In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(timepiece)masculine relojwhat's the time by your watch? — ¿qué hora tienes?
- before noun watch band / (British) strap — correa de reloj
- Is it coincidence that our generation is infatuated with digital watches and clocks?
- He used his phone and his watch as an alarm clock, and he slept on an air mattress.
- Trent's digital watch beeped moments later, just after the two had finished their breakfasts.
- Digital alarm clocks and watches operate weirdly and are often indecipherable.
- I looked at my watch on my wrist and screamed when I saw the time.
- He felt around the side table for his watch and strapped it to his arm again before pressing a button on the side.
- Figuring things could go only one way from there, they immediately stopped their watches.
- He pulled his left arm away from her and checked the gleaming silver watch on his wrist.
- One cannot tell how long it takes him to calm down; the watches and clocks have stopped too.
- However, clocks and watches suffered from a lack of precision in both operation and standardization.
- They stole necklaces from around the necks of women, watches from around their wrists, money and mobile phones from their bags.
- Today we calibrate our watches with atomic clocks, but back then there was no timepiece more reliable than the rotating Earth itself.
- He has two watches on his left wrist, one looks expensive and keeps normal time, the other is digital and keeps training time.
- Me, I still wear my digital watch every day.
- She pointed to the gold watch on her wrist.
- I bought a digital watch for the first time in years because I was so struck with the phenomenon.
- He strapped on his watch, so he'd take note of the time all day, and finally reached for his cell phone.
- A safe was forced open and a very large quantity of antique gold watches were stolen.
- I have stopped wearing watches because time is really painful when you don't have your loved ones with you.
- Later, though, they curse me for being delayed in clocking out when the watches on their wrists clearly show it is time to go.
2(observation)vigilancia femininewatch on sth
- during his watch on the house — mientras vigilaba la casa
- to keep watch — hacer guardia
- to keep watch over sth/sb — vigilar algo/a algn
- I left her to keep watch over the bags — la dejé vigilando las maletas
- to keep a watch on sth/sb — vigilar algo/a algn
- I keep a strict watch on what I eat — vigilo mucho lo que como
- keep a watch (out) for the postman — estáte atenta a ver cuándo llega el cartero
- The Ottoman court in Istanbul was clearly keeping a close watch on developments in the western Atlantic.
- So preoccupied were the bears that they paid no attention to us for the whole duration of our 1,5 hour watch.
- Some medicines can be used during pregnancy if the doctor keeps a careful watch on the mother.
- He still kept a vigilant watch on him throughout the entire evening.
- He must know that the police are keeping a close watch on the area.
- He kept a careful watch on her, knowing it was him who taught her everything she knows.
- Instruction has been given to keep a close watch on the patient and to take necessary preventive measures if necessary.
- I want to raise one or two other things just as examples to assure the House that I have been keeping a close watch on its concerns.
- They kept a vigilant watch at the back but had to be on guard against the counter.
- As always he kept a careful watch on David as he poked around the store, Craig had little trust in him.
- And families will need to keep a close watch on youngsters taking such drugs.
- I keep a vigilant watch but did not see any crimes being committed or miscreants around the premises.
- My husband and I both keep quite a careful watch over what we will have to live on when we retire.
- Umpires must keep a careful watch as to the position of the runners every time an outfielder makes a throw.
- Their 24-hour watch and the strict limits imposed on our activities weighed heavily on us.
- Medical staff are maintaining a close watch on the patient and his family are keeping a constant presence at his bedside.
- The site is heavily contaminated and a 24-hour watch is required to prevent fly tipping.
- In this case the cargo must be vented twice daily for thirty minutes each period with a careful watch kept on the delivery temperature.
- This is one of two or three seats we hope to keep a careful watch on, when we hit the ground running next week!
- The international community will be keeping a close watch on the results.
3.1(period of time)guardia feminineI took the first watch — yo hice la primera guardia
- it happened on Mr Bloom's watch — ocurrió mientras Mr Bloom estaba a cargo
3.2feminine guardiamasculine vigíafeminine guardiathe officer of the watch — el oficial de guardia
- I believe the steward is about to call the starboard watch to lunch, sir.
