In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(no matter who)she's not coming in here, whoever she is — aquí no entra, quien quiera que sea / sea quien sea
- whoever you ask — a quienquiera que se lo preguntes
- But it's up to the players who are called upon to step into their shoes - whoever they are.
- Some people will always be slow whoever else is in the pool.
- Yet the sitter, whoever he might be, regards us with an air of quiet confidence.
- One of the most important things for America is to know who actually won, whoever that may be.
- But whoever loses, regardless of whether it is by six goals or one, it will be devastating.
- Fortunately, the strength of the squad is such that, whoever takes the field, the side will not be seriously weakened.
- And Lou is certainly not going to be the first to jump to the defence of the arsonists, whoever they may be.
- Try to have a good day today, wherever you are, whatever you do, whoever is near, if no one is near.
2(the one, ones who)whoever did this must be insane — quienquiera que / quien haya hecho esto debe (de) estar loco
- I'll invite whoever I like — voy a invitar a quien (se) me dé la gana
- Analysts believe that whoever wins the election this year will be seen as a legitimate leader.
- Therefore, whoever offers the best level of service will win the most business.
- There is also a very attractive doll on offer to whoever can guess her name.
- Life for me is going to be pretty good whoever wins the election.
- We're going to look at some of the tough challenges ahead for whoever wins the White House.
- All of this means that whoever wins Tuesday's election might wish he hadn't.
- The IFS concludes that taxes would have gone up whoever won the last election, because it was the only way to balance the books.
- Both teams tend to have the attitude that whoever wins this one wins the tournament, even if last year they discovered otherwise.
- The high turnout was welcomed by both camps as a sign that whoever wins the battle will have a clear mandate to lead the party.
- There'll be no doubt this year that whoever wins it will deserve to be All-Ireland champions.
- We started out in South Africa back in April and whoever wins the title will deserve it.
- The best athlete doesn't always win, but then whoever said sport was fair?
- For us, whoever wins the debate gets to have their cake and eat it too.
- A prize is on offer to whoever comes up with the winning name for Mrs Mason's new shop.
- Certainly whoever wins this year's senior football title will have earned it.
- Both Mr Dowd and Mr Sosnik forecast that whoever wins two of the three big battlegrounds will probably be the next president.
- The showcase award is rated as one of the music industry's most important, and can provide a platform for whoever wins it.
- We are playing for second place in the Pool in the World Cup next year so whoever wins on Saturday has the advantage.
- The next nine deals are started by whoever won the previous deal, and this player can begin with any legal card or combination.
- Farmers had to sell to whoever would offer a price for their goods.
3(in questions)quiénwhoever told you that? — ¿quién te dijo eso?
- In any case, why raise the question, for whoever in his right mind ever suggested that everything is false?
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