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(consistent with fact, reality)to be true — ser verdad
- it's true that … — es cierto / es verdad que …
- it can't be true! — ¡no puede ser!
- it's a true story — es una historia verídica
- to come true — hacerse realidad
- to hold true — ser válido
- true, inflation has fallen, but … — cierto, la inflación ha disminuido, pero …
- how true! / too true! — ¡si será cierto!
- you never said / spoke a truer word! — ¡tú lo has dicho!
- it would be truer to say that … — sería más correcto decir que …
- would it be true to say that … ? — ¿podría afirmarse que …?
- they're so stupid it's not true — parece mentira que sean tan tontos
1.2(accurate, exact)(account) verídico(copy) fielthe portrait was a true likeness of her — el retrato la había captado a la perfección
- in the truest sense of the word — en el sentido estricto de la palabra
- Their objections are, in the true sense of the word, unthinking.
- Introducing the members of his team and the cast at a function, Bala said that the film would depict love in its true sense.
- If we want to be in a true sense secular state then, we must draw the line between the religion and government institutions.
- The nikab, worn in black by this Moroccan woman, is a veil in the true sense of the word.
- Colleges and universities should form the pyramid's peak in true sense of the word.
- Edith's sense of humour, her warmth and her refusal to be resentful make her a survivor in the true sense of the word.
- It need cost nothing at all and any couple who have made such a commitment are, in the true sense of the word, married.
- They are not, however, true or accurate representations of either the West or the East.
- Whichever way you choose to eat it, try to make it a regular part of your diet because it is a health food in the true sense of the term.
- They must convey a true sense of the danger to the protected within, but also a sense of the hope for victory.
- He was a scholar in the true sense of the word, a self-educated man, and a man with a powerful love for literature.
- He was a gentleman in the true sense of the word, a man who never spoke ill of another human being and always allowed for human frailty.
- They're working hard at trying to redress all of this and come to a true, exact count.
- These days, teachers are desperate to do more creative work with their classes; to educate in the true sense of the word.
- This is a tragedy, in the true sense of not being about unhappiness, but in the remorseless working out of events.
- We have embarked on a journey without any true sense of where we want to go.
- He told me that he thought his uncle was one of the world's last gentlemen, in the true sense of a man of gentle behaviour and manners.
- He values dedication and long service and is a company man in the true sense of the word.
- The world of crimes has become more sophisticated and global in the true sense of the term.
- Affirmative action in its true sense is not illegal and not a problem in the least.
2(real, actual, genuine)(purpose/culprit/courage) verdadero(friend) auténtico(friend) de verdada true Mexican/Frenchman — un mexicano/francés auténtico
- give me your true opinion — dime de verdad lo que piensas
- in search of our true selves — en busca de nuestra verdadera identidad
- the rowan is not a true ash — el serbal no es un auténtico / verdadero fresno
- true north — el norte geográfico
- it's true love — es amor de verdad
- A true patriot moved by genuine criticism would feel pain and the urge to set things right.
- It dealt with some of the real, true issues of what this Government is really all about.
- In true wedding tradition the happy couple were fêted with confetti as they left the church after taking their vows.
- Decode the neologisms and euphemisms and you gain a rare insight into the strategists' true intentions.
- In the blistering heat, and in true family tradition, I was dressed in corduroys and a heavy knitted sweater.
- I still feel people, with a true passion and genuine interest, are willing to accept a guru and learn from them.
- Just when my one true dream became real, it suddenly turns out to be my worst nightmare.
- The true height of our real greatness is that it can't possibly be quantified.
- The Real have true potential so let's hope they get the big break they deserve.
- Statements to the press are now the key in determining true intentions.
- Of course, everyone wearing masks that hid their true intentions didn't help much.
- This is a true shame because the real message of the film is to go out and gather information yourself.
- The ideologies have now been unarguably stripped back to reveal the true intention of the power brokers.
- A person who comes to your rescue when the chips are down is a true and genuine friend.
- But one did not have to wait that long to understand the dictator's true intentions.
- This is O2's way of making sure that the party is attended strictly by true fans that are willing to make the effort and text in.
- Every effort has been made to maintain the true tradition of golf yet also embrace the best of modern practices.
- The Buddha discovered that the genuine, true thing we keep looking for isn't there at all.
- Yet this is not an actual or true experience, because it does not recur the next day or anytime soon.
