In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(blessing)gran ayuda feminineshe's been a boon to me these last few months — estos últimos meses me ha ayudado muchísimo
- immigration has been a boon to the economy — la inmigración ha dado un impulso importante a la economía
- The evolution of sophisticated chargeback programs has been a boon to facility and real estate executives.
- But the causeway has been a boon to naturalists.
- Yet, amazingly, instead of being hailed as a boon to public safety… it was criticized as a threat to privacy.
- The path is strewn with hardships but also some boons.
- It is also a boon to those farmers who are, in effect, protected from competition.
- They are a boon to the participating countries as the benefits of more trade, investment and employment enhance their respective economies.
- But a falling dollar is a boon to investors who own foreign stocks and value them in dollars - as international funds do.
- Such technological ‘advances’ typically do nothing to help farmers, while providing a boon to the manufacturers and marketers of the technologies.
- Increases in average human life spans that we are privileged to witness must count as one of the great boons of the 20th century.
- Homeschoolers and public schools are, in many ways, boons to one another.
- I'm sure it would be a boon to small clubs like ours who are struggling to make ends meet.
- High oil prices a boon to energy-producing regions
- As a side benefit I am sure the bridge will also be a boon to fishermen and will be lined every night with salmon poachers slinging their hooks into the racing tide.
- Knowing these people helps to understand why alcohol is such a boon to the lost and the lonely.
- The therapy may cut recovery time by one third or even one half - a boon to any athlete looking to salvage the season.
- Economists and policymakers have generally applauded the growth of borrowing as a boon to the economy and a blessing for average Americans.
- These days, the main signs of the region's mixed heritage are peaceful, and many are positive boons to the traveler.
- There are boons, too, but they are going to take a long time to realize.
- The success of others is your boon not your bane.
- Liberalisation came as a boon to the commodity trading, which is gradually gaining ground in the market circles.
2archaic(request, favor)favor masculine
- One night, as Charumathi slept, Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared in her dreams and asked her to perform a puja to Varalakshmi, the goddess who granted boons.
- Aberdeen stood up ‘I have one request, a boon, to ask of you.’
- The statue of the goddess in the sanctum was small and was heavily garlanded with bells and gold borders - offerings made to the goddess for boons granted.
- He has long been deafened by amplified hymns in his temple, leaving no scope for boons and prayers.
- Return to his father in earth and the meaning of the sacrificial fire were the first two boons granted without hesitation.
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