In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Religionfeminine almashe was wandering around like a lost soul — vagaba por ahí como alma en pena
- to sell one's soul to the devil — venderle el alma al diablo
- learning Greek irregular verbs is good for the soul — aprenderse los verbos irregulares griegos fortalece el espíritu
- my mother, God rest her soul, loved this house — mi madre, que en paz descanse / que en gloria esté, le tenía mucho cariño a esta casa
- as interjection upon my soul! — ¡Dios Santo!
- as interjection (God) bless my soul! — ¡Dios me ampare!
- The Greeks did believe that the soul could be immortal, but they would have been opposed to the notion of the immortality of the body.
- The new life of God - resurrection life - is implanted in the soul by the Holy Spirit.
- The spiritual life of the soul with God is wounded, often mortally.
- Humans bear the spiritual imprint of God due to the fact that they possess an immortal soul.
- I know the idea of animals having reincarnated human souls is hardly a new one… but this was an interesting idea to explore.
- God's plan is revealed by faith and shows us that humans have an immortal soul, a soul that embodies the potential for good and evil.
- Something more primal than the fall - the image of God - is impressed on the soul of each human person.
- It is common for visitors to a wake to say a short silent prayer for the soul of the dead person.
- The idea of possessing eternal life as an immortal soul attempts to rob death of its totality, and therefore of its sanctity.
- As it progresses through spiritual enlightenment, the soul realizes that God and it are one and the same.
- It ignores all the empirical evidence for animal awareness while resting on an assumption for which there is no evidence: that human beings but no other animals possess immortal souls.
- According to folk religious beliefs, babies up to one year old don't have souls and can be considered like small animals.
- A special Mass for the repose of the soul of Pope John Paul II was celebrated at Carlow Cathedral on Monday night at 7.30 pm.
- His message is almost uniformly positive and personal: it is about the individual soul's journey towards God, not any society's laws or customs.
- Theological liberalism ends with the destruction of immortal souls.
- There are many theories which surround reincarnation - the notion that the soul of a dead person can re-establish itself within the body of another living being.
- He taught them that the soul is immortal and that after death it migrates into other animated bodies.
- Yet even Puritanism was, in the end, concerned with the individual soul, and individual salvation.
- Even though our bodies die, we are made in the image of God, and thus we have souls that are immortal.
- Mass for the repose of her soul was celebrated by Father Gilroy after which burial took place in Annagh Cemetery.
1.2(spirit, essence)feminine almashe put her heart and soul into the task — se entregó a la tarea en cuerpo y alma
- There are two women in Britain who make her look the soul of discretion, refinement and good taste.
- He is the soul of Christian courtesy and charity.
- Kittie and Ariadne, you are the souls of good sense.
- In public, at least, Kirk, who lives close to the Wight memorial in Thirsk, is the soul of diplomacy, maintaining that the amateur route will eventually reap dividends.
1.3(feeling, spirituality)these modern buildings have no soul — estos edificios modernos no tienen personalidad / carácter
- it's obvious you've got no soul — está claro que no tienes sensibilidad
- he's/she's got soul — tiene muy buena onda
2(person)I won't tell a (living) soul — no se lo diré a nadie
- there wasn't a soul about — no había ni un alma
- a village of 200 souls — un pueblo de 200 almas
- poor old soul! she can hardly walk — ¡pobrecilla! / ¡pobrecita! casi no puede caminar
3(personification)the soul of discretion/kindness — la discreción/la amabilidad personificada
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