In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(valuable quality)the city's greatest asset — el mayor atractivo de la ciudad
- her beauty/intelligence is her greatest asset — su belleza/inteligencia es su gran baza
- knowledge of French would be an asset — se valorarán conocimientos de francés
- living so centrally will be an asset while you're working there — vivir en un lugar tan céntrico va a significar una gran ventaja mientras estés trabajando allí
- asset to sth/sb
- she's an asset to the company — es una empleada muy valiosa para la compañía
- your degree will always be an asset to you — la carrera siempre será un punto a tu favor
- The walkways and riverside areas are very attractive and a great asset to the town.
- She will be a great asset to the team and we wish her every success in her new post.
- She would be an enormous asset to this country and she is a very special case.
- This is a great asset to the community as many need to make this journey for work and medical care.
- Used correctly the trail and its viaducts will become a major asset to the area.
- He spoke of the beauty of the course and its location and said the club was a huge asset to tourism.
- These people have proven themselves to be a valuable asset to growers in this district.
- Point out to them that giving you what you want is going to be an asset to the company.
- The player is too prized an asset to sell to a rival at a bargain price.
- He has got excellent control, good vision and he will be an asset to this club.
- His obvious passion for the game and attitude to work would be a great asset to anyone.
- His experience in church leadership, web and media would be a great asset to any church.
- The bridge would be an asset to both the local community and to visitors from further afield.
- We should view the green belt as an appropriate setting for the city and an asset to its future generations.
- I agree this is an attractive project and the waterway would be an asset to the city but there is still one problem.
- For what we do, whether it's the animation or the music side, it's an asset to have both viewpoints.
- The junior Saturday morning drama class is a valued asset to many children.
- He also says that it will be established in 12 months and will be an asset to the borough.
- He will be a decided asset to the city team where he has resided for a number of years.
- They are a highly-qualified couple and would be a wonderful asset to this country.
2assets pluralFinanceactivo masculinecurrent/fixed assets — activo circulante/fijo
- assets and liabilities — activo y pasivo
- personal assets — bienes muebles
- It is the subsidiaries that hold the operating assets that are of value in a liquidation.
- This directive says an insurance firm can trade if its assets meet its liabilities.
- The currency fund can be leveraged up to five times the value of its underlying assets.
- This transaction could result in an income tax bill today if the assets have appreciated in value.
- It also ignores non-cash items such as depreciation of assets and the amortisation of acquisitions.
- It depends on the value of the available assets and the amounts due to the other creditors.
- The company's current stock market value is marginally less than its net assets.
- They also charge on the basis of such factors as the value of the assets, urgency and complexity.
- The sources of base money are the net foreign and domestic assets of the central bank.
- But this would have happened based on the value of the assets in the balance sheet.
- Negative equity is a situation in which the amount borrowed exceeds the value of the assets secured against that loan.
- So, it looks as if the safest way to achieve the biggest pot of net assets at retirement is paying off that debt.
- The net effect of expanding assets with this financing mix has been a declining reliance on debt.
- There are no profits and no dividend, and the assets are valued at just 60p per share.
- But if the market falls, the fall in the value of the trust assets is also exaggerated.
- Over this period, pension funds saw the value of their assets crash, since they invest largely in shares.
- However, net wealth is the value of our total assets less our financial liabilities.
- Any tax on them increases the possibility that the scheme will not have sufficient assets to meet liabilities.
- The general rule is to secure enough insurance to cover the total value of all your assets.
- Assess the true value of the assets and use this value as the basis for calculating the return generated.
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