In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(belief)opinión feminineparecer masculinewhat's your opinion? — ¿cuál es tu opinión / parecer?
- if I want your opinion, I'll ask for it — cuando quiera saber tu opinión, te la pediré
- if you ask my opinion, I think it's ridiculous — en mi opinión es ridículo
- I haven't had time to form an opinion — no he tenido tiempo de formarme una opinión
- opinions differ — hay diferentes opiniones al respecto
- a woman of strong opinions — una mujer muy convencida de sus ideas
- she expressed the opinion that it was a mistake — opinó que era un error
- to be of the opinion that … — ser de la opinión / del parecer de que …
- Tim was of the same opinion — Tim era de la misma opinión / del mismo parecer
- in my opinion — en mi opinión
- in Freud's opinion — según Freud
- that's a matter of opinion — eso es discutible
- opinion on / about sth — opinión sobre / acerca de algo
- opinion of sth/sb
- what's your opinion of the plan/of Robinson? — ¿qué opinión le merece el plan/Robinson?
- to have a good / high/poor / low opinion of sth/sb — tener buena/mala opinión de algo/algn
- she held a very poor opinion of him — no tenía buena opinión de él
- In her opinion the incidents described at the inquest were not necessarily related to the school, but had links with the local community.
- In my opinion, the approach taken in this book was utterly compelling.
- In my opinion the biggest issue with regards to foreign investment is affordability.
- In fact, in my opinion, in the future you are either going to have to be very large or very small in this business.
- In fact, in their opinion, a good doctor would advise women against exposing themselves to the risk of egg donation.
- In my opinion, this fact accounts for one of the critical reasons why there is so little hype about the new album.
- Is it even possible or is retirement in his future, in your opinion?
- Guidebooks are good in my opinion only for historical and cultural fact.
- We're interested in your opinion on the political issues that affect your life, but you need to be unclear how you're going to vote at the next general election.
- In fact, in my opinion, the attitude of the authorities has simply worsened.
- I believe an article should be written on this website because in my opinion it matches the views of most people.
- The two, in my opinion, aren't necessarily related in the short term.
- What, in your opinion, is the significance of the fact that many modern appliances are designed to be used with one hand?
- In my opinion that fact makes no difference at all.
- I mean, there's only one interesting thing about me, in my opinion, and that's the fact that I hear voices.
- Again, I don't know that much about South Africa, but this is my opinion based on the facts I do know.
- Not everybody is eligible for it, and in fact in our opinion, far too few grandparents get substantial financial help.
- In his opinion it is vital to improve international travellers' knowledge about the country and the city.
- Given my lack of knowledge, why would anyone be interested in my opinion?
- A simple analogy or a homely metaphor does the trick to invite the reader to share his views, opinions, judgement and comments.
- The larger denomination coins and the notes are being spent but the vast majority of opinion regards them as having little spending power.
- Such conventional pressure is, after all, a rather obvious example of tyranny of majority opinion.
- Given the climate of opinion, she would be foolish to describe them with anything other than mere disdain.
- Journalists, as you know, are crucial to changing the current climate of opinion to one more congenial to liberty.
- I can't imagine the audience is representative of majority opinion over there.
- Five studies revealed that people who hold the minority opinion express that opinion less quickly than people who hold the majority opinion.
- In this climate of opinion, the notion that the Scottish parliament is going to sue for greater powers seems hopelessly naiive.
- They represented the majority of British opinion.
- The truth is, therefore, at least as likely to be found among those who reject majority opinion as among those who embrace it.
- However, minorities do not enjoy the benefit of majority opinion.
- It went through six printings in its first year, but its effect on majority opinion was, for many years to come, negligible.
- Even if he is right at street level, he surely cannot deny the change in the climate of opinion.
- This changed climate of European political opinion cannot but have an influence on the single currency referendum in Britain.
- There are certain things where majority opinion is real but meaningless.
- They are accused of creating a too liberal climate of opinion and thus ‘helping this to happen’.
- Declarations of the General Assembly are not legally binding but have moral force, being indicative of majority global opinion.
- Possibly, but I could imagine a climate of opinion developing in which it might come to be seen as unobjectionable in either case given unforeseen events.
- The traditional view, and I'm sure the majority of opinion supports it, is that the Attorney-General does have a role.
- Should he bow to majority opinion or retreat into his own private moral code?
- I hope I never see the day when science is dictated by majority opinion and force of personality.
2.1(evaluation, judgment)opinión feminineprofessional/expert opinion — opinión profesional/de un experto
- I'd like a second opinion — me gustaría consultarlo con otro especialista
- They generally did not have a high opinion of the quality of audited financial statements issued by the balance of Bulgarian companies.
- I didn't want to be honest with her as to my opinion of the quality of that statement, so I said nothing in reply.
2.2Lawopinión feminineasesoría legal feminineto take counsel's opinion — asesorarse con un abogado
- The Justices filed a patchwork of different opinions and dissents.
- It might be refreshing, though, to have a Supreme Court Justice who writes opinions with critical comments directed at himself.
- In his sentencing opinion, Judge Moore said that to sentence him as an adult would mean giving up on the juvenile justice system.
- Whilst acknowledging the respect to which the opinion of Judge Milonas is entitled, I found this submission a surprising one.
- For all of these reasons, the plurality opinion is open to criticism.
3(of body of people)opinión feminineinformed opinion has it that there is no danger of this happening — la opinión de los entendidos en la materia es que no hay peligro de que esto ocurra
- opinion is moving away from the nuclear option — el consenso de opinión está dejando de lado la opción nuclear
- literary opinion is divided — la opinión del mundo literario está dividida
- this action has outraged liberal opinion — este hecho ha indignado a los (que mantienen opiniones) liberales
- influential and opinion-forming articles — artículos influyentes y formadores de opinión
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