In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ununaI have a problem/a question/an idea — tengo un problema/una pregunta/una idea
- a Mrs Smith called — llamó una tal señora Smith
- she's a lawyer — es abogada
- she's a famous lawyer — es una famosa abogada
- have you got a car/light? — ¿tienes coche/fuego?
- he didn't say a word — no dijo ni una palabra
- they're six dollars a kilo — están a seis dólares el kilo
- half a dozen/an hour — media docena/hora
- what a pity/coincidence! — ¡qué lástima/casualidad!
- what a huge dog! — ¡qué perro más enorme!
- half a cup/spoonful — media taza/cucharada
2(per)portwice a week — dos veces por semana / a la semana
- 50 miles an hour — 50 millas por hora
- The site takes in 2,000 tons of trash on a typical day, charging an average $30 a ton.
- You can't drive over five miles an hour down any street in New York.
- The price of gold rose last week to $309 an ounce - and at one point was $312, its highest for two years.
- I type 15 words a minute with a lot of mistakes.
- The truckers are angry at the rise in diesel prices, which currently average 81.3p a litre.
1.1(letter)Aa femininethe A to Z of Gardening — el ABC de la jardinería
1.2Musicla masculineto give sb an A — darle el la a algn
- A flat/sharp/natural — la bemol/sostenido/natural
- A major/minor — la mayor/menor
- the piece is in A — la pieza es en la mayor
2Medicineblood group A — grupo sanguíneo A masculine
3.1(in house numbers)35A — 35 duplicado
3.2(in sizes of paper)A3 — A3
- A4 — A4
- A5 — A5
3.3British Transportindicador de carretera o ruta nacionalbefore noun A road — ruta nacional feminine
4(firstly)en primer lugarnúmero uno
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