In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(have the ability to pay for)I can't afford that luxury — ese lujo no está a mi alcance
- I can't afford a new car — no me alcanza el dinero para comprarme un coche nuevo
- you're always buying clothes, how can you afford it? — siempre te estás comprando ropa ¿cómo haces?
- I just can't afford the time to do it — es que no dispongo de tiempo para hacerlo
- to afford to + inf
- I can't afford to pay for it — no tengo con qué pagarlo
- you can't afford to miss this opportunity — no puedes perderte esta oportunidad
- I can afford to wait — puedo permitirme esperar
- in my position I can't afford to be outspoken — en la posición en que estoy, no puedo permitirme el lujo de decir lo que pienso
- It seemed that they couldn't afford to spend enough on maintenance.
- What can you afford to do now that you couldn't afford to do before?
- At first I couldn't afford to pay real models, but now I have about 15 pals who pose for me.
- They couldn't afford to buy enough wine for the whole party, so they didn't buy any at all.
- A report said that poorer people couldn't afford healthy food and couldn't afford exercise. Can't the reporters conceive of exercise outside a gym?
- When we arrived in Atlanta, we couldn't afford a room at the Marriott.
- I didn't have any money and couldn't afford a computer, so I wrote it on index cards.
- I couldn't afford to pay my tuition, I couldn't afford my rent, and I could barely scrounge up enough money to buy food.
- Inside the room was an electric guitar, something Conor couldn't afford, but something the club was willing to loan him for performances.
- I couldn't afford to pay €45 a week out of the money I get.
- Some of my friends have been giving money but I couldn't afford it because I've just bought my own place.
- They took Catholic girls who weren't smart enough for Notre Dame High, or who couldn't afford the fees and uniform.
- The airline company explained it had run out of money and couldn't afford severance payments.
- They couldn't afford the repayments and they couldn't afford to sell.
- A member of the Law Society rose to speak about his tireless work to create some form of legal aid for those who couldn't afford to hire a lawyer to defend themselves.
- But this time he had run out of money ‘I couldn't afford it any more and I had to leave,’ he said.
- If I lost my job, I couldn't afford to go to university, I couldn't afford to live in London and I'd have to stop being as active in my support of freedom.
- We pay for the link, we pay for the computational mills, but corporations put money in too and it's got to the point where we couldn't afford to buy enough computation on our own anymore.
- Most of the students were young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who couldn't afford to go to school because they had to earn money for their families by working on the streets.
- Architect Stephen Atkinson wanted a built-in bookcase in his condo living room, but he couldn't afford the $3,000 price tag.
2formal(provide, offer)(protection/advantage/view) ofrecerthey were afforded no special privileges — no se les concedió ningún privilegio especial
- The online archive affords opportunity to research other characters from the play.
- We knew deep down that we were a good team and this game afforded us the opportunity to prove it.
- We have also worked very hard at keeping our staff by affording them opportunities to progress through the ranks.
- Such an unhurried environment affords me the opportunity to reflect more.
- On the contrary, it affords new opportunities for understanding and living with the past.
- A roof-top bar affords superb views, and there are several other more traditional drinking places.
- It covers two levels and affords spectacular views from its upper floor.
- I need a new and positive mental outlook, and the new year affords an opportunity to put that into practice.
- There is a shaded area at the top of a hill nearby that affords a good view, is quiet and is very pleasant.
- The ability and the talents of youth must be brought to light by affording them the needed facilities.
- But a day at the races affords the perfect opportunity to indulge in a frivolous piece of fun fashion.
- Such a break gives each a little holiday from the other and affords the chance to recharge their batteries to face the challenges ahead.
- Each route affords opportunities to see and buy from artists of all disciplines.
- With its combination of images and sound, it affords the greatest opportunity to influence people.
- It affords opportunities to solve problems and demonstrate the concern of the care team.
- We had an agreement that if he thought the cloud cover was too low to afford a decent chance then he would not show up at my door.
- I have a job that affords me the luxury of bringing my children with me to work.
- Gardening affords these people the opportunity to use their creative skills.
- The club affords the opportunity to people of all ages, male and female, to take up this healthy sport.
- Fining over the top of the wrecks and around the hull affords a great opportunity to grasp the size of the ships.
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