The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
See Spanish definition of casa
1.1(dwelling)casa feminineI won't have that dog in the house — no quiero a ese perro en casa
- come around to my house at six — ven a (mi) casa a las seis
- the party's at my house — la fiesta es en (mi) casa
- he's useless around the house — es un inútil para la casa
- the house of God — la casa del Señor
- to keep open house — tener la puerta siempre abierta
- it's always open house at the Browns' — la casa de los Brown siempre está abierta a todo el mundo
- house buyer — comprador de una vivienda or casa
- house owner — propietario
— dueño de una casa
- house painter — pintor de casas
- house prices — el precio de la vivienda
- Real foxes do, indeed, sometimes make their homes under human houses and, increasingly in this country at any rate, under city homes.
- The plaintiffs were required to carry out certain repairs by the local council in order to render houses fit for human habitation.
- Then here were a great many houses; human habitations, full of the mysteries of life at every stage of it.
- This phrase originated in medieval times in Europe when most double storey houses did not have indoor toilets.
- Inside, the house is on three storeys, with the ground floor including a drawing room, study and dining room.
- As you walk down towards it, the sky opens up, for in this rare Manhattan block almost all the buildings are period houses of just five storeys.
- The application was for eight, two storey houses and eight bungalows organised in four clusters.
- One of the proposals, submitted by Joe Costello, proposes to construct 25 semi detached two storey houses.
- I believe that he might later have gone to lodge at a house in Upper Church Street, Bath, with two of his sisters.
- Condemning our houses as unfit for human habitation is a surefire way of clearing this area and making the area which they required for the Academy available.
- Land beside Blue Bridge Lane, currently a redundant building, would have 24 three storey houses built on it.
- There could not have been more than 50 huts in all and a dozen or so single storey brick and mortar houses, overlooking the fields beyond.
- Most of the houses are two storeys (some three) and would be equivalent to a medium to large sized Queensland home.
- Prices of houses have soared; building costs are going through the roof.
- One of the new houses is three storeys high and the other is four, prompting fears that homes nearby will lose their privacy by being overlooked.
- On the other side of the road are normal, two storey houses.
- Following the fire, investigators found traces of an accelerant in the badly damaged ground floor of the house.
- A loft extension in particular creates an instant extra storey to the house.
- The residential portion of the building is located to the rear or on the upper floor of the house.
- The ground floor of the house has ramps so that disabled visitors get a chance to see the main rooms.
- come around to my house at six — ven a (mi) casa a las seis
1.2(household)casa feminineyou'll wake the whole house — vas a despertar a toda la casa
- Every creak of a floor board or an opening door seems loud enough to wake up the whole house.
- He picked up his cell phone to call her but thought that he would be waking up the whole house.
- I would have called you, but I didn't want to wake your entire house at seven on a weekend.
- It only takes one forgetful person to leave theirs in the bathroom and the whole house would be using it.
- Boethius was brought up in the house of the aristocratic family of Quintus Aurelius Memmius Symmachus.
1.3(dynasty)casa femininefamilia femininethe House of Windsor — la casa de Windsor
- Mountbatten was born to a family closely related to the house of Windsor.
- Mar decided to retaliate by raising the standard for the house of Stuart.
- The Picts also practiced matrilineal descent - thus their royal houses all descended through the female line.
- The Blood Royal of this actual Grail lineage persists, via the female line, in the royal houses of Europe to this day.
- Problems have beset the house of Versace since its founder was murdered seven years ago.
- She cut down the servants at the tables, and massacred all in the house of Akhat.
- It is somewhat ironic that the last great monument of the house of Wessex was mainly a product of Norman culture.
- It is also possible to view Williams as a tragic figure, cursed like the house of Atreus or Kennedy.
- The coats of arms of most of the royal houses of Europe incorporate symbols of the 12 Tribes of Lesbos.
- Starkey goes on to point out it would be hard for the house of Windsor to pull off the same trick.
- In all honesty, however, I think this is the essence of our attempts to understand and make sense of the complexities of the British and European royal houses.
- These Four royal houses shall be responsible for one of the greatest legends ever told in my homeland of Spain.
- They were sought after by Europe's royal houses long before many of today's classics were known.
- The English and Scottish royal houses had become closely connected through marriage.
- There's been a rash circulating around the royal houses of Europe… a rash of engagements and weddings that is.
- A bigger wedding event will be probably take place then, but the date is yet to be set between the two royal houses.
- They had already incurred the enmity of the royal houses of Europe, why add that of the bankers?
