In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(halt)to work without a stop — trabajar sin parar
- work progressed in stops and starts — el trabajo avanzaba a trompicones / a tropezones
- work was at a stop for months — el trabajo estuvo interrumpido / paralizado durante meses
- to bring sth to a stop — detener / parar algo
- the accident brought the traffic to a complete stop — el accidente paralizó el tráfico
- to come to a stop — detenerse
- to put a stop to sth — (put a stop to) acabar con algo
- to put a stop on a check — dar orden de no pagar un cheque
- Officers are not only setting up static sites for stopping drivers, but are also conducting random stops in rural villages around the county.
- Playing the music without bars gives a free-flowing rhythm, devoid of jarring stops and starts.
- A large metal tub filled with sachets of water and cold drinks provided welcome respite, and many of the emergency workers made frequent stops to prevent dehydration.
- His pen came to a stop and he stared down at the scrawled words with a shake of his head.
- It was almost a disappointment when we came to a stop at the edge of clearing where a herd of deer were grazing.
- Finally, the nurse came to a stop and entered a small room with pink walls and a simple layout.
- There wasn't time for fear but I was certainly frightened when the car came to a stop.
- The shooting had almost come to a stop by the time they dropped into a reserve trench.
- We finally came to a stop at a farmhouse deep in the countryside.
- Lizards, therefore, progress in short rushes with frequent stops to breathe.
- He came to a stop outside a large metal door and punched in a few keys on the panel to his right.
- The elevator came to a stop at the top floor and Anna turned to face the doors as they creaked open.
- The game we'd been playing with the boys came to a stop, and I rolled my eyes.
- The misery machine rumbled into one of the angled parking spots next to the park and came to a stop.
- It was an interminable journey of stops and starts.
- Also, rough sea conditions can make safety stops hazardous.
- After completing a number of revolutions, the carousel began to slow and came to a stop.
- The front seat passenger opened the side door of the van and the van came to a stop.
- Pauses, stops, and breaks will help the film, which never develops any real momentum.
- Several of the attackers came to a stop, and their soldiers began to fire.
- Specific ranks of pipes may be brought into and out of play by means of stops.
- It also has a cathedral housing the biggest organ in the world: 17,388 pipes and 231 stops.
- These organs were played only with sliding stops, not a keyboard like a modern organ.
- Taiwanese has final consonant stops, and Mandarin doesn't.
- For example, the aspirated series of stops and affricates are written by adding a horizontal stroke to the letters for the plain series.
- Many varieties of Chinese, including both Mandarin and Cantonese, do not distinguish voiced and voiceless stops and affricates.
2.1(break on journey)parada femininewe made a stop at a service station to have coffee — paramos en una estación de servicio para tomar un café
- after an overnight stop in Madrid — después de hacer noche / de pasar la noche en Madrid
- We were an express train now, and made only a few stops, mostly using the center of the three tracks.
- Before the homeward journey, a final stop for refreshments was made at Kinvarra.
- As the self-confessed ‘biggest slob in the world’ he enjoys sailing holidays filled with impromptu tea breaks and pub stops.
- Moving swiftly on from Lizard Point the next stop was a quick look at St Michael's Mount.
- On the return journey a stop was made at Phimai to explore the wonderful ruins.
- On the return journey a stop was made in Bourton-on-the-Water in brilliant sunshine.
- When traveling long distances, plan the trip to include rest stops and breaks.
- We had 3 stops on the journey and took it in turns to drive.
- The pair plan to make a short fuel stop today in Narsarsuaq, Greenland, before flying straight to Iceland.
- From today until Friday Charles, Prince of Wales, is in Italy with stops in Florence, Rome and Naples.
- The trip was part of a two day visit to the region, which also included a stop in Honduras.
- They will run through France on quiet country roads with overnight stops and after a rest on the ferry they will head to London.
- These are not tour buses, so expect numerous stops to pick up and drop off passengers.
