In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(place to sit) asiento masculine(on bicycle) asiento masculine(on bicycle) sillín masculine(in theater) asiento masculine(in theater) butaca feminineI had a window seat — me tocó un asiento junto a la ventanilla
- I've got two seats for tonight's performance — tengo dos entradas para la función de esta noche
- there aren't any seats left — (in bus) no quedan asientos
- he kindly gave me his seat — muy amablemente me cedió el asiento
- can you keep my seat for me? — ¿me guardas el lugar / el asiento?
- Barron's enthusiastic in his greetings until he realizes the only empty seat is next to me.
- She returned to her seat at the writing desk just as Richard and Adam entered the room.
- She took a vacant seat at the table and looked over the map as well.
- I sat down in the white chair while Dr. Clark took a seat on a stool that sat to my left.
- I had arrived early enough to get an aisle seat in an exit row.
- There are still a few vacant seats on the bus to Knock on Sunday, September 26.
- Keith watches me from his seat at the kitchen table, his eyes are a mix of anger, amazement and confusion.
- All the while, audience members sit in their seats, wondering how these illusions are possible.
- The marginal cost of filling an empty seat on a plane that's going anyway is almost nothing.
- During the return flight to Philadelphia we settled into plush leather seats.
- Those who attend school are often seen walking there carrying tins or plastic or wooden stools as seats since many school have no furniture.
- Also new are the rear reclining seats, which recline up to 10 degrees.
- Walking quickly back into my home from the mailbox, I went to the kitchen and plopped down in a seat at the dining table.
- The stage was marvellously decorated to look like a shabby pub with its bar stools, spongy seats, Guinness mirrors and jukebox.
- The large rear door provides great access to comfy seats with unbelievable legroom.
- On the plane, I sat in my window seat, and another passenger has the aisle seat.
- She settled against the cushioned leather seat and listened to the air controlled calm in the cabin.
- Milly gave him a radiant smile and ushered him into the room, onto one of the seats at the kitchen table.
- I smiled and got in the empty front passenger seat of the black Escalade.
- The pilot's seat had been removed and placed in the sand and it made the perfect picture.
- In that case the seating available for passengers comprised three single seats and a bench seat 7 ft 4 ins in length.
- Only back row seats are left, leaving just 80 tickets available per match.
- Some audience members took their seats more than 30 minutes ago.
- He was now taking a seat on the swivel chair that went with the desk.
- There are only so many seats around the cabinet table.
- From her seat at the kitchen table, Miri took a small sip of her tea and swung one leg toward the housekeeper.
- The airline will fly two daily round-trip flights on 50 - seat regional jets.
- He has removed reclining seats, so now passengers have to endure the whole flight sitting up straight.
- Maddy slid into his creative writing desk, several seats away from where Linda had been sitting for a while.
- Finding the rear seats occupied by white men, she sat in the front section of the car.
- The stone furniture includes cupboards, beds and seats.
- Benches are more flexible than stools or individual seats because you can squeeze in more people along them.
- She escaped to the solace of the dark bedchamber, easily finding the window bench seat without a candle.
- The gear is fused into a series of thick, metallic protective boxes situated between the vehicle's passenger and driver seats.
- Jennifer climbed into the driver's seat of the car and ignited the engine.
- One improvement is its over all look: the re-upholstered seats, new tables, carpets in the front room and the clean and fresh feel of the place.
- The interiors have soft colours, stone and cement walls, wooden cushioned seats and sofas in the A / C room.
- Before I know it he's sitting in the driver's seat next to me and starting the car.
- She talks sitting perched on the edge of a seat in her sitting room, her arms neatly folded in her lap.
- Jenny and Jim watched him get up passively from his seat at the kitchen table.
2.1(of chair)asiento masculine
- Tack pairs of ribbons on either side of the cover where the seat joins the back.
- In the middle of the room was round, low table surrounded by a couch with two seats and three chairs.
- The package Campbell had brought the night before rested unassumingly on the seat of my chair.
- Facing a bench or chair, place the right foot on the bench or the seat of the chair.
- Conner disappeared down the hallway, and I took a seat on a couch.
- I raised the armrest between two seats and covered our laps with the light blanket.
- The upright wooden chairs have raffia seats - on every table a sprig of red carnations.
- Royce looked around the small living room from her seat on the couch, not looking at all comfortable.
- Theresa smiled faintly at me, a sideways smile because her head was still resting on the toilet seat.
