In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(response/departure/outcry) provocar(response/departure/outcry) dar lugar athe incident prompted fears of a backlash — el incidente hizo temer una reacción violenta
- she was prompted by a desire for revenge — la animaba / empujaba el deseo de vengarse
- to prompt sb to + inf — mover a algn a + inf
- hearing the news, I was prompted to write a letter of protest — la noticia me indujo a escribir una carta de protesta
- what prompted you to do that? — ¿qué fue lo que te movió a hacer eso?
- Boots' withdrawal was reportedly prompted by concerns that the deal could offend its core customers.
- This may have been prompted by the fact that I have a job interview on Thursday.
- Still others think it has been prompted in part by family dynamics, primarily divorce.
- The FDA's announcement has prompted a flurry of statements from politicians and organisations on both sides of the issue.
- Jerome's explanation only prompted more questions, but Dale held his tongue.
- The move has prompted criticism from media and journalist organisations around the world.
- Although teasing resembles bullying because it can prompt feelings of anger or embarrassment, teasing can be less hostile and done with humor, rather than harm.
- The study has been prompted by the fact the number of retests has more than doubled since 1999.
- The contract prohibits layoffs unless prompted by events beyond the company's control.
- The silence of the food queues is prompted by the fear of political violence which pervades many towns.
- The outcome also prompted immediate speculation in London that Britain's planned referendum on the treaty was now pointless.
- The revelation has prompted an outcry from parents, legal experts and politicians who demanded further investigations.
- His decision was undeniably prompted by the fact that a girl he fancied was performing in the school play.
- My letter to Holiday Inn about the event prompted a classic non-response.
- Perhaps this reaction to development is prompted in part by the way it is treated in the translations.
- The findings prompted an enormous response in the media, as any news of GM does these days.
- The recruiting crunch has also prompted calls for the military to change longstanding traditions.
- Indeed, the figures prompt more questions than answers.
- The heavy security was apparently prompted by intelligence reports that unidentified groups planned to disrupt the controversial exercises.
- No official reason was given by the government, raising speculation that it was prompted by critical news reports.
2she prompted him — le sopló lo que tenía que decir informal
1(reply/delivery) rápido(reply/delivery) prontohe must receive prompt treatment — se lo debe tratar inmediatamente / sin demora
- they are usually prompt in replying to my letters/in their payments — normalmente contestan mis cartas enseguida/pagan puntualmente
- prompt payment would be appreciated — se agradece la prontitud en el pago
- City and county officials should take prompt action to gain the trust of citizens.
- Prompt response to all citizens' calls for assistance should be a priority.
- The best control is prompt diagnosis and removal of sick trees.
- I must commend the RTA for a prompt reply to my letter, and their immediate attention to this dangerous situation.
- Prompt treatment as soon as the problem is noticed will be most effective.
- In some animal studies, such prompt treatment has been shown to prevent infection.
- Only prompt action by one of the pilots, who aborted his take-off after reaching a speed of more than 100 mph, prevented a collision at Manchester airport.
- My customers can be sure of prompt delivery of meat and poultry.
- Once a diagnosis of breast cancer is made, women should receive prompt, planned treatment.
- They backtracked hastily and asked simply to be able to publish a prompt response.
- The boycott call resulted in a prompt response.
- The day I brought Band-Aids, a large number of animals suddenly needed prompt attention.
- They say prompt action enabled them to avoid measures that would have affected patients.
- This could be resolved by carrying the corrections over to next week's edition, but would that appease irate members of the public who had been promised a prompt correction this week?
- I sent a note to the authors and received a prompt reply from them.
- The public and the media would criticize the police if no prompt action were taken.
- The instantaneous nature of the net then provokes a prompt response.
- Prompt response and appropriate action is necessary to minimize damage in a water loss.
- Thank you for your prompt reply to my e-mail sent yesterday.
- The nature of media is that all of these requests require a prompt response.
1at ten o'clock prompt — a las diez en punto
- she turned up prompt at three — llegó puntualmente a las tres
1(reminder)apunte masculineI had to give him a prompt — tuve que apuntarle lo que tenía que decir
- Phil stormed onto the stage, pulled the ear piece from Gary's ear and demanded that he do his trick without the aid of offstage prompts.
- While the other performers continued mouthing their parts to give the impression that a technical fault had occurred, the culprit was given a prompt.
2informal(prompter)apuntador masculineapuntadora feminine
3Computingpresto masculinemensaje al operador masculine
- However, a curious thing happens when you open a DOS prompt.
- Delete the existing DOS partition by following the prompts on screen.
- There is no root password, so you will be given a command prompt.
- Note that Windows, except at the DOS command prompt, supports forward slashes in all file paths.
- A display manager provides a graphical login prompt for the user.
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