In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1voto masculinepromesa femininevow of poverty/chastity — voto de pobreza/de castidad
- he made a vow never to see her again — prometió solemnemente no volver a verla
- to take (one's) vows — profesar
- However, he ventured to guess that no one would state that they wanted to give up the search since Alex had made it blatantly obvious that every word of their vow would be broken.
- She has taken with full seriousness in her own life the marriage vow with its commitment to lifelong fidelity.
- Their silence was a vow of commitment stronger than faith.
- Although the retreat will not make them monks, they will still be required to take the same strict vows, including no intoxicants and a vow of celibacy.
- When sober again he takes a solemn vow not to touch alcohol for 20 years.
- Yvonne, 25, and Adrian, 35, made promises to Tyla and a vow to each other.
- Among those annual commitments is usually a vow to become more deeply spiritual, more religious perhaps.
- Certainly some men who might make good priests cannot in honesty undertake a vow of celibacy, and so are lost.
- After marrying his wife Marianna in 1996, he made a second vow - that he would execute the first promise if anything ever happened to her.
- It is one thing for adults to take vows and fulfil them, and quite another when a vow is taken in the name of a child.
- Kirkstall was founded as a result of a solemn vow made by Henry de Lacy of Pontefract Castle.
- Taking a deep breath, Ace decided to make a vow, a vow to protect Ari even if it meant losing his own life.
- Who would have guessed someone so young could make such a solemn vow and keep it for over fifty years.
- I have sworn a vow of silence on these matters.
- When he had taken his oath of allegiance to become a citizen, it was a solemn and eternal vow to him, equal in weight to his marriage vow.
- Perhaps the most poignant thing about yesterday's ceremony was that the ability to fulfil that promise had been demonstrated even before the vow was taken.
- So it's a new year and, just like last year and the year before, you've taken a solemn vow to lose weight and get fit.
- Yet she had kept a sacred vow she had made to me many years earlier.
- The man is single-minded, stubborn even, and it seems odd that after repeatedly resisting the heartfelt pleas of his countrymen, Larsson might renege on his solemn vow.
- We must understand that salvation is much more than just repeating the words of a vow, however sincere those words may be.
1(loyalty/allegiance/obedience) jurar(obedience/loyalty/allegiance) hacer voto de formalto vow to + inf
- I vowed to avenge my brother — juré que vengaría a mi hermano
- I vowed I'd never drink again — juré que no volvería a beber
- I vow never to rest until … — juro no descansar hasta …
- He vowed to continue his appeal against an earlier decision against him.
- Club bosses have vowed to work with police to keep the gun culture out of south Essex.
- Henry is convinced, and storms out vowing vengeance on the "giant traitor" Buckingham.
- Medley swimmer Dean Kent is vowing to continue competitive swimming.
- Outside the court Ahktar, who is also a taxi driver, vowed he would continue with his political career.
- The day ended with demonstrations and recriminations at Old Trafford with thousands of hard core fans vowing never to return.
- Furious families today vowed to fight developers for the fourth time to save their last piece of open space.
- I leave the shop vowing never to return and head for the heartless world outside.
- Some rebelled and took oaths vowing to stay single for the rest of their lives.
- After years vowing that I'd never play golf, I finally succumbed to it.
- Parents and governors have vowed to fight plans to shut a school for children with severe disabilities.
- Campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to try to stop homes being built on part of a school site in Clacton.
- Councillors have vowed to continue to reduce the number of homeless families in Southend.
- Police today vowed to continue their drugs and weapons clampdown near a nightclub.
- Despite the crackdown, some students are vowing to continue their protests until the 9th of July.
- But campaigners vowed the fight would go on to prevent the privatisation.
- The episodes of violence here have radicalized some residents who have vowed revenge, residents said.
- Furious millionaire residents in the area have vowed to fight the plans.
- The rebels vowed to resist any attack by the military and to fight on for independence.
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