3.3(duty)to be on watch — hacer guardia
1(expression/person) observar(expression/person) mirar(movie/game/program) mirar(program/game/movie) verto watch television — ver / mirar (la) televisión
- now, watch this carefully — ahora, miren / observen con atención
- now watch how an expert does it — ahora mira cómo lo hace un experto
- to watch sb/sth + inf
- I watched his eyes fill with tears — vi como se le llenaban los ojos de lágrimas
- we watched the children open their presents — miramos como los niños abrían sus regalos
- we watched the sun go down — miramos la puesta de sol
- Ian and Craig just watched in horror, unable to comprehend what was going on.
- Lying on the couch watching television, Denise's cordless phone began to ring.
- The crowd then watched in amazement as he freed himself in six and a half minutes.
- They were sitting side by side on her couch watching reruns of an old show.
- He dodged, and then watched in amazement as it bounced off a tree but did not shatter.
- She was intently watching the television with a broad grin spread across her lively face.
- Serena and I both pulled back, startled, and then watched in awe as they both started laughing.
- We all watched helplessly as the beast flew above us.
- As they watched in silence, a pillow suddenly hit Chasity in the face.
- Flowers and wooden curios were thrown onto bonfires as their owners watched in disbelief.
- My dad and I used to watch the sunrise everyday.
- The match was watched by a crowd of 5,090 and an Oldham player was sent off in the second half.
- Greg moved back, watching intently to see what could happen.
- I watch with thinly veiled amusement as he insistently taps her on the shoulder.
- The red haired boy was watching in amused silence, and I poked him.
- He watched in fascination as Nero, broken and bandaged, did the same.
- As soon as they reached a safe place to stand, everyone stopped and watched her.
- For a brief moment all the fighting stopped as everyone watched one of the infantry barracks go up in a great ball of fire.
- In that 13-second time span, people just watched to see which one will become victorious.
- People just watched all the things I was taking out of my basket.
2.1(keep under observation)(house/sb's movements/suspect) vigilarwe're being watched — nos están vigilando
- a watched kettle / pot never boils — el que espera desespera
- I know they were there for my own protection, but I was sick of being watched over.
- I watched over her during the long hours of silence in the day, as she lay in bed, moving only when the pain made her seek a fresh position to attempt to relieve it.
- They were watched over by several hundred police officers, but no incidents were reported.
- Lydia has taken over the bed and is watched over by Eleanor and Libbie.
- All the inmates had to be protected and watched over, and any problems that arose would have to be sorted out at once.
- A third robber, carrying a firearm, watched over him while the others continued the raid.
- The box, which appeared to be designed for air freight, was also watched over by a uniformed guard.
- The staff did their job down to the final detail, as their supervisor watched over them like a warden on an inmate.
- In her youth, Elizabeth had been watched over by her tyrannical father.
- But this was a public Internet bar that is possibly watched over by Internet security officers.
- Infants are watched over constantly by their parents, who often take them to the tasks in which they are engaged.
- She felt she knew him, knew him intimately, that he personally protected her and watched over her.
- You will probably be assisted on your trip around Libya by a guide and/or a driver and possibly watched over by a man from security.
- The large swimming pool on the podium roof is watched over by attendants who anticipate your every whim.
- Richard, the owner, is on patrol duty and he watches the women protectively.
- Bicycles are parked in special areas which are watched over by attendants, so your bike doesn't get nicked.
2.2(look after)(luggage/children) cuidar(children/luggage) vigilar
2.3(pay attention to)mirar (con atención)watch what you're doing! — ¡mira lo que haces!
- watch the road! — ¡mira la carretera!
- investors are watching the situation with interest — los inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cerca
- The South African government is watching developments in Zimbabwe closely.
- The developments in Germany are closely watched by experts in the Netherlands.
- A spokesman said it was watching developments with interest.
- So news of his consultations with the Chinese leadership was closely watched.
- Members of the anti-war movement should be watching these developments closely.
- Of course, no one watching the process closely ever expected anything different.
- Big food firms are watching developments with keen interest.
- And I'm watching very closely to see if that's a real worry.
- Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is watching events with particular interest.
- Quebec First Nation leaders were watching the court decision closely, as were leaders across the country.
