In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbsat, sitting
1.1(sit down)sentarsecome and sit beside me — ven y siéntate a mi lado / junto a mí
- there was nowhere to sit — no había donde sentarse
- (command to dog) sit! — ¡siéntate!
- she sat on my knee — se me sentó en las rodillas
- And everyone who gives is also becoming active in our support, rather than sitting at home frustrated at the media coverage.
- A lady sitting at a desk wore an expression that told her to sit down and bide her time, so that was what she did.
- People who need to use a chair for meditation should sit upright with their feet touching the ground.
- For a start you're sitting over a foot higher than your neighbour in the regular car.
- If he is not actually working, he would vastly prefer to putter outside or in a shed rather than to sit about getting under her feet.
- The patient used her arms while sitting to support the weight of the trunk in order to avoid pressure on the sacrum.
- As the man entered through the windows, she changed her position and sat upright on the bed.
- Janine needed to sit down after taking everything in, so she grabbed a chair and sat next to him.
- He sits rather still on his couch, rarely gestures, and speaks in a relaxed yet expressive tone.
- Leo helped me to sit upright on the floor while supporting my back with his elbow.
- He only shook his head, looking rather pathetic as he sat at the kitchen table.
- The design encourages children to sit upright rather than slumped.
- Boyle sits upright, looking askance at my brick-like tape recorder.
- Eventually she drifts off to sleep and then I can usually sit down, but only by keeping her lying on my chest while I sit there trying not to make any sudden moves.
- When you are sitting straight with your feet flat on the floor your arms should be at a 90-degree angle when typing on the computer.
- Travelling north to Edinburgh last weekend, I got talking to the rather mumsy woman sitting next to me.
- Make sure you have good back and foot support when you sit.
- Many make the pilgrimage to sit worshipfully at his feet.
- A soldier sitting at the foot of the bridge pushed himself upright and picked up his musket.
- She needs special chairs to support her back as she slowly learns to sit upright, as well as sensory equipment and a walker to help her develop.
1.2(be seated)estar sentadothat's where the boss sits — ahí se sienta el jefe
- you're sitting on my hat! — ¡estás sentado encima de mi sombrero!
- I have to sit at home while she's out enjoying herself — yo me tengo que quedar entre estas cuatro paredes mientras ella se divierte por ahí
- he spent the whole day sitting in front of the television — se pasó todo el día sentado delante del televisor
2.1Art(photograph/portrait/for artist) posarto sit for sb/sth — posar para algn/algo
- Daniel Rowland was a self-effacing man, who only once consented to sit for his portrait.
- He also sat for students at the John Herron Art Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Few individuals in a century of heavy taxation have the wealth to support the arts but royalty still sits for portraits, even if the commissioning organization pays the artist.
- One hundred and five years after they sat for the photographer we are connected.
- A request was made that the entire squadron sit for individual portraits.
- When they were first married, Christopher's aunt had insisted that they sit for a portrait.
- In both the 1901 and the 1888 works, the sunflowers are displayed on the seat of a chair, as if they had the status of a human sitting for a portrait.
- On September 10, 1665, during a sitting for his bust, the king got up to check on the likeness.
- Artists are also likely to make the portraits of important people look much more handsome than they really are to flatter the person sitting for a portrait.
- One recalls Roland Barthes's formulation of photographic exposure of being posed in exteriority and becoming a specter in sitting for a photograph.
- It was the first time he sat for a formal portrait.
- The Victorians hid their rotten teeth when sitting for portraits and photographs.
- East Riding Council is looking for a man or woman born before 1901, who would agree to sit for photographer Ian Beesley.
- The heavy, slow equipment used in photography's first era made having a picture taken almost as demanding as sitting for a painter.
- When sitting for his portrait, Oliver Cromwell ordered his portraitist, who wanted to pretty Cromwell up, to paint him ‘warts and all.’
- One day the husband of a woman who was sitting for a portrait by Picasso dropped in on the artist at his studio.
- During this period, sitting for a photograph had a certain formality.
- The worst spoon-feeding comes late in the film, as Elise sits for a photograph.
- British sculptor Ian Walters will make the statue, and Mandela has agreed to sit for him, organisers said.
- It was the subjects who served the artist by agreeing to sit for him.
