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(indicating amount)a great/good / fair deal of sth
- it makes a great/good / fair deal of difference — cambia mucho/bastante las cosas
- I've given the question a great deal of thought — he reflexionado mucho sobre el asunto
- we haven't got a great deal of money — no tenemos mucho dinero
- there's not a great deal I can do to help — no es demasiado lo que yo puedo hacer para ayudar
- a deal of sth
- there's a deal of work to be done — hay un montón de trabajo que hacer
1.2a great/good deal
- we've seen her a great deal or we've seen a great deal of her lately — la hemos visto mucho / muy a menudo últimamente
- he's a good deal smarter than he looks — es bastante más inteligente de lo que parece
- did you enjoy the party? — not a great deal — ¿te divertiste en la fiesta? — no demasiado
2.1(agreement)trato masculineacuerdo masculinethey shook hands on the deal — cerraron el trato con un apretón de manos
- the deal is on — el trato sigue en pie
2.2(financial arrangement)acuerdo masculinea new deal for the clothing industry — un nuevo acuerdo salarial para la industria de la confección
- she got a very good deal when she left the company — llegó a un buen arreglo económico al dejar la compañía
- he got a very good deal out of the bank — consiguió que el banco le ofreciera muy buenas condiciones
- the New Deal — política económica aplicada entre 1933 y 1940 por la administración del presidente Roosevelt
- Congratulations are also in order for the other parties in the deal: the governments of British Columbia and Canada.
- Venturi has another year left on his contract, but McCarthy's deal expires in March.
- The fair, he said, generally ‘is the key to our business,’ producing deals that account for half of his company's sales.
- This is a lousy week for mundane affairs, like balancing your chequebook, looking for a job or negotiating a business deal.
- Successive attempts to broker a peace deal have failed.
- Bolton's Business Network International is currently enjoying a boom, successfully negotiating deals worth hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.
- I like what I do and I've been involved in a number of deals, negotiations and business transactions which have proved satisfying.
- Financial matters and business deals are arranged according to your directions.
- It was difficult ‘for people from the traditional and conservative professions to understand how these business deals are made’.
- A little-known singer-songwriter has secured a multi-million pound record deal and television advertising contract.
- It was the deal the parties had mutually agreed to enter into when they first agreed to cohabit.
- The pipeline is more than just a business deal, it's also highly political, because it's about access to oil.
- The best that was on the market, Luis Castillo, signed a three-year lucrative deal with the Marlins yesterday.
- The loss of Labour's majority in last week's local elections has upped the political stakes as opposition parties try to negotiate the best deal.
- But he got caught up in some shady real estate deals involving car lots.
- It's been reported that you're pursuing book deals, commercial sponsorship deals…
- She has expressed concern at the government's multibillion-rand arms deals in the face of growing poverty.
- This is due to the government's incorrigible tendency to downplay the costs and exaggerate the benefits of the deal.
- Mr Firth said that Yorkshire business people were also becoming better networkers and he expected many businesses to benefit from deals secured at the event.
- The time is favourable for businessmen to enter into new deals.
2.3(bargain)you'll get a better deal if you shop around — lo conseguirás más barato si vas a otras tiendas
3(treatment)trato masculinethe disabled deserve a better deal — los minusválidos merecen un mejor trato / algo mejor
- The expectations are not always met and we always want to believe that we are at the receiving end of a bad deal all the time.
- It is a thoroughly bad deal for our workers and our businesses.
- And that means that any increase in taxes or cuts in benefits would lead to an already bad deal becoming much worse.
- We were simply a resolute group of people determined to make the very best of a very bad deal.
- He was born with so much talent, the sporting life has made him extremely rich, yet there is too often the sense of a man who believes he has been dealt a bad deal.
- The councillor, like his Labour predecessor, points out that this city gets a bad deal from Whitehall.
- Jayamma felt she had a bad deal, but she didn't see any way of changing it.
- In the meantime Esco workers will be stuck with a bad deal.
- So it's a bad deal all around when the rights to associate are snuffed out or aren't granted in these countries.
- Compared to members of other unitary authorities, Swindon councillors get a bad deal.
- A Conservative government with its ridiculous position of re-negotiating agreed treaties will only result in a bad deal for Britain.
- Ask those closest to the action if Scottish players get a better deal from the current boss.
- Dr Bass manages to combine humility with humanity and while he never exactly makes me feel good about having cancer, I feel that together we can make the best of a bad deal.
- In the meantime, however, Jantzie says the situation appears to be a bad deal for the teachers.
- Women have a particularly bad deal in the cancer stakes, according to Greaves.
- Republicans often argue that Social Security is a bad deal for African-Americans.
