In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(printed work)libro masculineit sounds like something out of a book — parece de cuento
- a book on the French Revolution — un libro sobre la revolución francesa
- the Book of Daniel — el Libro de Daniel
- that's one for the book — es un verdadero récord
- to be on book — hacer de apuntador
- to speak / talk like a book — hablar como un libro
- book lover — bibliófila
- The first work of mine to be published in a book wasn't a short story or a novel.
- At any rate, objectivity should be the guiding factor while writing history books, past or present.
- I opened a book and quickly skimmed information about the first World War.
- So he launched a new company which packaged the software in paperback book format and charged lower prices.
- She pictures a woman lying gloomily on the couch reading a book about Maria Callas.
- He didn't want to get in more trouble, and just opened a book, trying to concentrate and read it silently.
- You can do so by reading books and informing yourself, which is an aspect that should not be overlooked.
- Anthologies of writing and small art books will be available for sale online.
- Modern books and CDs are often shoddy objects, victims of corporate economies.
- I was a bit discouraged with the rest of the book after such a wonderful introduction.
- When he retired he wrote a book on medical science for lay people and prospective doctors.
- The council said there will also be an extra £100,000 for the library book fund.
- Solving an author's puzzles can be one of the most rewarding things about cracking open a book.
- I sat there a while longer, staring down at the vellum pages of the book on the low desk before me.
- I get up and stretch out my stiff muscles and take the bookmark and put it in the book on the page I was reading.
- Rosie bought me the DVD along with a book on philosophy.
- It's pretty sad, actually… most of my friends haven't opened a book for pleasure in years.
- After some serious research he wrote a book on the subject, Ancient Mosaics in Bulgaria.
- If one opens the book at random, it is this multitude of references that catches the eye.
- The resource books provided are well recognized as being excellent in their area.
- He cherished some lovely old books containing the folk songs and traditional ballads of our land.
2.1exercise bookcuaderno masculine
2.2notebooklibreta (de apuntes) femininecuaderno (de apuntes) masculine
2.3(telephone directory)guía femininedirectorio masculine Southern Cone Latin Americawe're in the book — estamos en la guía
- We are not a secret organisation, but out of necessity you will not find us in the book.
- New customers who found our number in the book would get the message ‘the number you reached is not in service.’
- Mum told me his surname, and I looked him up in the book, and called him, but his mum told me he was out so I left a message.
- And if you have fond memories of a special teacher, why not look them up in the book and say ‘thanks’ one more time?
- Apart from in 2006/7, we are members of the Offa's Dyke Association, find us in the book, or the online entry they have for us.
3(set)feminine libretamasculine talonariomasculine taco Spainmasculine muestrariomasculine librito
- Perry specialised in making books of matches (advertising bars or restaurants, for example).
- What to do when you are suddenly faced with a wall of wallpaper sample books at your local retail store?
- It was then that he remembered the book of matches in his pocket, and drew it out.
- In addition to the student samples, items are also sampled into test books.
- Instead, it was as if the models were swathed in giant fabric sample books, each layer peeling off to reveal another beneath.
- Once, when he was driving with his fiancée, a traffic policeman stopped him and took out a ticket book.
- If you feel you can support the club by selling a few books of tickets please don't hesitate to contact any committee or club member.
- He scribbled his address and Com number on the back of a book of matches and gave it to her.
- Sample books were purchased for the teachers to read based on their preferences.
- It's just, when you go out into the woods you should carry a book of matches, or some waterproof matches.
- Those who can write in with the correct guess win a book of stamps!
- Current rules allow a passenger to carry two lighters and four books of matches.
- He sits again, pulls a book of matches out of his pocket, strikes one and holds it out toward me.
- They have books of pictures and samples that you can look through there, and they can do it all.
- At our local wallpaper store they gave me several large sample books of discounted wallpaper.
- Junior season ticket books cost £25 for home and away games plus cup competitions.
- All completed ticket books and sponsorship should be returned to the organising committee immediately.
- Leagues of volunteers will start working the room selling books of Grand Raffle tickets.
- Season ticket holders are being urged to bring their entire season ticket books with them to ensure entry to the ground.
- A book of first class stamps and a letter of apology was the scant compensation offered to a woman who claimed her mail had been stolen.
4.1the books — los libros
- to keep / do the books — llevar los libros / la contabilidad
- His proposal has come as council finance chiefs look to balance the books and keep this year's rise in council tax below five per cent.
- But now it is understood senior officers say they cannot keep using reserves to balance the books.
- But sceptics say he still has to cut spending or raise taxes to balance the books and could raise indirect taxes in next year's budget.
- He had then tried to juggle the accounts in a desperate bid to balance the books.
- Account books of the period reveal how traders fared in this unusual situation.
- Overnight there was a tenfold increase in the valuation put on the city's council homes to balance the books and keep the sell-off on track.