2.2Britishto sit for an exam — presentarse a un examen
2.3to sit in Congress/the Commons — tener un escaño en el Congreso/en la Cámara de los Comunes
- he sits for Fulham — representa a Fulham
- But it is a question of fact as to whether or not there was a miscarriage of justice. This Court does not sit as a Court of Criminal Appeal.
- The governor general will announce at a later date when parliament will sit to choose a new prime minister.
- After all, 96 per cent of all MPs since 1945 have sat for the Labour or Conservative parties.
- As your Honours know, the New South Wales Supreme Court has sat overseas on a number of recent occasions.
- This Court does not sit as an ordinary Court of Criminal Appeal hearing appeals against convictions and sentences.
- Pete Wishart, who sits for the Scottish Nationalist Party, felt the decision should lie with members of the Scottish parliament, and not with government down south.
- Future Legislative Assemblies, as the successors to the Constituent were to be called, were to contain 745 seats and sit for two years.
- In the meantime there is nothing I can say on the whole saga until the ethics committee sits.
- The court sits at Parliament House in Edinburgh and there is no appeal in criminal matters to the House of Lords at Westminster.
- The Senate is due to debate the bill when Federal Parliament sits later this month.
- The Legislative Assembly shall consist of 57 elected members who shall be returned and sit for electoral districts.
- As a result, parliament has sat only twice since the election and the next meeting has been set for July 20.
- The European Parliament sits at exactly the same time as the Dáil on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- In May of this year the Crown Court was sitting there.
- In 1644 he was appointed by the king as commissioner of excise in Lichfield, which led to him to Oxford where the Royalist parliament sat.
- But Lord Hoyle - who for many years represented Nelson and Colne and whose son Lindsay sits for Chorley in the Commons - said it was essential to get rid of the last vestiges of hereditary patronage.
- The medieval parliament and king's court often sat under its carved angels and it was from here that the kingdom was ruled.
- It meets at 8.30 in the morning on a Wednesday, almost every week that Parliament is sitting.
- So it was in Perth and Inverness and every country town where the high court sat.
- We have now been told that it will be next week when Parliament is not sitting.
- He entered Parliament in 1818, sitting for several constituencies until returned for the City of London in 1841, which he represented until his elevation to the peerage as Earl Russell.
- He was at last allowed back into Parliament in 1774 and sat for Middlesex until 1790.
- Apart from anything else, he sits for a Scottish seat, and it is infamous that the people of England should accept laws made by Scottish MPs when we English MPs have absolutely no say over corresponding issues in Scotland.
- The Parliament is sitting again this week, with the Senate holding Estimates Committee hearings.
- Frankly, ministers don't like being told what they can and can't do with English education spending by an MP who sits for a Scottish constituency.
- And even at that, there is no guarantee that the District Court will sit there again.
- Adjournments of the Houses of Parliament take place all the time when Parliament is sitting.
- The court may sit at any place (either within or outside the State).
- For the Health Minister, who sits for a Scottish seat, can impose policies on England for which he is not accountable to his own constituents because their health policy is decided by the Scottish Parliament.
2.4(be in session)(court/parliament/committee) reunirse en sesión(court/parliament/committee) sesionar Latin Americathey have been sitting all day — han estado todo el día en sesión / reunidos (en sesión)
3(be situated)(building/village) estar (situado)(building/village) estar ubicado Latin Americait had been sitting on my desk all the time — había estado todo el tiempo encima de mi escritorio
- On an altar in the room sits a figure of the Buddha.
- Revelin Moss sits at the foot of Grisedale Pike about 300m above sea level.
- In the center of the dining room sits a marble table surrounded by four leather chairs.
- At the head of the coffee table sat a respectable looking gentleman, thinning hair combed over his bald spot.
- Behind pocket doors, the formal dining room table sits near one of three fireplaces.
- Resting unattended on the bench of a nearby picnic table sat a large, ripe watermelon.
- On the table sits a birthday cake with one slice missing.
- In the center of the room sat a large table, with only two chairs at it.
- On the table sits a big bowl of almonds picked from the Gibsons' own tree.
- Out on the patio table sat a tape recorder, a notebook, and the evaluation forms.
- Below that sits a similarly positioned on/off key, two fast access buttons - pre-set to run the diary and address book apps - and up and down scroll buttons.
- On the coffee table sat a plate of crackers with a limp fan of cheese.
- At the bar sat a lone figure wearing a brown leather jacket over a black flight suit.