- But this applies only where the court is left in real doubt about the true meaning.
- Are there any other true, genuine, authentic Kabbalah teachers I can recommend?
- The message of the film is that there is a difference between true faith and fundamentalism.
- In true rock tradition, the band split the crowd in half for a good old-fashioned singalong.
- This was the search for the genuine goal and true essence or martial arts on which he spent most of his time.
- I consider that the Family Court does not have true and genuine evidence to support their decision.
- What starts as a physical pilgrimage turns accidentally into an enquiry into the meaning of true religion.
- Australia asked the master of the Norwegian ship Tampa to assist, and in true Viking tradition, he did.
- He had reached her twice now, but had been unable to explain to her his true fate, his real status.
- I sank deeper into my pit of shyness as I forced myself not to dwell upon her true intentions.
- The fanatics turn to extremism, which has really no basis in the true religion at all.
- The false self is often difficult to argue with, since it has a skill in argument equal to the real or true self on which it preys.
- He often acted the ham, but his true self came through at times like this, too.
- I do not think true religion can be irrational, but it certainly can be more than rational.
- The new environmentalism is marked by a passion for making a true difference in the real world.
- In true darts tradition, Ian gets his preparation in by sinking down a few pints to settle the nerves.
- Thus employer groups may be fooled by the quote provided as this may not be a true reflection of the actual cost to the member.
- Which of these could be allowed to lay claim to being the true representative of that religion?
- Cain was furious, not only had his plan failed but his true intentions had been revealed.
- But chance brought her face to face with the true intentions of her captors.
- A real giveaway to the true nature of comedians is the complex mixture of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine they need to perform.
3(faithful)fieltwelve good men and true — doce hombres justos
- true to sth/sb — fiel a algo/algn
- to be true to one's word — ser fiel a / mantener su (or mi etc.) palabra
- he was true to his promise — cumplió su promesa
- I must remain true to myself — tengo que ser consecuente conmigo mismo
- the film is not at all true to the book — la película no es en absoluto fiel al libro
- true to his prediction … — conforme a sus predicciones …
- She is remembered as a devoted family woman and a true and loyal friend.
- He was a true friend to her and inspired her love of horses more than he knew.
- You have no one in your life you consider to be a true friend, and never have.
- If we want this province not to be the poorest of them all, let us try to be obedient, loyal, true and faithful.
- She was devoted to her family and was a fine neighbour and true friend.
- He probably got married early on, fell in love, and has stayed true and faithful to her ever since.
- His life was dedicated to his family first and foremost and, to the many friends he had, he was a true friend.
- If she wanted to do it I was here to give her moral support like a true friend should.
- They mean you will have true and loyal friendship and success in love.
- You have made an oath and a pledge that you will be a faithful, true and loyal citizen of the United Kingdom.
- Better still, all her true friends stayed and kept the party going and her spirits high.
- A good neighbour and true friend, Sadie was happy and content in her beloved home area.
- I suppose the saying means that a friend who helps you when you really need help is a true friend, and this is a noble sentiment.
- He was a true friend of Betty's and his death was a sad loss to her.
- Blessed with a most generous nature, Kathleen was a true neighbour and good friend to many.
- The support of your true friends should help you get through it all.
- I understand now, that we have to go through several acquaintances before we meet true friends.
- If she's a true friend, you should be able to be honest and open about your feelings.
- Not only was she leaving behind the love of her life, but she was also leaving behind her only true friend.
- He was faithful, true, a loyal friend, a good son, and he was wise beyond his years.
4Technologyto be true — estar a plomo
- his aim is true — tiene buena puntería
- In both directions, the bubble stayed exactly in the middle so I knew that this edge of the level was true.
- It will lead to a displacement of the user positioning solution from the true position.
- Only then could I feel confident and proud that my aim was true, and that I was indeed a great hunter.
1to be out of true — no estar alineado / centrado
1literary(truthfully)(speak) con sinceridadtell me true — dime la verdad
- Adam Smith never spoke truer than when he said: "Work is done in the workplace, but the real business of life is usually accomplished while entertaining".
- By my faith, he may find that he spoke truer than he is aware of.
- He spoke truer than he knew, or else he had foreseen the course of events.
- But Martin had played true.
- Despite the distance and the wind, Hooper had aimed true.
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