2.1PoliticsCámara femininethe lower/upper house — la cámara baja/alta
- the House of Representatives — la Cámara de Representantes / de Diputados
- the House of Commons/of Lords — la Cámara de los Comunes/de los Lores
- the Houses of Parliament — el Parlamento
- At the state level, some of the legislatures are bicameral, patterned after the two houses of the national parliament.
- The referendum has been widely adopted to protect key aspects of state constitutions, such as the governor and the two houses of parliament.
- This introduced a national parliament with two houses for India.
- It would be the first time since 1981 that a government has controlled both houses of Australia's parliament.
- The king, however, will appoint one of the houses of the bicameral legislature, allowing him to control lawmaking.
- Amendments must be approved by two-thirds of both houses of parliament and a majority of voters in a national referendum.
- The bill had been passed by both the houses of parliament before being signed by acting president Mian Mohammad Soomro.
- An independent candidate also has to obtain an additional 20 backers from the two parliamentary houses or local councils.
- Ireland has two houses of Parliament, the Upper House known as the Seanad and the Lower House known as the Dáil.
- The government won not only re-election, but control of both houses of parliament.
- Under the constitution, the Czech president is elected by a majority in both houses of parliament.
- That, according to Parliamentary legal adviser Eshaam Palmer, can be done only by both houses of Parliament sitting together.
- On Wednesday, opposition parties disrupted proceedings of both houses of parliament, demanding the minister quit.
- What I don't understand is why they don't just have elections for two houses of parliament.
- A provision for leases to be approved by both houses of parliament would safeguard against a sale by stealth, he said.
- Few commentators have noted the provision for women's seats in both houses of parliament.
- Unless both houses of parliament expressly disapprove within 12 months, the marriage may proceed.
- I would recommend a tour of the houses of parliament to anyone.
- The legislature has two houses, the house of senators and the house of deputies.
- Democratic leaders in both houses say they'll bring it up for a vote and they expect it to pass.
- The oldest member of parliament, he served as speaker of the house when it first met.
- Ideally, the president of the GMC would present the annual report in public, before a committee of both houses of parliament.
- We accept that a time will come when the houses of parliament and the government will have to agree a final form of the bill that is less than ideal.
- When I spoke in the House on this subject on 8 December, I quoted similar stories from the police forces of Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Greater Manchester.
- Oldfield spoke in the House two other times.
- They also altered the rules to make it harder to initiate an ethics investigation of a House member.
- I came in 1976, when I had gotten an advance copy of a report of a House committee investigating CIA misdeeds.
- He called for a House investigation into his actions and was cleared the following year of any wrongdoing.
- Brown's ethics problems have included a House investigation of her connection with a jailed African businessman.
- And in the 1994 elections they went on to win a House majority.
- She couldn't produce her promised list of 272 supporters in a House of 543.
- As they walked through the halls of a House office building, interns noticed the office of Mary Kaptur (D-Ohio).
- ‘It is a fig leaf of a token element of elected peers designed to mask the design of the Prime Minister and his cronies to keep their grip on this House,’ he said.
- I turn immediately to the decision of this House in Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd.
- It's a tragic reminder of the reality which all of us in this House, and in the Lords, have to deal with in considering these matters.
- However, a House subcommittee has scheduled hearings later this month to investigate the FCC's record of enforcing decency standards.
- Thus, with a cosy majority of 196 in a House of 234, her position remains unassailable.
- This was confirmed by a House Select Committee on Assassinations report in 1979 and recently by a US Department of Justice investigation.
- the House of Representatives — la Cámara de Representantes / de Diputados
2.2(in debate)asamblea feminine
- This House Would Under No Circumstances Fight For Queen And Country.
- This house would privatise Britain's universities.
3.1Businesscasa feminineempresa femininefinance house — financiera
- a software house — una empresa de software
- we get that done out of house — eso se hace fuera
- the in-house workers — el personal (regular)
- the house style — el estilo de la editorial (or el periódico etc.)
- house white/red — vino blanco/tinto de la casa
- The central government plans to privatise publishing houses in a bid to open the sector and lure investment.
- There seemed to be only a half dozen corporate publishing houses left.
- He also appealed to business houses to help the institution with the sinking of a borehole since the school has no water supply.
- In larger transactions, a syndicate of venture capital houses or private equity firms might combine to provide the equity finance.
- Banking firms and financial houses announced thousands of job losses in recent weeks.
- I know where to go when I absolutely need new news, but the old print cycle is still ruling publishing in many news houses.
- Most film companies converted to production houses to service the high demand for local content to fill broadcast hours.
- They range from the traditional activities of the acceptance houses in international trade to all types of capital issues and financial services business.
