In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(contestant)participante feminineconcursante femininemasculine opositorfeminine opositorafeminine concursante
- It is a startling admission for a competitor in one of the most solitary of sporting arenas.
- If a contest ends in a tie on points, then the competitor with the most points before penalties were deducted is the winner.
- That advantage for their American competitor has haunted the Europeans for a long time.
- If this event is to continue, we will need more sponsors and more competitors.
- That tells you everything about her as a competitor and an athlete.
- The field also included a blind competitor and runners from all over the UK.
- It also ensures you can compete with European competitors that you did not have before.
- Worries are also being voiced about the health risks competitors are taking to keep their sponsors happy.
- The competitors will be travelling from all over the UK and as far afield as America.
- I had to fight with my team mate and competitors at the beginning and push as hard as in a normal race.
- This year, the competitors will be taking part in a series of quick-fire sporting activities.
- To stand a chance of being competitive competitors had to get through in 40 seconds.
- Every competitor in both competitions received a medal and certificate for their afternoon's efforts.
- He said there was plenty of interest from competitors keen to participate in the games.
- It goes without saying that, for a golf event to be contested fairly, every competitor must play off the same tees.
- Competition rules state that competitors must be 15 or over because of the nature of the water.
- Although the American is a terrific competitor, she does not get the most from her ability.
- So the competitor played with two players playing a friendly game, and one of them served as his marker.
- It is not just in athletics that competitors have tried to evade being drug-tested.
- However, one in five believed that they were less agile than their main competitor.
2(rival)Business competidor masculineBusiness competidora feminineBusiness rival masculineSport contrincante masculineSport rival feminine
- In the world of commerce they are fierce competitors, especially in the world of media.
- Worse still, these employees could defect to the acquiring company's competitors.
- None of its private sector competitors could call on similar government support.
- Enerco in turn entered into a back to back agreement with Anglo, the main competitor of BFL.
- It has the backing of both Synopsys and its main competitor, Cadence Design Systems.
- It seems the fresco was intended as a draconian warning to potential business competitors!
- How, only to harm the business of a competitor, one will run to the Interior Minister.
- The company argues that it will become a serious competitor to BT in the business services market.
- No competitor is the enemy, only the big corporations and people who think like Henry Ford.
- Investigations finally revealed the identity of the caller, a business competitor.
- Ilse wasn't amused: the company is a fierce competitor of MSN on the Dutch market.
- Scots firms are already forking out more in business rates than competitors down south.
- Companies arranged for competitors not to bid, or to enter phoney higher bids.
- ITV has one distinct selling point over most of its competitors in the commercial sector.
- A company could be right in the middle of its launch campaign when a competitor releases a rival product.
- Patents are often used by big companies to force competitors out of the market.
- Either subject the BBC to the same standards as its competitors, or privatise it.
- These people could be either your clients, your future employers or your competitors.
- It was the absence of these types of competitors in the market that proved fertile for Carrefour.
- There are rumours that certain golf companies forbid dating if it involves an employee from a competitor.
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