In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(one time, on one occasion)una vezshe almost left me once — una vez casi me deja
- once a week/month/year — una vez a la semana/al mes/al año
- she only needs to be told once — no hace falta repetírselo
- once was enough — con una vez me (or 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
- Instead of delivering twice a day, including in the morning, it now delivers once, at lunchtime.
- Her daughter has only been to school only once in the past two weeks.
- City life has changed the face of this once quiet and residential area.
- They have done this once - who can say that they will not try again?
- The defeat means Sweden have still only once been past the second round stage since 1974.
- We must all have wardrobes wherein hang dresses three sizes too small and jackets worn once in the past decade.
- What were once artists' homes now contain offices, flats and the headquarters of the German Arts Council.
- And really, I only have to do this once a year, so I am only losing one Sunday out of a possible 52.
- Labels tell the public how to cook the food - this was once part of the of the family butcher's role.
- Now 70, he is an inveterate inventor, the kind that Britain was once famous for.
- I'm only going to say this once: there are obviously more stirring things to read in the weeklies.
- Limited tickets are still available for this once in a lifetime opportunity.
- Montreal once had a famous family of peregrines living on the Sun Life building.
- 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.
- Anyone who'd seen the news even once in the past few years knew war would happen soon.
- 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.
- The study found the majority of consumers have bought products at least once in the past year because they were on promotion.
- We strolled through a stone gateway, past high walls which once fully enclosed the complex.
- For this once booming town in the former Democratic Republic of Germany now has a more dubious claim to fame.
- I have already written about this once on my website and I can assure you I will be doing so again tomorrow.
- 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.
- More than once Walt has caught her talking to herself when in fact she was speaking to Fred.
- Violent death and loss have taken the life of this once powerful businessman - twisted it, broken it and turned it inside out.
- Nowadays, this once controversial play is on the Irish school curriculum.
- They were once citizens of the same country as Russians, and they share the same past and historical fate.
- But after hearing that he had breached the conditions once in the past the judge decided not to alter where he is to live.
- I walked past the once crowded video rack which now contained only two items.
- I visited the once famous Micklegate run last Friday night and had a pint in the Firkin public house.
- Let us know some of the songs, clothes and memories from your past which you once cherished.
- I've only seen it once in the past year at 2 in the morning and I remember watching it as a child.
- The famous estate was once owned by the Viner family who sold it in 1966.
- Post that was once delivered in just a day within the city now takes four to five days, old-timers note.
- I've seen something like this once before but it's certainly not something you come across everyday.
- Only once in the past 11 seasons have Everton finished in the top half of the upper echelons of the English game.
- Lord Lansdowne said the estate has only covered its losses once in the past 13 years.
- Only once in the past seven years have the club ended a top-flight campaign among the first five.
- No longer can they exert the authority on major occasions that was once their hallmark.
- Last week, however, this once great company declared itself insolvent.
- Think of someone who was once young and vital, now old, battered, semi-literate and living off the social.
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
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
- Thinner roots are planted horizontally in trays of compost and potted up individually once shoots have developed.
- I'll comment on this once I've had a chance to print it out on Monday.
- Adriano soon wasted a chance but once Ghana overcame early stage fright they began to dominate.
- But once people have children, few can ever be truly emotionally free again.
- Sevenoaks Motor Club understood that once improvements had been finished it could resume racing in the park.
- The date of commencement will be confirmed once people have indicated an interest in taking part.
- It's nice looking, well made furniture and will look fantastic once it's been delivered in a few weeks.
- In his experience employers in the Dublin area have had no problem with this once it was pointed out to them.
- I challenge anyone to dispute this once they have accurate knowledge and some experience of what most councillors do.
- Make no mistake, there are many who would love to see O'Leary fail and are waiting in the wings to pounce once things start to go wrong.
- But such a collection of dictators could become a tourist attraction once freedom comes to the country.
- But Eugenie says that once men have the know-how, they look wonderful dancing salsa.
- The Echo will publish information on the community petition once details are finalised.
- I will comment further on this once I have had a chance to fully digest it myself.
- But once drivers had cleared the roundabouts, they were able to make progress towards the coast.
- The day started at a quarter past six and once the cows were milked, the milk would go to the dairy.
- Most of the projects proved that once students put on their thinking caps, nothing could stop them!
- Most went to the beach this afternoon once Joe had finished school.
- He says once people see better services start rolling out next year, they'll think the sale is a good thing.
- And who is there to offer support for the homeless once Christmas is over?
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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