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(edge of river)orilla feminineribera femininethe river had burst its banks — el río se había desbordado / se había salido de madre
- The poplar and willow trees line the opposite bank of the River Kennet from the Town Mill homes.
- These figures for the most part do not include freshwater wetlands along the shores of lakes, banks of rivers, in estuaries and along the marine coasts.
- When we finally arrived at the rather pretty camp-site on the banks of a blue lake, we had been travelling for more than 24 hours.
- Each year, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the River Thames to support the two crews.
- The Glasgow plan aims to quicken the pace of development at Atlantic Quay and surrounding land on the north bank of the river.
- Massive housing projects are springing up on the banks of lakes.
- Welcome to the sunny banks of Lake Victoria in Tanzania - one of the world's largest lakes and, according to some, the cradle of humankind.
- Ahead of me a row of pollarded willows lines the bank of the stream, beyond which the ground slopes gently upwards towards leafless woodland, appearing sombre grey.
- Willow will be planted to shore up the banks of the River Devon and wetland created to soak up water on neighbouring hilltops.
- They were standing on the banks of the lake in the forest, watching the sunlight glisten off its silver surface.
- He and a girlfriend moved into an old hunting shack on the banks of Lake Superior, about eight miles from the nearest town.
- Beyond that, a narrower but more fertile inner plain slopes down to the bank of the Delaware River.
- The river overflows its banks and floods the land with fresh water and deposits a thick layer of rich alluvial soil.
- All these cities are built alongside rivers whose banks provide major recreational spaces.
- We chugged along the river, its banks lined with shabby wooden huts.
- Santo said the flooding was triggered by torrential rains over the last three days, which caused several rivers to overflow their banks.
- Wooden lodges and log cabins are usually found on the banks of a lake or river.
- Russian villages were typically situated near the bank of a lake, river, or stream.
- Lighting effects have been put up in trees and rafts lie alongside the banks of the lake suggesting that fireworks could be launched from the water's surface.
- Winter Wrens breed in moist coniferous forests and nest in dense brush especially along stream banks.
1.2(slope)terraplén masculineMechanics talud masculine
- So we need a good baseline setup for a great car for the weekend because it is a pretty flat track, and the bank doesn't help the car turn.
- Sometimes, as we rode the bank of a curve, the wheels became slightly airborne, momentarily escaping the pull of gravity.
- This week I make the swap from climbing the banks of the track to climbing the mountains in California.
- I learned firsthand how these Olympic competitors use the steep banks to reach top speed.
1.3(graded bend)peralte masculine
2.1(mass)bank of earth/snow — montículo de tierra/nieve masculine
- bank of clouds — masa de nubes
2.2(on bed of sea, river)banco masculinebajío masculine
- So obviously when you have a tremendous coral reef and the combination of shallow banks, you have a fantastic habitat for all types of marine life.
- It is an altogether different kind of wreck, with the broken remains well scattered and partly buried by a 2m-high bank of sand.
- Flat banks of white sand covered with tall grasses stretched into the distance.
- The rope lands on a shingle bank in the streambed.
- It is a great sight, with ant-like streams pouring across long pontoons over the river's shallow sandy banks to innumerable craft moored midstream.
- Far from the island we waded through a waist deep channel of fast flowing ebb tide, then climbed onto a hard bank of rippled sand.
- The route goes up and down, deepest point 18m and as shallow as 6m over some sand and gravel banks.
- At the mouth the shallow banks of the creek slanted sharply down around a large, flat boulder protruding from the lake, creating a miniature canyon of mud.
- This is definitely so for small juvenile fish, but the bigger adults prefer a mix of clean and broken ground, often seeking out gravel banks and sandbanks adjacent to much rougher ground.
- The floor was a soft bank of gravel and sand underneath half a metre of scum topped water.
3masculine tecladomasculine tablero
- By the time both beds were wheeled to the end of the hallway near a bank of elevators, Jared was able to see both kidnappers more closely.
- Check for sources of electromagnetic interference such as banks of modems on web servers.
- Whenever I saw him standing at the bank of elevators, I'd quickly turn and scurry away.
- Its English news studio sports a bank of TV monitors just as CNN does.
