In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(exceptional)(request/treatment/favor) especiala special offer — una oferta especial
- a special price — un precio especial / de ocasión
- I wear this dress only on special occasions — me pongo este vestido solo en ocasiones especiales
- We made a special effort to do a good performance.
- She hadn't gone to any special effort to make herself look good for Akihiro.
- For boys considered special, different schools were created.
- She was nothing significant, nothing special, nothing exceptional.
- Nothing was special about today, except how bad it was.
- His normal breakfast had been average, but it would be no surprise to her if he made a special effort for his dream guest.
- It takes a special effort to have an ISDN line put in.
- As he experimented with special lenses and different exposures and paper, his photography became increasingly art-inspired.
- These special circumstances consist of different things.
- She sounds different and special and someone perfect for you.
- A tuxedo is something different and special, that will help you feel and look like a star.
- I may have been wrong: maybe this was going to be as special, just different.
- We didn't do anything special, except get ready for Homecoming.
- This woman is exceptional, she's special, she's extraordinary and I have great respect for her.
- I was this unusual child that was special in my parents' eyes - plus I was very loving with them.
- None of us had any special powers.
- I have no special talents, except being able to sing.
- Grandad and I have special food, at different times from other people.
- They all had their own special memories of different parts of the gardens.
- However, the lack of special features make the village children sad.
- The quality is exceptionally good, even though the special photopaper is expensive at about €5 for 10 sheets.
- There isn't anything special about him, except for the fact he's one of the richest men in town.
- This special collection is already remarkable for its scope and size, and it deserves our enthusiastic support.
- As a school-age child, Swetha considered her special skills no different from any other extracurricular activity.
- This time it's special.
- She never wore the same clothes twice, except for a few special outfits.
- Once an implant has been installed it can't be uninstalled again except with special equipment.
- She began to wonder why Jon was so special and different.
- I had a special place, where no one ever knew about, except Emily.
- It seemed different, more special then the rest.
- She knew that he was making a special effort for her sake.
- Coordinators made no special efforts to place department coworkers on the same team.
- He would not make any special effort to stay on my good side, beyond his normal dislike for conflict.
- Make a special effort to create your own family legends.
2(for specific purpose)(fund/instructions/arrangements) especialspecial powers — poderes extraordinarios masculine
- a special diet — una dieta especial
- a special edition — una edición / un número especial
- a special feature — un artículo / una nota especial
- our special correspondent — nuestro enviado especial
- There was shelving filled with fine silverware and cutlery for the special occasions.
- Usually I didn't wear make - up, but tonight was a special occasion.
- Resolution 1115 set up a special committee for this purpose.
- Asparagus is normally cooked, preferably by steaming in the special tall utensil designed for the purpose.
- This occasion is a special honor and treat for me.
- High-heel shoes are probably one of the most favorite designs women choose for their special occasions.
- It spoke of a special herb that was designed to cure any illness.
- General purpose home computers will gather dust as special purpose machines with cool designs and unbreakable software take over.
- Tomorrow's the first day of school, it's a special occasion.
3(particular, individual)especialparticularI have no special reason for asking — no tengo ningún motivo en especial / en particular para preguntar
- my special interest is medieval poetry — me interesa especialmente / en especial / en particular la poesía medieval
- each contestant is tested on his special subject — se examina a cada concursante en el tema de su especialidad
- children with special needs — niños que requieren una atención diferenciada
- have you anybody special in mind? — ¿se te ocurre alguien en especial / en particular / en concreto?
- what are you doing tonight? — nothing special — ¿qué haces esta noche? — nada en especial / en particular
- Players can catch elemental monsters called Djinni that unleash special attacks and change character stats and class.
- Efforts will be made to preserve the special character of the city.
- Although in a boxing game story is of little importance, popular characters should receive special attention.
- Each character has special abilities that only they can contribute to continuing the story.
- Yuliana belongs to a special caste in classical ballet - she is a character dancer.
- This title belongs under that extra special list of films that are so bad they're good.
- Scripts are cryptic and are often hard to read due to the many special characters that have unique meanings within the language.
- There is a function in the game that slows down time temporarily and allows your character to perform special moves.
- Perhaps the special character of the place was signalled by ceremonial activities here about 7000 BC.
- Each character will have several special attacks which can be executed during battles
- Each character has plenty of special moves
- Each title character possesses special abilities that come in handy depending on your style of play.
- The special character of South Germany was expressed in the liberal subculture, which had lasting-power and prolonged success.
4(better than ordinary)today is a very special day for me — hoy es un día muy especial para mí
- a very special friend — un amigo muy querido
- please take special care of him — te pido encarecidamente que lo atiendas muy bien
- she's a very special person — es una persona extraordinaria
- he makes me feel special — me hace sentir muy apreciada
- what's so special about Steve? — ¿qué tiene Steve de especial?
