In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(reflexive)describe yourself — descríbase
- stop thinking about yourself — (formal) deje de pensar en sí mismo
- were you by yourself? — (familiar) ¿estabas solo/sola?
2(emphatic use)usted mismousted mismatú mismotú mismadid you make it yourself? — ¿lo hizo usted mismo/misma?
- suit yourself — (familiar) haz lo que quieras
- you're a musician yourself, I hear — (formal) usted también es músico, tengo entendido
- Please do yourselves a favour, as well as supporting our local producers, and get along to the market.
- He added: " You allowed yourselves to be dragged into a situation you could and should have avoided.
- You must look corruption in the eyes and fight if you ever want to better yourselves and give your children a chance.
- Better reward yourselves with spa baths, massages, nice food and retail treats.
- Make yourselves at home, grab a beanbag, you'll find hot chocolate supplies in the cupboard.
- If you could please refer yourselves to the summons on page 22 of the application book.
- So I can't possibly tell you, which means you'll have to check it out for yourselves.
- You have to show yourselves as people with open minds, receptive to the ideas of independent voices in the boardroom.
- If you all behave yourselves while we're away, I might bring you back something.
- It is not an offence for anyone to hold a view contrary to your own, however politically correct you may consider yourselves to be.
- I hope you enjoy yourselves immensely at the roast and say plenty of mean things about me.
- I suggest you stand back and take a good hard look at yourselves.
- Mr Mahroof, I am particularly interested in how people like yourselves get onto the front row.
- It has certainly been a very big thing for Navy because of the achievements of people such as yourselves.
- While marvelling at your good fortune, treat yourselves to an exquisite dinner at The Music Room restaurant.
- This is what happens when you try to portray yourselves as whiter than white (excuse the pun).
- Instead of feeling sorry for yourselves and blaming everybody else, ask what you as a business community can do to help the area.
- I'll let you decide for yourselves if I'm really quite as criminal, mean and stupid as Troy seems to think.
- So, to the people of Basingstoke, and all who came along and supported the event - give yourselves a big pat on the back.
- The twist in the end makes the film and I'll let you see it for yourselves.
- People such as yourselves ought to have the right to vote revoked immediately!
- If you don't believe in the Resurrection, don't call yourselves Christian.
- Brace yourselves, sofa spuds, for a one-off documentary called When Celebrities Strip.
- The dancers are competent but seemed rather stiff it's panto girls and boys, let yourselves go!
3(normal self)just relax and be yourself — relájate y compórtate con naturalidad
- you're not being yourself today — hoy no eres el/la de siempre
4(oneself)uno mismouna misma
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