In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(superior factor)ventaja feminineshe had the advantage of knowing the language — tenía la ventaja de saber el idioma
- to have an advantage over sb — tener ventaja sobre algn
- her experience gives her an advantage over me — su experiencia la coloca en una situación de ventaja con respecto a mí
- [ S ]knowledge of German an advantage — se valorarán conocimientos de alemán
- Stop-start town traffic gave an advantage to the hybrids, with the Prius, which can run solely on its electric motor at slow speeds, far in the lead.
- Both features have their advantages, but they are certainly not new in the 18th century.
- Moreover, the advantages of practicing simple but effective steps at home are also explained.
- This feature offers distinct advantages over the one-way system, but also at a higher cost.
- We must, however, clearly define and identify our competitive advantage - the features and benefits that make the product unique.
- He said that this was an exciting challenge for him and the fact that this was a planned town was an advantage.
- Vending machines offer the advantages of convenience, hygiene and consistency in taste.
- There are good constitutional reasons for this independence, as well as practical advantages.
- A set of regulations should also be set up to support academic fields in which Taiwan has advantages or special features.
- This feature will have advantages for customers in the pharmaceutical industry, where speed is critical.
- This results in major advantages of microwaves over conventional ovens.
- That's not to say the moderate viewpoint is without its practical advantages.
- However, despite the advantages, the Town Engineer added that there were bound to be some dissenting voices.
- The closeness of Swinford to Knock Airport should continue to be a huge advantage to the town in the future.
- This feature provides a significant advantage for children over the general law on confidentiality.
- There would be clear advantages to locating both services in the one centre, however, if the project were to be approved.
- It's got to be an advantage for the town and it means more people could leave their cars at home and use public transport.
- The great advantage of the town bus was that the tickets could be used several times daily free of extra charge.
- It is indeed an advantage to this expanding town.
- Chan cites numerous advantages these features have offered the firm over the years.
2(gain)he may find the new situation more to his advantage — puede ser que la nueva situación le resulte más ventajosa
- she took full advantage of the opportunity — aprovechó al máximo la oportunidad
3(in tennis)ventaja feminineadvantage Williams — ventaja Williams
- Henman races to three set points but Udomchoke gets a stay of execution as the Briton lets slip his advantage for deuce.
- Is it 30 all, deuce, advantage to them or set point to me?
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