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(permit)permiso masculinolicencia femeninofishing/hunting license — permiso de pesca/caza
- import/export license — permiso de importación/exportación
- liquor license — permiso para vender bebidas alcohólicas
- (in UK) they were married by special license — se casaron con una licencia especial
- to manufacture sth under license — fabricar algo bajo licencia
- pilot's license — licencia de piloto
- it's a license to print money — es una mina de oro
- The aviation authority said the company could fly charters, but that license expires in two months.
- No tenancy or licence exists giving you permission to be there.
- He had had no official schooling, no driver's licence, no electoral registration.
- I wanted to have that date on my licence, and the officials said no.
- They have also indicated an intention to grant a form of license, which would permit only the acceptance of clay and topsoil at the landfill for the purpose of restoration and landscaping.
- In some cases, it says that such sites have been operating without a permit or licence for more than 20 years.
- Virtually no account is taken of the often cruel results of losing one's licence - loss of job, and all that can follow from that.
- A pilot's license gives them permission to knock on the door.
- Anglers are reminded that this competition is open to everyone and no permit or license is required.
- Apparently we needed to sign in front of an official so that our learner's license could be processed.
- Phantom was a former pirate radio station, which had tried several times to get an official radio licence.
- North West Radio are expected to hold on to their licence when the new franchise winners are announced this evening.
- He expects to receive an official banking license soon.
- In the US it is mandatory for teenagers to receive formal training before they are given a driver's licence.
- All stockings must first be washed in an approved disinfectant and hung on boundary gateposts together with a copy of the official licence.
- The licence grants permission to the licencee to make copies of the work.
- It is the official licence holder for the English, Scottish and German football associations and most of the Premiership and Nationwide League clubs.
- The licence, officially known as an International Shipping Approval, carries the right of renewal for a further 12 months.
- If you do not obtain this licence, any police officer or relevant council official can force you to move on and you may even find your way onto a blacklist.
- Any change in the terms of this licence will require the permission of the Governors.
2.1(freedom)the editor permitted himself considerable license — el editor se tomó bastantes libertades
- poetic/dramatic/artistic license — licencia poética/dramática/artística
2.2formal (excessive freedom)libertinaje masculino
- I believe that the Government has taken excessive licence from the views of the select committee.
- By avoiding the messiness of debate that a real democracy requires, we have given license to the excesses we now bemoan.
- Rather than promoting self control and continent behaviour, we are encouraging unlimited licence.
- Equally important, it protects freedom from itself, tempering excesses of individual license by postulating a higher moral code.
- And a nation which is treated like children will behave childishly, in perpetual reaction against its lack of licence.
- The unchecked power of corrupt rural officials has given them license to tax the peasants beyond endurable limits and to pack the public payroll with relatives and cronies.
1autorizarotorgarle un permiso aotorgarle una licencia athis taxi is licensed to carry up to four passengers — este taxi está autorizado para transportar hasta cuatro pasajeros
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