In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Many people are surprised to learn that the weapons and kit used by the SAS are largely the same as those available to regular British Army soldiers.
- Indigenous regular armies, although fighting in their own country and more numerous than foreign forces, were subordinate to them.
- The Company would also hire regular army units for duty in India.
- Over the decades, especially since the 1980s, Special Forces techniques have been spreading to the regular army.
- In 2005 the Army wants 80,000 new soldiers for the regular Army and 22,000 more for the reserves.
- The combating of such terrorism entities takes well-equipped regular forces.
- United States intelligence estimates 350,000 soldiers in the regular army, poorly equipped with low morale.
- If you did that, you would be part of the regular Army.
- Recruitment for the regular army has always been difficult.
- They get paid a lot better than the regular army, have better equipment, barracks and rations.
- They were, essentially, already regular armies, but depended for manpower acquisition on mercenary recruitment.
- Responded to such concerns, a national defence force of regular units, militias, and Volunteer units was constructed.
- Apart from some garrison artillery, the regular army comprised staff officers and instructional cadres for the volunteer militia.
- Many of these people are former regular professional military folks, both commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.
- This was a bit of a gamble, for the regular army combat troops did not possess the same high degree of natural talents as the Special Forces people.
- In July 1962, further efforts were made to transform the Kuwait irregular infantry into a regular force.
- Fighting an insurgency is unlike anything taught in regular military manuals.
- The stability mission remains one for combat-ready soldiers, but in the U.S. sector, not one to be performed by the regular Army.
- The only way to make up the deficiency was to organize all men discharged from the regular Army into an enlisted reserve.
- In September 1939 its regular component, the Permanent Force, totalled only 5,385 men.
- At some sites, corn hills have been carefully arranged in rows, while at others they show no such regular arrangement.
- Vash and Yuri's dorm is shaped like a regular pentagon.
- The cells are termed ‘smooth’ because they lack the regular bands or striations which are prominent in skeletal muscle fibres and cardiac muscle cells.
- But the polygon is a regular polygon, and there's a chart for those in your book, here.
- The works were composed of very elongated parallelograms and regular trapezoids.
- Cliff Hill is very close, has a trig point and a regular shape like an upturned saucer.
- The placement and shape of the prairies are similar, though Webb's prairies are more regular in shape.
- This ratio occurs several times in the theory of regular polygons and polyhedra.
- They seem to cover equal amounts of the canvas in a regular arrangement broken only by the thin orange lines.
- The regular arrangement of leaves on a stem and trichomes on leaves is generated by lateral inhibition
- His features were smoothly regular and extraordinarily placid, as if he surveyed the world from a lofty perch, far removed from any of its foibles and cares.
- We were armed with a large supply of pine cones (chosen for their more regular shape than sticks), painted red for easy identification.
- These three groups are the fundamental polyform families, being derived from the three regular polygons.
- Your dentist will use a series of small files to enlarge the canals and make them a regular shape so the root filling can be placed.
- Barely a regular structure, road or building broke the contours of the mountainsides, whose ragged, stony slopes rose straight from the shore to a thousand feet.
1.1(evenly spaced)regularat regular intervals — con regularidad
- his pulse is regular — su pulso es regular
- to keep regular hours — llevar una vida ordenada / metódica
- The British arrived from a land of neat farms, specific hedgerows, a regular cycle of tilling the land and a cultivation timetable based on seasons.
- A standard closet is generally equipped with regular poles and shelf space.
- So does the image of a society with so ordered, predictable, and regular a daily round that the minutest deviation from routine constitutes a clue to the eagle-eyed sleuth.
- Semicircular solid bastions were spaced at regular intervals along the ramparts.
- Specimens have been found all over the world, but it's not clear if they have regular migration patterns.
- The mostly open-plan working areas are equally generous in space, and they flow at regular intervals into ‘break out spaces’.
- In the latter period of the Western Zhou dynasty bronze scripts became more regular, with sharper angles and thinner lines.
- The Drosophila compound eye contains around 800 individual ommatidia, arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern.
- Ohlson varies his regular structure by making two rectangles within each of four vertical quadrants.