- The seat of this wood-slat stool lifts off to reveal a handy storage container.
- I love it because bartenders in airports ask you for ID even if you look 106 and the toilets seats dispense nifty plastic covers with the wave of your hand.
- I headed into the bathroom and was greeted by a chilling site: the seat was up!
- Ryan laughed from his comfy seat on the olive green armchair.
- He sat, not on the seat of the bench, but on the back, his feet resting on the seat.
- Another oven is brought out - a stool with the seat cut out - so the cake tin can sit over the hole.
- Artemis sat on top of the back of a chair, his bare feet resting on the seat.
- I got up from my comfy seat on the couch and answered it, just so it would stop ringing.
- He sat up straight, gripped the seat of the stool and, for the first time in his life, shivered.
- Filthy, smelly toilets: flooded, missing their seats, and covered in obscene graffiti.
- Invariably they have cushioned seats and foot rests.
2.2(of garment)fondillos masculinefundillos masculine South America
- And for extra room in the seat, try jeans with a low waist, low pockets and a bit of a flare around the ankle.
- As she was doing this, the instructor worked her tail through a hole in the seat of the garment.
- The lengthwise stability reduces bagginess in the garment knees and seat.
- The girl sighed at the dark stain that covered the seat of her pants.
- Is there an " X " on the seat of your pants?
2.3euphemistic (buttocks)trasero masculine informal
- They tossed beach balls to one another between the decks and nibbled on cucumber sandwiches as they shook sand from the towels covering their seats.
2.4(of rider)to have a good seat — montar bien
- to lose one's seat — caerse del caballo
3.1Politicsescaño masculinebanca feminine River Platecurul masculine Colombiathe Republicans won/lost the seat — los republicanos obtuvieron/perdieron el escaño (or la banca etc.)
- to have a seat on a committee — ser miembro de una comisión
- In 1945 he won the safe Tory parliamentary seat of Chislehurst for Labour.
- She claimed the Tories could win all five Labour parliamentary seats in Merton and Wandsworth at the next general election.
- We will be standing in all 59 parliamentary seats across Scotland.
- In all, there were 153 congressional and state legislative seats in play in California last November.
- He left the MAC to pursue a successful bid for a seat in the legislature.
- Of the country's 7,424 state legislative seats, 22 percent are held by women.
- Labour will lose the Maori seats in this election.
- In 1867, the Maori won the right to a certain number of reserved seats in Parliament.
- He also unsuccessfully sought Liberal Party preselection in 1990 to contest a seat in the Australian Parliament.
- When he was 21, his father bought him a parliamentary seat for the Irish borough of Cashel.
- The government lost a safe parliamentary seat in Wyre Forest because of its plans to close Kidderminster Hospital.
- At present, only one-third of the 60 legislative seats are directly elected.
- Only half of the 60 seats in the Legislative Council, the lawmaking body, are elected directly.
- An electoral system includes procedures for translating individual votes into seats in the legislature.
- There would be no basis on which anybody could ask me to vacate my seat in Parliament.
- The redrawn constitution of 1975 established a single legislative body with three hundred seats.
- The rest of the seats, about half, would go to independents - but the parties would have a role in nominating these independents.
- Against the tide of history the presidential party had gained congressional seats at the mid-term elections.
- Also, the proportional representation system used in the Assembly elections means that votes do not translate directly into seats.
- Other Greens will compete for other statewide offices and for state legislative seats.
- The additional directly elected seats are also expected to attract more democrats to join the race.
- Labour took five seats with the rest being held by independents.
- A vacant senate seat is usually filled by appointment by the state's governor.
- Upper house elections are held every three years, with roughly half the seats up for re-election.
- Of all state legislative seats nationwide, Republicans had won or were leading in 3,647, Democrats in 3,630.
3.2British (constituency)distrito electoral masculine
4.1(center)sede femininethe seat of government — la sede del gobierno
- universities and other seats of learning — las universidades y otros templos del saber
- The beck breaks to the surface at the site of the former seat of the city's textile industry.
- These first forts at Madras, Bombay and Calcutta were the principal seats from where the Company oversaw its affairs.
- It was once a garrison town, a market centre and an important seat of learning.
- While the seat of power still rests in the city zone, there are signs that the game is becoming very popular in many provincial schools.
- Under Charlemagne and his heirs, the royal court's principal seats were Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle) and Paris.
