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(expense)costo masculine Latin Americacoste masculine Spainnotional/operating costs — costos probables/de explotación
- transportation/maintenance costs — costes de transporte/mantenimiento
- at no additional / extra cost — sin cargo adicional
- to cover (one's) costs — cubrir los gastos
- he has no idea of the cost of running a car — no tiene idea de cuánto cuesta mantener un coche
- to cut costs — reducir (los) gastos
- to meet the cost(s) of sth — correr con los gastos de algo
- The defendants were also ordered to pay the adjudicator's fees and the costs of the claimants.
- There is no evidence from the three external funders that they will cease to fund the defendants' costs.
- If there is an appeal, then we would be able to recover our costs against the legal aid fund.
- The claim is dismissed and the order makes provision for the legal aid assessment of costs.
- Accordingly, no profit costs should be allowed to the appellants for work done by their partnership.
- These can include requirements such as security for costs from foreign plaintiffs, or the denial of legal aid.
- The applicant is to pay the costs of the respondent of the summons on an indemnity basis.
- The first defendant has agreed to pay the claimant's costs in the sum of £13, 975.
- There will also be detailed assessment of the claimant's costs for public funding purposes.
- The adjudication clause permits the Adjudicator to award costs to the winning party.
- The main issue was whether there should be security for costs posted by the plaintiff.
- Mr Bacon's primary submission was that party does not get costs of a counterclaim unless the order provides.
- In particular, the costs to be allowed to a solicitor litigant in person are to be subject to the two thirds restriction.
- The Swiss trial court charged the applicant with the bulk of the court costs of the action and part of the costs of the private prosecutors.
- It is thought that the costs and legal fees cost him most of his career earnings.
- I am therefore urged on behalf of the applicants to make orders for payment of their legal costs now that the legal position is clear.
- The bill allows the employee to seek penalties, interest, costs of the suit, and attorney fees.
- The son was convicted but the defendant was acquitted and awarded his costs out of central funds.
- Holding MPC liable for the defendants' costs would discourage the funding of litigation.
- Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.
1.2costs pluralLawcostas feminineto pay costs — pagar las costas
- costs were awarded against the plaintiff — las costas se impusieron al demandante
- costs were awarded to the plaintiff — las costas se impusieron al demandado
1.3(price)costo masculinecoste masculine Spain
- Another factor to consider is the high costs associated with repairing major appliances.
- All need to raise a substantial amount of money to cover the cost of flights, accommodation and expenses for the nine-day trip.
- In many regions, the amount of cash payments for travel did not cover the cost of a monthly pass.
- Now that the industry is approaching its mature phase, prices can afford to rise to cover average total cost.
- He says the vandalism is so commonplace costs for groups to use the community hall are set to help cover the cost of repairs.
- After all, after World War I, it used to cover the cost of pretty much any college degree.
- They've had to work 10 % harder to raise funds to cover increased running costs.
- The amount is only enough to cover the cost of transportation and food.
- If this amount cannot cover the cost of the claim, then the balance is met out of the public purse.
- The entrance fee of £1.50 will cover the cost of tea or coffee with biscuits.
- To support the show and to help cover the cost of prize money, we are selling advertising for the night.
- She defended her decision to ask the students for the amount to cover the cost of repair.
- They may also incur additional operating costs into the future.
- Also, what you save on plane tickets alone might cover the cost of one cruise.
- Envelopes for people wishing to give a donation to cover the cost of maintenance are now available.
- Did the fuel tanker rebuild facility request a higher average cost per unit?
- The result is a significantly reduced total cost of ownership for the storage infrastructure.
- The fee per session is 5 euro to cover the cost of coaching and insurance.
- With budgets tight, people are choosing to cut extra costs in order to save.
- But it incurs the additional sunk cost of setting up a foreign plant.
2(loss, sacrifice)at the cost of sth — a costa / a expensas de algo
- he became president, but at a cost — llegó a ser presidente, pero a qué precio
- she helped me out, at great cost to herself — sacrificó mucho al ayudarme
- at little cost to yourself, you could help one of these orphans — haciendo un pequeño sacrificio podrías ayudar a uno de estos huérfanos
1.1(article/service) costarhow much did it cost you? — ¿cuánto te costó?
- how much does it cost? — ¿cuánto cuesta?
- it'll cost you! — ¡mira que te va a salir caro!
- that costs money — eso cuesta dinero
- keeping fit costs both time and effort — mantenerse en forma cuesta tiempo y esfuerzo
- It has to be confiscation, not purchase, as the ‘retrieval’ was not costed, or any price quoted.
- He said the plans would be carefully costed and clear for all to see.
