In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(device)máquina femeninosewing machine — máquina (de coser) femenino
- vending machine — distribuidor automático
- washing machine — máquina (de lavar)
- it's machine made — está hecho a máquina
- I got $20 out of the machine — saqué 20 dólares del cajero (automático)
- before noun the machine age — la era de las máquinas / de la mecanización
- machine error — error de máquina
- machine operator — operario
- machine room — sala de máquinas
- machine shop — taller de máquinas
- The beets are cut up mechanically into slices in machines resembling giant food processors.
- They all knew the possibilities of tying together low cost machines to create a super-computing power and had seen it done before.
- What are the ultimate limits to the information processing power of computing machines?
- Turing proposed that a certain class of abstract machines could perform any ‘mechanical’ computing procedure.
- Rapid-fire calls over the radio were heard as all of the Apaches performed their assigned tasks like a well-oiled machine.
- A programme of installation of mechanical grading machines has taken place and machines are functioning in all the major export approved plants.
- The fact that machines perform repetitive tasks better than humans is widely recognized.
- If you hear the hard disk working furiously and the green light on the front of the computer is very busy, then the machine is performing a task.
- For large lawn areas the use of mechanically powered aeration or slitting machines is more practical.
- The task now is to put together miracle machines in a hurry for a wireless industry that's bet the ranch on 3G.
- In 1782, Watt developed a rotary engine that could turn a shaft and drive machinery to power the machines to spin and weave cotton cloth.
- Instead they pumped the water which turned the wheels which powered the machines.
- But we are suggesting neither that the human race would voluntarily turn power over to the machines nor that the machines would wilfully seize power.
- In setting up the machine for a given task, boxes are connected together so that the desired set of fundamental processes is executed.
- It's inherently wasteful to have two-ton machines carrying a single person to the store for a quart of milk.
- I find that he cannot now perform the machine programming functions which mainly occupied him during his twenty-two years with his former employer.
- A hum was heard from the machine as it powered up to do the task it was asked to do, followed by a soft whirring sound, as it digested the bike's current condition.
- Waves over 25 ft high destroyed homes along the Florida coast and a nursing home lost all power meaning desperately-needed oxygen machines could not function.
- The basic idea of grid computing is several machines working together to amplify their processing power.
- Throughout history, people have been building machines that can perform tasks better than humans.
2femenino máquinamasculino aparato
3(system, organization)aparato masculinothe party machine — el aparato del partido
- Big city political machines thrive on federal grants and state-granted powers.
- The miners were no angels but the media was blatantly and cynically used as a propaganda machine for the government.
- Local government was controlled by one of the most powerful political machines in the nation, and that machine was largely the province of one man.
- Suddenly the powerful propaganda machine of the big media concerns was no longer able to achieve the desired affect.
- The army of bus drivers that keep the wheels of the county's public transport machine turning is in need of fresh recruits.
- For all the claims of ‘control freakery’, the evidence seems to reveal a government machine influenced by a powerful sense of things being out of control.
- His attacks on elite perquisites, and his imperious treatment of subordinates, made him anathema to the powerful party machine.
- An alliance of the most powerful and violent military machines in the world will never bring peace.
- The Vancouver event is known for being more grass roots than Toronto's slick show, which morphed into an important marketing machine years ago.
- The Israelis, they've got one of the most powerful military machines in the world.
- He, within that period of time, defeated all of the enemies of France, and built the most powerful military machine in Europe, on the land.
- These bankers, and the interests they are associated with, control the Republican and Democratic Party election machines.
- The Prime Minister, therefore, was the apex of centralized, powerful, political and administrative machines.
- He means the military machine of NATO, multinational companies, and institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.
- The government has only been able to finance its military machine by slashing spending to education and other essential services.
- That is why marketers yearn for word of mouth publicity and powerful media machines long for becoming the talk of the town.
- West Virginia once had some of the nation's mightiest political machines.
- Now, both political parties from the top are controlled as party machines by Project Democracy, through the Congress.
- The AFL-CIO is planning an effort modeled on its powerful get-out-the-vote political machine.
- Twenty million people there face having their lives, homes and families blasted to smithereens by the most powerful military machine in the world.
1Tecnologíatrabajar a máquinatornear
2(sewing)coser a máquina
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