In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(awe, curiosity)asombro masculinea child's sense of wonder — la capacidad de asombro de un niño
- we gazed in wonder at the scene — contemplamos la escena maravillados
- his success is an endless source of wonder to me — su éxito es todo un misterio para mí / no deja de maravillarme
- For most of us this remarkable series of volumes will be a constant source of wonder, amazement, and re-thinking.
- We were exploring the glories and wonders of this fantastic country, which is booming under this Government.
- Yet, within the civic grandeur of an important ‘community’ space, patrons are able to explore the wonders of a library.
- She remembered his other expressions, wonder, joy, amazement; all positive feelings.
- These people who, while believing in a god and goddess, follow the ancient pagan religions that revere the wonders and beauty of nature and its changing seasons.
- She listened in amazement and wonder, and when he ended, she immediately got up.
- Another perfect way to explore the subtle wonders of the wild is on interpretative bush walks, a favourite with bird watchers and plant enthusiasts.
- The work of the poet, who perceives and attempts to define the wonders, complexities and beauty of nature, is hidden and obscured for many.
- So, whilst my friends get dragged off to work every Saturday morning, I'm free to lie in and then explore the wonders of Kiwibox.
- I genuinely think the world is an amazing place, and I imagine I could spend upwards of five lifetimes exploring its wonders.
- A place of timeless beauty, it beckons to anyone eager to explore remote natural wonders.
- They present a perfect blend of pathos, wonder, derision, fear, disgust and fury.
- They explore the wonders of nature from songbirds to horned deer.
- Spot familiar faces, places and scenarios in their lyrics as they explore the wonders of the pubs and the pints of the glorious North.
- We are staring at them in wonder, not admiration, but they don't seem to know the difference.
- Do you have excellent drumming and acting skills and the ability to communicate joy, wonder and depth?
- Explore the wonders of coral reefs, mangrove communities, and seagrass beds while identifying the marine organisms that live there.
- There is so much suffering in the world that we can only sit back in amazement and wonder how this could occur in a just world.
- She looked beautiful with an expression that spoke of happiness, anxiety and wonder all at once.
- I entered in on that commitment full of joy and wonder and love and hope.
- It had been almost 10 years since I last put on a pair of goggles and a snorkel to see the wonders of Queensland's coral reef.
- But every once in a while, the images become a source of awe and wonder, thought and anticipation.
- It's a constant source of wonder and amazement to me that people do.
- ‘It's not at all incongruous to be exploring the wonders of the cosmos as part of an official Vatican scientific thing,’ he said.
- His eyes were pleading with her, sympathy and pity and wonder all at the same time.
- She agrees to do so only if Ben will join her in exploring the wonders under the sea.
- The runway at Taos is ground-zero for exploring the ancient wonders of northern New Mexico
- An interactive exhibition which will captive inquiring minds with hands of fun and equipment to test and explore the wonders of science.
- We are now told, with equal wonder and admiration, that natural selection is the agent of exquisite design.
- It evoked feelings of nostalgia, embarrassment and wonder at how I was thinking then.
- Divers can explore the underwater wonders of Eastern Indonesia on seven to eight days cruises to the islands of Komodo, Alor, Flores, Sumbawa and Lombok.
- The Grand Canyon is also a place to find and explore the wonders of God's creation.
- And new galleries exploring the wonders of astronomy and the study of time and an improved astronomy education centre will be opened in the South Building along with a shop and cafe.
- One day, when the sun shone hot and strong, I stood before this giant in silent wonder and admiration.
- I've observed their joy and wonder, and I've seen their fear and sadness in the face of events they cannot control.
- But that fear was drowned out by the overwhelming emotions that filled her: awe and wonder, expectation and joy.
- The looks that I was receiving from my teammates were not ones of admiration or wonder, but of worry.
- The island is fast-becoming a destination for hikers and many of the wonders can be explored at leisure during a walk in countryside.
- One point of connection between science and the love that faith reveals is wonder.
- Walking out of Hannibal, I was struck with a sense of wonder and amazement.
2(marvel, miracle)maravilla femininethe eighth wonder of the world — la octava maravilla
- it's a wonder (that) he didn't break his neck — es asombroso / es un milagro que no se matara
- you're not eating properly; no wonder you feel tired! — no estás comiendo bien; no me extraña que estés cansado / ¡con razón estás cansado!
- with so much unemployment it's little / small wonder that crime is on the increase — con tanto desempleo no es de extrañar que siga aumentando la delincuencia
- is it any wonder he has no friends? — ¿te sorprende que no tenga amigos?
- Cooper should know better, but the gutless wonder is having his puppet strings pulled by the cabinet.
- In an age of five-minute wonders some trainers of the traditional martial arts are sceptical whether Krav Maga has the stamina to go the distance.
- They are pathetic, gutless wonders who have the ability to analyse but are always cowardly when it comes to downgrading a company that deserves it.
- It is an age of miracles and wonders, of sightings of Mary and warnings, of prophecy, graces and gifts.
- Legends abound around the creation of these spectacular churches that are considered to be the eighth wonder of the world.
- This is a magical world brimming with wonders, diverse and remarkable.
- But discovering the wonder of a sprouting seed, or watching how a worm moves underground can still compete with Gameboys and win.
- Now I feed my dog on chicken thighs at 40p a pound; a bargain made possible by the wonder of industrialised farming.
- Ready or not, the Millennium Year is on us, barraging us with a dizzying array of high-flying hype about the wonders of the New Age.
- She is truly one of the musical wonders of the age.
