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(control, influence)poder masculinemasculine poderíomasculine poder(center) de poderthe power of the church — el poder de la iglesia
- sea power made us great — el dominio del mar / nuestro poderío marítimo nos hizo grandes
- real power lies with the military — en realidad son los militares los que detentan el poder
- you are in my power — estás / te tengo en mi poder
- power to the people — poder para el pueblo
- people power — poder popular
- power over sb/sth — poder sobre algn/algo
- Unless military power is used with a clear moral clarity we set a precedent that may come back to haunt us and the world.
- Where have they called for using military power where you'd prefer not to use force?
- We have the power to influence events if only we are prepared to use it.
- From the outset his power and influence were exaggerated by Coalition officials.
- Owing to this view, realists suggest that a state must rely upon its own military power to achieve its needs.
- I do not believe that military power alone can bridge that gap between East and West.
- Our military power as well as the area of the land is five times stronger.
- It seems to me that we are using our military power as a means to avoid suffering the judgment of the world.
- His greatest strength was recognising the limitations of military power.
- The world heroine had rendered her causes morally imperative and essential to national military power.
- It is not the first time that balance of military power has been so skewed.
- Thus his power and influence grew, and he became captain of the British men's team, a position he set great store by.
- The power and influence of the local religious and minority leaders cannot be overstated.
- Being able to do the same things as men is viewed as power by many women who are looking only at military or economic power.
- Yet it is becoming increasingly clear that military power alone cannot uproot the insurgents.
- I don't think there's any reason why liberal nice guys can't talk about military power.
- He remains the only British statesman whose entire career depended on the control and use of military power.
- But within the company, his power and influence over Russell has been steadily growing.
- It is a role of no power, no influence, with no glamour or credit.
- The unprecedented combination of military power and media presence is intentional.
- We may have or can acquire the military power to deal with two major regional conflicts.
- Gold might bring power, wealth and influence, but it has wrecked as many lives as it has made.
- This high level of monitoring enables managers to exert significant power over workers.
- As a leading shareholder, he wields power and influence himself, and has not been afraid to use it.
- Like most such people, he possesses a lot of influence and significant power.
- The last few months have been particularly active and the Society is proving its power and influence.
- You have power, prestige and influence and can dictate your terms in professional matters.
- This is a remarkable book, and a reminder of power's corrupting influence is always timely.
- Money and property were the most important things in life, along with power of course.
- He raises you up to the highest highs and drags you down to the lowest lows to exert his power over you.
- Yes, in conventional terms, the greater military power would win out, but not in guerilla warfare.
- There is no equality in the negotiations, and there certainly is no equality in military power.
- The single key shift that has to be made is that the union must grasp the rise in power and influence of the big clubs.
- On the contrary, there are grave dangers attached to over-dependence on military power.
- Their formative experiences were in the study or practice of military power.
- The scientific and industrial revolutions vastly increased the wealth and the military power of the West.
1.2(over country, nation)poder masculineto be in power — estar en / ocupar el poder
- balance of power — equilibrio de fuerzas
- to seize power — tomar el poder
- to come to power — llegar / subir al poder
- In addition a murky role is being played by certain neighbouring countries and international powers.
- That has not stopped the Chinese from becoming one of the major economic and military powers in the world.
- It is widely believed that space exploration and development is restricted to the richer nations of the world, or the great military powers.
- Under those terms, the western powers turned over to Germany a portion of Czechoslovakia.
- Belgium's influence as a colonial power did little to unite the two tribes.
- For six years his power depended on the social and political relations created by that upsurge.
- When in power, local political parties made little difference to the lives of working class people.
- The parliament that emerged from this vote has been as yet unable to form a government and exercises no power.
- This could be a test of China's new strength and maturity as an international power.
- In democracies those who exercise power gain their authority by the votes of the people.
- Great powers rarely accept military defeat gracefully, especially when the loss isn't total enough to compel acceptance.
- Often such power is exercised more effectively in respect to foreign policy than domestic reforms.
- It arrested him and his followers in August under pressure from the international powers, which opposed his influence over the government.
- The Industrial Revolution ensured military supremacy of the Western powers, whose colonial influence affected most of the Muslim world.
