can help us build up a picture of the past.
- If I was touching objects in the airport, I was very careful to wash my hands with alcohol.
- Found objects and pre-existing printed material are the inspirations for the Glasgow-trained painter.
- Visitors to museums disregard cautionary boards and touch objects.
- The youngsters had to follow clues to find objects made from natural materials around the museum.
1.2(of actions, feelings)objeto masculinehe was the object of a smear campaign — fue objeto de una campaña de difamación
- Despite being the object of much attention right now, the struggle for control over content probably isn't very meaningful to mass audiences.
- Haunted by accusations made against his father and searching for a buried fortune, he becomes the object of a manhunt organised by a posse of bandits.
- The greater the part played in our lives by the object of our attention the greater the loss.
- While the object of his investigation is novel, his conclusions will be familiar to students of nineteenth-century America.
- The women screamed in unison all eager to be the object of Joe's attention if only for a second, but all too timid to volunteer.
- If the object of a public consultation is to find out what the market thinks, Black's Consulting is on the right track.
- My dislike increases to hate when the object of my desire is a pair of work shoes in summer.
- But the object of all this attention could not be more unassuming.
- The object of their attention is not a group of beautiful Bollywood starlets or the latest icon of Hindi pop.
- When I was much younger, I was the object of attention for one thing - my derrière.
- It turned out that she'd been the object of so much attention that she had to hide in the girls' room to get a breather.
- For the object of their attention at Beningbrough Hall is described as one of the finest Baroque state beds to survive in England.
- The issues are the object of ongoing investigations.
- She noted that she was the object of attention of a tall, dark-haired figure whose face remained hidden by the flurry of the crowd.
- But he has links to men who are the object of a federal investigation into a West Coast laboratory.
- The romance became public when the object of her affection, a Swiss named Franco, announced plans to divorce his wife.
- Talk about star-crossed lovers, each invisible to the object of their attention.
- They are the object of public pity for their heroic battles against addiction.
- The relationship between environment and organisms became the object of his attention.
- If you do not declare yourself immediately, you arouse expectation, especially when the importance of your position makes you the object of general attention.
2(aim, purpose)objetivo masculinepropósito masculinefin masculinewe proceeded with this object in mind — procedimos teniendo en mente este objetivo / propósito
- there's no object in continuing — no tiene sentido / objeto continuar
3Linguisticscomplemento masculinedirect/indirect object — complemento (de objeto) directo/indirecto
1(express objection, oppose)oponerseponer objecionesto object to sth — oponerse / poner objeciones a algo
- she objected to the presence of journalists — puso objeciones / se opuso a la presencia de periodistas
- nobody objected when I proposed the motion — nadie se opuso / nadie puso objeciones / nadie objetó cuando presenté la moción
- I object most strongly to your accusations! — ¡no puedo dejar pasar sus acusaciones sin protestar enérgicamente!
- I object! — ¡protesto!
- to object to a question — oponerse a / objetar una pregunta
- The board is adopting devices and methods to defeat the very purpose and object of the Bank.
- I do not accept that they, or the Lee / Eadie conversation, are admissible as showing the object and purpose of the saving provision.
- The question is the extent to which the object in nature as goal remains the same.
- It is contrary to the spirit, purpose and objects of the Act to protect a defaulting owner from having to pay his share by a narrow reading of the language relating to a tool for the collection of what is owing.
- In 1899 he founded the magazine World of Art, with the object of interchanging artistic ideas with Western Europe.
- That qualification is a test for determining whether there is a legitimate object or purpose of the legislature.
- It is an object, a goal, a future state of being to be passively wished for and waited upon.
- The object and purpose of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill were set out clearly in clause 2A and clause 3.
- This decision does illustrate how closely the express and implied powers of specialized agencies must be related to their specific objects and purposes.
- The result would hardly prove consistent with the object and purpose of the Statute and its intent to put an end to impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
- In other words, it must be shown that the object or purpose of the defendant is to inflict harm on the claimant, either as an end in itself, or as a means to another end.
- A goal is an object that the eye is focused on for the purpose of attaining it through constant attention and effort.
- And, what is the value, the object, the purpose of having those words in the Constitution?
- To reap the benefits of exercise on your sex life, plan more active dates with the object of your affection.
- A latitude extending thus far might lead to results incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention.
- The text of the Preamble to the Convention is an important source for determining its object and purpose.
- That preliminary record is then published with the object of inviting comments and objections from persons interested either in the subsistence of the right of way or to deny its subsistence.
- The genesis, the objective aim, object and commercial purpose of the transaction and its factual matrix are important as older authorities show.
- A new military expedition was launched with the object of proceeding to the second stage of the original plan, now that the first had failed: the Grand Canal was to be cut at Nanjing.
- If one of the parties does so and the other is unaware of the illegal purpose the party whose object is illegal cannot enforce the obligation of the other.
- Mohawk is a polysynthetic language, in which noun objects can easily be incorporated into the verb.
- Earlier forerunners rely entirely on intransitive or quasi-transitive verbs, with the object preceded by a preposition.
- Using a straight news story, circle all the direct objects in blue, the indirect objects in red, and the objects of prepositions in green.
- All languages have something like nouns and verbs, isolating objects, entities, events, and abstractions.
- Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
2(disapprove, mind)if you don't object — si no le molesta
- to object to -ing
- do you object to my smoking? — ¿le molesta que fume?
- but I do object to not being told at all — pero lo que sí me molesta / lo que sí no puedo admitir es que no se me diga nada
- I object to your using this place as a hotel — no estoy dispuesta a aceptar que uses esta casa como un hotel
- I wouldn't object to a cup of tea — no diría que no a una taza de té
1objetarshe objected that he was too young — objetó que era demasiado joven
- I think it's unfair —he objected — —me parece injusto —objetó
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