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(hold up)(structure/bridge) sostenerthe roof is supported by six columns — el tejado descansa sobre / se apoya en seis columnas
- the chair couldn't support his weight — la silla no pudo aguantar / resistir su peso
- she had to support herself on a chair — tuvo que apoyarse en una silla
- Shrubs and the grape arbor, supported on stone columns, give the outdoor room further definition.
- Slowly raise your body and legs off the ground by a few inches, so that your weight is supported on your elbows, and then lower back to the ground.
- Any exercise which involves you supporting the weight of your own body is recommended to build bone mass.
- Whenever I am in an elevator, and I am alone, then as soon as the doors close I act as if I am supporting the weight of the thing.
- It is the frame that supports the weight of the prop and the child actor, distributing it across the body of the bearer.
- They used a steel beam to support the weight of the upstairs ones in an attempt to preserve as many of them as possible.
- This brings the centre of gravity directly over the right foot, which supports her weight.
- As I took in the movie my index fingers dug hard into my cheekbones, supporting the full weight of my head.
- The main idea is a big roof supported on only four columns.
- The sixty-three-ton dome was also supported by reinforced braces.
- A corrugated steel roof supported on circular timber columns provides shade.
- A structure this heavy would require an extremely strong foundation to support its weight.
- Keeping your legs straight, raise your body and bottom off the ground until your body is straight and your shoulders and heels are supporting your body weight.
- A structural, or load bearing, brick wall is a wall in which brick supports the weight of the structure.
- I do not look like a fat man simply because I am tall and can support a lot of weight.
- James practically carried me out the elevator, since he was supporting my entire weight.
- Everything one does during the day tests the spine's ability to support body weight.
- Tractor frames are designed to support the weight and stress of a loader.
- The inspector ran to her, supporting her weight and staring into her eyes.
- Carry heavy objects close to your chest, supporting the weight on your forearms.
1.2Finance Economics(price/growth) mantener(growth/price) sostenera move to support the dollar — una medida para mantener la cotización del dólar / para proteger el dólar
- Embrace your universities and help make them better by supporting them financially.
- One of the ways liberals hope to regain that ground is by following the conservative model of running and financially supporting candidates in local races.
- Bravo to the organising committee and all those who assisted with and supported this wonderful venture.
- He is hoping the public will support him financially in order to meet the living expenses which he will incur.
- We're supporting the club financially to do that.
- The art centre is important as it supports my artists by providing a place to work and a vehicle to collect logs, ochres and barks.
- He's in love with her but is too much of a coward to leave Vanessa, who supports him financially.
- These people are supported financially and given all assistance to be self-sufficient in our community and this cost a lot of money.
- Do you support any organizations that provide for the less fortunate during the holidays?
- The research was also supported by grants from the McKnight Foundation and the John Merck Fund.
- The work was supported in part by a grant from National Institutes of Health.
- He thanked all those who had financially supported them throughout the year.
- How beholden are civic politicians to those who supported them financially?
- He added that the Government had financially and politically supported the schemes, the first phase of which would be introduced over the next three years.
- Both donors have established charitable foundations in their own names, and each has a long history of assisting the needy and supporting the arts.
- We can't do what we do without our listeners getting behind us and supporting us financially.
- We are supporting it financially in large measure.
- The fourth author was supported by a doctoral fellowship from the University of British Columbia.
- Importantly, the bank is financially supported by the European Union.
- Thanks to all who took part in the sponsored walk last Friday evening and to everyone who supported the event financially.
2.1(maintain, sustain)(family/children) mantener(family/children) sostener(family/children) sustentarto support oneself — ganarse el sustento literary
- the hospital is supported entirely by private donations — el hospital está enteramente financiado por donaciones de particulares
- All my life they have supported me and provided all the necessary things.
- We need to diversify the economy so that a single mother with a job can comfortably support a child.
- Any planet with a stable orbit in that zone might be able to support life long enough for intelligence to evolve.
- Fed by upland streams, its brackish waters supported a wide variety of life.
- This could signal that Mars, a dry and cold planet, was once an environment friendly enough to support life.
- His job comfortably supported his pregnant wife and child.
- Men were dedicated to providing for and supporting their family and raising noteworthy children.
- They don't show the struggles his parents faced supporting a cobbled-together family of nine on low-wage jobs.
- After all, a river that can hold huge carp and catfish should, in theory, have enough food to support some big barbel.
- Other countries have been perhaps more successful at striking a balance between economic necessities and supporting the family.
- This means that the added incomes of four farmers were barely enough to support one student for a year.
- Men and women had safe, profitable jobs that fed and supported their families.
- She did have a common law right to be supported and provided with a home, but this was a personal right enforceable against her husband only.
- He unified his state in order to support an army strong enough to defend it.
- Our methods may have changed but we are still trying to grow food to support the community like our ancestors were.
- It also means supporting us and providing for our needs.
- There are already more people than our planet can support on an ongoing basis.
- How did we get to a point where none of us can afford to live honestly, earning enough money to support ourselves?
- One problem with FAT maintenance is the proliferation of implementations that should be supported under Linux.
