- 1 (benefit, account) don't do it just for my sakeno lo hagas solo por mífor your own sakepor tu propio bienfor all our sakes, just go!¡por lo que más quieras, vete!those who died for their country's sakelos que murieron por (el bien de) la patriathey're staying together for the sake of the childrensiguen juntos por los niñosnot even for old times' sake?¿ni siquiera por nuestra vieja amistad or por los viejos tiempos?Example sentences
- It is our hope that the president will make a wise decision for the sake of national interests.
- At least certain parts of the city need to be preserved for the sake of posterity.
- Realistically, however, a line must be drawn under the amendments at some point for the sake of achieving the deal.
- 2 (purpose, end) he argues for arguing's sakediscute por discutirart for art's sake why spend money just for the sake of it?¿por qué gastar dinero porque sí or (Latin America tb) porque sí nomás?for the sake of argument o for argument's sake, let's assume he's guiltypongamos por caso que fuera culpableExample sentences
- In their view art education should be championed for its own sake, not because of a wishful sentiment that classes in painting, dance and music improve pupils' math and reading skills and standardized test scores.
- But education for its own sake is a bit dodgy, too. The idea that you can learn about the world sitting in your study just reading books is not quite right.
- 3 (in interjectional phrases) for goodness' o heaven's sake, stop arguing!¡por Dios! or ¡por favor! ¡no discutan!for God's sake, hurry up!¡por el amor de Dios, date prisa!but why, for Pete's sake? [colloquial]¿pero por qué, caramba? [colloquial]Example sentences
- Impatient mothers began urging their charges to finish up, for heaven's sake, so they could get dressed.
- He interviewed me, much to my mortification - people want him, not me for heaven's sake, but he knew what he was doing.
- But if you have to ride into town on such an old horse, for heaven's sake, ride it properly - or at least teach the poor beast a few new tricks.
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- Shiru-Bay also has a great selection of cold and hot sakes and Martinis.
- When you drink with others, it's a Japanese etiquette to pour sake into each other's cup. You should hold your cup up when someone is serving sake to you.
- Commonly called sake outside of Japan, nihonshu or sake (note that "sake" is also the general Japanese term for alcohol) is brewed using rice, water and white koji mold as the main ingredients.
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