In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(of painting, statue)copia feminine
- The church dates back to the medieval period, but the Lantern Tower was replaced with an identical copy in 1837.
- Uncertain which of the three sons to give it to, he had two identical copies made, so that he could give a ring to each son.
- And how, if at all, did you indicate that this was a copy or an identical copy, how do you know that?
- That sum is how much it would cost to create an identical copy of the parliament from scratch should the controversial original be obliterated in a disaster.
- The control room was an identical copy - to the eighth of an inch - of the Sound Factory.
- And to make the leap from life to death less abrupt, the inhabitants have constructed an identical copy of their city, underground.
- Obviously, these are copies, fakes, pirate booty.
- For instance, reproductive cloning that produces many identical copies could make conventional police work much harder to do.
- The industrial building, next to the villa, at first seemed to be an identical copy of the main villa.
- The monumental tomb was an identical copy of the tomb of Lenin, which can still be seen in Moscow.
- In the new host the necessary acids are floating around and they quickly join up with their complement acid, forming an identical copy.
- There is one bookcase in the room, its shelves filled with identical copies of the dictionary.
- Wee Nit (the adorable) is an identical copy of her twin sister, Ying.
- Thus, Jaffe commissioned an identical copy from Marco that was precisely one-half the size.
- Did the files he was looking at contain multiple identical copies of each document?
- The first thing to note is that it is apparent that the copy is an identical copy inasmuch as there is the same blank on the original.
- Why would Berger remove five identical copies of the same report, shred three of them with a pair of scissors, and return the other two to the archives?
- The only way another person could enjoy that particular painting was if an identical copy was made.
- Someone had stolen ALL our furniture and left identical copies in the same spots.
- It is now hoped that the horse-cloning technique can be used to produce identical copies of champion jumpers and show horses.
1.2(of document)copia femininethe customer keeps the top copy — el cliente se queda con el original
- Worldwide, 13 million copies of the book had rolled off the presses in a massive print run.
- The prices for single copies and subscriptions were relatively high, but the elite audience was able to pay the price.
- The Enquirer sold a record 6.5 million copies of the issue containing that shot.
- The Daily Mail, a revolutionary departure from the leaden format of its contemporaries, sold a record breaking 300,000 copies of its first issue.
- Their headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, produces millions of copies of books which expose the errors of evolution and give evidence for creation.
- A number of newspapers and a broadcast network have asked to purchase extra copies of the special issue.
- It is adapted from the first in the series of books by CS Lewis, which have sold millions of copies since their initial publication, 50 years ago.
- The book has sold more than 6.5 million copies since its publication last year, breaking sales records for a novel in its first 12 months, and is set to be made into a film.
- These things sell like hot cakes, millions of copies per issue, which is amazing since very few people will ever admit to reading one.
- Under section 9 of the Copyright Act of 1994, the copyright owner has the right to issue to the public copies of sound recordings and films.
- Orders for the signed, numbered and limited edition copies of this new book go on sale December 26!
- Before, during and after World War II, honor systems were used to sell single copies of newspapers.
- In a way it isn't the authenticity of the work that counts, I don't think you can just issue 20 copies of limited editions of your film to people.
- Again, the public's response was overwhelmingly positive; the single sold eight million copies.
- They will also see regional authors reading from their latest publication and signing copies of their books.
- Outside, the Bookmobile will be downloading, printing, binding, and giving away for free copies of public domain books.
- And on the verge of conquering radio and selling nearly a million copies of that record, they kept their promise.
- It sold over 20 million copies in book form and sparked three sequels at the cinema.
- He had managed to ask the librarian to sell him cheap copies of the record books, and was headed towards the ship, books in hand and Laya at his side.
- And Guildford Library in Surrey claims it will be the only library in the country that will issue copies of the new book to fans at midnight.
2(of newspaper, book)ejemplar masculineback copy — número atrasado masculine
- presentation copy — ejemplar de cortesía
3.1(text)he/she must be able to produce clear copy — debe saber redactar con claridad
- I got my copy in by midnight — entregué el artículo (/ reportaje etc. ) antes de la media noche
- she wrote the copy for the campaign — se encargó de la redacción de los textos de la campaña
- good news doesn't make good copy — las buenas noticias no se venden bien
3.2(unprinted matter)manuscrito masculine
- You will also have to write copy (basically articles) that communicates when being spoken.
- Mr Jones submits that it was right to look first at the criminal conduct of the investigatory journalists who spent money freely to provide copy for their newspaper.
- Although it made great copy for the newspapers, it suggested the Rocket was in bad-tempered mode - and some felt he might be about to self-destruct.
- We use allusions to popular songs in headlines and in copy and we tend not to get accused of violating copyright.
- If you see a bit of lazy newspaper copy promoting our former favourite as some kind of internet sensation, you know where it came from.
- Other newspapers ran equally dramatic copy, using military metaphors to show the growing rift between doctors and the health secretary.
- Some journalists are fond of staging rescue operations that make great copy for newspapers.
- We hear that a group of freelance journalists in the US are suing a leading national newspaper for posting their copy on its Web site without permission.
- How many times should you use your primary keyword in your web copy and your article submissions?
- Newspaper editors happily confirm that Churchill stories make great copy, especially since in the UK one cannot sue for libel on behalf of the dead.
- Try to avoid redundant copy in the headline, sub-head, cutline, and lead.
- He has been supplying newspaper men with good copy for generations.
- Unfortunately she started writing copy for women's magazines which was beyond parody.
3(transcribe)(notes/passage/poem) copiarto copy sth from / off sb — copiarle algo a algn
- to copy sth from / out of sth — copiar algo de algo
4(imitate)(singer/painter) copiarle a(style/behavior) copiar
1(cheat)(candidates/children) copiarI was caught copying off Jack — me pescaron copiándole a Jack
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