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(spot, position, area)lugar masculinesitio masculinethe best place for that is ... — el lugar / el sitio más indicado para eso es ...
- we've come to the wrong place — nos hemos equivocado de lugar / de sitio
- do you think this is the right place? — ¿te parece que es aquí?
- she was in the right place at the right time and got the job — tuvo la suerte de estar allí en el momento oportuno y le dieron el trabajo
- this is the place where I left it — fue aquí donde lo dejé
- do you have a place to stay? — ¿tienes donde quedarte?
- the road is poor in places — algunos tramos / algunas partes de la carretera están en mal estado
- what a stupid place to leave the money! — ¡a quién se le ocurre dejar el dinero allí!
- I can't be in two places at once — no puedo estar en dos sitios / en dos partes al mismo tiempo
- there's no place like home — no hay nada como estar en casa
- all over the place — por todas partes
- I've looked all over the place — he buscado por todas partes / por todos lados
- her ideas are all over the place — sus ideas son un desbarajuste / un caos total
- they were all over the place in the scherzo — en el scherzo cada uno iba por su lado
- The fields are trying to dry - though there is still a lot of moisture in places.
- As a result, Taiaroa Head is the only place in the world where albatrosses nest on a mainland.
- The paradigm of the open space as a public place must be promoted better across the country.
- Peace is wonderful and we should have more of it, but some of the most peaceful places on earth are cemeteries.
- The weather in Yorkshire was restricted to widespread rain which was heavy in places but there were no reports of the flash floods seen on Sunday.
- Aberdeen, as a city and as a club, still have a big place in my heart.
- My jaw was broken in two places, and more than 16 pins were needed to wire my jaw in place.
- Well, I suppose it isn't one of the most remote places on Earth for nothing.
- The course is tough, it is rough in places, it is challenging.
- It's serious and supposedly scary in places, but it's just so incredibly over-the-top that it loses all impact for me.
- Fringed in places by swaying palm trees, this usually quiet beach is an ideal spot to take in those last minute rays and a cooling dip.
- Training mostly occurs in remote places, in harsh climates and in environments that test the resolve of newcomers.
- We became aware of the places between populated areas, aware of the spectrum of space.
- The Alice, one of the most remote places in the world, ought to have some kind of response to globalisation.
- The surface had failed in places, and this had allowed grass and weeds to come through.
- We usually name public places and spaces after the big shots or big donors.
- This is the way in which his narrative speaks to actual locations and places discovered.
- A lot of heavy lorries use this road, and the surface is terrible in places.
- Residents say the area was once a peaceful place to live, but has been ruined by unruly youths.
- It's difficult to believe that such a peaceful place was the site of a massacre.
- Most nodded approvingly, for this region has a big place in the hearts of many Azeris.
- The writing itself is not flashy, nor is it overly inventive; actually it's quite plain in places.
- I also remember the last time I painted I used my hands in places.
- The lane of Meimeili near the road was the place accommodating most comfort houses in this area.
- Such a pessimistic view of a place once described as a paradise is unacceptable.
- When I found out that 25,000 people lived there it just sounded like the biggest place in the world.
- Attention to road surfaces and footpaths is also required in places.
- One of the most peaceful places on earth is actually 15 metres underwater on the Great Barrier Reef.
- Even now, although this land is being developed in places in the village, there are still vast areas left undeveloped.
- The map of the city is frayed in places, and the box shipper should be at the worn blue door shortly.
- Big cities are intimidating places even when you speak the language and know where you're going.
- While working full-time at the BBC, I spent about four years flying to quite faraway places to film on location.
- He was never going to be happy on a surface that resembled a bog in places but he was the second Irish finisher in the junior event.
- A huge thing, the wreck was 380 ft long with a beam of 75, and in places comes within a metre or two of the surface.
- It's also at the centre of our metropolitan areas, the main streets, these great places that we once had in every town.
- There was a good level of litter control the judges commented although some litter was noted along the roadway in places.
1.2(town, region, country)lugar masculinesitio masculinefrom place to place — de un lugar / un sitio / un lado a otro
- to go places
- this boy will go places — este chico va a llegar lejos
- a new rock group that's really going places — un nuevo grupo de rock que viene pisando fuerte
- we like to go places, not just lie on the beach — nos gusta visitar distintos lugares, no simplemente estar tumbados en la playa
- Foots Cray Place was the home of the one-time Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nicholas Vansittart, Lord Bexley.
