In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(position) posición feminine(prestige) prestigio masculinehis standing in the community — la posición que tiene / el lugar que ocupa en la comunidad
- a person of high/low social standing — una persona de posición social alta/baja
- an establishment of high standing — un establecimiento de gran categoría / de alto standing
- a magazine of some standing — una revista de cierto prestigio
- Only in Pakistani cricket could someone's reputation and standing undergo the sort of transformation that Waqar Younis has just enjoyed.
- Winning an Oscar, it is reasoned, should have a positive effect on feelings of perceived social standing.
- The rank and social standing of the subjects of portraiture are also expressed by conventions, which shift with time.
- Poverty often leads to conditions in which women's civil rights and social standing is far below that of men.
- For centuries, spouse selection was subject to family status and social standing.
- In my view nothing does more to depress the reputation and standing of teachers than to witness the annual antics that go on there.
- You are the very first black woman to occupy a position of this standing.
- Much has been made recently in the Evening Advertiser and elsewhere of the low standing of Swindon's Social Services Department.
- Her witnesses confirmed that she was a lady of good standing with an annual income of 300 marks and some claim to royal blood.
- Paralysed by questions about the distribution of wealth, Labour stood by while the housing market drove divisions in wealth and social standing.
- It is crucially important to the city's reputation and standing nationally and internationally.
- All of these arguments for social equality rightly stress the importance of people's social status or public standing.
- Unfortunately, not all who are in leading positions or of high standing understand this, as was manifested by the talk show.
- In the 1850s and 1860s Gladstone emerged as a politician of clear national standing with a reputation for oratory.
- The person who defends them is a man of good standing, not dynamic but dependable.
- University status will strengthen the institute's academic reputation and international standing.
- If the customer is of good standing, then the bank will permit him to draw against uncleared proceeds within a given ceiling and usually without prior approval.
- In doing so, it was to take into account the applicant's character, reputation and financial standing.
- All serving officers of good standing were entitled to join the RUC, the fledgling Six Counties police force.
- People of lower social standing were respected as valued members of the community.
2(duration)an agreement of long standing — un acuerdo vigente desde hace tiempo
- friends of more than 20 years' standing — amigos desde hace más de 20 años
- a practice of many years' standing — una práctica muy antigua / que lleva establecida muchos años
1(permanent)permanentestanding charge — cuota fija feminine
- we have a standing invitation to stay with them — estamos invitados a ir a quedarnos en su casa cuando queramos
- it's a standing offer — la oferta está siempre en pie
- it's a standing joke that he never pays for a single drink — tiene fama de no invitar nunca a una copa
- NATO is a standing army supervised by its 19 member states, but heavily influenced by the US.
- FIFA has a standing invitation to the North to host one or some of the World Cup games.
- During the Cold War, large standing forces were available to counter the Soviet threat.
- And we also, of course, have a standing invitation with the congressman himself.
- There are still few standing joint forces ready for joint deployment and employment.
- So if you're watching, Michael, you have a standing invitation to appear on this program.
- Except for the legions of Rome, all the early troops in Europe were mercenaries because there were no standing armies.
- Sara, if you ever want to guest blog over here, you have a standing invitation to do so.
- The force will not be a standing army but will have a permanent headquarters in Brussels and will be formed at short notice.
- The army's standing field forces consist of three mechanized brigade groups.
- An ancient Roman law made it treason for any general to cross the Rubicon and enter Italy proper with a standing army.
- The monarchy lacked coercive power: there was no standing army or organized police force.
- To avoid an eventual catastrophic world conflict, the U.N. must be strengthened with a standing army.
- The island currently has no standing army, but a unit of the Police Force is assigned to the Regional Security System Unit.
- Mrs Carr had a standing invitation for some time to visit us.
- The problem with the UN is that it does not have a standing army and has to beg for troops every time there is an emergency.
- Yes, the Continental Army was made up of a standing force, but without citizen soldiers the war would not have been won.
- Unlike Nato, it never had standing forces that could be committed in the event of conflict.
