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(geographical)zona femininefeminine árearegión femininein the New York area — en la zona / el área de Nueva York
- He uses acrylic oil paints to depict traditional settings from rural areas in the Northeast region.
- More than two thousand people from the surrounding areas of the town came in to witness the match.
- These conditions are exacerbated in rural areas of the region, which tend to be poor.
- Much of the wealth he accumulated was invested in real estate in numerous rural areas in the vicinity of Lynn.
- Weddings in small towns and rural areas can be large affairs with the whole village attending.
- There had been a huge population drift from the rural areas to the towns and cities.
- Most rural areas and many small towns lack a fixed telephone service.
- The majority of the new settlers lived in rural areas and earned their living through farming.
- Up to 100,000 people move from towns into rural areas a year, said the minister.
- Macquarie held the view that rural areas should have towns constructed as service centres and places of government.
- Thirty-seven percent of those travelers were heading to small towns or rural areas.
- State-regulated labour bureaux were established in the rural areas and smaller towns to oversee the flow of workers.
- A conference to shape the revival of the region's rural areas will be held at York Racecourse this month.
- Householders identified a sense of security and safety as one of the positive features of living in rural areas.
- I think the relief road has developed some areas in the town.
- The resulting mulch from the Christmas trees will then be used for landscaping projects on green areas in the towns.
- Car sharing also reduces travelling costs and could help people in rural areas with limited public transport.
- We have seen the tangible benefits to those living in rural areas, especially older people living on their own.
- He pointed out that this area was one of the fastest developing areas in the town.
- Whether crossing rural areas or towns, the scenery was always graceful and neat.
1.2(urban)zona femininethe area around the docks — la zona del puerto
- the area we live in — el barrio en el que vivimos
- there have been several burglaries in the area — ha habido varios robos en la zona / la vecindad
- the houses in the immediate area of the factory — las casas situadas en las inmediaciones / los alrededores de la fábrica
2(part of room, building, plot)zona feminineplay area — zona de recreo feminine
- the library is a no-smoking area — en la biblioteca no se puede fumar
- Beach volleyball dominates one part of the beach, and a game of touch rugby is in full flow on the grass picnic area behind.
- There are barbecue facilities and a small picnic area overlooking the vineyard.
- The back section of the auditorium, the equivalent of a balcony, is like a grassy picnic area.
- If you have items in storage areas with empty space, fill them with smaller items, and label them.
- The interconnecting breakfast area has plenty of space for a family-sized table.
- Outside, the apartment has a private patio area and a designated parking space.
- The Unit has a sitting room area where people can get together and get any information required.
- For one thing, there is practically no clear table space or work areas to lay out my supplies.
- Outside, the front garden features a large lawn, a tiled patio area and space to park a fleet of cars.
- It would also include a new corridor, an extended reception area and improved office space.
- The kitchen/dining area is a large space with plenty of storage and a large electric stove.
- Combined with children's play areas and acres of space, it's a lovely place to spend a lazy sunny afternoon.
- The severe lack of parking spaces in the harbour area of Stromness looks like being resolved.
- The main reception area is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor.
- The proposed scheme will also improve existing public open space and play areas.
- Plans also include open spaces with play areas to ensure homes are not overlooked.
- Our rooms opened out onto an open-air patio area with rooms along the opposite side too.
- Another feature solves the problem of how to have a leisure area in a confined space.
- Alternatively if you do not cross the dam you will see a dirt road leading down to a picnic and b.b.q. area.
- The effect of water is best if found in the north of the living, dining or study area but not in the bedroom.
3(expanse, patch)the shaded area represents … — el área sombreada representa …
- areas of cloud across the South-West — nubosidad sobre el sudoeste
- there are few open areas left in the city — quedan pocos espacios abiertos en la ciudad
- apply the ointment to the affected areas — aplicar el ungüento a las partes afectadas
- the wreckage of the plane was scattered over a wide area — los restos del avión siniestrado quedaron esparcidos sobre una extensa zona
4Mathematics superficie feminineMathematics feminine áreafeminine superficie12 square meters in area — 12 metros cuadrados de superficie
- The problem was, given a circle, to construct geometrically a square equal in area to the given circle.
- Nor can all the States in the country be of the same size in area and population.
- Finding the area of a room is a common, everyday use of mathematics.
- The two areas had a varied degree of protection against poaching despite being of a similar size in area.
- By the time the job was done, the bedroom had decreased in area by four square metres.
- In a city of 14 million people and a land area of 6490 square miles, traffic is also a problem.
- It is, after all, smaller than either country in area and has only one short land border.
- The size of the room you're in is probably best measured in terms of its area.
- The green is four feet square in area, and cut on the side of a 75-degree slope.
- As the size of the square changes, the area is recalculated.
5(field, sphere)terreno masculinemasculine campomasculine terrenoarea of competence — área / terreno de competencia
- it's an area of difficulty/controversy — es un terreno difícil/polémico
- an area of concern — un tema que preocupa
- to identify problem areas — identificar problemas
- The company attributes its growth to a focus on two key areas; excellent customer service and lower margin prices.
- The guidelines focus on key areas of the liturgy and offer suggestions as to the best way in which to approach the music choices.
- Was it possible to make the subject areas more attractive to a broader range of students?
- The product range covers all the large subject areas and levels of academic performance.
- General repairs and maintenance - outside these three key areas - are not subject to the new laws.
- This review focuses on these key areas and underlines the major problem that the specialty faces namely, overcrowding.
- They share this preoccupation with other disciplines and interdisciplinary subject areas in the humanities.
- States are rational or instrumental actors, always seeking to maximize their interests in all issue areas.
- The health of the nation is one of the key areas the 2001 Census focused on.
- Prior to the Budget, Mr van Huet had highlighted planning issues as a key area that had to be addressed.
- Just moving on to a different area of interest for us is the issue of the employment status of police officers.
- First, it is incumbent upon us to extend the methods of science and reason to all areas of human interest.
- She has progressed to staff nurse and then to sister and as a matron enjoys being able to develop skills in areas that most interested her.
- The subject areas in which he was most interested were fishing, folk medicine, proverbs and sayings.
- Detailed guidance is also issued by the Department of Health on a range of areas of financial control.
- The big growth areas for First Choice are in specialist areas such as activity holidays and tailor-made safari trips.
- The remainder should leave school with basic skills in three key areas: maths, English and new technology.
- I will focus on three key areas: carbon management, renewable energy, and nuclear power.
- Experienced training providers will be on hand to deliver essential skills training in a whole range of areas.
- He said this week that one of the key areas the review will focus on would be about providing care for people in their own homes.
6penalty areaSportfeminine área (de castigo)
- Ronaldo rushes into the area and draws a decent save from Mirzapour with his left foot.
- Now, when he has the ball on the edge of the area, everyone cheers for him, encouraging him to take a shot.
- Riggott tripped Alan Mahon on the left side of the area and Dunn sent Oakes the wrong way from the penalty spot.
- Instead Neville's mistake allowed Szamosi to scamper along the left and cut into the area.
- Milton teased him with a clever low free-kick from outside the area that swished past the wall and out of reach at the near post.
7US(in front of basement)patio masculine
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