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
- The house is old and creaky, stairs to half-floors leading from narrow rooms and confusing passages as if designed by M.C. Escher.
- Excavations revealed a massive timber gate about halfway along the passage allowing access to be controlled.
- They consisted of labyrinthine passages connecting layers of rooms built on and around a conical hill.
- Lily took a few cautious steps forward through the passage of bookcases and strained her ears again.
- For the next ten minutes, the passage led only forwards, turning once in a while, but never branching off.
- 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.
- We told her we were slaves that had been locked in the pantry passage for years and we were hungry.
- The other passages are so narrow only one person at a time can squeeze through.
- Among the signs he placed about the place was one insisting: ‘Accumulations must not be allowed in passages or cupboards.’
- 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.
- Another short corridor brought them to a large common room, with several other narrow passages leading off from it.
- She sighed and nodded, allowing him to lead her down the dark passage to her 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.
- They charged down the two lane wide passages between the buildings.
- 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.
- Within the narrow passages candles were placed along the walls, dimly lighting up the blood red stone.
- Through an access passage in the rear of the Main Dining Room there's a small room called the Tai Pan Room.
- As one walks through the different rooms, passages and interstices of the gallery, there is a tremendous but transient concatenation of sound.
- During daytime, the narrow passages, which accommodate provision stores, vegetable outlets and shops dealing in spices and condiments, are a beehive of activity.
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
- Go over the bridge, which runs over the moving lava passage then up to the altar.
- You think that clearing the snow is an act of old fashioned community spirit that creates safe passage for passing pedestrians.
- 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.
- 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.
- He said: ‘These passports not only speed your passage through immigration but are also more difficult to forge or use fraudulently.’
- The decrease was because of competition from land transport and the easier passage through the Bulgarian land borders, the airport said.
- These can grant passage to higher tiers of coliseum borders or past a sealed off fortress, to cite some examples.
- The bus's passage through Trinidad and past the turnoff for Ludlow, Colorado, marks the midpoint on its route from Albuquerque to Denver.
- A second metaphor, then, is how easily such travel is derailed, passage blocked and messages scrambled.
- 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.
- These are well-named and can be observed swimming at the surface on almost every passage by boat in the tropics.
- There is a road to the coast there, and passage by boat from Lina or Riale.
- The ambulances are regularly denied passage through security checkpoints, allegedly for fear that they may be smuggling weapons.
- Through Tom Tom's eyes we experience the plunge from the roof and his slow-motion passage past the windows on each floor.
- On August 30th, 1906, he passed the Bering Strait to make the historic first boat passage into the Pacific Ocean.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He was pointing to some obstructions to his boat's passage.
- Having no quarrel with the medial view of motion, Sadra sets out to prove the objective existence of motion as passage.
1.4Anatomyconducto masculineback passage — recto masculine
- Oya Orisha predominates in the lungs, bronchial passages, and the mucous membranes.
- A filter of Water energy woven into the nasal passages allowed the channler to catch the scents that different forms of life gave off.
- In the skeletally immature patient, the placement of physeal and epiphyseal drill holes and the passage of tendon grafts through them raises biologic issues.
- These foramina are the passages for the optic nerve (Cranial nerve II) and the eyestalk.
- That is to say they contain a network of very small blood vessels or passages.
- They work by opening up the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs) and increasing the flow of air through them.
- When we swallow, the soft palate closes off the nasal passages from the throat to prevent food from entering the nose.
- Also, in some persons histamine can close up the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs) and make breathing difficult.
- They stretch the skin that makes up that passage in the process and sometimes they tear it badly.
- 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.
- The pharynx is the garbage dump of the bronchial tubes and nasal passages.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- It works in the body specifically to reduce any allergic inflammation of the nasal passages, the bronchial airways and the throat.
- Like clogged blood vessels, passages become restricted and are plagued by flaking.
- ‘In this form, the foetal passages, the foramen ovale, and the ductus arteriosus, remain open,’ he wrote.
- These potent chemicals dilate blood vessels and constrict bronchial air passages.
- The infection spreads from the nose or throat through the Eustachian tube, a passage between the throat and the middle ear.
2.1masculine derecho de tránsito formalmasculine pasothe passage of the bill through parliament — la discusión del proyecto en el parlamento
- The money could be recoverable from the officer who was responsible for not having filed the written statement despite passage of so much time.
- 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.
- 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.
- In this way the Newport fleet connects to an ancient maritime tradition of asking for safe passage and a bountiful catch.
- She tapped the shoulder of the person in front of her, asking for passage forward.
- Very little has been done to ensure pedestrians have safe passage over the bridge.
- He sneers at her approach and waddles forward to block her passage.
- In another audacious move he sent envoys to the Crusader leaders in Acre asking for safe passage and the right to purchase supplies.
- 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.
- Despite this passage of time, the contents of these documents have immense relevance to the current policies of the US government.
- Something blocked his passage, despite his clear view of the dirt, trampled plants, and pebbles of the path outside.
- But we provide space-based utilities no such security or assurance of safe passage or operation.
- 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.
- 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.
- There is an anchor locker forward and rigging shrouds are well inboard for easy passage fore and aft.
- It is disturbing, for example, to hear of vehicles stolen from Tanzania easily finding safe passage into Zambia without encountering problems at the border.
- 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.
- The advisory assumes significances amid reports that efforts are on to secure the safe passage of three Indians being held hostage there.
- He was on the island of a good king who gave passage to many travelers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
2.2(transition)paso masculinethe passage from boyhood to manhood — el paso de la juventud a la madurez
- They probably represent dancing grounds on which were performed intricate dances representing the passage of the soul from life to death and back again.
- 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.
- Rite of passage conveying status change for males, from young boys to responsible men.
- 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!
- The rate of temporal passage cannot be changed consciously by mortals, generally speaking.
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 — en barco
- to work one's passage — pagarse el pasaje trabajando a bordo
- to have a rough/easy passage
- she had an easy passage to the final — llegó a la final sin ninguna dificultad
- the opposition gave the bill a rough passage — la oposición puso muchas trabas al proyecto de ley
4(extract)pasaje masculinetrozo masculine
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