In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(term, expression)palabra femininevocablo masculine formalvoz feminine formalI can't find (the) words to express how I feel — no tengo / encuentro palabras para expresar lo que siento
- 'greenhouse' is written as one word — 'greenhouse' se escribe todo junto
- 60 words per minute — 60 palabras por minuto
- try to say it in your own words — trata de expresarlo con tus propias palabras
- it's a long / big word — es una palabra difícil
- bad / naughty / rude word — palabrota
- what's the German word for 'dog'? — ¿cómo se dice 'perro' en alemán?
- what's another word for 'holiday'? — dame un sinónimo de 'holiday'
- what's the word for that style? — ¿cómo se llama ese estilo?
- it's a miracle: there's no other word for it! — no se lo puede calificar más que de milagroso
- there's a word for what you're doing: stealing! — lo que estás haciendo es / se llama robar
- he was … what's the word? … excommunicated — lo … ¿cómo se dice? … lo excomulgaron
- she was lucky — lucky isn't the word! — tuvo suerte — ¡suerte es poco decir!
- for want of a better word — a falta de una palabra más apropiada
- in the words of one striker … — como dijo uno de los huelguistas …
- to have a way with words — tener mucha labia / facilidad de palabra
- He has handled this general problem very poorly in both word and deed.
- We can sum him up in a single sentence, a single word will probably do.
- He attempted to say a few things, but none of the noises actually turned into words let alone sentences.
- He loved women, especially brilliant women, and promoted them in word and deed.
- If foul language could be banned in schools then perhaps we could hear people talking English without hearing the F word in every sentence.
- Then, he picked out a piece of paper and unfolded the paper that had the word, Dianna written on it.
- The crucial distinction between the fifties and sixties lay in word, not in deed.
- The cooler comes in a red/black box with the words Dual Fan Series printed on the front side.
- Why is everyone falling in love with Bridget when she's let her looks go to pot and appears in word, deed and fashion air-brained?
- However, the emphasis here should be on the word meaningful.
- If they were able to recall the target word, they had to write the word in the appropriate numbered space.
- Here is an example where kind, brave actions speak louder then violent words.
- You'll have to excuse my rather bland choice of words in the initial sentence.
- He hadn't seen this side of Ron yet, this, for lack of a better word, bitchy side and he was strangely unsurprised by it.
- The door was unmarked and completely blank except for a single word written in a dark red script: Wayward.
- What made it funny were the words written on the side of the van.
- But, one is never really sure how a single word or sentence out of a whole post can affect the way in which a reader is going to comment.
- Actions, he knows, speak louder than words as he passes on the benefit of his defensive experience to those who seek to emulate.
- Some of the contributors here took issue with the meaning of the word print itself.
- They will not be satisfied until we agree with them and prove that we agree with them in thought, word and deed.
- It was a place where I no longer had to worry about the possible negative repercussions of my every word and deed.
- Britain, she said in word and deed, demanded boldness: find it in me!
- He is not known for making idle threats, and his words very quickly manifest themselves as deeds.
- They reclaim a union between word and deed, utterance and action.
- Both of them got in a long conversation too many big words and weird sentences.
- Kumar has never harmed anyone by thought, word or deed, as far as I know.
- In short, our actions will always speak louder than images and words offered by others.
- As one of the pillars of democracy, they have the right to question every word and deed.
- By 7 children should be able to read and write simple words and structure simple sentences.
- Well, he had some choice words for both sides in this conflict in his speech.
- He inspires more by deed than word, but he has his anonymous games, as any forward does.
- In her short time in this organized hell, Cassie understood the meaning of the word alone.
- We cannot know what is going on in the minds of our fellow human beings unless they manifest it by word or deed.
- Etymological analysis sought to explain the meaning of individual words within sentences.
- In word and deed, he is an ideal man: a perfect son, a true husband, an excellent friend and a noble enemy.
- There is, when it comes to the arts, a massive dislocation between word and deed.
- I then realised that the letter A at the beginning of a word signifies that the word should have been printed in bold or italic.
