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(piece of furniture)mesa feminine(wine/salt/knife/lamp) (before noun) de mesadinner's on the table! — ¡la cena está servida!
- he painted the royal family at table — pintó a la familia real sentada a la mesa
- don't do that at the table — no hagas eso en la mesa
- come and sit at or (British also) on our table — siéntate con nosotros
- to lay / set the table — poner la mesa
- to book a table for four — reservar una mesa para cuatro
- bridge/billiard table — mesa de bridge/billar
- the terrorists have agreed to come to the negotiating table — los terroristas han aceptado sentarse a la mesa de negociaciones
- table dancing — striptease o baile erótico realizado sobre o junto a una mesa
- his table manners leave a lot to be desired — sus modales en la mesa dejan mucho que desear
- We got one loaf ourselves, and had one piece at a table right outside of the bakery.
- In the middle of each room was a low table with a vase of fresh flowers on it.
- Finally reaching an empty table by the window, she sat down hastily.
- He made occasional furniture pieces such as tables and chairs, as well as picture frames.
- The woodwork in the show includes large furniture items like tables, benches and screens as well as plates, letters openers and wine corkstoppers.
- We were crowded around a single, circular lunch table in the cafeteria.
- There was a large marble table in the middle, surrounded by ten chairs.
- I sat at an empty table in the corner, sunglasses still on.
- You can use standard outdoor furniture or built-in tables and chairs, or carry pieces from inside the house for special occasions.
- Usually four students are placed at a large table, or four individual tables or desks pushed together.
- Buffy came back up in a fighting stance holding a splintered piece of the table out in front of her.
- Mike leaned back in a folding chair behind a small round table in the corner.
- Around the edges of the room were pieces of furniture like tables and a few chairs.
- Also in the room was a table with chairs and two small dressers.
- She looked up as Rachel arrived back at the table, holding a piece of paper in her hands.
- His eyes glittered as we approached the table laden with creams, cakes, pies, and other delectable delicacies.
- I'll ask them to reserve the table next to us, if you want.
- Dropping her spoon with a clatter, Hope reached across the table to take the piece of paper from her sister.
- He washed dishes and set the tables at a restaurant when he was a junior university student.
- Eventually, she resolved to hold her wrist down to the table so that her writing would be legible.
1.2(people seated at table)mesa feminine
- Some tables kept looking at me, for some reason, maybe it was my head.
- In the end, the table settled on getting a jug of red lemonade and a jug of water.
- Everyone at the table seemed to instantly get up, and soon other tables followed suit.
- After he left we discovered that he had insisted on paying for the meal for the whole table.
2.1(list)tabla femininemultiplication / (informal) times tables — tablas de multiplicar
- the four-/ten-times table — la tabla del cuatro/diez
- table of contents — índice de materias
- Rotherham were understandably delighted as the final whistle sealed their position on top of the table.
- Only two of the next fifteen league matches are against teams above Liverpool in the table.
- It leaves the league wide open at both ends of the table and a win next week for the Dalesmen is vital.
- They filled five of the top ten positions in the championship table.
- Eventually they were reeled in by the bigger teams but finished very creditably in the top quarter of the table.
- Reds have lost their opening three Super League games and are at the foot of the table.
- This result took Burley to the top of the table, a position they strengthened further with a win at Menston on Monday.
- Their current position in the table is a testament to the kind of hard work, patience and stability that is very rare in football nowadays.
- Gargrave have made it six wins from seven starts in the Craven Football League to stay at the head of the table.
- Indeed another win tomorrow and defeat for Selby could see Railway leapfrog their North Yorkshire rivals in the table.
- With pounds for places in the Premiership, each move up the table is worth half a million pounds.
- So, apart from pushing for a more respectable position in the table, it is to the cup competitions that he is looking for salvation.
- Then again, when has the table had any relevance on this topsy-turvy league?
- Since then they have won ten of their last 11 league games to finish a creditable fourth in the final table.
- That said, Barnsley, rooted in the bottom half of the table, fully deserved a victory.
- Hibs, even in defeat, will still believe they are capable of retaining their second position in the table.
- But the result will satisfy neither side as they remain in the lower regions of the table with all their rivals still to play today.
- At the time when he was forced into suspension United sat top of the table, with the best defensive record in the league.
- If the game does go ahead Harrogate could go top of the table as their main rivals are involved in the Tetley's Bitter Cup.
- Half way up the table would be an excellent season taking into account the team and resources.
2.2league tableBritishliga feminineclasificación feminine
(tablet)the tables of the law — las tablas de la ley
1.1US (postpone)(debate/bill) posponer(debate/bill) diferir(debate/bill) postergar Latin America
- The motion passed, and discussion on the remaining proposed amendments was tabled until the November meeting.
- I move that that issue be tabled, that we may select a new First Councilor.
- The Monroeville Planning Commission recommended approval of the rezoning, but Monroeville Council tabled the application.
- We tabled the project, but remained on very good speaking terms.
- The proposal was tabled until the next meeting to allow the task force time to clearly define how the percentages would be determined.
- That matter has itself gotten a hearing from the board, which has dragged its feet on the question and tabled it for now.
- Supervisors were set to vote to adopt the ordinance Monday but tabled the item after at least 20 massage therapists turned out for last night's meeting.
- The plan was tabled only after a community outcry; the district has announced that it will hold a series of public forums on the subject.
- The decision has been tabled until completion, later this year, of the current reconstruction of the course.
- Following Council's usual practice, this motion was tabled, to be considered with other financial commitments at the end of the meeting.
- The abduction issue would be tabled if bilateral talks are resumed possibly later this month.
- I'm tabling the decisions for the moment.
- I would guess that any ‘reformation’ of the State department is tabled until after 2004.
1.2British (submit)(proposal/amendment/motion) presentar
- All the information that I have, and know of, I tabled yesterday afternoon.
- The next provincial budget will be tabled on February 15, 2005.
- The team of management consultants at that meeting tabled a report.
- When a document is tabled in parliament, there is no obligation on journalists to give a balanced account.
- The amended by-laws will be tabled before the council's Portfolio Committees during May.
- Provincial budgets must be tabled in legislatures within 15 days of the national Budget being tabled.
- When do you expect to see the final report actually tabled in Parliament?
- The discussions tabled during the meeting focused on creating a more unique festival atmosphere specific to Pattaya and reducing the time frame of the event.
- Proposals for structural reshuffles were also tabled at the meeting.
- They also tabled a motion that real estate tax be revoked.
- The panel's report, to be tabled at Wednesday's meeting of the legislature, is based on evidence from 73 witnesses at 30 hearings held since December.
- The cola report isn't formally tabled, but no heads will roll for this menace to public health.
- Proposals will be tabled today to get Colchester's community stadium off the ground.
- A council report containing scorecards on the municipality's efforts was tabled at a council meeting on Tuesday.
- The Youth Club proposal did not work and he was now tabling another solution.
- He was given the news when he telephoned the council, ahead of the July meeting at which the matter was tabled for discussion.
- The same sources emphasise that the American has not yet formally tabled any bid for any further shares, never mind the Irish pair's vast holding.
- Plans for the reception centres are expected to be tabled at a meeting of the British, Italian, Spanish, French and German justice ministers in Florence in October.
- Well, the Auditor-General's report was tabled yesterday.
- MPs will be able to table amendments to the bill before its detailed consideration in the new year, before it goes to the House of Lords.
2(list)(data) presentar en forma de tabla(data) tabular
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