- However, the Italians and Spanish were not too amused, seeing themselves as military powers in their own right.
- They don't have the economic and social power of government and media figures, that's for sure.
- It's about to join the ranks of the major powers within a few decades, if this rate of economic growth can be sustained.
- The UK would be an especially interesting example of a country torn between two powers should a European military be built up.
- Social status and political power would be nice, but being able to eat and live are more important.
- But it's also the nature of the Government to grab power over civic rights and are reluctant to return it after war.
- Relations between two of Asia's strongest powers are at their worst state in three decades.
- Any government formed as a result of the present power struggle will further slash living standards.
- They continue also to be read in the light of modern experiences of class conflict and political power struggles.
- You cannot change the way power is exercised in the world simply by exposing a handful of people.
- This is a vast and authoritarian extension of state power and control.
- The power struggle between the president and the parliament is likely to prevail.
- The question is, did she exercise her power under the constitution of the state.
- On one side, it is a running advertisement for the inability of the political class to exercise power with purpose today.
- They can check each other, and the exercise of power over time requires them to bargain and cooperate.
- At a certain point there was an attempt at a coup d' état in Spain and the socialists went into power.
- He was an eloquent opponent of the exercise of arbitrary power by governments the world over.
- After a long trend of consolidation by colonial powers, new countries are declaring their independence.
- Amid the muddle, Australia and New Zealand, the region's most influential powers, stood aghast as outrage followed outrage.
- One could argue that the insurance industry should be able to exercise the same power to control legal costs.
- And his critics largely do not oppose his view that Western powers should have the right to intervene militarily in troublesome states.
- He warned that such behaviour set a bad precedent, which would allow other powers to take military action under the guise of humanitarian concerns but actually act for their own advantage.
- We believe that peoples and nations have the right to determine their own destiny, free from military coercion by great powers.
- Instead these have become fronts for big corporations and the military of the imperialistic powers in their drive for global domination.
- But that was a revolution which brought the capitalist class to political power.
- The architecture of Eritrean towns reflects the nation's colonial past and the shifting influence of foreign powers.
1.3(official authority)poder masculinepower to + inf — poder para + inf
- they have no power to intervene — no tienen poder para intervenir
- special powers — poderes extraordinarios
- power of veto — derecho de veto
- to exceed one's powers — excederse en sus (/ mis etc. ) poderes / atribuciones
- they were given full powers to … — les dieron plenos poderes para …
- it's beyond his powers — no es de su competencia
- Parliament could abdicate or divest itself of power to another body.
- In this rather uninspiring context it may be some consolation that the directors are taking powers to buy shares in the market.
- The Tribunal has no power to delegate to any other body the performance of the duties laid on it by the Act.
- In this legislation the Customs Service is looking to have increased powers to detain people at remote locations.
- What is a police state other than one in which police have strong powers not properly restrained by the courts?
- The change is meant to spur directors to take back board powers ceded over the years to managers.
- There are special police powers to arrest and search.
- However, there is now a far greater concentration of power in the statutory bodies than is the case in medicine.
- They will soon find that they need the same powers as their English colleagues - direct control over budgets.
- Will they be granted police powers, and if so, by what means?
- There has also been a history of judicial reticence when a power is delegated to an elected public body.
- Residents say that the case has exposed a legal loophole because tough new police powers to move on travellers do not apply if they own plots of land.
- Since the release of the commission's report last month, debate has centred on what powers the new intelligence director should have.
- This body has power to suspend and dismiss public servants where there has been misconduct or a breach of duty.
- This ground of challenge may be used where the claimant alleges that there has been an unlawful delegation of power.
- The Government last year unveiled plans for police to have increased powers to move unauthorised travellers' camps.
- Now, this is a very important development, because the case directly challenges the president's wartime powers.
- Consent authorities will have enhanced powers to direct the hearing process.
- Abuse of police power needs to be stamped out as soon as it starts.
- The power is then delegated to the judicial registrars but not the registrars of the court.
