In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(alleyway)callejón masculinepasaje masculinemasculine pasadizo
- Within the narrow passages candles were placed along the walls, dimly lighting up the blood red stone.
- Another short corridor brought them to a large common room, with several other narrow passages leading off from it.
- During daytime, the narrow passages, which accommodate provision stores, vegetable outlets and shops dealing in spices and condiments, are a beehive of activity.
- She sighed and nodded, allowing him to lead her down the dark passage to her room.
- The other passages are so narrow only one person at a time can squeeze through.
- For the next ten minutes, the passage led only forwards, turning once in a while, but never branching off.
- As one walks through the different rooms, passages and interstices of the gallery, there is a tremendous but transient concatenation of sound.
- They consisted of labyrinthine passages connecting layers of rooms built on and around a conical hill.
- They charged down the two lane wide passages between the buildings.
- We told her we were slaves that had been locked in the pantry passage for years and we were hungry.
- Through an access passage in the rear of the Main Dining Room there's a small room called the Tai Pan Room.
- I moved forward, and chose the central passage as it was largest, and walked slowly down it, casting my light from side to side.
- Excavations revealed a massive timber gate about halfway along the passage allowing access to be controlled.
- Lily took a few cautious steps forward through the passage of bookcases and strained her ears again.
- Among the signs he placed about the place was one insisting: ‘Accumulations must not be allowed in passages or cupboards.’
- What we now have are three- or four-storey structures with no open space, and with narrow passages and narrow stairs.
- She moved to a larger room and we suddenly had no way to access that office, for there were no secret passages leading to that room.
- Her shoulder rammed into a pipe at the end, but she ignored it and sped down another passage, cutting herself in several places as she scraped past floating debris.
- The house is old and creaky, stairs to half-floors leading from narrow rooms and confusing passages as if designed by M.C. Escher.
- No one put their lives on the line for us, re-entering the building, climbing the stairs, wending their way through the passages to our meeting room.
1.2British (corridor)pasillo masculinecorredor masculinesecret passage — pasadizo secreto masculine
1.3(way)the doctor forced a passage through the crowd — el médico se abrió paso entre la gente
- A second metaphor, then, is how easily such travel is derailed, passage blocked and messages scrambled.
- The sea is subject to far more turbulent weather and the coast offers few places of shelter for the vessels that have been making passage here since boats were invented.
- These can grant passage to higher tiers of coliseum borders or past a sealed off fortress, to cite some examples.
- The decrease was because of competition from land transport and the easier passage through the Bulgarian land borders, the airport said.
- Town's defence stayed on top of the exchanges in their zone and it was their efforts that secured their passage into the next round.
- On August 30th, 1906, he passed the Bering Strait to make the historic first boat passage into the Pacific Ocean.
- Through Tom Tom's eyes we experience the plunge from the roof and his slow-motion passage past the windows on each floor.
- Go over the bridge, which runs over the moving lava passage then up to the altar.
- It often crosses Griffin's mind how rowing must seem to the layman watching from the bank: the harmony of the strokes, the smooth passage of the boats across the water, the apparent control.
- These are well-named and can be observed swimming at the surface on almost every passage by boat in the tropics.
- The ambulances are regularly denied passage through security checkpoints, allegedly for fear that they may be smuggling weapons.
- You think that clearing the snow is an act of old fashioned community spirit that creates safe passage for passing pedestrians.
- That was before the Uefa Cup run gathered momentum, before his booming finish at Anfield sealed Celtic's passage past Liverpool and his position as a crowd favourite.
- It may seem tame in this context to devote time and technical skill to throwing up perfect spheres of glass in a vacuum and timing their passage up and down past two pairs of slits.
- He said: ‘These passports not only speed your passage through immigration but are also more difficult to forge or use fraudulently.’
- The game was hallmarked by a superb full back display by Ms. Dalton, past whom nothing found passage, although she had generous aid from a better-balanced team.
- There is a road to the coast there, and passage by boat from Lina or Riale.
- Having no quarrel with the medial view of motion, Sadra sets out to prove the objective existence of motion as passage.
- He was pointing to some obstructions to his boat's passage.
- They had received no help from the wealthy Singapore Hadhrami families who in the past often gave new migrants money and assisted their passage to Indonesia.
- The bus's passage through Trinidad and past the turnoff for Ludlow, Colorado, marks the midpoint on its route from Albuquerque to Denver.
1.4Anatomyconducto masculineback passage — recto masculine
- They work by opening up the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs) and increasing the flow of air through them.
- Also, in some persons histamine can close up the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs) and make breathing difficult.
- We all have a small passage leading from the middle ear to the back of the nose called the eustachian tube, which equalizes the air pressure between the middle ear and the outside world.
- That is to say they contain a network of very small blood vessels or passages.
- A filter of Water energy woven into the nasal passages allowed the channler to catch the scents that different forms of life gave off.
