In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1verI can't see a thing! — ¡no veo nada!
- you can see the whole city from here — desde aquí se ve / se puede ver toda la ciudad
- we haven't seen her for a while — hace un tiempo que no la vemos
- there wasn't a policeman to be seen — no había ningún policía
- to see sb/sth + inf
- to see sb/sth -ing
- I didn't see her arrive — no la vi llegar
- we'll be sorry to see her go — nos va a dar pena que se vaya
- I can see somebody coming this way — veo venir a alguien
- I saw them walking hand in hand — los vi pasear / paseando tomados de la mano
- now see what you've done! — ¡mira lo que has hecho!
- I thought I was seeing things — pensé que estaba viendo visiones
- when you've seen one Greek temple, you've seen them all! — con ver un templo griego ya es suficiente
- I'll believe it when I see it — hasta que no lo vea no lo creo
- to be glad to see the back of sb — alegrarse de que algn se vaya
1.2(witness)verI saw the accident — fui testigo del accidente
- justice must be seen to be done — es necesario que la gente vea que se ha hecho justicia
- they're going to close it down — I'd like to see them try! — lo van a cerrar — ¡que lo intenten si se atreven!
- I won't stand by and see you insulted — no pienso permitir que te insulten
- I'll see you damned / dead / hanged / in hell first! — ¡ni muerto!
- I am going to be seeing a totally different way of life.
- One is also seeing some quite sharp differences there.
- The chief constable has made pledges in this regard and we want to see those kept.
- I am therefore pleased to see that serious consideration is being given to the provision of a skate park.
- Only if McConnell is bold enough to do this will we start to see real change in schools.
- Never before have I seen such a poor understanding of the highway code.
- It's not something you ever want to see but you can understand why they took the foot off the gas.
- The event may have seen changes in its history, but the prestigious trophy is still as sought after as ever.
- He would love nothing more than to see Stanley earn a place in the Conference.
- I do love my husband but I am now seeing a very different side of him.
- As an Irishman living abroad I've seen the changes in Ireland happening stage by stage.
- But when we finish and stand back, it's impossible to understand what we're seeing.
- The real measure of the GSC's impact will perhaps not be seen for another 10 years.
- We haven't seen the latest figures for working families tax credit take-up.
- It was an important political experience because we saw first-hand what life under Communism was like.
- I would like to see a more balanced view among church people for John's crime.
- I was in many ways sad to leave, I had seen something of a different life, not all of it good but all of it an experience.
- We support change and want to see a situation that is fast, efficient and safe.
- Experts on such matters say they have rarely seen such a comprehensive and damning judgement.
- That's so cool, and I can understand why after seeing this for the first time earlier on.
1.3(play/film) verdo you want to come and see the game? — ¿quieres venir a ver el partido?
- I only read the book last year but Sunday was the first time I had seen the film.
- I saw this film several times, just to watch audience reactions to a particular scene near the end of the film.
- There's some great talent here and I'm looking forward to seeing the films.
- After watching The Sun, I'm looking forward to seeing the previous films.
- Having not seen the film, nor having any intention of doing so, I couldn't say.
- I watched them prepare for a game in Canberra, saw the game and then watched their recovery in Melbourne.
- Censors at the British Board of Film Classification have not yet seen the film and are refusing to comment.
- Sure, I jumped a little watching Scream, but I've never seen a film that has cost me a night's sleep.
- Almost everyone has seen this film and felt like they have been punched in the stomach at its conclusion.
- After seeing the film once, watch it again and pay close attention to Bacri's acting choices.
- Doors will open an hour before race time so spectators can see some live entertainment.
- This is the main reason why going to see short films should be just as easy as catching the latest blockbuster.
- It was like when I saw the film Magnolia recently and cried for the last hour because I thought it was so beautiful.
- I'd already seen the film at the cinema and I own the DVD but I wanted a fuller picture.
- Now call me old fashioned, but I've seen the film and it's not for the faint-hearted, let alone a child.
- It's not necessary to have seen the film in order to appreciate the music.
- I implore everyone who hasn't seen these three films to remedy that immediately.
- I'm looking forward to catching up with the previous movie, and seeing the next films whenever they come out.