- Grove Place was the home of John de la Grave in 1296.
1.3(specific location)lugar masculineplace of birth — lugar de nacimiento
- place of worship — lugar de culto
1.4(locality)lugar masculinetime and place — tiempo y lugar
2.1(building, shop, restaurant etc)sitio masculinelugar masculineit's not the sort of place you'd take your maiden aunt — no es el tipo de sitio / de lugar adonde uno llevaría a una tía solterona
- Bas Bleus is still theplace in New Orleans — Bas Bleus aún es el sitio de moda en Nueva Orleans
- the hotel was a depressing place — el hotel era deprimente
- they've moved to a bigger place — se han mudado a un local (/ a una casa) más grande
- there's a good hamburger/pizza place nearby — hay una buena hamburguesería/pizzería cerca
- Community centers, museums, and places of worship also might be used for this purpose.
- That means you need to construct places for them to eat, sleep, have fun and spend their money.
- There are huge pedestrian walk ways and squares with theatres, museums and places to eat and drink.
- The Romans used their gardens very much as we do today, as a place for family activities.
- Glasgow's reinvention is no more apparent than in the West End, which now has a string of very decent places to eat and trendy pubs.
- What we have now is a splendid modern building, a place of worship and a resource centre for the whole community.
- Chaining communities to their places of ritual and worship does not create secular institutions.
- Internet users all over the world will soon be able to go on a virtual tour of Heckmondwike, visiting shops, restaurants and places to stay.
- As soon as there is a demand for 50 or more child care places in a location, it plans to open a centre there.
- Can our motorway service stations become stylish places to eat?
- On the way to the apartment Chris pointed out some good restaurants and places to eat.
- Not only does it serve as a focal point for the community and a place of worship, it also helps keep the local economy moving.
- It is also the location of many business places including food outlets.
- Tourists look for good places to sleep and excellent places to eat.
- They applied for Planning permission to use the building as a place of worship and I went to the public meeting.
- They go to the Scarlet Bar, because of course it is the only place to eat lunch in Erinsborough.
- It was the centre of business activities and a meeting place for all religions.
- Some, such as Dona Ines, Restaurant Al Fonte and Pedros, are decidedly decent places to eat.
- The mayor granted the permit on the condition that the building did not serve as a place of worship.
- On the whole then, restaurants are great places to eat in, but perhaps not that good as an investment.
2.2(home)casa femininethis is a palace compared to my place — comparado con mi casa, esto es un palacio
- we went back to Jim's place — después fuimos donde Jim
- I'm still nursing my head after a heavy night at my place with dinner guests.
- I stayed over at his place last night after watching an episode of Buffy.
- I spent a lot of time hanging out at their place and the books were always out in the open.
- It turned out the man had several places in the big city, which surprised her quite a bit.
- Now he is staying with friends, until his place is habitable once again.
- We finished our meal with a bottle of wine and went back to his place to watch anime dvds.
- After awhile we headed back to my place, where we watched some Family Guy until she had to go.
3.1(correct, appropriate location)sitio masculinelugar masculineput them all back in their (proper) places — ponlos todos en su sitio / lugar
- this is no place for a dog — este no es un lugar apropiado para tener un perro
- there's a time and (a) place for everything — todo a su debido tiempo y en su debido lugar
- a place for everything (and everything in its place) — un lugar para cada cosa y cada cosa en su lugar
- to fall into place — aclararse
- things were beginning to fall into place — las cosas estaban empezando a aclararse
- Even if such indicators are present, they are not placed at the proper places.
- In particular, he wishes to restore the history of Irish womanhood to its proper place.
- The cold, round meal tray is impassively in front, with two bowls and two pairs of chopsticks placed in their proper places.
- We really do not have a proper place to keep them, as anyone can plainly see in the photo.
- Mark Gosche slips nineteen places from his 2002 ranking, reflecting his lack of profile.
- Holding it, she felt a sense of rightness, of things settling into their proper places.
- Another great consequence of this process is that we begin again to discover our proper place in the universe.
- Normal service is now resumed, and all the images should be repointing to the proper place.
- The French landscape artists of the mid-century are also accorded their proper place here.
- She grabbed her weapons and gently placed them in the proper places around her black outfit.
