In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(de tiempo)periodhay un plazo de diez días para reclamar — there is a ten-day period in which to register complaints
- el plazo de inscripción se cierra el próximo lunes — registration closes next Monday
- tenemos un mes de plazo para pagar — we have one month (in which) to pay
- nos han dado de plazo hasta el día 10 — they've given us the 10th as a deadline
- el plazo de admisión finaliza el 20 de octubre — the closing date for entries is the 20th of October
- dentro del plazo estipulado — within the stipulated period
- cuenta/depósito a plazo fijo — fixed term account/deposit
- comprar a plazo fijo — to buy forward
- un objetivo a corto/largo/medio / (River Plate) mediano plazo — a short-term/long-term/medium-term objective
2(mensualidad, cuota)installment EEUUinstalment Britanicopagar a plazos — to pay in installments
- lo compré a plazos — I bought it on installments
- le quedan por pagar tres plazos del coche — he still has three payments to make on the car
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