In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Medicinadischargedar el alta a / dar de alta a un enfermo — to discharge a patient
2.1Spainno los dieron de alta en la Seguridad Social — they did not register them with Social Security
- darse de alta en Hacienda — to register with hacienda for taxation purposes
2.2Spain (ingreso)membershipsolicitó el alta en la organización — she applied for membership of the organization
- causar alta en el ejército — to enlist in the army
- hubo muchas altas en noviembre — (en una sociedad, organización) a lot of new members joined in November
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