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(failure)feminine averíafeminine descompostura Mexicofeminine varada Colombiafeminine pana Chilefeminine interrupciónmasculine fracasofeminine rupturathe system suffered a complete breakdown — el sistema colapsó
- electrical breakdown — fallo eléctrico
- a breakdown in traditional values — un desmoronamiento de los valores tradicionales
- breakdown truck — grúa
- As a side note, beware of mechanical breakdowns this week, especially on Tuesday.
- It's wrong to let them off the hook altogether and only blame the managers, the systems and a breakdown in communications.
- A computer systems breakdown was like the straw that broke the camel's back.
- The result is a pattern of estrangement that can lead to a damaging breakdown in relationships.
- Some mechanical breakdowns could be avoided if drivers properly inspected the buses before they begin their routes, as required by federal law, Scanlon said.
- It is not a case of her not getting her own way at home, there is obviously a breakdown in her relationship with her mother because of her mother's new partner.
- The breakdown in our relationship with God needs to be dealt with first.
- The town of Katima Mulilo was reported to have faced power failures and a breakdown in communications due to land lines having been affected by the rain.
- Like most companies, Rambus backs up its e-mail servers as a hedge against a catastrophic system breakdown.
- The course is designed to assist people who are separated and help them meet other people who have experienced a breakdown in a relationship.
- ‘You formed a grudge as a result of the breakdown in the relationship,’ he said.
- If there's a breakdown in the parent-child relationship, an escalating game of cat and mouse involving the phone could escalate.
- Sometimes it's simply a problem of a breakdown in communications or a lack of understanding about the systems.
- If a sibling put me in this situation, I would be incredibly resentful and probably wouldn't care if my choices caused a breakdown in our relationship.
- Accidents result from breakdowns in the mechanisms that practitioners use to anticipate, detect, and bridge gaps.
- But the diagram would also assume a lot: no stuck buttons or mechanical breakdowns, and no frustrated residents walking down the hall late at night and dumping all their waste without sorting it.
- After 2,600 words of this self-pity, Henderson is willing to take some blame for the breakdown in their relationship.
- Professional disagreements can sometimes accentuate personal differences leading to a breakdown in working relationships - with a serious impact on patient care.
- This in turn can lead to prejudice and a breakdown in community relationships.
- The disadvantage is that the line between terminals and the computer centre is, of course, subject to mechanical disturbances and breakdowns.
- Most of the contenders in the JWRC suffered mechanical breakdowns, punctures or accidents.
- The situation within the company is described as a complete breakdown in the relationship between the parties, a deadlock and a hostile environment.
- So it is not just about a breakdown in the relationship causing questions of competence or questions of the value of the legal work that's being done, it's about predatory nature of lawyers.
- More specifically, the test is whether the employee's dishonesty gave rise to a breakdown in the employment relationship.
- With the weather on his side and no mechanical breakdowns, it will be a good harvest.
- In the harsh environment of space, however, satellites may fail prematurely because of mechanical breakdowns, damage from solar flares, or collisions with orbiting debris.
- But even if the collection Scheme does become operational there is already a breakdown in the communication system that would have helped to make it more efficient.
- There can be no guarantee, not least because mechanical breakdowns happen from time to time, and perhaps even gradually.
- We're back-after an absence of three weeks, due to a mechanical breakdown of the printing press and an industrial dispute involving chapels of the printing unions.
- This lack of foresight caused numerous mechanical breakdowns.
- Our six-game block was starting earlier than usual because of a schedule change, but our day of bowling was delayed because of a mechanical breakdown.
- The gravel began to gouge holes in the hard rubber tires of the trucks, and the bumpier rides that resulted led to an increase in the number of mechanical breakdowns.
- He worked on the construction of the London Eye, and was also part of a retained team of rescuers who would have been called to the attraction in the event of a mechanical breakdown or terrorist threat.
- It is, after all, free information usable for blackmail, theft or provoking a crippling system breakdown.
- Clacton Leisure Centre cleared the swimming pool on Friday after a mechanical breakdown.
- His father was furious to think that his son had been rated as his equal and this resulted in a breakdown in relationships between the two.
- Trash dumps, space fights, or mechanical breakdowns could all leave various sized pieces of often-viable space junk floating around.
- There would be system breakdown, the business would lose direction, and employees would be overcome by lethargy.
- There was a complete systems failure, and a complete breakdown in relations and cooperation between the FBI and CIA.
- Do you feel responsible at all for the breakdown in the relationship with the media?
1.2nervous breakdowncrisis nerviosa feminineyou're going to give me a nervous breakdown — vas a hacer que me dé un ataque / que me vuelva loca
2.1(analysis)a detailed breakdown of expenditure — un desglose detallado de los gastos
- a complete breakdown of the report — un análisis punto por punto del informe
2.2(into constituent elements)descomposición feminine
- The figures published by the Office for National Statistics give details of the total populations with age and gender breakdowns for all local authorities.
- Without categorizing attacks through all possible demographic breakdowns, the analysis of terrorism in general remains flawed.
- To support this premise, the following analysis looks at a breakdown of logistics costs as they relate to wholesale cost.
- Like a naturopath taking a strand of hair and doing a complete cellular, system breakdown you have taken this tawdry, endless, episode and have done a fair and complete diagnosis.
- We establish open book costing right from the get-go and ask suppliers to provide detailed cost breakdowns.
- We'll offer analysis and statistical breakdowns, more photos, more of everything.
- A breakdown of the statistics by police division shows that Port-of-Spain remains the most dangerous district in the country.
- In the five chapters which have tables showing the incidence of consumer or producer goods, however, the authors only allow breakdown by wealth in one of them.
- The task group also want a breakdown and analysis of how many ethnic minority workers have been successful after applying for jobs at the council.
- Only 1 other investigator provided a more comprehensive analysis of cost breakdown per cost center.
- The zoo's annual report, published yesterday, did not give a detailed breakdown of the €5 million running costs incurred during the year.
- The country-by-country breakdown clearly shows how widespread missile proliferation has become.
- Howard provides details of the 1945 manifestos of the three main parties, and a breakdown of electoral statistics.
- Ask for a detailed breakdown of programme costs.
- The report from the Office for National Statistics gave a detailed breakdown of population trends using statistics taken from the 2001 Census.
- The costing section provides the solicitor with a final MLSS invoice with a detailed breakdown of costs in respect of the work undertaken by the claims manger when a case settles.
- It also gives a detailed breakdown of costs to distributors and compares this to the selling prices.
- The developers have not provided a breakdown of the restoration costs which would enable a conventional assessment to be made.
- Under another new directive, all products containing any allergens must include details of their chemical breakdown.
- If you look at the authoritative breakdown of the casualty figures produced by the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism in Herzliya, a rather different picture emerges.
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