- There are banks of electronic gizmos of unknown origin and purpose.
- At the front of the vehicle he saw a bank of large video monitors that gave an astonishing real-time view of the terrain outside.
- It is not the mast but the bank of aerials at the top that radiates microwave energy.
- Once again I was thwarted in my attempt to understand how to tune in to the audio on the bank of TVs mounted above the treadmills.
- There was smoke in the hall near the bank of elevators.
- In that grey box you see by the railroad crossing lights there is a bank of batteries.
- There was a pool table, a small bank of computers and a corpulent Italian speaking loudly into a mobile phone.
- He rounded a bank of lockers and almost got a Glock 9mm shoved up his nose.
- Across the room, mounted above a bank of exercise machines, are five television monitors, each set to a different station.
- He goes to work at his bank of electronics, and yes - twiddles some knobs.
- That engine featured three banks of four cylinders each.
- Two banks of four electric smoke grenade dischargers are fitted either side of the front turret.
- It is powered by a conventional electric motor with a bank of batteries to run it.
- It consisted of a bank of electronic tone generators and an associated array of processing devices that regulated the nature of the sounds.
- Off to one side of the lobby now, I spied a bank of elevators.
- My flickering flashlight swung across a bank of overhead stowage.
4.1(row of oars)hilera de remos feminine
- The starboard banks of oars dipped hard into the water, and the trading ship swung abruptly to the left and slowly glided to the dock.
- The standard galley or galere ordinaire, had twenty-six banks of oars per side, with five men at each oar.
- If there were 100 oars per bank, that would have required 15000 oarsmen.
4.2(rower's bench)banco masculine
- Cycling on banked tracks is one of the oldest forms of the sport, dating back to the track-racing boom of the 1890s in Europe.
- It cost £3.5m to build and adjoins the Sportcity indoor facility which boasts a four-lane, banked 200m track.
- The banked corners are a feature of the Indianapolis circuit and are a one-off in Formula One.
- The 1.51-mile infield road course includes part of the banked oval track used for NASCAR stock-car races.
- Exeter is a track a lot of riders don't like because it is very fast and banked.
- The counterclockwise racing of the greyhounds on a banked track may have predisposed their uphill foot to increased stress.
- It really all depends on what you're wanting to do and how banked the track is.
- In Japan, where top riders earn fortunes, the tracks are less steeply banked and they race on all-weather asphalt, rather than wooden surfaces.
- This event features four racers at a time taking a downhill course full of jumps, turns and banked corners in a race to the finish.
- Cyclists contest a variety of events on an inside oval track banked at 42 degrees.
- And imagine that situation not on a flat highway, but on a narrow, one-groove racetrack with banked corners.
- Confidence grew as riders got used to the banked track, but the day was sadly marred by a serious injury to one of the Lancaster CC contingent who landed heavily on the hard surface in the track centre.
- These turns are usually banked, constructed at an angle, which allows the cyclist to ride in a straight line with the track banking navigating the direction.
- One of the corners is also going to be slightly banked, which will be interesting.
- Five miles of twisting, turning, banked track with just enough adrenaline to keep you interested but not enough to make you throw up.
- On to an indicated 190 mph and I have exceeded my personal best; now the banked bend approaches and we are gaining on the car in front, so I have to slow.
- The tight, banked bends on indoor tracks mean a tall athlete with a long stride length will struggle in the 200m and 400m.
- Since the tracks are banked, the advantage usually goes to the driver on the inside - the outside car is more vulnerable.
- It doesn't have as much clearance underneath it for this kind of a banked race track.
- The teammate then moves to the top of the circular banked track and coasts while he recovers for his next stint.
2→ bank up
- The water was heated by the coal range and we would bank up the fire before going to bed and have plenty of hot water in the morning.
- They'd stoked and banked the fire for the night, drawn the purple drapes, and put a hot bedpan in between her sheets to warm it ready for her.
- Greg, who was the only one who knew how to do it properly, had been banking the fire every night so they would have embers to start the morning's fire with.
- She took his hand, leading him around the room as she turned off lights, banked the fire.
- Back in my room, I banked up the fire until I had a roaring blaze going.
