In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(not shaky)(gaze) fijo(table/chair/ladder) firme(chair/table/ladder) seguroyou need steady nerves for that job — hay que saber mantener la calma para hacer ese trabajo
- with a steady hand — con pulso firme
- you need a very steady hand — hay que tener mucho pulso
- hold the camera steady — no muevas la cámara
- she isn't very steady on her feet — le flaquean las piernas
- this vehicle is steady on curves — este vehículo es muy estable en las curvas
2.1(constant)(speed/rain/breeze) constante(pace/rhythm) constante(pace/rhythm) regular(flow/stream) continuo(decline/improvement/increase) constante(prices) estableshe's had a steady stream of visitors this morning — esta mañana ha recibido visitas continuamente / sin parar
- the pound remained steady against the dollar — la libra permaneció estable / sin cambio frente al dólar
- the patient is making steady progress — el paciente sigue mejorando
- I will also hold a steady job this fall and am lucky because my parents are pretty good about helping me out.
- Even the only steady job the man's ever had reflects his need to be moving - he was a bush pilot, flying supplies and people in and out of civilization in Northern Quebec.
- For the area, this will ensure the continuation of a steady supply of quality employment opportunities.
- His club have taken him to the rarified heights of the Premiership's top three and the international caps continue to flow in a steady stream.
- I had a good job with a steady income and a great place to live in.
- But suddenly, in this economy, nursing looks more attractive, the prospect of a steady job with guaranteed work at the end of a degree.
- This also explains why he lived in such a crummy hovel - obviously he can't hold down a steady job if he's nuts.
- The steady decline and deterioration continued at an accelerated pace.
- I've believe the exodus of good steady manufacturing jobs are at the crux of the spiritual disenfranchisement we are experiencing in our nation.
- Throughout his career he continued to publish a steady stream of high quality research papers right up to the time of his death.
- Finally, I have a steady job and some money saved up.
- My boyfriend at the time was not in a steady job and was confused as well.
- He continues to show steady progress and is developing the confidence necessary to be successful at the position.
- Ever since this sprawling mansion is thrown open to the public, there is a steady stream of visitors hanging around it - letting their imagination run wild.
- He remained in Edinburgh until his death, continuing to produce a steady stream of high quality papers up to the time of his death.
- The announcement rocked a town that already has suffered a steady loss of manufacturing jobs to low-wage nations such as China and Mexico.
- With an economic downturn encompassing the last twenty years, those lacking steady jobs in the formal economy now exceed half the work force.
- Nevertheless, the market continues to welcome a steady stream of fresh punters looking to beat a tracker and join me in the quest for stock market riches.
- But as Britain celebrated National Apple Day yesterday a steady stream of visitors were calling at the farm before buying apples as well as home-made jams and jellies.
- During the seventeenth century Ireland, continuing its steady decline, came increasingly under England's rule.
- Soon after, Jack was offered a steady job as a postal worker, but he turned it down in hope that he could support himself solely off of his writing.
- As soon as he left the unremunerative world of crime for a steady job with the forces of order, he became significantly more intelligent.
- I know someone who quit their steady job once because they thought selling property was a breeze and a lot more lucrative than what they were doing.
- The father's lack of a steady job, substance abuse, incarceration and domestic violence were among the reasons for not marrying.
- The financial results of the bank, which were accepted by the board of directors, reveal that the bank continues to make steady improvements, a press release issued here said.
- Ellis' 4.43m record-setting mark on May 22 continues the steady improvement of her performances over the past five years.
- Rising demand meant prices were little changed in July following steady declines since February, the survey said.
- Her previously steady job in a high street bank was wound up recently after branch ‘restructuring’.
- Most visitors came to inspect the institution in the first three years of its existence, but a steady stream continued to come in the years following.
- Dublin continues to attract a steady number of visitors despite the downturn in the tourism industry since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington in September.
- Unemployment in Argentina has reached depression levels of over 15 percent, with four million workers having no steady jobs.
- Paul O'Neill continued his steady decline and was dropped from the third slot in the order.
- Most of us reading this blog, after all, went to college and/or got nice steady jobs because we had enormous social and familial pressure on us to do so.
- He has got a steady job, teaching 22 hours a week, 180 days a year.
- The daily grind of life, a demanding family, death of a young, pretty niece due to cancer and no steady job has not diminished his zest for life.
- Gas prices continued their slow but steady decline.
- In the junior open U - 18 championship the winner was Cian Kilcullen from Enniscrone who continues to make steady progress in the sport.
- The company offers a steady job with decent pay and great benefits after college.
- The hostel was in the firing line because of a steady decline in visitor numbers and the need for building refurbishments.
- She experienced a steady decline in the frequency of hot flashes during treatment.
2.2(regular)(job) fijo(job) estable(income) regular(income) fijosteady boyfriend — novio masculine
- steady girlfriend — novia
2.3(dependable)(person/worker) serio(person/worker) formal
- The Parkville defence suffered an early loss when one of their most steady men in defence, David James had to limp off the field through injury.
- He was one of the most sensible and steady people I've known, and not as humourless as that sounds.
- These are not only failures of elementary communication; they are also reactions that fail to inspire confidence that Duncan Smith is steady under pressure.
- Roberts isn't a great player, but he's steady and dependable, and a coach can be comfortable with him on the field.
- Castro gives the team a steady player who should be able to provide reliable backup for Larkin for the remainder of the season, if not longer.
- Poets are the most down-to-earth, loyal, steady people that have ever been.
- That would allow Isaac Smith to remain in the No.3 role, where he's steady and reliable.
- I think the vice president was very steady, very calm, paternal in a good way, if you will.
3¡cuidado!¡ojo! informalsteady, it's slippery! — ¡ojo! ¡está muy resbaladizo! informal
- steady on; watch your language! — ¡ojo con tu vocabulario!
1(by holding, make stable)sujetar (para que no se mueva)I put a wedge under it to steady it — le puse un calce debajo para que no se moviera / para que quedara firme
- to steady oneself — recobrar el equilibrio
2(make calm)calmartranquilizarshe had a drink to steady her nerves — se tomó una copa para calmarse
- they have a steadying influence on him — tienen un efecto tranquilizante sobre él
1to go steady (with sb) — noviar (con algn) Latin America
- they've been going steady for nearly a year — ya hace casi un año que son novios
2(be careful)to go steady with sth — tener cuidado con algo
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