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(expression, indication)please accept this small token of our gratitude — le pedimos que acepte este pequeño obsequio como muestra / prueba de nuestro agradecimiento
- they removed their hats as a token of respect — se quitaron el sombrero en señal de respeto
- it's not a big present, it's just a token — no es un gran regalo, es solo un detalle
- as a token of my love — como prenda de mi amor
1.2(memento)recuerdo masculinomay I keep it as a token — ¿puedo guardarlo de recuerdo?
- The custom of sending love tokens goes back hundreds of years, but reached extreme levels in Victorian times where precious items were sent as tokens of forbidden love.
- And he declined to accept the token of recognition conferred on him by the Academy.
- Symbol systems can arise only in close-knit social groups, for the symbols are meaningful only as tokens in interactions with others.
- The only secrets in Freemasonry are the signs, grips and tokens of recognition and even these were revealed decades ago.
- Except for a few very visible tokens, the voices and lives of women are trivialized, if not simply cropped out of the scene altogether, and this is the crux of the problem.
- A ring, sword, and sceptre were delivered as tokens of authority and the anthem ‘Zadok the Priest’ chanted.
- There are no faded flags or hand-painted signs of national unity, no simple tokens of remembrance.
- His work was almost always meant to have the quality of a personal token, rather than that of an object for public display.
- Such heartening gestures are subtle but meaningful tokens of unity.
- The knoll near the Pentagon and the parks in lower Manhattan have filled with flowers and tokens of remembrance.
- In the 1800s, puzzle purses became popular: the Valentine was carefully folded, so its recipient had to refold it to read the messages and find the love tokens concealed therein.
- The number eight is a token of fortune in Chinese and has special favour across the country.
- A committee of women collected donations from all over the state to fund the design and production of a sterling silver commemorative token, a loving cup.
- It is clear that these costumes were worn as tokens of stately ostentation and to display the authority of the wearer.
- Engagement rings are merely tokens of esteem that two people have for one another.
- But meantime there are signs, tokens, foretastes of the final Kingdom, which in themselves provide powerful support for Christian congregations in their sacrificial work.
- Well, for Hollywood couples, the most cherished token of their union isn't always the ring, it is the prenup.
- The day had a very symbolic beginning when the school principal handed over a golden key, a token of authority, to the student principal.
- The stickers go on their T-shirts and watching the tots rush about showing their stickers to each-other and to their proud mums, it's obvious how much this little token of achievement means.
- In general, most objectors dismissed it as a ceremonial or symbolic token; an expression of faith, like a crucifix, except it was a blade that could cut, maim and harm.
2.1(coin)ficha femeninocospel masculino Argentina
- This sort of system operates in several other cities which have park and ride services, where the bus rider purchases a token before boarding the bus and inserts this token in a machine to exit.
- The gaming system avoids having to use coins or tokens in the operation of slot machines.
- After the war, he worked for the New York Mass Transit Authority, selling tokens from booths in various subway stations.
- Aluminum was in short supply during World War II, so they were replaced by plastic tokens, and then finally discarded in 1951.
- They were operated by tokens rather than money.
- The hotel said the smart card technology allows for smart gaming and the inconvenience of queuing at the cash desk for tokens is no longer necessary.
- Digging out his last subway token, he drifted along in their wake.
- Also, to enter the car park one drives up to the barrier, obtains a token from a machine - rather like entering a car wash - and then uses it to board the bus.
- To play you will need to buy a token from one of the wait staff in the casino.
- They want you to spend hours plugging the machines with tokens.
- Her birthday party was held at a game arcade where you trade coins for tokens and you play at game machines with the tokens.
- An arcade usually includes a change machine, a vending machine that dispenses the change or tokens kids need to play the games.
- On return, one simply inserts the token into a machine or goes to a kiosk and pays the fee (£1 last time I used it).
- The couple say they got into trouble when a woman and her Jamaican boyfriend gave them tokens for gambling machines in a casino during the holiday.
- Also I got my commuter rail and subway tokens for Boston area trips in advance; that way I didn't have to worry about that at the end of the trip.
