In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal, archaic(marry)(woman/man) casarse consinger weds childhood sweetheart — cantante se casa con su amor de la infancia
- with this ring I thee wed — recibe este anillo / esta alianza como símbolo de nuestra unión
- she was wedded to a rich farmer — estaba casada con un rico granjero
- Meanwhile, the new English King Aella plans to wed Princess Morgana of Wales in the hope of strengthening English defenses against the Vikings.
- I am a pragmatic person, although I do have a romantic streak, and there are practical advantages to being wed.
- In Sweden, for instance, 70 percent of cohabiters wed after their first child is born.
- Despite their sleeping arrangements, they somehow managed to be the biological, legally wed, faithfully heterosexual parents of David and Ricky.
- They wed in March 2003 after a two-year engagement.
- She arrived from Ulster to wed King Magnus less than a year ago and was still struggling to impress him with her charm and ability.
- They wed in a small ceremony on the Caribbean island of St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
- Those with masters or professional degrees wed on average at age 30.
- He could tell that Shannon was taken aback by the news of King Nick refusing to wed anyone else, but throughout the meal she was concocting another plan, one that he will never forget.
- The Norwegian Finance Minister who wed his gay partner, became the first married homosexual to head a government - even though it was just in an acting capacity.
- When a Swazi princess weds a Zulu king, she wears red touraco wing feathers around her forehead and a cape of windowbird feathers and ox tails.
- But since gays can't yet legally wed in the United States, how is ‘single’ defined?
- Two years ago that separate status was removed to allow homosexuals to lawfully wed.
- Twice wed, he fathered five children with each wife.
- Christians often wed in Orthodox churches, and a variety of wedding types exist.
- Of course there are still sugar daddies and gold diggers still practising the old ways, but nowhere near as many as when the married tax allowance was the main reason to wed.
- Parents who are not married may wed to give legal security to their children in case of sudden or accidental death.
- Hortensio desperately wants to marry Bianca; however, Baptista will not allow his younger daughter to marry any man before his older Katherine has first wed.
- There are still 465,000 New York men and 612,000 New York women between the ages of 35 and 54 who are not legally wed.
- Shane's older brother Liam got wed earlier this year.
- They became engaged at the end of the fifth series and wed in the pouring rain during what was meant to be the last ever episode, an hour-length edition screened on Easter Saturday 1995.
- When women wed, they forfeited the property rights that they enjoyed as single women.
- The couple seemed destined for married bliss when they wed 32 years ago but then Janet's mother, Marjorie, moved in.
- Usually, girls were betrothed by fourteen and wed at seventeen.
- At dinner, Mrs. Jennings says she knows where the two went - to Allenham, to visit the house she imagines will be Marianne's, once the two wed.
- When they wed, I was the first to congratulate them.
- As a reward she is allowed to choose her husband and names Bertram, who unwillingly obeys the king's order to wed her.
2wedded past participle(bliss) conyugalwedded life — la vida conyugal / de casado
- lawful wedded husband — legítimo esposo
- lawful wedded wife — legítima esposa
- Many of these ancient practices were not just for the sake of it, but were meant to be subtle reminders of the need for mutual give and take, besides sacrifices and adjustments, to ensure wedded bliss.
- People seem to reach a certain age and start rushing into wedded bliss with whoever comes along.
- Also belated anniversary wishes to William and Paula from all their families; they celebrated 12 years of wedded bliss on 26th November.
- John's many friends in Charlestown wish him and his bride Kelly every good wish for the future and many happy years of wedded bliss and look forward to catching up with them on his next visit home to the Charlestown area.
- But she is disappointed by what she finds - most of her students view their time there as a stepping stone to wedded bliss.
- Congratulations to them on 35 years of wedded bliss.
- When it comes to wedded bliss, walking down the aisle is the easy part.
- We wish Niamh and Jim many years of wedded bliss.
- There is no need to describe in intricate detail the debilitating obstacle course Indonesian women and their foreign husbands must negotiate in pursuit of wedded bliss.
- I love her, but I just don't think I'm cut out for a life of wedded bliss.