- In this study, memoirs and diaries, account books and statistics are used to forge an image of the life that went on in these houses.
- They balance the books by selling places to students from developing countries.
- The money I put in on departure was to balance the books, but reductions in certain areas will be needed.
- It is believed that the land was not mentioned in the company's books or records or in the annual accounts.
- What's more, balance the books properly and you can avoid the perils of going deeper and deeper into debt.
- There was a desk in the middle of the room, with account books stacked and arranged neatly around each other.
- To help you balance the books for a night at the movies, here is the admission and snack bar breakdown for the five theatres reviewed.
- They must sell an expensive player approximately once every 12 months to balance the books.
- For example, she bases one chapter on account books devoted to the West Indian trade.
- The council said the extra 29 million it has been given will be soaked up by education and there is simply not enough money to balance the books.
- They need to be able to balance the books to continue to provide it.
- The council has been struggling to balance the books for years.
- With all this extra wealth coming into the city, the council is unable to balance the books.
- That's where the savings are required to balance the books.
4.2(of club, agency)registro masculineare you on our books? — ¿está inscrito aquí?
5US(betting)I'd make book they'll lose the game! — me apuesto / me juego la cabeza a que pierden el partido
- Keira took out the script book that she hadn't yet returned to the handbag.
1.1(room/flight/seat) reservar(appointment) concertarwe're booked to fly on Tuesday — tenemos el vuelo reservado para el martes
- the hotel/restaurant/flight is fully booked — el hotel/restaurante/vuelo está completo
- we're fully booked until June — hasta junio no nos queda nada
- can we book a time to meet and discuss this? — ¿cuándo nos podríamos reunir para discutirlo?
- I'm booked (up) all this week — tengo toda la semana ocupada
- As places are limited it is important that places are booked early.
- Regretfully only those who have booked places can be accommodated on this occasion
- During its long run, the Community Centre was booked out in advance for most of the show nights.
- Space for bicycles is limited on Scotrail trains, and so book a place in advance.
- Much coastal and Dales accommodation is already booked up in advance, and Scarborough had to print 10,000 extra holiday brochures to satisfy demand.
- Excursions can be booked at the guest services desk at the resort.
- Places are fully booked for the Summer Camp.
- Advance tickets can be booked online or by calling 07005 942 579.
- From November to March its rooms are booked up more quickly than umbrellas turn inside out.
- Similar to one week packages in the Canary Islands, all places were booked well in advance.
- All welcome to come and view the activities and premises on offer or to book a place for your child.
- Whenever I book a ticket in advance, they always put me in the quiet carriage.
- A little voice at the back of my head is telling me I really should book some accommodation in advance.
- By the end of the no-pressure sell, the four other guests had booked a consultation.
- The hotels and guest houses are booked up a year in advance, and anyone who has any sense will spend both days avoiding the main roads and the railway station.
- The tower - including the viewing platform - can be booked for special events.
- The auditorium was packed and places were booked well in advance for this eagerly anticipated show.
- You can support them by booking your tickets or table at the earliest convenience and ensure you're attending a very special Dream Ball.
- The popularity of the event has meant commercial accommodations are sometimes booked one year in advance.
- If deemed appropriate, a student union committee could suspend the fraternity's privileges for booking rooms and tables.
1.2(band/performer) contratarthey're fully booked for the next six months — no pueden aceptar más compromisos para los próximos seis meses
- The singer was originally booked for a small concert in Hangzhou on June 12, sponsored by an ice tea company.
- Even if they've never heard you speak, the fact that you were booked as a speaker gives you instant credibility.
- But Thomas does not stop at booking the artists.
- A promoter who booked them to play in Ripley, Derbyshire, suggested he change his name to Cliff Richard.
- Work got underway booking performers as far back as last September and work on the parade for concepts and ideas got underway in March.
- So I was surprised when I heard where we had been booked to perform this Patrick's Day - Niagara, the Canadian side.
- No, but they can determine whether or not someone should take a risk on booking an artist.
- We've booked a band for the night and some other guest artists will also play.
- Many acts have been booked to perform both on the main stage in Castlewellan and in several smaller venues in Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick.
- Several senior speakers from Scotland's main IT markets are booked for the networking event.
- However the programme for this year is going to be hard to improve on as some of the best artistes in Ireland and abroad are booked to perform.
- According to the panel report, he was responsible for booking Western artists for the Harbour Fest.
- He booked me on a show in Alabama, but didn't know who the audience was.
- He has been booked to perform three times this season by Reading, Yeovil and Swindon.
- He is booked perform one of his routines live on national television.
- Each month the society holds a concert booking artists from all over the UK and abroad.
3.1(record charge against)multarponerle una multa ahe was booked for speeding — lo multaron / le pusieron una multa por exceso de velocidad
1hacer una reservahacer una reservación Latin Americareservar
1(profit/value) según los libros
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