In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(thing, person one can turn to)that old standby 'working late at the office' — el viejo recurso de 'tengo que trabajar hasta tarde en la oficina'
- frozen meals are a useful standby in case unexpected guests arrive — las comidas congeladas son muy socorridas si llegan visitas inesperadas
- you should always carry a spare fan belt as a standby — siempre se debe llevar una correa de ventilador de repuesto por lo que pudiera pasar
- I'm here as a standby in case John can't play — estoy de reserva / de suplente por si John no puede jugar
- And atop the van were five bicycles, kept as a standby in case of the breakdown of any cycle during the course of the rally.
- To ensure emergency electricity supplies, standby generators are being provided for pumping and ventilation.
- Athens Olympics organisers took the extraordinary step early yesterday of training a standby athlete to light the Olympic flame.
- A standby crew of 15 fully trained nurses work lull time at The Pas Hospital and are on call 24 hours.
- Only twelve players are selected along with three reserves and three standbys.
- BT are also investigating ways to exploit the stocks of fuel set aside to operate the exchange standby power generators.
- Thank goodness it was only ever a standby facility, and that today it lies rotting and abandoned.
- Producers can fall into the same reasoning, so standbys and understudies rarely get the job when a star needs to be replaced long-term.
- They have a standby generator and five solar panels.
- In most cases, the second server is a standby server - ready to take over if the first server fails.
- Soup is a great standby, and we Scots are the best soup-makers of all.
- There are nearly 100 people on night shift as standby in case of emergencies.
- Permanent standby generators with automatic operation generally cost between $2,200 and $10,000.
- In all football championship matches the referee must have his own umpires and official linesmen and a standby referee are also appointed.
- Is the carbon dioxide produced by all those standby power stations accounted for in their statistics?
- Stored rainwater also is a good standby in times of emergencies such as power outages or during periods of extreme drought when wells dry up.
- Third, escape routes should be fitted with standby power and smoke - protection devices, and proper evacuation procedures should be planned.
- It was also reported last week that hospital bosses knew the standby air conditioning unit had been faulty for five years, but did not have the money to repair it.
- Although you can buy a commercial version of Jenny's ginger, shallot and chilli sauce, she says it is easy to make and is a wonderful standby to have in the fridge.
- The tugboat is truly multi purpose, as it can lead oil tankers into port, repair petroleum pipes in the sea and act as a standby rescue boat.
- It was not surprising that a standby system was always in place.
- Hospitals must have standby power, because building codes and accreditation organizations require it.
2(state of readiness)to be on standby — estar de guardia
- before noun standby time — tiempo de autonomía
- Gritters and snow ploughs are on standby as temperatures look set to plummet to - 8C across Hampshire next week.
- Gritters were placed on standby ready to treat motorways and other main roads in an effort to prevent accidents.
- The rescue service remains on permanent standby and is ready to mobilise to any site worldwide within 12 hours.
- He said: ‘There was a lifeboat on standby for safety for the crews because they were working above the water.’
- They had told me to be on standby and not to book a holiday.
- As part of the government's rapid reaction force, 45 Commando are on permanent standby for deployment to anywhere in the world at very short notice.
- Likewise, the Reserve forces will be revamped to have 2,800 troops in small units on standby for swift deployment.
- A Special Reaction Team is on standby 24 hours a day.
- The lifeboat crew are on standby all the year round.
- The 16 volunteers - handpicked for their varied skills and expertise - were on standby until the middle of last month.
- The police helicopter unit was placed on standby.
- Voters will go to the polls today with 95,000 police on the streets and 100,000 troops on standby for immediate deployment.
- Firefighters were called to the scene and placed on standby but were not needed.
- By spotting the danger signs early enough, a civil defence team can be put on standby to provide an immediate response to another flood.
- One platoon is always on standby for immediate deployment to crisis spots.
- The property and the adjacent house were cordoned off and an ambulance was put on standby near the scene.
- The force helicopter will also be on standby to respond to robberies and protect security staff.
- A waiter was already there on standby in case we needed something.
- The image consultants have been on 24-hour emergency standby.
- The air ambulance is one of only three helicopters in the country that covers night flying and is on standby for 19 hours a day, from 8am until 3am, 365 days a year.
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- But cheap fares are filling the empty seats staffers used to use on standby.
- It often involves being trapped on standby in the Atlanta airport on a rainy Friday night.
- The 74 passengers were put on standby for the next available flight.
- But he could put me on standby for the last flight out.
- Very frequent flyers get more free upgrades, often pay less to buy upgrades, and get preferred treatment on standby upgrade lists.
- The seats are typically offered on standby basis and but have become increasingly hard for employees to nail down as many flights fly at record-full levels.
1(ready for emergency)(generator/equipment) de emergencia(equipment/generator) de reservato be on standby duty — estar de guardia
- standby facility — línea de crédito stand-by / de disposición inmediata
2Aviación(fare/passenger/ticket) (invariable adjective) stand-by
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