In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(suggestion)propuesta feminineto put / make a proposal to sb — hacerle una propuesta a algn
- He set out a variety of proposals for new types of legal practice in a consultation paper in March.
- He said if the junction plan became a formal proposal he would contact residents and organise a campaign.
- The first draft plan on the proposals was submitted to the Army Board on Wednesday.
- Sale of the land on which the present one stands would be a major kick-start to our proposals for a new venue.
- There are also proposals for a major public square in the heart of a new commercial district and a luxury hotel.
- The plan includes proposals for the Boreham homes and a new railway station in the area.
- He insisted councillors were properly briefed on outline proposals for the access.
- Exciting proposals for more youth music events in Witham are set to be considered by town bosses.
- He wrote a formal proposal, but lost it down the back of a radiator.
- He has led opposition against the proposals for two years and pledged to vote against the law.
- Parents have hit out at proposals for cutting special needs teaching places in the borough.
- I have given consideration to current proposals for reform in the laws of adoption.
- The latest proposals for a relevant curriculum focus upon relating school to the world of work.
- The councillors met with the developer and were shown the grounds and the proposals for the site.
- Countryside campaigners have long fought any proposals for the reopening of the quarry.
- The inspector has also removed a proposed bypass and proposals for a new junior school.
- He said, while he supports the proposals for the land, he cannot support the way it has been done.
- Or, if all else fails, he may try to come up with actual proposals for a second term.
- An action group today pledged to halt proposals for a new community centre outside its village.
- There he will provide a number of alternative proposals for delivering summer shinty.
2(of marriage)proposición matrimonial feminineproposición de matrimonio femininepropuesta matrimonial femininepropuesta de matrimonio feminine
- She accepted his marriage proposal, not telling him the truth about her sister.
- A woman scorned, she refused to help him and turned down his marriage proposal.
- The interval was interrupted by a marriage proposal, accepted with haste by the prospective bride.
- I offered my proposal in the heat of passion, and I will withdraw it while the pot still boils.
- I understand that you have accepted a proposal of marriage from Charles.
- It is then that she receives a marriage proposal from an educated person whom she also likes.
- I know that many prefer the type of stories that begin with a proposal of marriage or even a wedding or dance.
- Still, none of these proved quite as attractive to me as the marriage proposal.
- A young girl in an evangelically strict household receives a proposal of marriage from a young man.
- She did not want to lose the doctor and accepted his proposal of marriage.
- Two thousand miles is a long way to go to have your marriage proposal turned down.
- What looked like a proposal of marriage between the two biggest insurers in Britain turned out to be a brief encounter.
- We do not know exactly what Harry said to Bess, but it must have amounted to a proposal.
- So for Valentine's Day this year I got one card, a bunch of flowers and a proposal of marriage.
- The two plays focus on a woman who rejects a marriage proposal and is attacked by the jilted lover.
- They report to him of her beauty and great qualities, and he sends her a proposal of marriage.
- After all, convicted murderers always get more marriage proposals than other men.
- I am about to make a proposal of marriage and want to know if it is the right decision.
- Men on the receiving end of a marriage proposal should be flattered, said Richard.
- She rejected his proposal of marriage and, for many weeks, we heard no more of him.
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