In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- In the rhythm department bassist Jeff Halsey was unflappable and clearly has much to offer.
- I think Lyn needs to take a long look in the mirror before proclaiming herself an expert in this department.
- Political power and share in authority does affect every department and aspect of life.
- And the Aussies, the world's sledging experts, reckon he is a soft touch in that department.
- And if you think that a car with no metal chassis has to be suspect in the strength department think again.
- Ponting himself is relishing the responsibility because he has had a chequered past in that department.
1.1(of shop, store)sección feminine
- There was a department of Indian Theatre in the university through which I used to act.
- I work in a department of about 150 people for the University of California, Davis.
- I am involved in a research project of the department of sociology at the University of Surrey.
- The matter has now been handed over to the environmental department of the City Council.
- Bilateral meetings between the Department of Finance and the other departments will begin next month.
- The scheme is based on a proposal by the University of Paisley's department of economics.
- They came from five departments of the University of Vienna and one department of the University of Salzburg.
- Neil Hewitt, who works in the housing department of Medway council in Kent, is hoping to train as an inspector.
- How is it that the drama department of the University has achieved such distinguished output?
- The website has been developed by the Arts department of Sligo County Council.
- He said he plans to lodge a formal complaint with the legal department of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
- He was appointed a research fellow in the University of Toronto's department of surgery in 1950.
- At the time, he was enrolled in the law department of the prestigious University of Tokyo.
- The Mayor said he had been briefed on the case by the housing department of Kerry County Council.
- Pak Zen was a graduate from the department of library science at the University of Indonesia.
- This door in the terraced row led to the history department of the university, or at least the offices for the staff.
- The University of Aruba has departments of law and business administration.
- The study was conducted at the emergency department of a university hospital.
- He left to join the finance department of Monklands Council, and found himself drawn into trade union work.
- He ran a post office and now works in the education department of Rochdale council.
1.2(of company, organization)departamento masculinesección feminine
(in US)ministerio masculinesecretaría feminine Mexicothe Department of Education — el Ministerio de Educación
- the Department of Defense — la Secretaría de Defensa
- the Department of State — el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano)
- the State Department — el Departamento de Estado (norteamericano)
- The occupation of the north-eastern departments of France throughout the war also helped to prolong this consensus.
- The departments into which France was then divided remained unmodified until the twentieth century.
- Federal departments in France, Germany, China, and even the US have adopted Linux servers.
- The country is divided into six departments containing eighty-four districts.
- The Prime Minister does not have a department to administer and this freedom gives him the opportunity to take a broad view.
2.2(US)the police/fire department — el cuerpo de policía/bomberos
3School Universitydepartamento masculinethe Latin/history department — el departamento de latín/historia
4informal(area of competence, responsibility)cooking is my husband's department — la cocina es cosa de mi marido
- sewing? I'm not much good in that department — ¿coser? yo no soy muy buena en ese terreno
(in France etc)departamento masculine
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