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(require, desire)quererwhat do you want this for? — ¿para qué quieres esto?
- is there anything you want? — ¿deseaba algo?
- (it's) just what I('ve) always wanted! — ¡(es) justo lo que quería!
- I want my daddy! — ¡quiero que venga mi papá!
- the boss wants you — el jefe te quiere ver / quiere hablar contigo
- he's wanted on the phone — lo llaman por teléfono
- I know when I'm not wanted! — sé muy bien cuando estoy de más
- I want it done today — quiero que se haga hoy
- she wants it ready today — quiere que esté listo hoy
- does he want the book back? — ¿quiere que le devuelvan (or le devolvamos etc.) el libro?
- I wouldn't want him for a father-in-law — no quisiera tenerlo de / como suegro
- what do you want as a birthday present? — ¿qué quieres de regalo de cumpleaños?
- everything you could want from a car — todo lo que se le puede pedir a un coche
- what does he want with an electric guitar? — ¿qué va a hacer con una guitarra eléctrica?
- to want to + inf — querer + inf
- they only want to help — solo quieren ayudar
- she can be charming when she wants to (be) — es un encanto cuando quiere / cuando se lo propone
- the car doesn't want to start — el coche no quiere arrancar
- to want sb/sth to + inf — querer que algn/algo + subj
- what do you want me to do/say? — ¿qué quieres que haga/diga?
- we want the party to be a success — queremos que la fiesta sea un éxito
- to want sb/sth -ing — querer que algn/algo + subj
- he doesn't want them snooping around — no quiere que anden husmeando por allí
- Rosa said that although she does not want to drop the charges, she cannot handle the pressures of the situation anymore and wants out of the Army.
- So, for starters, we can place anyone who wants into an elite fighting unit, but does not meet the vision requirements, into a difficult training program.
- I know what he wants from certain situations and what he wants out of a team.
- If it was beating down on this guy that he wanted out on Monday, what's that say about what's going on in there?
- One youngster said the only thing he wanted out of school was himself.
- Jonera just wants out of Haiti as soon as possible.
- My wife dropped the bomb on me last April - didn't want to work on fixing the marriage, just wanted out.
- Tabloids have reported that she didn't want children and that's why Brad wanted out.
- Like Dillon, he wants out of his current situation.
- It combines faith, commune, all the key elements of magick, in a simple system that it available to anyone who wants in on it.
- The last poster is right about Democrats wanting in on it, too.
- It supports the sense that the Commission wants out.
- He wants out of the hypocrisy of his ordination, but he has no place to go.
- I smiled slightly, ‘The game is afoot: anyone wants out, now's the time to say it.’
- He was all set to write about his experiences on the jury, and now he wants out of the deal.
- Anyone else wants in on a very casual group comic blog, with no real guidelines and no minimum posting requirements, just let me know.
- Clearly, this was a guy, with all the impending pressures, he wanted out of that marriage.
- For those wanting in on the action, the group will be having both fall and spring auditions.
- Never thrusting himself upon the crowd, but quietly allowing people to find him, he had a confidence in his own ability to judge who and what he wants out of every situation.
- The whole lot wants digging up and replacing with a small roundabout like it should have been since day one.
- You know, he wanted out of that quicker than these people got married on Fox wanted out of that marriage.
1.2(police) buscar[ S ]wanted — se busca
- he is wanted for murder — lo buscan por asesinato
- she is wanted for questioning — la buscan para interrogarla
- Neighbours were woken up by police officers who wanted to know where Mrs Wiggins and their two children were.
- Seven men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burglary, and another is wanted by police.
- The four men pictured above are urgently wanted to assist the police in their enquiries.
- There are around 700 bail dodgers in Bolton who are wanted by police on outstanding warrants.
- The crane driver fled the scene after the accident and is wanted for questioning.
- Yosic was wanted by Interpol for murders and drug dealing in the Netherlands and Germany.
- He was named as wanted by Bedfordshire Police in 1998 in connection with the murder of Mr Farrow.
- She is known to have had a relationship with a homeless man who was wanted by police in connection with a stolen credit card.
- The police had wanted him to testify, but Mr. M. said that he did not want to get involved.
