In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine mostradorfeminine barrafeminine ventanillafeminine encimera Spain USfeminine cubierta Latin America USfeminine mesada River Plate USperfume counter — mostrador de perfumería
1.2over the counter
- that drug is not available over the counter — esa medicina no se puede comprar sin receta
- before noun over-the-counter — extrabursátil
- under the counter — bajo mano
- before noun under-the-counter — clandestino
- The level of business at post office counters is declining rapidly.
- Boyd had a daring, flamboyant style, and often jumped over bank counters in his lightning quick hold-ups.
- You can avoid these lines by not having anything that has to be checked or if you do not have to conduct any business at the ticket counter.
- The cinema includes digital photographic services, cafe, refreshment counters, and decor that reflects the history and glamour of the art of film-making.
- Mrs. Wallace stands at the counter of her pie shop.
- Every time, a customer pushes open the glass door of a supermarket, or steps up to the wooden counter of a grocery shop, there is a chance for the seller to make big bucks.
- I even love queuing at counters during the Christmas shopping frenzy and falling flat on my backside in the slippery snow.
- They also appreciate public support for collection boxes on many shop counters around the town.
- But after more than three years in operation, the number of bags crossing shop counters - while still a fraction of the number used a few years ago - is creeping up.
- I'm the kind of person who gets kept waiting at counters in shops.
- While you go around various car accessories shop stalls and insurance counters, children'll have fun at painting and quiz contests.
- The couple now hope to travel, read and relax away from the shop counter and the routine of a small business.
- Having eaten these we were hard pressed to ignore the shop counter as we departed.
- Some supporters are also signing petitions displayed on the counters of shops and other businesses throughout the city centre.
- One morning I went to the shop and a young girl served me at the counter.
- Shop assistants who no longer needed to serve behind counters would be available to circulate and answer questions about the price, size and quality of goods.
- He told us that it had all begun when he used magnetic ink to encode his bank account number on the bottom line of a wad of blank deposit slips that banks provide at their counters.
- The shops would have deli counters, which offer high profit margins, serving hot food.
- Relatively little euro currency will be passed over bank counters, retail experts believe.
- I released a book into the wild, and it's on the counter at our new shop.
2Gamesficha femininewe still have one last bargaining counter — aún nos queda una carta que jugar / una última baza
- Although chess, draughts, dice and gambling were forbidden, counters and dice were also found during the dig.
- Players land ships at anchorages and venture inland in search of buried treasure by putting counters on numbered squares after throwing dice.
- According to the rules you need nothing more than your brain and a pack of cards, so it's a lot cheaper than the usual awful party games that cost £29.99 for a box, three dice and six counters.
- The game, played with counters and dice, is already proving a big hit - so much so that more copies are being produced to be distributed next year.
- It was used for making pendants, finger rings, playing counters, dice and even spindle whorls.
- Those work quite well as all sorts of counters and tokens.
- Most board games, especially war games, use cardboard counters or chits.
- My counter for this website records that the site has just received its ten thousandth visitor.
- It is suitable for a range of applications including timers, controllers, counters, test equipment or systems requiring an electronic display.
- In 1912, George Julius converted his invented mechanical vote counter into a mechanical totalisator.
- Maybe I had picked up the wrong gadget, and it was a calorie counter, primed to record a Big Mac and fries.
- The receiver simply synchronizes its counter to the value transmitted by the remote, and opens the garage door.
- When the voter wishes to make no further changes, he or she pulls a large lever, which registers the votes on a counter located at the back of the machine.
- My hit counter started bleeding in the thousands following the election but seems to have recovered somewhat.
- The novelty of the electronic counter at the [Overbridge] traffic signal is yet to wear off, and the constables posted at the busy junction seem to be a more relaxed lot these days.
- Commerce has stated that it doesn't intend to make any money from the fee-free coin counters, which customers and non-customers are invited to use.
- Some sort of centrifugal device that only triggered the counter if it was activated by the centrifugal force of the drum turning.
- Pennies are a completely useless coin, not able to be used in vending machines, toll roads and perhaps not least importantly, Las Vegas coin counters.
- Really, I've never built anything much more computationally complicated than a counter of single-photons.
- For example, Geiger - Mueller counters, the familiar clicking boxes seen in the movies, were first sold in the 1930s.
- The error counter is responsive to input signals and the feedback signals for generating error signals.
- So I installed a hit counter to see what was going on.