- I sat on a bench, spaced at regular intervals like all the others, indexed by a number, in this case the number One, and dedicated in memoriam to a dead appreciator of the park.
- The modified instructions should boast regular structure and should suit for flawless execution in very simple functional units.
- Lateral inhibition is also involved in the regular spacing of hair cells or trichomes on root and leaf surfaces.
- Synchronous applications have a regular structure, and in general, are the simplest to code and parallelize.
- To assist us in teaching, and to give the students a regular format, we have prepared a teaching framework for the classes.
- Once you've found one nail head, others should be spaced at regular intervals.
- Except on the bottom and top floors, the windows, arranged in a completely regular pattern, are simple holes in the wall with simple frames.
1.2(consistent, habitual)(contributor/reader/customer) habitual(contributor/reader/customer) asiduodon't be surprised, that's a regular occurrence — no te sorprendas, eso es muy frecuente / pasa con mucha frecuencia
- to be in regular employment — tener empleo fijo
- the regular staff — el personal permanente
- regular troops — tropas regulares
- one of the regular features of the paper — uno de los artículos regulares del periódico
- on a regular basis — regularmente
- His supporters at St Hilda's Church in Cross Green, Leeds - where he is a regular worshipper - are now considering their options.
- Only with this view, the design of tree guards is changed from the regular ones.
- Then it's just like the regular process for the other stuff I'm making.
- Moreover, server processors very often boast some features, which will be of absolutely no use in regular desktop platforms.
- The meeting instructed the secretary to ask the Town Council to arrange for sufficient space to be left to regular stallholders if in future the market hall is again let for a similar purpose.
- He walked out of the bathroom area, going to his locker to change back into his regular clothes, but deciding to wait until he cooled off completely.
- Books in digital format, also known as e-books, can be read on devices lacking the power and screen space to afford a regular Web browser.
- Please view the italics as simply the opposite of the regular format, and vice versa.
- Nickione had changed back to his regular form and sat on the sidewalk holding Kristianna.
- Indeed, the priory is such a beautiful place it attracts regular worshippers from as far afield as Sedbergh and Dalton-in-Furness to attend services there.
- But millions of dollars are expected to pour in to the city in the next fortnight - and not just from our regular Easter visitors.
- As well as the regular engines, visitors will be able to ride steam engines from 11 am.
- Although not a regular worshipper at St Mary's, he often read Christmas lessons at the church, and was heavily involved in the Thundridge community.
- Imagine having access to a car whenever you need it, but without the hassle of registration, insurance and having to find regular parking space.
- The pub has continued to be popular during the summer months with a regular influx of visitors to Rosses Point.
- At 7: 15, I get off the ice and change back into my regular clothes, then I go home with Mom.
- We now know how to change basic permissions on regular files, but what about directories?
- The couple, who met in North Wales, were having a late afternoon wedding at St Paul's Church, in Holgate, where they are regular worshippers and run a youth group.
- My heart beat instantly dropped to its regular rhythm, seeing that it was only Rachel.
- The three of them walked out of the room and left me to change into regular clothes.
- Also, as a regular worshipper at St James's Church, Thornton, John clearly finds church-going congenial.
- At present, the regular worshippers have found it difficult to find funds for routine running expenses.
- The chairman of the Hounslow Jamia Mosque, Suleman Chachia, said Hanif was a regular worshipper and had been attending prayers for at least the last two years.
- I figured they would be a change from my regular studs.
- These were probably formulaic, and he was able to tinker with his regular format to suit.
- Flowers, left by local people, fill the porch of the 19 th-century chapel where the Queen Mother was a regular worshipper.
- The Flying Scotsman was a regular York visitor when it ran from London to Scotland from 1923 to 1963.
- Jumping up, she changed into her regular work clothes even though school was over for that day.
- However, the slowness of the official channels, and Nicholas's desire to have all strings in his own hand, caused him to bypass the regular processes.
- Mary Morgan, of Durrington, also remembers Rick, his wife and their two children as regular worshippers.
- Karen's family are all close and so the various in-laws are regular visitors to our house at weekends!
- Teba, who is a regular worshipper at St Michael-Le-Belfry Church, helped out at the local school in Oussouye.
- Along with its regular induction, the Songwriters Hall of Fame also doles out a few special prizes.
