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(inexpensive)(goods/labor) barato(ticket/fare) económico British(fare/ticket) de precio reducido Britishcheap money — dinero barato / a bajo interés masculine
- This salon is one of the most expensive in Dublin, where I live - so it isn't a case of cheap haircuts or services.
- We are now paying a very high price for commercialising and politicising what was a very good and certainly very cheap health service.
- It's true, the area is full of art galleries in old houses, trendy restaurants, cheap Victorian houses, and yes, good beer.
- Surely the good folk of Chapelfields would sell inheritances for a cheap, efficient service, where trains come by every three minutes.
- That could, in turn, cause prices of oil to slump to the detriment of the Saudi economy and its ability to provide cheap public services.
- The fast food restaurants are serving up vast portions of cheap, fatty food which is causing obesity and illness among their customers.
- Any way you cut it, cleaning services are not cheap.
- Residents have been warned to beware of unsolicited traders who call at houses in York offering cheap services such as driveway resurfacing.
- I've read most of it so can strongly recommend books like this that detail the places to visit, cost and includes tips on where to go for great service and a cheap deal.
- Anyone fancy starting a cheap express bus service to Manchester?
- The aim of this company was to provide a communications service as cheap as possible to all citizens without any form of discrimination.
- Wireless Internet service is a cheap and viable connectivity option.
- In the report, supermarkets admitted low-cost packaging was one of the reasons they charged less for their cheap lines.
- People are used to cheap film development services, because these shops do not include the cost of the pollution they create in developing film into their prices.
- Bradford has in recent times lost a lot of its manufacturing jobs and these have been replaced by cheap service jobs like takeaways, hotels and cleaners.
- There is a huge difference between an online bookmaker and a firm who offer services in cheap flights, car hire and internet cafés.
- Even now, restaurant food is quite cheap, albeit a bit risky.
- It is a relatively small price to pay, however, for the abundance of cheap beer, divine chocolate eclairs and great restaurants he enjoys throughout Sofia.
- The service this offers is cheap, safe and allows clients to remain at a distance until they are convinced they are in touch with someone they really want to meet.
- The food was cheap, the service cheerful and the company convivial when eight of us opted for an easy meal recently.
1.2(shoddy)(jewelry/merchandise) ordinario(merchandise/jewelry) de baratillo(electrician/mechanic) chapucero US
- Okay, it's cheap, but the quality is so poor that you generally only get a couple of wears from it.
- We may well be starting to develop a taste for better coffee, but only 30 per cent of the beans we import are quality arabica, the rest being cheap, inferior robusta.
- Well, the deliberate contamination of food materials with low quality, cheap, non-edible or toxic substances is called food adulteration.
- A restaurant in some unknown country, cheap wood-grain paneling on the wall and a sad-faced waitress who spoke only Italian as she delivered the overcooked food to the table.
- It's a cheap restaurant that is degrading to woman.
- It's expensive, but worth it to avoid the mistakes that mark out a cheap, amateurish video from a slick corporate one.
- The area that was hit was one of Baghdad's poorest - consisting of overcrowded apartments, rundown shops and cheap restaurants.
- Since it became a region in its own right, Montilla has had to contend with a popular image as an inferior, cheap alternative to sherry.
- Or they propose cheap, inferior roof systems, install them, get paid and disappear when the problems start.
- In addition, cheap, inferior food which floods into this country from abroad undercuts quality home produce and increases the downward pressure on farm gate prices.
- The Russian healthcare system is moving from a model based on cheap, poor quality labour to one with fewer, skilled people supported by modern technology.
- I own several scruffy-looking fleece tops that make me feel cheap and shabby whenever I wear them, so I was on the lookout for warm and slinky knitwear to help bring out my inner fabulousness.
- He said the agency had to carefully examine the quality of cheap meat to decide whether it was safe for human consumption.
- Our guys earned that reputation with decades of cheap and shoddy workmanship even as the top-tier imports were training us to expect much better.
- That is, that it's providing cheap labor instead of quality, but more expensive labor.
- There was a time when it was easy to spot a fake: misspelled logos, cheap leather and shoddy hardware.
- This restaurant is really, really inexpensive. Not cheap, mind; they just don't charge much.
- This is clearly an attempt to get money out of people for a cheap service.