- A psychiatrist ran out and saw that he wasn't breathing, and pulled his jaw forward to free up the air passage.
- The most posterior of these is the fenestra ovalis, while the anterior is the passage for cranial nerve VII.
- These potent chemicals dilate blood vessels and constrict bronchial air passages.
- ‘In this form, the foetal passages, the foramen ovale, and the ductus arteriosus, remain open,’ he wrote.
- This is taken care of by the eustachian tube, a small passage that connects the middle ear to the back of the throat behind the nose.
- These foramina are the passages for the optic nerve (Cranial nerve II) and the eyestalk.
- Oya Orisha predominates in the lungs, bronchial passages, and the mucous membranes.
- The pharynx is the garbage dump of the bronchial tubes and nasal passages.
- Like clogged blood vessels, passages become restricted and are plagued by flaking.
- They stretch the skin that makes up that passage in the process and sometimes they tear it badly.
- It works in the body specifically to reduce any allergic inflammation of the nasal passages, the bronchial airways and the throat.
- When we swallow, the soft palate closes off the nasal passages from the throat to prevent food from entering the nose.
- The infection spreads from the nose or throat through the Eustachian tube, a passage between the throat and the middle ear.
- Asthma is due to an inflammatory process in the bronchial air passages of the lungs that causes narrowing of the airways and, if untreated, may result in gradual loss of lung function.
- In the skeletally immature patient, the placement of physeal and epiphyseal drill holes and the passage of tendon grafts through them raises biologic issues.
2.1masculine derecho de tránsito formalmasculine pasothe passage of the bill through parliament — la discusión del proyecto en el parlamento
- The general manager spent much of yesterday negotiating safe and swift passage out of Turkey but was unable to secure the return of a £40,000 jet pump.
- In Naas, the main street will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm and there will be barriers erected to ensure the runners safe passage through the crowd.
- Some are kidnapped but most often their parents not only know, but actually pay ‘busones’ or scouts to ensure their safe passage in the hope that they will have a better life.
- He allegedly donated #1m for safe passage to Hong Kong after alleged involvement with Asian drugs ring.
- He sneers at her approach and waddles forward to block her passage.
- Very little has been done to ensure pedestrians have safe passage over the bridge.
- Ask yourself if it would have lead to an effective strategy for countering the enemy or ending the safe passage they had through-out Afghanistan?
- Despite this passage of time, the contents of these documents have immense relevance to the current policies of the US government.
- There is an anchor locker forward and rigging shrouds are well inboard for easy passage fore and aft.
- But we provide space-based utilities no such security or assurance of safe passage or operation.
- She tapped the shoulder of the person in front of her, asking for passage forward.
- Something blocked his passage, despite his clear view of the dirt, trampled plants, and pebbles of the path outside.
- The group also demanded a $50m ransom as well as safe passage and the publication of their manifesto by all of the countries whose diplomats had been held.
- The money could be recoverable from the officer who was responsible for not having filed the written statement despite passage of so much time.
- In our judgment the conclusion reached by the judge, despite the unprecedented passage of time since 1942, was correct.
- Trangmar's starting point was the Greek myth of Ariadne, who sent a ball of thread twisting through pathways to enable Theseus's safe passage from the Minotaur's labyrinth.
- Imagine knowing that a close member of your family's life was in danger, selling everything you and your family owned to try to pay for their passage to a safe haven may be the only way of saving their life.
- As is often the way in Vietnam, moving from the raft to the cruiseship was a haphazard, risky venture that relies largely on local know-how rather than any sort of safe passage.
- He was on the island of a good king who gave passage to many travelers.
- In this way the Newport fleet connects to an ancient maritime tradition of asking for safe passage and a bountiful catch.
- It is disturbing, for example, to hear of vehicles stolen from Tanzania easily finding safe passage into Zambia without encountering problems at the border.
- In another audacious move he sent envoys to the Crusader leaders in Acre asking for safe passage and the right to purchase supplies.
- Where you once safely drove around the dodgy streets of seedy inner-city suburbs, you're now confined to relying on your alertness and stealth to ensure safe passage.
- The advisory assumes significances amid reports that efforts are on to secure the safe passage of three Indians being held hostage there.
- Conneh was duly freed and ensured his safe passage back to Guinea.
- Despite a letter of free passage signed by the Hungarian foreign minister, officials at the airport still obstructed Douglas's departure and called the interior ministry.
- While Gerry was to be congratulated for his thoroughness in preparation, it was perhaps unfortunate that Chic was handed the responsibility of ensuring safe passage for our runners.
2.2(transition)paso masculinethe passage from boyhood to manhood — el paso de la juventud a la madurez
- Rite of passage conveying status change for males, from young boys to responsible men.
- Rites of passage denote an individual's transition from one existence to another.