- However, if you want a real game of the people, go and see some Rugby League.
- Two hours after seeing the film, which highlights spring to mind?
1.4(look at, inspect)verI want to see what you've written — quiero ver qué has escrito
- see over/page 20 — ver al dorso/ver página 20
- may I see your ticket? — ¿me permite su entrada (/ boleto etc. )?
- She saw that he had written the word Love before his name, but cancelled it out messily.
- All these years later it is nice to see that he has not only mastered cue ball control himself but has the ability to pass it on to his pupil.
- Everybody could see that he could train a winner, good winners, but this was a different level of the game.
- You would have to experience the joy on their faces when they see that we really care for them.
- Once he sees that she has noticed, he decides that maybe he won't bother to cry after all.
- His sleeves are turned under to fit - and he sees that I've noticed.
- He was a most remarkable man, and I believe you can see that in the painting.
- He sees that some were written in a different style so he has this whole list of names of people who are writing in his box and he's trying to collate them.
- Take a closer look and you'll see that it's also a wonderful time-saver when it comes to typing.
- From her expression, I could see that she was not sure why we were talking so much to her.
- When my pudding arrived I was at first disappointed to see that the custard was just a decorative swirl.
- I see that you e-mailed on Tuesday, so I assume that you have managed to hold her off until now.
- And if you read your policy you will see that the final payout was not guaranteed.
- He saw that his father noticed that to, but unlike Bertie he was not happy about it.
- She only needed to look into the black, pupilless eyes of her brother to see that.
- But I saw that I was speaking to a man who was a shadow of his usual self.
- Just from pure observation we have seen what have been till now undescribed behaviours.
- You only had to look at the coach skulking up and down the touchline throughout the second half to see that.
2.1(perceive, notice)verI can see you want to get rid of me — ya veo que quieres librarte de mí
- she's so in love, she can't see his faults — está tan enamorada que no le ve los defectos
- I don't know what she sees in him — no sé qué es lo que le ve / qué es lo que ve en él
- you can hardly see the join — apenas se nota la unión
- anyone can see she's upset — cualquiera se da cuenta de que está disgustada
- While he was inside the shop, he saw his dark blue car being driven away at speed.
- On a clear day the hills of the Isle of Man can be seen in the distance.
- He removed his sunglasses and I saw his dark blue eyes and the heavy bags under them.
- Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the accident to contact them.
- I have actually seen people walk past my house with a full wheelbarrow.
- Behind the counter there was a doorway through which Mike could see into the kitchen.
- It comes apart, allowing us to see into the interior of each of the three floors.
- From here you have a view over the whole mountain, and far in the distance you can even see Sofia.
- Its windows were shuttered, so that no one could see into the court from outside.
- There were a number of other witnesses who saw the incident from fairly nearby.
- She met the Pope during his 1982 visit and later saw him at the Vatican.
- He has often been seen wearing a blue and red hooded top and white trainers.
- Next to the table, she sees her favorite light blue dress draped over a chair.
- For as far as she could see in either direction the traffic on the motorway was motionless.
- When you walk among the headstones and read the names, you can see into the future.
- He said he was keen to speak to anybody who had seen Mr Hutchinson, possibly on Saturday night, on the path or in local pubs.
- I laughed and pushed him away as I saw the familiar blue pick up truck coming down the road.
- It worries me that people living in those flats could see into the bedrooms.
- He was last seen wearing a blue jacket, white T-shirt, black tracksuit trousers and trainers.
- He opened his blue eyes and, seeing Wesley, grinned with a suddenness that was startling.
2.2(learn from reading, hearing)I see Mrs Baker's retiring — así que se jubila la señora Baker
- I see from your application form that … — he leído en su solicitud que …
3.1(meet)verI'm seeing him on Tuesday — lo voy a ver el martes
- when can I see you again? — ¿cuándo nos podemos volver a ver?
- do you see a lot of them? — ¿los ves a menudo?
- It may be their last chance to see each other, as Mr Spence feels he will be unable to undertake such a long journey again.
- But after months of inner turmoil during which she continued seeing Main only as a friend, she decided to bring matters to a head.
