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)reloj masculinewhat's the time by your watch? — ¿qué hora tienes?
- before noun watch band / strap — correa de reloj
- Today we calibrate our watches with atomic clocks, but back then there was no timepiece more reliable than the rotating Earth itself.
- They stole necklaces from around the necks of women, watches from around their wrists, money and mobile phones from their bags.
- I looked at my watch on my wrist and screamed when I saw the time.
- He used his phone and his watch as an alarm clock, and he slept on an air mattress.
- Me, I still wear my digital watch every day.
- I bought a digital watch for the first time in years because I was so struck with the phenomenon.
- A safe was forced open and a very large quantity of antique gold watches were stolen.
- She pointed to the gold watch on her wrist.
- He pulled his left arm away from her and checked the gleaming silver watch on his wrist.
- He felt around the side table for his watch and strapped it to his arm again before pressing a button on the side.
- Later, though, they curse me for being delayed in clocking out when the watches on their wrists clearly show it is time to go.
- Trent's digital watch beeped moments later, just after the two had finished their breakfasts.
- However, clocks and watches suffered from a lack of precision in both operation and standardization.
- He strapped on his watch, so he'd take note of the time all day, and finally reached for his cell phone.
- I have stopped wearing watches because time is really painful when you don't have your loved ones with you.
- Figuring things could go only one way from there, they immediately stopped their watches.
- He has two watches on his left wrist, one looks expensive and keeps normal time, the other is digital and keeps training time.
- Digital alarm clocks and watches operate weirdly and are often indecipherable.
- Is it coincidence that our generation is infatuated with digital watches and clocks?
- One cannot tell how long it takes him to calm down; the watches and clocks have stopped too.
de pulsera/de bolsillo
2(observation)vigilancia femininewatch on sth
- during his watch on the house — mientras vigilaba la casa
- to be on the watch for sb/sth
- she was on the watch for the postman — estaba esperando a ver si veía al cartero
- police have warned people to be on the watch for burglars — la policía ha advertido a la gente que tenga cuidado con los ladrones
- the mother is constantly on the watch for possible danger — la madre está constantemente alerta por si hay algún peligro
- 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
- you should keep a closer watch on those children — deberías vigilar mejor a esos niños
- 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
- He must know that the police are keeping a close watch on the area.
- So preoccupied were the bears that they paid no attention to us for the whole duration of our 1,5 hour watch.
- Their 24-hour watch and the strict limits imposed on our activities weighed heavily on us.
- My husband and I both keep quite a careful watch over what we will have to live on when we retire.
- He kept a careful watch on her, knowing it was him who taught her everything she knows.
- 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.
- Medical staff are maintaining a close watch on the patient and his family are keeping a constant presence at his bedside.
- 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.
- Umpires must keep a careful watch as to the position of the runners every time an outfielder makes a throw.
- The site is heavily contaminated and a 24-hour watch is required to prevent fly tipping.
- As always he kept a careful watch on David as he poked around the store, Craig had little trust in him.
- I keep a vigilant watch but did not see any crimes being committed or miscreants around the premises.
- 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 Ottoman court in Istanbul was clearly keeping a close watch on developments in the western Atlantic.
- Instruction has been given to keep a close watch on the patient and to take necessary preventive measures if necessary.
- The international community will be keeping a close watch on the results.
- And families will need to keep a close watch on youngsters taking such drugs.
- They kept a vigilant watch at the back but had to be on guard against the counter.
- In this case the cargo must be vented twice daily for thirty minutes each period with a careful watch kept on the delivery temperature.
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
- the still watches of the night — las vigilias
3.2guardiavigíafeminine 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 — estar de guardia
1(expression/person) observar(person/expression) mirar(game/program/movie) mirar(program/movie/game) verto watch television — ver / mirar 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
2(keep under observation)(suspect/sb's movements/house) vigilarwe're being watched — nos están vigilando
- a watched kettle / pot never boils — el que espera desespera
3(look after)(children/luggage) cuidar(children/luggage) vigilar
4(pay attention to)mirar (con atención)watch what you're doing! — ¡mira lo que haces!
- watch the road! — ¡mira la carretera!
- I've got to watch the time — tengo que estar atenta a la hora
- the staff are always watching the clock — los empleados están siempre pendientes del reloj
- investors are watching the situation with interest — los inversores están siguiendo la situación muy de cerca
5(be careful of)(weight/diet) vigilar(diet/weight) 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! — ¡abusado!
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
2(pay attention)prestar atención
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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