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(fourth part)cuarta parte femeninocuarto masculinoto divide sth into quarters — dividir algo en cuatro partes
- a quarter of a mile/century — un cuarto de milla/siglo
- a quarter of (a pound of) ham — un cuarto de libra de jamón
- an inch and a quarter — una pulgada y cuarta
- four and a / one quarter gallons — cuatro galones y cuarto
- I'll do it in a quarter of the time — lo haré en una / la cuarta parte del tiempo
- A staggering half of all secondary school children and a quarter of those at primary school say they have been bullied in the last year alone.
- The flag has a large white cross, a symbol of salvation, that divides it into four quarters.
- They have no choice but to turn in for work the week after half term knowing that a quarter of their class are still enjoying themselves on holiday somewhere around the world.
- The simple drawing represents a stage divided into four quarters.
- Traffic in the London Road area of Devizes has increased by more than a quarter in the last four and a half years, according to a survey carried out last week by residents.
- The first quarter of the novel takes place in Cuba, as Yara and her family wait for the government to process their visas to the United States.
- The iliac crest is divided into four quarters, and the excursion or stage of maturity is designated as the amount of progression.
- Membrane proteins probably represent more than a quarter of all proteins encoded in genomes.
- Over one quarter of the public school teachers in the United States will be retiring in the next decade.
- A quarter of Australian universities have now increased fees, most by as much as they're allowed to.
- The silver farthing was worth a quarter of a penny.
- In the last five years the Post Office has lost a third of its Girobank transactions and a quarter of National Savings and telephone bill payments.
- Trucks represent only a quarter of the vehicles passing through the toll plaza, but will contribute more than half of the toll revenue.
- When it turned out to be actually Edgar Allan Poe's first book, it was auctioned at Sotheby's for a quarter of a million dollars.
- A quarter of adults now hold college degrees, compared with just 11 percent in 1970.
- The Commonwealth Bank owns four and a quarter percent of Woodside, that's $385 million worth of shares.
- With a geometric layout, commonly segmented into four quarters, the garden would be enclosed by buildings or walls.
- The idea of lush fertility is further emphasized by the density of the well-watered clover crop that fully occupies a quarter of the foreground.
- It's a brilliant metallic green beetle, about one-half inch long and about a quarter of an inch wide, so it's pretty good-sized.
- Just as it took a quarter of a century to create the universal special education system we now have, so will it take years to find ways to realize its full potential.
1.2it's a quarter full — queda un cuarto
- I'm a quarter French — tengo una cuarta parte de sangre francesa
2.1(US, Canadian coin)moneda de 25 centavos femenino
- The experimenter displayed the coin, showing both sides, and informed them that the coin was a typical quarter (which it was).
- Discover that buses don't take bills, that it's impossible to get change, and that four dollars in quarters weighs about half a tonne.
- To do this, carefully pour a base of white paint in a corner, no bigger than the size of a quarter.
- Play with only nickels, dimes, or quarters, no pennies.
- Most likely you would receive a toonie, a loonie, a quarter and a nickel, for a total of four coins.
- The orderly reached for his wallet and pulled out four quarters.
- He dropped sixty-one cents (two quarters, a dime, and a penny) into the cup by the one-legged Vietnam vet.
- Educators can creatively and imaginatively use these quarters in lessons on the geography and history of the United States.
- Dimes, quarters, half-dollars, and dollar coins are all worth more per pound than the nickel.
- Suddenly, the nickels, dimes, pennies, and quarters started flying.
- When John Updike began publishing short stories a milkshake cost 10 cents and a quarter kept a kid busy for a week.
- Some artists rented theaters, charging people a quarter just to look at the paintings.
- The symptoms are sunken, straw-colored spots about the size of a quarter to a silver dollar.
- Learn when it's time to start teaching your kid the value of a dollar or even a quarter.
- She's more fond of pennies and dimes than quarters.
- She began digging through her cracked plastic coin purse, slapping quarters and dimes on the counter.
- The gesso process comes first, and then the placement of the broken glass pieces, each about the size of a quarter.
- He pulled a Canadian quarter out of the pocket of his black pants and tossed it from hand to hand.
- Collect enough nickels and dimes and quarters and dollars, and you can make billions.