- It also suggests that dogs should drink plenty of water during a long journey, and have regular stops for fresh air.
- We always have to make frequent stops so that M can take a loo break and stretch his legs for a while.
- At each lunch stop he also produced dried fruits, nuts and yet more chocolate he had carried for us.
- A short photo stop soon cooled us down, before we pushed on up the hill carrying the weighty bags of tackle and camera gear.
- The 400 mile round trip was broken up with a stop at Stonehenge for an ice-cream.
- Thompson expects to travel to each region of Nunavut, including campaign stops in Cambridge Bay and Iqaluit.
- Also, make stops for bathroom breaks, leg-stretching, sightseeing and drink refills.
2.2feminine paradamasculine paradero Latin America River Platefeminine estaciónyou have to get out/off at the next stop — se tiene que bajar en la próxima (parada)
- There were no designated stops which meant people could get off anywhere.
- This morning, however, a bus was sitting at the stop in Moor Street with the number 850 on the front.
- Why not try getting off the bus or train a stop early and walking the rest of the way.
- But, even now, free shuttles cross the city's ring road to pick up customers from the nearest metro stops.
- In order to make up time a train missed out some stops.
- Passengers will be set down on request at all recognised stops along the route.
- You really do not want two stops close together.
- The bus goes off on its merry way and picks up a zillion passengers at the next stop.
- When we started once again the train maintained optimum speed until the next stop.
- Designated stops will be constructed, with special ramps to allow easy access by passengers onto the taxis and buses.
- Buses could also pick up passengers without pulling into stops.
- The stops it skips are covered by an earlier train, 426, which terminates in Baltimore.
- He said a bus had pulled up at the stop laden with passengers.
- There are no bus or train stops anywhere near it.
- At the moment we're standing at the stop saying if the bus works, we'll get on it.
- I was on the bus the other day, and the bus was drawing towards my stop so I was standing by the door waiting to get off.
- Notice of the shuttle bus should have been on the signs at affected rail stops, she said.
- Fewer stops surely means fewer passengers, therefore lower financial performance.
- In Andhra Pradesh, the train has stops only at Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati.
- The system will be one tram short when the stop opens so they are having to bring a tram over from Cologne especially.
3masculine punto Britishmasculine stopsee also full stop
(on organ)registro masculineto pull out all the stops — tocar todos los registros
5.1(stopping device)tope masculinemasculine marginador
- Remove the film, stop down 4 stops, and give a flash exposure.
- When you go through the finished prints you will be able to see the results of 2 complete stops of exposure difference.
- Underexposing by one to two stops intensifies the effect.
- You will find these readings are roughly two stops more light than the camera ‘thinks’ they should be.
- If you are using print film, you will probably never see a difference in bracketed shots, unless you have bracketed by 3 stops or more.
6Linguisticsoclusiva feminineconsonante oclusiva feminine
1(halt)(bus/taxi) parar(person) parar(person) detenerI stopped a passing car to ask for help — paré (a) un coche que pasaba para pedir auxilio
- we were stopped by the police — nos paró la policía
- he stopped the ball with his foot — paró la pelota con el pie
- demonstrators stopped the traffic — los manifestantes pararon / detuvieron el tráfico
3(brake)(vehicle) parar(vehicle) detenerI stopped the car and got out — paré / detuve el coche y me bajé
4(switch off)(engine/machine) parar
5(bring to an end, interrupt)(inflation/decline) detener(inflation/decline) parar(abuse/discussion) poner fin a(abuse/discussion) acabar constop that noise! — ¡deja de hacer ruido!
- his statement stopped speculation — sus declaraciones pusieron fin a la especulación
- the trial was stopped — se suspendió el juicio
- the company has stopped production of this model — la compañía ha dejado de producir este modelo
- the aim is to stop the cancer in its early stages — el objetivo es detener el avance del cáncer en su fase inicial
- rain stopped play — la lluvia interrumpió el partido
6(cease)stop what you're doing and listen to me — deja lo que estás haciendo y escúchame
- stop it! — (stop misbehaving) ¡ya está bien!
