In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine posiciónmasculine prestigiohis 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
- she's in very good standing with the party chiefs — los jefes del partido la tienen en gran estima
- In the 1850s and 1860s Gladstone emerged as a politician of clear national standing with a reputation for oratory.
- 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.
- Much has been made recently in the Evening Advertiser and elsewhere of the low standing of Swindon's Social Services Department.
- People of lower social standing were respected as valued members of the community.
- 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 my view nothing does more to depress the reputation and standing of teachers than to witness the annual antics that go on there.
- All serving officers of good standing were entitled to join the RUC, the fledgling Six Counties police force.
- University status will strengthen the institute's academic reputation and international standing.
- It is crucially important to the city's reputation and standing nationally and internationally.
- Only in Pakistani cricket could someone's reputation and standing undergo the sort of transformation that Waqar Younis has just enjoyed.
- Paralysed by questions about the distribution of wealth, Labour stood by while the housing market drove divisions in wealth and social standing.
- The person who defends them is a man of good standing, not dynamic but dependable.
- Unfortunately, not all who are in leading positions or of high standing understand this, as was manifested by the talk show.
- For centuries, spouse selection was subject to family status and social standing.
- All of these arguments for social equality rightly stress the importance of people's social status or public standing.
- Her witnesses confirmed that she was a lady of good standing with an annual income of 300 marks and some claim to royal blood.
- You are the very first black woman to occupy a position of this standing.
- Poverty often leads to conditions in which women's civil rights and social standing is far below that of men.
- In doing so, it was to take into account the applicant's character, reputation and financial standing.
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
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 ...
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