In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(this day)hoya week from today/today week — de aquí a una semana
- I last saw her a year ago today — hoy hace un año que la vi por última vez
- what's the date today? — ¿a qué / a cómo estamos hoy?
- why did it have to happen today of all days? — ¿por qué tenía que pasar justo / precisamente hoy?
- here today, gone tomorrow — hoy aquí, mañana quién sabe dónde
- Her appearance today could also have big repercussions for her own political future.
- The two anti-war groups said the plan was to present a legal case to the high court in London today.
- He must surrender his passport by 7pm today and live at an address given to the court.
- In court today, she described seeing a man and a dog stopped on the side of the highway.
- The influx of ordinary fans on to Centre Court today should solve the problem for him.
- The trial is due to start today at Reading Crown Court and is expected to run for four to six weeks.
- Even the bright colours of the stained glass in the church windows appeared muted and dull today.
- There are two inches of snow on the course and it was snowing and sleeting there today.
- His case was listed at Bow Street magistrates court today but he was not expected to attend.
- The man and woman accused of his murder were due to appear before Bradford magistrates today.
- This may be a climb down, given the fact that they have had no success in court today.
- It's not just the course our remaining contenders will be battling against today.
- He was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Doncaster Youth Court again today.
- Three of the men appearing at Kinston Crown Court today were computer consultants.
- Of course I have forgotten to bring it with me today so you will have to wait.
- The coroner was due to open an inquest into his death today at Burnley Magistrates Court.
- A hearing date was going to be set today and I was expecting a fax to arrive today in the court.
- The bulk of the tumour was removed and he now faces a course of radiotherapy, starting today.
- I don't know what it is but thirty years seem to have rewound off the spool today.
- His case was due to be heard today in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court in London.
2(nowadays)hoy (en) díaactualmenteen la actualidad
- All thinking today seems to be for the current minute rather than the future.
- Compare this not just with the world today, but with the whole of human history.
- Yep, the day you give thanks for the man who made you the fully rounded fabulous human being you are today.
- The most basic of human rights is today under threat as the right to food is sacrificed to the right to trade.
- The thought that the course of Nature might change is not the focal concern today.
- Even though they split more than thirty years ago, their influence is still felt today.
- This was a problem at the time but today few contemporary reds exhibit these old style faults.
- At the same time 15 million people today face the threat of famine in the Horn of Africa.
- The conventional view today is that the war was an unforgivable waste of human life.
- Yet memory is not as limited, fragile and boring a human talent as it is often thought to be today.
- This lightning detection still goes on today but is now done by machines rather than humans.
- Most of those we think of today as the great Zen masters came from this period.
- Many younger people today worry about being forced to work past the current retirement age.
- Is this really a proportionate response to the biggest threat to human security today?
- They have kept it alive in the past and continue to make it plausible for millions of people today.
- It's a big task, given that only ten per cent of humans have access to the Net today.
- Of course, looking at the world today it is sometimes difficult to see much difference.
- Yet I am not sure that this distinction was as accepted in the early modern period as it is today.
- It also threw up a new generation of rank and file leaders whose presence is still felt in the union today.
- The churches of the New Testament period had just the same problems as we do today.
1(this day)hoywhat's today's date? — ¿a qué fecha estamos?
- today's papers — los periódicos de hoy
- (as) from today — a partir de hoy / del día de hoy
2(present age)hoyhoy (en) día
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