In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in time)desde quesince we've owned a yacht/I've been doing yoga … — desde que tenemos yate/hago yoga …
- since coming to London — desde que vino (/ vine etc. ) a Londres
- it's years since I've been to France — hace años que no voy a Francia
- it's years since I enjoyed myself so much — hacía años que no me divertía tanto
2(introducing a reason)since you can't go, can I have your ticket? — ya que no puedes ir ¿me das tu entrada?
- I didn't call him since it was already quite late — como ya era bastante tarde, no lo llamé
- since that is not the case … — como no es así
1desdethey've worked there (ever) since 1970 — han trabajado allí desde 1970
- since the party he's only seen her twice — desde la fiesta solo la ha visto dos veces
- I've been living here since March — desde marzo pasado que vivo aquí
- how long is it since your operation? — ¿cuánto (tiempo) hace de tu operación?
- since when have you been giving the orders? — ¿desde cuándo eres tú el que da las órdenes?
- They are on a mission, a task that they have been training for since they entered the Army.
- Workers say since then managers have been asking them to go home during quieter periods.
- My father who started the business has long since given up trying to make me like him.
- Presumably it's a joke, but taken to such an extent that it's long since ceased to be one.
- I am sure there would have been mad ones then, too, but they are long since forgotten.
- That fabric has long since been sundered and social anarchy has been the consequence.
- All the things that have happened to me since that depressing period of my life!
- Her cards were face up in front of her and she had long since lost count of whose turn it was.
- The government has long since given up trying to reduce the propensity to commit crime.
- Tunisia put the ball in Spain's net, but the whistle had long since gone for offside.
- Wales had long since been conquered, but it was still very much alive as a country.
- The lights had long since gone out, leaving the room darkened enough that he could hide.
- The banks will reclaim the funds from the retailer, but the goods have long since gone.
- It is the first rise since property prices began spiralling in York in the last two to three years.
- For that reason clarinets have been built since their early days in different keys.
- They have long since ceased to be amazed at the number of shopping trolleys they find.
- Things may have picked up for Celtic since then but I see no reason to change my advice.
- The sun had long since risen, not that you could tell it from the ominous clouds outside.
- Too much has happened in the period since.
- The club's long since gone but the memories of those starry nights have never faded.
- The romance has long since expired like the first red rose he bought you to proclaim his love.
- It was the British who suffered the worst single incident since the end of the war.
- So I put on makeup for the first time since that fight at lunch that started all this.
- Other cabins and superstructure have long since rotted and crumpled to the seabed.
- The guards behind her had long since left and Ashley stared at the entrance with longing.
- My focus since then has been on removing this sort of conditioning from everyone.
- That was a few months ago and I've put a lot of work in since then so it should be stronger.
- It could quite literally be the biggest thing to hit the resort since the war itself.
- Well, maybe not entirely, but life has been in a slump since I tied the knot this summer.
- I want to get back in the ring because it feels such a long time since the last fight.
- Mitchell had matured and quieted much by then and had long since left her flapper days behind.
- The property had been empty since last July but a couple of weeks ago his daughter moved in.
- Many features shown are long since gone, but the maps aim to ensure they are not forgotten.
- It is hard to believe that a year has passed since then and it is a significant milestone in her fight for life.
- Practice has long since taken its leave of policy, and speaks to it about once a year, on a bad line.
- It has been some time since anyone had to fight their way into a London saleroom.
- I booked him for an exhibition immediately and he has been here regularly since then.
- It meant that no party had overall control for the first time since the Second World War.
- The sun had long since faded by this time and the sky was growing darker by the minute.
- It is now one year since Douglas died and for some reason it still feels like there's a hole in the world.
1(from then till now)desde entonceswe had an argument last week and she's been very cool since — tuvimos una discusión la semana pasada y desde entonces ha estado muy fría
- she has lived here ever since — desde entonces que vive aquí
- … but she had since remarried — … pero (en el ínterin) ella se había vuelto a casar
- she was sacked last year but has been reinstated since — la despidieron el año pasado, pero más tarde fue restituida en su cargo
2(ago)long since — hace mucho
- he gave up trying long since — hace mucho que dejó de intentarlo
- they left not long since — no hace mucho que se fueron
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