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(well-liked)he's not very popular around here — por aquí no tiene muchos amigos
- he's a very popular politician among the young — es un político muy popular entre los jóvenes
- to be popular with sb
- she is popular with her students — goza de popularidad entre sus alumnos
- he's very popular with the girls — tiene mucho éxito con las chicas
- I'm not very popular with her at the moment — últimamente no soy santo de su devoción
1.2(frequently used)(resort/restaurant) muy frecuentadoa list of the most popular names — una lista de los nombres más comunes
- the most popular reason cited by respondents — la respuesta más frecuente entre los encuestados
- The price tags on premium ranges also contradict the popular belief that healthy eating costs more.
- In fact, Moore expresses a set of increasingly popular attitudes toward politics.
- The group was led by his younger brother Koki who was always popular with everyone, cool and laid back.
- A new government in Baghdad will have to do its utmost to meet popular expectations.
- Maud had a lovely manner and kind nature and she was very popular with her neighbours in Kilbeg.
- There is no sense of the artist's responsibility to represent popular sentiments.
- He knew he was handsome and popular with the girls and no girls could resist him.
- Mardar is a motorcycle courier, popular with the girls for his brooding good looks.
- For a number of years he drove the local school bus and was very popular with all his young passengers.
- There is a popular belief that property is a better investment than shares.
- In the wake of the pit closures crisis of the early 1990s, there was a shift in popular attitudes.
- It has become in her view an arty scene, trendy to visit at the weekend and popular with tourists.
- Don't be tempted by the increasingly popular belief that all garden furniture needs a patio.
- Even if there is a popular belief that it is only for the classes, I cannot challenge.
- She was well liked and popular with her class mates and her year group.
- Devizes is an historic market town which is popular with local residents and those from further afield.
- This is the rule of the law, which must not be held sway to the most current popular opinion.
- Studies of Scottish popular belief in the trials have hitherto emphasised narratives.
- It is very popular with both boys and girls, and the boys are relieved they don't have to play with dolls in prams any more.
- The books have become hugely popular with young boys and students who don't like to read.
- Contrary to popular belief, in the right circumstances domesticated dogs will kill cats.
- That was quite popular with the folk crowd, but I kept my eye open to what was going on in the States.
- Friday was music day as musical tots proved very popular with children and staff!
- Agricola disregarded many of the popular beliefs about minerals and fossils.
- It's a cross between netball and football, and is popular with Norwegian girls in this country.
- In the course of his work he was known to many people in the local towns and was very popular with everybody.
- The game is proving very popular with locals with several wins over recent weeks.
- He said the well water was of excellent quality and had always been popular with local people.
- This popular fallacy about room temperature is a hangover from the years when wine was a luxury for the few.
- The popular opinion was that if Stein had a weakness it was in making substitutions.
- The play is set in a country embroiled in an ongoing war, where one woman dares to stand out against popular opinion.
- Among his other devices to rally popular opinion was a relief of pressure on the Orthodox Church.
- He knew precisely how to manipulate popular opinion and revelled in the attention he got.
- In modern drama there is no such thing as the rational counter to wildfire popular beliefs.
- We have at least established that contrary to popular belief, Yanks do have a sense of humour.
- Doncaster town centre has an enormous market which is popular with locals and visitors alike.
- I was awkward around girls, albeit very popular with them because I could make them laugh.
- There is a popular belief amongst law enforcement officers that the war on drugs has already been lost.
- The area is popular with tourists and there is good demand for rental accommodation.
- The Nomads played at the club on Thursday and proved very popular with the membership.
1.3(cheap)(line) económico(price) económico(price) popular
2.1(not highbrow, specialist)(literature/music) popularthe film was a great popular success — la película tuvo mucho éxito entre el gran público
- the popular press — la prensa popular
- Press releases might have been compiled, to some extent, in anticipation of popular tastes.
- It is true that these are terms of public parlance, rather than of popular speech.
- For the first time, environmental issues are at the heart of widespread popular activity.
- Not that Home has much hope of appealing to popular taste stuck away on BBC Four, of course.
- Even the splits within the establishment are a product of popular anti-war pressure.
- The subject of each drawing is the image, or images, that created a popular cultural event.
- In the popular press, however, the two commingled and were accessible to all readers.
- Ironically, it was a rant about popular press waffling on about the bursting of the internet bubble.
- It follows that these extraordinary sculptures are more than studies in popular culture.
- Yet they made no concessions to popular taste, or even to prevailing trends in dance music.
- We had made a pact to tackle together one of the mountains of popular cultural or die in the attempt.
- The vote was a result of a mass popular campaign uniting the left, the unions and the global justice movement.
- I wonder if this approach is so popular because of intellectual laziness as much as anything else?
- Moreover, no popular bestseller has been written or translated on this issue.
- The Chinese exported ceramics for the popular taste of early Muslim rulers in the ninth century.
- So, if intelligent design is the popular choice, perhaps we should just get used to it.
- What we found in making these selections, is that it is all too easy to moan about the decline and fall of popular culture.
- How does the public know the appointees are representing popular rather than elite interests?
- Here again, he fears, his preferences are hopelessly at odds with popular tastes.
- He showed that at key turning points it was popular activity of the masses that shaped events.
2.2(of populace)(feeling/resentment) popular(rebellion) del pueblo(rebellion) popularthe popular vote — el voto popular
- by popular demand/request — a petición del público
- Why did so many different regimes ask for his help when they were threatened by popular revolt?
- This remains an extremely controversial subject in popular Italian politics.
- As he watched popular and political support for Richard ebb away, he decided to make a bid for the crown himself.
- The salient reality was the depth of popular antipathy to the political establishment as a whole.
- There are many examples of regimes every bit as repressive as Iraq's falling to popular revolt.
- What kinds of crime have been subject to most political and popular attention?
- The election was held without any great popular enthusiasm for any politician.
- As in British elections, there was a carnival air to much popular involvement in politics.
- This vote, incidentally, represented the peak of popular support for the party.
- I fear that you are the victim of a political party struggling to find popular appeal.
- There was genuine popular interest in the party about the debate the NPI had initiated.
- Even those in the front line of defending the old system were overcome by the popular revolt.
- They also saw the danger to the Labour Party of popular mobilisation led by the far left.
- Sinn Fein is confident it can stretch its lead over Mark Durkan's party in terms of the popular vote.
- The only clue he gave lay in the distinction he made between popular sovereignty and political power.
- There is popular outrage over the deliberate deception used to carry out this war.
- He made the party more amenable to Stalin, but lost a lot of popular support for the party as a result.
- This belief is not based on any evidence that the Labour Party enjoys massive popular support.
- In a party built on ideology, the will of the party reigns over the popular will.
- If the party in power has to retain popular support, it has to list out what it has achieved.
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