In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of people)públicopublic opinion is against it — la opinión pública está en contra
- it is a matter of public knowledge — es un asunto de dominio público / de pública notoriedad
- there is growing public concern over this issue — la gente está cada vez más preocupada sobre este tema
- it wouldn't be in the public interest — no beneficiaría a la ciudadanía
- to go public — salir a bolsa
- public enemy number one — enemigo público número uno
- In my experience, the press gallery is more concerned with public affairs than private ones.
- It is perhaps worth noting that the issue of secrecy in matters of public affairs has been long a source of public concern.
- We recognise that this remains a matter of considerable public concern.
- Irish nightclubs are big business but public order concerns are threatening to cut short the party.
- She argues that the paper trivialises legitimate public concern over GM foods.
- Manners are not a private affair, but are matters of great public concern.
- Mr Fitzgerald said the right of the press and the public to know matters of legitimate public concern was recognised.
- He is bound to recognise the acute public concern rightly aroused where deaths occur in custody.
- This division is important in getting really valid issues and concerns into the public forum.
- The trust recognised public concern but did not have any grounds to object to the trial.
- That is a matter for public concern for those living in the region.
- We need to know how the delay happened, and if there are any other public health concerns that we need to know about.
- Concern with public welfare found an echo in another reforming current - that provided by the Church.
- Do we ban tobacco out of concern for public health, or do we allow people the freedom to choose their own evils.
- But he said he was increasingly concerned about the public cynicism of politics and politicians.
- They maintain that since public safety is their concern therefore they have to be very cautious.
- As the school year started two years ago there was little public concern over this.
- These matters are of grave public concern and the people deserve to know the truth.
- Plans for a new nightspot in Maldon have been rejected by district councillors concerned about public safety.
- West Yorkshire Police continue to have serious concerns about public safety.
2(concerning the state)públicoit was built at public expense — se construyó con fondos públicos
- to hold public office — tener un cargo público
- to retire from public life — retirarse de / abandonar la vida pública
- public body — organismo estatal / público
3(garden/library/footpath) públicolet's go inside: it's too public out here — vayamos dentro, aquí no tenemos ninguna privacidad
- This site is an area of public open space zoned for recreation and amenity.
- The first phase of the project includes the refurbishment of the bedrooms and revamping the bar and public areas.
- People are complaining about the mess, and there is a big fine for owners of dogs that soil public areas.
- The roof needs replacing, and although most of the public areas look fine, there are parts of the castle which are in a very bad state.
- A regular visitor to the north Cotswolds has kicked up a stink about the state of the public toilets in the area.
- A number of local residents have put forward proposals to make the wooded public area a greater amenity for villagers.
- To date, the city has held several open houses and public meetings about the plans, he said.
- The ration of half an hour per week or fortnight is simply not enough and this should not be a case of finance but it should be in the area of public amenity.
- This is a public meeting and all people in the area are welcome to attend.
- It was icy on the road inside the residential area while the public roads are completely clear of snow already.
- They will be presenting their case to an open public meeting at Guildhall next Tuesday at 7.30 pm.
- People living in the area believed it was to be a public meeting where they would have the opportunity to have their say.
- Mr Longworth said Miss Suri was wearing correct footwear and was in an area approved for public access when she slipped.
- We are about to embark on a campaign of planting and general enhancement of public areas.
- She wondered whether the change would qualify that area for more public lighting and footpaths.
- Maritz said the parking area was public open space - he could not allow the deck to remain.
- The initial contribution will be used to add public art to the area in front of Keighley Shared Church and the adjacent car park.
- There will be a public meeting for all residents of the area on a date to be announced in the Autumn.
- Residents in Redvales angered over plans to build a new nursery in the area held a public meeting on Monday.
- There was a place a little further down that had a public open area for the community.
4(open, not concealed)(announcement/protest) públicoshe is a well-known public figure — es un personaje conocido / una persona muy conocida
- public speaking — oratoria
- public speaker — oradora
- to make sth public — hacer algo público
- to go public — salir a bolsa
- In my view, this public distaste for Charles is to do with his behaviour, not his position.
- He seems to have a strategy, but it is one that he does not seem to have laid open for public view and debate.
- Which soap actor made a public apology for exposing himself on the internet?
- Do we really gain anything from barring extreme points of view from public discourse?
- It is the attempt to exclude such views from acceptable public discourse that is anti-democratic.
1(people in general)the public — el público
- open to the public — abierto al público (en general)
- However, he reassured his constituents and the general public that he had no such intention.
- The central question under section 41 is the risk to the public from serious harm.
- Many experts have thus given up the attempt to communicate with the general public.
- The final phase of the project will consist of competitions open to the general public.
- An official opening will be held tomorrow night before it opens to the general public again on Saturday.
- The news networks picked up the story and asked the public for help.
- Apart from which, they were enormously popular with the general public.
- Yet the greatest prize was informing the public on matters of world interest.
- The letters of the alphabet ought to, and should, be open to the general public for use.
- Such relationships are often maintained at the expense of the voters and the general public.
- I cite these examples to illustrate the controlled ignorance of the general public at that time.
- Public history also sought to enhance communication between historians and the general public.
- Is it going to be about informing the public of the dangers?
- Police have now turned to the public for help over the August 27 attack.
- Regrettably, the general public is almost totally unaware of this important research.
- Often the mainstream media have done more to mislead than to inform the public on the issues behind the protests.
- Most members of the general public would regard them as stiff or rigid.
- The museum will open to the general public when all school appointments are finished.
- The course is suitable and worthwhile for all members of the general public.
- Members of all denominations and the general public are invited to attend the Legacy service.
- It's a strange but pleasant feeling, meeting one's public for the first time.
- Suddenly, as if on cue, he straightened his shoulders and walked downstage to greet his public.
- I descend to greet my public at 11 pm and am able to scrutinize at least 6 different chins and sets of grinning teeth at close quarters.
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