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(faculty of sight)visión femininevista feminineperfect vision — visión perfecta
- good/poor vision — buena/mala vista
- He moves the ball about quickly and effectively, and his vision and awareness are second to none.
- Soon, I was able to focus my vision and recognized a tall rose garden just outside the elevator exit through the open door of the cab.
- They have keen hearing and good senses of vision and smell.
- Future treatment will focus on strengthening the left eye and electrical tests to see why her vision is not perfect.
- A team of researchers exploring the eye's genetic make-up say they may have found a gene able to restore some vision in people who have gone blind.
- Defective vision due to short sight or long sight can be corrected by wearing spectacles, contact lenses or by LASIK.
- Relaxation is one of the treatments for defective vision.
- She is now completely blind in both eyes but still attends Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and hopes surgeons will one day be able to restore her vision.
- In fact most people do not realise there are at least eight different classifications of colour defective vision plus individual variations.
- In the end, understanding the brain turned out to require understanding vision.
- Slowness influences not only Franklin's behaviour, but also his vision, his thought and his speech.
- Humans, once they have been transformed, have a greater sense of smell, better vision, and elevated hearing.
- I have a sense of vision, taste, hearing and smell.
- Perception, whether through vision or any other sense, is an acquired taste.
- As the lights grew brighter, and his vision adjusted, Mark was able to make out a figure in the distance, running toward him.
- She carries a comprehensive electronic package in her wheelhouse which gives superb all round vision.
- This causes delayed reactions, decreased vision, impaired sensory perception and postural imbalance.
- Some people have an unusually acute sense of vision, hearing, or smell, what psychologists call hyperesthesia.
- Chloe realized that even though she had perfect vision, she was having a hard time reading.
- Those that serve the special senses of smell and vision are purely sensory, and differ from the rest in being essentially extensions of the brain itself.
1.2(visibility)visibilidad femininefield of vision — campo visual masculine
2(imagination, foresight)visión (de futuro) femininethe artist's breadth of vision — la amplitud de miras del artista
- How can we change the terms of political debate to advance our own moral message and vision of a better future?
- But in reality language controls us, our vision, our imagination.
- A commitment to such action by any government can only be regarded as an unusual act of political vision.
- The question of the Labor leadership is a question about Labor's future direction and policy vision for Australia.
- Artistic vision, imagination and intuition seem poised in tense opposition to order and rationality.
- Their vision, imagination, intuition, dream mythology and capacity to play, are all fully formed.
- We need a return to foresight and vision to plan for the Basingstoke of 2030.
- Is it DeBeers' worst nightmare or their vision for a sparkly future?
- The wisdom we seek may be better found by enlisting vision and imagination rather than dismissing them.
- In fact the crown prince's vision and peace plan dovetails nicely with the president's views.
- Companies with the right vision can begin planning their future activities along these lines.
- After years of talking about their plans and their vision for how the industry could develop, they scraped together enough funds to form a partnership.
- We set out to be a Government with a clear direction and vision for the future, supported by the broad mainstream of New Zealanders.
- Just think what you could achieve with vision, imagination and drive.
- The future of such traffic decisions depends on what political vision will prevail.
- He had vision and was able to make things happen.
- We need a Council with vision and the ability and willingness to make decisions on the issues presented not the people involved.
- What is needed is vision and the ability to alter the terms of politics once again.
- Their vision, ability to make things happen, and possible charisma make Directors ideal leaders.
- Slowly but surely with vision, imagination and hard work it began to capture the interest of the reading public.
3.1(dreamlike revelation)visión feminineto have/see a vision — tener una visión
- she was a vision (of loveliness) in her wedding dress — era un sueño en su traje de novia
- This transformation, displayed in haunting dream sequences and eerie visions, makes for some genuinely frightening and heart-stopping moments.
- Through it, man no longer sees his source reflected in the world, or dreams, visions and voices, but experiences it directly.
- From the earliest times, both traditions have learned caution regarding possible visions or apparitions of Christ that do not clearly manifest the five wounds of His passion and death.
- This is a play where priests are elderly and drunk, old ladies mutter curses and blessings, supernatural visions are everywhere and nobody can open their mouth without uttering a mystical insight.
- The first outcome of this is their book, Philosophy of Madness, where six of the club's poets-users talk about their visions, fears, dreams and life.
- Didn't anyone anywhere else, in any other period of history, experience dreams, visions, prophecies of God?
- But Pierre is haunted by a vision in his dreams of a strange, dark-haired peasant woman who attracts him in unexplainable ways.
- About a year ago, my military dreams began - intense visions of entrapment and escaping, of being marked in the eye with laser rays, etc.
- Without the witches, the ghost, the visions, and the apparitions, ‘Macbeth’ would have been a dull and tiresome play.
- While in Auxerre Abbey he experienced a vision in which Saint Germain instructed him to find Selby and build an abbey there.
- The world of dreams, of trances and of visions would have been to them a real and undifferentiated part of their existence.
- She succeeds, but just as she brings Tom out of his trance he experiences a terrifying vision which send him into a panic.
- These scenes of retrieval of the past are presented as Jones's dreams or hallucinations, half-light phantasmagoric visions.