2.1(vulgar, contemptible)(joke/gimmick) de mal gusto(tactics/gibe/trick) bajo(gibe/tactics/trick) rastrero(crook/liar) vilto make oneself cheap — rebjarse
- Most of them are using that trick for cheap laughs, while he earned those laughs the hard way.
- It's also worth noting the cheap shot thrown at the State Department's intelligence agency, which actually has a very good track record.
- It's a cheap shot: Send your difficult client off to the shrinks and never see him again.
- He's his own man, doesn't compromise his principles to achieve cheap popularity, but sticks to his guns.
- Luckily for its readers, this newspaper would never fall for such cheap tricks.
- Since his elevation, he has resorted to cheap populism in an effort to win back disaffected working class voters.
- Online study does not mean cheap and low quality.
- It's wildly implausible, it's a cheap and uninvolving way to tell a story, and it shows the film's willingness to betray its characters for the sake of a laugh.
- Finally he did achieve a cheap tabloid immortality, but this CD won't raise his status.
- Or is it simply easier for a struggling paper with sales in freefall to decide that a cheap headline is worth more than any kind of journalistic accuracy?
- Did the rather cheap quality of the cartoons leave an impression as he read the scripts?
- And no, a filmmaker doesn't need to resort to cheap tricks and melodrama to tell the story.
- Well, we have to admit that we lied about that - it was a cheap trick to keep you reading.
- The singer, who had been floating on a cloud of critical success at a French label, fell down to earth with a bump when critics panned her first solo effort as vulgar and cheap.
- How are we supposed to teach our kids about sportsmanship and fair play if this coach constantly gets away with his cheap tricks and abusive behavior?
- Whether it is a genuine case of the Prime Minister being paranoid, or a case of his constantly crying wolf to gain cheap political advantage or sympathy, I leave for others to decide.
- Why do entertainers indulge in such cheap tricks in the first place?
- Which, if you think about it, is a cheap and irresponsible trick.
- ‘I am disappointed that they view Bolton's transport plans as nothing more than a cheap political gimmick,’ he said.
- She deserves and should expect nothing but ridicule for this newest cheap trick.
- There is something strangely mesmerising about a snake-charmer's snake but, at the end of the day, you realise it is just another cheap trick.
- The cheap thrills aren't worth the self-inflicted lobotomy one must perform to enjoy them.
- But it sounds so glib and useless and feels so cheap and cop-out just to say ‘I'm going to be a better person from now on.’
- I've ended up using a cheap trick - I've adopted exam papers as a structure for two of the scenarios, one based on Politics, one on Media Studies.
- It hurts, but now I just remind myself that they don't know anything about me, and that I am worth more than their cheap laughs.
- The stripper only stayed for the first three tracks (over the course of which she took what little she was wearing off) but it set a tawdry, cheap tone for the rest of the gig.
- It uses cheap narrative tricks to skip ahead to a pivotal moment in the tale.
- And the Government has lashed out at the Opposition for airing the criticisms, accusing them of trying to score cheap political points.
- Those in the property management departments of the architects feel they have been blinded by a cheap trick.
- Even the writers themselves fall victim to the cheap trick.
2.2(worthless)(promises/flattery) fácilwords are cheap — es fácil hablar
- they hold life cheap — tienen en poco la vida
2.3US informal (stingy)agarrado informalapretado informal
- He is nothing but a cheap penny-pincher who has gone out of his way to alienate himself from Chicago fans.
- I've got an etiquette question because I can't decide if I'm being cheap and greedy or thoroughly modern.
- Well, I'm so cheap I still ask the prices of things I like.
- Have you ever had the misfortune damaging one of your favorite firearms because you were too cheap to purchase a quality gun case?
- If they look cheap, in comparison, it can send the wrong message about the candidate.
- The answer is they are greedy and cheap, just like the executives of the supermarket.
1baratoto buy/sell/get sth cheap — comprar/vender/conseguir algo barato
- Ah - there's an idea… pork joints going cheap for Christmas anyone?
- However, at just under €400,000 before tax and transport costs, it could be a while before you see any going cheap.
- On the other hand, tech talent is going cheap these days, so there's an argument for stocking up now.
- Gary spotted electric trimmers going cheap and brought them home, so both he and Lewis ended up with really short cuts.
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