- Egan is only wanted for questioning at the moment, and is not necessarily a suspect in the bombing.
1.3(as price for sth)pedirhow much does she want for the picture? — ¿cuánto pide por el cuadro?
- He takes time to walk around the set with his cameraman before the actors arrive and that he uses this time to decide how he wants the scene to look.
- So when it came to choosing her object of desire, she wanted an attractive object with a practical side.
- This year, when a Eurocamp holiday was offered to me, we decided we wanted sunshine pretty well guaranteed.
- He takes a risk because he thinks he can get away with it because the facts may well turn out to support his editor's desire and he wants a quiet life and to be obliging.
- He wants the community to decide in a referendum at the September 2003 council elections.
- He wants my employer to decide where outside the network I am to be permitted to connect the Palm.
- Pakistan spurned the vote because it wants a plebiscite to decide rule between India and itself.
- Pamela found herself not wanting the attention, wishing she was away from Dewhurst Manor long enough to collect her wits.
- But she became exasperated by the saga and decided she wanted her cash back.
- Five years ago, when manager of a Hull nursing home, she decided she wanted a career in the hospitality industry.
- There's national encouragement to meet that commitment, but it's for each parish to decide if it wants a formal scheme.
- I sit at home at night thinking about them, wanting them, desiring them.
- So then put the pros and cons up for the public to decide if they want fluoride in their water.
- You'll have to decide if you want that kind of photo on the front page of your newspaper.
- But the most improbable event occurs when he decides he wants a love life and asks to be given a human appearance.
- Feel the heat of desire, forget wanting a new car.
- She decides she wants hypnotherapy to find out why she causes so many accidents.
- It is now formulating its desires of where it wants its marine reserves to be, then the industry can have what is left.
- Until Frankie decides he wants it all, including the lady- and there'll be no witnesses.
- Its members want action and their desire is motivated by an understanding of the facts about bigotry.
- I've always tried to please him with the clothes I buy but him not wanting me sexually I find very hurtful.
- So Kathy is reduced to tears of frustration as she waits to see whether Anna wants her as a sexual partner.
2(need)necesitarthe garage wants a coat of paint — al garaje le hace falta / el garaje necesita una mano de pintura
- that child wants a good thrashing — a ese niño le hace falta una buena paliza
- you'll want your umbrella — vas a necesitar / te va a hacer falta el paraguas
- [ S ]gardener wanted — se necesita / se precisa jardinero
- we all like to feel wanted — a todos nos gusta sentir que nos necesitan
- you want a number 65 bus — tiene que tomar el 65
- you want the second door on the right — es la segunda puerta a la derecha
- the last thing I want is a cold — maldita la falta que me hace resfriarme ahora
- there's Meg — that's all I wanted! — ahí viene Meg — ¡lo (único / último) que me faltaba!
- you want to see a doctor/to stop smoking — tienes que ver a un médico/dejar de fumar
- you want to be more careful! — ¡a ver si tienes más cuidado!
- you want to see the mess he's made! — ¡tendrías que ver el desastre que ha hecho!
- to want -ing
- the house wants cleaning — hay que limpiar la casa
- tell me what wants doing — dime qué hay que hacer
- the referee wants his eyes testing — el árbitro va a tener que ir al oculista
3formal(lack)carecer de formal
1they will never want again — no volverán a carecer de nada formal
- the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want — el Señor es mi pastor, nada me puede faltar
1(requirement, need)necesidad femininetheir wants are few — necesitan poco
- to be in want of sth — tener necesidad de algo
- It wasn't for lack of want for friends that he had few, but for his place of residence.
- Men, he claimed, are in want of youth, good skin and lustrous hair.
- I was never any good at anything in this department, though not for lack of interest or want of trying.
- The broken roof tiles seen through the grilled door say the area is in want of care.
- The story goes that the handsome prince, in want of a wife, invited all the girls in the land to a ball.
2(lack, absence)falta femininecarencia feminine formalto feel the want of sth/sb — sentir la falta de algo/algn
3(destitution, penury)miseria feminineindigencia feminineto live in want — vivir en la miseria / indigencia
- What Ireland and our Bertie should align itself and us to is not a war on terror but a war on want.
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