In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(benefit, account)don't do it just for my sake — no lo hagas solo por mí
- for your own sake — por tu propio bien
- for all our sakes, just go! — ¡por lo que más quieras, vete!
- those who died for their country's sake — los que murieron por (el bien de) la patria
- they're staying together for the sake of the children — siguen juntos por los niños
- not even for old times' sake? — ¿ni siquiera por nuestra vieja amistad / por los viejos tiempos?
- The other day, I saw a TV ad asking locals to buy quality firecrackers for the sake of safety.
- The society is now saying the show is pushing back the boundaries of animal safety for the sake of entertainment.
- But, for the sake of the health of individuals and the safety of communities, it has to be done.
- It is our hope that the president will make a wise decision for the sake of national interests.
- It's fantastic that Peter's gone to this great effort for the sake of Africa.
- For the sake of preserving the costume, none of it was cut as the alterations were made.
- Neither wanted to show their ugly sides by building an alliance for the sake of political interests.
- Realistically, however, a line must be drawn under the amendments at some point for the sake of achieving the deal.
- Please, for the sake of Australia's future, the Labor Party should unconditionally support the free trade agreement and do it no later than tomorrow.
- At least certain parts of the city need to be preserved for the sake of posterity.
2(purpose, end)he argues for arguing's sake — discute por discutir
- art for art's sake — el arte por el arte
- why spend money just for the sake of it? — ¿por qué gastar dinero porque sí?
- for the sake of argument / for argument's sake, let's assume he's guilty — pongamos por caso que fuera culpable
- But education for its own sake is a bit dodgy, too. The idea that you can learn about the world sitting in your study just reading books is not quite right.
- In their view art education should be championed for its own sake, not because of a wishful sentiment that classes in painting, dance and music improve pupils' math and reading skills and standardized test scores.
3for goodness' / heaven's sake, stop arguing! — ¡por Dios! / ¡por favor! ¡no discutan!
- for God's sake, hurry up! — ¡por el amor de Dios, date prisa!
- but why, for Pete's sake? — ¿pero por qué, caramba?
- He interviewed me, much to my mortification - people want him, not me for heaven's sake, but he knew what he was doing.
- How much gadgetry does one person need, for heaven's sake?
- If you have depression in your family, for heaven's sake, just talk about it in a straightforward way.
- Hail him for the success, castigate him for his failures but, for heaven's sake, do not bring religion into sport.
- We have been led with ‘highly reputable macro economists’ and, for heaven's sake, look where we are now.
- But how complicated can they make voting sound, for heaven's sake?
- But this is a terrorist organisation, for heaven's sake, which all decent people should shun, if not actively fight.
- But for heaven's sake, let's not intellectualise an endeavour that reeks of commerce and commodification.
- Impatient mothers began urging their charges to finish up, for heaven's sake, so they could get dressed.
- But if you have to ride into town on such an old horse, for heaven's sake, ride it properly - or at least teach the poor beast a few new tricks.
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- When you drink with others, it's a Japanese etiquette to pour sake into each other's cup. You should hold your cup up when someone is serving sake to you.
- Commonly called sake outside of Japan, nihonshu or sake (note that "sake" is also the general Japanese term for alcohol) is brewed using rice, water and white koji mold as the main ingredients.
- Shiru-Bay also has a great selection of cold and hot sakes and Martinis.
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