- If the offender thinks that he is getting a bad deal, he can always get redress in the courts.
- The mark guarantees workers such as tea pluckers in Sri Lanka and banana farmers in the Windward Islands receive a reasonable deal.
4Gamesmasculine repartoit's my/your deal — doy / reparto yo/das / repartes tú
- It's your deal now," said one of the men, under his breath, "and see that this time you deal from the top."
- The first deal and the bidding are as in the six-player game, and the high bidder names trump.
- So even if you fold, you may still get the chance to win the current pot on the following deal.
- It was the last hand of the night and it was my deal.
- In baccarat the deal goes counterclockwise around the table from player to player.
- After the deal there is an auction in which players bid the number of points their team will try to win.
- If you draw a card of the trump rank during the deal, you are not obliged to expose it immediately or at all.
- No more cards will be drawn from the stock until the next deal.
- The deal: the dealer deals 6 cards for the nest and the rest is dealt out to the players.
- During the deal, six cards are to be placed face down in the centre of the table to form a kitty.
- The player who received the first card from the deal may be known as eldest hand, or as forehand.
- In the old days, maybe a few hundred dollars rode on the last deal of a card in five stud or five draw.
- The four cards that are left over at the end of the deal are set aside until the end of the hand.
- From the second deal onwards, players form partnerships according to their scores.
- Occasionally it happens that a red three is turned up at the end of the deal as a start card for the discard pile.
- The card that was flipped up at the end of the deal is also trump.
- The 11 th card in the deal is turned face up, and placed on top of the trump/rank pile.
- If both players pass, the bones are thrown in and the deal passes to the next player.
- Once all cards have been played, the deal rotates in a clockwise fashion.
- The overall chances of drawing a certain card in the deal is the sum of these
- After the deal but before the players pick up their cards, the top card of each hand is turned up.
- This can be done at any time during the deal by an active player who has a card matching their score.
- Older machines took 10 cards - the five needed for the deal and the five that might be needed for the draw.
- In the first deal, the player who holds the three of hearts leads to the first trick.
- After each hand, the deal passes to next player to the left of the previous dealer who is still in.
1(cards) dar(cards) repartirto deal sb a good/bad hand — darle a algn una buena/mala mano
- I was dealt three aces — me tocaron tres ases
- The game begins with each player being dealt five cards in the usual way.
- In the event of a tie, the tied players roll the discard dice and are dealt the number of cards indicated by the dice.
- It's strange, sometimes, how life deals you different cards at what seems like the wrong moment, and it's not until you get them all that it suddenly makes sense.
- Six cards are dealt to each player, in threes, and the remaining cards are not used.
- Seven cards were dealt to each player, leaving 3 cards in the kitty.
- Or should I just accept the fact that fate has dealt me a card from the bottom of the deck and move on?
- Once these cards have been dealt, the dealer decides when everyone should pick up their cards.
- Four cards are dealt to each player, and four are turned face up on the table.
- Pai Gow Poker is played with up to six players and the banker, each being dealt seven cards.
- The dealer deals out one card to each player (except the dealer).
- But perhaps that was the one wild card life dealt me.
- Nope - fate dealt me a different set of cards this time.
- Next, a third hole card is dealt to each player, followed by another round of betting.
- In this casino banking game three cards are dealt to each player and two face down to the dealer.
- The cards are dealt in rotation to the right, beginning with the eldest hand.
- A second round of four cards per player is dealt face down, stacked on the first rows.
- When the cards have been dealt, the betting begins with the player to the left of the dealer.
- The cards will be dealt by the player on declarer's left, and cut by the player opposite to declarer.
- Five cards are dealt to each player, clockwise, one at a time.
- In some places it is the player to the right of the dealer who is dealt no cards and sits out of the play.
2to deal sb/sth a blow — asestarle un golpe a algn/algo
- We would have dealt them in a different time, I think.
- The vicar silently sat at the table and the monk dealt him in.
- Let's deal him in and give him a piece of the cake.
- Europe says deal us in: despite record dollar vs. euro rates, or perhaps because of them, there are some unusual deals and low prices for rooms in parts of Europe.
- Adam gave Rocky an annoyed look, but gathered the cards to deal him in.
1(wood)madera de pino femininepino masculine
- The paved back court, under which the kitchen and scullery were situated, was to include at its northern end a ‘seat or small building’ with deal columns.
- He still slept in his camp bed, and used a dining-table that he had made out of deal boards with four fencing posts for legs.
- This has red deal timber flooring, wainscoting to dado level, a baluster railing and plaster cornicing.
- No matter how late the family worked, when finished Vera scrubbed the table, made from deal, with sand soap perfectly clean for the early breakfast the next morning.
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