- Working together is a happy experience, she says, and is often the only chance they get to see each other.
- I looking forward to seeing Mark as we've been apart for a few days.
- Never mind playing together, they've hardly had the chance to see each other.
3.2informal (go out with)salir conthey've been seeing each other for two months — hace dos meses que salen juntos
- The couple have been on a string of dates in Australia and have continued seeing each other since they returned to Europe
- They had a summer of champagne, discreet suppers and walks by the Seine, but after that they saw each other less regularly.
- I began seeing one of them regularly and she said she wanted to stay with me.
- It was purely circumstantial that I should meet them so soon after we started seeing each other, so I tried not to become too overwhelmed by the experience.
- Henry decides to continue seeing Lucy, in an attempt to find a way for her to remember him.
- My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other exclusively for a year now, and we always use condoms when we have sex.
- We continued seeing each other and he did it again, so I ended the relationship with him and asked him to support his child and leave me alone.
- She's still not seeing Lonny, the boyfriend she broke up with two novels back, but aches for him anyway.
- The only guy I was seeing regularly was Raul, the cashier at the local Mexican takeout joint.
- I get told by some of our other mates she has been seeing other guys while her husband is offshore.
- While we saw each other regularly, our lives changed and we grew apart.
- For Jones, that summer would have meant spending long days with Mitchell, the boyfriend she had been seeing for three months.
- She couldn't continue seeing both Cartwright men, it wasn't fair to any of them, including her.
- She accepts, and before long they are seeing each other regularly and falling in love.
3.3(saying goodbye)see you! — ¡hasta luego!
- see you around! — ¡nos vemos!
- see you later/tonight/soon/on Saturday! — ¡hasta luego/esta noche/pronto/el sábado!
- (I'll) be seeing you! — ¡hasta pronto!
4.2(for consultation)veryou should see a specialist — deberías ver a / ir a un especialista
- I want to see the manager — quisiera ver al gerente / hablar con el gerente
- to see sb about sth
- you should see a doctor about that nail — deberías hacerte ver esa uña por un médico
- can I see you about something privately? — ¿podría hablar con usted de un asunto privado?
- I went to see her about the loan — fui a hablar con ella por lo del préstamo
- see your travel agent — consulte a su agente de viajes
- Most people's symptoms are so mild that they don't bother to see a doctor about them.
- A pupil at Knowleswood School, Holme Wood, Courtney is seeing a specialist next Tuesday to see how her foot can be re-built.
- I then had to wait in the queue with all the other patients to see the same consultant as them.
- At school Shawn sees a physiotherapist and occupational therapist every day and has a speech and language therapist who work with and alongside the classroom staff.
- Lauren currently sees a physiotherapist who works on improving mobility in her weak limbs and also attends Chippenham's Springboard playgroup for children with special needs.
- He sees a specialist this week but it is thought the crack is already healing and it is hoped he will be fit for the start of the season next month.
- Days before his death, Mrs West had gone to see a solicitor about beginning divorce proceedings.
- Another injury victim, Andy Heald, sees a specialist this week over his sciatica, but former skipper Davey Luker is unlikely to feature again this season due to work commitments.
- Kiwi keeper Mark Paston is seeing a specialist this week about a recurring stomach injury.
- He thought that the bite was superficial and did not bother to see a doctor.
- He only realised that he had dyscalculia when he went to see Professor Butterworth.
5(receive)veratenderthe doctor will see you now — el doctor lo verá / lo atenderá ahora
6(understand)verI don't see any point in going — no veo qué sentido tiene ir
- he didn't see the joke — no entendió el chiste
- he's taking winter clothes, but I can't see the point — va a llevar ropa de invierno, pero no veo para qué
- I can see no reason to worry — yo no veo que haya ningún motivo para preocuparse
- do you see what I mean? — ¿entiendes?
