In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1feminine recopilaciónmasculine cobrofeminine recaudaciónbefore noun a debt collection agency — una agencia de cobro a morosos
- When I had approached a private refuse operator I was told that I would have to bring my rubbish a mile up the road for collection.
- Poland has a healthy collection of death metal bands, including Vader and Behemoth.
- The collection, transportation and disposal of garbage have always been a headache for the local authorities.
- A date and location for collection will be announced later.
- Lovers of the instrument should be in for a treat when a collection of players will gather for a good jamming session.
- His role is crucial since trade is one of the few areas where the EU acts as a single body rather than a collection of nation states.
- Its only when one collects a weeks daily papers together to put out for collection that one realises just how much paper and weight is involved.
- So, dotted all around the town were the ordinary, yellow waste bags as well as the usual wheelie bins, waiting for collection.
- Establish the process for collection of the minimum data set in each province
- Finally, we gathered together a collection of sexy women who are all over 50 and who don't look the half of it.
- Despite regular garbage collection, the disposal becomes a nagging pain for Corporation.
- United Future is not so much a party as a collection of individuals.
- Instead, many are finding holistic panaceas and a philosophy which views the patient as a whole body rather than as a disease or a collection of symptoms more beneficial.
- Household waste presented for collection in refuse sacks or cardboard boxes will not be collected by Council staff.
- He presides over one of the weirdest collection of performers ever assembled since the days of the Victorian freak show.
- Best practice recommends that all refuse left out for collection should be protected by a hard container, with a fitted lid firmly closed.
- All business people are asked to have the questionnaire completed and ready for collection on Friday next, April 11.
- The club tracksuits were distributed on Saturday week last and are available for collection for those who did not yet collect their order.
- Rothenstein has assembled a great collection of musical visuals, drawings, paintings, sheet music covers and synaesthetic visions.
- There will also be a refuse collection to empty bins on the estate as they become full through the day.
- He came within inches of a hat-trick and saving his side from defeat at the hands of the greatest collection of footballers ever assembled on one team.
- Then, it must be left ready for collection by a designated collector.
- But at the head of their party are a collection of MPs who are recreating the worst of the old factional politics.
- We hope you will co-operate with us in filling in your voting forms and having them ready for collection when our representative returns.
- We bought a cylindrical planter for collection later.
- In various ways, the interviewees identified a collection of forces driving the digital divide.
- The author has gathered a thought-provoking collection of games that fly in the face of conventional chess wisdom.
- To get you thinking about words and language, I've assembled a collection of tips and observations.
- But the council has warned that households who have not had their bins emptied because of the weather will have to wait another seven days for collection.
- What the national police did was to assemble a collection of men from different units.
- Warner Home Video has assembled a respectable collection of special features for this Special Edition.
- ‘The car's ready for collection, sir,’ he said slightly wearily as if that is where we left it yesterday.
- Lynn gathers a collection of stapled pages together in her arms.
- First, a call from the salesman to tell me the car had arrived and was in process of being ‘made ready’ for collection on Thursday.
- Youngsters made a beeline for a table bearing a colourful collection of party hats, masks and whistles.
- A watch was found on the main street and is available for collection to the owner at Doyleoes flower shop on the main street.
- Early in the history of the universe, one particular pool of gas and dust had begun to spin itself into the collection of bodies that we call the solar system.
- The remaining seats are held by a collection of small parties and independents.
- The Orkney Vintage Club's Orkney Cavalcade 2005 saw a collection of old vehicles drive around the West Mainland.
- Refuse collection is an essential public service and cannot be left to the commercial whim of private contractors.
1.2(act of fetching)the goods are ready for collection — puede recoger / pasar a buscar las mercancías
- children must wait for collection by their parents — los niños deben esperar a que sus padres los recojan / pasen a buscar
1.3(of mail, refuse)recogida feminine
- Householders are being asked how York Council should organise refuse collections in future to help the recycling project.
- Oh, I nearly forgot, we are lucky enough to have a refuse collection and now CPZ has been foisted upon us against our wishes, I might add.
- Commissioner Walsh firmly believes that charges for domestic refuse collections are a form of double taxation and he and others of a similar ilk are entitled to that opinion.
- He said there were contingency plans in place to make sure Post Office services and mail collections and deliveries would face minimal disruption.
- What indeed has the value of property to do say with road maintenance, environment issues, food inspections, refuse collections, social services?
- Meanwhile, the four local authorities in Dublin said they hoped to clear most of the backlog in refuse collections by the weekend.
- And 97 per cent of those asked said they are happy with their weekly refuse collections, while four out of five said the council was doing a good job.
- Despite the recent problems experienced with refuse collections in the town, it was not the council's mistake this time.
- From today, Tuesday, all items that cannot be disposed of in regular collections can be dropped off at the centre.
- The Royal Mail has reduced collections without providing bigger postboxes to accommodate the volume of letters.
- Local authorities would then arrange for refuse trucks to make regular collections of waste destined for recycling.
- Braintree Council's quarterly performance report found that during the first quarter of this year, missed refuse collections soared.
- All traffic was stopped between 5.30 am and 7.15 pm and refuse collections were cancelled so that police search teams could search through the rubbish.
- The power to suspend bin collections from people who refuse to pay their annual charges was made possible under the Protection of the Environment Act 2003.
- More than 1,600 have joined now our protest - calling on city council chiefs to retain weekly household refuse collections.
- The post office has refused to make collections from a post box but as soon as the cameras are in, I shall be writing in the hope the box will be reopened.
- Postal workers' leaders warned that action over pay could threaten the Christmas mail as post and council strikes disrupted collections and deliveries and closed schools and libraries yesterday.
- The crisis is affecting all aspects of life in the rural community with refuse collections and postal services to farms affected by the restrictions placed on people entering and leaving farmland.
- Most controversially, officers revealed that the authority was considering reducing refuse collections to once a fortnight and saving £900,000 a year in the process.
- Weekly refuse collections may return to South Woodham Ferrers under a review currently being undertaken by the borough council.
2(of money)colecta feminineto make / hold a collection for sth — hacer una colecta para algo
- before noun collection box — alcancía
- collection plate — (rectangular) bandeja — de las limosnas
3(group)feminine colecciónmasculine grupocoin/butterfly collection — colección de monedas/mariposas
- the designer's winter collection — la colección de invierno del modisto
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