In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(just one)soloa single issue dominated the talks — un solo / único tema dominó las conversaciones
- will it fit on a single page? — ¿cabrá en una (sola) página?
- it's the single most important issue — es el tema más importante / de mayor importancia
- the largest single shareholder — el mayor accionista individual
- every single day — todos los días sin excepción
- every single copy of the book was destroyed — se destruyeron absolutamente todos los ejemplares del libro
- you disagree with every single thing I say — todo lo que digo / cada cosa que digo te parece mal
- with negative not a single house was left standing — no quedó ni una sola casa en pie
- there's not a single thing I like — no hay nada que me guste
- I haven't found a single mistake — no he encontrado ni un solo error
- The Jews in the ghetto were forced to live in chronic overcrowding, with many families inhabiting a single house.
- A pure monopolist is a single seller of a unique product which is the sole source of the firm's monopoly power.
- As a matter of policy we should aim to keep the family as a single unit.
- The action is rooted in the 1940s, most of it centred on a single family.
- Also not new is the scapegoating of a single element to explain isolated events.
- During the Middle Ages, most towns had streets exclusively occupied by a single trade.
- They also offered to take a single photo for the family to remember him by.
- That may be true but remember those in a single income family face the same financial pressures as those with a double income.
- Boredom among children is common in those families with a single child.
- Typically, an attack begins when a single hornet captures a lone bee nearby the hive.
- Using the showname and unique id produces a single episode.
- Now I keep trying to remind myself that some people are supporting whole families on a single income.
- Poetry is stepping out of the orchestra to play solo with the single instrument of language.
- The focus is narrowed further in typical Spielberg terms to a single dysfunctional family.
- A family may compose a single household, or it might be composed of several households.
- Reserving seats exclusively for a single school does not help the minority community in general.
- The price of single family homes increased close to fifteen percent in the last twelve months.
- The authors also were careful to exclude examples of activity unique to a single chimpanzee.
- Or does crisis strike when you have a single outbreak on an isolated peninsula?
- It was generally not a case of persons or families making a single move.
2.1(for one person)(room) individual(bed/sheet) individual(bed/sheet) de una plaza Latin Americaa single portion (of food) — una ración / porción individual
- To the right of the entrance to the shelter is a single metal framed bed.
- Unfortunately, if a dorm room is not available during your stay, you have to fork over extra cash for a single room.
- Tracey has had to move into her three-year-old daughter, Sophie's, room and share her single bed.
- Once his immune system had built up, he was transferred to a single room and slowly weaned off the drugs keeping him alive.
- In October, single rooms will go up to 330 but there will be no further increase for double rooms until next year.
- Residents live in shared or single rooms, with male and female residents in separate sections of the home.
- I even customised my single bed to create a studio-like setting in my room for rehearsals.
- The cost is 365 and their will be an extra supplement for anyone requesting a single room.
- I had been in a single bed and then had to share a double with two sisters.
- This means dismantling the single bed, the better to fill the space with puppy pens.
- He said that a single room was not available until the night before Mrs Stockdale's death, and she was then moved.
- The room is quite large, with four lonely single beds, a sterile ensuite shower and separate toilet.
- However, more single people could mean a demand for more single rooms.
- Finally they find a dodgy motel that has some space, but the proprietor tells them the only room left contains one single bed.
- The new facility, which will be sited either on the same site or beside the Great Western Hospital, would have single rooms.
- In the end we called in on a friend of mine, crashed on a single bed in the spare room.
- The majority of the rooms available in Manor Village are single en-suite rooms and the most there would be is two to a room.
- Cell-like, there is just room for a single bed, a desk and a chest of drawers.
- Some colleges are building residence halls with an emphasis on private, single rooms.
- One of the bedrooms was unveiled yesterday and contains only single beds.
2.2(not double)(engine/lens/line) solo(flower/tulip) simplein single file — en fila india / de a uno
- single figures — cifras de un solo dígito
- Flower form can be single, semi-double, or fully double blooms that look similar to miniature roses.
- The £11 cash value of a single ticket was then removed, and the money was amassed over a long period of time.
- I was reduced to spelling out each letter of the name while the clerk typed them into his console, which soon issued a single ticket.
- Trouble is, single tickets are going up to £2.
- First of all, it's the prices: £55.00 for a single ticket from Manchester to Norwich.
- In the grand old days of British Rail, a single train ticket was at least the same price as a return, often more, which was silly.
3(unmarried)solteroI'm single — soy soltero
- to remain single — quedarse soltero
- the single life — la vida de soltero/soltera
- Anyone on a low income and without a car, including many pensioners and single mothers, will struggle to find the extra money.
- No good blaming the shortcomings of the single mother without considering the abandoned responsibilities of the father.
- Sandra is an attractive 29-year old single mother who lives in a council house in Tallaght.
- As mentioned before, it's hard enough for single mothers to raise their children.
- Low-income single mothers are still in the labor market in unprecedented numbers.
- For single women or mothers with no husband to support them there was no dole.
- It is rather a conservative family structure and relatively mean benefits for single mothers that cause the low pregnancy rate.
- To be a borderline poverty level working mother is becoming a reality for more and more single, hard working mothers.
- She later had two daughters and is raising them as a single mother.
- Even unwed single mothers have said that they want more children than they have, even in an unwed state.
- I employ much less grace than those women did when as single mothers they worked for minimal wages.
- She's strong enough to be out the country when there's a vote as to whether her single mother constituents will have their benefits cut.
- Who decided that a new organisation would be best for single mothers to enable them to claim upkeep and support from missing fathers?
- Being single after my last relationship has been a blessing.
- One second I would remember that I had spent the last couple of months of our relationship wishing I was single.
- She is handling cases in Rochdale involving families from Cameroon and Angola and single mothers with children.
- The others were two married corporals, a single corporal and two unmarried lance-corporals.
- It is outrageous to use women in same-sex relationships and single women as scapegoats.
- I am a single mother who raised three boys and then went back to school.
- Likewise, a huge number of single mothers have taken advantage of the opportunity to meet men without having to scout for a babysitter.
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