- I fail to see what's so funny — yo no le veo la gracia / no veo qué tiene de gracioso
- you'll have to apologize — I don't see why I should — vas a tener que pedir perdón — no veo por qué
- I can see (that) you're in a difficult position, but … — me doy cuenta de / comprendo que estás en una situación difícil, pero …
7(consider, regard)vertry to see things from my point of view — trata de ver las cosas desde mi punto de vista
- the way I see it, as I see it — tal como yo lo veo
- I see her more as a friend than a teacher — la veo más como amiga que como maestra
- I see nothing wrong in it — yo no le encuentro nada de malo
8.1(visualize)me, a writer? I can't see it, somehow! — ¿un autor, yo? ¡me cuesta imaginármelo!
- can you see him as a teacher? — ¿te lo imaginas de profesor?
- I can still see her face when she heard the news — es como si estuviera viendo la cara que puso cuando se enteró
8.2(envisage, foresee)I can see there'll be problems — veo que va a haber problemas
- to see sth/sb -ing
- I can't see it working — no creo que vaya a funcionar
- I can't see him being able to persuade her — no creo que la vaya a poder convencer
- I saw it coming — me lo vi venir
8.3US (accept)we could move Johnson over to Sales — OK, I can see that — podríamos pasar a Johnson a Ventas — bueno, eso me parece bien
9.1(find out, determine)verI went to see what was happening/what she wanted — fui a ver qué pasaba/qué quería
- I'll have to see what I can do — tendré que ver qué puedo hacer
- we'll have to (wait and) see — habrá que esperar y ver
- that remains to be seen — eso está por verse
- We are undertaking a review to see if we can consider making any savings.
- It will be interesting to see whether this starts a spate of controversial videos in the next few months.
- It will be interesting to see how the club get on if they are given a new location and a new identity.
- Come to think of it, it would be interesting to see whether such theses are remotely true or not.
- It will be interesting to see whether, over the next decade or so, this has the hoped for effect on trial size.
- He looked so set on some course of destruction that I decided to follow him to see what the outcome would be.
- Out came the veterinary textbook to see whether guinea pigs can harbour scabies.
- This was reason enough for me to investigate and see whether I would agree with him.
- It will be interesting to see whether the tradition of handing down family photos survives.
- It will be interesting to see whether this will encourage them to back this most radical option.
- Then we might see whether or not oil and gas producers charge less to their own countries than they do to the export market.
- ‘If it's a success then we will consider seeing if it's feasible to have another one,’ she said.
- At the time, police launched an investigation to see whether Miss Reid was breaking the law.
- It will be interesting for you to see whether your own approach took account of these points.
- It will be interesting to see whether the BBC will consider them for an audio medium.
- It'll be interesting to see whether you still find them similar as the story continues.
- So, with all due respect, let's see what the outcome is before passing judgement.
- I then considered both points to see whether their placing in the chart was appropriate.
- It will be interesting to see whether an appeal by Pringle succeeds to any extent.
- It will be interesting to see whether the Ministers will have the courage to embrace this emotive issue.
9.2(ensure)to see that
- the umpire's job is to see (that) there's fair play — la tarea del árbitro es asegurarse de que el juego sea limpio
- see (that) you're there on time — no vayas a llegar tarde
- see that it doesn't happen again — que no vuelva a suceder
- In following up these, one would have to be careful to see that they were loops that led back to the main road and not dead ends.
- He saw to it that the club's property and income was maintained at a time when other clubs were closing down.
- He saw to it that all his children received a good education, and most of his daughters were to hold significant court positions.
- Without more ado, he saw to it that our request was granted, personally organising delivery of the said jerseys.
- I have had them checked to see that they are sound, and they are no danger to any structure.
- Trust and verify is drill jargon for reminding yourself to check the gun and see that it is not loaded.
- As I was getting off the train, I checked to see that my wallet was stuck in the top of my bag.
- But yesterday she saw to it that the rights of pensioners were kept in the public eye.
10.1(experience, undergo)I doubt if I'll live to see it — no creo que yo llegue a verlo / que yo llegue a ver el día
- she won't see 40 again — ya no vuelve a cumplir los 40
- I don't think he'll see 60 — no creo que llegue a cumplir 60
- I want to travel and see (a bit of) life — quiero viajar y ver mundo
- his hair looks like it's never seen a brush! — parece que se hubiera peleado con el peine
10.2(be the occasion of)in a week which has seen the start of … — en una semana que ha visto el inicio de …
- after 24 hours of violence which saw several people dead — después de 24 horas de violencia que arrojó un saldo de varios muertos
- next Thursday sees the launch of the new model — el próximo jueves es la fecha señalada para el lanzamiento del nuevo modelo
- This year sees the club celebrating both the Centenary of Rotary International and the 40th Anniversary of the North Cotswolds Club.
