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
- 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.
- Willow will be planted to shore up the banks of the River Devon and wetland created to soak up water on neighbouring hilltops.
- 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.
- All these cities are built alongside rivers whose banks provide major recreational spaces.
- The poplar and willow trees line the opposite bank of the River Kennet from the Town Mill homes.
- They were standing on the banks of the lake in the forest, watching the sunlight glisten off its silver surface.
- The Glasgow plan aims to quicken the pace of development at Atlantic Quay and surrounding land on the north bank of the river.
- Beyond that, a narrower but more fertile inner plain slopes down to the bank of the Delaware River.
- Santo said the flooding was triggered by torrential rains over the last three days, which caused several rivers to overflow their banks.
- 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.
- 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.
- The river overflows its banks and floods the land with fresh water and deposits a thick layer of rich alluvial soil.
- Massive housing projects are springing up on the banks of lakes.
- We chugged along the river, its banks lined with shabby wooden huts.
- He and a girlfriend moved into an old hunting shack on the banks of Lake Superior, about eight miles from the nearest town.
- Russian villages were typically situated near the bank of a lake, river, or stream.
- Each year, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the River Thames to support the two crews.
- Wooden lodges and log cabins are usually found on the banks of a lake or river.
- 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
- I learned firsthand how these Olympic competitors use the steep banks to reach top speed.
- Sometimes, as we rode the bank of a curve, the wheels became slightly airborne, momentarily escaping the pull of gravity.
- 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.
- This week I make the swap from climbing the banks of the track to climbing the mountains in California.
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
- 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.
- The floor was a soft bank of gravel and sand underneath half a metre of scum topped water.
- The rope lands on a shingle bank in the streambed.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The route goes up and down, deepest point 18m and as shallow as 6m over some sand and gravel banks.
3masculine tecladomasculine tablero
- It consisted of a bank of electronic tone generators and an associated array of processing devices that regulated the nature of the sounds.
- My flickering flashlight swung across a bank of overhead stowage.
- In that grey box you see by the railroad crossing lights there is a bank of batteries.
- He rounded a bank of lockers and almost got a Glock 9mm shoved up his nose.
- There are banks of electronic gizmos of unknown origin and purpose.
- 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.
- He goes to work at his bank of electronics, and yes - twiddles some knobs.
- Off to one side of the lobby now, I spied a bank of elevators.
- Two banks of four electric smoke grenade dischargers are fitted either side of the front turret.
- Across the room, mounted above a bank of exercise machines, are five television monitors, each set to a different station.
- There was smoke in the hall near the bank of elevators.
- There was a pool table, a small bank of computers and a corpulent Italian speaking loudly into a mobile phone.
- It is not the mast but the bank of aerials at the top that radiates microwave energy.
- Its English news studio sports a bank of TV monitors just as CNN does.
- 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.
- That engine featured three banks of four cylinders each.
- Whenever I saw him standing at the bank of elevators, I'd quickly turn and scurry away.
- 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.
- Check for sources of electromagnetic interference such as banks of modems on web servers.
- It is powered by a conventional electric motor with a bank of batteries to run it.
4.1(row of oars)hilera de remos feminine
- 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.
- 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.
4.2(rower's bench)banco masculine
- The 1.51-mile infield road course includes part of the banked oval track used for NASCAR stock-car races.
- 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.
- The tight, banked bends on indoor tracks mean a tall athlete with a long stride length will struggle in the 200m and 400m.
- 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.
- It cost £3.5m to build and adjoins the Sportcity indoor facility which boasts a four-lane, banked 200m track.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Since the tracks are banked, the advantage usually goes to the driver on the inside - the outside car is more vulnerable.
- 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 counterclockwise racing of the greyhounds on a banked track may have predisposed their uphill foot to increased stress.
- One of the corners is also going to be slightly banked, which will be interesting.
- It really all depends on what you're wanting to do and how banked the track is.
- Exeter is a track a lot of riders don't like because it is very fast and banked.
- And imagine that situation not on a flat highway, but on a narrow, one-groove racetrack with banked corners.
- Five miles of twisting, turning, banked track with just enough adrenaline to keep you interested but not enough to make you throw up.
- The banked corners are a feature of the Indianapolis circuit and are a one-off in Formula One.
2→ bank up
- Back in my room, I banked up the fire until I had a roaring blaze going.
- 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.
- 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.
- She took his hand, leading him around the room as she turned off lights, banked the fire.
- 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.
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(check/money) depositar ingresar (en el banco)(money/check) ingresar (en el banco) Spain
- 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.
- Sell our home now, bank our profit, and rent a property until the local market looks attractive once more.
