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(person who speaks)all eyes turned to the speaker — todas las miradas se volvieron hacia quien hablaba
- The gesture of raising the eyebrows in conversation expresses one's understanding of the speaker's speech and is an invitation to continue.
- The closeness between the two speakers gave their following conversation a clandestine air.
- What is presupposed in this sense is not asserted by the speaker but is nevertheless understood by the hearer.
- It's only a few speakers that get the attention.
- The underlying system of rules also enables the hearer to understand what the speaker said.
- In ordinary speech, speakers are apt to shift and slide between the possible registers.
- This has the effect of distancing the speaker from the hearer.
1.2(in public)orador masculineoradora femininehe's a good speaker — es muy buen orador
- Five years ago, Cimine recalls, a scheduled speaker became too ill to deliver a speech for an OAAA regional conference.
- The dinner featured a guest speaker, a souvenir program with financial ads and patrons, and much joyous singing and praise to God.
- He is a well-known public speaker and has lectured in Ireland, England and the USA.
- In a majority of the lectures, speakers focused on the historical circumstances of photography that have led to its current state.
- As a part of our career week next week, we have hired a guest speaker!
- Glancing up to look at the guest speaker, Elizabeth was shocked to see his eyes resting on her.
- As a guest speaker, Gongo said most problems in Africa are likely to take place where the rule of one leader is long and endless.
- In 1962 he was a guest speaker at Cambridge's University Indian Society.
- The guest speaker was a gentleman by the name of John Todd.
- There will be a three day long slide show of pictures and a guest speaker.
- When I was 8 or 9 years old our school had a guest speaker come and talk to us about the years he had spent living in China.
- She was all fired up about this MP who attended as a guest speaker.
- The guest speaker during the launch was the Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon Jesaya Nyamu.
- The guest speaker for the week-long celebration will be Jeremy Watson, a leading expert on Spanish wines.
- The guest speaker at the function is the renowned Namibian athlete, Agnes Samaria.
- There was a bit of confusion on who was going to be the guest speaker at the start of the event.
- When Valley Springs held its annual meeting last year, the guest speaker was well known to many of the members.
- She half heard the guest speaker introduce himself and welcome the audience to the ceremony.
- Guest speakers include David Ledsham, lecturer in art and design at the University of Ulster, and John Wood from Goldsmiths College in London.
- The guest speaker was Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, the Namibian Businesswoman of the Year 2002.
1.3(of language)hablantea native speaker of Spanish, a Spanish native speaker — un hispanohablante
- What's most fascinating is that non-native English speakers now outnumber native English speakers.
- The last fluent speaker of the Carib language reportedly died in the 1920s, although efforts are now being made to revive that language.
- A native Marathi speaker, Bal keeps a bound volume of Ramdas open on his table.
- To perform this task, a number of native French speakers were asked to lend their voices for recording.
- Today there are around sixty-five thousand native Gaelic speakers.
- Native English speakers would have to learn Mandarin if they were interested in participating in international programs.
- The number of native Bajan speakers has declined in recent decades.
- The intermarriage of Bantu language speakers with the Khoe and San peoples gave rise to new varieties of languages such as Xhosa.
- What marks a proficient second or foreign language speaker is their command of idioms and other fixed expressions.
(presiding officer)presidente masculinepresidenta feminineMr Speaker — Señor Presidente
- Madam Speaker — Señora Presidente
- The Speaker of the House of Commons, Michael Martin MP, said he hoped that many people would tune in to the new service.
- The impact of the Speaker is even greater when the House is dealing with private members' bills.
- President Delaney, the Speaker of the House, and a bevy of civilian and military officials sat silently as the count slowly approached zero.
- Lorraine Brown is the Speaker of the Northern Territory Parliament.
- Becoming Speaker of the House of Commons is happily no longer so precarious, but it certainly has its difficulties.
- With the assistance of the Speaker, the committee again secured more time to investigate the accounts and records.
- The Speaker of the House and the vice president of the Senate decide who should be on the conference committee.
- The Speaker called the Senate to order and then opened up the Assembly to the bills to be voted on.
- Once introduced, the bill is in the hands of the Speaker of the House or the Majority Leader in the Senate.
- It would be awkward for the embattled Speaker to preside over the affairs of the House during the course of the investigation.
- As the leader of the majority party in the House, the Speaker also plays a major role in shaping and implementing party decisions on forthcoming legislation.
- Three years later he became the first Speaker of the new House of Assembly and held that position until he retired in October 1880.
- The Speaker's House continues to function as it was intended, as a setting for formal entertaining by the Speaker on behalf of the House of Commons.
- In 1521 he was made the Kingdom's Undertreasurer and knighted, and in 1523 he became the Speaker of the House of Commons.
- One of the trio could become the next Speaker of the House, second in the Presidential line of succession.
- Russell is a policy analyst for the Office of the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.
2.1(loudspeaker)altavoz masculine(alto)parlante masculine South America
- Lightning Audio produces amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and accessories for mobile audio markets.
- Just then, the song began over the speaker system and my jaw dropped.
- A built-in sub-woofer beefs up the sound output by unit's stereo speakers.
- High - end PC stereo systems complete with subwoofer speakers are finding their way into the mainstream.
- You'll need at least five speakers to create full surround-sound audio.
- On November 3 I ordered a complete digital TV and DVD system with surround sound speakers.
- It includes a DVD player, a receiver, five surround speakers, and a subwoofer.
- A speaker system has been rigged up to relay the service to crowds outside.
- Forget about the rear speakers or the subwoofer; they won't be needed.
- The first modems were hooked up to telephones through little speakers and microphones in a cradle that held the telephone handpiece.
- You'll want at least two quality speakers and a subwoofer.
- Beanbags and instruments were set around the room, waiting to be used, along with microphones and speakers.
- Someone had gained access to the cafeteria's speaker system and was playing music.
- Creative sells a set of stereo speakers with no subwoofer that you can find online for about $15.
- The state-of-the-art sound system has 48 speakers and subwoofers.
- The software turns a PC equipped with a microphone, speakers, and broadband connection into a 21st century telephone.
2.2(of hi-fi)baf(f)le masculineparlante masculine South America
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