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
1.2as adverb a great/good deal
- we've seen her a great deal/ 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
- it's a deal! — ¡trato hecho!
- the deal is on — el trato sigue en pie
- to do / make / cut a deal with sb — hacer / cerrar un trato / hacer un pacto con algn
- what's the deal? — (what's the matter?) ¿qué pasa?
- to make a big deal out of sth
- I don't want to make a big deal out of it, but I had to pay … — no quiero hacer un problema por esto, pero tuve que pagar …
- she made such a big deal out of choosing a hat — hizo tantos aspavientos para elegir un sombrero
- it's no big deal — no es nada del otro mundo
- big deal!
- so he's taking you to a dance, big deal! — así que te lleva a un baile ¡pues vaya / mira tú!
- a $5 token of their gratitude, big deal! — $5 como muestra de su gratitud ¡qué generosidad!
- I had to get up at six — big deal! — me tuve que levantar a las seis — ¡qué horror!
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
- She has expressed concern at the government's multibillion-rand arms deals in the face of growing poverty.
- A little-known singer-songwriter has secured a multi-million pound record deal and television advertising contract.
- The best that was on the market, Luis Castillo, signed a three-year lucrative deal with the Marlins yesterday.
- Successive attempts to broker a peace deal have failed.
- Financial matters and business deals are arranged according to your directions.
- 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.
- 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.
- This is a lousy week for mundane affairs, like balancing your chequebook, looking for a job or negotiating a business deal.
- The fair, he said, generally ‘is the key to our business,’ producing deals that account for half of his company's sales.
- It was the deal the parties had mutually agreed to enter into when they first agreed to cohabit.
- This is due to the government's incorrigible tendency to downplay the costs and exaggerate the benefits of the deal.
- Venturi has another year left on his contract, but McCarthy's deal expires in March.
- Bolton's Business Network International is currently enjoying a boom, successfully negotiating deals worth hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.
- It was difficult ‘for people from the traditional and conservative professions to understand how these business deals are made’.
- I like what I do and I've been involved in a number of deals, negotiations and business transactions which have proved satisfying.
- Congratulations are also in order for the other parties in the deal: the governments of British Columbia and Canada.
- But he got caught up in some shady real estate deals involving car lots.
- The pipeline is more than just a business deal, it's also highly political, because it's about access to oil.
- It's been reported that you're pursuing book deals, commercial sponsorship 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 children had a very rough deal after their parents' divorce — los niños sufrieron mucho a raíz del divorcio de los padres
- she's had a raw deal in life — la vida la ha tratado muy mal
4Gamesreparto masculineit's my/your deal — me toca a mí/te toca a ti dar / repartir
de las cartas
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
2to deal sb/sth a blow — asestarle un golpe a algn/algo
1(wood)madera de pino femininepino masculine
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