In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ganas feminineimpulso masculineI was going to do it but I've lost the urge — lo iba a hacer pero se me han ido las ganas
- the creative urge — el impulso creativo / creador
- sexual urges — impulsos sexuales
- she felt an/the urge to do something different — sentía la necesidad de hacer algo diferente
- he had a strong urge to punch him — le entraron unas ganas enormes de darle un puñetazo
- he managed to resist the urge to tell her — logró contener las ganas que tenía de decírselo
- he got the urge to travel — le entró el gusanillo de los viajes
1(exhort) instar formal(exhort) exhortar formal(entreat) pedir con insistencia(entreat) rogarto urge sb to + inf — pedirle a algn con insistencia que + subj
- they urged the government to take immediate action — instaron al gobierno a que tomara medidas inmediatas
- he urged her to accept the post — le pidió con insistencia que aceptara el puesto
- I urge you to reconsider — le pido encarecidamente que lo reconsidere
- she urged him to go back — le rogó que volviese
- she needed no urging — no se hizo (de) rogar
- he urged acceptance/rejection of the offer — insistió en que se aceptara/rechazara la oferta
- they urged that it (should) be done immediately — insistieron en que se hiciera inmediatamente
- to urge sth on / upon sb — recalcarle algo a algn
- he urged on us the need for caution — nos recalcó la necesidad de actuar con cautela
- Then he managed to persuade two decisive figures in the enterprise to urge other workers to go back to their posts.
- But before we all get too carried away, the front page of today's newspaper urges caution.
- The Institute of Sports and Recreation Managers said it had written to its 10,000 members urging caution.
- The Evening Press is urging readers to write with their views on the urgent need for the flyover.
- I like the way the newspaper urges its readers to cajole their peers into voting.
- Today the Evening Press urges readers to reveal the city's streets of shame.
- I would just urge a bit of caution around the tightening of that parameter.
- Until good evidence is available, we urge caution in interpreting eye findings out of context.
- Since 1962, the government has used an array of slogans urging discipline and support for the regime and the military.
- I wasn't convinced, and something kept urging me towards a small box that was sitting high up on top of a pile of boxes against the wall.
- However, Symes urges caution: ‘You need strong nerves to invest in some of these centres, and do so at your peril.’
- If you're based in the UK and missed this series first time round I strongly urge you to give it a try.
- Finally, Mahan advocated and strongly urged the building of what he called an Isthmian canal.
- She should take the opportunity tomorrow and on Friday to urge restraint, caution and a peaceful protest.
- Those critics argue that polls on the Internet or on TV urging people to call in and vote should not be called polls.
- I urge all reasonable people to do what they can to support this bill.
- Officers urged her to press charges, but her family persuaded her not to.
- The response has been excellent and strong support for this most worthy cause is urged.
- For some time Fernando has been urging me to join him on his rounds.
- Even Mr Wightman had to step in at that point to urge caution.
- I am getting so bored with this for some reason but my dear friend Abbess is urging me to continue so I must.
- The other Europeans, who have urged caution and diplomacy, will not be so forthright.
- Our prime minister urges us ‘not to argue about what has been’.
- In a recent newspaper column, Paul resurrects the medical care debate, and strongly urges the implementation of a socialist system of healthcare.
- As far as legalization is concerned, Alexander urges caution.
- We urge him to persuade the president to help mediate the situation.
- A fire outbreak would be used as a reason to knock on doors and urge residents to check on smoke alarms.
- He has so far remained silent on the issue, although it has been previously suggested he was urging caution.
- For this reason he urged people to send their Christmas mail as early as possible.
- With the magazine warning the globe is sitting on the biggest bubble ever, it is time to urge caution.
- If you don't quite see the point after the first one, I urge you to persist and everything will become clear.
- We urge readers to apply pressure on their local MP to back reform of the present wholly inadequate law.
- However, the organization establishes the following principles and strongly urges their adoption by other federations.
- My horoscope urges caution when making large purchases, which is timely, as I'll be ordering a laptop this weekend.
- Kennedy, dressed in a sober grey suit, blushed as the press urged him to kiss his wife on the lips.
- Mr Pickles urges caution and suggests a figure of £12,000.
- Mr Bayley urged him to put pressure on the Environment Agency to publish the report as soon as possible.
- However, I'm pleased to see several readers urging caution about our natural urge to charge after the most likely suspects with all guns blazing.
- A BBC spokesman urged businesses to be cautious if they received unsolicited phone calls.
- It is for this reason that I urge you to look at both systems and try them out.
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