In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(clean)limpieza femininethe cleanup after the nuclear disaster — las operaciones de limpieza luego del desastre nuclear
- He said five years ago he promised to campaign for the clean-up of Killarney's lake shores and the removal of overgrowth which obstructs scenic views.
- When neighbourhood clean-ups are organised, we should not be hiding behind the curtains.
- Without such growth we will not be able to pay for environmental clean-ups, for education, for health improvements, for restorative justice, or for public transport.
- Also included in the programme this summer are community projects, environmental clean-ups, education, training and careers advice.
- You are encouraged to help identify flotsam sources, get involved in local beach clean-ups and campaign for responsible disposal of waste by marine industries.
- In August, the Wilderness Hiking Association launched a clean-up campaign to clean the Fish River Canyon.
- Their efforts will go beyond delivering pep-talks and will extend to involving people in developing waste-reduction and recycling activities and encouraging community clean-ups and environmental improvements.
- Major sewerage and pollution clean-ups and restoration of natural habitats are thought to be behind the improvement.
- The taxpayer will have to foot the clean-up bill, which could top €30 million.
- "Recently, we carried out a major litter clean-up in the park and this work is continuing.
- In addition to organizing clean-ups, they also invest in beautification projects.
- The council will highlight the cost of clean-up bills to the taxpayer.
- The aim of this competition is to encourage regular, voluntary clean-ups of the area.
- The clean-up of this environmental disaster will take a long time and Yorkshire Water have helped shorten this process with their offer.
- The clean-up and environmental improvement have been listed as the top task of the city in the first 10 years of the century.
- The river clean-up continues this week with the felling of trees along the bank.
- The Government announced the major clean-up campaign last year, partly in a bid to reduce the rising rates of patients who acquire infections from their stay in hospital.
- Put on your shorts, tee and sneakers, and do a quick clean-up from the party.
- In the community, he hopes to initiate a major spring clean-up in his ward.
- Co-ordinated oil pollution clean-up operations continued throughout yesterday and were set to continue today and in the days ahead.
2(of crime, corruption)limpieza femininebefore noun cleanup campaign — campaña contra la delincuencia (or la corrupción etc.) feminine
- The clean-up operation involved searching the buildings and targeting criminals operating from the buildings.
- Political considerations, apparently, have delayed a clean-up of the most serious twin crimes of any bureaucracy - inefficiency and corruption.
- The clean-up rate for crimes stood at a mere 20.8%.
3US informal(large profit)tajada feminine informal
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