In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(forces/army) batirse en retirada(army/forces) retirarse(forces/army) replegarsemanagement retreated from their position — la dirección dio marcha atrás en cuanto a su postura
- the waters are retreating — las aguas están bajando
- winter is retreating before the warmth of spring — el invierno está cediendo paso a la primavera
- The First Shock Army was retreating along a narrow corridor between two series of hills.
- This ill-fated attempt resulted in the death of several men under Pryor's command and forced the survivors to retreat downriver.
- Throughout the early hours of the battle, the warriors repeated this action in an attempt to collapse Carter's line and force him to retreat across the river.
- The Union troops plodded back to Washington, and Lee's army retreated to Richmond.
- Now, however, in the wake of this second wave of attack, they were retreating, having realized defeat.
- The ensuing battle was short and decisive; although both Wolfe and Montcalm were fatally wounded, the French retreated and Quebec fell.
- All ships must retreat, as the enemy force is too large for us to tackle in our current status.
- Knights of both kingdoms clashed for what seemed like half a day, and in the end, the remaining Sunfall knights fell back and retreated.
- With winter coming on, Napoleon finds his invasion stalled and he is forced to retreat from Russia.
- Massena attempted to lay siege to Torres Vedras, but after four months his army, starved and demoralized, was forced to retreat.
- General Das receives word that Civantor has been forced to retreat from Canterbury.
- I gave the order to retreat after half of the squadron was destroyed.
- I just received word that the enemy forces are retreating.
- When daylight arrived, scouting parties would work their way up over the hill in order to determine exactly how far the Army had retreated.
- In the winter of 1778, Washington's ragged army had retreated here to regroup.
- In the summer of 1915 the Russian army retreated on its southwest front.
- With Prussian support uncut, the Russian army in Warsaw marched into Silesia forcing Italy to retreat.
- General Robert E. Lee narrowly escaped defeat this battle and the lack of men caused him and his army to retreat back in to Virginia.
- Each charge was fast and quick, with the Indians retreating almost as soon as the gunfire erupted from the rocks.
- The French army retreated towards the River Marne and it was here that both German and French armies fought out the first major battle on the Western Front.
1Militaryretirada femininerepliegue masculinethey were ambushed on the retreat — les tendieron una emboscada cuando se batían en retirada
- such attitudes are now on the retreat — tales actitudes están desapareciendo
- our forces are in retreat — nuestras tropas se están batiendo en retirada
- morality is in retreat — vivimos un período de decadencia moral
- The Jacobites managed an orderly retreat and William's forces were in no condition to pursue.
- Barely seconds into the conflict, and already the defenders are in retreat.
- It is true that the national assembly, and in particular its government ministries, continued to be dominated by wealthy notables, but the landed magnates were in retreat.
- The military archives yielded much more information on the retreat of Napoleon's Grand Army across Germany in 1813.
- Ronin surmised that no one had escaped the fight unscathed, and he began wondering if he should've called a retreat in the first place.
- Sometimes, I wanted to sound a general retreat.
- Natalya quickly followed after her brother in retreat, deciding to flee and live to fight yet another day.
- As the Union retreat continued, a mammoth bottleneck developed at Frayser's Farm, halting the withdrawal.
- The battle raged for nine hours, but at midnight Napoleon ordered a retreat.
- Last night the cavalry covered the retreat of the last troops from Manassas, though there was hardly any opposition, if any at all.
- Once one enemy squad is thoroughly decimated, the computer will automatically sound a retreat.
- The victors pursued the fleeing enemy, killing and capturing as many as they could, until trumpets sounded the retreat.
- There may seem little hope in fighting, but there is still less in retreat.
- In minutes, the once organised starguard lines had fallen into disarray, and the retreat was sounded.
- Civantor, know the future value of his horse regiments, orders the retreat.
- He opened his mouth and breathed deeply, gathering oxygen into his lungs with which to sound the retreat.
- These can weaken the enemy, forestall his attack, and potentially force his retreat.
- He pictured himself now, crawling in the mud of a ditch, filthy and wretched, scampering in retreat.
- And soon the birds were flying everywhere signaling the retreat.
- On the evening of 4th July, under cover of sheeting rain, he set his men in retreat towards Virginia.
- The fusillade to protect his retreat began and as he went, keeping low, he dragged with him the spool of wire to be connected to the detonator.
- We do not yet know whether different stages of a battle, such as the initial salvos, a fighting retreat and a rout, have different archaeological signatures.
