In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Comerciosalecobra un porcentaje sobre las ventas — he earns a percentage on his sales / on each sale
- departamento de ventas — sales department
- gerente de ventas — sales manager
- las ventas han mermado este año — sales have declined / dropped this year
- trabaja en ventas — she works in sales / in the sales department
- se dedica a la compra y venta de coches usados — he's in the used car business
- [ S ] exposición y ventas: Goya 13 — visit our showrooms at Goya 13
- [ S ] muestra gratis, prohibida su venta — free sample, not for sale
- [ S ] prohibida la venta ambulante — no hawkers
- [ S ] venta anticipada de localidades — advance ticket sales
- el libro saldrá a la venta la próxima semana — the book will be on sale next week
- de venta en kioscos — on sale at newsstands
- la casa está en venta — the house is (up) for sale / is on the market
- el coche está en venta — the car is for sale
2(bar) roadside bar(restaurante) roadside restaurant(posada) inn arcaico(posada) hostelry arcaico
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