In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(inquiry)pregunta feminineto ask / put a question — hacer una pregunta
- I asked you a question — te hice una pregunta
- ask no questions and I'll tell you no lies — mejor no preguntes
- a large reward will be paid, no questions asked — se ofrece una cuantiosa recompensa, total discreción
- can you do it today? — no chance — ask a silly question! — ¿lo puedes hacer hoy? — ¡ni soñar! — ¡no sé para qué pregunto!
- Staff from the council offices will take questions and information will be available about council services.
- Perhaps the best way to put this is simply to say it exactly as the question is worded.
- Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word.
- She lets Chomsky answer these tough questions in his own words.
- He now refuses to speak to Swedish journalists and he chooses his words carefully when answering questions.
- Here is some background information that may help answer the questions.
- Leaflets will be available giving up to date information and questions can be answered.
- The major challenge for the project group was to reach all staff members with information and answer their questions.
- A doctor or nurse went on each visit to answer any questions and give health information.
- Ask questions to elicit answers that will show you if this is a person you want treating your growing teen.
- Interested parents are invited to come along to the meeting this evening to ask questions and gather information.
- I must however add a few words regarding how the question is to be approached and answered.
- Curiously, you might not actually perceive this as a question designed to elicit information.
- Certainly, a Minister cannot dodge a question by questioning the word of a member.
- They want all information relevant to their question so they can formulate an answer.
- It also implies that a computer can never be programmed to answer all mathematical questions.
- Organisers of both courses will be there on the evening to provide information and answer questions.
- I believe that only he would have the information to answer the questions that I would pose.
- They refuse to answer questions adequately; they refuse to provide detailed information.
- The chapter ends by providing common questions and answers about computer consulting.
2(in quiz, exam)pregunta femininethe 64,000 dollar question — la pregunta del millón
3(issue, problem)cuestión feminineasunto masculineproblema masculinethis raises the question of finance — esto plantea el problema / el asunto / la cuestión de la financiación
- the Irish question — el problema irlandés
- if it's a question of money … — si es cuestión de dinero …
- that is not the question — no se trata de eso
- a question of fact/law — una cuestión de hecho/derecho
- But key questions remain unanswered following the case, about the legal protection available to those making claims of abuse.
- This raises a number of questions which no doubt The Register's beloved readers will be pleased to weigh in on.
- Morgan resolved an important question relating to the interpretation of Title VII, the central federal anti-discrimination statute.
- To bring in these wider questions requires them to dissent from the government line.
- The validity issue raises questions about whether we are measuring the appropriate things in the final examination.
- The first of these, with Pico Iyer as moderator, discussed questions of national identity.
- He asked for subsequent parish council meetings to discuss the question of lack of support from Bradford Council.
- Still ahead here, is it a question of states' rights, or is it a violation of civil rights?
- That is why the political questions we are discussing today are so significant.
- This scenario no doubt raises questions as to whether it is morally right for a teacher to date a pupil.
- There is no doubt the moral question of how to balance relative evils in this case is a very difficult one.
- Our discussion will consider questions of rights, individual freedom, harm, and conceptions of the good life.
- Meanwhile, key questions remain unanswered: How much pressure can Bangalore roads take?
- In Question Time Mark Latham wanted to focus on the question of truth in government.
- One of them was an article authored by Mahatma Gandhi, discussing the minority question.
- Such questions of moral validity, he continues, are best left in the domain of religion.
- The film-makers were asked to work on the question of conflict and resolution between communities.
4(doubt)duda femininehis integrity is beyond question — su integridad está fuera de duda
- he would beyond / without question have died — no cabe la menor duda de que se hubiera muerto
- it's an open question whether they'll get married — no se sabe si se casarán o no
- there is no question about / as to her talent — no hay duda de que tiene talento
- there's no question about it — no cabe duda
- there is no question but (that) a change of policy is due — no cabe duda de que se necesita un cambio de política
- the question remains: where …? — sigue planteado el interrogante: ¿dónde …?
- It was the seventh time Harrington had finished second that season and naturally his mind screamed with questions and doubts.
- It also raises questions about the justification for this omissions liability, and whether citizens have fair warning of it.
- It left Bradford coach Brian Noble fuming and many others raising questions about the validity of the player's actions.
