In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(identification)reconocimiento masculinehe showed a glimmer of recognition when he saw me — cuando me vio dio muestras de haberme reconocido
- it has changed beyond / out of all recognition — ha cambiado de tal manera que resulta irreconocible
- It was a portrait of a country that has changed beyond all recognition for tourists who were regular visitors in the ‘bad old days’ of mass unemployment and emigration.
- At the same time our knowledge of biochemistry has grown out of all recognition.
- In the past two seasons it has changed out of all recognition and the Six Nations has become so dynamic.
- Many of the bodies have been burned beyond recognition, and few have so far been identified.
- The range of audio aids available has improved out of all recognition in the last ten years or so, Betty says - but most people with hearing problems simply aren't aware of what is available.
- I am having this recurring nightmare that I will be stuck in traffic for so long that I will die and my body decompose beyond recognition before anyone notices.
- For the briefest moment he was confused, and then recognition dawned on him.
- Actually, the world has changed bewilderingly since 1972, and the business of sport has been hyped up out of all recognition from the days when writers tapped out missives such as these on typewriters.
- Although its public and corporate relations have improved beyond recognition, the bank's executives have not always been the best at communicating the company's success to the City.
- What are his thoughts on modern Radio 1, changed beyond recognition from the station he launched in the Sixties?
- It was actually a deer-crossing sign, but it was dented and chipped almost beyond recognition by rifle shots, where the locals had been practising firing off rounds from a moving pick-up truck.
- Wrapped in waterproofs I marvelled at how our little river had swollen out of all recognition, hurtling past laden with broken branches, fence posts and all manner of rubbish.
- Relatives tried to identify the bodies, but most were burned beyond recognition.
- Stacy glances at us as we emerge, but she makes no sign of recognition.
- He doesn't show any sign of recognition either.
- I predict that 90% of white-collar jobs in the US will either be destroyed or altered beyond recognition in the next 10 to 15 years.
- But now that he is dead, his body mutilated almost beyond recognition, it seems right to recall what he said.
- The coroner of the Isle of Wight credits enthusiasts with metal detecters for ‘expanding our knowledge and changing it out of all recognition.’
- Rescue forces were barely able to identify plane parts, let alone the identity of passengers, most of whom were burnt beyond recognition.
- The industry has changed out of all recognition and I think the time has come to call it a day.
2(acknowledgment, acceptance)reconocimiento masculinethe union is fighting for recognition — el sindicato está luchando por obtener el reconocimiento oficial
- in recognition of services rendered — en reconocimiento a / por los servicios prestados
- by your own recognition — según usted mismo reconoce
- Proper recognition and management of delayed and long-term adverse effects may be lifesaving for some patients.
- Neither was there official recognition of the existence of an accounting profession.
- Each agency of the Uniting Church is going to give proper recognition to local Aboriginal people.
- The Indian people of Mexico are on the verge of gaining recognition of their existence and having their rights become a political fact in the constitutional and social reality of Mexico.
- To have proper legal recognition of our relationships doesn't take away the need for this hard work but it does help by giving a supportive structure within which to live.
- There are now some two to three million people in the world seeking some form of constitutional recognition of their existence, as a group, and some form of self-government.
- No democracy can long survive which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of minorities.
- European Community law requires the mutual recognition of qualifications, and this has been incorporated into English law.
- Its existence reflects the growing recognition that the causes of human rights abuses and humanitarian crises are global ones that require global solutions.
- Gay men and lesbians face many obstacles in winning legal recognition of their relationships.
- In 1970, I filed the first-ever suit against the state of California seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
- Much of these two basic tenets was retained after the United States of America won independence from Britain, and received some judicial recognition in the US Supreme Court.
- The fact that these consequences were well understood at the time has received too little recognition in the current debate.
- They are crucial to proper recognition and treatment of the disorder, not just at the beginning but throughout.
- Thousands of people have signed a petition seeking official recognition from the government that the four were innocent.
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