In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(aspecto, aire)bearingdemeanor EEUUdemeanour Britanicoun joven de porte distinguido — a distinguished-looking young man
- una mansión de porte señorial — a mansion of extremely grand appearance
2(tamaño)sizeun buque de gran porte — a vessel of enormous size
- es de este porte — it's about this big
- del porte de una casa / catedral — tremendous
3.1(precio, costo)carriagela mercancía se envía a porte pagado — the goods are sent freight paid
3.2(acción de portar)carryingno se permite el porte de armas — it is forbidden to carry arms
4portes masculine plural(transporte)transportportes pagados — freight/postage paid
- [ S ] se hacen portes — freight delivery service
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