- What kind of a person even gives that sort of nonsense the time of day, let alone writes six-hundred-odd words about it?
- But our past is fraught with his infidelity in word, in deed and most likely in his heart and mind.
- The villains are truly dangerous and the heroes are valiant in word and deed.
2(thing said)palabra femininewords of comfort — palabras de consuelo feminine
- a word of advice — un consejo
- a word of warning — una advertencia
- a word of advice/warning, if I were you … — te voy a dar un consejo/a hacer una advertencia, yo que tú …
- I'd like to say a few words — quisiera decir unas palabras
- I didn't say a word! — ¡yo no dije nada!
- not a word of this to anyone! — ¡no se lo digas / cuentes a nadie!
- she left without a word — se fue sin decir nada
- I can't hear a word you're saying — no te oigo nada
- I don't believe a word of it — no me lo creo
- she doesn't speak a word of English — no habla ni una palabra de inglés
- I mean every word — lo digo muy en serio
- those were his exact words — esas fueron sus palabras textuales
- I couldn't catch her words — no pude oír lo que dijo
- fine words but it's impossible — suena muy bien pero resulta imposible
- he always has a kind word for everybody — es amable con todo el mundo
- you're twisting my words! — ¡estás tergiversando lo que dije!
- he'll end up in trouble, you mark my words — va a terminar mal, acuérdate de lo que te digo
- her dying / last words — sus últimas palabras
- in word and deed — de palabra y obra
- without a word of a lie — ¡palabra (de honor)!
- they're all words and no action — prometen / hablan mucho pero no hacen nada
- I want a word with you — tengo que hablar contigo
- to waste words — gastar saliva
- Jake almost fell off his chair as the other man's words sank in.
- She was also willing to offer some words of advice to anyone thinking of following in her footsteps.
- I stroked his head and murmured calming words and it seemed to help.
- One day when Zhang was on a bus, a young man beside him smoked and would not listen to his words of warning about smoking.
- But any cautionary words in the outlook statement could damage the share's high rating.
- These are words spoken by Queen Juliana when she was inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands in 1948.
- In true Marley style, this little book will uplift you and offer you sound words of advice when you need it most.
- There he remained for most of the first half, only emerging intermittently to offer words of criticism or encouragement.
- Charles Darwin once visited, and his words about the view have been engraved on a rock.
- What they say has relevance over time, even if their words were prompted by particular moments in time.
- Nancy spoke specifically about the words offered by the senior minister at her church.
- He was speaking Che's words, make no mistake, and the Soviets had turned against that, turned inward.
- The other woman, her voice lower, murmured some words of consolation to her friend.
- The Ministry of Justice subsequently released a statement condemning the words of Grigorov.
- He believes the players responded to his critical words and that his replacement should have been acquired last summer.
- Her father's words echoed through her mind.
- Thank you all so much for your kind words of encouragement and support regarding yesterday's post.
- Those are strong words especially in discussing the actions of a political party holding power as a government.
- She later claimed that the press had distorted her words and repudiated the statement.
- Citizens are welcome to e-mail the Senator here to offer him their kind words of support.
3(assurance)palabra femininewe only have his word for it — no tenemos pruebas de ello
- do I have your word for it that you will come? — ¿me da su palabra de que vendrá?
- I'll take your word for it that no one else knows about this — confiaré en tu palabra de que nadie más lo sabe
- he didn't mean to be rude — well, I'll take your word for it — no quiso ofender — bueno, si tú lo dices …
- to doubt sb's word — dudar de la palabra de algn
- it's your word against hers — es tu palabra contra la suya
- We can only do our best to hold the administration to its word.
- I had given United my word - in the presence of my father.
- It cracks me up that I'm being held to my word from that one interview when I said I wouldn't write a love song.
- When the waitress arrives, Beanie's mother remains true to her word and orders only coffee.
- My parents always make me live up to my word so I asked them to live up to theirs.
- The critical issue is whether a university's word can be trusted - and on current evidence it cannot.
