In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(antagonism, resistance)oposición femininethe plan encountered no opposition — nadie se opuso al plan
- opposition to sth/sb — oposición a algo/algn
- Opposition to quotas is not the same thing as opposition to affirmative action.
- For some, it appeared to breed a resistance or opposition to program authorities, which they later regretted.
- The result comes on the same day objectors claimed there is virtually unanimous local opposition to further expansion at Stansted.
- To appease the vocal opposition to the privatisation threat, the government tightened the provisions against extra billing and queue jumping.
- We also must also educate ourselves about the importance of the constitution and opposition to those who threaten the rule of law.
- And in one of his most peculiar lines of argument, he also blames a lack of opposition to his plans.
- Critics have also accused him of race-based opposition to one portion of the Voting Rights Act.
- There was a good turnout and on the day that I attended there seemed to be a general feeling of opposition to the planned route through Millans Park.
- Your argument to justify your opposition to the peace talks is puerile.
- But there has been far more opposition in Hornsea, which has become the hotbed of opposition to a council some in the town see as out of touch and arrogant.
- The industry's opposition to the country-of-origin labeling is just one shocking thing they've done.
- Public outrage at her conviction and execution have been credited with generating the first vocal opposition to the trials.
- I understand their misgivings but I most strongly disapprove of their opposition to change.
- This perception has caused resentment, antagonism, and opposition to the West.
- True, such skepticism was in some quarters a mask for outright opposition to American military power in general.
- This is why it has become not just opposition to a point of view, but opposition to an entire rhetorical technique.
- A lot of what sounds like opposition to the war is more like opposition to losing the war.
- The second conclusion we can draw is that Gray's opposition to the notion of historical moral progress poses no serious challenge to existential humanism.
- Your argument seems to conflate opposition to the war with opposition to a ‘unilateral’ war.
- But my criticisms were borne out of opposition to the policy and not a desire to see the Prime Minister step down.
2.1(rivals, competitors)Business competencia feminineSport adversarios masculinewe need to find out what the opposition is / are up to — tenemos que averiguar qué está haciendo la competencia
- Such a development inevitably comes up against the restraints of the profit system and meets with the opposition of big business.
- He started cracking jokes, contrasting the flippancy of opposition politics with the weight of responsibility he had to bear.
- Some opposition politicians and businessmen are also taking on the role of the fifth columnists.
- It dispelled attempts to portray her as less concerned about the national interest than her opponents in the opposition parties and within her own party.
- It was supported by the government, opposition, big businesses and trade unions.
- Poe, the frontrunner for a faction of the divided political opposition, cornered 31 percent of the respondents.
- Trust and betrayal became a central nexus in radical opposition politics and the stakes could be very high.
- Not all the demonstrators belong to the parties who make up the opposition or support their politics.
- The mere fact that politics in Namibia is not issue-orientated makes it difficult for the sustainability of opposition politics.
- In any event, it is not the coach's business to let the opposition know beforehand the team's weaknesses in any area.
- The second detractor is an absence of respect for your opponent or opposition within the discussion.
- In these heady days of professionalism, enjoying your sport and respecting your opposition are all too rare.
- In politics, opposition parties were eliminated, and a personality cult was built around the figure of Mussolini, Il Duce.
- In November 1926, all rival political parties and opposition newspapers were banned in Italy.
2.2Politics(spokesperson/benches) de la oposiciónthe opposition is / are divided on this issue — la oposición está dividida al respecto
- I do not think it goes against what the Leader of the Opposition said in any way.
- The Opposition was aware that the Minister was interviewed this morning on the radio.
- The Opposition is demanding that the government stop spinning the issue and clarify its position.
- The Opposition has accused the Greens of going soft and voting with the Government.
- The Opposition should think about the comments that he used in his report.
- The Opposition believes his handling of this case has been a disgrace and is enough for his head to go.
- The Opposition is not the only political force bringing its own pressure to bear.
- The Opposition would not be doing its job if it were not raising these issues as being important.
- The Opposition had sent the Bill back to the Commons four times in an unprecedentedly bitter conflict.
- The Opposition did not have the opportunity to lodge a letter between Friday and now.
- The Opposition must then have policies which, in the eyes of the electorate, are relevant to the day.
- She alleged that the Opposition had not even explained the reason for its action.
- The Opposition wants to see all the evidence and is demanding it be tabled for public scrutiny.
- So already we do not have a majority in the Opposition for this particular form of legislation.
- The Opposition will stoop to anything to show a point of difference, just for power.
- The Opposition would say that that is retribution for all the wrong he has done.
- The Opposition gets a certain number of questions in a day, and you keep a very strict tally on that.
- The Opposition has been calling for a legislative response to rural crime for a long time.
- That is a straightforward question that I would expect the Opposition to be able to ask.
- The Opposition simply asks that people be allowed to keep more of what they earn.
- Our western predilection of talking in terms of binary oppositions finds an array of contrasts to play with in Wuthering Heights.
- Deconstruction radically unsettled what were taken to be stable concepts and conceptual oppositions.
- These two oppositions generate four basic strands of modern thought.
- Set in a region of seascapes and vineyards, Penola is no stranger to interesting oppositions.
- By including and blending the oppositions within her narration, de Pisan has created an engaging and lively epic of her hero, Joan of Arc.
- Our personal lives are marked by these fractures, oppositions, and incoherences.
- From this initial and highly problematic binary, Schultz deduces a series of categorical oppositions.
- Among the ancients, she begins, the oppositions to rational truth were error, ignorance and, most of all, opinion.
- Neither entirely human nor artificial, but a combination of the two, the cyborg problematizes all dualities and oppositions.
- Likewise Tomu came to think of a film's plot in terms of a series of oppositions or conflicts.
- As usual with such defining oppositions, there is also striking symmetry.
- Cinema offers simultaneous affirmation and dissolution of the binary oppositions upon which our most fundamental notions of self and other are based.
- In any case those same theologians had tried to deal with the problem of evil by making it necessary to the existence of good, in a world that actually ran on binary oppositions.
- Basically one part of the theory said that we all see things differently, because of the binary oppositions to which we all give different meaning.
- Maori folklore focuses on oppositions between pairs, such as earth and sky, life and death, and male and female.
- Its characters are presented ambiguously and their conflicts are not structured in terms of clear-cut oppositions between good and evil.
- But democracy doesn't quite make it into the binary oppositions involved in this fight.
- Lee's book has made me retrace the binary oppositions that have shaped prior discussions of critical pedagogy.
- These binary oppositions were natural to a medical world view that took for granted a Cartesian mind-body dualism.
- Meadows is smart to avoid easy good guy/bad guy oppositions.
- A study of your birth chart reveals an opposition between your natal moon in Sagittarius and Saturn in Gemini.
- An eclipse occurs only if the Moon crosses the ecliptic when very close to either conjunction or opposition, respectively producing solar and lunar eclipses.
- The other half of the Grand Cross is the opposition of Mars in Scorpio and Saturn in Taurus.
- At opposition, a planet also comes closest to earth and shines at its brightest for the year.
- A lack of self-approval is usually present when the Sun and Saturn are in opposition.
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