- It turned out that the machine takes tokens, not coins, and those tokens are only given by stores in the mall.
- Benjamin put his token into the machine and got on the nearest train.
- When you first put in your coins, tokens or tickets, you hear a telephone ring.
- To use this, one only has to obtain a token at the barrier before entering, park the car and then show the token to the bus driver.
- The kid said he wanted to go home, and the coach handed him a subway token.
2.2British (voucher)vale masculinomasculino valemasculino cheque-regaloa book /record token — un vale / un cheque-regalo para comprar un libro/disco
- They are currently running a special promotion which involves collecting tokens over a number of weeks.
- The other two section winners each receive £75 shopping vouchers and leisure tokens as well as a trophy.
- Milk tokens can be exchanged for powdered baby milk or fresh milk.
- More records and record tokens would be given this Yuletide than ever before.
- For example, you may be entitled to milk tokens if you're receiving benefits, or you may be eligible for a Sure Start Maternity Grant.
- Freshers' packs are usually given out by Student Union reps and they will contain a book full of tokens for free food and half price travel, clothes and books etc.
- Nicole received a book token for outstanding effort.
- British banks have given away CD tokens, student rail cards and money boxes in an effort to woo new customers.
- Prize-winners received book tokens and were treated to an interesting talk on how the murals were painted.
- When she turned round, the bag, which contained nearly £300 cash and a milk token, had been swiped.
- The estate had its own import and export facilities, and the workers were paid in tokens to be exchanged for goods in the company store.
- In addition, a petition signed by 525 people living in rural areas is asking the council to give pensioners a choice between tokens and half-fare bus passes.
- Refugee mothers don't even get the milk tokens that mothers on benefit are entitled to.
- So if your budget stretches to it, a book or record token or gift voucher as well may not go amiss.
- Anyone who has the opportunity to collect tokens is asked to donate them to the local primary school.
- If you are a reader of these papers and would like to pass on the tokens, the students would be most appreciative.
- School management and teachers say a sincere thank you to all the parents and pupils who collected the tokens.
- Keep and use all the coupons and tokens you get free, but only if they're for items you would buy anyway.
- The tokens will be exchanged for equipment for the school.
1(payment/fine/gesture) simbólico(stoppage/strike) de advertenciawe put in a token appearance at the party — hicimos acto de presencia en la fiesta
- the panel is made up of four men plus the token woman — el panel está integrado por cuatro hombres y la mujer que hay que incluir para salvar las apariencias / por pura fórmula
- In response to growing public concern over the plight of the unemployed graduates, the government has made a few token moves to provide jobs.
- How does an apathetic agnostic even begin to redress a quarter-century of token gestures and guest appearances at church?
- There were a half dozen or so public works, most token gestures at best, located in both towns.
- The government would take a tough stand and then make a token concession.
- There is a token amount that this Government is setting aside for the rest of the country, but most of the money raised will be spent on Aucklanders.
- I find the whole thing completely irresponsible, and this bill is just a token measure.
- It is not surprising therefore that their affiliated unions are only making a token effort to oppose the government's plan.
- When she left her last job, she was offered a token 300 pesos severance pay.
- Neither side called him, and he made one token appearance at the trial.
- Nevertheless, Labor is just as anxious as the government to push the legislation through, albeit with token amendments.
- These largely token measures have done little to quell public anger at the violent actions of the police.
- The strike was little more than a token protest by the union and had little effect on the company's flight schedules.
- The strikers held a march and observed a token hunger strike.
- The police made no more than a token effort to disguise their enthusiasm for the militia cause.
- Instead of giving large numbers of students token payments of $100 to $200, we are giving more students real financial support.
- But opposition by the government and big business to anything but a token pay increase has nothing to do with concern for the unemployed.
- But, under intense pressure from the military, the courts imposed only token sentences.
- But even the head acknowledges that her school is beyond such token gestures.
- Instead, a so-called ‘hardship fund’ was established to provide token support for those receiving the lowest pensions.
- Despite token opposition to this clause from France, Germany and Mexico, the three countries abstained in the voting, enabling the resolution to be passed.
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