- In comes a calm, regionally balanced economy with the housing market in its proper place.
- In the end everything is neatly resolved and people are put in their proper place.
- I place my stuff onto the bed and put the items back to their proper places.
- He placed the pendulum and ring back in their proper place and turned around to leave the room.
- the window frames are in place — ya han colocado los marcos de las ventanas
- when the new accounting system is in place — cuando se haya implementado el nuevo sistema de contabilidad
- the new manager is not yet in place — el nuevo director aún no ha entrado en funciones / no ha asumido el cargo
- to hold sth in place — sujetar algo
- out of place
- despite the wind she arrived with not a hair out of place — a pesar del viento llegó impecable
- modern furniture would look out of place in this room — quedaría mal / no resultaría apropiado poner muebles modernos en esta habitación
- a small tip would not be out of place — una pequeña propina no estaría fuera de lugar
- I felt very out of place there — me sentí totalmente fuera de lugar allí
4.1(position, role)lugar masculineshe's back in her rightful place as party leader — vuelve a ocupar el lugar que le corresponde como líder del partido
- he will always have a special place in our hearts — siempre ocupará un lugar especial en nuestros corazones
- your place is helping out on the farm — tú donde debes estar es en la granja, ayudando
- what would you do in my place? — ¿tú qué harías si estuvieras en mi lugar?
- if I were in your place — yo que tú
- put yourself in my place — ponte en mi lugar
- it's not my place to interfere — yo no soy quién para meterme
- I feel it is my place to advise you — considero mi obligación aconsejarte
- the prince and his servant changed places — el príncipe y el criado se cambiaron los papeles
- I wouldn't change places with her for anything — no me cambiaría por ella por nada
- there is no place for authoritarianism in a democratic society — en una sociedad democrática no cabe el autoritarismo
- nobody can ever take your place — nadie podrá jamás ocupar tu lugar / reemplazarte
- a place in the sun — una posición destacada
- to know one's place — saber el lugar que le corresponde a uno
- I know my place, madam — yo sé el lugar que me corresponde, señora
- to put sb in her/his place — bajarle los humos a algn
- The instruments soon gained a regular place in the orchestra as well as the military band.
- Despite the fact that she was childless, she held an important place on the island.
- But if you obey and teach others its commands, you will have an important place in the kingdom.
- Does the independent press have an important place in literary life or is it little more than vanity publishing?
- All three have their important place in the law of torts, but the liability attached to them will differ.
- This is a remarkable work which gives him an important place in the history of probability.
- Bulgaria will have an important place to play in any book that he writes about this.
- Scrutiny by English Heritage experts is ensuring the listed building retains its place in history.
- I think flood irrigation is going to have an important place here for a long time.
- I believe that there is indeed an important place for the type of care that general physicians provide.
- I am sure that the book will find a place as a text in schools and at an introductory level in universities.
4.2as preposition in place of — en lugar de
- Mike's coming in Arthur's place — va a venir Mike en lugar de Arthur
4.3to take place — tener lugar
- the ceremony took place last Friday — la ceremonia tuvo lugar el viernes pasado
- we don't know what took place that night — no sabemos qué ocurrió / qué sucedió aquella noche
5.1(seat)save me a place next to you — guárdame un asiento / un sitio al lado del tuyo
- the conference hall has places for 500 people — la sala de conferencias tiene capacidad / cabida para 500 personas
- change places with Jan — cámbiale el asiento a Jan
- take your places, ladies and gentlemen — ocupen sus asientos, señoras y señores
5.2(at table)cubierto masculineto lay/set a place for sb — poner un cubierto para algn
- As the fans took their places in the designated embankments and stands, the anticipation grew.
- Residents had to reserve places at dinner for themselves and their guests; missed meals would be charged to their accounts.
- Grandfather was already in his place and Anna slid into the chair next to his.
- He had saved a place for him in the middle of the table and was guarding it diligently.
- Just visit the pier any weekend, summer or winter, and you'll see the dive-school vans parked in their regular places.
- Forty places for cars are available in the underground car park under the supermarket.
- There are house banners hanging from the ceiling over the designated places to sit.
- As you couldn't reserve the table, it was up to you to arrive early for dinner to secure your place.
- They took their places in the studio, but as the show unfolded the running order started to change.
- Visitors need to book places at the cookery demonstrations.
- I had to work, but my daughter went in my place and had dinner with the band.
