In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(special right)privilegio masculineparliamentary/congressional privilegeuncountable — inmunidad parlamentaria feminine
- After all who among us has never taken advantage of any privileges in our workplace?
- A citizen or class of citizens may not be granted privileges or immunities not granted on the same terms to all citizens.
- The first premise is of course correct, that among the privileges and immunities of citizens of the United States is certainly the right to marry.
- Nonetheless, he explained he thought it was a benefit the country's Premier should be entitled to, and so had asked the Governor for the privilege and duly been granted it.
- Isn't that what equality is supposed to be all about, where no class of citizen enjoys privileges and immunities not extended to all?
- Anonymity is a privilege seldom granted to sources by the respectable press, but ‘spokespeople’ get anonymity all the time.
- But claims that Maori are in some way advantaged or enjoy special privileges over other New Zealanders are simply false.
- On our shores, those in the stands are fans, whose blind devotion grants them the privilege of being entertained - if they are that lucky - for two hours on Saturday afternoons.
- In earlier times, people from wealthy families enjoyed great privileges not available to working-class and poor people.
- The privileges and immunities that proclaim their superior status have grown, not lessened, in democratic India.
- What we all can do, however, is think for ourselves and grant others the privilege of doing so too.
- In Evans we have a woman who used her wealth and class privilege to great advantage in achieving her reform goals.
- It was not enough that each of the 18 provinces retained certain privileges not granted to Baghdad.
- Merely a matter of months into the 21st century, the Government feels we are old and mature enough to be granted special privileges.
- But, the privilege granted to us must not be used as a cover for unethical practices, aimed at violating the spirit of democracy.
- Lady Boothroyd stood by her refusal to grant the privileges when she was Speaker, saying she had been determined to ‘protect the rules of the House of Commons’.
- The bill, piloted by acting Foreign Affairs Minister Danny Montano, is meant to grant certain privileges and immunities to the ACS.
- For the donor I felt respect and gratitude, that she had granted us the privilege of viewing this most intimate of relationships in a way that I hope never to see again.
- Why, then, should anyone grant them such a privilege?
- Why are they kawawa when the military, when the soldiers are given so many privileges not available to other sectors of the government?
2(honor)privilegio masculinehonor masculineI had the privilege of speaking to her in person — tuve el privilegio / el honor de hablar con ella en persona
- it is my privilege to be able to introduce … — tengo el honor / el privilegio de presentarles a …
- Even though Ruth is in the infancy of her captaincy, she already realises that it is both a privilege and an honour to be Captain to such a dedicated and forward thinking group of members.
- She said it was an honour and a privilege to serve as president of the second oldest guild in Ireland and to be in office during the year when the guild celebrated its 90th anniversary.
- It may be a rare privilege to do the honours in a marriage ceremony, but invitations to the USPGA aren't exactly distributed like confetti.
- Replying to the good wishes, Mr. Breen told how it had been a privilege and honour to live in Waterford.
- He did, however, describe the awards haul as ‘a real privilege, a tremendous honour and a real achievement’.
- It would be a wonderful honour and a great privilege to manage Glasgow Rangers one day, but I don't look at it as being the be all and end all.
- It would be an honour and a privilege to meet him.
- It has been an honour and a privilege to work for this great club and to have enjoyed a memorable relationship with such special fans.
- It is a privilege and honour for me to lead such a flypast to celebrate Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.
- To command a new ship, and especially the first of class, I consider an immense privilege and honour.
- It was a privilege to have that honour on a number of occasions down through the years since I first got to know him in the mid-1980s.
- Still, Kochiites enjoyed the rare privilege of honouring the music maestro.
- He said he was looking forward to the challenge of leading health reform, and that it was ‘a great honour and a privilege to be entrusted with this role’.
- He added: ‘It's been a great privilege and honour to represent this particular branch of the armed forces.’
- ‘It is a great honour and privilege to receive this award, especially in such a forum,’ he commented.
- To be a leader in that force is an honour and a privilege.
- It's an immense privilege and honour to lead the council and I'm very proud of what has been achieved in the last three years.
- She wouldn't regularly have this job, for it was a privilege and honour, but Zarana had a friend who was government and rebelled against her father's wishes.
- To play hurling was a real privilege and an honour, and to put on a club jersey, whether it be Ireland or London or to wear the colours of Kilkenny C.B.S. gave me a great feeling of pride.
- It used to be a privilege and an honour to be selected to play for your country, but top stars these days are far too full of self-importance.
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