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(suggest)proponerdo you know what he proposed to me? — ¿sabes qué me propuso?
- to propose -ing/(that) — proponer que + subj
- I proposed giving them more incentives — propuse darles / que se les dieran más incentivos
- she proposed that we employ them both — propuso que las contratáramos a las dos
- what do you propose we do? — ¿qué propones que hagamos?
- On top of that you have to add all the other spending he's proposed.
- She proposed workers could put in 12-hour shifts, four days at a time, instead of the current five-day schedule.
- He was opposed to orthodoxy of any kind; he proposed no gods or explanations of how the world came into being.
- He's proposed lowering the class size and putting 100,000 teachers out into our schools.
- The Town Council proposed a target figure of 75 per cent affordable housing.
- He proposes a lucid plan that really deserves immediate attention by policymakers.
- The president first proposed his guest worker program a year ago.
- The bill proposes a new family of interlocking, flexible accounts.
- The conference voted for complete opposition to the Lyons report, which first proposed these plans.
- However, he said the council had questioned the figure proposed by the City Sanitation Agency.
- Public sector workers also need to actively recruit to their unions by explaining what the plans mean and by proposing a strategy for fighting them.
- The plan was proposed because many of the hospital's 16 buildings, some of which date back to 1908, need major repairs.
- In what follows I try to analyze what gave rise to this choice for the public, and propose a plan for moving on.
- And in fact, they're not proposing a peace plan.
- Part of the process of establishing the benefit of a care order will be consideration of the care plan proposed by the local authority.
- Now it's proposed the bottom teams in both sections be relegated.
- Later, it says: ‘Although they might be thoroughly decent places to live, it's still hard to propose any serious tourist investigation.’
- There are several issues to be considered in proposing any innovative scheme such as this.
- He is also a bold thinker who proposed civil servants' salary cuts.
- At the end of the last Congressional session, a legalization program for undocumented farm laborers was proposed.
1.2proposed past participlethe proposed cuts — los recortes que se proponen implementar
1.3(in meeting)(amendment) proponer(motion) presentar(motion) proponerI propose that the meeting be adjourned — propongo que se levante la sesión
- she proposed Charles as chairman — postuló a Charles como presidente
- you'll be proposed for membership at the next meeting — se te propondrá como candidato a socio en la próxima reunión
- She told the Evening Press that the motion proposed by her party had merely said it would be unacceptable to seek to impose such a charge.
- In proposing the motion, he also said that it was a case of putting money before anything else.
- She will propose a motion requesting the council adjourn it until May 21.
- The veteran pro-democracy lawmaker proposed a motion in the legislature yesterday to call for his resignation.
- Those countries are proposing a motion that would see the UN dole out cash to countries that protect rainforests.
- At Monday night's monthly meeting of Council, he proposed a motion that action be taken prior to the accession of the new member states in May.
- A motion is proposed that would be a Good Thing.
- Anyway, someone proposes the motion and someone else opposes it.
- Indeed at last Council I proposed two motions that got full Council backing.
- He had begun by proposing a motion saying that the new road sweeper belonging to Laois County Council was ‘doing an excellent job’ and he hoped it would be kept busy.
- While the question prompted discussion, his attempt to speak again on the matter and to propose a motion for recommendation was over-ruled on a point of order.
- He was proposing the motion calling on dog owners to ensure they have them under control at all times.
- Both motions were proposed and seconded and all Councillors present voted in favour of both contraventions.
- At last week's Carlow town council meeting a resident of Grave Lane requested that the council propose a motion to change the name to Park Lane.
- He proposed the motion that urged a united campaign.
- He would not be able to live down the embarrassment in the event of someone telephoning him, as it was he who proposed the motion at committee to ban mobiles.
- The independent councillors are to propose a motion tomorrow to cast the vote again, this time recording the result.
- However, halving the time allocated to proposing a motion to five minutes and allowing seconders a mere two-and-a-half minutes to explain their position is too blunt an instrument.
- He proposed a motion that no further action is taken at this time, and the committee agreed to this.
- The ministry hasn't decided whether it will propose a motion to reverse the legislative resolution this week, he said.
2(intend)to propose to + inf, to propose -ing — pensar + inf
- what do you propose to do about it? — ¿qué piensas hacer al respecto?
- I propose to go back home and wait — pienso volver a casa y esperar
- what do you propose doing with that old trunk? — ¿qué piensas hacer con ese baúl viejo?
- As we have previously pointed out, we are not proposing to attend the hearing of your Application.
1to propose to sb — proponerle matrimonio a algn
- he proposed to her — le propuso matrimonio
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