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