- Saturday night sees Keane play at Southampton Guildhall.
- This week also sees a special free Christmas raffle with fabulous prizes on offer.
- The dramatic reconstruction sees Cornwall's tropical gardens impersonating the sweltering heat of Darien.
- Next Saturday afternoon sees the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster, the last Group 1 race of the British season.
- The final move sees operations manager King take up the post of Brentford's general manager.
- Every day that passes sees the obituary columns of broadsheet newspapers bring us more examples.
- This Monday sees publication of a draft bill for reform of the House of Lords, with support from senior figures in all three parties.
- This month sees the first professional pantomime at Leatherhead Theatre in seven years.
- Tomorrow sees the first Emergency 999 event, which will see York cycling paramedic Mark Inman put to the test.
- The last few days of this election campaign will now see a bitter fight over the most hated man in America.
- Next May sees full council elections across England and Wales, and the BNP is aiming to pick up seats in target areas such as West Yorkshire and Barking, east London.
- Last year's General Election saw the SSP standing in all of Scotland's Westminster seats.
- Wednesday also sees the Community Association meeting.
- The series of television debates in the American presidential elections has seen ratings soar.
- Mr Frost said the school had chosen an integrated approach to IT, which sees computers incorporated into every lesson, rather than segregated off into a separate suite.
- The 15 months since that night have seen the Libertines break up, make up and almost fall apart.
- That year saw the first Festival with Lord Harewood as director, and the featured composer was Schoenberg.
- This is yet another event to have seen an increase in number as last year were just four teams entered.
- We are now right in the middle of the sheep sales and Saturday sees the annual Blakey event, where there are over 2,600 breeding sheep and store lambs.
11.1(escort, accompany)acompañarto see sb to the door — acompañar a algn a la puerta
- to see sb home — acompañar a algn a casa
11.2(bring, last)$500 should see you to the end of the month — con 500 dólares debería alcanzarte / te deberías poder arreglar hasta fin de mes
- that's enough to see me till tomorrow — con eso me alcanza hasta mañana
12(in poker)I'll see your five, and raise five more — voy tus cinco y subo otros cinco
- I'll see you — te veo
1verI can see better from here — desde aquí veo mejor
- can you see inside? — ¿ves algo adentro?
- to see into the future — ver el futuro
- seeing is believing — ver para creer
2(look, inspect)verlet me see! — ¡déjame ver!
- see for yourself! — ¡compruébalo tú mismo!
3(understand, realize)vercan't you see he loves you? — ¿no te das cuenta de / no ves que te quiere?
- as far as I can see — por lo que yo veo
- I see — (accepting explanation) entiendo
- he's deaf, you see — es que es sordo ¿sabes?
- it works like this, you see? — funciona así ¿ves?
- now see here, I'm not going to let you get away with that — mira, eso no te lo voy a permitir
4(consider, think)verlet's see — vamos a ver
- will you let me go? — we'll see — ¿me vas a dejar ir? — veremos / vamos a ver
- I'll see, but I can't promise anything — voy a ver, pero no te puedo prometer nada
5(find out)verwill the car start? — I'll see — ¿arrancará el coche? — vamos a ver
- will it work? — try it and see — ¿funcionará? — prueba a ver
- what's going on? — you'll soon see — ¿qué pasa? — ya lo verás
1informal(look)let's have a see! — ¿a ver?
1(diocese)sede femininethe Holy See — la Santa Sede
- The sees of Edinburgh and Saint Andrews in the east, and of Glasgow in the west have been co-equals since the Middle Ages.
- In his last years he wanted to resign his see to become a Cistercian himself, but was refused.
- Responding to long-reiterated complaints, the Council of Trent had insisted that ordinaries reside in their sees.