- So they said they would tell me when a place became available for me to sit until a table became available.
- The oarsmen were already seated at their places and were laughing and joking as they prepared to set to the oars.
6.1(in contest, league)puesto masculinelugar masculinehe took first/second place — obtuvo el primer/segundo puesto / lugar
- to hold one's place — mantener / conservar su (/ mi etc. ) posición
- to take second place — pasar a un segundo plano
- your social life will have to take second place — tu vida social va a tener que pasar a un segundo plano
- The British number eight showed all his Yorkshire grit to beat a player ranked more than 200 places above him in the world.
- They're the third group out, and their place in the running order reflects their chances.
- Inevitably, the victory earned him the order of merit title, swapping places with Bradley who had captured it last year.
- He is now a senior whip and is ranked seven places above the finance spokesperson.
- He dropped more than 50 Order of Merit places to 74th and managed only one top-ten finish.
- If a driver changes his engine, he'll be moved back 10 places in the starting order.
- Apparently, these interruptions do not tend to occur at particular places in the sequence.
- Yet the site has risen by 10,000 places and is now ranked at 30,000 over the last 3 months.
- The weight of an athlete's first lift determines their place in the starting order.
- He may be occupying a place lower in the pecking order, but they started with far more purpose.
- At the time, his side was ranked seven places and twelve-and-a-half points above the home team.
- Her opponent was ranked 16 places above her.
- The Peugeot drivers drove conservatively in order to maintain their places, finishing fifth and sixth on both stages.
- In Europe Ulster is still ranked 13 places ahead of Glasgow so the match promises to be a close one.
- Despite being ranked more than 850 places below his opponent, he is settling well and holds serve to 15.
- He used the image of a guest at a banquet who chooses the lowest place in order to be seen being elevated to a higher one.
- In Mexico this month, although seeded two, she lost to Carla who is ranked ten places below her.
- He had a first and two second places at Mallory Park, a third and fourth at Cadwell Park and second, third and fourth at Snetterton.
- He had a good trip to Solihull, having a first place and champion at the Heritage besides second, third and fourth places.
- Pole position and a second place in the race made a great weekend for him and for the whole team.
- He beats them into second and third places.
- His finishes include tied for second, tied for sixth, tied for third and a second place in 2001.
- In qualifying we clinched the pole position, and in the race, second and third places.
- He brought the car in on lap 90 for fuel and resumed his race in third place.
- However, the battle for the third and fourth places is very close.
- Both swimmers recorded good times, with Louis taking another second place and Sam third.
- For all these reasons the second, third and fourth places could make interesting reading.
- How we roared, jumping in anticipation of a well earned place at the finish.
- Nonetheless, with two wins and two second places in his last four tournaments, he remains favourite to capture the money title.
- Not only did Max lose his third place, he even jeopardized his participation in the second race.
- Brian has raced around the UK and Europe for many years and won more than 50 races with 35 second places.
- Kim Young was in second place after the third round but finished the final fourth round at four over par.
- He made a good start to the season with four second places in the Peter Craven Memorial meeting at Kirkmanshulme Lane last Monday.
- The Team Eurotech Porsche finished the race in third place.
- He wasn't actually hunting the lead, as a second place at the end of the race would have been fantastic for him.
- He has an impressive National record, with two second places, a third and a fourth but has yet to capture the big prize itself.
- The only competition in the Scottish game these days involves the one-legged race for third place.
uno de los tres primeros puestos en las carreras de caballos
7(in book, script, sequence)you've made me lose my place — me has hecho perder la página (/ la línea etc. ) por donde iba
- the audience laughed in all the right places — el público se rió cuando había que reírse
8.1(job)puesto masculinewe have places for 20 workers — tenemos 20 puestos de trabajo / 20 vacantes
- to fill a place — cubrir una vacante
- to have friends in high places — tener amigos influyentes
- The growing shortage of care home places in the Forest means local pensioners who need long-term care often have to leave the area.
- Around the time of my diagnosis I had also been offered a place to study for an MPhil in philosophy.
- City of York Council says it has lost 119 places in nursing and residential homes after closures in the past year.
- This is because there is nowhere else for them to go, thanks to a severe shortage of places in care homes.
- In the long-term, a significant increase in places at dental schools is also expected to try to plug a severe shortage of dentists.
- The facility has got off to a flying start with most of the places already filled.
