In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(regulation, principle)regla femininenorma feminineto observe/break the rules — observar / acatar/infringir las reglas / normas
- a set of rules — un reglamento
- the rules of tennis — el reglamento del tenis
- it's against the rules to take photographs in here — está prohibido sacar fotos aquí
- rules and regulations — reglamento
- to bend / stretch the rules — apartarse un poco de las reglas
- the rules of the game — las reglas del juego
- the rule of three — la regla de tres
- (in workplace disputes) to work to rule — trabajar a reglamento
- rule of thumb — regla general
- as a rule of thumb — como regla general
- my rule of thumb would be ... — como regla general yo diría que ...
- Over here, the estate agent is governed by very strict rules, regulations.
- Every Hollywood blockbuster operates by these rules to some extent, but few, if any push this style to this extreme.
- Clay also has rules - discipline - which must be followed initially, as you are learning to work with the medium.
- The Internet operates by very different rules from other electronic information systems.
- Once again, we cannot want a world that operates by these rules - but that is the world we would be promoting.
- In any market-place, buyers and sellers need rules which govern their conduct and prevent abuses of their respective positions.
- There have to be some rules which govern procedures of courts.
- One can demonstrate to skeptics the explicit rules which govern a skill, or a game, but not those which govern an art.
- There are strict rules and regulations governing these types of events.
- Evidently you, your editor, and your organization do not operate under the same rules of journalism.
- They will explore issues such as discipline, rules, playing with their child and rewarding for good behaviour.
- A broadway parish councillor is urging his fellow members to rethink a controversial new rule, which he feels limits a villager's opportunity to be heard.
- It is not possible to lay down rigid rules, as each case will depend on its own circumstances.
- Help them understand that their rules and regulations are a bit severe.
- A spokesman for the facility said that under the rules and regulations governing prison staff the accused cannot be suspended from duty.
- Both parents agreed that Alana requires structure and discipline, rules and guidance.
- Competition was artificial, and took place according to codes of rules and the conventions of fair play.
- There are certain things that enhance health, including the maintenance of basic rules of hygiene, religious practices and respecting norms of behaviour.
- It is a descriptive fact that some people do eat peas with a knife, just as many speakers of English do not follow the rules of prescriptive grammars.
- When Sun-hwa is dragged into her life of prostitution, she is also brought into a world that operates under completely different rules.
- We need to have some rules and regulations governing driving on a commercial basis for income.
- Homicide detectives follow some pretty straightforward rules in murder investigations.
- As a result, water is now subject to the same rules and regulations governing other commodities, such as oil and natural gas.
- The first rule for controlling rose diseases is prevention.
- These managers rode roughshod over the rules that govern corporate activity and betrayed the trust of the investors.
- The proposals are the latest in a number of regulations involving the rules governing the supply and use of fireworks.
- To get through it unscathed, we all have to play by our own rules as much as possible.
- Property purchase procedures, rules and regulations vary enormously around the world.
- He said he did not understand the document explaining rules and procedures for taxi drivers from the council.
- People and the physical world do not operate solely by the rules of deductive logic, therefore deductive logic is insufficient to solve problems in the real world.
- Once the bin is full, the rules of composting say that you should turn the material in the bin every few weeks.
- Silicon Valley is still operating under the rules and values I described nearly three years ago.
- In your home, your house rules dictate who says and does what.
2(general practice, habit)as a rule — generalmente
- the general rule is that I get home first — por regla general / generalmente soy yo quien llega primero a casa
- corruption seems to be the rule these days — la corrupción parece ser la norma hoy en día
- I make it a rule to reply promptly to letters — tengo por norma contestar las cartas enseguida
- In the history of art they are the rule rather than the exception.
- It's become the norm rather than the rule, and it does nothing to enhance the credibility of the medical profession.
- Signals, carriages and engines all need major upgrading while delays, derailments and breakdowns are the rule rather than the exception.
- Knowing the results show most are late, we hope less stigma is attached to finishing late, as it is the rule rather than the exception.
- Organizations that face trying conditions with catastrophic potential have now become the rule rather than the exception.
- To date this has been the exception rather than the rule, resulting in children becoming therapeutic orphans sometimes with tragic consequences.
- Starvation is mercifully the exception rather than the rule - when it still exists, it is the result of social inequality rather than an absolute failure to produce food.
- Those digital tools still represent the exception rather than the rule, but old media is finally beginning to put new media to work on real audience needs.
