In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(grab, snatch)(hand/object) agarrar(opportunity) aprovechar(power) tomar(power) hacerse conhe seized me by the shoulder — me agarró del hombro
- I seized the handrail — me agarré / me así de la barandilla
- she seized the book from his hands — le arrebató el libro de las manos
- Warner quickly seized the opportunity and immediately signed the prodigious talent.
- The British National party quickly seized the opportunity to exploit the attack.
- Germany seized its opportunity following its victory over France in the 1871 war.
- You find the miracles in opportunities seized, in magic believed.
- Logically, one would think that the church would embrace this opportunity and seize the chance to equip the saints for the work of the Kingdom.
- What unplanned opportunities have you seized, and how?
- This magnificent opportunity was eagerly seized by modernizing employers.
- This is a momentous opportunity that Indonesia must seize.
- Jin escaped Vamp's hold, only to be seized by the arms.
- We must admit that China's decision to seize a business opportunity to promote Chinese language has had good results.
- Limerick will know that they should have seized the opportunity because the chance was there, playing against a 14-man Kerry team at home.
- The two attendants quickly hurried forward and roughly seized Angel about her arms.
- This is an opportunity they must seize with both hands.
- A decision to seize the opportunity they present could have a major impact on the left internationally.
- Cooper writes about post-modern politics as an opportunity we must seize.
- She seized the older boy by the arm and drew him inside.
- They were being offered a regular and secure investment opportunity which they seized with alacrity.
- Find opportunities and seize chances to convey the message of Islam to others.
- He quickly seized her wrist and pinned it to her side.
- Instead of replying Faith seized her by the hand and began pulling her along.
- This season, injuries to others gave him his opportunity; he seized his chance with aplomb, and has been clinging to the shirt ever since.
- He quickly seized it with one hand and pointed it at the door.
- She has seized every opportunity during seven years in the Navy, and recently took the position as the top Sailor in her field.
- This is a conflict that can widen or an opportunity we can seize.
- She seized the opportunity and there has been no looking back since.
- The Government has set targets for reducing CO2 emissions that we will stand no chance of meeting unless we seize opportunities to invest in renewable energy when we can.
2.1(capture)(fortress/town) tomar(town/fortress) apoderarse de(person) detener
- The British army seized New York City in September 1776 and continued to occupy it when Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown five years later.
- In 1862 he moved to the western theater, leading part of the Union army that seized Corinth, Mississippi.
- The allies had made several attempts to capture it so they could go on and seize Rome.
- He could not seize Rome and secure his logistic base.
- On Oct.23, 2002, Chechen rebels seized a Moscow theater and held hostages for three days.
- Things did turn sour, though, when Chechen rebels seized a Moscow theater.
- He has admitted he was one of the 32 armed rebels who seized the school last September.
- The government had for days promised an all-out offensive against the rebels who seized half the country after a bloody coup attempt on September 19.
2.2(property/assets) confiscarembargar(cargo/contraband) confiscar(contraband/cargo) decomisar(arms/drugs) incautar(drugs/arms) incautarse de(copies of book) secuestrar
- Police are examining computer equipment seized during the search.
- The problem was that he needed access to funds seized by the police for legal fees.
- A large haul of weapons was also seized in the raids.
- This is the haul of alcohol seized by police in an undercover operation targeting young drinkers.
- His right to possession may be suspended or temporarily divested if the goods are seized by the police under lawful authority.
- In 1993, 53.15 tons of cannabis were seized by the government.
- His captors had sent e-mails to government and news organizations on a computer later seized by the Pakistani police.
- A transit van was also seized by officers, who are continuing their investigation.
- In addition to the arrests, caches of arms have also been seized.
- Forensic tests are now being carried out on items seized by police.
- They also produced receipts which they said identified where all of the items seized by the police had been purchased.
- An amount of ecstasy tablets were also seized in this raid.
- Magic mushrooms and cannabis plants were seized by police officers carrying out a drugs raid on a house in Atworth.
- Customs officers at Dublin Airport yesterday seized a drugs shipment worth €1.3m which was bound for New York.
- Officers believe the amount of cannabis seized by officers will seriously impact supplies throughout south London and beyond.
- Drugs worth billions of rands were seized by the police last year, the department of detective services said yesterday.
- He was immediately seized by Canadian immigration authorities and has been held in detention since February.
- The drugs and property gained from sale of the drugs were seized as evidence.
- Hundreds of miniature lead soldiers seized in a burglary bust are to be reunited with their owner.
- Though he intended to crop out all identifying details, the uncropped negatives were seized by the police and leaked to the press, setting off a media firestorm.
3(overcome)she was seized with panic — fue presa del pánico
- they were seized by foreboding — les dio un presentimiento
- he was seized with the desire to … — lo acometió el deseo de …
- All the clutter on his desk was spread out in front of me, and a great curiosity seized me.
- I gasp sharply as a sudden pain seizes me around my waist.
- Panic seized me as I realized she might have said her name during one of those auditory lapses.
- For a moment, panic seized her as she stiffened, sitting up abruptly.
- Fear seized her as she suddenly realized that something was indeed different.
- A sudden panic seized her, and Lila hurriedly tripped her way to the glass doors, managing to arrive there just as he was about to walk out.
- He'd never seen, never imagined, the like of this moment, and a vast, inarticulate longing seized him.
- Panic seized me as I realized Jacob had not been selected.
- Momentary panic seized him, and he patted urgently at his pockets, discovering with relief that the things he would need were still there.
- I saw them stand up and leave and panic seized me.
- She felt an irrational anger seize her at this small disturbance in the palace routine.
- Rage seized him, filling his throat so that he could not speak.
- Suddenly she was seized with fear, not of death itself, but of what comes after death.
- Fury seized John when he learned of Daisy's destination.
- As the evening comes on, an incomprehensible feeling of disquietude seizes me, just as if night concealed some terrible menace toward me.
- No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.
- A foreign emotion seized Jason as he watched the scene.
- Panic seized her as Pearl felt herself being led towards the water.
- Three miles into the journey she was seized with labour pains.
- I was sitting at my desk, hunched over a grammar worksheet, when the feeling seized me.
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