1I bank with the National — tengo la cuenta en el National
- where do they bank?, who do they bank with? — ¿dónde tienen la cuenta?
- to shop and bank from home — comprar y hacer operaciones bancarias desde la casa
1(money/check) depositar ingresar (en el banco)(money/check) ingresar (en el banco) Spain
- This includes people required to conduct collections in local supermarkets, count and bank the money.
- That was replaced by ‘bills of exchange’ except that there is evidence that the money was banked for the $10 initial capital of each of the funds.
- Sell our home now, bank our profit, and rent a property until the local market looks attractive once more.
- You filled in various documents of a minor nature, banked money and signed cheques.
- Obviously, we banked the money because we didn't know whether or not it was a donation.
- They moved to Nevada, built a beautiful new dream home, which they paid off completely, and still banked a hefty sum after taxes.
- Nigel thankfully revealed a year later that had he cooled his affair with Baltimore and had banked some ‘significant gains’.
- Crackdowns by the Criminal Assets Bureau have made criminals reluctant to bank their money in the republic.
- The first recommendation I would make is that the Minister stops banking the money that he thinks he will get from the department, because he is very unlikely to get it.
- By the time the cheque has been banked, the PO box has closed and the ‘company’ has moved on.
- Minimise idle cash balances by banking money quickly and seeking best investment rates.
- We need people to collect in local supermarkets and count and bank the money.
- It was only obvious to me because I have been banking money for many years, but I think nine out of ten people would be fooled by it.
- His vendor will then bank the money - and it may be loaned to someone else.
- Rather we mean those who spend the morning banking their dividend cheques and the afternoon at the gym, on the tennis court or at the club.
- The money is banked in the form of commuter credits, which employees can use to buy bike parts at a 10% discount.
- All we need now is for people to place the boxes during the last two weeks of February then collect them in at the beginning of April and bank the money.
- This suggests that South Africans are not banking any of the gains being offered from our interest rate bonanza.
- It was only too clear that a few of them were simply banking the salary from the Observer and then getting extra work from TV, radio and other publications.
- Street kids in Nepal are now being given the opportunity to bank their money, so that bigger kids won't beat them up and steal it.
- ‘If they banked that money the government would have cut their grant for the following year,’ John explained.
- Like Locke, Rodriguez also banked the most cash in his category, earning $523,445.
- A £10,000 cheque will be banked by Sunday's victors from the FA's prize fund with the prospect of much more to follow if Saturday's draw proves favourable.
- The only problem is, normal economic dealings use high-powered supercomputers and economic analysts to make sure that the money is banked correctly.
- A candidate who can bank those sums is not only a threat to win, but a threat to disrupt the rules by which campaigns are run, paid for, and won.
1Financebanco masculinethe nationalization of the banks — la nacionalización de los bancos / de la banca
- to laugh / (ironic) cry all the way to the bank — morirse de risa
- when they tell me I write trash, I cry all the way to the bank — cuando me dicen que escribo basura, me río pensando en mis regalías
- bank deposits — depósitos bancarios
- bank raid — atraco a un banco
- The building settles into contours, spreading out horizontally over a vast buried chamber - the seed bank itself.
- A job bank computer is also available at the office and helps those looking for work to see what is available.
- The organization now has an image bank of stock images that clients can view and contact the photographers.
- The eye bank is accessible round the clock through a dedicated hotline 1081.
- For example, seed dormancy, leading to the production of soil seed banks, allows escape from unfavourable conditions in time rather than in space.
- The value of the seed bank in the species pool at GCB was estimated to be greater than any other species establishment mode.
- Already artists, scientists, musicians and communities have together created a bank of songs, stories, choirs and artworks.
- Each question in the test bank is referenced to its original source in the textbook, making it easy to verify or modify questions and answers.
- Further, tissue banks are only required to test donated human tissue for HIV and hepatitis viruses.
- That is a good idea, and Work and Income is ensuring that its job bank is available across the country and provides a wider range of information.
- We are also concerned about the emergence of essay banks on the Internet.
- These banks are maintained for all those in need, not to store blood for any particular potential recipient.
