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
- Winter Wrens breed in moist coniferous forests and nest in dense brush especially along stream banks.
- Massive housing projects are springing up on the banks of lakes.
- Each year, hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the River Thames to support the two crews.
- All these cities are built alongside rivers whose banks provide major recreational spaces.
- 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.
- Beyond that, a narrower but more fertile inner plain slopes down to the bank of the Delaware 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.
- Santo said the flooding was triggered by torrential rains over the last three days, which caused several rivers to overflow their banks.
- 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 Glasgow plan aims to quicken the pace of development at Atlantic Quay and surrounding land on the north bank of the river.
- Russian villages were typically situated near the bank of a lake, river, or stream.
- 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 river overflows its banks and floods the land with fresh water and deposits a thick layer of rich alluvial soil.
- We chugged along the river, its banks lined with shabby wooden huts.
- Wooden lodges and log cabins are usually found on the banks of a lake or river.
- 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.
- He and a girlfriend moved into an old hunting shack on the banks of Lake Superior, about eight miles from the nearest town.
- 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.
1.2(slope)terraplén masculineMechanics talud masculine
- Sometimes, as we rode the bank of a curve, the wheels became slightly airborne, momentarily escaping the pull of gravity.
- I learned firsthand how these Olympic competitors use the steep banks to reach top speed.
- This week I make the swap from climbing the banks of the track to climbing the mountains in California.
- 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.
1.3(graded bend)peralte masculine
2.1(mass)bank of earth/snow — montículo de tierra/nieve
- bank of clouds — masa de nubes
2.2(on bed of sea, river)banco masculinebajío masculine
- The route goes up and down, deepest point 18m and as shallow as 6m over some sand and gravel banks.
- 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.
- 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 rope lands on a shingle bank in the streambed.
- 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.
- Flat banks of white sand covered with tall grasses stretched into the distance.
- The floor was a soft bank of gravel and sand underneath half a metre of scum topped water.
- 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.
3masculine tecladomasculine tablero
4.1(row of oars)hilera de remos feminine
- If there were 100 oars per bank, that would have required 15000 oarsmen.
- The standard galley or galere ordinaire, had twenty-six banks of oars per side, with five men at each oar.
- 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
2→ bank up
1Financebanco masculinethe nationalization of the banks — la nacionalización de los bancos / de la banca
- to laugh / 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
2(in gambling)the bank — la banca
- to break the bank — hacer saltar la banca
- you can eat there without breaking the bank — allí se puede comer sin arruinarse / sin gastar un dineral
3(store, supply)banco masculineblood/sperm bank — banco de sangre/semen
1FinanceI 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
- He rounded a bank of lockers and almost got a Glock 9mm shoved up his nose.
- Its English news studio sports a bank of TV monitors just as CNN does.
- It is not the mast but the bank of aerials at the top that radiates microwave energy.
- There was smoke in the hall near the bank of elevators.
- Across the room, mounted above a bank of exercise machines, are five television monitors, each set to a different station.
- It consisted of a bank of electronic tone generators and an associated array of processing devices that regulated the nature of the sounds.
- Check for sources of electromagnetic interference such as banks of modems on web servers.
- There are banks of electronic gizmos of unknown origin and purpose.
- Two banks of four electric smoke grenade dischargers are fitted either side of the front turret.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In that grey box you see by the railroad crossing lights there is a bank of batteries.
- Whenever I saw him standing at the bank of elevators, I'd quickly turn and scurry away.
- It is powered by a conventional electric motor with a bank of batteries to run it.
- My flickering flashlight swung across a bank of overhead stowage.
- That engine featured three banks of four cylinders each.
- There was a pool table, a small bank of computers and a corpulent Italian speaking loudly into a mobile phone.
- A job bank computer is also available at the office and helps those looking for work to see what is available.
- For an egg bank to maintain its value as a historical record, the sediments should have little or no disturbance.
- 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.
- These banks are maintained for all those in need, not to store blood for any particular potential recipient.
- Xenografts derived from animal sources might also be used and could be stored in tissue banks for use when required.
- The building settles into contours, spreading out horizontally over a vast buried chamber - the seed bank itself.
- The value of the seed bank in the species pool at GCB was estimated to be greater than any other species establishment mode.
- For example, seed dormancy, leading to the production of soil seed banks, allows escape from unfavourable conditions in time rather than in space.
- The organization now has an image bank of stock images that clients can view and contact the photographers.
- There is a bank of volunteer drivers available although many groups prefer to use their own.
- The eye bank is accessible round the clock through a dedicated hotline 1081.
- Also, these figures are based on me submitting articles to various article banks on the Internet myself.
- 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.
- 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.
- Many were tested on the huge bank of prepared specimen slides Joyce had assembled in the deep freezes in Newcastle.
- Further, tissue banks are only required to test donated human tissue for HIV and hepatitis viruses.
- The number of eggs stored in the egg bank varied within and among species but was usually lower in the temporary pond species.
- To make the investments Helmersen borrowed large sums of money from Danish banks and financial institutions.
- There is no denying that in Zambia many such establishments, especially the banks, operate money markets that are under serious pecuniary constraints.
- Portfolio investment also includes deposits in banks and financial investment in government or private securities.
- ‘Because of the exchange risk, banks assume that local currency loans are best,’ Rumenov added.
- The company will finance half of the planned investment through a bank loan.
- It is common sense that citizens will not deposit money in banks for such minimal interest earnings.
- His unorthodox government has not helped to attract investors, and foreign banks lowered corporate credit ratings for new loans.
- It's in how the money is spent - long after the offerings are counted and safely in the bank.
- We've regularly - almost religiously - deposited money into our bank savings account.
- 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.
- Should I be looking for a bank loan or alternative finance, perhaps through an outside investor?
- My current bank deposit account interest rate has just been cut again.
- 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.
- However, there was one clear distinction between giving and taking interest on loans and bank deposits.
- 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.
- It also included the interest rates on the bank loans that the winner would take.
- Most people have a current account and most banks pay virtually no interest on this money.
- This amount of money could be supplemented by a loan received from a bank - high interest, but easily accessible as a last option.
- 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.
- Villages currently not part of the kerbside recycling scheme all have access to paper recycling banks.
- People can dispose of it in a paper bank or household recycling centres.
- The Salvation Army is hoping it will be able to re-use many of the items deposited in its recycling banks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The public is also reminded not to leave bags or boxes at the recycling banks.
- A paper recycle bank is placed at the amenity site.
- 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.
- Christmas cards should not be put in recycling boxes or paper banks.
- The council capitulated and had the paper bank moved to a ‘safer’ site - the car park near Acomb Park shops.
- There has been an alarming increase in illegal dumping at the recycling banks at Merville.
- 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.
- There are also recycling banks for glass, paper and clothing as well as an area for fridges and freezers.
- 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.
- The other new recycling banks are located in Aughagower, Manulla and Westport.
- If you do not compost at home the shredded paper can be put in the paper bank at your nearest recycling facility.
- He said it had also been agreed to have a book bank at the site.
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