1(train)tren especial masculine
- This is the time they highlight specials, spectaculars and exclusives to drive up revenue.
- This is going to be an extraordinary special on Thursday night.
- The Eos Orchestra has taped a special for PBS celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer.
- It was originally conceived as part of a CBS special.
- The artist had created several animated commercials and specials for television.
- The image is clean, but about on par with a high-definition broadcast of an old television special.
- It will air this Sunday night as a television special on ABC.
- I was just in Nova Scotia for our CBC special on the 11-year-old singer Aselin Debison.
- All of these documentary specials rely heavily on source material for visuals and even sound.
- Channel 4 asked the show to produce an hour-long special.
- Six of the late ABC anchor's primetime news specials are going to be a part of a two-disc set.
- At the peak of her fame, she did a musical special for the ABC television network.
- Suddenly I could see how all the specials and talk shows about psychics were part of an overall design.
- There are a number of specials produced by the Money Programme team that are broadcast in later evening slots.
- His special will air tomorrow night on CBS.
- The Peanuts specials were staples of prime time television in my childhood.
- There's usually a special on this radio station my dad listens to and on Sundays, for an hour, they play Irish music.
- During the late 1950s, several hour-long specials were also broadcast.
- She has written music for many classical dramatic productions and television specials.
- There are a couple of trailers, some production notes and instant access to some of the specials highlights.
2also special constable(in UK)
civil que en determinadas situaciones cumple tareas de policía
3(broadcast)programa especial masculine
4Journalismnúmero extraordinario masculine
5.1Cookingplato especial masculinethe chef's special — especialidad del día feminine
- It's the left-hand menu specials that give me hope for the future of Chez Nous.
- The fine-dining restaurant specialises in Californian-influenced Italian cuisine including shrimp and lobster specials served to the sounds of a live jazz band.
- The last page of the menu lists the festival specials, all priced at $5.95!
- I counted 20 main courses, if you include the four gourmet sandwiches and the evening special.
- Clarke said competition from pubs is one of the main reasons restaurants have introduced lunch specials.
- The heavily accented head of the restaurant read them the specials of the day while passing out the small but mouthwatering menu.
- Sausage rolls would go down well, especially if the filling was a bit special, perhaps good sausage mince mixed with game or venison.
- Lulu walked over to the board and with a napkin erased the absurd menu special.
- Since food and wine menus are printed every day, there are no specials to recite in addition to the wine pitch.
- The daily specials appear on giant boards and included French onion soup and courgette with mint served with bread for €4.
- Restaurants run food specials for a number of reasons, sometimes because the chef found certain ingredients at a reduced price.
- The starter specials of the day included coconut and sweetcorn soup and Kerala spinach soup.
- There are some 20 cocktails on the menu plus a selection of five summer specials that are constantly changing.
- The Flying Biscuit Cafe has an ever-changing menu, and often features vegetarian specials.
- As well as the 15 starters and the 30 main courses, there are a whole bunch of specials that are never listed but always there.
- The menu is as all good restaurants should be, very brief with only five starters, seven main courses and four desserts - but no specials I noticed.
- I had the fish special of hake served with potato purée and oriental-style dressing.
- The dinner specials that evening included sausages and hot German potato salad and I was quite hungry.
- Loch Fyne offers a large range of seafood delicacies, with an ever changing specials board to catch your eye.
- Delicious weekly specials augment a superb menu, with a robust selection of favorites from America's four corners.
5.2(special offer)oferta especial feminine
- Wellington is awash in curry houses, thus they tend to offer specials to entice you to eat there.
- There are reduced rates and specials being offered within other sections of the market.
- By clicking on send, visitors are automatically registered and will have the latest special offers e-mailed to them before they appear on the website.
- Offer sales, specials and even giveaways to attract people into your store.
- You could, for example, offer specials, which were very successful for us.
- The new owners will serve just beer and wine and will offer daily beer specials.
- They offer a handful of weekly specials but otherwise keep prices relatively high.
- Often, dry cleaners will offer two-for-one specials on selected items and on specific days.
- She checked mailings for catches in the small print and for any special offers.
- A family or couple can save money by bulk buying those special offers in the supermarkets.
- I am sure a lot of the merchants will be offering specials.
- Look for these specials in the newspaper or on television, or call a couple of stores to find out when the next promotion will be.
- Chef Mike Moody can't wait to offer some flavorful nightly specials that will feature seafood and plenty of flavor.
- Package deals and online specials may offer bigger bargains.
- It's a winner when you want to inform a mass consumer audience about a short-term sale, event or special price offer.
- It will also send information about specials deals, new offers and other things you may be interested in.
- Many Web sites offer close-out specials at even bigger discounts.
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