- Time banks, where members build up credits by giving up an hour of their time to provide a service for another person in the scheme, are a more recent phenomenon.
- There is a bank of volunteer drivers available although many groups prefer to use their own.
- The number of eggs stored in the egg bank varied within and among species but was usually lower in the temporary pond species.
- Xenografts derived from animal sources might also be used and could be stored in tissue banks for use when required.
- Many were tested on the huge bank of prepared specimen slides Joyce had assembled in the deep freezes in Newcastle.
- For an egg bank to maintain its value as a historical record, the sediments should have little or no disturbance.
- Also, these figures are based on me submitting articles to various article banks on the Internet myself.
2(in gambling)the bank — la banca
- There is no denying that in Zambia many such establishments, especially the banks, operate money markets that are under serious pecuniary constraints.
- ‘Because of the exchange risk, banks assume that local currency loans are best,’ Rumenov added.
- Portfolio investment also includes deposits in banks and financial investment in government or private securities.
- Should I be looking for a bank loan or alternative finance, perhaps through an outside investor?
- That begs the question as to whether our money would be safer under the mattress or in a bank deposit account than invested in shares, unit trusts or pension schemes.
- The easiest way to do so will be to deposit the money into banks or invest it in stock and bond funds and life-insurance policies.
- It also included the interest rates on the bank loans that the winner would take.
- Retained earnings are just as much money as a bank loan or new equity.
- However, there was one clear distinction between giving and taking interest on loans and bank deposits.
- Most people have a current account and most banks pay virtually no interest on this money.
- It is common sense that citizens will not deposit money in banks for such minimal interest earnings.
- To make the investments Helmersen borrowed large sums of money from Danish banks and financial institutions.
- His unorthodox government has not helped to attract investors, and foreign banks lowered corporate credit ratings for new loans.
- The company will finance half of the planned investment through a bank loan.
- My current bank deposit account interest rate has just been cut again.
- This amount of money could be supplemented by a loan received from a bank - high interest, but easily accessible as a last option.
- It's in how the money is spent - long after the offerings are counted and safely in the bank.
- When you are financing such investments, bank charges and any interest payments are typically deductible in the year in which they are paid.
- The banks must pay a substantial portion of the Army escort service in light of the huge profits they are making, the Minister said.
- We've regularly - almost religiously - deposited money into our bank savings account.
3(store, supply)banco masculineblood/sperm bank — banco de sangre/semen
- People can dispose of it in a paper bank or household recycling centres.
- The public is also reminded not to leave bags or boxes at the recycling banks.
- The council capitulated and had the paper bank moved to a ‘safer’ site - the car park near Acomb Park shops.
- To find out more, or for details of your nearest bottle or paper banks, contact the city council's special recycling helpline on 01904 636000.
- The other new recycling banks are located in Aughagower, Manulla and Westport.
- There has been an alarming increase in illegal dumping at the recycling banks at Merville.
- If you do not compost at home the shredded paper can be put in the paper bank at your nearest recycling facility.
- The provision of ten recycling banks was commended by the judging panel but they saw weed control as a problem at Barrack Street near the junction with the Tullow Road.
- A total of 20 shoe recycling banks have been introduced by South Lakeland District Council across the district to encourage more people to put their old shoes to a good use.
- A paper recycle bank is placed at the amenity site.
- Under the scheme, people take bottles to the banks for subsequent re-cycling.
- Limerick Community Council has advised that recycling banks are now in place at the car park at Twohig's Supervalu, Killarney Road.
- The Salvation Army is hoping it will be able to re-use many of the items deposited in its recycling banks.
- On an ongoing basis, there are bottle and can banks near the library, so you can recycle those materials as often as suits your needs.
- But can, paper and textile banks will remain at the site near the Buck Inn unless a new home can be found for all the recycling bins.
- There are also recycling banks for glass, paper and clothing as well as an area for fridges and freezers.
- Villages currently not part of the kerbside recycling scheme all have access to paper recycling banks.
- He said it had also been agreed to have a book bank at the site.
- It is first time that aluminium foil has been collected at the council's recycling centres, though Eden Community Recycling already has banks at its own sites.
- Christmas cards should not be put in recycling boxes or paper banks.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.