- Seven sixth form students from Bootham School in York have been offered places to study at Cambridge or Oxford universities.
- Do universities need to do more to make sure that students who are rejected know why they have not been offered a place?
- Students lucky enough to win one of the few places available here, feel sure they can make a living out of their work.
- She has been offered a place to study politics and modern history at Oxford.
- She has been offered a place by Education Bradford at Rhodesway but says her daughter has no friends there.
- That child has been placed on the waiting list and will be offered a place as soon as one becomes available.
- He has been offered places in assisted care homes in Boston Spa and Wakefield, but wants to stay near his family in York.
- It seems sad that men who have done such great work abroad are returning with no-one back home to fill their places.
- There is now a shortage of care home places throughout the country.
- Many of our parents are also fearful about the existing masts and some have already applied for places at other schools in the area.
- In England, undergraduate places have already been increased to help raise the number of new doctors.
- Since 1997 they have also been allowed to offer similar places to eligible Australian students.
- This in turn frees up the health services and places in residential care.
- The children have been offered places at Sandal Primary in Baildon, or schools in Shipley, Menston and Guiseley.
8.2British school Universityplaza femininea school/university place — una plaza en un colegio/en la Universidad
8.3(on team)puesto masculine
9(in argument)lugar masculinein the first/second place — en primer/segundo lugar
- you shouldn't have been there in the first place! — en primer lugar / para empezar tú no deberías haber estado allí
10Mathematicscorrect to three decimal places — correcto hasta tres decimales
11(space, room)sitio masculinelugar masculineis there (a) place for one more suitcase? — ¿cabe otra maleta?
- to give place to sth — dar paso a algo
1(put, position)ponercolocar(guards/sentries) poner(guards/sentries) apostar(guards/sentries) colocarshe placed the book in his hand — le puso el libro en la mano
- I'm very badly placed here to see what is happening — estoy en muy mal sitio para ver lo que está pasando
- how are they placed as regards finance? — ¿cuál es su situación a nivel financiero?
- I'm rather badly placed for time at present — en este momento no dispongo de mucho tiempo
- this places them at a disadvantage — esto los coloca en una situación de desventaja
- we were placed in an awkward position — nos pusieron en una situación muy violenta
- this places you under an obligation — esto te obliga / te compromete
- to place sb in custody — poner a algn bajo custodia
- he's been placed under observation — lo tienen en observación
- she's been placed under house arrest — está bajo arresto domiciliario
- to place one's confidence / trust in sb/sth — depositar su (/ mi etc. ) confianza en algn/algo
- I don't place much faith in the medical profession — no tengo mucha fe en los médicos
- he placed the blame on the lawyer in charge of the case — responsabilizó / le echó la culpa al abogado que llevaba el caso
- her promotion placed a great strain on their relationship — su ascenso provocó muchas tensiones en su relación
- he places a high value on originality — valora mucho la originalidad
- I placed the matter in the hands of my lawyer — puse el asunto en manos de mi abogado
2(in hierarchy, league, race)I wouldn't place money that high on the list of priorities — para mí el dinero no ocupa un lugar tan prioritario
- national security should be placed above everything else — la seguridad nacional debería ponerse por encima de todo
- this victory places her among the top three — este triunfo la sitúa entre las tres primeras
- the team is currently placed fourth — actualmente el equipo ocupa el cuarto puesto / lugar
3(in horseracing)to be placed — llegar placé / colocado — en segundo o tercer lugar
4(find a home, job for)colocarthey placed her with a Boston firm — la colocaron / le encontraron trabajo en una empresa de Boston
5(advertisement) poner(phone call) pedir(goods/merchandise) colocarFinance (money/shares) colocarwe placed an order with Acme Corp — hicimos un pedido a Acme Corp
6(identify)(tune) identificar(tune) ubicar Latin Americaher face is familiar, but I can't quite place her — su cara me resulta conocida pero no sé de dónde
7(locate, estimate)I would place the time of death at around eleven o'clock — estimo que su muerte se produjo alrededor de las once
- that would place (the date of) his arrival in Venice much further back — eso indicaría que su llegada a Venecia fue muy anterior
8(direct carefully)(shot/ball) colocar
1to place fourth/ninth — quedar en cuarto/noveno lugar
- his horse didn't even place — su caballo no llegó ni placé / colocado
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