In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(desire)deseo masculineto make a wish — pedir un deseo
- her fairy godmother granted her wish — su hada madrina le concedió el deseo
- her wish came true — se le cumplió el deseo
- he expressed a wish to be alone — expresó su voluntad / deseo de estar solo
- his last / dying wish — su última voluntad
- to go along with sb's wishes — hacer la voluntad de algn
- to go against sb's wishes — ir en contra de la voluntad de algn
- they got married against my wishes — se casaron en contra de mi voluntad
- your wish is my command — tus deseos son órdenes
- wish to + inf
- I've no wish to upset you, but ... — no quisiera disgustarte, pero ...
- I've no great wish to see the play — no tengo muchas ganas de ver la obra
- if wishes were horses(, then beggars would ride) — si con desear bastara ...
- I guessed that my life was such a disaster that I didn't have the mind to have a dream, a wish of my own.
- She told me she was comfortable talking to him, and he supported her wish to continue getting her education.
- They knew his fears and best hopes, his wishes and his dying dreams.
- Maybe because he had long since given up hope that such a wish was anything but a childish dream.
- There is agreement in the wish to overcome the current situation as anomalous.
- You however did, and as I'm twenty I no longer have to follow your every wish and whim.
- We all shared a wish, a hope, and a dream to bring back justice, freedom and most of all fun.
- The idea of the lake stretching across the whole world was only a desire, a wish shared by everyone in Belryno.
- But it must be more than a hope or a wish, more than knowing that it is good for you.
- We are a mixed bag of people, with different ideals, hopes, wishes and dreams.
- We care enough about Jackie that we simultaneously hope that his wish to go to war will be granted, and that it never will.
- Happy birthday and I hope your wish for a huge boost to global development comes true.
- We expect and hope that Australia and Indonesia have the same wish.
- And his only wish now is to continue telling stories till the last breath.
- This can have the effect of leaving letters unread, the opposite of the desired wish of the writer.
- We both expressed our wish to continue these talks and to find sensible solutions.
- However his greatest wish was to continue his pastoral work in Ghana.
- When you don't have a strong sense of self, you become a reflection of other people's hopes, wishes, expectations and opinions about you.
- The men continue to work for themselves, which is a feature of gypsy life, as is their wish to continue to live in caravans.
- Of course that occurs, but people sell their land because, as the treaty assumed, it may be their wish and desire to do so.
2wishes pl(greetings)she sends her best wishes — manda muchos recuerdos / saludos
- with our best wishes for a speedy recovery — deseándole una pronta mejoría
- give your mother my best wishes — cariños a tu madre
- with my sincere good wishes for the future — con mis mejores deseos para el futuro
- best wishes, Jack — saludos / un abrazo de Jack
1(desire fervently)desearto wish sth on sb — desearle algo a algn
- to wish ( that )
- I wouldn't wish that on anybody — no se lo deseo a nadie
- I wouldn't wish it on / upon my worst enemy — no se lo desearía ni a mi peor enemigo
- I wish I hadn't come — ¡ojalá no hubiera venido!
- I wish I were rich/a bit taller — ¡ojalá fuera rico/un poco más alto!
- she wished she hadn't told him — lamentó habérselo dicho
- I wish you wouldn't say things like that — me disgusta mucho que digas esas cosas
- I wish he would go away — ¿por qué no se irá?
- I do wish you'd told me before! — ¡me lo podrías haber dicho antes!
- I wish you didn't have to go — es una lástima que tengas que irte
- John wishes you'd go and visit him — John quisiera que fueras a verlo
2formal(want)desear formalquererthey wish to be alone — quieren estar solos
- I wish to be informed as soon as possible — deseo que se me informe tan pronto como sea posible
- should you wish to do so ... — si así lo deseara ...
- to wish sb/sth to + inf — desear que algn/algo + subj
- he wishes us to leave — desea que nos vayamos
3(want for sb)desearwe wish you every happiness — te deseamos lo mejor
- wish me luck! — ¡deséame suerte!
- he called to wish me (a) happy birthday/(a) merry Christmas — me llamó para desearme feliz cumpleaños/feliz Navidad
- I wish you well — espero que te vaya bien
- to wish sb good night — darle las buenas noches a algn
- I don't think he wishes you any harm / ill — no creo que quiera que te pase nada malo
1(make magic wish)pedir un deseo
2(want, desire)as you wish, sir — como usted mande / diga, señor
- if you wish — como quieras
- simply wishing won't make it go away — con 'ojalá' no se arregla nada
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