- Historical thought redefines the present in terms of a reinterpreted and reconstructed past and thereby facilitates passage into the future.
- The rate of temporal passage cannot be changed consciously by mortals, generally speaking.
- I can see the inexorable passage of time moving Baby to the inevitable Teenager II but whilst Baby is still at junior school I can make the most of an ally!
- They probably represent dancing grounds on which were performed intricate dances representing the passage of the soul from life to death and back again.
2.3(lapse)the passage of time — el paso / el transcurso del tiempo
3masculine viajefeminine travesíamasculine pasajethe outward/homeward passage — el viaje de ida/vuelta
- to book a passage — reservar un pasaje
- He was a legend in his hometown for having worn out many pairs of straw sandals, as he walked hundreds of miles to the port of Yokohama, to book passage on a boat to North America.
- Way too many hours and credits later, Duvessa had triumphantly booked passage on the small transport, the Star Dancer, to Paranoth.
- They reached Hong Kong, from where they booked passage to France.
- Discounts and upgrades Instead of selling specific staterooms, cruise lines may offer a ‘guarantee’ of passage on a voyage.
- One young Pakistani man told the program he had paid Enniss $10,000 for passage in a boat that sank soon after leaving Indonesia.
- Less desirable boats were offering passage for as little as fifty cents.
- A place where goods were traded and travellers could buy passage, be it a ferry across the Potomac or transport on to another Sathe port by sea or land.
- Delayed only by her trial, she finally booked passage aboard a tanker and sailed alone to Karachi, to join the rest of the family in exile.
- John wanted to set about their adventure as expeditiously as possible and had booked passage on a postal aeroplane traveling to nearby Hog's Creek.
- Pop described how he escaped Mayo poverty, four years before the Easter Rising, by stowing away on a boat to England, where he planned to earn passage to America.
- I could take on a crew and sail to Canada in my own boat instead of booking passage, or turn into a rover of the sea, going where I please and doing what I like.
- Luckily, we disembarked there for an afternoon for we had on board several Greek tourists, who also had booked passage for Philae.
- These generally include full-board accommodation and air passage or road transportation to the islands.
- Benito finally admits that Vincenzo has booked passage on the train from Charlottesville to Philadelphia the following afternoon.
- When the prophet Jonah hears an inner voice calling him to teach in the Assyrian city of Nineveh, he books immediate passage on a boat - going in the other direction.
- An accomplished con man, Goddard not only gets the loan of the car, but talks his way into free boat passage to China and hits up fellow competitors for gasoline.
- He himself could not be present at the auction, having already booked passage for England, departing on April 4.
- We both shook our heads, turned right into St. Thomas and booked our own boat's passage to Fort Lauderdale.
- She was so aware of the danger that she'd booked passage in a ship for Australia for herself and me in 1940, meaning to leave me with her family there and return to England.
- I am wondering if you are in the travel business and how I can arrange passage on that boat.
4(extract)pasaje masculinetrozo masculine
- In fact all the major theological themes of this passage are developed further by Luke in his two volumes: these verses are indeed programmatic.
- Now, may I just take your Honours to some short passages in the first book to make good, as it were, what I am saying in an evidentiary sense.
- The book is so dense and difficult that I find myself reading a short passage and rereading it (and sometimes going back over it again) to get a better idea of what he's saying.
- The conclusion of Quinn's passage results in complete transformation.
- The passages are different ones in German and English because everybody understands English well enough
- On closer inspection, the Sixth Meditation passage does not put forward a naturalistic solution, but a theistic solution.
- The only odd thing about this passage is that it is written in the past tense.
- Look, there are lots of narrative shifts in this book with short passages, and this gives a sense of dislocation too, for the reader; one voice and then another.
- I'll read a short passage from my book Four Seasons in Five Senses, that talks about that connection we have with memory, the land and ultimately generation.
- Mystics explain this cryptic passage as an amazingly prescient script not only for the past but for the future as well.
- Different passages require different degrees and kinds of interpretive infrastructure.
- Mr Gallagher deals with the decision making process in the following passage in his Witness Statement: -
- May we choose to read a short passage at the end of the first paragraph on page 21.
- In this passage, sewing and conversation are allied and inseparable, part of the alternative methodology of speech Walker is explicating.
- Also, notice that the metaphoric language Benjamin employs in this passage invokes travel and, indeed, traversal.
- Despite the eloquence of this passage, misunderstanding was not always averted.
- That passage suggests a three-stage process, the outlining of the story, the summary of basic findings of fact and a statement as to why and how those findings of fact lead to the final decision.
- The didacticism of this passage demonstrates that the caprice of nature expresses the narrator's perspective and not the other way around.
- One of the images offered by this passage is that of the writer inherently connected to a past that is imprinted in a particular time and place.
- The most sobering part of the book is a short passage where Guttenplan elaborates this country's history of anti-Semitism.
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