In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(gain)(prize/medal/title) ganar(support) conseguir(support) ganarse(fame/recognition) ganarse(affection) ganarse(affection) granjearse(promotion/scholarship) conseguir(promotion/scholarship) obtener formal(victory) conseguir(pay increase) conseguir(pay increase) obtener formalit took me a while to win their confidence — me llevó un tiempo ganarme su confianza
- her first novel won the acclaim of the critics — su primera novela tuvo una excelente acogida por parte de la crítica
- this won her a place on the national team — esto le valió un puesto en el equipo nacional
- their perseverance won them universal admiration — su perseverancia les granjeó / les valió la admiración de todos
- the Conservatives won 287 seats — los conservadores obtuvieron 287 escaños
- vote-winning tactics — maniobras para obtener votos
- the contract has been won by a British firm — una empresa británica ha conseguido el contrato
- to win sth from or off sb
- they've won business from their competitors — le han quitado clientes a la competencia
- she won £50 off me at cards — me ganó 50 libras jugando a las cartas
- to win sth back — recuperar algo
- When she had turned fifteen, she had given up trying to win her father's love and attention.
- The plans have also won the support of the Association of North East Councils.
- She prescribes sponge layer cakes or a tray of muffins to make the cook feel good and win the love and admiration of everyone around.
- The proposals have won the support of North Yorkshire Police and the county's fire and rescue service.
- A collection of poems, Lapidarium, won the National Literary Prize for a debut book.
- These proposals have won wide support from local government, business, and community groups.
- Reproduced are paintings, which won the top prizes in a contest organised by a Malayalam daily.
- To add to the excitement, families can take part in a lucky draw contest with fabulous prizes to be won.
- Yes, it's true, I've won first prize in the Writer Online Minuscule Fiction Contest.
- The new king, he summed up, would have to win the love, confidence and support of the Nepalese people.
- Competing in a contest with seventeen other girls she missed winning the overall prize by the narrowest of margins.
- And the friendly tot is already winning the attention of everyone who knows him.
- But the company is now winning the attention of some of Australia's biggest corporate players.
- For this Olympics, Taiwan spared neither money nor effort to win international recognition.
- This is said to be the first such endeavour in Kerala, in which passengers stand to win prizes.
- The pick of the lot will win a prize of £100 donated by Bedfordshire on Sunday.
- Part of this involves a trivia contest that allows kids to win McDonald's prizes.
- In 1999, he won a prize in the Better Photography contest in the amateur category.
- Last year, he won the second prize at a contest in Spain and the fourth spot at China.
- He has also won several prizes in novel and serial story writing contests held by teen and women's magazines.
- An assessment program that wins the support of American families must recognize effort and achievement.
- And while Smith himself will not win any prizes for eloquence, his achievements speak loud and clear.
- And after a hard sell, the plan is winning the support of the international community.
- There must be something else inside that fearsome figure, to have won such love and devotion.
- Up to £30 could be won in prizes at the contest, which was held to replace Broughton Sports.
- The proposals have won enthusiastic support from the government and the media.
- As a result the two brothers went to Rome in 867 with the intention of winning the support of the Pope.
- The entrant which gets the highest number of text votes will walk away with the trophy, while one of the voters will be picked at random to win a prize.
- Here, Millie's warm personality won the attention of staff and students alike.
- Ben Wyvis, for instance, is unlikely to win any prizes in a contest against some of the more shapely Highland summits.
- However one British expert claimed previous efforts by him to win support for such work had fallen on deaf ears.
- He would probably have won a prize in a Beatles lookalike contest in 1965.
- However, he will bring fresh thinking to the party's efforts to win support.
- Neither of those lofty attributes encompassed the desperate desire to win the support of tabloid newspapers.
- Remember, the youth member who collects the most lids wins the prize.
- There have been reports of Welsh students even going as far as entering wet t-shirt contests to win prize money so they can pay their rent.
- She also experienced reps regularly taking young doctors out for boozy meals in an effort to win their favour.
- The plans won some support from the unions, but there are concerns about cutting the inspection notice period.
- All you have to do to win this incredible prize is collect the coupons and fill in the answers to each evening's questions.
- It won the Booker Prize last year, but received no garlands from Pat.
2(be victorious in)(competition/election/war/race/bet) ganar
- The best of his five hopefuls is surely Lucky Story, who won four races last season.
- They've won the world championships four times, and they are the reigning champs.
- Named player of the championship, he was one of the victorious Army team that won the championship.
- The old football adage that offense wins games and defense wins championships still scores.
- York Groves could climb off the foot of Pennine League division four if they win their clash at Littleborough.
- But they have yet to win successive matches in the Premiership this season.
- He won four races off the reel in the first half of last season and ran well on his reappearance on the Flat at Navan on Wednesday.
- If successful in winning the race to stage the 2012 Olympics, she said the repercussions would be felt far outside London.
- Just over four years ago she won a transatlantic race, routing the competition.
- To the Welsh, success can only mean winning the championship.
- After a very close battle the Athy team won the match and were thrilled with their victory.
- London-based Wanderers' fans are celebrating a double survival success after winning their own battle to beat the drop.
- It was the second time he has won a British championship race having being victorious last year in the Brecon Beacons.
- And the President believes the best way to be successful in winning a war is to let the experts run the war.
- I ended up tying for medallist and helping the team win the tournament by four shots.
- Most of the ties were sadly one-sided, England winning four matches by an average margin of 34 points.
- The Irish team had a very successful outing in winning the tournament.
- After losing the first game, the Warriors responded by taking three straight games, winning the match.
- Rarely do we see accounts of how housewives struggled at home while the men of valor fought the battles and won the wars.
- After winning their first playoff game, the Magic then had an epic battle with Lethbridge.
3(extract)to win sth from sth — sacar / extraer algo de algo
- 100 square miles of green fields won from the desert — 100 millas cuadradas de campos verdes ganadas al desierto
- Since excavations began at Loy Yang in 1982, the large numbers speak for themselves with 398 million m3 of coal (or 446 million tonnes of coal) being won.
1ganarthey're winning 3-1 — van ganando 3 a 1
- to win at sth — ganar a algo
- to win by sth — ganar por algo
- they won by 15 points — ganaron por 15 puntos
- to win big — barrer
1victoria femininetriunfo masculinethe Dolphins have had four/no wins so far — los Dolphins han ganado cuatro veces/no han ganado nunca hasta ahora
- what I need is a win in the lottery — lo que necesito es sacarme la lotería
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