- Forrest and I each dropped a Canadian quarter into the water, too.
2.2(of moon)cuarto masculinoin its first/last quarter — en cuarto creciente/menguante
- The external stimulus provides the impetus to move forth from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter.
- About a week after new moon, the moon reaches first quarter and appears high in the southern sky at sunset.
- In the second quarter the gravitational pull is less, but the moonlight is strong, creating strong leaf growth.
3.1(in telling time)cuarto masculinoa quarter of an hour — un cuarto de hora
- an hour and a quarter — una hora y cuarto
- it's a quarter of / to one — es la una menos cuarto
- a quarter after / past one — la una y cuarto
- at (a) quarter after / past — a las y cuarto
- James Gledhill was born March 28, 1829 at quarter before three in the morning.
- You'd tell them, ‘Okay, we are on the bus at six tomorrow morning’, but we wouldn't be able to leave until a quarter to seven.
- On the 1st of April, it will rise at forty-three minutes past nine in the evening, and pass the meridian at a quarter past two in the morning.
- As such, I expect most people to continue responding, ‘quarter after five,’ instead of ‘a quarter after five.’
- The fishing vessel ‘Winsome’ reported his find to the Coastguard at quarter past twelve this afternoon.
- He agreed and we spent the next quarter of an hour shelving all his books.
- Ms Lopez spent a quarter of an hour with the candidate and reportedly emerged a confirmed Clark fan.
- It's a quarter past ten AM, fifteen minutes after opening, when the two men rush through the door wearing ski masks.
- Around quarter to ten, fifteen minutes before the ball began and I was to make my grand entrance, the servants finally allowed me a glance in the mirror.
- A good time was had by all, though the show didn't get out until almost quarter to one in the morning.
- He said: " I had spent a quarter of an hour speaking to the council about it.
- At a quarter to nine on the morning of September 11, 2001, I was driving down the West Side Highway in Manhattan in a car filled with scholarly texts about Greek tragedy.
3.2(three months)trimestre masculinoto pay by the quarter — pagar trimestralmente / por trimestres
- Sky said it had added a net 81,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of its financial year, to take its total to 7.4 million.
- Directory assistance provider Conduit said it had made a profit after tax in its last quarter, three months ahead of expectations.
- These showed that, over the previous four quarters, the Scottish economy had grown by just 0.3% compared with the four quarters.
- Under the terms of the lease there is a rent-free period of three months in the second quarter of the lease.
- It started to contribute to the profits of the Irish group in the fourth quarter of the last financial year.
- Outsourcing now accounts for more than a third of the company's total revenue, just over a billion dollars in the latest quarter alone.
- The world's largest media company, the parent of CNN is saying it earned almost a billion dollars in the first quarter.
- IBM, the world's biggest computer company, benefited from strong sales and a weak dollar in its latest quarter.
- The NABE outlook is usually conducted late in the first month or early in the second month of a calendar quarter.
- Priest urged investors to keep in mind that the restatements will not have an adverse impact on earnings in the latest quarter or on future financial results.
- IBM added to the downbeat sentiment by reporting a 13% drop in net income for the fourth quarter of its financial year.
- Such a strategy for building a position in a stock over several months, quarters or even years tends to reduce the risk of acquiring a full position at a price that will later be seen as an all time high for the stock.
- The company says it expects production to continue to rise in the third and fourth quarters of its current financial year as additional milling equipment comes online.
- Consumer confidence sagged each month in the fourth quarter, as did auto sales.
- It then restated its fourth quarter financial results in February, sparking a number of class action lawsuits.
- Earnings for the comparable quarter before these transactions were 19 cents.
- She sent the company a cheque for £96.99 as payment for the second quarter up to June, but Cleanaway denies receiving it.
- Productivity grew at a fast pace in the first quarter of this year; the results for the second quarter due this month will be closely watched.
- Exports are set to slide further in coming months because the second quarter is the ‘slow season’ for technology goods, he said.
- Woolies reveals its sales figures later this month for the fourth quarter and the financial year and annual earnings on August 23.
4.1(district of town)barrio masculino
- The city has a medieval quarter, great pubs, and an annual opera festival of international importance.