- You're crazy about each other and you celebrate your newly founded state of wedded bliss by jumping into bed together every chance you get.
- The reception was held in The Castlecourt Hotel, Westport, and we wish Dermot and Kathy every good wish for the future, health and happiness and many years of wedded bliss.
- She accepts and they're off for wedded bliss until Jo and Gilly find out that they're really brother and sister!
- On the celebration of their 50th, Peggy's brother, Fr. Seamus McEvoy, celebrated the Nuptial Mass and wished them both many more years of wedded bliss.
- Now, 50 years on and with a century of wedded bliss between them, they will celebrate their nuptials on Boxing Day with brunch with friends and family at the Belfry Hotel after a champagne reception hosted by their children.
- This novel is filled with enough drama and humor to keep readers up all night to find out what happens next in Montana's determined quest for wedded bliss.
- We wish the happy couples many more years of wedded bliss, and congratulate them on their golden wedding anniversary.
- The couple, aged 77 and 81 respectively, are founder members of the club, and think mutual interests and plenty of activity are key to wedded bliss.
- May they live in wedded bliss and harmony forever!
- For instance, if marriage is the cornerstone of civilization, then why not allow gays and lesbians access to wedded bliss?
- But these two theories are incompatible with each other in their present forms; at least one of them, and almost certainly both, must undergo substantial revision if they are to be wedded together.
- And these two roles can be wed to one another, as well.
- That he has prospered this season is perhaps testament to new manager Jim Duffy's ability to wed the adventurous elements of the Italian's passing approach with a more studied gameplan.
- Maybe his convincing films, which wed the physically linear quality of drawing to the temporally linear quality of moving images, have altered my vision.
- Its evangelical work and social reform work were wedded together.
- There is very little conventional ‘melody’ in the opera, but the words and music are so wedded together that a remembered phrase can recall the way it was shaped.
- It's as if the notions of ‘food’ and ‘pyramid’ were forever wedded, regardless of the arrangement of details.
4formal(attach, commit)to be wedded (to sth)
- he's very wedded to the idea — está muy entusiasmado con la idea
- the government is firmly wedded to a policy of privatization — el gobierno está empeñado en una política de privatización
- This is politically difficult in a country that emits 25% of the world's carbon dioxide and is wedded to cheap petrol and big cars.
- As long as our economic cycle is wedded to that of the US, EMU will mean that our interest rates will be low when they should be high and high when they should be low.
- We know, of course, that historically the Kabbalists were wedded to traditional Jewish practice, even as they added to it by way of innovation.
- His shrewd assessment of political reality was wedded to a belief in the necessity of moral idealism in human affairs.
- But from its inception, the Labor party was wedded to the capitalist profit system.
- Like many others of her background, Nightingale was wedded to her work.
- All these people have much to offer us, but they will never be able to put their ideas into action while they are stuck in a party that is wedded to the increasingly outdated notion of independence.
- The Labour Party is wedded to capitalism and the competition for profit that makes the system tick.
- A lot of people recognise his intellectual ability, his leadership and the fact that he is wedded to the values of the party.
- Economists at the time were wedded to using their tools exclusively for analyzing the consequences of government policies that were selected by the political process.
- She told her children that our country was the place to go in that it was wedded to the idea of due process which, I believe, first found expression in Magna Carta.
- He is also leader of the Romanian Socialist Workers' Party, which is wedded to nationalist policies accused of breeding dissent between the region's ethnic groups.
- Since the 1970s, environmentalists have been wedded to the notion that nuclear power is the epitome of evil.
- On the other hand the bureaucrats were wedded to social partnership and wanted to avoid conflict with the authorities at all costs.
- Eccentricities, habits, and beliefs: Hardy was a bachelor all his life and was wedded to mathematics.
- I played a photographer - one who was wedded to the bottle.
- But this didn't matter so long as you had a conservative elite which was wedded to the principles of liberty.
- Oddly, this is an issue neither side is wedded to.
- He was wedded to a sense of service which found expression in numerous ways, but especially in his membership of local councils.
- They appear to be wedded to feudal customs and practices.
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