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
- Defective vision due to short sight or long sight can be corrected by wearing spectacles, contact lenses or by LASIK.
- 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.
- They have keen hearing and good senses of vision and smell.
- Chloe realized that even though she had perfect vision, she was having a hard time reading.
- This causes delayed reactions, decreased vision, impaired sensory perception and postural imbalance.
- Perception, whether through vision or any other sense, is an acquired taste.
- 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.
- Slowness influences not only Franklin's behaviour, but also his vision, his thought and his speech.
- In the end, understanding the brain turned out to require understanding 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.
- As the lights grew brighter, and his vision adjusted, Mark was able to make out a figure in the distance, running toward him.
- In fact most people do not realise there are at least eight different classifications of colour defective vision plus individual variations.
- Humans, once they have been transformed, have a greater sense of smell, better vision, and elevated hearing.
- Relaxation is one of the treatments for defective vision.
- He moves the ball about quickly and effectively, and his vision and awareness are second to none.
- She carries a comprehensive electronic package in her wheelhouse which gives superb all round vision.
- I have a sense of vision, taste, hearing and smell.
- Some people have an unusually acute sense of vision, hearing, or smell, what psychologists call hyperesthesia.
- 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.
- Future treatment will focus on strengthening the left eye and electrical tests to see why her vision is not perfect.
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
- But in reality language controls us, our vision, our imagination.
- Is it DeBeers' worst nightmare or their vision for a sparkly future?
- A commitment to such action by any government can only be regarded as an unusual act of political vision.
- We set out to be a Government with a clear direction and vision for the future, supported by the broad mainstream of New Zealanders.
- Their vision, ability to make things happen, and possible charisma make Directors ideal leaders.
- Their vision, imagination, intuition, dream mythology and capacity to play, are all fully formed.
- How can we change the terms of political debate to advance our own moral message and vision of a better future?
- The question of the Labor leadership is a question about Labor's future direction and policy vision for Australia.
- The future of such traffic decisions depends on what political vision will prevail.
- 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.
- He had vision and was able to make things happen.
- What is needed is vision and the ability to alter the terms of politics once again.
- The wisdom we seek may be better found by enlisting vision and imagination rather than dismissing them.
- Artistic vision, imagination and intuition seem poised in tense opposition to order and rationality.
- In fact the crown prince's vision and peace plan dovetails nicely with the president's views.
- We need a Council with vision and the ability and willingness to make decisions on the issues presented not the people involved.
- Slowly but surely with vision, imagination and hard work it began to capture the interest of the reading public.
- We need a return to foresight and vision to plan for the Basingstoke of 2030.
- Just think what you could achieve with vision, imagination and drive.
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
- Through it, man no longer sees his source reflected in the world, or dreams, visions and voices, but experiences it directly.
- Without the witches, the ghost, the visions, and the apparitions, ‘Macbeth’ would have been a dull and tiresome play.
- 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.
- While in Auxerre Abbey he experienced a vision in which Saint Germain instructed him to find Selby and build an abbey there.
- 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.
- 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.
- While Muldrow's dream visions have an element of danger, more often than not they are beneficial to and symbolic of his practical challenges.
- The world of dreams, of trances and of visions would have been to them a real and undifferentiated part of their existence.
- About a year ago, my military dreams began - intense visions of entrapment and escaping, of being marked in the eye with laser rays, etc.
- 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.
- This transformation, displayed in haunting dream sequences and eerie visions, makes for some genuinely frightening and heart-stopping moments.
- Oh, yes, it was having a sweet old time dreaming visions of sugar-plums before we came along.
- These scenes of retrieval of the past are presented as Jones's dreams or hallucinations, half-light phantasmagoric visions.
- 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.
- Two other actors (Robert Lalonde and Patricia Nolin) do double duty as hospital staff and as apparitions in these nightmarish visions.
- She succeeds, but just as she brings Tom out of his trance he experiences a terrifying vision which send him into a panic.
- Fields, an artist from Winston-Salem, N.C., reportedly produces his work while experiencing visions in a trance.
- 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.
- The only time that she is able to express herself is when she is talking with the dead or experiencing a vision.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- When my new baby turned out to be a girl, I had visions of female warriorship for her future.
- If secret societies and weird visions of the future are you cup of tea, drink up.
- 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.
- It formally backed the plans of York City Council to create a strategic planning vision for the future of the city.
- Instead of his artistic ambitions being welcomed, his plans and his vision were distrusted, or simply misunderstood.
- ‘Volleyball was his life. He had trials for England and had visions of playing professionally,’ said his father.
- I suddenly had visions of M serving them up for months on end topped with wholemeal flour.
- Utopias hold out for a vision of the future - a vision of how society ought to be.
- 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.
- The new head teacher has a clear vision for the future based on an accurate view of the school's strengths and weaknesses.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He also suggested the Greens had a vision of the future that was even more oriented to Maori sovereignty than was Labour's.
- 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.
- This is the starkest, most distopian vision of a wireless future imaginable.
- I had visions of him going into a coma, though I'm sure he'd probably just throw 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In the beginning, I had visions of a fabulous, sweeping, Perspex spiral staircase, ignorant of the fact that this would cost about £35,000.
- 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.
- He had visions of managing a world-class superstar in the vein of Tom Jones.
- 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.
- Is this a Utopian vision of the leisured society of the future, as liberated by technology?
- I suddenly had visions of having to mow around Bruno.
- Of course we need a long range plan / vision to guide us.
- They also acknowledged his clear plans for the future and his vision for the business and the dairy industry.
- Deep down, we sense that we'll never be able to attain this vision on our own.
- 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.
- Their efforts for educational advancement lack clear perception of the present and a flawed vision of the future.
- The vision includes plans for an annual volunteer week in an effort to increase the numbers of people engaged in voluntary and community activities.
- My sister, indolent and unimaginative as she was, had visions of endless touch-typing speed trials supervised by austere women under flickering striplights.
- Through donations of second-hand equipment and visits by volunteers, Mr Pun was able to turn his vision of a networked Nepal into reality.
- 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.
- 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.
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