- Will his violation raise questions about the validity of his case for a spot in the Hall of Fame some day?
- There are also some questions over the validity of the Lancet study in the case of measuring casualties in Iraq.
- He was always certain that when he met the right woman there would be no lingering doubts or questions.
- Yet this must surely raise questions over the validity of the prize itself.
- It also raises questions about controls at the company's head office to enforce common standards across the group
- I will return to the question of scientific validity at the end of my reply.
- This would raise even more questions about the validity of the use of an MLAT, and the Home Office's involvement in it.
- At that time we had a lot of questions as to the validity of that information.
- If you have questions or doubts about the paint, have your local paint store check it for you.
- No question of the validity of a law made by the Parliament arises in these proceedings.
- However, the question of the validity of soft dollars was not a debatable matter until recently.
- She was not prepared to give even the benefit of the doubt over the question of the mob's fighting prowess.
- Two threads in the literature raise important questions about their validity.
- For some the confidence of adolescence is replaced with questions and doubt, marking the transition to adulthood.
5(possibility)posibilidad femininehow can there be any question of my leaving? — ¿cómo puede siquiera plantearse de que me vaya?
1(person) hacerle preguntas a(examiner/policeman) interrogarhis parents questioned him about where he had been all night — sus padres le preguntaron dónde había estado toda la noche
- Detectives carefully planned the interview and how they were going to question him.
- The detention plans were put forward after senior police officers argued they needed extra time to question suspects.
- Police arrested one man in connection with the crime and were questioning him yesterday.
- Police were today questioning a man whose arrest led to a series of anti-terrorist raids last night.
- They followed up the raid by staking out the area over the bank holiday weekend to question people visiting the house.
- Police have started questioning the driver and passengers after a coach overturned on a mountain road.
- Then they were stopping, searching and questioning people as they came through.
- After questioning his wife, police said that he may have left for Pakistan earlier this month.
- At the last minute, Hain was told that his interrogators were in fact planning to question him about something else.
- Hammer was arrested on Sunday night after six people were questioned at a house near the crime scene.
- A policewoman told a jury how she ran after a driver who sped off as she was questioning him.
- He was taken to Lucan where he was questioned and then charged with drugs offences.
- When he was questioned he told officers that he carried the screwdriver as a weapon because he was a paranoid man.
- Police are also keen to question the soldiers at the nearby Fort George army barracks who were on duty on the night of the fatal shooting.
- When he was questioned he admitted taking the purse and the prescription pad and finding the other items.
- Although a number of people were questioned under caution, no-one was ever charged.
- Officers in Finglas Station will question people who were at the scene to establish how the man was shot.
- Police were yesterday questioning a man after a teenager was found stabbed to death in the street.
- If a policeman questions a teenager, they must fill out a 40 question form.
- He was questioned by police and released on bail pending further inquiries.
2(doubt)(integrity/motives) poner en duda
- The final line of defence is to question the priorities of those who continue to raise Iraq, and dismiss the issue as a bore.
- I constantly question his love, which has led to him doubting our relationship.
- It is your right as a member to question these actions, and request such modifications as you see fit.
- The interviewer was aghast that I could question the prime minister's integrity.
- He was raised a Methodist but began to question his faith after seeing so many die in the Korean war.
- But no one is seriously questioning its validity.
- A series of public meetings have also been organised where people can question council officers about the plans.
- If a battle did not succeed, its execution, not its objectives, were questioned.
- It questions the bland aphorisms of beauty and raises the difficult issues of purity and exclusivity.
- Now, it was not for me to question her purity, but I had certain doubts about her saintliness.
- It has given some an excuse to question our cause and to cast doubt on our motives.
- No matter what our build we always have doubts; we always question our desirability and self-worth.
- If you question the cost; a local agency told us we should focus on the child and somehow raise the money.
- At no time was an audience challenged to question a moral conundrum, or inspired to see the world through different eyes.
- Nobody questions the wisdom behind the decision to set up the commission.
- However, in light of recent data many have started to question whether it will raise rates again so soon.
- Scientists are constantly questioning their assumptions and challenging their own findings.
- Some critics question the authenticity of the tablets.
- Mired in depression and doubt, he started to question his most fundamental beliefs.
- Some people are even questioning its viability as a company.
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