In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(going past)she hailed a passing taxi — llamó a un taxi que pasaba
- A passing police car was flagged down by witnesses and although the car was chased along Northway Lane it managed to escape.
- Outside Mrs Roughley, who had been joined outside by some regulars, flagged down a passing police car.
- A passing police car was alerted to the incident and arrested the teenager in minutes.
- Sleeping by day was none the less a poor option, as they were persistent, and not easily convinced of your absence; your heart would race with every passing car or footstep.
- In fact I do forget, but then I see my reflection in a storefront window or in the window of a passing car, and I'm this man holding a box.
- He tailed her for some time before a passing police car scared him off.
- Finally after hours at the knife-edge of death, he fled half-stripped, bleeding and handcuffed into the street, where he flagged down a passing police car.
- It didn't have to compete with the background rumble of traffic, trains and industry, the blaring stereo from the passing car or even the incessant ring of mobile phones.
- Theywere able to flag down a passing police car which escorted them to an area where they could park as Lisa began to deliver the baby.
- Eventually she managed to flag down a passing car which took her to the Tyrls police station in the city centre.
- We walked across the bridge, admiring its construction, the passing cars and the East River perilously close.
- A police spokesman said a collie was struck by a passing car as it escaped the camper van and ran away from the scene of the accident.
- In another incident an hour later a gunman got out of a blue Rover and fired at a passing car on Wellington Road, Moss Side in what police believe may have been a case of mistaken identity.
- The doorman flagged down a passing police car and pointed officers in the direction of Wicker Hill.
- They hang in the trees, rest on the wires, run across the lawn in search of crumbs and dive bomb into the bushes when a passing car frightens them.
- The sound of children excitedly running around their school playground and the drone of passing cars are the only noises that disturb the tranquillity of rural life.
- Pick your stuff up and run to the car, preferably on the passenger's side, putting the car between you and passing traffic.
- Luckily a passing police car stopped and helped.
- Demonstrators burned tyres and hurled stones at passing police cars.
- They looked serious: they were touting machine guns and had one of those spiked things you throw across the road when you want to puncture the tyres of passing cars.
2.1(fad/fashion) pasajero(glance) rápido
- News will make only a passing reference (if that) to the bigger picture - and then probably at the end of an item.
- Hopefully a passing glance would not trigger him to do anything hasty.
- It is only a brief passing reference but it contains a little of the evidence which was given in the Family Court on the interlocutory proceedings.
- So one must ask, is it enough for an opposition party to merely make passing reference to the perceived wrong direction of the government of the day?
- For a while we chatted about operas we had seen, and so on, the occasional passing reference to life outside opera, nothing special, nothing heavy.
- He does make two passing references that provide some fresh meat for those more interested in that than his comprehensive strategy for the paper.
- The Port Huron Statement made just a passing reference condemning aid to the South Vietnamese dictatorship.
- Caught in a passing glance, Mount Athos rises in the distance and Ithaca is depicted as an alien landscape of jagged rocks before an endless horizon.
- She thought it was a passing phase but it didn't pass.
- Guitars stretch and breathe while the bass and drums are left free to wander - typical song writing formula only gets a passing glance.
- While everyone knew it was there somewhere in the foothills of life, society, the medical world and the Church seemed to give it no more than a passing glance.
- Most of the time that will just be a passing phase.
- I was aghast and horrified at the extent of human stupidity, and chalked it up to a quickly passing fad that would be soon go the way of foot binding.
- You probably see passing references to the casualties, like daily box scores-just as brief and much more brutal.
- A passing reference is made to the landowner's illicit, abusive relationship with Nahila's mother and her sisters.
- He made only a passing reference, though, to weapons of mass destruction.
- The protesters, who are taking it in turns to sit under an umbrella beside the statue of Winston Churchill, had been attracting no more than a passing glance.
- Though it merits not even a passing reference in tax law, we all pay pain-added tax on just about everything.
- So it's about three passing references in the teacher's notes?
- Intrigued by this passing reference I decided to do a little more research into the subject and in this blog I will pass on my findings about these courageous animals.
2.2(casual)he made a passing reference to … — se refirió al pasar / de pasada a …
- it was only a passing thought — simplemente fue algo que se me ocurrió
- the subject was of more than passing interest to him — estaba seriamente interesado en el tema
1(of person)fallecimiento masculine formaldefunción feminine formalfeminine desaparición formal
- Even the people at Maverick say they regret the passing of a ‘colourful piece of Calgary's culture.’
- The passing of the post office was a great loss to the community but let us not forget the rambling houses.
- The passing of the Soviet Union was merely the stripping away of the latest Russian costume.
- The sad tidings of his sudden passing were received with much regret and neighbours and friends rallied around Patricia and family in their time of grief.
- The passing of any significant literary figure is always a sad business; but what to make of the spectacular nature of Green's death?
- I hope that the New Zealand public will take some notice of the passing of these two people who were men of principle, men we could respect.
- His sudden passing caused deep regret in the local area.
- The passing of a prominent personality within the mineral community always gives us pause and a time of reflection.
- The passing of mass tourism may be a matter of regret to the local business community, but it has allowed the Broads to survive as a natural habitat.
- The passing of Margaret is also a sad event in that so many of those old families are no longer around anymore and a people and period is fast fading from the landscape.
- Of those overcome by death and passing to another world, a father cannot hold back his son, nor relatives a relation.
- Death also symbolises endings, so the passing of relationships, jobs and periods of life are reflected upon.
- With the passing of the Cold War, humanity's experience of nuclear weapons and their meaning may turn to other regions.
- He was a hardworking energetic man who was very much devoted to his family and his sudden passing has caused widespread shock and grief in the community.
- So did the global context, especially the passing of cold-war politics.
- The passing of so many from the old guard means that in Australia, they really are getting younger.
- All of which becomes rather puzzling when considering that the spying profession was rendered entirely obsolete with the passing of the Cold War.
- The passing of a father is always a cause for deep grief.
- But that did not prevent rumours that it was due to her unhappiness about the marriage and speculation that her sudden passing had placed a curse on the union.
- The notice recorded the passing of my very first boss.
- The passing of this Elder was another situation altogether.
- Why bother when none would notice the passing of it?
- It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear son, husband, father, grandfather and brother, Noël.
- The passing of the greatest in any field is bound to have a big impact, so you can imagine what it was like when the greatest hurling maestro of all time suddenly passed away in his native Cork.
- The passing of a Pope is always a dramatic moment.
- The passing of people whom you've known all your days and with whom you worked on many occasions, always comes a jolt.
- In her mid-sixties and a frequent visitor to her old home in Parks, her sudden passing is a great loss to her loving family.
- The passing of Her Majesty, the Queen Mother has finally brought the 20th century to an end.
- The passing of one so young and gifted has hit the Wellington rugby community hard.
- In what ways have you seen the world change - even with the passing of the Cold War?
- The passing of the Cold War was therefore likely to unveil a new age of power politics, untrammelled by the checks and balances of the Cold War.
- One major factor has been India's economic reform process, which began with the passing of the Cold War.
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