In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of evidence) recopilación femenino(of rent, debts) cobro masculino(of taxes) recaudación femeninobefore noun a debt collection agency — una agencia de cobro a morosos
- ‘The car's ready for collection, sir,’ he said slightly wearily as if that is where we left it yesterday.
- Its only when one collects a weeks daily papers together to put out for collection that one realises just how much paper and weight is involved.
- Best practice recommends that all refuse left out for collection should be protected by a hard container, with a fitted lid firmly closed.
- All business people are asked to have the questionnaire completed and ready for collection on Friday next, April 11.
- Early in the history of the universe, one particular pool of gas and dust had begun to spin itself into the collection of bodies that we call the solar system.
- Warner Home Video has assembled a respectable collection of special features for this Special Edition.
- We hope you will co-operate with us in filling in your voting forms and having them ready for collection when our representative returns.
- Rothenstein has assembled a great collection of musical visuals, drawings, paintings, sheet music covers and synaesthetic visions.
- The Orkney Vintage Club's Orkney Cavalcade 2005 saw a collection of old vehicles drive around the West Mainland.
- He came within inches of a hat-trick and saving his side from defeat at the hands of the greatest collection of footballers ever assembled on one team.
- He presides over one of the weirdest collection of performers ever assembled since the days of the Victorian freak show.
- Lynn gathers a collection of stapled pages together in her arms.
- Then, it must be left ready for collection by a designated collector.
- We bought a cylindrical planter for collection later.
- Instead, many are finding holistic panaceas and a philosophy which views the patient as a whole body rather than as a disease or a collection of symptoms more beneficial.
- A date and location for collection will be announced later.
- Despite regular garbage collection, the disposal becomes a nagging pain for Corporation.
- Refuse collection is an essential public service and cannot be left to the commercial whim of private contractors.
- Lovers of the instrument should be in for a treat when a collection of players will gather for a good jamming session.
- The collection, transportation and disposal of garbage have always been a headache for the local authorities.
- His role is crucial since trade is one of the few areas where the EU acts as a single body rather than a collection of nation states.
- In various ways, the interviewees identified a collection of forces driving the digital divide.
- The club tracksuits were distributed on Saturday week last and are available for collection for those who did not yet collect their order.
- So, dotted all around the town were the ordinary, yellow waste bags as well as the usual wheelie bins, waiting for collection.
- What the national police did was to assemble a collection of men from different units.
- First, a call from the salesman to tell me the car had arrived and was in process of being ‘made ready’ for collection on Thursday.
- Establish the process for collection of the minimum data set in each province
- Finally, we gathered together a collection of sexy women who are all over 50 and who don't look the half of it.
- To get you thinking about words and language, I've assembled a collection of tips and observations.
- United Future is not so much a party as a collection of individuals.
- Youngsters made a beeline for a table bearing a colourful collection of party hats, masks and whistles.
- When I had approached a private refuse operator I was told that I would have to bring my rubbish a mile up the road for collection.
- There will also be a refuse collection to empty bins on the estate as they become full through the day.
- Household waste presented for collection in refuse sacks or cardboard boxes will not be collected by Council staff.
- Poland has a healthy collection of death metal bands, including Vader and Behemoth.
- The remaining seats are held by a collection of small parties and independents.
- A watch was found on the main street and is available for collection to the owner at Doyleoes flower shop on the main street.
- The author has gathered a thought-provoking collection of games that fly in the face of conventional chess wisdom.
- But at the head of their party are a collection of MPs who are recreating the worst of the old factional politics.
- But the council has warned that households who have not had their bins emptied because of the weather will have to wait another seven days for collection.
1.2(act of fetching)the goods are ready for collection — puede recoger / pasar a buscar las mercancías
- children must wait for collection by their parents — los niños deben esperar a que sus padres los recojan / pasen a buscar
1.3(of mail, refuse)recogida femenino
- He said there were contingency plans in place to make sure Post Office services and mail collections and deliveries would face minimal disruption.
- Commissioner Walsh firmly believes that charges for domestic refuse collections are a form of double taxation and he and others of a similar ilk are entitled to that opinion.