- We will be watching them very closely as we value our green open land and believe this could be phase two of the development.
- We'll be watching that report and watching that decision as closely as we can, reading through it.
- So they will be watching very closely what the United States and other parties do.
- It's going to be interesting to watch her development this summer in Golden.
- No doubt other schools will be watching the results with interest.
- People all over the world are closely watching what is happening.
- No Broadway or Hollywood actor, singer, or dancer worth watching escaped his pen.
- Party leaders should realize that people are closely watching the politicians.
- Personally, I'm not terribly shocked by any of this yet, but I'll be watching the fall-out with interest.
- As such, the inflationary situation needs to be watched closely and there could be no room for complacency on this count.
3(be careful of)(diet/weight) vigilar(weight/diet) tener cuidado conwe'll have to watch what we spend — tendremos que mirar (mucho) lo que gastamos
- watch what you say — ten cuidado con lo que dices
- you've got to watch her — tienes que andarte con cuidado con ella
- watch yourself on that ladder! — ¡cuidado, no te vayas a caer de la escalera!
- watch your head! — ¡cuidado con la cabeza!
- watch how you go! — ¡ve con cuidado!
- watch they give you the right change — fíjate que te den bien el cambio
- watch it! — ¡ojo!
- They have to watch out and be really careful.
- But he warned pranksters to watch out as the fire service was taking action to cut figures by a further five per cent each year.
- This means you must really watch your diet and you must also train weights so that you look lean and cut as much as possible.
- In the end, I didn't want to spend the rest of my life watching my diet, taking supplements, having tests.
- She kept her body slim and healthy with regular exercise and watching the amount of food she ate.
- I should watch out though, after a few days of nerves I'm suddenly filled with a good feeling.
- Those doing sedentary jobs watch out - you are eating more calories than you expend during the day.
- When I first moved out here I lost a bunch of weight by biking to work and watching my diet.
- Fans of the cards are being warned to watch out after two York youngsters bought cards on a trip to the seaside which turned out to be fakes.
- The athletes were instructed to watch their diet and abstain from the debilitations of sex.
- Despite good health, you need to take frequent breaks at work and watch your diet and fitness routines.
- During one such meeting, the residents are warned that their house servants may be spies and to watch out.
- I have been drinking it ever since, in addition to watching my diet and cutting out shellfish.
- There aren't many people who have extra weight that workout/exercise regularly and watch their intake.
- We see him speaking with Budd, trying to convince him to watch out.
- Your mom is skinny like you and you always complain how she watches her diet so she doesn't gain weight.
- The journey would take me many days, perhaps weeks, and I would have to be careful to watch my timing.
- Be sure to watch your diet, the following nutrition tips might help reduce the problems.
- You need to watch the diet and, he says wryly, this is one publican that only rarely gets a chance to have a few pints.
- If you start watching your diet along with exercising, you're sure to see changes in your figure.
- Health and physical energy is good but you need to take frequent breaks and watch your diet and fitness routines.
- Although I watched my diet and ate healthfully, I never deprived myself of any foods.
- Retailers in Kingston selling fireworks to underage youths in the run up to Guy Fawkes night had better watch out.
- So to all other bloggers out there: next time you're in a service station, watch out!
- They have begun to watch their diet by restricting the amount of fat they eat.
- Nancy at times, when he got a little hefty would watch his diet.
- We'd suggest Lisa checks her locks and tells her friends to watch out.
- She also provides advice for patients with medical conditions who have to watch their diet.
- She says she also watched her diet and took milk thistle, and that she continues those practices today.
- He stays away from heavy weights - typically, 35 pounds per arm is his max - watches his diet and is in the gym nearly every day.
- Which are two things we usually tend to do both of, so we'll have to watch out.
1.1(look on)mirarwe watched carefully as she did it — miramos con atención mientras lo hacía
- the whole country watched as the events unfolded — la nación entera siguió el desarrollo de los acontecimientos
1.2(pay attention)prestar atención
1.3to watch for(wait for)esperarto watch for sth/sb — esperar algo/a algn
- to watch for sb/sth to + inf — esperar a que algn/algo + subj
- he was watching for the lights to change — estaba esperando a que cambiara el semáforo
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