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(one time, on one occasion)una vezshe almost left me once — una vez casi me deja
- once a week/month/year — una vez por semana/mes/año
- she only needs to be told once — no hace falta repetírselo
- once was enough — con una vez me (/ le etc. ) alcanzó
- never once did I ask them for help — ni una sola vez les pedí ayuda
- once seen, never forgotten — una vez visto, no se olvida
- once a thief, always a thief — quien roba una vez roba diez
- The famous estate was once owned by the Viner family who sold it in 1966.
- For this once booming town in the former Democratic Republic of Germany now has a more dubious claim to fame.
- Nowadays, this once controversial play is on the Irish school curriculum.
- No longer can they exert the authority on major occasions that was once their hallmark.
- But after hearing that he had breached the conditions once in the past the judge decided not to alter where he is to live.
- The field was once part of a terrace of the Whitton Dene manor house and it seems that the trouble began when it was filled in with material to even it out.
- They were once citizens of the same country as Russians, and they share the same past and historical fate.
- I walked past the once crowded video rack which now contained only two items.
- I have already written about this once on my website and I can assure you I will be doing so again tomorrow.
- Instead of delivering twice a day, including in the morning, it now delivers once, at lunchtime.
- The study found the majority of consumers have bought products at least once in the past year because they were on promotion.
- What were once artists' homes now contain offices, flats and the headquarters of the German Arts Council.
- Now 70, he is an inveterate inventor, the kind that Britain was once famous for.
- Think of someone who was once young and vital, now old, battered, semi-literate and living off the social.
- City life has changed the face of this once quiet and residential area.
- Let us know some of the songs, clothes and memories from your past which you once cherished.
- More than once Walt has caught her talking to herself when in fact she was speaking to Fred.
- They have done this once - who can say that they will not try again?
- We strolled through a stone gateway, past high walls which once fully enclosed the complex.
- Post that was once delivered in just a day within the city now takes four to five days, old-timers note.
- The defeat means Sweden have still only once been past the second round stage since 1974.
- Last week, however, this once great company declared itself insolvent.
- Anyone who'd seen the news even once in the past few years knew war would happen soon.
- I visited the once famous Micklegate run last Friday night and had a pint in the Firkin public house.
- Montreal once had a famous family of peregrines living on the Sun Life building.
- Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
- I've only seen it once in the past year at 2 in the morning and I remember watching it as a child.
- I had done this once before and managed it OK, but today I got tired about two thirds of the way round and had to walk.
- And really, I only have to do this once a year, so I am only losing one Sunday out of a possible 52.
- Only once in the past 11 seasons have Everton finished in the top half of the upper echelons of the English game.
- Her daughter has only been to school only once in the past two weeks.
- We must all have wardrobes wherein hang dresses three sizes too small and jackets worn once in the past decade.
- I'm only going to say this once: there are obviously more stirring things to read in the weeklies.
- Violent death and loss have taken the life of this once powerful businessman - twisted it, broken it and turned it inside out.
- Lord Lansdowne said the estate has only covered its losses once in the past 13 years.
- Labels tell the public how to cook the food - this was once part of the of the family butcher's role.
- I was sure I'd done this once, and it appears to have not worked, so I've done it again.
- It was a strange and eerie feeling riding through the near deserted streets of this once great city that I had read and seen so many films about.
- Only once in the past seven years have the club ended a top-flight campaign among the first five.
- I've seen something like this once before but it's certainly not something you come across everyday.
1.2(formerly)a health care system which was once the pride of the nation — un sistema de asistencia sanitaria que supo ser el orgullo de la nación literary
- once I wouldn't have said anything, but now ... — antes no habría dicho nada, pero ahora ...
- he's not as good as he once was — ya no es lo que era
- the once magnificent church — la que fue una espléndida iglesia
- once upon a time there was a princess — érase una vez / había una vez una princesa
2all at once — de repente
- at once
- come here at once! — ¡ven aquí inmediatamente / ahora mismo!
- don't all shout at once — no griten todos al mismo tiempo / a la vez
- don't eat it all at once — no te lo comas todo de una vez
- the book is at once funny and instructive — el libro es divertido e instructivo a la vez
- for once — por una vez
- once again / once more — una vez más
- once again, I'd like to thank you for coming — quisiera agradecerles, otra vez / una vez más, que hayan venido
- do that once more and I'll tell your father! — como vuelvas a hacer eso, se lo digo a tu padre
- once (and) for all — de una vez por todas
- (every) once in a while — de vez en cuando
- once or twice — un par de veces
1una vez queuna vezonce you get started, it's hard to stop — una vez que empiezas, es difícil parar
- once inside the house, she felt safer — una vez dentro de la casa, se sintió más segura
- once alone, he began to have doubts — en cuanto se quedó solo, lo acometieron las dudas
1the/this once — una/esta vez
- I'm only going to say it the once — solo lo voy a decir una vez
- I'll let you off this once — por esta vez que pase
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