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(sound, faculty)voz femininethe human voice — la voz humana
- I didn't recognize your voice — no te reconocí la voz
- to hear voices — oír voces
- in a low/loud voice — en voz baja/alta
- in a small voice — con voz queda
- to lose one's voice — quedarse afónico / sin voz
- raised voices could be heard — se oían voces exaltadas
- they raised their voices in song/protest — se pusieron a cantar/a protestar a coro
- the voice of experience — la voz de la experiencia
- I lost my voice for a second but quickly recovered, though still nervous.
- When she finally did speak, her voice was low and broken as though she were about to cry.
- My older brother Maniramji lost his voice in 1944 and could not even croak leave alone sing.
- Staff said she was unable to speak to the press as she had lost her voice, believed to be as a result of a cold.
- My tongue is still a cold and distant stranger, but the thought speaks louder than my voice ever could.
- Thrust a mic to an opera singer's mouth and the voice is rendered flat, tinny, indistinct.
- Two or three minutes later we heard him clapping, which he would do if he needed attention after he lost his voice from the radiotherapy.
- As she got closer, the music became clearer and she could make out the sound of pipes and drums and voices raised in song.
- Although the masks do not cover the actors' mouths, the lower registers of some voices are lost when sound is trapped between mask and face.
- Silence filled the room as the singer lost his voice, and the instruments faded away.
- In the ensuing struggle his larynx was crushed and he lost his voice for 18 months.
- I waved my arms in the air above my head and nearly lost my voice while trying to sing along.
- No doubt he realised I was leaving, because the second he got his voice back, he spoke.
- Daniel likes to sing little songs in awful voices to make people laugh.
- They kept repeating their beautiful song, their voices sounding better and better each time.
- Jackets and water proofs were donned, collars pulled up and voices raised in songs and chanting.
- What took me completely by surprise was that it was me: my voice, in my mouth.
- He reminded her of the wonderful gift of her voice raised in song but he could not persuade her to sing again.
- By this time, the rain was pummelling the overhead skylight, but we just laughed and raised our voices.
- I never even got to sing, having lost my voice early on in the evening.
- He couldn't understand what they were saying; too many voices were speaking at a time.
- Ally, despite being very perceptive, didn't notice the pain in his voice as he spoke.
- Stacey choked on the word as it left her mouth, her voice was full of emotion.
- Pennons snapped in the winds, and the smells of incense rose from two vast temples, to the peripheral sound of thousands of voices raised in loving adoration.
- Once, when she was in elementary school, the nun stood at the front of a church filled with children out in the pews with their voices lifted in song.
- Maybe he tried too hard in rehearsals and lost his voice a bit by the final taping.
- When controllers picked up the voices of men speaking in Arabic and heavily accented English, they knew something was terribly wrong.
- I love not being able to hear myself play the piano over the few hundred voices raised in song at church.
- The sound of their beautiful voices singing their joyous prayers, telling the story of Chek Chek and reiterating their simple creeds, followed us on our descent.
- It hurt just to open his mouth, and his voice did not sound the same when he did so.
- My mother and father were speaking in low voices about me.
- She tells a story about one song - doing the voices of herself and her mother.
- She yelped, but quickly shut her mouth as her voice echoed down the long stone hallway.
- The whole museum rocked to the sound of happy voices singing ‘Twinkle Twinkle little star’ as each session ended.
- When she does speak though, her voice comes out clear and sounds very smooth.
- In song, the voices bounced off the walls of the church adding volume and creating a larger congregation than it really embraced.
- When at last he spoke, his voice was beguiling, and my senses seemed to calm of their own accord.
- It would have been four hours long but he lost his voice from yelling too much.
- The singing begins and your attention is on the beat of the drum, the sound of the rattle, and the men's voices captured in song.
- He remained very ill, lost his voice and contracted a chest infection which lasted for some weeks.
1.2Musicvoz femininehe has a tenor voice — tiene voz de tenor
- she's in good/poor voice tonight — esta noche está/no está cantando muy bien
- Breth suggests such things as a week's score of metronome practice, practicing in rhythms, chord voicing, jumps, counting and trill drills, and relaxation.