- They moved to Nevada, built a beautiful new dream home, which they paid off completely, and still banked a hefty sum after taxes.
- We need people to collect in local supermarkets and count and bank the money.
- His vendor will then bank the money - and it may be loaned to someone else.
- 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.
- By the time the cheque has been banked, the PO box has closed and the ‘company’ has moved on.
- Obviously, we banked the money because we didn't know whether or not it was a donation.
- You filled in various documents of a minor nature, banked money and signed cheques.
- 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.
- This includes people required to conduct collections in local supermarkets, count and bank the money.
- 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.
- The only problem is, normal economic dealings use high-powered supercomputers and economic analysts to make sure that the money is banked correctly.
- The money is banked in the form of commuter credits, which employees can use to buy bike parts at a 10% discount.
- 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.
- Minimise idle cash balances by banking money quickly and seeking best investment rates.
- Like Locke, Rodriguez also banked the most cash in his category, earning $523,445.
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘If they banked that money the government would have cut their grant for the following year,’ John explained.
- This suggests that South Africans are not banking any of the gains being offered from our interest rate bonanza.
- Crackdowns by the Criminal Assets Bureau have made criminals reluctant to bank their money in the republic.
- 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.
- Nigel thankfully revealed a year later that had he cooled his affair with Baltimore and had banked some ‘significant gains’.
- 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.
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 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.
- 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.
- The value of the seed bank in the species pool at GCB was estimated to be greater than any other species establishment mode.
- The number of eggs stored in the egg bank varied within and among species but was usually lower in the temporary pond species.
- The organization now has an image bank of stock images that clients can view and contact the photographers.
- 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.
- For an egg bank to maintain its value as a historical record, the sediments should have little or no disturbance.
- Xenografts derived from animal sources might also be used and could be stored in tissue banks for use when required.
- Already artists, scientists, musicians and communities have together created a bank of songs, stories, choirs and artworks.
- 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.
- These banks are maintained for all those in need, not to store blood for any particular potential recipient.
- 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.
- Also, these figures are based on me submitting articles to various article banks on the Internet myself.
- Many were tested on the huge bank of prepared specimen slides Joyce had assembled in the deep freezes in Newcastle.
- There is a bank of volunteer drivers available although many groups prefer to use their own.
- Further, tissue banks are only required to test donated human tissue for HIV and hepatitis viruses.
- We are also concerned about the emergence of essay banks on the Internet.
2(in gambling)the bank — la banca Latin America
- His unorthodox government has not helped to attract investors, and foreign banks lowered corporate credit ratings for new loans.
- ‘Because of the exchange risk, banks assume that local currency loans are best,’ Rumenov added.
- This amount of money could be supplemented by a loan received from a bank - high interest, but easily accessible as a last option.
- To make the investments Helmersen borrowed large sums of money from Danish banks and financial institutions.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- My current bank deposit account interest rate has just been cut again.
- The company will finance half of the planned investment through a bank loan.
- Should I be looking for a bank loan or alternative finance, perhaps through an outside investor?
- There is no denying that in Zambia many such establishments, especially the banks, operate money markets that are under serious pecuniary constraints.
- It is common sense that citizens will not deposit money in banks for such minimal interest earnings.
- 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.
- We've regularly - almost religiously - deposited money into our bank savings account.
- It's in how the money is spent - long after the offerings are counted and safely in the bank.
- Portfolio investment also includes deposits in banks and financial investment in government or private securities.
- Most people have a current account and most banks pay virtually no interest on this money.
3(store, supply)banco masculineblood/sperm bank — banco de sangre/semen
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- People can dispose of it in a paper bank or household recycling centres.
- There has been an alarming increase in illegal dumping at the recycling banks at Merville.
- The other new recycling banks are located in Aughagower, Manulla and Westport.
- 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.
- A paper recycle bank is placed at the amenity site.
- The council capitulated and had the paper bank moved to a ‘safer’ site - the car park near Acomb Park shops.
- There are also recycling banks for glass, paper and clothing as well as an area for fridges and freezers.
- He said it had also been agreed to have a book bank at the site.
- The Salvation Army is hoping it will be able to re-use many of the items deposited in its recycling banks.
- 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.
- Limerick Community Council has advised that recycling banks are now in place at the car park at Twohig's Supervalu, Killarney Road.
- If you do not compost at home the shredded paper can be put in the paper bank at your nearest recycling facility.
- Christmas cards should not be put in recycling boxes or paper banks.
- Under the scheme, people take bottles to the banks for subsequent re-cycling.
- 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.
- The public is also reminded not to leave bags or boxes at the recycling banks.
- Villages currently not part of the kerbside recycling scheme all have access to paper recycling banks.
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