- Swindon Council is still eyeing up the Wyvern Theatre car park for a flagship central library as well as a museum and art gallery to create a cultural quarter for the town.
- The city's original good intention was to improve local living standards by pulling down the city's old quarters and setting up new ones.
- The custom originated in the Spanish quarter of the city.
- Fiona feels that being around the corner from the Brewery was also a bonus when they signed up for the studios as Highgate, Abbot Hall and Kirkland are often regarded as the cultural quarter of the town.
- It was the first quarter of the city to be developed according to a systematic plan during the post-colonial period.
- A new bridge will provide a pedestrian and cycle link from the old town museum quarter and city centre shops.
- In 1742, when the Qianlong Emperor had been on the throne for six years, he gave orders for a new palace and garden to be built in the north-east quarter of the Forbidden City.
- Built on the River Tagus, the medieval quarters of the city are characterised by small houses and narrow streets.
- Two thousand metres of walls still surround the quarter, averaging four times the height of the new fence and, in some places, over three metres thick.
- I close the shop up at lunch time - it's an old-fashioned way to do things, but the shop looks old fashioned, and sits in the old-fashioned quarter of the town.
- It lasts 30 minutes and the young guides give an informative commentary during the tour of the city's most historic quarters.
- We were standing on the roof of Mushtaq's school in Aminabad, the oldest quarter of the city and the heart of old Lucknow.
- The splendor of Havana, rather than being confined to a small quarter of the city, extends for miles.
- Old City, bounded by stone walls which once formed part of a fortress, is divided into four quarters, Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim.
- Firefighters were searching for survivors trapped under debris in the old quarter of the town of Piera, near Barcelona.
- Among its ambitions could be a campaign to establish a professional quarter in the city where similar firms would be encouraged to locate.
- Explosions and light arms fire were heard in several city quarters.
- Most localities, from walled cities to tiny hamlets, are still divided into traditional quarters or neighborhoods.
- This park speaks of a great bygone age, and now that the north is fast becoming the frappuccino quarter of the city it may yet thrive again.
4.2(area)parte femeninoin all quarters of the earth/globe — en todos los rincones de la tierra/del globo
- from every quarter — de todas partes / todos lados
- as is believed in some quarters — como se cree en ciertos ámbitos / círculos
- at close quarters — de cerca
- he seemed much older at close quarters — de cerca parecía mucho mayor
5.1(direction of wind)dirección femenino
- It makes us think of things that happened when the sky was just so; when the wind blew from the same quarter and when the sun hit the side of the house just like now.
- The weather was perfect, the course firm and the wind blowing from the quarter best suited to setting golfers the fiercest possible test on the inward nine holes.
5.2(of ship)aleta femeninoon the port/starboard quarter — por la aleta de babor/estribor
- Part of it has collapsed onto the lakebed, next to the starboard quarter.
- A number of days elapsed, and then the return journey got under way, and the La Malouine was stationed on the port quarter of the now-called convoy QP14.
- Heinkel bombers from Crete flew to the merchant anchorages at the mouth of the Gulf of Suez and dropped a single bomb on her starboard quarter, ripping a huge vertical gash in her side.
- We beat the Navy on that in the sense that we saw cruise missile flashes from a guided missile cruiser off to our starboard quarter in the distance at night.
- Hitting one of these submerged boxes, in a storm, steaming with the wind on your port quarter, would have been the equivalent of colliding with a supermarket delivery lorry.
- True to his promise, the eagle rays are gently flapping and wheeling in the current off the starboard quarter, frustratingly staying just too far away to photograph.
- He looked round and in the moonlight saw Mr Ventouris leaning over the starboard quarter and then disappear.
6(accommodation)the servants' quarters — las habitaciones de la servidumbre
- winter quarters — cuartel de invierno
- married quarter — viviendas para familias
7literario(mercy)no quarter was asked and none given — fue una guerra sin cuartel
- he showed / gave the defeated enemy no quarter — no tuvo clemencia para con los vencidos
1(divide)(carcass/body) descuartizar(apple) dividir en cuatro partesto be hung, drawn and quartered — ser ahorcado, destripado y descuartizado
1cuartoa quarter pound — un cuarto de libra
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