- The police and civil administration generally has been ordered to ensure that all shops and business houses remain closed during prayer time.
- This beneficial film-forming yeast grows naturally on the surface of the wine, although some houses now choose to cultivate their own flor culture.
- There, rather like the men from Del Monte, the port houses would select the wine from the local farmers.
- In some cases, the wines produced by these houses are lesser in quality today than, let's say, ten years ago.
- The film board is a Canadian government film production house.
- Purchase recommendations from all of the major financial houses bejewel the company's stock like diamonds.
- The items included kites, toiletries, chocolates, biscuits, washing soaps, breakfast cereals and beans which she sourced from various business houses in the capital city.
- 'From the Alley to the House is like a path of ants', said Walpole.
- a software house — una empresa de software
3.2US (brothel)casa de citas feminine
- In an attempt to create Canadas first cooperative bawdy house, a sex-work organization will submit a request to Parliament for amnesty from an anti-brothel provision within the next six months.
4.1(auditorium)sala femininehouse full — no quedan localidades
- Jesus, berating the money-changers in the Temple, called the building a house of prayer.
- He also noted that it did not take into account the mosques and Muslim houses of prayer destroyed since 1948.
- It is not right to make a fortress of Christ's church, which is a house of prayer.
- What is not in dispute is that the nation has turned in much greater numbers to houses of worship and organized religion.
- What problems are reported in the newspaper or talked about in the houses of worship as community challenges?
- Does the Holy Spirit and fire ever need to come down in our houses of worship?
- Scalia cited a 1970 Supreme Court case involving tax exemptions for houses of worship in New York.
- As we gather in our houses of worship, let us begin a process of seeking the healing and grace of God.
- Six weeks ago many of us did not even notice whether or where the U.S. flag stood in our houses of worship.
4.3(performance)función femininethe second house starts at eight — la segunda función empieza a las ocho
- Since Gyan's return to the North Coast she has been performing to sellout houses.
- It played six performances to packed houses at Sydney's Conservatorium, and attracted gratifying media attention.
- Later it performed to packed houses at Andrew's Lane Theatre in Dublin
- It was a productive time for both film-makers and playwrights, with houses full and involvement high.
- To date the tour has attracted capacity houses wherever it performs.
- Other than music, there should be a renewed interest in theatre especially with theatre houses having undergone a renaissance this year.
5.1Schoolcada uno de los grupos en que se dividen los alumnos de algunos colegios con fines competitivos etc
- There were eight houses or forms that divided up the pupils at Bishop Luffa and Sherbourne had now become the odd one out, the unlucky one.
- Students are divided into houses based on their special needs or interests.
- From the very start, competition between the houses is encouraged.
- The winners are now putting final plans together for six colour-coded houses in time for competition in the school sports day next month.
- There are four houses and they compete at sport, but there's no lacrosse and Lily said there was much less competition than in the Potter books.
- Each activity involved two competing homerooms from different houses and at the end of the day a champion house was announced.
- The six houses competed with each other for the first position.
- All houses competed aggressively, and even the last race made a difference in the rankings.
- Giberti, like Sadoleto, chose to reside in his see, where he disciplined his clergy, reformed religious houses, and took the cure of souls seriously.
- Joseph II reduced the number of religious houses belonging to the contemplative orders.
- In England, for example, there were some fifty religious houses in 1066 and perhaps 1,000 monks and nuns.
- Monks from the various orders in Europe had flocked to England to set up religious houses.
- Throughout the Middle Ages, Suffolk was dominated by the two liberties and the many other religious houses.
- Most Welsh religious houses had in any case always been poorly endowed.
- Hereward and his family seem to have been the traditional protectors of the religious houses in the area.
- It could have been commissioned by a religious house, dedicated to the Virgin, for use as the reredos of a high altar.
- By the time of her death in 1581, Teresa had founded more than a dozen monastic houses.
- During the last years of Leo XIII's pontificate, religious houses tried to win over the poor for Catholicism.
- His first important job was as a visitor of religious houses under Henry, an appointment through which he greatly expanded his father's estate.
- There they settled in Bethlehem and established his and hers monastic houses.
- In Britain too, there can be no doubt that the major religious houses were the focus of much landed wealth, munificence, and pilgrimage.
- After the dissolution of the religious houses, where the poor used to be relieved, there was for long no settled provision for them.
- Recruitment to the parish clergy fell and monastic houses never recovered.
- During the Middle Ages, the scriptoria and workshops of European religious houses took a strictly instrumental approach.