- That's why they will someday be seen as heroes, long after the gutless wonders with breathy voices are forgotten.
- These gutless wonders did not come close to meeting those basic requirements.
- Anyway, what I am trying to say is they are a bunch of toothless wonders, incapable of creation and development, but proven at destruction - sectarian indeed.
- It has been less than a week since the gutless wonder conceded the election way too soon.
- As well as ancient sights that rank among the wonders of the world, China now has space-age hotels and superb shopping.
- Cultural differences enhance the wonder of camp for children, youth, and adults.
- Our plane flew up one valley, and in a few short minutes we came within sight of one of South America's natural wonders - Kaiteur Falls.
- It's no wonder that across the country they increasingly regard their elected representatives as gutless wonders.
- The best solution was to put him back stage - oh the wonders of the electronic age!
- Here's where old ideas, like the wonder of a common currency, have struggled to cope with a multiplicity of new and very different economies.
1(ponder, speculate)why do you ask? — oh, I was just wondering — ¿por qué preguntas? — por nada / por saber
- who can that be, I wonder? — ¿quién será?
- I wonder if $50 will be enough — me pregunto si con 50 dólares va a alcanzar
- he said it was an accident — I wonder — dijo que fue un accidente — tengo mis dudas
- at first it seemed a good idea, but now I'm beginning to wonder — al principio me pareció una buena idea pero ya no estoy tan seguro / pero ahora tengo mis dudas
- the sight of them sitting together set me wondering — verlos sentados juntos me hizo pensar
- to wonder about sb/-ing
- we're wondering about going to Spain this summer — estamos pensando si ir a España este verano
- I was wondering about Guy as a possible candidate — estaba pensando que quizás Guy pudiera ser un candidato
- I wonder about you sometimes — a veces de veras me preocupas
2(marvel, be surprised)maravillarseto wonder at sth
- I wonder at your patience — me maravilla / me asombra la paciencia que tienes
- they don't trust him, but that's hardly to be wondered at — no le tienen confianza, pero eso no es de extrañar
- He'd expected no thanks for his intervention - maybe perhaps more of a verbal assault - but instead she'd given him an amazed, sweet, wondering look, the look of a woman who had finally seen him as a man.
- I nodded, surprised, and wondering why I'd confide in a teacher, then grabbled my backpack and left the classroom.
- Surprised, I wondered why something wasn't burning.
- The girl halted in surprise and wondered as the white-haired new comer approached her timidly.
- Now I'm wondering if Sergei was surprised to see it, in ‘real life’ etc.
- But, because of my past, I think it took a lot of people by surprise. They wondered what was happening to me.
- Taro looked at her in surprise, clearly wondering why she was telling him this.
- She wondered at the invisibility that her clothing offered her.
- I was surprised, wondering if there was anything wrong with me.
- Andy looked at Tarah in surprise, wondering how she had made the connection.
- Talking to them, we wondered at the freedom they had enjoyed from an early age.
- He followed her brisk stride, through the hallways and into her office, all the while wondering at the marvel that was Katherine Wood.
- I was shocked, surprised, and still wondering how he had found me - he had just stepped out of the shadows, saving the day.
- I opened my mouth in surprise, wondering why she changed topics so quickly.
1(ask oneself)preguntarseI wonder whose book this is — ¿(me pregunto) de quién será / podrá ser este libro?
- I wonder what he looks like — me pregunto cómo será
- I wonder why he does it — ¿por qué lo hará?
- I wonder why I bother — no sé por qué me molesto
- I wonder if / whether he'll be there — me pregunto si estará
- I wonder whether I should take an umbrella — no sé si llevar un paraguas o no
- we were wondering if you'd like to come around to dinner — estábamos pensando si te gustaría venir a casa a cenar
- she wondered what to write — no sabía qué escribir
- He shrugs in the way a pop star might wonder at the fuss being made over playing to full houses every night.
- I bit my bottom lip and start to wonder at what exact point I started to fall for him?
- For starters, there is all this football on TV but much of it is not free and I wonder at times where people get all the money from to afford it.
- Older Catholics who had these prayers drilled into their heads as children may wonder at the point of such a book.
- They are always going to be with us so we ought not to wonder at some of the anomalous antics of the few.
- But I wonder at what point does this pass the line from art to trick?
- We shouldn't wonder at the sight of women holding the shotgun and firing.
- I wonder at what point does knowledge in my brain become encoded within my muscles.
- In fact, we wonder at this point about the use of a business model of production and consumption.
- With those statistics, it's only natural to wonder at what point Orpheus is no longer really Orpheus.
- Children wonder at the crossings as the light-blinking boom-gates close for the pistons.
- As I look back on the last five years, I wonder at what would have happened had we chosen different paths.
- Yes, I wonder at how the work gets accomplished because of all the hoops and loops that one needs to pass through.
- Those of us who live in the provinces wonder at the obsessive efforts of some Tory politicians to ingratiate themselves with that lobby.
- Anyone who spotted the black van would wonder at why it seemed to be vibrating as it chugged down the road.
- Although in this day of split families and single parent up bringing, I wonder at times if it is now considered less so.
- Furthermore, one might wonder at the odd ratios of athletic facilities at our school.
- I remember each time there was an election in Iran I would see and wonder at all the big posters of the candidates in the street in Tehran.
- But when you drive it, you wonder at first what all the fuss is about.
- He would wonder at the human body's capacity to do all that and more!
2(be amazed)I wonder (that) she didn't fire you on the spot — me sorprende que no te haya echado inmediatamente
- I don't wonder you were upset! — ¡como para no estar disgustado!
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