In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We council tax payers pay rates to Central Government, which later gives money to the council to pay for such expenses.
- Local government gained its revenue from rates, a tax on land.
- Remember, it is our money, directly as taxes and rates or indirectly as rent, that pays for council services.
- Local government did tax directly; its revenue came from rates collected on land.
- Businesses often question what they get in return for paying local authority rates.
1.1femenino velocidadmasculino ritmorate of flow — ritmo de flujo
- rate of climb — velocidad de ascensión / de subida
- their vocabulary increases at a rate of five words a day — su vocabulario aumenta a razón de cinco palabras por día
- I'm reading at a rate of 100 pages a day — estoy leyendo a un ritmo de 100 páginas por día
- the runners set off at a tremendous rate — los corredores salieron a una velocidad vertiginosa
- at this rate/ at the rate we're going, it'll take weeks — a este paso / al ritmo que vamos, nos va a llevar semanas
- at any rate — (in any case) en todo caso
- most people agreed, or at any rate a significant majority — casi todos estuvieron de acuerdo, o por lo menos la gran mayoría
- I don't think he has another brother; at any rate, Dan is the one I'm talking about — me parece que no tiene otro hermano; en todo caso es a Dan a quien me refiero
- Everyone has at some point noticed how people talk at drastically varying rates of speed.
- But police say it was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident happened.
- Near the sun you would increase speed at the rate of 600 mph each second, but you would feel no force acting upon you.
- They try to judge their speed with its rate of descent, and mistakes happen.
- It is harder to attack a convoy, however, if it is moving at a high rate of speed.
- As I headed back to my car, a white van passed me at an extraordinary rate of speed.
- Because of the moderate rate of speed, the bicyclist also wants and needs many miles of trails.
- But we are really moving at an incredible rate to get medicines to the hospitals.
- Time is what measures the rate at which everything else changes.
- To calculate your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220.
- Flooding significantly enhanced the rate of photosynthesis at all light levels in both populations.
- It measures the rate at which small disturbances explode exponentially in time.
- But their career may not move at the same rate or in the same direction as they first intended.
- Oh who am I kidding, the thought of riding wasn't the only thing that was causing my heart rate to speed up.
- The speed of silicon-based processors is limited by the rate at which electrons move round circuits.
- He added that the streets were not packed with people and the march did not move at a constant rate.
- Furthermore, the epicycle does not move at a uniform rate with respect to the centre of the deferent or the Earth.
- One of the principal parameters is the clock speed, the processing rate of the main processor.
- The gates take a relatively long time to close, so if the person before you moves at a normal rate, you should be able to go in with him/her.
- As the officer was about to go after the cars, three more vehicles rounded the curve at a similar rate of speed.
1.2(level, ratio)birth rate — índice de natalidad
- suicide rate — índice de suicidios
- literacy rate — nivel de alfabetización
- rate of inflation — tasa de inflación
- rate of interest — tasa de interés
- rate of exchange — tipo de cambio
- rate of return — rentabilidad
- our campaign has had a high rate of success — nuestra campaña ha tenido mucho éxito
- the drop-out rate in schools — la tasa de abandono escolar
- the failure rate in this exam is too high — hay un porcentaje demasiado alto de suspensos en este examen
1.3(price, charge)postal rates — tarifas postales
- peak/standard rate — tarifa alta/normal
- private tuition, reasonable rates — clases particulares, precios módicos
- the work is paid at a rate of $20 per hour — el trabajo se paga a (razón de) 20 dólares por hora
- it is paid at an hourly rate of … — la hora se paga a …
- that's the going rate — eso es lo que se suele pagar
2(local tax, formerly in UK)contribución femeninocontribución municipal femeninocontribución inmobiliaria femeninowater rates — cuota que se paga por el servicio de agua corriente
1(rank, consider)I rate her work very highly — tengo una excelente opinión de su trabajo
- how would you rate the book? — ¿qué opinión te merece el libro?
- to rate sb/sth as sth
- I rate her as the best woman tennis player — yo la considero la mejor tenista
- how do you rate the film on a scale of 1 to 10? — ¿qué puntaje le darías a la película en una escala del 1 al 10?
- rated speed — velocidad nominal
- rated power — potencia nominal
2Britanicocoloquial(consider good)I don't rate her chances — no creo que tenga muchas posibilidades
3(obtain, deserve)merecerI don't think this essay rates an A — no creo que este trabajo merezca una A
- his death rated barely a line in the paper — el periódico apenas dedicó una línea a la noticia de su muerte
- it didn't rate a mention — no les pareció digno de mención
1(be classed)to rate as sth — estar considerado como algo
- he rates as one of the world's top swimmers — está considerado como uno de los mejores nadadores del mundo
2EE. UU.(measure up)to rate with sb
- Florida doesn't rate with me — para mí Florida no vale gran cosa
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