In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(individual)moneda femeninolet's toss / flip a coin — echémoslo a cara o cruz
- Converted into coins, the money he'd borrowed from his wife nearly filled the pickle jar he balanced precariously on his lap.
- Stories had long held that the captain carried such a coin as a good-luck piece after it had saved him from death by a bullet.
- Indeed, the occasional coin and piece of pottery on sites in these areas may indicate collection of objects by locals from abandoned fort sites rather than trade.
- Five weeks later, he had scooped hundreds of tarnished silver coins and pieces of scrap out of the ground, along with the rotting remains of the leather bag that had contained them.
- I don't collect anything now but I used to collect coins and stamps.
- The Ellenor Foundation can turn old mobile phones, used postage stamps, empty toner and ink cartridges and foreign coins and notes into cash.
- As he was speaking he drew from his pocket a gold coin, a twenty-krone piece, and placed it on the table at which I sat.
- Before it can be counted the next job will be to clean and separate the cash, as some of the metals have corroded and coins have stuck together.
- Folklore says you can test a piece of fish for ciguatera by seeing if a silver coin placed on it turns black, or if a sweet potato boiled with it changes color.
- ‘In the world of trade, it is a common sense that trade and security are two sides of the same coin,’ the official said.
- The set includes six gold coins and two silver coins.
- For this you need a few small coins, such as pennies, several two-inch square pieces of cloth, and thread or small rubber bands.
- A spokeswoman said one person was arrested on suspicion of throwing a coin at a match official and another was arrested on suspicion of hurling a bottle.
- Also a numismatist, he has a vast collection of stamps and coins from almost all countries, and his name figures in the Limca Book of Records.
- One New Year's tradition is to hide a silver coin in the dough of a special bread spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel.
- The three languages appear on coins and stamps.
- If you do not wish to spend this kind of money for the coins, the four stamps can be bought for 50 baht in unused condition.
- Sometimes a franc or a gold piece is put into the cake, and the person receiving the piece which contains the coin, is supposed to be going to have a lucky year.
- Though it has little tangible value in the physical sense beyond the paper it is printed on or metal the coin is made from, cash has a very real value in the commercial world.
- Brian Malin, aged 30, a factory supervisor, dug up the coin while metal detecting in a field 10 miles from Oxford one evening last April.
2(collectively)moneda femeninohe paid me in coin — me pagó en monedas
- such terms are the common coin of philosophical discourse — tales términos son moneda corriente en el discurso filosófico
- These taxes were collected in coin from the burghs and fresh coin was minted 3 times a year in 60 royal mints arranged throughout the country.
- When players decide to cash out, they can receive it in coin or in the form of a ticket with the amount encoded on it.
- In Fisher's day, paper money and token coin were the predominant means of payment.
- I then proceeded carefully to count out the entire 14 pounds 78 pence in coin, rummaging in the depths of my coin-purse to retrieve the whole sum.
- They are simply devaluing further the already debased coin of Irish politics.
- And we can see this one of a lot of coin that we found in the excavation.
- As an agent of the crown, he took foreign coin, old coin, and bullion to the Mint, where it was converted into new currency.
- People think of money as being note and coin, but in fact note and coin is only 3% of modern money.
- The Viking mercenaries were probably drawn from Dublin and paid in silver in the form of coin or hack-silver, for there were no major Scandinavian settlements in Wales.
- During the Tang dynasty, for example, the ordinary people traded with low-value copper coin instead.
- The New York Times has coined a new word - gastronauts - in reference to people who plan their vacations around food.
- This strikes me as basically un-Barbelithian, to coin an adjective.
- The other day Greg coined a great concept: ‘When you date someone, you also date their friends.’
- Nonetheless, this is one situation that precisely fits what Orwell was thinking of when he coined the idea ‘Newspeak’, as Jonas notes on his blog.
- Outside of the academy, Nye is best known for coining the phrase ‘soft power’ to describe the attractive force that the United States' economic and cultural success has on other nations.
- Tarby went through all of his without coining a single catchphrase.
- The term was originally coined by StorageTek to describe the process of moving data from online to in-line to near-line to archive, and back again.
- And by the way, ‘couch potato’ was coined in 1986.
- He's played Rick James and Prince, been coining popular catchphrases all season long and has regular folks discussing his show every day.
- Montano had coined the historical punch line, ‘We shall win in the East, we shall win in the West.’
- Some readers correctly pointed out that Fox borrowed the term from others - most proximately the Bush Administration, though it had been coined earlier.
- Fionan Hanvey and Derek Rowen watched them come and go, eventually coining a nickname for them: the Virgin Prunes.
- He is credited with coining the word ‘aerobics ‘when he created it for a chapter in his first book in 1966.’
- It was Bill Clinton, after all, who coined the eternal slogan for the era of hyperindividualism: ‘It's the economy, stupid.’
- He even referred to a light bulb joke - but in fact, if I look back, I find that the joke he probably meant to tell involves tigers and was coined by a Japanese wood manufacturer.
- A new word was coined to describe such individuals: ‘cybersquatters.’
- Tip O'Neill, the legendary Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is credited with coining the expression ‘All politics is local’.
- I'd like to recommend The Word Spy, a fascinating website that collects recently coined words and phrases from the media.
- Known for his penchant for coining apt words and phrases, Tukey is credited with inventing the word bit (binary digit) in 1946, and he was responsible for the first use of several terms in mathematical statistics.
- Visionary and inventor Buckminster Fuller coined the phrase ‘Think global, act local’.
2(mint)acuñarto coin it (in) — llenarse de oro coloquial
- It invoked the death penalty for anyone debasing money and provided for a U.S. Mint where silver dollars were coined along with gold coins beginning in 1794.
- Since the one who has money sets the rules, it is no wonder that the man who coins money is wealthy.
- The Stiefelers coined their own silver money, the deca, and earned a brief mention in Esquire in September 1970.
- The Romans encouraged this situation by infusing coined money into provincial agrarian economies, which in turn led to money loans and further debt.
- As a member of the nobility, he had certain rights and responsibilities: he could raise troops and command them in the field, he held his own courts of justice, he could coined his own money.
- What was the purpose of coining money that was approximately 25 percent under the weight of its British equivalent?
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