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(present)lots of his friends were there — estaban muchos de sus amigos
- who's there? — (at the door) ¿quién es?
- is Tony there? — ¿está Tony?
- not to be all there
- he's not all there — le falta un tornillo
1.2(at destination)when we finally got there — cuando por fin llegamos
- we're there — ya hemos llegado
- she'll be there by now — ya debe de haber llegado
1.3(available)I'm always there if you need help — si necesitas ayuda, cuenta conmigo
- the resources are there: they're just not being used — hay recursos, lo que pasa es que no se utilizan
- the evidence is there for everyone to see — la prueba está a la vista
2.1(when action is complete)there! that's the last of the boxes — ¡listo! esa es la última caja
- there! now look what you've done! — ¿no te digo? ¡mira lo que has hecho!
2.2(coaxing, soothing)there, there, don't cry! — vamos, no llores
- there now! see how easy it is? — ahí está ¿ves qué fácil es?
3.1ahíallíahí Latin Americaalláwhat have you got there? — ¿qué tienes ahí?
- where is my umbrella? — there, by the door — ¿dónde está mi paraguas? — ahí, al lado de la puerta
- over there, across the river — allá, al otro lado del río
- do you mean here? — no, further over there — ¿dices aquí? — no, más allá
- $80 or somewhere around there — 80 dólares o por ahí
- what are you doing down/up there? — ¿qué haces ahí abajo/arriba?
- they've been in there for hours — hace horas que están metidos ahí / allí (dentro)
- you there! — ¡oye, tú!
- to have been there (before)
- I know what it's like, I've been there before — ya sé lo que es, a mí también me ha tocado pasar por eso
- He spent ten weeks there and emerged with a vicious loathing of the legal system that he nurses still.
- This is Toronto's oldest hotel and its main claim to fame is that the Beatles once stayed there.
- The first time I saw the episode I just sat there for about ten minutes in complete shock.
- There are heaps of cottages, and in the two years we were there, we stayed in at least four of them.
- He'd already gone over the hill and Dave told me that he had decided to stay over there.
- Go through the narrow gap between the two big trees and there it is before you.
- On Tuesday the post office said that our application would be there by ten at the latest the next morning.
- Our archives are up there in the attic, but they haven't been sorted into any kind of order.
- If they had not seen him, he would probably have stayed there all night and died of hypothermia.
- She's down there at her desk.
- Once there, my niece presented Lisa with a picture of the two of us, and tried to pin us down to another visit.
- When the mine closed he moved to the Nottingham coalfield and stayed down there.
- She went out to Africa to help out a friend for two weeks and then just stayed there for 21 years.
- I was here the other day for rehearsal and I swear to you there was a camera - there it is.
- After the evening meal he would go to the local pub and stay there until it closed.
- Outside, two men asked me what I was doing, and told me not to come near there again.
- We then flew down to San Francisco, staying there for a week or so, with a night away at Yosemite.
- They found a little straw but the cold chilled their bones and they lay there sleepless and afraid.
- And there it is, just across the main street that intersects this one at the center of town.
- What still confuses me though is why the people who protest about it every year insist on staying there.
- Yep, there it is, underneath the chair on the other side of the room, frozen in the sudden light; a mouse.
- The lives of several animals, which were staying there overnight, were put at risk.
- ‘It's over there,’ she told him, pointing to it.
- Is that woman over there royalty or something?
- He flew out two days after the race and will stay out there for eight weeks.
- Firefighters were told by neighbours that the house was empty but two men had been staying there.
- You could quite easily miss the pub but a quick detour down Main Street and there it is.
- We had no idea what they were going to do or how long they intended to keep us there.
- They stayed there for 24 hours with no food and only trees as shelter from the heat.
- The valet parking and car wash service is just there on the left-hand side.
3.2there and then
- they solved it for me there and then — me lo resolvieron en el acto / en el momento
- I made up my mind there and then to ask her — en ese mismo momento me decidí a pedírselo
- so there! — ¡para que sepas!
4(calling attention to sth, pointing sth out etc)there's the bell, it must be her! — ¡el timbre! debe de ser ella
- now there's a coincidence! — ¡eso sí que es casualidad!
- there's £20 — ahí tienes £20
- there you are /there you go, it's as good as new — aquí tiene, ha quedado como nuevo
- there we are: that's that done! — ¡ya está! ¡listo!
- there you are: what did I tell you? — ¿ves? / ¡ahí tienes! ¿qué te dije?
- it's a pity, but there you are: what can you do? — es una lástima pero así son las cosas ¿qué se le va a hacer?
- there he goes: politics again! — ¡ya está otra vez con la política!
- there goes the bus — ahí va el autobús
- there go my chances of promotion! — ¡adiós ascenso!
- fetch my newspaper, there's a dear! — anda, sé bueno y tráeme el periódico
- there's a good boy — ¡qué niño más bueno!
5.1(at that point)there he paused and heaved a heavy sigh — entonces hizo una pausa y suspiró profundamente
- he went on from there to become a director — de ahí pasó a ser director
- from there the situation deteriorated rapidly — a partir de ese momento la situación empeoró rápidamente
5.2(on that point)you're right there — ahí / en eso tienes razón
- you've nothing to worry about there — en ese sentido no tienes por qué preocuparte
- the funny thing there was … — lo gracioso del caso fue que …
1there's an egg/there are two eggs in the nest — hay un huevo/dos huevos en el nido
- there was nobody there — no había nadie
- once upon a time there was a princess/there were two brothers who … — había una vez una princesa/dos hermanos que …
- there was a demonstration/there were two demonstrations last week — hubo una manifestación/dos manifestaciones la semana pasada
- what is there to stop you? — ¿qué te lo impide?
- had there been an accident, we would have heard by now — si hubiera habido un accidente, ya nos habríamos enterado
- there can't be many people with that name — no puede haber mucha gente que se llame así
- I want there to be no mistakes — no quiero que haya ningún error
- there's no sugar left — se ha acabado el azúcar
- I think there's a paragraph/there are two paragraphs missing — creo que falta un párrafo/que faltan dos párrafos
- then there are the children to think about — luego están los niños, hay que pensar en ellos
- there's no denying it: he's a genius — hay que reconocerlo, es un genio
- there was no mistaking that face! — la cara era inconfundible
- all there is is a piece of stale bread — todo lo que hay es un pedazo de pan duro
- what food there was was inedible — la poca comida que había era incomible
- there comes a time when … — llega un momento en el que …
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