In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
transitive verbwinning, won
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.
intransitive verbwinning, 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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