In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(if not)si nowe must go, we'll be late otherwise — tenemos que irnos, si no, vamos a llegar tarde
- you have to pay, otherwise they'll send you to jail — tienes que pagar, si no / de lo contrario, te van a meter preso
- However, some families are calling a halt to the festive excesses and donating money otherwise spent on cards or presents to a good cause.
- And it's not enough for residents of the Golden Triangle to have money, they must be seen to have money - otherwise, what's the point?
- In some sceptical quarters of England's northeast this building was symbolic of a waste of money that could otherwise have been spent on hospitals.
- The hotels have to make money as well, otherwise the jobs will be lost.
- Does it take up too much money, money that would otherwise be there for food and clothing, other things?
- For example, they suggest exploiting valuations to hoodwink banks into lending you more money than they otherwise would.
- I have to get this out before I start working otherwise I'll totally forget.
- But you know and I know he's going to give it the old college try, otherwise where is our movie?
- These have increased as the US downturn deepened, with subsidiaries in Ireland sending more money back than otherwise would have been the case.
- We are appealing to the promoter to refund us our money now, otherwise we will be taking the matter further.
- The teacher said parents of any child who wants to enter the kindergarten must have a college education, otherwise, they would not be enrolled.
- We were taught to respect him, otherwise you are in trouble.
- I would prefer instead to create my own small business with the money that would otherwise go into the pockets of corrupt officials.
- We take the written work and copy it without the author's consent, so that we are literally taking from him the money he might otherwise have been paid for it.
- She said that mayors needed to sign agreements for restoration projects fast, otherwise the money would be returned to the national budget.
- According to the new regulation, I need to visit the police office to hand in the money; otherwise the fine will be 30,000 RMB.
- He warned the affiliated colleges to follow rules and regulations otherwise their recognition would be nullified.
- By producing enough maize for instance, the economy would be saving money it would otherwise use to import food to meet the shortfall.
- A spokesperson said that the policy would have little adverse financial effect, as it would save money otherwise spent on recruiting new staff.
- We amateurs wouldn't have the time or money to record, otherwise.
2(in other respects)por lo demásaparte de esoshe mentioned her marriage; otherwise she said nothing about herself — mencionó su matrimonio; por lo demás / aparte de eso no dijo nada sobre sí misma
- there were some exciting moments at the end, but otherwise it was a dull game — hubo algunos momentos de emoción al final, pero por lo demás / aparte de eso fue un partido aburrido
- But I'm willing to overlook small hiccups in an otherwise amazing release.
- They would grace our otherwise cluttered shelves.
- Yet in the present struggle, our enemies made three critical mistakes that have for the time being upset their otherwise brilliant plans.
- Three majors was the difference in an otherwise close game.
- The ancient Egyptian civilization relied on the flooding of the Nile to create fertile land for farming in an otherwise desert landscape.
- And really, there has to be something more interesting with which to fill your otherwise empty weekend nights.
- This may be related to variable proportions of mantle-derived material in an otherwise similar source, or it may reflect melting of different source rocks.
- He seemed totally normal otherwise and expected me to be as well.
- ‘I'm only human,’ he whines, thereby denigrating the rest of his otherwise noble species.
- They were, as one Army officer put it in March, ‘a glimmer of hope in an otherwise dark place.’
- And at night the procession of lighted carriages dashing through the otherwise dark and quiet countryside was a sight to behold.
- But what it is doing is totally alienating otherwise law-abiding citizens and turning them into criminals.
- The laborer unsuccessfully pleaded with the company to reconsider, noting that he was the main breadwinner in his otherwise impoverished family.
- In my opinion, this ultimate irrationality undermined the movement, its impact and its otherwise noble causes.
- Our lanky cat, who is two years old and in all respects healthy otherwise, is very skinny.
- Different colours are frequently used to provide variation in an otherwise monochrome surface.
- It's a little bit of good news in what has been an otherwise bad seven days.
- But maybe the reporter is one of those, and the event strikes him as an aberration during an otherwise civilised conflict?
- He took a set off him and broke his serve that otherwise appears totally impregnable.
- And, in my view, he is very convincing, giving the greatest performance of his otherwise inflated career.
3.1(in a different way)he could not have done otherwise — no podía haber obrado de otro modo formal
- we all thought it was too dangerous, but she thought otherwise — todos pensamos que era demasiado peligroso, pero no así ella
- they seem unable to express themselves otherwise than by violence — parecen incapaces de expresarse si no es empleando violencia
- they believe they are right and nothing will convince them otherwise — creen que están en lo cierto y nada los convencerá de lo contrario / de que no es así
- books must not be annotated or otherwise defaced — en los libros no se debe escribir ni hacer marcas de ningún tipo
- unless otherwise agreed, payments … — a menos que se convenga otra cosa, los pagos …
3.2(other, different)how can it be otherwise? — ¿cómo no va a ser así?
- it could so easily have been otherwise — las cosas bien podrían haber sido distintas
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