- Red and black threes have special properties as in regular canasta.
- The three-day event saw its regular royal visitor Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, drop by.
- This pedicure is designed for those who want more than just the regular change of toe-nail polish.
- The family is being supported by friends from All Saints' Church, Little Horton, where they are regular worshippers.
1.3to be regular — ser regular
- The individual consumer has the regular bill as an incentive to manage his or her use of the phone, but the corporate customer doesn't care too much about the cost and may not even see the bill.
- Whether the patient has a history of regular or irregular menstrual cycles does not appear to be a contributing factor.
- Assuming there are no contraindications, a woman should plan to exercise at regular intervals.
- I also plan to be in regular attendance at Neighbourhood Watch, as well as local Pub Watch meetings.
- It seems there is a problem with us using the space on a regular basis.
- He will defecate normally in his box, and behave regular.
- The lowest priority should be given to fit individuals with regular daytime duties who can make their routine journeys to work in other ways.
- By investing a regular sum, for instance in an index tracker, you will simply be buying more units should prices fall.
- They intend planning regular editions of the newsletter to keep everyone up to date with their busy school life.
- First, readings are collected over an interval that takes into account regular tidal patterns.
- It requires a regular menstrual cycle and is most effective in a long-term relationship.
- However, approximately 20 percent of active women don't experience regular menstrual periods.
- When wine is matured in any other form of wooden container it is particularly important that the ullage space is minimized by regular topping up.
- York council chiefs announced plans to dump regular weekly rubbish collections in an attempt to recycle more garden waste.
- It was in constant use for regular Thursday meetings and parties.
- Growing intercrops also helps in regular cultivation, efficient weed, pest and disease management.
- Earlier onset of regular menstrual cycles is associated with early regular ovulatory menstrual cycles, a risk factor for the disease.
- On the day Mr Marlow was issued with a ticket - July 4-his car was noticed twice in the mayor's space by different wardens on their regular beat.
- In school they also learn the importance of personal commitment, punctuality, regular attendance, planning for the future and working as a team.
- If cycles become regular, it is worth continuing for six months at this dose.
- Patients were required to have had regular menstrual cycles and to have reported their symptoms for at least two years.
- All nursing staff who work a regular night shift pattern have been allocated on-site parking spaces.
- Apart from the regular individual sheep classes, the main highlights of the sheep section are the Hogget Championships and the group classes.
- The subjects were healthy premenopausal women with regular menstrual periods.
- Do you hope eventually to have your own performing space and a regular summer festival?
- Women with regular menstrual cycles should begin testing for urinary LH about 3 days prior to expected ovulation.
- Just last month, the council announced plans to increase access to the archives by holding a special evening opening, a service it plans to make a regular feature.
- She added that they had also arranged for a security guard to patrol the site at regular intervals.
- The party also says he is available to talk to the media at regular intervals during his constituency tours around the country.
1.4(customary)habitualthe regular procedure — el procedimiento usual / habitual
- my regular dentist — mi dentista
- in the regular course of events — en circunstancias normales
- We went through the regular processes you go through for something like this and emerged through the other side in late 2003.
- Potted roses aren't less work or responsibility; they simply take up less space than a regular rose garden.
- Special constables have the same powers as regular police constables.
- Shourie panicked, while the finance ministry tried to put up a brave face, saying it was just a regular correction.
- The Geneva Code allows the shooting of spies, that's been a regular process for a long time.
- Why didn't you let it come through the regular process?
- Educational needs are diverse, and not necessarily attuned to the patterns of regular schools or for those clever and strong enough to make it to maturity.
- The top panel slides down onto the bottom so it takes up half the space a regular trellis would.
- Her Majesty will open the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and break new ground by becoming the first public figure to address a regular sitting of the Scottish Parliament.
- They don't even have the hard drive space and memory that regular laptops have.
- The speaker of the house is suggesting that he wants to see all of this move in regular order.
- ‘I just hope they can settle it and get on with the regular function of the school,’ he said.
- This is especially obnoxious on a widescreen display, but there is even extra space on a regular television.
- This freedom from regular space constraints is perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the competition from an artist's point of view.
- The court expected appeal hearing to be a regular process and assigned three days.
