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(concern)preocupación femininemy main preoccupation was not to offend my parents — mi mayor preocupación era no ofender a mis padres
- she is only concerned with her own private preoccupations — no piensa nada más que en sus propias preocupaciones
- Creative people need to be encouraged to think far more about their audience's needs, and far less about their own preoccupations.
- In conversation, Miller seems fully attentive to the present and its preoccupations.
- Paolozzi shares many of the Surrealists' preoccupations, in particular an interest in the power of dolls and mannequins.
- The main issues discussed in the volume reflect the preoccupations of the fields of business and economic history.
- As public life is emptied out and loses direction, private and personal preoccupations are projected into the public sphere.
- Man Listening To Disc and Marginalia are creepily accurate portrayals of aspects of my two main preoccupations.
- Melburnians tend to have two main preoccupations, the two S's: sport and Sydney.
- Such preoccupations are bound to be bad for you, aren't they?
- These themes show the preoccupations of both virus writers and those they are targeting with their malicious code, Cluley reckons.
- Much more interesting is the fact that Larkin waited so confidently for his methods and preoccupations to come into focus.
- Not the least of the nation's preoccupations in the present situation concerns the demonisation of the particular communities.
- This time, his stated preoccupations are impossible to ignore.
- The same range of topics and preoccupations fueled discussion on the other side of the Atlantic.
- It is, in other words, a text that reflects the preoccupations and worldview of its subject.
- I talked to a group of lads involved with the project, who in exchange for anonymity talked frankly about their preoccupations.
1.2(obsession)obsesión femininepreoccupation with sth
- she was criticized for her preoccupation with work — la criticaron por pensar demasiado en el trabajo
- his excessive preoccupation with hygiene — su manía / su obsesión con la higiene
- I'm quite conscious that preoccupation with the past can also be a way of absolving oneself of present obligations.
- Sometimes I find this preoccupation with what's happening now really frustrating.
- The saving grace of the past few days has been my preoccupation with a new geeky toy, a DVD recorder.
- The contemporary preoccupation with self is not so much a reflection of the moral decadence of our age as a pitiful search for identity.
- The real escalation is in our narcissistic preoccupation with ourselves.
- I asked some moments ago what connection you see between the conciseness of your poems and their preoccupation with pain.
- Despite this preoccupation with finding evil, they are able to recognize the good in anyone or anything.
- The writer himself was well aware of the divided critical opinion about his work and his endless preoccupation with the darker side of life.
- Given the current preoccupation with the risks associated with driving, these proposals come as little surprise.
- There is both an institutional and individual preoccupation with measurement of performance.
- Even so, he is surprised to have survived so long in such a demanding position, given the modern preoccupation with hiring and firing.
- It seems likely that the writer's preoccupation with chances missed and stories lost has this absence at its heart.
- What Chaterji found disconcerting was the time consuming preoccupation with technology.
- Moreover, Lyly's preoccupation with mistaken identity may have influenced Shakespeare.
- The state's increasing preoccupation with how we raise our children risks penalising the poorest parents
- The renewed preoccupation with design is understandable, given a little history.
2(absorbed state of mind)preocupación feminine
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