- All traffic was stopped between 5.30 am and 7.15 pm and refuse collections were cancelled so that police search teams could search through the rubbish.
- The power to suspend bin collections from people who refuse to pay their annual charges was made possible under the Protection of the Environment Act 2003.
- More than 1,600 have joined now our protest - calling on city council chiefs to retain weekly household refuse collections.
- What indeed has the value of property to do say with road maintenance, environment issues, food inspections, refuse collections, social services?
- The crisis is affecting all aspects of life in the rural community with refuse collections and postal services to farms affected by the restrictions placed on people entering and leaving farmland.
- Postal workers' leaders warned that action over pay could threaten the Christmas mail as post and council strikes disrupted collections and deliveries and closed schools and libraries yesterday.
- Meanwhile, the four local authorities in Dublin said they hoped to clear most of the backlog in refuse collections by the weekend.
- Local authorities would then arrange for refuse trucks to make regular collections of waste destined for recycling.
- Despite the recent problems experienced with refuse collections in the town, it was not the council's mistake this time.
- Most controversially, officers revealed that the authority was considering reducing refuse collections to once a fortnight and saving £900,000 a year in the process.
- Braintree Council's quarterly performance report found that during the first quarter of this year, missed refuse collections soared.
- From today, Tuesday, all items that cannot be disposed of in regular collections can be dropped off at the centre.
- Householders are being asked how York Council should organise refuse collections in future to help the recycling project.
- The post office has refused to make collections from a post box but as soon as the cameras are in, I shall be writing in the hope the box will be reopened.
- And 97 per cent of those asked said they are happy with their weekly refuse collections, while four out of five said the council was doing a good job.
- Weekly refuse collections may return to South Woodham Ferrers under a review currently being undertaken by the borough council.
- The Royal Mail has reduced collections without providing bigger postboxes to accommodate the volume of letters.
- Oh, I nearly forgot, we are lucky enough to have a refuse collection and now CPZ has been foisted upon us against our wishes, I might add.
2(of money)colecta femeninoto make / hold a collection for sth — hacer una colecta para algo
- before noun collection box — hucha
- collection plate — cepillo
- Wharfedale churches and business have been holding their own collections and charity shops have also witnessed incredible local generosity.
- There will be a collection at the church for the victims of the tsunami.
- Groups donate collections directly to their charity of choice.
- He added that, as around 70 per cent of the congregation are retired, every pound put into church collections is a hard-earned one.
- She was very helpful and had a great community spirit, always willing to help out at the Church, charitable collections etc.
- She said churches had raised the money both through collections at services and through coffee mornings and other fund-raising events.
- In the Old Testament, Judas Maccabeus took up a collection that he sent to Jerusalem as a sin offering.
- The attendees also took up a collection for repair of Cowsill's guitar, which was also damaged.
- Saint-Léon records that at one point in 1869 Pugni was so broke the dancers of the Imperial Ballet took up a collection to help him feed his large family.
- A collection at the local church recently for Sligo Mental Health raised E319.58 from the church-goers.
- In fact Gregory went home to Aberdeen and took a collection outside the church doors for money to build his observatory.
- It is almost impossible to guess who will give money and who won't when you're doing a street collection, charity workers say.
- Unfortunately this will make people wary about donating to genuine charities which use doorstep collections as a way of raising money.
- Most of the Scottish Baptist churches took collections to assist this effort.
- And those who have continued to attend church services have been told to put more money into collections or run the risk of losing their place of worship.
- Money raised came via collections at RAAF Bases Williamtown and Edinburgh and generous donations from Boeing, BAe Systems, and Sverdrup.
- At Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, jockeys took up a collection earmarked for the American Red Cross.
- Trocaire, which has raised almost €2m, is expecting to double that after church collections from yesterday are included.
- Furthermore, the Talmud provides a budget detailing how the Temple's collections should be expended.
- Many pay through collections at church, so they feel they are being made to pay twice.
- An appeal for donations was read out in more than 400 mosques across Britain yesterday and many churches are planning to hold collections at services this weekend.
3(group)(of objects) colección femenino(of people) grupo masculinocoin/butterfly collection — colección de monedas/mariposas
- the designer's winter collection — la colección de invierno del modisto
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