In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(period of time)año masculinelast year — el año pasado
- next year — el año que viene
- this time last year … — el año pasado por estas fechas …
- every year — cada año
- every other / every second year — un año sí y otro no
- once or twice a year — una o dos veces al / por año
- how much do you earn (in) a year? — ¿cuánto ganas al año?
- it costs $500 a year — cuesta 500 dólares al año
- a good/poor year — un buen/mal año
- all (the) year round — todo el año
- it'll be a year next Monday/August — el lunes que viene/en agosto hará un año
- by the year 2020 — para el año 2020
- in the year 1984 — en el año 1984
- in his years as professor — en sus tiempos de catedrático
- I'll return in a year/ in a year's time — volveré dentro de un año
- over the years I've grown accustomed to it — con el tiempo / con los años me he ido acostumbrando
- year after year — año tras año
- year in, year out — año tras año
- from year to year — de un año a otro
- from one year to the next — de un año para (el) otro
- I'm 12 years old — tengo doce años
- she got five years — le cayeron cinco años
- the year one / the year dot — el año de Maricastaña / de la pera
- Makar Sankrant is the first Hindu festival of the solar calendar year, falling on January 14.
- Your paycheck will be debited at the same rate each month for the entire calendar year.
- Selection for the scholarship occurs in June of each year, with study to be undertaken in the following calendar year.
- Occurring late in the calendar year, Ramadan is a period of fasting and purification.
- There are certain days within the calendar year that certainly are sacrosanct.
- This is because annual investment performances do not have to be given on a calendar year or a January to December basis by the life companies.
- Some can be as short as six weeks, while others run from nine months up to two years.
- My husband and I moved from Surrey six months ago after ten years in a desirable but busy commuter belt.
- A very fine description - of a museum which shut its doors five years and seven months ago.
- Our official engagement will take place two years later, a month or so before we get married.
- This service provides 24 hour clinical pharmacy coverage each day of the calendar year.
- Sir Graham Hall retires this month after five years at the helm of Yorkshire Forward.
- It is at once apparent that congestion in any calendar year can only be determined after the end of the calendar year.
- At all events this week at Leinster House there was far more a feeling of the year drawing to a close than one gets as the calendar year nears a conclusion.
- It is the beginning of the Islamic year or Muharam, the first month of the Hijri year.
- This is the first big race meeting of the calendar year held in the second weekend of January.
- Such a phasing allows for a third eclipse season partially lying within the calendar year, starting on December 12.
- Have you got smarter in the last twelve months or has the year taken its toll on your brain cells?
- It will also change its financial year from a November 15 year end to a calendar year in line with its peers.
- The measure applies only to tourist visits not exceeding six months in a calendar year.
- If you operate your business on a calendar year, the deadline would be Dec 31.
- The examination cannot be retaken in the same calendar year.
- She cried and made obscene gestures as she was led from court to start three years and nine months behind bars.
- They will be able to pay £12 a month over three years to cover their end of the deal.
- He, of course, is looking to become the first player ever to have topped three finishes in all four majors in a calendar year.
- Judge Crowther set a period of two years and ten months before parole could be considered.
- In this way, the Chinese calendar year keeps in step with the real world.
- That carrier's plan offers a free ticket for every four round trips booked online and flown within a calendar year.
- This bill provided for the State Auditor to compile a list of all state employees during the previous calendar year.
- The length of time they are on the medication ranges from nine months to three years.
- How much do members reckon that had grown to by last year, the 2004 calendar year?
- In what at first appears to be a lighthearted way, the collection provides a thought or a comment for each week of a calendar year.
- In 1993 it took, on average, five years and eight months for a case to be finally decided.
- A Department of Health and Treasury decision could take several months or even years.
- My vision has become a reality as I take two days per week during the school calendar year to work on empowering people to do as I did.
- What's so great about the second month of the calendar year?
- It could be months or even years before the village truly gets back to normal.
- Idd-ul-Fitr is a Muslim festival and public holiday that is celebrated on the sighting of the new moon at the end of the calendar year.
- One calendar year up to 31 December, 1996 was selected to show the pre-computerisation state of affairs.
- He also admitted a charge of drink-driving and was jailed for a total of three years and three months.
- He just wanted to be a part of the Camp for some time. It could be a period as short as a month or a year.
- This clinical syndrome generally occurs six months to two years after radiation therapy.
2.1(a long time)it's years since I saw him, I haven't seen him for years — hace años que no lo veo
- that was years ago — de eso hace mucho tiempo / muchos años
- years ago, there was a church here — años atrás, aquí había una iglesia
- I haven't been to the theater for / in years — hace años / hace muchísimo que no voy al teatro
- that's the best news I've had in years — es la mejor noticia que me han dado en mucho tiempo
- that dress takes years off you — ese vestido te quita años (de encima)
- he looks years older — parece mucho mayor
- it put years on me — me avejentó / me envejeció
- After many months and years cajoling and calling for clear leadership from the top, it had arrived.
2.2(a long time, age)from her earliest years — desde chica Latin America
- he's very mature for his years — es muy maduro para su edad
- he must be well on in years — debe ser bastante entrado en años
- he's starting to feel his years now — le están empezando a pesar los años
3.1School Universitycurso masculineaño masculinehe's always top in / of his year — siempre es el primero de su curso
- she was in my year at school — estaba en el mismo curso que yo en el colegio
- I'm still in (the) first year — todavía estoy en primer año / en primero
- Farheen, a third year optical management student says she won't be voting either.
- Mr Shaw is a first year graduate student in physics at the University of Southern California.
- The Claimant is a final year student at the Chelsea College of Article.
- This is our tactic in the Writing Skills course we teach to first year college students.
- Gemma Bond is the only White Lodge student from her year to make the company.
- We have made it compulsory for the first year students to attend classes twice a week in the lab.
- Third year fine art student Dale Cochrane initially came to the school one day a week to help with lessons.
- Students in the higher year are able to smoke in the law but they are not allowed to in school.
- One of his tutors at Cambridge described him as a very good student but certainly not the top student in his year.
- Both were very well liked by their peers and by students in other years and will be enormously missed.
- By their fourth year students were studying the differential and integral calculus.
3.2feminine cosechamasculine año de acuñación
- Was it a very good year? The vintage is simply the year that the fruit, usually one or more varieties of grapes, used in making the wine was grown.
- In a good year, the vineyard produces 9000 bottles of the most sought-after wine.
- Advertising is set for its best year since 1999, according to a report out this week.
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