In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(account) historia feminine(account) relato masculine(tale) cuento masculineLiterature (genre) cuento masculinehe told us the story of his life — nos contó la historia de su vida
- tell me a story — cuéntame un cuento
- the book tells the story of the expedition — el libro relata la expedición
- that's a long story — eso es largo de contar
- but that's not the end of the story — pero ahí no termina
- according to his/your story — según él/tú
- what's the story? — bueno ¿qué pasa?
- he gave me the story on the new models — me dio información sobre los nuevos modelos
- that's (quite) another / a different story — eso es otro cantar
- it's a different story if you're poor — si eres pobre es muy diferente / es otro cantar
- the same old story — la (misma) historia de siempre
- Henry James is not a name that springs to mind when we think of adventure stories, prose epics or historical fiction.
- Both are finely observed and elegantly told stories of childhood and family life.
- The trusty Dr Watson narrates the stories of his adventures with the sleuth of Baker Street.
- I cry every time I read a sad love story.
- As the story unfolds, the real character of Harry comes out into full view.
- That's why people like to be told stories, so they can forget about their own lives and enter another world.
- Many SF and fantasy adventure stories are now written by female authors.
- We sat around the table and told stories until late into the night.
- I write adventure stories, thrillers, so most of my heroes spend their time running after the bad guys.
- Story telling and shadows have been around since the time of the cave people, when their fires flickered as they told stories in to the night.
- She didn't just dutifully put pen to paper, she told stories, painted pictures and opened a window into the frustrations and rare joys of her own life.
- The first film is a serious, atmospheric ghost story.
- None of the stories were real, but one story in particular had an effect on Joanna.
- I loved reading and filled my free time with Bible stories and adventure novels for young boys.
- There are romance stories, historical stories and adventures.
- It is a story packed with plotting, political intrigue and bloody warfare.
- It can't decide whether it is a detective story, a love story or a historical epic.
- His most recent work shows that a novel of philosophical analysis can be a real story.
- These days children do not have grandparents telling them folklore and stories from epics.
- Charlotte loved stories of romance and adventure, there had been so little romance or adventure in her life.
1.2(anecdote) anécdota feminine(joke) chiste masculinethere's an interesting story attached to this diamond — hay una historia interesante ligada a ese brillante
- There are stories and rumours of people who have already gone.
- For centuries, if not longer, there have been rumours and stories about a giant bird living in the remote areas of Australia.
- I could tell you a lot of stories about some of my pupil's mammies and daddies and what they got up to over the years, but I'm not going to.
- There the matter ended and six months passed without any further published stories or rumours.
- All you've heard are stories pieced together, some blown out of all proportion over time.
- While on Pictou Island, I heard stories about a lot of wasteful helicoptering by government.
- Along the way there were stories and rumours that the two did not get on but Serena is adamant that the duo are not involved in a bitter feud.
- You haven't seen each other in a while, you've got time to kill and you talk about how it's going, share gossip and stories from your club.
- Outside the official investigation, a different story began to circulate.
- Post quiz we headed off to the bar to catch up on gossip, swap stories and generally bond a bit.
- He fed his in-crowd with stories, gossip, tips and steers.
- In his letters, he gossips, tells wicked stories and speaks the unguarded truth.
- Rumours and stories about the site's future use have done the rounds for the past few years.
2(plot)argumento masculinetrama feminine
- The evidence becomes incontrovertible, leading the story to its logical denouement.
- I am supposed to move the story along and provide comic relief or cynicism wherever I can.
- But I think we always return because we are hungry for the same story, the same plot.
- The audience see it through Elaine's eyes and gradually the story unfolds and the pieces start to fall into place.
- They both have entirely messy stories, rife with plot holes and improbabilities.
- In its own way, the film works almost like a sequel to the comic, in that there are several new subplots and stories going on that weren't in the original.
- There are several coincidences in the story at present that hold it together flimsily.
- One option we talked about was framing the story itself in flashback with a narrator.
- As the plot unfolds, the story begins to collapse under the weight of its unanswered questions.
- Shock revelations follow as the story unravels, the plot thickens and the audience grows more intrigued.
- If you give people a compelling reason to come back every week for more pieces of a story, you will create rabid fans.
- Obviously we will be bringing you many other big news stories in your favourite newspaper over the coming 12 months.
- We only hope they will at least provide more careful, balanced statements during live broadcasts or in newspaper stories.
- We won't have to wait for front page stories in the newspaper about a bad product.
- One can read multiple news stories from different sources on the same subject.
- When he returned the local newspaper had a front-page story which made him cringe.
- As well as highlighting these positive stories, regional newspapers also generate good news by campaigning for local causes.
- That evening's television news and the next day's newspapers were full of stories about the lottery winner who had taken the cash.
- In newspapers across America, the story was presented as a humorous tale of incredible stupidity.
- If you want to dig deeper, I reckon the way news media report drugs stories is but one example of a problem related to how they define news.
- Two recent front page stories in this newspaper represent the poles of opinion on crime and punishment.
- Almost all lead stories in both major newspapers and network television news are about men's sports.
- Every report in an Irish newspaper initially reported similar stories, he said.
- I was disappointed, however, by the sensationalist way the story was presented.
- The policy shift has been the subject of numerous front-page news stories and op-eds.
- He has written more than 2,000 news and feature stories for print and broadcast media.
- This picture is taken from the local Spanish newspaper, where the traffic story is front page news.
- The story that news papers would of course like to run is imminent collapse and absolute disaster.
- Fiction sometimes presents a much more vivid perspective on events than we can ever glean from newspaper stories or television reports.
- Like any young sports fan in America at that time, he read newspapers and magazine stories about his heroes.
- He himself didn't find out about his dad's heroism until years later, when he read the story in a newspaper article.
3.2(newsworthy event)a reporter with a nose for a good story — un periodista con buen olfato para lo que es noticia
4informal(lie)cuento masculine informalmentira femininedon't tell stories — no me vengas con cuentos informal
1(of building)piso masculineplanta feminineon the first story — (in UK) en el primer piso
- a four-story building — un edificio de cuatro pisos
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