- Indonesia saw the peacekeeping force as a standing army ready to go to any embattled country to help to restore civil order.
- As usual, we had cut our military to the bone and had a standing army of less than 200,000.
2(upright, not seated)(passenger) de pie(passenger) parado Latin Americastanding room only! — ¡no quedan asientos!
- she got a standing ovation — se pusieron de pie para aplaudirla
- a standing jump — un salto sin carrera
- 60 mph from a standing start in five seconds — de 0 a 60 mph en cinco segundos
- from a standing start, she has achieved … — partiendo desde cero, ha logrado …
- He has quick heels certainly but most impressive is his speed and direction from a standing start - something that Robinson has yet to master.
- Norwood frowned momentarily before he spun about again, going from a standing start to full pelt almost straight away.
- Its back legs are made for pouncing: from a standing start, it can rise twelve feet straight up.
- I'm getting very good at leaping long distances from a standing start.
- How fast can they cover a kilometre on the track from a standing start?
- From a standing start six months ago, the party has devised and driven a strategy that will see it through the local elections.
- The performance of the vehicle was very impressive, showing good turn of foot from a standing start and excellent cruising at high speed.
- He shrugged off the first tackle and from a standing start sped through the Brods' defence to score under the posts.
- Caspian broke, from a standing start, into the fastest sprint of his life.
- He buck-jumped from a standing start, humping up his back and coming down again on all four feet at once.
- This lets the vehicle idle and then get going easily from a standing start.
- It would beat most cars away from a standing start, and was only bettered by those with a lot of power at their disposal.
- Robinson picked up the ball almost from a standing start and in the blink of an eye, he rounded six players before scoring between the posts without anyone touching him.
- The brake is applied automatically once the engine is switched off, and released automatically when the car moves off from a standing start.
- Indeed, the brand new Mazda 6 is so fast from a standing start that it could put the Nissan's ranking at risk before the end of the year.
- He broke the lap record four times, the first coming in lap one from a standing start, the second in lap two.
- Bunker qualified ninth and 11th for the two races, but jumped five positions with fast reflexes in the standing start of each race.
- They take off from a standing start and quickly leg into maximum velocity.
- Its top speed is 114 mph and it will get to 60 mph from a standing start in 10.6 seconds.
- After millennia of dreaming of flight, the human race went from a standing start at Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years.
- Lagoons, for instance, and other standing water sites within two kilometres of densely populated areas will be targeted.
- With deep, standing water on many major and minor roads, driving conditions were hazardous and there were disruptions to rail services in many areas.
- Mold growth should be suspected wherever there are water stains, standing water or moist surfaces.
- The streets are not paved and the drains don't work, so the standing water attracts dirt, rats, and disease.
- Many people still have standing water and mold growing on the walls.
- I was just going to say, by the same token, that it's not safe to wash hands, face, body with standing water.
- If the area has drainage problems, like standing water in winter, mulch isn't going to help alleviate them.
- ‘The car aquaplaned on standing water and hit the central reservation,’ she said.
- It's been an incredibly foul day, with torrential rain, lots of standing water and slow-moving traffic on the A4.
- Black-headed gulls float in standing water in fields along the road, as they have for the past few days.
- Heavy overnight rain had threatened the fixture but some of Kendal's players swept off the standing water and made the pitch playable.
- Police say heavy rain and standing water on the road surface may have been a contributory factor in the collision.
- Back roads around Tollerton were almost impassable because of standing water and the only clear way in and out of the village was on the road to and from the A19.
- Harrison got tired of waiting for his property south of Chancey Road to drain off more than a foot of standing water.
- The standing water on Jesus Green has frozen solid.
- Well, there still may be some pockets of standing water in New Orleans.
- North Yorkshire Police reminded motorists to take extra care as persistent and heavy showers across the county left standing water on many roads.
- Heavy rain left standing water in the baseball infield at Pro Player Stadium.
- The game at Pickering's Recreation Ground was stopped by the referee after about half an hour because of standing water on the pitch.
- At present it is little more than a swampland, with pools of standing water, rubble, mounds of earth and stone and other building waste.
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