- So I went in with a calorie counter to analyze the last three day's meals.
- All microswitches and counters were controlled by a central power source connected to a digital timer set to turn on one hour after sunset and turn off one hour before sunrise.
- They speak about self-reliance and countering the invasion of a global economy by humble movement like the one involving the manufacture of toilet soap.
- This means countering denialism as well.
- Any inputs by the pilot at launch create a dampening effect in the opposite direction to counter the excess pitch-rate change.
- In order to counter any possible opposition, the government is attacking democratic rights and preparing a new police state.
- A losing side sometimes falls into a trap where they tend to counter the opposition instead of dictating the game.
- The idea is to keep the Prime Minister updated so that he is in a position to counter all possible queries from the opposition benches, informed sources said.
- What was interesting about that phenomenon was how incredibly difficult it was to counter the prevailing wisdom of the times.
- Perry answers that ideology must be countered with opposing ideology.
- The primary objective going into a replay is to have learned enough to counter the opposition's strengths and take advantage of their weaknesses.
- It is indeed difficult to counter such cornering arguments.
- The party's caucus had held the closed-door meeting to discuss ways to counter the opposition lawmakers' plans.
- Nothing can help hatred unless it is countered by the opposite.
- It will be difficult to counter their political and economic hegemony!
- She has been designing and planning Naik's campaign material, ensuring that he is up-to-date on facts and figures to counter the opposition.
- So perverse, in fact, that it could only be regarded as a deliberate attempt to counter the opposite position.
- The opposition rally sought to counter that impression, and organisers said they expected about 150,000 people to turn out.
- And we in the opposition must counter their vision and offer competing images of the future of the country.
- He made the remarks in a bid to counter the opposition's doubts that the use of the money has not been transparent, the report said.
- The possibility of a five-fold increase in the projected cost came after big business insisted it move to counter public opposition.
- European and Arab opposition may be countered by possible strong support from Russia.
- While countering these incentives is difficult, the authors note that public education and other initiatives have helped to dramatically reduce the incidence of smoking in recent decades.
- ‘We know it's not just about integration or sitting in the same classrooms with whites,’ Sellers counters.
2(in debate)(statement/idea) rebatir(statement/idea) refutarto counter that — responder / replicar que
- Those of us who have fought for Inuit rights would counter with this: Can you eat your degrees when you are starving?
- If it were just on private television, then I'd say, great, the best way to fight abuse of the freedom of speech, is to counter with better speech.
- Instead of giving you the three-day workweek you asked for, your boss might counter with a four-day week.
- To keep my idea alive, I need to counter with fixed targets of high value, so here's one, and here's another.
- I counter with my stories of the hunting prowess of spiders and ants.
- Supporters counter with the charge that tuition from transit users already partially funds parking services on campus.
- Some may argue that flow and power don't go together, but I'd counter with that being a fallacy of the modern Big Move surf culture.
- Then the other party would counter with an initiative of its own, no less complex and no more electorally penetrative.
- The protesters counter with dinosaurs singing songs and a hoe-down.
- The ex-managers counter with allegations of financial irregularities pointing out that he still lives in his old apartment with four other people.
- All he could do was quickly materialize his own sword to counter with.
- They're very hard to counter with just high technology alone.
- Sly smirk returning, she countered readily, ‘It would be a pleasure, Serpent.’
- I felt I had nothing to counter with - that is, until I had the 118 experience.
- Maybe not, but then they might reasonably counter with the question: is the Parthenon strictly necessary?
- There was nothing you could say that she couldn't counter with a logical thought or a perfect comeback.
- Instead of competing with these fantasies, I counter with culinary theatrics from my surreal bag of tricks.
- He steadied his swaying body and tried to counter with a lunge at Caleb.
- One must be able to withstand both the physical and mental attacks directed towards them, and be able to counter with their own attacks.
- This was the only airspeed that provided a predictable and constant level of yaw that I could counter with full rudder.
- That day, however, he didn't counter with some snappy nickname of his own.
1counter to sth
- to run / go counter to sth — ser contrario a / oponerse a algo
- this result ran counter to all our previous experience — este resultado era contario a / se oponía a todas nuestras experiencias anteriores
1(check)a counter to sth
- to act as a counter to sth — servir de contrapeso a algo
- they advance these findings as a counter to Freudian doctrine — presentan estos descubrimientos como una respuesta a la teoría freudiana
2Games Sportcontraataque masculine
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