6Astrologycasa celeste feminine
- It is also good to have the ruler of the Ascendant and the 2nd house in mutual reception.
- A horoscope needs to be drawn and studied and the meaning of aspects as well as the positioning of houses and planets have to be understood.
- His seventh house contains Mars while Libra is at the Ascendant containing Uranus.
- Also your boyfriend is represented by Saturn in the seventh house, which for you is the house of a husband or boyfriend.
- When a planet is placed in an angular house, it is performing more powerfully.
- I look further along and I see the Moon is at the top of the chart in the ninth house at 14 degrees of Virgo.
- The angular houses represent our own ‘seats of power’, places of familiarity and control.
- Every astrology chart is divided into houses, starting with the Ascendant line and working anti-clockwise around the rest of the chart.
- Many planets of one person's chart fall into the angular houses of the other's natal chart.
- It is conjunct Jupiter and opposite Mars at 15 degrees of Pisces in the third house.
1(accommodate)(person/family) alojar(person/family) darle alojamiento a
- The women and children cited by Coleman in the column appear to be housed in shelters.
- If an asylum-seeker turned up with his family I am sure they would be housed in far better accommodation than these poor people have to live in.
- It enables vulnerable people to be housed in suitable accommodation so that they can try and turn their lives around.
- Possible ideas include creating halfway houses, or transitional care areas, where patients could be housed until appropriate accommodation is arranged.
- They now provide funds for the voluntary groups to help in the retaining and re-education of homeless people who will be housed in permanent accommodation.
- Bates is initially expected to be housed in Probation Service accommodation in Yorkshire when he is released.
- About 30 people have been treated for minor injuries and a hundred are being housed in emergency accommodations.
- An estimated 300,000 people were left homeless in Mumbai, India when authorities bulldozed acres of slums that were housing the city's poor.
- A few large blocks had arcaded courtyards like Italian Renaissance palaces; for these blocks housed both rich and poor.
- They will consider whether the family should be rehoused or housed in accommodation provided by the local authority.
- Elderly residents from sheltered accommodation blocks are being temporarily housed in a day care centre.
- As a country, we have long forgotten that the model we use for housing the poor in state-built houses is that of the first mining township, Kimberley, well over a century ago.
- The literally tens of thousands of dollars spent on pets in this country could be much better spent on feeding the hungry and housing the poor.
- On the one hand, the state has, through its Reconstruction and Development Programme, prioritised housing the poor.
- The obstacles in the U.S. to housing the poor adequately are profound.
- They prodded authorities to raze the hundreds of alley shantytowns housing the city's poor and destitute.
- That intent has changed from housing for workers, to housing for war vets, to housing the poor.
- Some 500 homeless victims of the quake were being housed in relief tents and others were sheltering from the freezing cold winds in buses.
- Fears drug users and ex-offenders could be housed in an old people's sheltered complex in Leigh have been dismissed by council chiefs.
- More than 500 students and nurses will be housed in a huge new accommodation block situated in the heart of the city centre.
- The Van Gogh museum houses the largest collection of this troubled man's masterpieces, and is definitely worth a look.
- The experience of being inside the David and Peggy Rockefeller Building, which houses the museum's new galleries, is uplifting.
- The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is housed in one such building, at 97 Orchard Street.
- Indeed, this fascinating piece might be better housed in a gallery space.
- A storeroom on the ground floor houses 12 cylinders, each with a capacity of 35 kg.
- A good diversity of coral life on the reef houses equally diverse marine animals.
- The Fifth Avenue building houses galleries, administrative offices and the museum's school.
- That building now houses all its activities most of which, as the respondents agree, are charitable in nature.
- The Golden Plaza Tower, which also houses shops and a school, is crowned by the revolving restaurant.
- The Mountbatten building houses labs and offices for the Optoelectronics research centre and the School of Electronics and Computer Science.
- The market houses about six organic merchants including Robert.
- The top half of the structure houses Lum's wholesale restaurant supply business.
- The Amida hall, blending the secular with the religious, houses one or more Buddha images within a structure resembling the mansions of the nobility.
- Previously they have been separated from us and housed in poor accommodation with a lack of IT facilities.
- In the meantime the Fire Station will be temporarily housed in alternative accommodation until the new premises are ready.
- The network could not operate without the electrical equipment which was housed in the shelter and that is included in the determination.
- Members of staff will be housed in the current accommodation until completion of the new development.
- The new grant will be used to refurbish the east wing which will house the main residential accommodation.
- It has since been renamed Balnahowan and now houses the Central Fisheries Board.
- During the construction work, nursery school children and staff will be housed in temporary accommodation opposite the existing building.
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