In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1esclavo masculineesclava femininehe was sold as a slave — lo vendieron como esclavo
- I'm not your slave! — ¡yo no soy tu criado / sirviente!
- to be a slave to sth — ser esclavo de algo
- she's a slave to alcohol — es esclava del alcohol
- While a slave could be raffled off or wagered at the master's whim, freeing a slave was fraught with legal obstacles.
- Here the whites enjoyed such a preponderance that they could dare to assign people of ‘mixed blood’ the same social and legal basis as their slaves.
- It is a multifaceted paradox that the forced immigration of African slaves was born of the saintly Las Casas's concern that the remaining natives should not be worked to death.
- The economic foundations of the Confederacy were overthrown and property in slaves valued at $4 billion was expropriated.
- Since slaves were property, once you find the slave owner, search the records to find out what he did with his property.
- To say that a slave is simply the property or another does not adequately describe the condition of bonded dependents in an African context.
- For most American slaves, forced relocation south was anathema and often the first impetus for their flight to Canada.
- Technically Roman slaves were the property, the chattels, of their owners, held in a state of total subjection.
- So instead of owning the property, former slaves who wanted to stay there had to work for the former slaveholders.
- Two hundred years ago it was legal to own a slave but illegal to have an abortion.
- At any time, a master could confiscate any money that a slave had saved up, and the slave had no legal recourse.
- A University of Pennsylvania report estimates 750,000 women were trafficked into the U.S. as sex slaves in the past decade.
- All kinds of property including slaves are inheritable by relatives.
- After about 1831 you had to get legal approval to release slaves.
- He understands his position, while a slave, as transportable property.
- Property rights in slaves and their labor can be bought and sold via market transactions.
- Each clan had many slaves, much property, and great political power.
- This was recognition that insurance companies made profits insuring slaves as property.
- What this meant in terms of the slaves ' legal status was unclear.
1he's been slaving away all day — ha estado trabajando como un negro / como un burro todo el día informal
- to slave at / over sth
- he's been slaving (away) at / over the report for days — lleva días trabajando como un negro / como un burro con el informe
- I've been slaving over a hot stove all afternoon and you say you're not hungry! — ¡me he estado matando en la cocina toda la tarde y me dices que no tienes hambre!
- I mean, I've only been slaving away at it for the past two weeks.
- We were back at his house, slaving away at homework.
- They had heard about aboriginal writers slaving away somewhere out there on new scripts for theatre, but where were they all hiding?
- But when I got home, Justin had obviously spent all day slaving away, making a 3 course dinner.
- When you're slaving away on perfecting your own projects, to see someone else exhibit that care and that passion, even in an entirely different field, is a pleasure.
- It's so warm out and since I was slaving away in the hot kitchen, I opened up the windows to get some air circulating.
- I'd feel bad knowing you were slaving away your Saturday.
- Admittedly, it gets a little boring at times, but that suits me just fine, because at least I'm not slaving away at some unfulfilling, low-paying job that I probably wouldn't be good at anyway.
- Still, after a day slaving away at a hot computer terminal, I vowed to go home and bash away on at least one design tonight.
- She's spent five years slaving away for her millionaire real estate tycoon tyrant of a boss - and she's sick of it!
- It will be the crowning moment of countless hours spent slaving away in his extended garage.
- You've been slaving over dinosaur details for days on end.
- After slaving over a business plan, the pair applied to the Prince's Trust for a loan and were awarded the money in February 2000.
- I've been slaving over this one - really, I have!
- Why slave long and hard in the kitchen, when you can make this salad in minutes, leaving you free to concentrate on the one you love!
- It keeps us working forever, chained to our desks slaving day after day to pay for it.
- And I'll be stuck slaving away in some moldy old courtroom, wondering ‘what if?’
- For months I had seen people slaving away behind newspaper-covered windows that only allowed for a peek.
- She was scrubbing floors and slaving away to pay for food and lodging.
- We are having sound and plasma screens in all the rooms, and we won't have to spend weekends slaving over DIY.
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