2.1(nation)potencia femininea major industrial/naval power — una potencia industrial/naval de primer orden
- a foreign power — una potencia extranjera
2.2(person, group)he's a power to be reckoned with — es una fuerza con la que hay que contar
- the power behind the throne — el poder en la sombra
- the powers that be — los que detentan el poder
- the powers of darkness — los poderes del mal
3.1(physical strength, force)fuerza femininemore power to your elbow — ¡bien hecho!
- Their stand-out attribute for me is the physical strength and power of the players.
- The little power she exerted wouldn't even cause the restraints to do more than to go taut.
- Yet by their physical power, they can impose their will without regard to the law.
- We think power is physical muscle power and we try harder to overpower and dominate others.
- Still young, he towers above me now and I can sense he enjoys that reversal of physical power, the way he stoops to put his arm round me.
- For all their bluster and bombast, each display of physical power proves in the end to be ineffectual.
- I've had a programme of rehab work to do and it's all aimed at getting the strength and power back into the muscles around my knee.
- The emphasis throughout most of the closed season has been on building up extra strength and muscle power.
- The man was knocked somersaulting backwards on the ground from the force of my power.
- If Howe's try was one of delicate perfection, Smith's first of his brace was one of sheer power and physical presence.
- It prevents the loss of bone density and it increases your muscle strength and power.
- The feeling of the sheer power and force of the water could actually be felt through your entire body!
- It's because you're holding a weapon that it evens up, it has nothing to do with gender or physical power.
- This allows your body to be set up so your swing can move right through this area with power.
- If the Englishwoman could develop a hurdling technique to match her speed and power she would really be a force to be reckoned with.
- The ship jarred suddenly, torn between its engines and the pulling power of the hole.
3.2feminine potenciafeminine fuerzafeminine potenciafeminine potenciawe have doubled our processing power — hemos duplicado nuestra capacidad de procesamiento
- Everything was perfect and now there is a lot of power in the engine.
- It has major engine power, plus all the technology of a finely tuned race car.
- There are also three slow speed corners to negotiate and four straight sections which reward engine power.
- He lost engine power after lap 15 and it was a long slow frustrating race for the Aussie.
- This should be less of a problem at Monaco, where no cars use their full engine power.
- Just before midnight, half a dozen miles from Beaumaris, the engine lost power.
- We'll push it as long as we can before cutting the sails and going to engine power.
- It lost power in all its engines, but glided long enough to exit the ash cloud and get the engines working again.
- The denser ones keep more sand out, but at the expense of engine power.
- The three straights of the Silverstone circuit reward engine power.
- As a pilot he has experience of being struck by lightning and engines losing power.
- I immediately felt a loss of engine power and saw some smoke, then my race was over.
- The crew had reduced power on the left engine and re-circled for a safe landing.
- For automobiles, the tax will depend on the engine power adjusted by a ratio based on the year of manufacture.
- The engine is down on power compared to its rivals, and the chassis has problems, too.
- Damage to the first stage compressor shows that the engine had no power in it, and had either been throttled right back or had no fuel.
- Towards the end of the race I had a bit more oversteer and also the engine power was turned down as there was nothing more we could gain.
- With a brisk performance, this engine had plenty of power at the high end.
- Once again we tried to lift off with engines roaring at full power, but no cigar.
- It's lighter; it has a better aerodynamic performance and it has more engine power.
3.3masculine poderfeminine fuerzafeminine fuerzalo poderosolo convincente
4.1(ability, capacity)I did everything in my power — hice todo lo que me era posible
- it doesn't lie within my power — no está en mi(s) mano(s)
- that's beyond my power — eso está fuera de mis posibilidades
- she has the power to see into the future — es capaz de predecir el futuro
4.2(specific faculty)he lost the power of sight/hearing/speech — perdió la vista/el oído/el habla
- power(s) of concentration — capacidad de concentración
- her power(s) of persuasion — su(s) poder(es) de persuasión
- test your mental powers — pon a prueba tu inteligencia / tus facultades mentales
- her creative/imaginative power(s) — su capacidad creativa/imaginativa
- he was at the height of his power(s) — estaba en su mejor momento / en la plenitud de sus facultades
- The powers of technology harnessed with the power of the human mind fused into one supreme being capable of the impossible.
- The power of speech went first, as my tongue swelled to the size of a bouncy castle.
