In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1US Motor vehiclesparachoques masculineparagolpes masculine River Plate
- While technology no doubt aids journalism's mission to inform society by removing obstacles of time and distance, it also provides an unwelcome buffer between the reporter and the public.
- It can be a shield too, surely, a buffer between the committing of an act and its execution.
- ‘This increase will not act as a buffer between children and poverty and will certainly do nothing to help parents pay for childcare,’ she added.
- A better approach is to build time buffers into the project.
- Thus, swearing evolved a useful purpose as a buffer between fury and the instinct to beat the living daylights out of each other.
- But democracy is more than just an idea; it requires an intricate network of institutions; it needs a civil society to act as a buffer between the people and power.
- I act as a buffer between him and the rest of the world when he needs it, and in return I get somebody who's a tremendous amount of fun when he feels good, and who is very good at understanding my own emotional foibles.
- These act as a buffer between businesses and the public bodies they are seeking information from.
- The area serves as a natural buffer between Brookhaven and Wallingford homes.
- I believe that historical forces push us into conflict and without the law as a buffer between people, we would have a world of vendetta, a world of violence, a world of chaos.
- A provision was made to donate the remaining 15 acres to the council to be used as a buffer between developments.
- Outside, the railed front garden with side lawn is surprisingly generous in comparison with many homes so close to the city centre, and provides a generous buffer between the property and Botanic Road.
- Evidently the major job of a PA or Private Secretary of an important official is to act as a buffer between his master and the inconvenient hordes seeking favours or the querulous ones voicing complaints.
- Russia views Ukraine as a key part of its historic sphere of influence, a major transit route for its oil and gas exports and a buffer between the expanding EU and NATO.
- West African authorities spoke Saturday of the force deploying fairly quickly, with the aim of serving as a buffer between rebels and government.
- Safety stock is used for the same reason as lead time - to provide a buffer of inventory to reduce the chance of a back order in the face of variability.
- The best thing about taking pictures is the camera acts as a buffer between you and everyone else.
- The cane farmers on the Sunshine Coast have provided not just a monetary benefit to the local economy: their crops have acted as a green buffer between settlements on the coast.
- Anthony, whose job it was to act as a buffer between editorial staff and management and who always looked as though he was on the verge of a heart attack, slammed the phone down, cursed and reached for a cigarette.
- Doubt is the buffer between blind faith and cold logic.
1.2British Railwaysmasculine topemasculine parachoquesmasculine amortiguador de choques
- An investigation has been launched after three train carriages ran out of control before smashing through buffers and derailing yards from a busy line.
- Fortunately, however, it fell short, and the buffers of the engine struck the other lip of the shaft with a tremendous crash.
- The brakes hiss and squeal as the carriages reach the buffers.
- A new international station is being created at St Pancras so that, in three years' time, quarter-mile-long Eurostar trains can pull right up to the buffers under the magnificent Victorian arched roof.
- At Kalka - an arid, deserted place, all scrub, shale and cactus - you change trains; the Himalayan Queen reclines at the buffers as its passengers decamp onto a narrow-gauge miniature train.
1.3(sth which absorbs impact)barrera feminine
2Computingmemoria intermedia femininememoria interfaz femininetampón masculine
1Britishinformal(old man)an old buffer — un vejete informal
- One of the mysteries of the age is how this boy from Brixton managed to transform himself into a genial old buffer who speaks in a language that, if it was ever used outside the pages of fiction, can be carbon-dated to around 1928.
- SIR - Although in a variety of British comedies ranging from the St Trinian's series to the Carry On gems such people as judges are caricatured as silly old buffers, there was some joy from the bench last week.
- I admire Bill, and I wish the Labour Party had a few old buffers of his calibre around to glance over some of the more radical proposals, but he's out of touch here.
- Mind you, some of the old buffers at the New Club have got wind of this and say they have slipped Fraser a few new titbits about Jack's role in the Holyrood business.
- Political pundits, as they turn in 2004 to the North's European Parliament election, must sympathise with the old buffer.
- Even though he can be an old buffer type of commentator at times, no one who has listened to him can say that he doesn't inform and doesn't contribute.
- Nobody could pretend that he hadn't become just an old buffer.
- It all sounds jolly odd to me, but as you're always saying, I'm just an old buffer, half plastered most of the time, but that's neither here nor there.
- After all, who needed these scarred old buffers in the new dot.com era that would run forever?
- Back then the old buffers declared that they wanted to make Scotland the leading rugby nation in the world.
- And then the old buffer adds: ‘Of course, they're not really English either.’
- I have pictured the culprit as a rather benign old buffer spending his days in an alcoholic haze waiting for his pension.
- Every time I see the old buffers talking about how it would change the game to use TV footage to determine decisions, as if that is somehow something to be avoided, I think ‘yes, precisely’.
- But once he's on the road, this amiable old buffer turns into ‘Keef’, the black-clad guitar-ace.
- There's an old buffer there who is anybody's for a pint of Guinness and a kind word.
- There is one, however, which shows none of these characteristics and indeed suggests that, sharp tongue or no, he might have been a lovable old buffer.
- The old buffers suddenly woke up to the carpet-baggers' plans to sell off the assets and called a meeting.
- As you might expect of an old buffer, I much prefer the early days of the music biz.
- So we are getting to be a lot of bad-tempered old buffers.
- So unless the lass had an unhealthy taste for doddering old buffers like you and me, my theory's up the spout.
- Much like a cache, the buffer is a data area between the requests being sent to the hard disk, and the data stored on the disk itself.
- You can paste the text in your copy buffer into the active window with Ctrl-A.
- The data processing device may further include a write buffer for storing write data.
- First we create a buffer that is one byte bigger than the user string and fill it with zeros.
- Flash memory works as a buffer because most data is read from the hard drive.
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