- stop that nonsense! — ¡déjate de tonterías!
- to stop -ing — dejar de + inf
- do stop arguing! — ¡dejen de discutir!
- I'm trying to stop smoking — estoy tratando de dejar de fumar
- I couldn't stop laughing — no podía parar de reírme
- it hasn't stopped raining all day — no ha parado de llover en todo el día
- he never stops talking — habla hasta por los codos
- stop saying that! — ¡no sigas diciendo eso!
- stop beating about the bush — déjate de rodeos
7British(prevent)impedirle a algn + infimpedir que algn + subjI'm going, and you can't stop me — me voy y no puedes detenerme / impedírmelo
- who's/what's stopping you? — ¿quién/qué te lo impide?
- there's no stopping us now — nadie nos puede parar ahora
- I had to tell him, I couldn't stop myself — tuve que decírselo, no pude contenerme
- to stop sb ( from ) -ing
- to stop sth -ing — impedir que algo + subj
- the bad weather stopped us (from) going out — el mal tiempo nos impidió salir
- try to stop her (from) coming — trata de impedir / de evitar que venga
- we had to lock him up to stop him (from) escaping — lo tuvimos que encerrar para impedir que se escapara
- to stop sth happening — impedir que ocurra algo
- we're trying to stop the airport being built here — estamos tratando de impedir que construyan el aeropuerto aquí
8(cancel, withhold)(subscription) cancelar(payment) suspenderto stop (payment of) a check — dar orden de no pagar un cheque
9British(deduct)descontarretenerthe boss stopped £30 out of my wages — el jefe me descontó / me retuvo 30 libras del sueldo
10(block)(hole) tapar(hole) taponar(gap) rellenar(tooth) empastarI stopped my ears with my fingers — me tapé los oídos con los dedos
11Music(string) apretar(pipe) ponerle un registro a(pipe) ponerle una sordina a(French horn) hacerle sordina a
con la mano
13(parry)(punch/blow) parar(punch/blow) detenerhe stopped a bullet — recibió un balazo
1(halt)(vehicle/driver) parar(vehicle/driver) detenerseI stopped to ask a policeman the way — paré para pedirle indicaciones a un policía
- stop, thief! — ¡al ladrón!
- stop or I'll shoot! — ¡alto o disparo!
- stop, police! — ¡alto, policía!
- stop right there — ¡alto ahí!
- to stop at nothing — estar dispuesto a hacer cualquier cosa
2(interrupt journey)(train/bus) parardoes this train stop at Reading? — ¿este tren para en Reading?
- let's stop here and have a rest — hagamos un alto / paremos aquí para descansar
- they stopped in a small village for the night — hicieron noche / pasaron la noche en un pueblecito
3(cease operating)(machine/clock/watch) pararsehas your watch stopped? — ¿se te ha parado el reloj?
- her breathing has stopped — ha dejado de respirar
- his heart has stopped — su corazón ha dejado de latir
4(cease, be discontinued)the rain has stopped — ya no llueve
- the pain/bleeding has stopped — ya no le (/ me etc. ) duele/sale sangre
- the noise stopped — dejó de oírse el ruido
- this squandering must stop — este derroche tiene que terminar
- production has stopped at the factory — la fábrica ha suspendido la producción
- production of this model has stopped — este modelo ya no se fabrica más
5(interrupt activity)pararI think I'll stop for a while — creo que voy a parar un rato
- she never stops — no para un minuto
- you've done enough work for today: it's time you stopped — basta por hoy, ya has trabajado bastante
- I didn't stop to think — no me detuve a pensar
6informal(stay)quedarseI can't stop — no me puedo quedar
- won't you stop for supper? — ¿no te quieres quedar a cenar?
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