- In another room down the hall from the locker room, sat many figures.
- Across the table sits the woman, clearly not thrilled.
- A mixture of tension, anger and fear has gripped the Pakistan north-west frontier town of Peshawar, which sits at the foot of the Khyber Pass leading into Afghanistan.
- In the center, filling the room, sat a long table surrounded by chairs.
- To the right of the throne room, two small buildings sit side by side.
- In place of the utility room sit a miniature family room and dining area.
- A family of life-size stone monkeys sit beside them; nearby graze deer while a cow is being milked as its licks its calf.
4.1(fit)(clothes) caer(clothes) sentarthe jacket sits well — la chaqueta cae bien / sienta bien
- We'd black berets that wouldn't sit right and black boots rich with dust and hungry for polish.
- He was tall and lean; his dark-gray suit of military cut did not sit well on him.
- Sometimes, a person dressed in the most expensive clothes can look like a fish out of water because his clothes do not sit well on him.
4.2(weigh)his crime sat heavy on his conscience — el crimen le pesaba en la conciencia
5(brood)(bird/hen) empollarto sit on the eggs — empollar (los huevos)
- I don't have much experience of a broody hen sitting on the eggs.
- In contrast, effects of brood size on cooling dynamics are much smaller in species whose nestlings sit alongside each other.
- A golden bird sang a melodious song as it sat, perched in a glittering green tree.
- Two sea eagles sit hunched on a branch, their expressions indicating distaste.
- The bird carrier should be large enough for your bird to sit or rest in it comfortably so that it doesn't bump its head or tail on the top or bottom.
- A quetzal sits upon a branch, yet this species of trogon is not found outside the Mexican and Central American cloud forests.
- There are now eggs in the nest and she sits there all day.
- You may see stiff-winged fulmars gliding effortlessly, or hear them cackling as they sit precariously on ledges incubating single eggs.
- I will dust carefully round my sitting hen's eggs so as not to move them.
6sitting present participle(figure) sentadoin a sitting position — sentado
- the sitting member — el representante / diputado actual
transitive verbsat, sitting
1.1(cause to be seated)(person) sentar(object) poner(object) (en posición vertical) colocarthey sat me next to Julia — me sentaron junto a Julia
- sit yourself beside me — siéntate a mi lado / junto a mí
- Once the brook was in sight, Audrey and Isabella both found large boulders on the bank to sit themselves down on.
- Walk yourselves down to the nearest theater playing it, sit yourselves down, watch, then get back to me.
- I sit myself down in one of the filthy corners, making myself comfortable for the short ride.
- Maybe tomorrow I'll sit myself down and make myself write or perhaps I'll go for a walk with my camera and see if I can find anything.
- Having been in the same position for who knows how long, I struggled to sit myself up.
- If you're doing nothing towards the goal, you need to sit yourself down and figure out why you're sabotaging your own efforts.
- I waddled over to the chair and managed to sit myself down.
- But even when I'm not tired, I don't want to sit myself down to meditate, thinking that it takes too long.
- Just sit yourself down, and I'll bring you some refreshment.
- Now, sit yourself down and tell us all about your struggles.
- She sat the baby on the soft comforter that covered her legs and adjusted herself.
- Ushering us into the dining room, Grandma sat us at the table with Grandpa and herself.
- It is evening and Arthur and Rose sit themselves down at the kitchen table secure in the knowledge that Guy is upstairs with Rikki.
- Sit your baby on your lap and show him chunky board books that he can safely put in his mouth.
- He pulled the chair back, allowing Altia to sit herself down.
- To settle me down, Hank would sit me down for a couple of hours after the game, have a beer and talk baseball.
- But as she sat herself down comfortably, she positioned herself facing the campfire.
- A smiling Becky sat the baby bird in the grass in front of the lilacs, and quietly moved away.
- Native mothers never sat their babies down long enough to need these items.
- When she was a baby, I would sit her in my lap and she would watch me play.
1.2(accommodate)the auditorium sits a hundred (people) — en el auditorio caben cien personas
- the table sits eight (people) — la mesa es para ocho personas
- the back seat sits three comfortably — en el asiento de atrás caben cómodamente tres personas
2BritishSchool Universityto sit an exam — rendir un examen Southern Cone
- she's sitting history tomorrow — mañana toma el examen de historia
- she did not sit the exam — no se presentó al examen
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