- Hector and his stalwart Trojan army force the Greeks into a retreat.
- They seemed to have made a cowardly retreat and were most likely shivering in fear from the sound of her giant robot's earth-shaking footsteps.
- A call for retreat issued from somewhere in Elvish, followed by a horn, a single ringing note that bellowed over the clash of weapons and roars of beasts.
- However, surrounding tribes rose up and forced a desperate retreat through mountainous country.
- For the moment, none of these players is sounding a retreat.
- Even now, as she rested and waited for the signal to begin the retreat, the color on Guo's mantle did not even fade slightly.
- The later Middle Ages was a period when royal feudal rights are usually considered to have been in retreat in England.
- Michaela almost took a step back in retreat but she checked herself and lifted her chin.
- Sounding the retreat in late September 1903, Harrison signaled the surrender of the professional politicians.
- There he held on for a time but with the Indians gaining ground he sounded a retreat and we recrossed the river.
- First looking at Maria, then back at Erik, the man's weapon hand began to shake apprehensively as he started to take several steps in retreat.
2.1(place)refugio masculinetheir country retreat — su refugio en el campo
- He needed a place to escape to, a retreat, a haven.
- Les Chenes was an ideal location for an artist's retreat.
- Powerscourt Paddocks should generate interest among families seeking a rural retreat within commuting distance of Dublin.
- He wanted a quiet retreat to build his house upon and concentrate on his work.
- Fuchsia, blackthorn, limestone and seashore combine to make this a truly idyllic location, perfect as a weekend retreat or holiday home.
- He has transformed his house from drab and ordinary into an artist's retreat.
- The rich colours and ever-changing light of the surrounds make this an ideal setting for a rural retreat, and outdoor activity centre.
- He had offered her her choice of splendid apartments downtown, but he had also suggested the country, as a retreat.
- Within commuting distance of Dublin, the property could also be used as a country retreat or maintained as a family run bed-and-breakfast.
- The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
- He spends most weekends at a hideaway retreat near Powerscourt Waterfall that he bought about two years ago from Dublin businessman Harry Crosbie.
- Delphi Mountain Resort and Spa is a luxury retreat which offers rejuvenation in a wilderness setting.
- The gentle breezes, lulling waves, and general island calm create a perfect setting for a regenerative retreat.
- The first two weeks of the Academy were spent in splendid isolation, with the group based in a country retreat in Wiltshire.
- Cool and relaxing, the forest was a refreshing retreat from the muggy, crowded streets and alleyways of the now often crowded town.
- The elegant Mahogany Room piano bar offers a quiet retreat overlooking the adjacent brick courtyard.
- Another building, the so-called ‘Maritime Villa’, has been interpreted as a place of quiet retreat for the Emperor.
- The cabin was right across from a lake, the perfect writer's retreat.
- The client wanted a weekend retreat, with space for guests, which would respond to the beauty of the setting.
- The central court is conceived as the largest room in the house, providing a common area and a sheltered retreat in summer.
2.2Religionretiro espiritual masculineejercicios espirituales masculineto go on a retreat — hacer un retiro espiritual
- We had just spent a pleasant day on Belle Mare beach, splashing in crystal clear water across the street from a local ashram, the Asian version of a spiritual retreat.
- Living in retreats in secluded areas they have silently and unceasingly guided the evolution of humanity through the work of their disciples.
- One can thus expand the definition of ‘adventure’ to include Zen meditation retreats, cello lessons, or medical school.
- I had a little altar in my room, sat for an hour a day and regularly attended one-day retreats.
- The number of Catholics who attend the annual retreat has swelled.
- His recovery programme goes on to embrace detox, rehab and Buddhist meditation retreats.
- The most fervent Jansenists opted for a life of severe self-denial and constant prayer, in retreat from the world.
- In Indian legend, every rishi, or yogi, who possesses divine power has a retreat in the mountain vastness of the Himalayas.
- Teaming up with celebrity stylist Louise O'Connor, Rita promises her clients the escapism of a modern day Zen retreat.
- Bishop Robinson will be in Ireland in October to address the annual retreat of the diocese of Limerick and Killaloe in the Dingle Skelligs hotel.
- During this time he also made pilgrimages to Sri Lanka, India, China, and Nepal to visit Buddhist sites and for meditation retreats.
- Since it was difficult to adhere to the advice imparted by visions, men and women went on annual fasts or retreats to renew the vision and reflect on their lives.
- Silent meditation retreats, I've discovered, are helpful for some people and not for others.
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