- The planet's influence will be detrimental while its power to express the influence is augmented.
- We are baffled before the mystery of life, the powers of nature, the power of sin, and the fact of death.
- We live in a country where we do have some power to influence the actions of our governments.
- Advertisers have little power to influence what is published - partly because there are many of them.
- The directors can have no power and the members can have no power to direct the affairs of the company.
- Frequent trips to the loo are commonplace, along with losing the power of speech.
- You and you alone can rescue these people with your amazing powers of common sense.
- First it is a denial of the power of the human intellect to reason out understanding.
- To assess the chances, let me look a little more closely at the destructive power of an impact event.
- The basic question posed by war is about the powers of endurance and capacity for sacrifice of the two sides.
- This is a story of the power of love and both its trials and its obsessions.
- He preached a simple, effective message of a common humanity and the power of love.
- The power of affection or love has its place because the world longs for redemption.
- Casper believes himself to have the power of clairvoyance, though he has no reasons for this belief.
- We cannot underestimate the power of spirit, love and compassion to effect change.
- I can use any number of tools, from the powers of composition and imagination to the power of a computer, to make an image be what I want it to be.
- Both are also role models with enormous power to influence their peer group.
- In 1969 he began to demonstrate his powers of telepathy and psychokinesis to small audiences.
5.1Mechanics Physicspotencia femininefeminine energíathe engine lacks power — al motor le falta potencia
- nuclear/wave/solar power — energía nuclear/mareomotriz/solar
- before noun power brakes — servofrenos
- power saw — (electrical) sierra eléctrica
- The TV power is supplied through the decoder so you can't turn that off either.
- Judging by the dimmed lighting, he had diverted all available power to the engines.
- The original half watt of power will diminish to less than a billionth of a watt at the point of arrival.
- This standard limits the level of harmonics in the current drawn by the power supply from the mains.
- Wind power uses the kinetic energy from the wind to turn an electricity-generating turbine.
- There is absolutely no form of pollution and no emissions and it generates power for the national grid.
- While the red lights confirm the supply of power from the post, the green push button is to check the fuse status.
- If gas was found a small generator would be placed at the top of the pipe to supply power to the National Grid.
- Excess power is supplied externally, and heat from the system may be supplied in the form of hot water.
- Spectral analysis provides a measure of power in the different frequency bands in the EEG.
- When its energy runs out it is simply rewound, producing an infinite supply of power at no cost.
- Many of those built are running on English lines with power supplied through a third rail below the train.
- It was battery operated, and would not rely on a malfunction in the main power supply.
- When the pattern of the call signal is for telephone, the main power supply is not turned on.
- And how about the deepest south of England having its power supplies administered from Perth?
- Besides, the problem is more complicated than simply looking at power and frequency.
- An electrician surreptitiously hooks up our hero to the main power supply.
- It connects to your power supply and your normal power cable connects to it.
- It likes to trumpet its all out speed while ignoring the 130 watts of power and size of the beast.
- The server has two separate power supplies and two power cables in case one fails or falls out.
- They are also actively involved in smuggling and looting high-voltage power cables.
- The current production is not enough to provide electrical power for export, experts said.
- There are two 1.5 watt speakers built in and the unit draws a paltry 20 watts of power.
- The road was unlit in spite of the fact that power cables that supplied the town with electricity ran parallel to it.
- It is also investigating ways to exploit the stocks of fuel set aside to operate the exchange standby power generators.
5.2(electricity)electricidad feminineto turn the power on/off — conectar/cortar la electricidad
- power grid — red eléctrica
- power workers — trabajadores del sector eléctrico
6Mathematicspotencia feminine10 to the power of 4/of 3 — 10 (elevado) a la cuarta potencia/al cubo
7informal(a lot)to do sb a power of good — hacerle a algn mucho bien
- your visit's done him a power of good — tu visita le ha hecho mucho bien
1the plane is powered by four engines — el avión está propulsado por cuatro motores
- it's powered by electricity — es eléctrico
- steam-powered — a / de vapor
- nuclear-powered submarine — submarino nuclear
1informal(move rapidly)we were powering along the highway — íbamos disparados por la carretera informal
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