- Pärt has written many a cappella works for several voices or chorus, and this new one, apart from its concision, is typical.
- They were customarily for solo voice with continuo, but pieces for up to five voices were also composed and obbligato parts sometimes included.
- Listening and experience are indispensable in honing the exceptionally advanced voicing skills chamber music and accompanying require.
- The editorial markings by Alton Chan are helpful with excellent fingering, phrasing and voicing suggestions.
2.1(opinion)voz feminineto have no voice in sth — no tener voz en algo
- the voice of the people — la voz del pueblo
- to be of one voice — ser de la misma opinión
- The blog sites added to the media mix with new voices, comments, opinions and contexts.
- We anticipated that there would be Americans here that would want their opinions and their voices heard.
- While Dharma has laid himself open to criticism of misinterpretation, he has not heard dissenting voices so far.
- Strange voices and opinions can occasionally be heard on North Yorkshire's airwaves during any late-night phone-in.
- Making your voice heard by voting in a referendum is of minor value.
- The children are old enough that the court must hear their voices and wishes.
- People want to vote with their feet and let their voice be heard, but when it comes to all things European, they are not concerned.
- This includes an awareness of the value of dissenting voices and even heretical opinions in the Christian past.
- We have all made our voices heard at a public meeting with the Primary Care Trust.
- I heard very few dissenting voices and saw scant evidence of a balanced view.
- Don't rely on others to make their voices heard when commenting to the City of York Council.
- I mean, there are so many viewers who are so excited to be voting and to have their voice heard.
- Children do not have votes, and their voices are not often heard in our politics, but our Labour values demand that we invest not in some of the potential of some of our children but in all the potential of all of our children.
- People feel pretty disenfranchised from the world around them - mostly their voices - their opinions - don't really matter in the slightest.
- But they have no vote, and they have little way of making their voices heard in policy-making.
- I wish the public and organisations of good intention would make their voices heard.
- It is important to hear the public's voices in this conversation.
- Regarding the impeachment case, Park should listen to the public opinion and voices from GNP members in rebellion.
- We are saying to these older people: make your voice heard, your votes are crucial.'
- On this occasion, dissenting voices were heard, elaborating reasoned arguments.
2.2(instrument, agency)portavoz masculinevoz femininethe offical voice of the party — el portavoz / la voz oficial del partido
- In this era, we need to represent different voices as well as maintain a gentlemanly tone.
- Issues of power can obscure the voices representing children's best interests.
- Whatever the Telegraph may tell its readers, such voices represent what large parts of the world think.
- It is not enough for democracies to let the majority reign supreme - the perils of not representing minority voices goes to the heart of its sustainability.
- How well are the voices of all generations represented in the congregation's leadership groups?
- It contrasts with the soprano voice, which has overtones of someone more out-going than Mary.
- It is the role of the information and interaction designer to represent voices that are absent and to negotiate shared understandings despite differences.
- The group of unaccompanied voices comprises bass, baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano and soprano.
- The middle class and working families are not going to have a voice to represent them.
- However many staff expressed the view that it was important for the paper to have representative voices from ethnic communities.
- The Institute is also working hard to represent the voice of BC members on the national scene.
- The question is whether white film-makers can represent Indigenous voices.
- Set up in 2000 to give a strong voice to consumers, the agency was representing their views and giving them advice and information.
- The medieval church knew no choral polyphony, only the ensemble of three or four soloists, drawn from alto, tenor, and baritone voices.
- She didn't know why most girls liked baritone voices; tenor voices were so much more lyrical.
- What we don't have is a vote because our voice as members is represented by our Chapter delegates.
- Once again, government voices were given prominence over the more sceptical view.
- Acehnese NGOs represent many voices of civil society at the grassroots level.
- At times, it makes sense to play the soprano and alto voices with the right hand, the tenor and bass with the left hand.
- What I mean is that, despite the explicit claim to represent many voices, I don't see much difference on this site.