- While Muldrow's dream visions have an element of danger, more often than not they are beneficial to and symbolic of his practical challenges.
- Two other actors (Robert Lalonde and Patricia Nolin) do double duty as hospital staff and as apparitions in these nightmarish visions.
- The only time that she is able to express herself is when she is talking with the dead or experiencing a vision.
- As if he had captured his fantastic dreams and visions and put them on canvas, Dalí was a master and a pioneer of the surrealistic movement.
- Fields, an artist from Winston-Salem, N.C., reportedly produces his work while experiencing visions in a trance.
- Oh, yes, it was having a sweet old time dreaming visions of sugar-plums before we came along.
- Ms Vine and Ms Kitson use trances and visions, clairvoyance, dowsing and psychometry trying to pick up stories in the mind from objects to uncover any paranormal activity.
3.2(mental image, concept)imagen femininevisión feminineI had visions of you being rushed to hospital — ya me imaginaba que te habrían llevado de urgencia al hospital
- He was the foremost influence on her politics, a man with no party membership but a socialist vision of how society could and should be.
- ‘Volleyball was his life. He had trials for England and had visions of playing professionally,’ said his father.
- My vision is to be able to take the thoughts and data from a dying brain and transfer them into another body without opening the skull.
- Instead of his artistic ambitions being welcomed, his plans and his vision were distrusted, or simply misunderstood.
- Through donations of second-hand equipment and visits by volunteers, Mr Pun was able to turn his vision of a networked Nepal into reality.
- Utopias hold out for a vision of the future - a vision of how society ought to be.
- When my new baby turned out to be a girl, I had visions of female warriorship for her future.
- Their efforts for educational advancement lack clear perception of the present and a flawed vision of the future.
- Of course we need a long range plan / vision to guide us.
- He had visions of managing a world-class superstar in the vein of Tom Jones.
- I had visions of fillings in all my teeth, long lectures and tellings off about my lack of regular visits, lots of tooth wrenching scraping with the metal thing that would leave my teeth feeling loose for two weeks.
- If the business could not sustain itself, they would not be able to fulfil their vision of making all the world's information easily available to users without charge.
- A candidate must have a vision that voters can believe in and he must be able to convince the voters that he has the ability to see his vision through.
- I sat there for a very short while but it was too busy to rest easy, and I had visions of swarms of genetically-enhanced bees and wasps rising from the depths of the hedge to descend upon me, stingers to the fore.
- I suddenly had visions of having to mow around Bruno.
- Is this a Utopian vision of the leisured society of the future, as liberated by technology?
- When she still hadn't reappeared later on this afternoon, I had visions of her having a supersized rocket strapped to her and her being launched skywards, a ball of singed fur and flame.
- I suddenly had visions of M serving them up for months on end topped with wholemeal flour.
- I had visions of a new section at the end of the programme, in which Huw changed into a nice comfy sweater and sat in an armchair while replying to a query from Myrtle in Oxfordshire about her husband's lack of interest in sex.
- Afterwards, I twitch nervously and experience flashing visions of her rolling her eyes and barking, ‘What business is it of yours?’
- And this is because of what was not in it - no plan for the future, no vision for Australia, no ideas.
- The vision includes plans for an annual volunteer week in an effort to increase the numbers of people engaged in voluntary and community activities.
- When I found out that I was expecting her I did think about the fact that that's us with a child at home for the next umpteen years, because we had reached the stage where we had visions of child-free weekends.
- As an Aussie abroad for Christmas, I had visions of myself as an Oliver Twist character, alone, miserable, bereft of friends and family for the festive season.
- City's board of directors unveiled their future vision, after revealing details of the deal which means the club can stay at its current home.
- In the beginning, I had visions of a fabulous, sweeping, Perspex spiral staircase, ignorant of the fact that this would cost about £35,000.
- They also acknowledged his clear plans for the future and his vision for the business and the dairy industry.
- He also suggested the Greens had a vision of the future that was even more oriented to Maori sovereignty than was Labour's.
- I had visions of him going into a coma, though I'm sure he'd probably just throw up.
- The new head teacher has a clear vision for the future based on an accurate view of the school's strengths and weaknesses.
- It formally backed the plans of York City Council to create a strategic planning vision for the future of the city.
- But when we came home in January my daydreams became very morbid and I constantly had visions of David in great pain, screaming in agony and us being unable to help.
- My sister, indolent and unimaginative as she was, had visions of endless touch-typing speed trials supervised by austere women under flickering striplights.
- Deep down, we sense that we'll never be able to attain this vision on our own.
- If secret societies and weird visions of the future are you cup of tea, drink up.
- Tow truck came back about an hour later, hooked up the car… after a little panic when his tow rope stopped moving… and I had visions of them having to send out another truck.
- I've had planters and hanging baskets crying out for plants but the weather has been so awful I had visions of all the little plants being washed away or pelted to death in the one or two hail storms we had.
- His document looks at the country's declining birth rate and the continuing brain drain and presents an apocalyptic vision of the future in Scotland.
- When I was much younger, I had visions of cities in the sky, monorails, jet pack travel, houses that cleaned themselves and yes, flying cars.
- This is the starkest, most distopian vision of a wireless future imaginable.
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