- The sees which they founded in Meissen, Magdeburg, and Merseburg all became major vineyard owners.
- The title of archbishop ceased to be used for these two sees of the episcopal church in Scotland after the revolution of 1688.
- In ecclesiastical affairs, the see of Canterbury claimed a comparable hegemony.
- Light suggests that consultants be made to see NHS patients for a minimum of three days a week.
- If your doctor or dentist refers you urgently with suspected cancer, you will be seen by a specialist within two weeks.
- He says it would reduce pressure on other practices in the town and give people more chance of being seen by a dentist.
- The average waiting time to be seen for a consultation is three years and that time is also getting longer.
- It allows more patients to be seen sooner and this rapid assessment can lead to the earlier detection of serious illness.
- Children registered at the practice will also continue to be seen under the NHS.
- Ninety-nine per cent of patients are being seen inside the government target of four hours.
- He did not need hospital treatment but was seen by the police doctor.
- Such patients also need to be seen by specialists quickly and as often as needed.
- We were unhappy about my wife not being seen by any professional during the first trimester.
- It is understood the child will be undergoing surgery later today after being seen by a specialist.
- Her mother wanted her to send for her father; he was sick and needed to be seen by a specialist soon.
- But the GTC report says that not all teachers with voice problems will be seen by a specialist.
- With a sense of defeat, I included him on the list of patients to be seen by the consultant on his next ward round.
- On my recollections I cannot see how we can consider voting for such a man.
- When you stop to consider, you see that it has a lot of the elements that make up a good line.
- I can see that, confronted with two intruders in the middle of the night, you might lift a weapon in panic.
- In considering citizenship, we saw that it entailed more than simply a formal badge of membership in a national community.
- The flowers are getting tatty and I've driven by there often enough to see that.
- If we look closely at our mind we can see that it is made up of individual thoughts.
- You just have to look at how busy the practice range and the fitness trailer are each week on tour to see that.
- She knew nothing about the outdoor life but once he talked about it, he could see she understood his passion for it.
- It may be understandable to see how a young man, fresh from a life of crime could paint such violent pictures.
- If we look more closely at the figures we see that ethnic minorities are mainly concentrated in the lower ranks.
- When we have this tool, you will see that Americans will care more about the world.
- The audience can see that he is acting the part of a gay man and can also see what it costs him.
- They have no concept of what America is made of and even now they won't see that.
- If we rid ourself of hindsight and our own contemporary mindset, we can see that they had no choice but to opt for the latter.
- With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that the disruption was permanent.
- Yet somehow the worthies who distribute our lottery money could not see that.
- It sure was great to see that this was the problem and to now know exactly how it feels when this is the problem.
- But the morose teenager could not see that he was doing anything wrong or illegal.
- Both contain harm, and both could be seen as reasonable by different people.
- The issue at stake in all of this is the way in which society treats those who are seen as different.
- Ryan sees Frannie as socially withdrawn yet privately self-confident.
- He sees this severest of slumps slightly differently.
- Sweeney sees this as a reflection of the far greater career choice available to graduates.
- I think the baths will be seen as very different from everything else.
- Taking a step back for a moment, a vertically integrated business sees itself quite differently to a functional or divisionalized organization.
- He sees himself as special, but to be that he has to get results.
- He saw himself as a professor of the holy scriptures and a teacher of the church.
- What if everyone sees everything differently?
- Otherwise, this public consultation will be seen as a cosmetic exercise.
- Speed, daring, and deep penetrations without regard to flank security came to be seen as essential.
- Decades later, these riots generally came to be seen as understandable upsurges against suffering.
- The event was seen as a big success and it is hoped to repeat it all next year.
- This was equally popular with the people of Ancient Rome and going to a race was seen as a family event.
- Those close to him say that his ideas have become grandiose, that he sees himself in a different league, a league of front line leaders of the world.
- It sees itself as part of Europe, but also regards itself, and its workers in Western Europe, as a victim of systematic discrimination.
- The medical profession sees itself, and is seen, as expert in understanding and managing disease.
- Their situation was seen as a test case in an issue which will eventually affect dozens of homes on the Marine Valley estate.
- Matt sees the Party as being split between four groups.
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