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(better)to be superior (to sth/sb) — ser superior (a algo/algn)
- the sound is definitely superior — el sonido es decididamente superior / mejor
- our cars are superior in design to theirs — nuestros coches superan a los suyos en el diseño
- These consumers tend to buy luxury products for their superior functionality and quality.
- The co-op says the product line features premium nuts with superior color, texture and flavor.
- A lot of companies are interested in investing in Ireland - they have superior building systems and can provide a superior standard of service.
- Ask for a box rim flushing system over a standard rim flush for superior performance in a close coupled unit.
- The bikes offer superior acceleration and handling at the slight expense of its straight line top speed.
- You can therefore only reasonably expect higher returns if you select a superior manager or pick a timely strategy.
- We believe we will do just fine because we offer superior choice, price, and quality of customer care.
- Often new technology increases the cost, but the superior performance justifies the expense.
- Krahling buys directly from a number of growers, each selected for the superior quality of his or her product.
- Its mission is to provide superior technology and expertise to the growing market for XML applications and services.
- Long hang times help develop the rich flavors for superior wines.
- Prices are reasonable and the selection is superior.
- Schenden credits a robust economy, as well as superior products rolling off the assembly line, for helping to boost revenues.
- Fully automating these tests is a luxury that can go a long way to getting a superior product to the consumer.
1.2(above average)(workmanship/writer) de gran calidadthey sell only superior quality goods — solo venden productos de primera calidad
2(arrogant)(smile/tone) de superioridad(smile/tone) de suficienciashe said it in a superior way — lo dijo con tono de superioridad / de suficiencia
- he's so superior — se da unos aires de superioridad
- He is equal parts superior, insecure, vain, snobbish, and fearful.
- He is pompous and superior, particularly in his treatment of Holly.
- It has a superior, snotty tone that reminds one of the problems some candidates have had in wooing the average American voter.
- People who try to pretend they're superior make it so much harder for those of us who really are.
- If you were a member, or aspiring member, of the latter group, you looked with superior amusement at the awkward wretches who were building a more curious identity with the help of drug culture.
- Come to think of it, not so long ago even Puccini was trashed by superior people, who considered his contemporaries decadent, shabby frauds beneath contempt.
3(higher in rank, status)his superior officer — su superior
- leave it to someone superior to you — déjaselo a alguno de tus superiores
- It's obviously quite possible that the artschool/art-appreciation approach is vastly superior to any and all alternatives.
- The writing is often superior to most one-hour dramas. the extremely snappy and witty dialogue can elevate even the most cliché sit-com moments into pomo gems.
- Spirited Away made me cry, which Howl's doesn't do, and I think Spirited Away is the superior film overall, but Howl's is still a magnificent piece of work.
- Most neoclassical works based on the discoveries at Herculaneum and Pompeii were imitations of an art thought to be formally and morally superior to that of the eighteenth century.
- The bank's position would be superior if it were entitled to combine the accounts.
- Plus, the picture quality is superior to your typical broadcast picture.
- Without question, the DTS is the superior track here as it's fuller, richer, and more expansive.
- Liberal democracy reflects the normative orientation that people and their rights are superior to government, with governments existing to secure those rights.
- Determining which is the superior choice for residential applications depends on whom you ask.
- It is vastly superior to the previous two films.
- It is not true that the essays are superior to the novels, but they have a sustained perfection that the novels do not match.
- And sometimes, US drama is superior to the UK equivalent.
- The visual quality of Burton's Planet of the Apes was superior to the original… but the movie wasn't half as good.
- The level of design across the board is superior to what we have here in the US.
- This one was helmed by Rich Rosenthal, who also directed the far superior sequel Halloween II.
- They were certainly physically superior to me.
- Despite the differences, the films are close enough in tone to force a comparison, and Spider is the superior film.
- The nutritive value of timothy, however, was superior to other forages at the more mature stage.
- Then, of course, there are pollsters who maintain that their own consumer surveys are superior.
- I've just seen the preview for the extended version of the movie, and so far it looks so superior to the cinematic release that it feels like a different movie.
- The elegant expressions of Parisian Cubism are the superior works of art if you value subtle composition and exquisite harmonies of tone.
4(in amount, number)given their superior numbers, we cannot win — dada su superioridad numérica, no podemos ganar
- Now the subjects can be brought to fear not only the ruler's superior force, but also his supernatural powers.
- The Russians held the city against superior forces, when food and ammunition had virtually given out.