- By then I had already made a promise to Dundee, and I wasn't going to go back on my word.
- It is important that they be so, for science needs good communicators whose word can be trusted.
- I always promise, but it's generally understood that my word means nothing.
- I assured him that I had none of the above, but my word was not good enough.
- Asked if he now stood by his comments, he replied: I have to tread a very fine line, but I don't go back on my word with anybody.
- We cannot rid the world of drugs but I give you my word that I will work to ensure that our kids have less access to them.
- Rest assured your email address is safe, I will not be passing it on to anyone, you have my word.
- I regard his statements that my word cannot be believed as offensive, and I would ask him to withdraw and apologise.
- She has appealed to her own family's codes of respect and faithfulness to one's word.
- You may find it hard to trust my word, and the feeling is mutual I assure you.
- I realise that this is a retraction of my word given to the Reverend.
- John, you have my word we'll talk about those other officers and what they're struggling with right now.
- I've kept good on my word not to rattle the tin cup between quarterly fund drives and shall do so till next quarter.
- I don't want to do it but I've given my word so what can I do?
4.1(news, message)what word is there of the negotiations? — ¿qué noticias hay de las negociaciones?
- there is still no word of survivors — todavía no se sabe si hay supervivientes
- she sent word to us that she would be delayed — nos mandó avisar que iba a llegar con retraso
- I don't know how to get word to him — no sé cómo hacerle llegar la noticia
- she left word with her secretary that … — le dejó dicho a la secretaria que …
- word has it that … — dicen que …
- to put the word out / about that … — hacer correr la voz de que …
4.2(instruction)to give the word (to + inf) — dar la orden (de + inf)
4.3euphemistic (the unmentionable)the C word — la palabra proscrita euphemistic
5.1(text of a song)letra feminine
- So I just said the words on pieces of paper in front of the camera every day.
- When you see the casting tapes first it is weird because you are watching people speaking your words against a white plain background.
- Outside the cathedral, the words of the Battle Hymn of the Republic echoed over London.
- Performed without words, it is a deeply elemental, emotive and darkly comic piece of theatre.
- What the audience sees and hears in the film is the first time an actor has performed and uttered those words.
- Later we realised we should've had the subtitles on so we could catch all the words to their squeaky little songs.
5.2he forgot his words — se le olvidó lo que tenía que decir
7.1the Word — el Verbo
7.2the word — la palabra de Dios
1(document/letter) redactar(question) formular(concept/thought) expresara carefully worded question — una pregunta muy bien formulada
- Moreover the survey was worded in such a way as to discourage any other reply, the alternatives being unlikely to attract votes.
- She had to be careful how she worded the question, for fear of upsetting or angering the short-tempered man.
- I guess I should have worded it better and used less background on my post.
- His voice was strong and the way he worded things made it sound like poetry.
- He told it without any emotion and worded it as if it were coming from a text book.
- Even so, his boast that we ‘are overtaking the Conservatives’ was carefully worded.
- It would be aimed at one person, although it would be worded to cover all naturalised Indians.
- These e-mails should be worded as carefully as any fundraising letter, if not more so.
- It was nicely worded, and enough to convince me to stay with the service.
- A strongly worded letter is to be sent to the county council asking for an explanation.
- The letter was worded in such a way that made the exam sound like something horrific.
- This strongly worded claim is not entirely without justification.
- I could tell he wasn't quite sure the way he had worded it was the way he wanted it to come out.
- The reason that I mention it was that it came with a politely worded suggestion that I should change my browser.
- We worded a letter in such a way that it was OK for them to let our citizens out.
- Public opinion on the issue often depends on how the topic is worded and framed in poll questions.
- He also asked that an amendment be made to the incitement charge, which he admitted was erroneously worded.
- I ask the nurse for a scribbling pad and a pen and write out a carefully worded resignation.
- She just hated the way her mother worded her problems with people when she spoke to them.
- Looking at the way the relevant paragraph is worded, I can see how it might be read that way.
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