In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(for one person)(room) individual(sheet/bed) individual(sheet/bed) de una plaza Latin Americaa single portion (of food) — una ración / porción individual
- Finally they find a dodgy motel that has some space, but the proprietor tells them the only room left contains one single bed.
- The cost is 365 and their will be an extra supplement for anyone requesting a single room.
- I even customised my single bed to create a studio-like setting in my room for rehearsals.
- Some colleges are building residence halls with an emphasis on private, single rooms.
- Cell-like, there is just room for a single bed, a desk and a chest of drawers.
- I had been in a single bed and then had to share a double with two sisters.
- Unfortunately, if a dorm room is not available during your stay, you have to fork over extra cash for a single room.
- In the end we called in on a friend of mine, crashed on a single bed in the spare room.
- To the right of the entrance to the shelter is a single metal framed bed.
- 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.
- The room is quite large, with four lonely single beds, a sterile ensuite shower and separate toilet.
- The new facility, which will be sited either on the same site or beside the Great Western Hospital, would have single rooms.
- In October, single rooms will go up to 330 but there will be no further increase for double rooms until next year.
- 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.
- One of the bedrooms was unveiled yesterday and contains only single beds.
- 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.
- However, more single people could mean a demand for more single rooms.
- Residents live in shared or single rooms, with male and female residents in separate sections of the home.
1.2(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.
- First of all, it's the prices: £55.00 for a single ticket from Manchester to Norwich.
- Trouble is, single tickets are going up to £2.
- 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.
- 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.
- The £11 cash value of a single ticket was then removed, and the money was amassed over a long period of time.
2(unmarried)solteroI'm single — soy soltero
- to remain single — quedarse soltero
- the single life — la vida de soltero/soltera
3(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
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