In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(trouble, problem)preocupación femininehis biggest worry is his child's well-being — su mayor preocupación es el bienestar de su hijo
- that's the least of our worries — eso es lo que menos nos preocupa
- he has serious financial worries — tiene serios problemas económicos
- our eldest son is a great worry to us — nuestro hijo mayor nos da / nos causa muchas preocupaciones
- no worries — ningún problema
2(distress, anxiety)preocupación feminineinquietud femininethis has been a great source of worry to her — esto la ha tenido muy preocupada / inquieta
- there's no cause for worry — no hay motivo para preocuparse / inquietarse
- she's been giving us a lot of worry — (due to illness) nos ha tenido muy preocupados
1(trouble)preocuparinquietarI don't want to worry him — no quiero preocuparlo / inquietarlo
- what's worrying you? — ¿qué es lo que te preocupa?
- it worries him to think that … — le preocupa pensar que …
- that bill has been worrying me all morning — esa cuenta me ha tenido preocupado toda la mañana
- that doesn't worry me — (expressing indifference) eso me tiene / me trae sin cuidado
- I don't want to worry you with my problems — no te quiero molestar con mis problemas
- The OPW's major worry was about any potential legal liability to the government.
- We look forward to seeing what he says in the interview, and at least a bidding war will help relieve some of his well-documented financial worries.
- She struggled to cope with huge financial worries, and ongoing problems concerning the sale of timber from the estate.
- For some, family violence, triggered by the stresses of unemployment and financial worries, emerged as a serious problem.
- While some were losing their nerve amid mounting financial worries, the bullish chief executive insisted that the opportunity had to be seized.
- She bore it stoically and quietly, cut expenses to ease his financial worries, and made sure no one outside the family found out.
- They now face Christmas with financial worries hanging over them.
- If, on top of studying and living, you work 20 or so hours a week and still encounter continuous financial worries, your grades are bound to suffer.
- For Peter de Savary, though, it is the potential economic damage which is the main worry.
- Bank runs are one of the biggest worries of China's financial authorities, given that bad loan ratios are believed to be as high as 75 percent at some local banks.
- Financial worries, a stressful job, redundancy or fear of unemployment, even moving house, can trigger depression in vulnerable people.
- Don't let financial worries stress you out and burn your credit card before it burns you.
- He has the additional worry of a troublesome pupil.
- Chronic stress, such as financial worries, is less well understood than are intermittent bouts of acute stress.
- The constant worry of a repeat of autumn 2000 is the lasting legacy of the floods.
- One potential worry for Cablevision is the growth of direct-broadcast satellite services in the New York area.
- In contrast to his early years, his later life was marked by financial worries, frustration and disappointment.
- This time however, there's a much more positive spin on things - I'm getting on top of the grander scheme of financial worries, and coping by myself.
- His actual worry will lie in maintaining harmony among such a gathering of outstanding footballers who will all understandably feel that they should start matches.
- We came from old families without financial worries.
- As she started to uncover her basket, concern and worry gripped me.
- Most of them had long since fallen asleep but he felt this deep feeling of worry troubling him.
- They are in constant worry, for themselves as well as for their children.
- More worrying, however, is the effect low morale and constant worry could have on managers' performance, he says.
- It was a journey fraught with worry and panic, as I managed to convince myself that I had left the gas on at home!
- If young people have any worries or concerns they can find someone to listen to them and to share their concerns with.
- She felt concern and worry, and anything beyond that wouldn't come.
- Poor Melindisar must be quite anxious with worry by now.
- The result will be worry and potential poverty for millions, and for some losing their homes when they cannot keep up payments after retiring.
- Her father then had one less worry to trouble his mind over.
- He was too anxious and full of worry about the upcoming war.
- I don't miss the anxiety, stress, worry, pain that she has put me through over the last month or so.
- The angel asked, concern and worry ebbing from his voice.
- Sunday was the day I had fun and laughed without any sort of trouble or lingering worry.
- Concern, worry, guilt - a mixture of emotions swam in his expression, pain in his wide eyes.
- With a deflated share price a constant source of worry, the possibility of Atlantic itself being bought out remains an issue.
- Finally I had to decide between my constant worry and frustration and extending my customers' credit.
- The eyes of the man standing beside the bed were welling with the vaguest mix of pity, anxiety, worry, sympathy, and pain.
- I saw concern, confusion, worry, pain, disappointment and curiosity, and I tried to hide from them.
- He held her hands tighter and drew her to him, concern and worry in his eyes.
2(harass, attack)acosarthe dog has been worrying the sheep — el perro ha estado acosando / molestando a las ovejas
3(work on)he worries the problem until he finds a solution — le da vueltas al problema hasta que le encuentra una solución
- the dog was worrying a bone — el perro jugueteaba con un hueso
1preocuparseinquietarseshe worries a lot — se preocupa mucho
- worrying never did anyone any good — con preocuparse no se gana / no se saca nada
- there's no need to worry — no hay por qué preocuparse
- not to worry — no te preocupes
- shall I wash the dishes? — no, don't worry — ¿quieres que lave los platos? — no, no te molestes
- it's going to get much worse, don't you worry! — va a empeorar mucho más, ya vas a ver
- you should worry, you have another job to go to — ¿y tú qué problema tienes? ¡tú ya tienes otro trabajo!
- to worry about sth/sb — preocuparse por algo/algn
- he never worries about anything — no se preocupa por nada
- don't worry about us — no te preocupes por nosotros
- I worry about her living on her own — me preocupa que viva sola
- I still owe you some money — no, don't worry about it — aún te debo dinero — no, déjalo
1preocuparseto worry oneself about sth/sb — preocuparse por algo/algn
- I've been worrying myself sick / silly / to death about you — he estado preocupadísimo / muy preocupado por ti
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