- Nor does it rule out individual cases of badly managed towns; it just means they are the exception, rather than the rule.
- At first it was optional but soon it became a habit and finally the rule.
- There was a time, decades ago, when third-level education was the exception rather than the rule in Irish society; that is no longer the case.
- Ben is putting more controls in place so that this sort of thing stays an exception to the rule, rather than the norm.
- Meldrew and Greengrass, though, are the exceptions rather than the rule, she says.
- Mallatt argues that such internal arches were the rule, rather than the exception, despite the lack of specific fossil evidence.
- From what I hear from patients everyday, you would think that fast and abstinence is the rule rather than exception.
- Guilt is the reference to the rule or norm and the implied or stated fact that the child is bad for not adhering to it.
- But York is the exception rather than the rule, Mr Hinchliffe says.
- One lorry contained some very fine items of bedroom and sitting room furniture at good prices but this was the exception rather than the rule on the day.
- In the study of environmental toxins, the causation of diverse effects is usually the rule rather than the exception.
- As with other forms of prejudice such stereotypes are largely false - for example, it is the exception rather than the rule for older people to become confused.
3masculine gobiernomasculine reinadoit was under foreign/Ottoman rule — estaba bajo dominio extranjero/bajo el dominio otomano
- the rule of law — el imperio de la ley
- they moved from military to civilian rule — pasaron de un gobierno militar a uno civil
- the rule of the Tudors — el reinado de los Tudor
- However, more than 500 years of Muslim rule in the area left a lasting legacy.
- During the decades of Soviet rule, the government controlled the economy.
- We found that there were many countries in the area where Soviet rule had either banned music or modified instruments.
- Democracy has been conveniently thrown out the door and in its wake imperialist and dictatorial rule reign supreme.
- During its sixty years of colonial rule, Britain controlled the population by fomenting regional and ethnic divisions.
- There is no stipulation of a time limit for US political rule and economic control over the country's resources.
- Lasting only ten months before Spain resumed control, Britain's rule was of short duration.
- Frustrated residents have formed a new group to try to win back a ‘no-go area’ from yob rule.
- When independence was declared in 1962, the area reverted to Tutsi rule.
- They held great power, and the British, while in control of the country, allowed for local rule in remote areas.
- Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BC was followed by the development of imperial rule, headed by the first emperor, Augustus.
- But then, if you remember - it was salt-making that Gandhi chose as his first symbolic challenge to British imperial rule over India.
- However the price that had to be paid, was a strict and oppressive rule that controlled even the most trivial things of everyday's life.
- The invasion was preceded by a concerted press campaign demonising the Spanish for their tyrannical and brutal colonial rule.
- Three years later Ieyasu established the Tokugawa shogunate at Edo that would last until the re-establishment of imperial rule in 1868.
- Ulster was always the largest area under Gaelic rule since medieval times.
- It puts the Republicans in a strange position, because they are in favor of local control and local rule, and here it is on television, local democracy in action.
- The uprising against imperial rule went on for many years until Numancia was finally besieged and burned to the ground.
- After a century of colonial rule and decades of control by the South African apartheid government, Namibians were given a chance to elect their own leader.
- During the later stages of British rule it had exercised considerable administrative independence.
- The plastic template contains rules, measures and a hole-punching guide.
- Bench rules were often made of maple, log and board rules of hickory, and blacksmith's rules and counter measures of brass.
- Using pen and rule, draw a rectangle or square on top of the book you want to alter.
- When there are bubbles, cut into the veneer with a sharp razor blade using a steel rule for guidance.
- Use a rule and a sharp pencil and move rule and pencil along the wall to give a pencil line on the paper.
1(govern, control)(country) gobernar(country) administrar(person) dominar(emotion) controlaryou mustn't let that rule your life — no debes permitir que tu vida quede supeditada a eso
2(pronounce)dictaminarthe committee ruled that there were no grounds for dismissal — la comisión dictaminó que no había causal de despido
3(draw)(line) trazar con una reglaruled paper — papel con renglones masculine
1(govern)gobernar(monarch) reinarto rule over sb — gobernar a algn
- United rules OK — ¡viva / arriba (el) United!
2(predominate, be current)imperar
3(pronounce)fallarresolverto rule on sth — en algo
- the court is expected to rule (on the case) this week — se espera que el tribunal falle / resuelva (en el caso) esta semana
- to rule against/in favor of sb/sth — fallar / resolver en contra/a favor de algn/algo
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