In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(head)jefe masculinejefa femininelíder masculinechief of police — jefe de policía
- the great white chief — el gran jefe
- Union chiefs are now asking the Government to lay down tougher security guidelines for all bus operators.
- Union chiefs must sign a business contract agreeing to this or face the possibility of the pit closing.
- The chief sent out each leader of each group of mercenaries to alert them of the coming battle.
- Union bosses met hospital chiefs in a separate meeting earlier in the day.
- From feudalism a clan chief gained the concept of absolute ownership of land, and the system of succession by primogeniture.
- Governors, state school chiefs and business executives will lead the efforts in each state.
- In rural areas, political control is directed by the village chiefs or chieftainesses.
- Both parties relied on their own militias, alliances with clan chiefs and security apparatus.
- The attacks in Burnley and Nelson have been blasted by fire chiefs, councillors and police.
- Everybody had done exactly what the village chief had done.
- Mickey's evidence comes from a bureau chief of one of the news organizations.
- The national chief confirmed that his organization is still not sure what its final budget for this year will be.
- Since then, a succession of mayors, city councils and police chiefs have upheld the policy.
- The main event of the weekend was the celebration and election of the clan chief.
- Seventy-one vacant posts have not been filled following lengthy negotiations between the unions and city finance chiefs.
- The village chief says he would not give up any of his six children but says others believe they are doing their sons or daughters a favor.
- In consultation with the other women, the clan mother chose one or more men to serve as clan chiefs.
- Police, transport chiefs and Wigan Council have launched a pioneering scheme to kick criminals off buses.
- Police chiefs say the federal government must first secure the country's borders.
- Everything else would be handed over to local Chief Constables and directly elected police chiefs.
- Some clan chiefs hedged their bets and sent sons off to fight on opposing sides.
- Other peoples had military leaders, tribal chiefs, or headmen, but not officials.
- The discussions between the unions and council chiefs are deadlocked because the employers say they cannot afford to increase their offer.
- Under the clan system they were pressed into feudal military service by their clan chiefs.
- It may have been St Valentine's Day, but there was little love lost between fire chiefs and union officials at a crunch modernisation meeting.
- Others have returned to Harare, claiming village chiefs are refusing to accept them because there is not enough food.
- Top government officials and police chiefs stand accused of being on his payroll.
- Ironically, the bill could strengthen the clan chief's claims.
- Secondly the security forces pressure the village chiefs to cooperate and if they refuse, they'll be killed.
- Council chiefs and union officials have stressed that no final figures have been agreed and that negotiations are only about to start.
- Native leaders today say the chiefs were acting as representatives of sovereign nations when they signed the document.
- And very few of them are presided over by local aristocrats or clan chiefs.
- But in this country any one can come in the country waving a letter of permit from a chief whose village is along the border.
- To help you, you have an ecologist, a business manager, and the chief of the village.
- Union chiefs have pledged that a one-day strike by local government workers will not interfere with burials or hit vulnerable people.
- Residents have held numerous meetings with the college, police and council chiefs to try to resolve problems.
- And even in Gaelic tales, the island earned fame for being the penal colony where clan chiefs put their enemies in exile.
- Strikes that crippled North Yorkshire last month are expected to be repeated as union chiefs urge council workers to reject latest pay offers.
- A tough warning is being given to rave organisers in mid Essex by police and council chiefs.
- A hush descended on the crowd as the village chief began to speak.
2informal(boss)jefe masculinejefa feminine
- There's a button on the left of your keyboard somewhere with the words ‘Caps Lock’ printed on it, chief.
- Ah, it's just the main troops, Timmy, nothing to worry about, chief!
- Maybe at one time, chief, but the carpet cops have taken over.
- I know it's not my place to disagree with you, chief, but this song worries me.
3British informal(as form of address) jefe masculine(as form of address) jefa feminine(as form of address) patrón masculine(as form of address) patrona feminine
- Among the chief tactics of the fallen principalities and powers is the incitement of fear.
- But surely the chief reason is the way America approaches newcomers.
- The trust's dire financial position is being seen as the chief reason.
- Students are among the chief beneficiaries from the original website's section on festival transport.
- Among the chief concerns is the bank's investment portfolio, which now makes up more than half of its assets.
- That's kind of amazing, because everybody who talks about this cites rising productivity as the chief reason.
- Ornithologists tell us that habitat loss is the chief reason for this decline.
- While not included explicitly among the chief tasks of Soviet forestry, conservation did have a place in the new law.
- It spread across the kingdom to become a matter of chief concern to the government before the rebels agreed to sit down for peace talks.
- But in defending his government's right-wing record, he hinted at the chief reason.
- Nor would Plato have placed the frenzy of poets and seers among the chief blessings of life, and the oracle would not have called the labours of Aeneas insane.
- Obviously, location, venue, weather and cost are among the chief factors.
- Among the chief demands of teachers is the provision of technical lab assistants, at a cost of €19 million a year.
- Thankfully, this bewitching musical is as much about sight as sound: the glittering costumes and breathtaking sets are among the chief pleasures.
- One of the chief roles of calls among songbirds is to find mates, and that takes me back to the topic of sympatric speciation.
- Among the brothers' chief commissions were those from the Farnese family for decorative schemes in their palace in Rome and their villa at Caprarola.
- Then, Ford Motor Company said it ranked dead last in performance among its chief suppliers.
- The chief concern among skeptics is that young people are not mature or intelligent enough to vote properly.
- The chief reason people send spam is that it's incredibly cheap to do so.
- The fulfillment of God's grand design became the chief concern of human endeavor.
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