- Two public meetings will be held to discuss the plans, which will then be modified and a fully costed business plan will be drawn up to gain funding.
- It's not costed into the price of our t-shirts.
- First, if a comprehensive Schedule of Dilapidations is costed the cost which the tenant would have had to incur to comply with the repairing covenants is ascertained.
- Mr Gwynn said those ideas would then be turned into a plan that would be costed out and presented to the Government.
- Will you please now prepare detailed and fully costed contingency plans?
- They also insisted that the plan had been fully costed and could even save the NHS money.
- No, New Labour refuted the advert because they say the plans aren't costed properly.
- On March 27 a one day course on Manual Payroll is planned and on April 10 you can attend a one day course on pricing and costing techniques.
- The station, in its application to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, states that its plan has been fully costed and the necessary finance is in place, confirmed and available.
- He said details of Labor's fully costed plan would have to wait until closer to the election.
- He did criticise them for failing to cost their plans properly.
- This would form the basis for plans which can be costed and a suitable site found.
- They have always had costed plans to make sure pensions are funded generously.
- Has anyone costed the price of a unit of electricity?
1.2(cause to lose)costarone slip cost him the title — un error le costó el título
- Again the ineffectiveness of him cost the attack much of its ability to maintain serious pressure.
- The midweek loss cost the Celts second place in the table.
- But local wildlife officials have vetoed this idea so far, he said, and this has cost him clients.
- It was the Hokies' only loss, and it cost them another shot at a national title.
- He was then seriously injured in a car accident that nearly cost him his leg.
- It was a huge risk that could have cost him his job.
- In both away matches this season, Livi have sat in and invited attack, which duly cost them goals.
- As many as 300,000 are employed in restaurants, hotels and other travel-related business and officials say the attack could end up costing half of them their jobs.
- He had a fly ball sail over his head for a double, and it cost the team three runs.
- A factory worker has won a payout of more than £100,000 after an accident at work cost him his left hand.
- The two drivers were involved in a mishap on the track that cost him the lead and put him out of the race.
- In the space of 15 minutes they struck the ball wide on four occasions and this cost them the game.
- The player, whose careless touches cost Aberdeen possession all afternoon, hooked it over the bar with his left foot.
- It's the same arrogance that cost them the General Election.
- In 1966, this hazardous situation led to a catastrophe costing the lives of 44 men, injuring hundreds more, and causing millions of dollars of damage.
- It was a lack of putting touch that cost him the chance of achieving his long-held dream of playing in The Open.
- That loss a couple of weeks ago probably cost the Dubliners their league chances but this game is not about revenge.
- Two of the women suing told yesterday how the side effects almost cost them their lives.
- The slight loss of concentration in the final corner which cost her a skeleton medal on Friday highlighted the point.
- To me, this effort is costing him power and accuracy.
2past tense, past participle costed
2.1(calculate cost of)calcular el costo decalcular el coste de Spainshe costed the project — hizo un presupuesto para el proyecto
- He says that their current ad campaign is costing a five-figure sum.
- Some of these benefits cost significant sums of money to provide.
- It costs a reasonable sum of money to get in, and it never struck me as being worthwhile to pay it for a quick lunchtime scan.
- His last jaunt to Bermuda cost the princely sum of 27.50 a night.
- With delays and changes to software requirements costing extra money, there is always the danger that projects could spin out of control, ultimately delaying services and profits.
- He suggested that the quality of the work was better than much of what was done in the private sector today costing large sums of money.
- Books cost money and require the user to read them for the idea to spread.
- Expansion costs money, but revenue has never been a problem for this entrepreneur.
- Answering such questions would require collecting better evidence, which costs real money.
- It costs money to restore these buildings and keep them in good order.
- On the flip side of the coin they cost the British tax payer millions every year, and have become out of touch with the public.
- But the arrangement, plus the cost of essential repairs and maintenance, means it is costing council tax payers £66,000 a year just to keep the building ticking over.
- She must dial a long distance number, which can cost great sums of money for extended Internet use.
- The Government's removal of tax relief on dividend payments has cost the pensions industry billions of pounds.
- The empire cost a vast sum of money to run and trade brought in much of that money.
- A pay hike for staff and an increase in NI payments are costing millions.
- Major alterations costing huge sums had been made to the building to make it suitable for the regeneration scheme.
- A North Yorkshire museum is so unpopular it costs council tax payers a whopping £9.78 per visitor to keep it open.
- The four-year Olympic cycle for preparation of Bulgaria cost the humble sum of seven million leva.
- It costs money to improve security and make those kind of things happen.
2.2(find out price of)averiguar el precio dehe costed the different types of engines — averiguó los precios de los distintos tipos de motores
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