In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(assume)suponerI presume you know why I'm asking — supongo / me imagino que sabe por qué lo pregunto
- I presume so — supongo / me imagino que sí
- missing, presumed dead — desaparecido, dado por muerto
- a defendant is presumed innocent until proved guilty — un acusado es inocente hasta que se demuestre lo contrario
- Mr Vidal, I presume? — usted debe (de) ser el señor Vidal
- Ninety per cent of the world's pelagic species of fish are already missing, presumed dead.
- In a shorter-duration study, most of those missing individuals would have been presumed dead.
- They conclusively presume that the ‘neocons’ are always lying anyway.
- A lot of people probably presumed that I couldn't have kids.
- He says, I do not understand English very well but he presumes that probably may be the reason.
- We presumed that the dog had probably come from a haulage lorry, or a contractor working in the area.
- At the time, I had presumed that everything had gone the way it was supposed to.
- He nodded a little with a look that I presumed was supposed to imply something along the lines of ‘hook up.’
- He hasn't been a danger to the community in that time, and I presume the judge believes he isn't likely to be.
- And they are presumed to be dead, but we hope that that's not the case, but that is our working assumption right now.
- His father had died many years previously, and although he never spoke of his mother, I presumed that she was dead too.
- He then presumes that we believe that ‘all newly diagnosed hypertensive patients would benefit from ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.’
- He also said the missing American is presumed dead.
- For now, judges seem to presume that everyone is relatively good at voice recognition, better, in fact, than the research suggests is possible.
- The hostages presumed that the others were dead.
- Anyway, even if my client gets the information to me a month before the trial, I don't think I'm supposed to presume my client is lying.
- Both novels focus on missing persons who are presumed dead.
- If you don't return you will be presumed dead, and your people sent away.
- The roll-call of the missing presumed dead is the tragic emblem of such atrocities, and it is no surprise that the fate of one woman in particular has caused much comment.
- Also, two Germans are missing; they are presumed dead.
2(dare)to presume to + inf — atreverse a + inf
- I would never presume to question your authority — jamás me atrevería a poner en duda su autoridad
- I just think it is arrogant of such folk that they can presume to make judgements on behalf of other people.
- The first of the improvements I presumed to demand was more care over spelling (in the face of some truly wild examples).
- In the absence of express instructions, I believe that it would be inappropriate for the solicitor to presume to have implied instructions in such circumstances.
- This bumptious charlatan then presumes to lecture others on issues of morality and governance.
- Others have already commented on the irony of the head of an organisation which conspired to cover up child sex abuse presuming to lecture the rest of us on morality.
- Participation is redefined as discussion in the virtual world of ‘big’ issues presumed to be beyond anybody's control.
- If the present path is blocked, no-one should arrogantly presume to predict a certain way forward.
- I cannot presume to have the arrogance to tell someone how they should go about finding the balances in their own lives.
- The suggestion that it is arrogant to presume to make such decisions is false in at least some cases, including those where the disability is disastrous.
- The final section ranges from a narrative about an artist's educational trip through Africa to projects that presume to address issues of race.
- The answer seems simple enough: he did not presume to know the advocates' goals.
- Would it not end up trivialising and over-simplifying human issues that the narrative was presuming to metaphor?
- These are so essential to our nature as a species that no legitimate government has the right to abridge them, or even presume to grant them.
- Don't presume to know enough about their culture to be able to say ‘oh, it's so wonderful, don't change’.
- That characterization epitomizes the arrogance and condescension of anyone who would presume to understand and speak for all of us.
- I would never presume to dictate issues of style and form to you, dear sir.
- The draft reflects a similar innocence about how the media operate, while presuming to call shots and issue admonitions and injunctions in an often condescending way.
- We do not presume to be important enough to have our own city.
- This vision of justice suggests that one should feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and house the homeless without presuming to ask whether they are deserving.
- After more than two centuries of American jurisprudence and millennia of human experience, a few judges and local authorities are presuming to change the most fundamental institution of civilization.
1I have already presumed on/upon your generosity quite enough — ya he abusado bastante de su generosidad
- if I may presume, I believe that … — si me lo permite, creo que …
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