In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(continue doggedly)to persist in sth/ -ing
- they persisted in the belief / in believing that ... — persistieron en la creencia de que ...
- the reporter persisted in asking awkward questions — el reportero insistió en hacer preguntas embarazosas
- he will persist in calling me 'darling' — insiste / se empeña en llamarme 'cariño'
- So why do people persist in making such an inaccurate comparison?
- The main effort should focus on finding a solution to the conflict, rather than persisting with the current situation of conflict management.
- The European Council encouraged both countries to persist in their efforts.
- Thousands of people persist in doing food combining diets - it doesn't make it any more scientific, does it?
- It's like a compelling bad dream whose inscrutable images persist in the traumatised moments after waking.
- But the BCC and the police are firm about persisting with the system.
- He retreated to the ground and did not continue to persist in creating hostile assaults.
- They commended him for persisting with the story whilst under pressure from numerous sources.
- Why do film-makers persist in raiding the unfinished work of the greats?
- It is time we do ask - for so long as we persist in seeing the problem as theirs alone, the solution will elude us.
- Local authorities have the power to evict people who persist in their life of crime and anti-social behaviour.
- Should a child persist in opening the belt while the car is in motion, it is advisable to pull over and refasten the buckle.
- Picture phone users will be asked to hand in their mobiles at reception, and will even be asked to leave if they persist in using the handsets.
- Pockets of poverty and hardship persist in the town to this day.
- Only an ever-dwindling, anti-social minority still persist in drinking and driving.
- Undaunted, Channel 4 is persisting with the idea that you can conjure up magical profits from the frilly sleeves of cyberspace.
- We are always impressed with artists who persist in making abstract work.
- I hope some people will persist in the journey to unravelling this mystery.
- Whether you're experienced or inexperienced at prayer, just persist in doing it.
- Why do they persist in risking their lives in cramped conditions aboard unseaworthy vessels?
2(doubts/belief/rumor) persistirif the pain persists, see your doctor — si persiste el dolor, consulte a su médico
- if the rain persists ... — si continúa / sigue lloviendo ...
- It says on the packet to consult your doctor if symptoms persist for more than seven days.
- If symptoms persist seek your independent record store for advice.
- But distinctly national policies persist and policy coherence remains elusive.
- If the depressive illness had been present, symptoms would have persisted when the applicant was not drinking heavily.
- O'Connor said the symptoms usually persist for a few days and then ease up.
- If symptoms persist you might consider surgery to remove the scar tissue.
- However, I would not have expected the symptoms to persist for over 12 months.
- The duration of symptoms is typically seven to 14 days, with symptoms occasionally persisting for months to years.
- These symptoms can persist for up to an hour after each event.
- But the bottom line is that as long as questions persist, she will remain caught between two stools.
- Avoiding the food is the only way to avoid symptoms while the sensitivity persists.
- If drought persists some limited irrigation may be permitted.
- However, it may be appropriate to talk to a medical practitioner if symptoms persist.
- Once established, the symptoms of narcolepsy generally persist for life.
- All patients were told to see their general practitioner for further treatment if their symptoms persisted.
- Then bothersome menopause symptoms may persist, despite a variety of attempted therapies.
- If the symptoms persist, the child may become increasingly tired because of the breathing difficulties.
- Washing with soap and water is not recommended unless symptoms persist.
- His symptoms persisted during this time despite a course of outpatient antibiotics.
- After the operation his symptoms persisted and got worse, leaving him in such pain that he had to be prescribed morphine.
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