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
- The national chief confirmed that his organization is still not sure what its final budget for this year will be.
- In consultation with the other women, the clan mother chose one or more men to serve as clan chiefs.
- Union chiefs must sign a business contract agreeing to this or face the possibility of the pit closing.
- Police chiefs say the federal government must first secure the country's borders.
- Seventy-one vacant posts have not been filled following lengthy negotiations between the unions and city finance chiefs.
- Some clan chiefs hedged their bets and sent sons off to fight on opposing sides.
- Others have returned to Harare, claiming village chiefs are refusing to accept them because there is not enough food.
- The main event of the weekend was the celebration and election of the clan chief.
- A hush descended on the crowd as the village chief began to speak.
- Everything else would be handed over to local Chief Constables and directly elected police chiefs.
- Residents have held numerous meetings with the college, police and council chiefs to try to resolve problems.
- A tough warning is being given to rave organisers in mid Essex by police and council chiefs.
- Ironically, the bill could strengthen the clan chief's claims.
- And even in Gaelic tales, the island earned fame for being the penal colony where clan chiefs put their enemies in exile.
- Top government officials and police chiefs stand accused of being on his payroll.
- Since then, a succession of mayors, city councils and police chiefs have upheld the policy.
- The chief sent out each leader of each group of mercenaries to alert them of the coming battle.
- Police, transport chiefs and Wigan Council have launched a pioneering scheme to kick criminals off buses.
- 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.
- Both parties relied on their own militias, alliances with clan chiefs and security apparatus.
- 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.
- 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.
- From feudalism a clan chief gained the concept of absolute ownership of land, and the system of succession by primogeniture.
- To help you, you have an ecologist, a business manager, and the chief of the village.
- Governors, state school chiefs and business executives will lead the efforts in each state.
- Secondly the security forces pressure the village chiefs to cooperate and if they refuse, they'll be killed.
- Union chiefs are now asking the Government to lay down tougher security guidelines for all bus operators.
- And very few of them are presided over by local aristocrats or clan chiefs.
- Other peoples had military leaders, tribal chiefs, or headmen, but not officials.
- Native leaders today say the chiefs were acting as representatives of sovereign nations when they signed the document.
- Mickey's evidence comes from a bureau chief of one of the news organizations.
- In rural areas, political control is directed by the village chiefs or chieftainesses.
- Council chiefs and union officials have stressed that no final figures have been agreed and that negotiations are only about to start.
- The attacks in Burnley and Nelson have been blasted by fire chiefs, councillors and police.
- Union bosses met hospital chiefs in a separate meeting earlier in the day.
- Strikes that crippled North Yorkshire last month are expected to be repeated as union chiefs urge council workers to reject latest pay offers.
- Union chiefs have pledged that a one-day strike by local government workers will not interfere with burials or hit vulnerable people.
- Everybody had done exactly what the village chief had done.
- 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.
2informal(boss)jefe masculinejefa feminine
- I know it's not my place to disagree with you, chief, but this song worries me.
- There's a button on the left of your keyboard somewhere with the words ‘Caps Lock’ printed on it, chief.
- Maybe at one time, chief, but the carpet cops have taken over.
- Ah, it's just the main troops, Timmy, nothing to worry about, chief!
3British informalmasculine jefefeminine jefamasculine patrónfeminine patrona
- 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.
- The trust's dire financial position is being seen as the chief reason.
- Among the brothers' chief commissions were those from the Farnese family for decorative schemes in their palace in Rome and their villa at Caprarola.
- The chief reason people send spam is that it's incredibly cheap to do so.
- Obviously, location, venue, weather and cost are among the chief factors.
- Students are among the chief beneficiaries from the original website's section on festival transport.
- One of the chief roles of calls among songbirds is to find mates, and that takes me back to the topic of sympatric speciation.
- The fulfillment of God's grand design became the chief concern of human endeavor.
- The chief concern among skeptics is that young people are not mature or intelligent enough to vote properly.
- 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.
- Among the chief tactics of the fallen principalities and powers is the incitement of fear.
- While not included explicitly among the chief tasks of Soviet forestry, conservation did have a place in the new law.
- Among the chief concerns is the bank's investment portfolio, which now makes up more than half of its assets.
- But surely the chief reason is the way America approaches newcomers.
- Then, Ford Motor Company said it ranked dead last in performance among its chief suppliers.
- 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.
- Thankfully, this bewitching musical is as much about sight as sound: the glittering costumes and breathtaking sets are among the chief pleasures.
- Among the chief demands of teachers is the provision of technical lab assistants, at a cost of €19 million a year.
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