- Has our government become blind to the wishes of our people and ultimately do they represent the voice of our island?
- This represents and provides a voice for community and voluntary groups in Laois.
- Europeans have taken the lead (and their voices are represented in the comments in this issue).
- Since the voices represent a number of government and non-governmental agencies, the public is often confused with inconsistent messages.
- They must exist to represent the combined voice and rights of workers.
(verb form)voz feminineactive/passive voice — voz activa/pasiva
- The passive voice is formed within the same paradigm, by be followed by the past participle, but is not a tense.
- In addition, most passive constructions do not exist in Chinese, because verbs often have identical passive and active voices.
- George Orwell argues that the passive voice can be a tool for political abuse.
- Never use the passive voice in an incitement to action, however vile or reprehensible.
- I used voices in the first person, second person, and third person.
(in phonetics)sonoridad feminine
- Expiration of air through vibrating vocal cords, used in the production of vowels and voiced consonants.
- More generally, voiceless obstruents are more frequent in onset position than voiced obstruents.
- The two characters are quite similar, and apparently both denote voiced back consonants.
- The community was never given any opportunity to voice their opinion on this decision.
- In other words, I must become a string theorist to voice an opinion about it.
- Last week Charlie's opponent was Barroso himself who took the Irishman to task for voicing his opinion that the Commission wants to do away with Ireland's privileged corporation tax system.
- I am all for standing up for what you believe, which should include voicing your opinions against wars and against presidents, if that is your calling.
- Teachers, above all, should know that demonstrations and voicing one's opinion are the backbone and hard won right of any democracy.
- However, now that the matter is before the courts, Mr O'Keeffe stressed that he did not want to interfere with the judicial process and was just voicing a personal opinion.
- A large number of people were reluctant to talk about the elections with the Weekly at all, afraid they would get ‘in trouble’ for voicing their true opinions.
- At the end of the concert, patrons expressed immense satisfaction of the production, with most voicing the opinion that this gospel show should be held more regularly.
- Adam, in turn, mulled over his father's words before he voiced the many questions whirling through his head.
- A stocky man who was seated near the head of the table was voicing his sarcastic opinion.
- I opened my mouth to say something more but the words could not be voiced as I was silenced by the scene in front of me.
- You can support your art community by attending these events and voicing your opinion.
- All I've seen, so far, in the ‘world’ of blogs, is words, lots of words; many worded comments and certainly people who do not shy away from voicing their opinions.
- This means that when they do find a community where they are comfortable voicing their opinions, they often do so with a lot of energy and pride.
- We strongly encourage the Macalester community to voice their opinions on this issue.
- Kerry voiced his words very confidently and held a firm look on his face.
- Support your art community by voicing your opinion, and prove the visual arts are active and united in Calgary.
- We have become unafraid of voicing our opinions, using our power, pooling our resources, and allowing our differences to aid us instead of keeping us apart.
- Also, the author is specifically defining what kind of dissent is appropriate, as if he has a right to determine the proper way of voicing your opinion.
- After all everyone was, or should have been, pulling together and voicing their opinion for the good of the team, so it would be particularly distasteful, if not unethical, should James profit from selling these stories.
- Words are often pronounced without voicing the H. For example, in the word, everything.
- Since each language has its own way of voicing the consonants and the vowels, names of places as pronounced by locals in their native language seldom sound the same to an outsider.
3Music(wind instrument/organ pipe) templar
- The student will enjoy exploring the many colors of piano dynamics, voicing and pedaling.
- My sense of harmony, abrupt juxtapositions of texture, polyphonic approaches to rhythm, and voicing, probably have a lot to do with this relatively early fascination.
- Skills such as shaping of line, pedaling, wrist rotation, voicing and chord playing can be easily incorporated into the piano lesson.
- We have analyzed the music and made our decisions about tempo and rubato, phrasing and articulation, voicing and dynamics.
- By indicating a different dynamic for each staff, and by writing un peu en dehors above the middle staff, he left little doubt about the intended voicing hierarchy.
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