- All Intel chipsets supporting 533MHz system bus do support Hyper-Threading.
- What's interesting about this is that the 3.06GHz Pentium 4 was the first P4 to officially support Hyper-Threading.
- The thing doesn't support Hyper-Threading in its current BIOS version.
- Axiom's products are now supported under Linux.
3.1(encourage)apoyarayudarthey went along to support their team — fueron a animar a su equipo
- Your spouse is there to comfort and support you so depend on him or her a little.
- Your loving partner supports you through troubled waters.
- We will do our best to comfort and support them in every way while you do your duty.
- At all times you must support, encourage and help your child but even more so when they are being bullied.
- Luke's family are now being supported by our bereavement care team.
- Thank you to my colleagues who have supported and tolerated me.
- These nurses are already in post, caring for and supporting patients and their families from the point of diagnosis throughout their treatment.
3.2(back)(motion/cause) apoyarwhich team do you support? — ¿de qué equipo eres (hincha)?
- I support the Greens — estoy con los verdes
- delegates voted to support the resolution — los delegados votaron a favor de la resolución
3.3(back up)apoyarwe support him wholeheartedly — lo apoyamos sin reservas
- This study supports several researchers who suggest using the neutral zone and no-touch technique to reduce the risk of injuries during surgical procedures.
- This suggestion is supported by studies on the endocytotic pathway of tumor cells performed by other authors.
- However, time and again these claims are not supported in literature.
- Taken together, our data strongly support the biased gene conversion hypothesis of GC-content evolution.
- The above view is strongly supported by the ion flux data.
- This finding agrees with other studies and supports the suggestion of sending a reminder to those who have not provided a specimen.
- The herb's ability to improve vein health is well supported by human studies.
- The results also support hypothesis 5, that positive emotional contagion will lead to less group conflict.
- Our results strongly support the hypothesis of a refolding of the unraveled keratin molecules.
- That is an undeniable truth with stupendously large bodies of study to support it.
- Plenty of research supports that eating enough carbohydrate foods before a race will improve performance.
- No evidence could be found to support any suggestion he had been the victim of an attack before the first impact.
- Acculturation theory was partially supported by the finding that assimilation tendencies are linked to finding full employment.
- The authors add that this study supports the current recommendations for use of diuretics in elderly patients with hypertension.
- The data presented in the study supports this suggestion.
- The Department of Health said the report contained no new evidence and its conclusions were not fully supported by evidence.
- Recent analysis of the Drosophila genome sequence supports previous suggestions of strong parallels between many fly and vertebrate cell cycle regulators.
- His answers are at times surprising, but well supported by fact.
- This study supports previous studies in the health professions that suggest student moral reasoning can be enhanced during professional education.
- These suggestions are indirectly supported by spinal microdialysis study.
4Music Cinema Theatresecundarhe's supported by a splendid cast — lo secunda / respalda un magnífico elenco de actores
- the band was supported by … — el grupo telonero fue …
5(corroborate)(explanation/theory) respaldar(theory/explanation) confirmar(explanation/theory) sustentar
6literary(endure)(heat/conduct/impudence) soportar(heat/impudence/conduct) tolerar
2(of structure)soporte masculine
3Sport Medicineprotector masculineathletic support — suspensorio masculine
4(physical)the pillars provide the support for the arches — los pilares sirven de apoyo a los arcos
- to lean on sb for support — apoyarse en algn (para sostenerse)
- these shoes give a lot of support — estos zapatos sujetan / sostienen bien el pie
- before noun support stockings — medias elásticas
- support pantyhose / tights — panti(e)s elásticas
5(financial)ayuda (económica) feminineapoyo (económico) masculinegovernment support for sports is inadequate — la ayuda / el apoyo gubernamental al deporte es insuficiente
- he has no means of support — no tiene con qué mantenerse
- she has (financial) support from her ex-husband — su exmarido contribuye económicamente a su manutención
7(backing, encouragement)apoyo masculinerespaldo masculineyou can count on my support — puede contar con mi apoyo / respaldo
- I've had absolutely no support from you — no me has apoyado en absoluto
- the class folded because of lack of support — la clase tuvo que cerrar por falta de interés
- the crowd gave their team vociferous support — el público animó a su equipo con gran vehemencia
- I went with her to give her (moral) support — la acompañé para que se sintiera apoyada / respaldada
- before noun a support system for single-parent families — una infraestructura de apoyo a las familias monoparentales
8Militaryapoyo masculinerefuerzo masculine(trenches/vessels/troops) de apoyoto bring up troops/ships in support — llevar tropas/barcos de apoyo
9(backup)servicio al cliente masculine(material/package) adicional(package/material) suplementarioComputing (program) de apoyotechnical/dealer support — servicio técnico/de ventas
10as preposition in support of
- he spoke in support of the motion — habló a favor de / en apoyo de la moción
- a demonstration in support of the President — una manifestación de apoyo al presidente
- she could produce no evidence in support of her claim — no pudo presentar pruebas en apoyo de su demanda
- he produced figures in support of his theory — presentó cifras que respaldaban / confirmaban su teoría
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