In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(cause)razón femininemotivo masculinethe reason that I'm telling you is … — el motivo por el que te lo digo es …
- that was the main reason I accepted — esa fue la razón principal por la que acepté
- there's no reason why we should fail — no tenemos por qué fracasar
- I'd like to know the reason why — quisiera saber por qué / el porqué
- I'll want to know the reason why! — ¡me vas (or van etc.) a tener que dar explicaciones!
- all the more reason he should go — razón de más para que vaya
- I left it there for a reason — por algo lo dejé ahí
- for health reasons — por razones / motivos de salud
- with (good) reason — con razón
- for reasons best known to herself — por razones / motivos que solo ella conoce
- she has good reason to be upset — tiene razones / motivos para estar disgustada
- reason for sth — razón / motivo de algo
- the reason for the delay — la razón / el motivo del retraso
- what reason did he give for leaving? — ¿qué razón / motivo dio para irse?
- reason to + inf
- I have reason to believe that … — tengo razones / motivos para pensar que …
- there's no reason to worry — no hay por qué preocuparse
- should you have any reason to complain — si usted tuviera algún motivo de queja
- you've no reason to complain — no tienes motivos para quejarte
- The foundation also showed that liking an area was the main reason why people did not live closer to their work.
- Weather patterns are very complex, and the specific reason for any one event cannot be determined.
- His main reason for quitting was personal, he said, as he wanted to spend more time with his wife and two children.
- Cost did not come into it, except as a reason to justify inaction.
- Therefore, only the tip of the iceberg is known and most of the reasons leading to the event are missed.
- The simple reason is the people in charge of spending the money are not accountable to anyone.
- Research in Bolton found that stress is the main reason why people take time off work.
- He attributed the fine weather on the day as the main reason why so many people decided to go to the matches.
- With their unforced errors, they were the main reason for the goals against them.
- One reason why this event may reverberate is exactly that disconnect.
- Their goal is simply to cause terror without a justified reason.
- I'm hoping to get an explanation or a reason for my not being involved.
- Does he not realise that the main reason most people don't use the bus is that they are slow, inconvenient and inefficient?
- I am sure that in weeks and months to come these families will realise what a good home this was, and the main reason was the people who owned it.
- China is probably the main reason for the rising demand for coal.
- Across all income groups, at least one in three people said their main reason for moving was to get a bigger home.
- Stress and too much administration are cited as some of the main reasons for people wanting a change.
- Experts said that a tight work schedule was the main reason causing the decrease in reading.
- Everyone needs a reason to justify getting up in the morning, and a wage doesn't really do it for most people.
- The reason for the present event, according to their explanation, is immodest behavior.
2(faculty)razón feminineto reach the age of reason — alcanzar la madurez
- the Age of Reason — el Siglo de las Luces
- to lose one's reason — perder la razón
- To be condemned for the colour or creed you were born with, really defies reason or sanity.
- This is why The King is coming along as I need to have a point of sanity and reason to refer back to.
- The exhibition of reason's power in these scenes has no peer in theatre.
- Fortunately my powers of reason have not been entirely overcome and obliterated by received wisdom.
- We must not believe that all opinion is ideology, that reason is only power, that there is no truth to prevail.
- It was abolished hundreds of years ago as sanity and reason won the argument against those who sanctioned it.
- Galileo would not absolve them from blame for resorting to power when reason went against them.
- It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate his power of reason.
- Men are marked off from other animals by possessing reason and the power of thought.
- He believed that with his powers of reason and his faith he could master the world about him.
- The sound of what is being said is just as important as the words themselves in what is, in a sense, a dialogue between reason and emotions.
- He thinks and learns systematically and is drawn to using logic and reason to prove and understand his faith.
- Games like chess and cards are used to help develop logical thinking and reason.
- You can, and should, exercise your powers of reason: that's why God gave them to you.
- For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream.
- Life today is guided not by logic and reason but rather by emotion, fear and sentimentality.
- They wished to use science and reason to understand nature and solve social problems.
- Therefore reason in the sense of a cause is always understood as something rational.
- It was a state of mind where reason appeared to turn in on itself; became warped.
- Nothing restores my faith in the simple power of reason better than the utterances of a man of God.
3(good sense)there's some reason in what she says — hay cierta lógica en lo que dice
- where's the reason in starting over again? — ¿qué sentido tiene volver a empezar?
- to make sb see reason — hacer entrar en razón a algn
- he couldn't make her see reason — no pudo hacerla entrar en razón
- I'm prepared to do anything, within reason, to … — estoy dispuesto a hacer cualquier cosa, dentro de lo razonable, para …
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