2.1verdaderohe's a regular comedian — es muy gracioso
- a regular idiot — un idiota redomado
- to be a regular genius — ser una verdadera lumbrera
- The two on the side were regular rookies, they'll cower upon orders and fail to obey when it really counts.
- The Blackmon place was a regular old time slave plantation.
- The place was a regular wake.
2.2(US) (straightforward)he's a regular guy — es un tío majo
3Military(soldier/officer) de carrerathe regular army — el ejército profesional
4(even, symmetrical)(polygon/shape/outline) regular(teeth) regular(teeth) parejo Latin America
5.1(model/size) normalregular or large? — ¿normal o grande?
- regular grade gasoline — bencina normal
- We bought the exact same things: slice of pizza, a regular size fry, and a bottle of juice.
- With the rise of online play, newfangled regular size discs, and violence, Nintendo is having trouble keeping up.
- The strike, which commenced in the first week of July, brought regular functions of almost all departments to a grinding halt.
- He pointed to a regular sized figure that had a katana.
- By human standards it was about the size of a regular door.
- The regular size was huge, what they miss in quality they try to make up for in quantity.
- Instead, we decided to hang up the heavier long underwear like regular clothing and simply bundle our lighter underwear with a rubber band.
- Hardcoded types are to generic code what magic constants are to regular code.
- Avoid ordering any size larger than a regular hamburger or small fries.
- An area two or three times the size of a regular classroom has been made into an outdoor classroom at St Peter's Smithills Dean CE Primary School.
- After her treatment was changed from buffered regular insulin to lispro insulin, her glucose concentration sometimes fluctuated unexpectedly.
- Considering they fail to exceed the average size of regular apartments, prospective tenants may baulk at the use of the term penthouse.
- Nonetheless, US consumers who buy hybrids will receive tax credits, regardless of whether their car has the same fuel efficiency as a regular car.
- There would be a regular network and some secret networks.
- Council employees will then visit householders in that area to advise them how to use their green bin and help them to ensure there is space inside their regular rubbish bin for the remainder of their waste.
- The pages seem bigger than they really are: intellectually, you know it's the size of a regular comic, but the artwork explodes beyond the confines of the page.
- Take a diet soft drink instead of a regular soft drink, don't supersize those French fries, get the regular size.
- Additionally, it may be best to separate storage traffic from regular network traffic.
- Unlike regular people they didn't have weekends normally and classes would start tomorrow like they always did.
- Being five inches in diameter, the doorknobs were more than twice the size of regular glass doorknobs of the same period and style.
- Also to have your pc online at the same time, simply buy and install a regular network card into your pc.
- At any time, incorporate single-discipline routines or individual moves into your regular exercise regimen.
- If a regular person would have just used them for a little bit, he or she would have been unconscious for days or weeks, or they could have died.
- For regular bar food prices, these are very reasonable.
- The average length of a regular stride is about 21, 25 feet, but the first three strides are very quick.
- With all the fat-free products on the market today, is it best for someone on a diet to eat these products, or is it best to eat regular foods in moderation?
- For this project, our concerns about vendor compatibility between the embedded side and the Linux side pushed us to regular packet size.
- It is three times more efficient as regular gasoline.
- Specials have the same powers as regular constables, and the role can provide useful experience for anyone thinking of a career in the police force.
- Their regular food is kebab roll, shwarma or biryani, as they are forever short of funds and settle for the cheaper, greasier fast food variety.
- Start by buying the slender regular sizes (they are the smallest and easiest to insert).
- On the one hand, we can analyse the expression as a regular verb phrase, consisting of a transitive verb followed by its nominal direct object.
- If a regular pronoun and indicative mood are used, it shows that the speaker asserts that the report is true.
- All new verbs in English are regular, as in glitz, glitzed, glitzed.
- All verbs are regular & have only one form for each tense or mood; they are not altered for person or number.
- The error lies in assuming that the syntax is the domain of the fully regular and predictable.
1(customer)cliente habitualasiduo masculineasidua femininehe is now a team regular — ahora es parte integrante del equipo
- party regular — militante del partido
- she's a talk-show regular — aparece mucho / con frecuencia en programas de entrevistas
2Militarymilitar de carrera
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