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(of things)tipo masculineclase feminineall sorts of adventures — todo tipo / toda clase de aventuras
- what sort of car is it? — ¿qué tipo / clase de coche es?
- it's definitely my sort of film/book — decididamente, este es el tipo / la clase de película/libro que a mí me gusta
- it's a nice enough place, if you like that sort of thing — es un sitio bastante agradable, si te gusta ese tipo de cosa
- and all that sort of thing — y todo eso
- you know the sort of thing I mean — ya sabes a lo que me refiero
- I believe he's a musician or something of the sort — creo que es músico o algo por el estilo
- what sort of time do you call this to be coming home? — ¿qué horas son estas de llegar a casa?
- behavior of that sort will not be tolerated — no se tolerará ese tipo de comportamiento
- don't tell lies: I didn't say anything of the sort — no digas mentiras: no dije nada semejante
- I expected him to be arrogant, but he was nothing of the sort — creía que iba a ser arrogante, pero no lo era en absoluto
- you'll do nothing of the sort! — ¡ni se te ocurra!
- How does race fit into those sorts of categories?
- All sorts of once-dominant communication media have fallen by the wayside, just as soon as something better has come along.
- All sorts of weather records were smashed by devastating storms, but there's a reason behind all of this meteorological madness.
- All sorts of treasures have been found in the pile of waste, which is why the council receives income from the salvage contractor to help provide funding for a recycling advisor at the site.
- All sorts of institutions could be opened up to greater balance: lawyers, bankers, football coaches, the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- All sorts of interesting testable hypotheses open up here.
- All sorts of stories about his past are doing the rounds ahead of what is called a major profile on the Sunday this weekend.
- All sorts of vacation camps have been springing up all over the place during the holidays, offering programmes ranging from yoga to karaoke classes.
- All sorts of plants grow in rock gardens, thriving in sunny warm spots, dry ravines, damp gullies, and many other variations of temperature and soil conditions.
- All sorts of people receive Honorary Doctorates for their respective contributions to the region's development but so far, I have not heard your name.
- All sorts of different kinds of property are treated differently by the law, not just intellectual property.
- All sorts of implications go racing through your mind at this time and I wanted to share these with you.
- All sorts of cries started to ring out from the animals - starting first with the large black birds flying overhead.
- All sorts of rumors had been circulating over the weeks prior, and me being the secretive type, derived a perverse pleasure in being privy to the real story.
- All sorts of casseroles, stews and braised dishes work well cooked in just one pot, but you can also consider soup for starters and steamed or baked sponge pudding afterwards.
- All sorts of theories were being bandied about.
- All sorts of fascinating information is bubbling up from the depths and flooding in from the ethers this week.
- All sorts of people and groups will be making their way to the South Australian arid north, and ‘Earthdream’ will be one of those.
- All sorts of fringe players set up on the pavement.
- All sorts of new technologies are now being built into buildings and into computer systems in a way that hadn't been done before, because of this.
1.2(of people)she's not the sort to let you down — no es de las que te fallan
- I'm not that sort of girl — yo no soy de esas
- they're not our sort (of people) at all — no son gente como uno
- that's the sort of person he is — él es así
- I know your sort — ya sé de qué pie cojeas
- a bad/good sort — una mala/buena persona
- it takes all sorts (to make a world) — hay de todo en la viña del Señor
1.3(approximating to)a sort of /sort of a — una especie de
- he's a sort of painter / he's sort of a painter — es una especie de pintor
- it's sort of a bluish-green color — es una especie de verde azulado
- of a sort
- he gave us a meal of sorts — nos dio una comida, si se le puede llamar comida
- you could say he was a friend of a sort, I suppose — supongo que se lo podría calificar de amigo
- sort of
- I do sort of think we should do something — creo que quizás deberíamos hacer algo
- it's sort of sad to think of him all alone — da como pena pensar que está solo
- do you want to go? — well, sort of — ¿quieres ir? — bueno, en cierto modo sí
- this is what you wanted, isn't it? — well, sort of — es lo que querías ¿no? — bueno, más o menos
- out of sorts — mal
- I'm feeling a bit out of sorts — no me encuentro muy bien
1(classify)(papers/letters/parcels/stamps) clasificarwe were sorted into groups according to our level — nos pusieron en grupos de acuerdo a / según nuestro nivel
- sort the ones with job experience from the ones without — divídelos en dos grupos según tengan o no experiencia laboral
1literary(accord)to sort ill/well with sth — no concordar/concordar con algo
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