In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(superior) jefe masculine(superior) jefa feminine(employer, factory owner etc) patrón masculine(employer, factory owner etc) patrona feminineyou decide, you're the boss — decídelo tú, que eres el que manda
- the bosses and the workers — los patronos / la patronal y los trabajadores
- One unexpected outcome would be the benefits it would bring to the workers rather than the bosses.
- Blum's first act was to stop the strike wave by organising talks between the bosses and the unions.
- He is a centralist who makes clear to his Labour ministers that he is the boss.
- Hu, the PR manager of a local company, was assigned by his boss to organize a conference.
- Traditionally, men are supposed to be in control and be the boss at work.
- Countryside bosses have organised a meeting of the Friends of Blackshaw Brook, to discuss plans for the valley area in which the reservoirs lie.
- So it would have come as a terrible shock to the system if the telly bosses had organised a fantastic line-up of must-see TV for the autumn.
- But night workers slammed bosses after they heard the news on the radio before they had been told by management.
- The ENTIRE point of blogs is being the boss and controlling content.
- The strike threat forced bosses to offer workers extra money on the basic rate.
- No bosses of the well-known organised crime groups were arrested.
- Furious staff have lashed out at company bosses for not informing workers that the plant was in trouble before it became public knowledge.
- Litle compromises that show him he's in control and he's the boss.
- Lawyers have been called into a row between striking Boddingtons workers and their bosses.
- Union bosses believe railway maintenance workers are still risking their lives because lessons from the Tebay rail tragedy remain unlearned.
- A former Ryedale museum worker was sacked after bosses discovered he had ignored basic safety rules when operating cutting machinery.
- The tribunal heard that Mr Cahill had at one time worked under Mr Clark before a series of promotions eventually put him in charge of his former boss at the company's Thorp Arch headquarters.
- Safety chiefs are warning businesses about a scam in which bosses are charged hundreds of pounds from a bogus health and safety organisation.
- And the organisation's bosses in Preston have praised our readers for helping to catch dozens of criminals over the past 12 months.
- Many Irish workers would like their bosses to help them fight the flab.
- Again and again the contributors write of you as a sort of capo, the gaffer, the boss.
- But you don't fully feel the weight of that until you get into that situation where you're the boss.
- Do you think this helps explain why today's corporate bosses are treating American workers like dogs?
- The company would probably do just as well if the worker bees hated their bosses and most of their jobs.
- Chorley shop worker Pam Dillon impressed bosses so much by telling them she was a former director, she earned herself a trip to the States.
- Four in 10 office workers say they think bosses regularly charge personal items back to the company.
- It does take a while to get used to, but remember, to teach your dog anything, you must be the leader and the boss.
2(leader)dirigente femininethe party bosses — los dirigentes del partido
- union bosses — dirigentes sindicales
- a Mafia boss — un capo de la Mafia
1(on vault)clave feminine
- In the medieval Hall of St Mary, Green Men occur as bosses, corbels, in tapestry, and in stained glass.
- Four floral bosses help secure the flying ribs, while an intricate carved star hangs from the center and anchors the inner square.
- The bosses of the south porch are especially noteworthy: both are fearsome grotesques with toothed mouths.
- The western bay of the vault, built in 1362, carries a hanging boss suspended by eight dramatic flying ribs.
- The central boss, tying together the ribs of the vaulting, is carved with a double Green Man, the two faces looking in opposite directions.
- Its central boss depicts The Fall of Man showing Adam tempted by the fruit of the serpent-entwined tree.
- Of the remaining 12 bosses, six were salvaged from the original ceiling while the remainder were designed by Blue Peter viewers.
- Roof bosses, like sedilia and gargoyles, were often given humorous or grotesque decoration although foliate carving was also common.
- Again circle and arc motifs frame the central boss and create interesting geometric figures across the flat extent of the ceiling.
2(on wheel hub)cubo masculine
3(on shield)tachón masculine
- While a fragmented helmet had been unusually wrought from one piece of iron, the shield boss and sword pommel can only be paralleled by Swedish finds.
- As we walked by I saw Yrling's and Toki's war-kits, for they were easy to discern by the fineness of the helmets and the gilt upon the bosses of their shields.
- A number of other male graves contained shield bosses and spear heads, although all traces of the wooden shields and spears had long disappeared.
- Thorfast would at least have had a heavy wooden shield with a metal boss that he'd have held on his left arm. and an eight-foot-long, metal-tipped ash spear.
- However, a sword, a battle-axe, a shield boss and a spearhead were still inside the grave.
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