In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(reply)respondercontestarto respond to sth — responder / contestar a algo
- to respond to an advertisement — responder / contestar a un anuncio
- I could barely open my mouth to respond to its statement.
- A total of 899 participants responded to the survey.
- It is up to them to respond to any comments if they are unhappy with their standard of service.
- Her office did not respond to requests for comment Friday.
- Go to our message boards to respond to Andrew's comments.
- I immediately responded via e-mail that I would.
- The clerks either could not be reached or did not respond to requests for comment.
- She didn't feel it was necessary to respond to that comment.
- The following remarks are an attempt to respond to his comment.
- I have been asked to respond on behalf of the judges who heard the appeal.
- "Just a… nightmare, " she responded with a hopefully believable smile.
- He'll come back when he wants, " Jady responded with a smile.
- We would like to take this opportunity to respond to the commentary with more explication of the content of the papers themselves.
- I try to respond to each comment I receive, no matter how much it might upset me.
- I just wanted to respond to a comment Amy made on an earlier post.
- She heard Will respond to Tom's remark quietly, and, though she did not hear what he said, she heard Tom growl and move on.
- I was determined to remain a disinterested, objective observer in order to respond to student questions or problems.
- Tess opened her mouth to respond to his last comment, but he stopped her by grabbing her shoulder.
- I was ready to respond to statements and comments and shy smiles in the halls from people who didn't know how to address the issue.
- My ability to read and respond to replies will be limited until next week, but feel free to send them along.
2(react)responderreaccionarto respond to sth — responder a algo
- they responded quickly to the emergency call — respondieron con rapidez a la llamada de urgencia
- the patient is responding to treatment — el paciente está respondiendo (bien) al tratamiento
- plants respond to light — las plantas son sensibles a la luz
- Having the finals weekend was a prestigious event to host and people responded to it.
- The good news is that people are responding to the level 5 restrictions.
- Today, responding to market demands, it is emerging as a fashionable garment.
- The volunteers appealed to the public to cooperate and many visitors responded to this call by taking cloth and paper bags.
- Our people have responded with courage and compassion, calm and reason, resolve and fierce determination.
- At last people have responded to the invitation for new members!
- So this is an ideology I think that people are responding to, but it's not a good one.
- I think people are clearly responding to politics differently.
- No clause in the agreement established a mechanism to anticipate or respond to market failures.
- I like it if it involves interaction, people responding to the work as function.
- York police respond quickly to most calls for help.
- It's a good plan, and it's a plan that people are responding to.
- The police should also respond positively to the call last week by a York boating group for improved riverbank security.
- Could it be, David, that people are responding to the real crises in society in various ways?
- People responded with a kindness and generosity I couldn't have imagined.
- We'd taken that section out, but I'm going to put it back in; the combination of unexpected occurrence and documentary vocabulary is what people responded to.
- The surrealism that people are probably responding to is just part of the process.
- People were responding to their situation in the only way they could.
- A lot of credit must go to the people who have thought this event up and organised it, and people have responded with a very good turnout.
- Unicef and its partners are also responding to the psychosocial aspects of the disaster.
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