In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(arrangement to meet)cita femininefeminine horafeminine citaI have to make an appointment with my lawyer — tengo que concertar una cita con mi abogado
- I phoned the hairdresser's/doctor's to make an appointment — llamé a la peluquería/al médico para pedir hora / una cita
- do you have an appointment? — ¿tiene cita/hora?
- I've got an appointment at the hairdresser's at two — tengo hora / una cita a las dos en la peluquería
- he failed to keep the appointment — no acudió / no se presentó a la cita
- I can't go, I've got an appointment — no puedo ir, tengo una cita / un compromiso
- I have a dinner appointment — tengo (que asistir a) una cena
- viewing by appointment only — concertar cita para visitar
- we met by appointment at a cafe — nos dimos cita / nos citamos en un café
- They hadn't made an appointment and nobody at the schools knew who they were.
- We wait for someone who has made an appointment, and not kept it, or made contact.
- Students who made an appointment are asked to go back and do so again.
- Many patients also wish to use email to book or cancel appointments, arrange non-urgent consultations, and request repeat prescriptions.
- She has got me to go to hospital appointments by arranging dates, transport and so on.
- She made an appointment to see her GP the next day, taking along a list of matching symptoms.
- The therapist then assigned homework and made an appointment for the next session.
- In the end, my sister-in-law made an appointment for him, and told him to stop being so pathetic.
- I have been told they should have made an appointment before visiting and I am not obliged to tell them anything.
- Parents may feel free to contact Mary at the school and arrange for an appointment to meet her.
- We felt she was a genuine caller and an officer made an appointment to meet her; the lady did not turn up.
- We made an appointment for 2 weeks after that phone call to sit down and get things started.
- I have made an appointment with the director at the mental health trust to talk through what she is looking for and see how it could fit with my career plans.
- We were building a house in Isleworth, and I had made an appointment to meet a friend of ours on the site.
- The doctor referred us to the clinic and we made an appointment for the two day counselling session that was required first.
- The Doctor ordered an ultrasound immediately and made an appointment to see Andy on that Saturday morning.
- I phoned up my local private hospital, and made an appointment for the following Thursday!
- He made an appointment for us to return to the hospital the next day to see the specialist who was treating my wife's cancer.
- A friend of mine works in a hairdressers down the road so I made an appointment and off we went.
- A person ought to be capable of functioning well in everyday activities such as socialising, meeting appointments and keeping financial commitments.
2.1(act of appointing)nombramiento masculinehis appointment to the post was expected — se esperaba su nombramiento / designación para el cargo
- they sent her a letter of appointment — le mandaron el nombramiento
- (in UK) by appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II — proveedores de SM la reina Isabel II
- Alexander is currently posted in Moscow, his second appointment to Russia.
- The appointment of a trustee transforms the position of the investor.
- This was his first visit to Bulgaria after his recent appointment to the position.
- This is about the appointment of a second chief executive to a Taranaki public health bureaucracy.
- Her appointment, beginning on Monday, is the second key post to be given to a woman at North Yorkshire Police in recent weeks.
- There are certain positions that I have the right to make appointments to for which there is no need to consult the warring parties.
- He dedicates one chapter to describing the leader's grandsons' appointments to key positions in the government.
- This practice is particularly important in appointments for public positions.
- In his era, appointments to university positions in Britain were heavily influenced by religious considerations.
- Pat asked who was in a position to assess a referee from another county before his appointment.
- The intervening three years have failed to bring a second appointment.
- Moreover, when his appointments to the key positions of Secretary of State, National Security Adviser and Defence Secretary are examined, a clearer picture emerges.
- He asked for a Sense of Council regarding her appointment to this position, and it was positive.
- But principals are concerned at delays in a review of the staffing system proposed last year, as they want to know their allocations in time to make appointments for September.
- And he then made a series of more or less statesmanlike appointments to senior positions.
- They could make appointments to local positions of influence, they could often grant titles and confer privileges, which would raise the local status of a corporation or individual.
- Recent appointments also are putting more dealer-friendly faces in key positions
- Accordingly the purchaser would be warned to insist on the appointment of a second trustee for his own protection.
- The statement said that the sudden appointments of new people to key diplomatic positions abroad was a cause of concern, as it could result in politicization of the diplomatic services.
- Only one in four faculty appointments was to a full-time, tenure-track position.
2.2formal (post)puesto masculineappointments in publishing — ofertas de empleo en el campo editorial
- publishing appointments — ofertas de empleo en el campo editorial
- the post is a Presidential appointment — el titular del cargo es nombrado por el presidente
- she was a surprise appointment — fue un nombramiento inesperado
- before noun appointments bureau / agency — agencia de empleo
- In a country where career politicians usually fill Cabinet posts, his anti-establishment appointments caused a stir.
- While he is recognized for these fanciful appointments, he did more than build furniture.
- Published papers are also distributed to selected appointments, so your work has a good chance of reaching the right eyes.
- Each suite is authentically furnished with appointments directed to personal comfort.
- The news comes in the wake of a national survey that found that one in five new secondary school appointments are rated as unsatisfactory by headteachers.
- Repeat variations of the color in fixtures or other appointments for a cohesive look.
- The decor is unmistakably high class with the fixtures, fittings and appointments setting a relaxed yet cultured atmosphere.
- Section 91, which allows for a maximum of two appointments from outside the National Assembly, is limited to Cabinet ministers.
- Thereafter there will be debate about the new appointments among the cabinet and provincial premiers.
- The rooms are gracious, large, airy and furnished with elegant appointments.
- The first is that the people who spark objections are second-tier appointments.
- The vast majority of the advisers are not civil servants, but political appointments hand-picked by ministers.
- The sculpture depicts a throne chair flanked by an altar table, pulpit, offertory tables - in other words, by church appointments.
- Its rooms are tastefully and luxuriously furnished, with appointments not normally available at these prices.
- In her update of Olympia, entitled Tribeca, an older, clothed woman and a naked young man of Asian descent sit in a loft space furnished with modern appointments.
- The table appointments are also of very high quality, with the black and silver chopsticks being exceptional.
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