- Colonial conquest was not only the result of the power of superior arms and military organisation, but sustained and strengthened as much by the cultural technologies of rule.
- Their superior bargaining power allowed insurers to negotiate sharp reductions in fees, which were passed on to employers in the form of lower premiums.
- In the crudest terms, the critical factor in the loyalist Protestant supremacy mindset was its superior physical force.
- Remember that this is a carrier, not a fleet; so don't expect old tactics of overrunning the enemy position with superior numbers to work.
- Seeing an enemy combatant get blasted by superior firepower isn't as cool in real life as it is in a John Wayne flick.
- Yet DeGaulle and a small group of partisans went underground and refused to accept the superior power of the German army.
- No war lord is prone to acknowledge any limits other than those imposed on him by a superior armed force.
- After finding himself overwhelmed by superior enemy forces, Shin is shot down.
- You're always alone, fighting off vastly superior forces by the skin of your teeth and by, more than occasionally, stupid blind luck.
- It was just they were driven back by overwhelming superior forces.
- In reality, union representation harms many workers, contrary to the assertions of the proponents of the superior bargaining power fallacy.
- One dominant factor is the fact that comparatively superior armed forces aren't enough when it comes to securing democracy, pluralism, and human rights.
- The defence of a ruined fort in the flyblown town of San Antone, against a superior force of trained Mexican troops, seemed reckless in the extreme.
5formal(above)to be superior to sth — estar por encima de algo
- The upper horns (or superior cornua) meet the back of the hyoid bone, while the inferior cornua are attached to the side of the cricoid, forming a pivotal joint.
1(in rank, position)superior masculineshe's my superior — (ella) es mi superior
- The salary discrimination permits the superiors to fix the salaries of their employees on an arbitrary basis.
- Greg is a corporal in the army but he never seems to obey orders or even to address his superiors as anything other than equals.
- A main focus will be on ‘intrapreneurship’, as companies adopt a culture where mistakes are accepted, the status quo is rejected and superiors are challenged.
- Tough but softly spoken, he leads the platoon through enemy lines with an ease that confounds his superiors as they attempt to emulate his advance.
- Middle managers had come to rely on their superiors for guidance on decisions big and small.
- Whether from superiors, colleagues or focus testing, all feedback is invaluable - it is very easy to get too close to your work, and fresh perspectives can make a lot of difference.
- Each time he goes to see his immediate superiors, and each time they're completely different people, with completely different power structures in place.
- The work lacks subtlety, rolling out the issues that our poor heroine must face (uncaring superiors, obnoxious patients, health risks) as if on an assembly line.
- They were astonished to find stacks of gold ingots higher than their heads and reported this to their superiors.
- For Paul, life has always been about following orders and listening to your superiors.
- The problem is compounded by his shyness, his fear of being spotted by a colleague or superior from the shipyard, his total lack of experience, and the fact that he really doesn't like cheese.
- You're trying to solve interesting problems, but how interesting they are, and whether your solutions are really good, is something that only your technical peers or superiors are normally equipped to judge.
- Resistance is likely to be directed at management from superiors and employees.
- Recently some staff refused to collect taxes when one of their superiors tried to proscribe bribery in the ranks.
- These people include past employers and colleagues - usually a mixture of subordinates and superiors, to get a clearer insight into the candidate's management style.
- Getting nominated for this award is usually the first indication that a professional woman or a female entrepreneur has been noticed by her colleagues, peers, clients or superiors for the role she plays in her organisation.
- This attitude towards his superiors would be mere insolence if it did not have political overtones.
- If the code is followed in your workplace, you should be made aware of allegations or complaints against you by a colleague or superior.
- Like Gerry and David, Rosie cites a poor relationship with her superior as one of the factors behind her selection for redundancy.
- Status symbols highlighting the distinction between superiors and subordinates are also very important in such an environment.
- A major key to negotiating, whether with colleagues, customers, subordinates, or superiors, is the sincere willingness to gain a clear understanding of what the other party wants.
2(in ability)she has few superiors — pocos la superan
- she is his superior as a poet — es mejor poeta que él
3Religionsuperior masculinesuperiora feminineFather Superior — Padre Superior masculine
- Mother Superior — Madre Superiora
- By 1579, the Jesuit, Matteo Ricci, in a letter to his superiors, offered a more detailed description of the plant's cultivation and was the first to note a difference in brewing between the Chinese and the Japanese.
- It happened almost ten years ago when the religious superior of my Franciscan Friary advised the priests in the community that we would no longer assist in local churches on weekends since there were so few priests in the house.
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