- He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed.
- The question of the site of the Federal capital and seat of the Federal government and so on was of little significance.
- Strasbourg is a central seat of administration for them, that's right, just as it is for the European Commission.
4.2(of family)residencia femininecasa solariega feminine
- Her brother and mother have sent her to the Castlewood seat in the country; to be away from the attentions of the Prince.
- Kilkenny castle was built in the 12th century and was the principal seat of the Butlers until 1935.
1.1(child) sentarthe usher will seat you — el acomodador le indicará su asiento
- please be seated — tomen asiento, por favor
- to remain seated — permanecer sentado
- to seat oneself — tomar asiento
- He seats his guests in the living room, while the meeting gets reanimated.
- It looked as lavish as they usually do and seated you as uncomfortably as they usually do.
- If you are a guest for dinner, they would seat you facing the door, and the host would sit with their back to the door.
- I note a report showing that seating students in rows works best for learning.
- I arrived and told the person who seats people, whom I was looking for.
- We were greeted by a cheerful young waitress who seated us by the window.
- Why would you take two hours to begin seating passengers, and then rush them?
- A waitress was serving the two people their main meals - she said she'd seat us in a minute.
- It's one of those places where they seat you with other people and the chef cooks in front of everybody.
- Where else would he seat his guests for his famous five-course suppers?
- In a post-feminist world, he adds, boys may want to relearn courtesies such as holding open doors and seating a girl at dinner.
- They seated the audience on a hillside and the action of the play took place in a grassy circle.
- Apparently based upon the passenger load, this dining car steward was able to implement a rather ingenious plan for seating his passengers.
- The décor is strange, yes, as is the fact that we're offered a glass of wine by the waiter who seats us.
- One of McRae's other decisions is to seat the audience on both sides of the long, narrow stage, one section facing the other.
- Canada and Australia have also contacted Maine officials to learn more about the state's approach to seating tribal delegates.
- All the time spent getting the plane ready, seating the passengers and then helping people off doesn't count.
- The engine has been placed below the floor, thus reducing sound within the boat and making use of this space for seating passengers, he says.
- A very friendly waiter welcomed us and quickly seated us at a small table outside.
- He seated me at a table for two in the window, and I waited.
1.2(have room for)(auditorium) tener cabida para(auditorium) tener capacidad parahow many does the bus seat? — ¿cuántas plazas / cuántos asientos tiene el autobús?
- this table seats 6 — en esta mesa caben seis personas
- At each table are four small benches, each large enough to seat two people.
- The X-TRAIL can seat five persons and will offer a four-wheel option.
- Scott walked in the dinning room and seated himself at a table that could seat two people.
- It looked as if it would seat two people, both at the front of the craft.
- A stadium seating 22,000 people is not necessary.
- The tables are mainly placed in alcoves and are large enough to seat large people with large appetites!
- There is space for a table that could seat ten people and room for free-standing storage units.
- But estate cars usually seat just five, and this good-looking car seats seven.
- We were given a table in the upstairs section that seated us all.
- All that could be seen were their long, grayish necks and broad backs that could seat ten people.
- It seated three people in a row behind the engine, with the front two who had to wear crash helmets while the last one did not.
- (By the way, the theatre seats three hundred and fifteen or six hundred and thirty over two nights).
- There are 19 tables, six of which seat six people; the rest of the tables are smaller, for two or three people.
- Normally configured, there are two forward-facing bench seats that will seat six people.
- Not only can it seat four passengers and carry all the shopping you could want, there is room for two people standing and a quarter of a tonne of coal.
- There were ample enough seats, considering that the table could seat thirty-six people.
- The arena seated about 15,000 and was about a third full, according to James Perry.
- The table was big enough to seat ten people, five on each side.
- Business needs are well-catered for with seven meeting rooms and four theatres seating a maximum of 1340 people.
- The desks were all labdesks able to seat two people each with labstools to sit on.
2.1(locate)a concept deeply seated in the national psyche — un concepto muy arraigado en la idiosincracia nacional
- She arrived at her desk and found that her laptop was not fully seated in the docking station.
- When installed properly, your Toyota hubcaps should be evenly seated around the edge of the wheel.
- She flipped the second safety off before seating it in the holster and stood up.
- It would be unwise to assume that this test proves that you can get better pistol accuracy by simply seating the bullet out further.
1(trousers/skirt) (en los fondillos) hacer bolsa
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