In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(controversy, clash)polémica femininecontroversia femininea border dispute — un conflicto fronterizo
- Unequal access to water will lead us to disputes and war, and heading off that spectre is also what skilled politicians exist for.
- While she had been in dispute with the tax people about a year-and-a-half ago, she believed the matter had been settled and she was fully paid up.
- Shifting weather patterns would prompt changes that could lead to international disputes.
- He believes those people already in dispute with their neighbours will exploit the legislation to cause as much aggravation as possible to rivals.
- To be in dispute with the club for which he had played and coached has obviously cut deep, yet Telfer, true to form, rationalises the issue.
- Before that first stone was put in place the Bucknells were in dispute with the council over its design, and had two suggestions turned down.
- The consultants are in dispute with the Department over medical indemnity.
- Families are finding themselves in dispute with the Revenue even when tax planning was the furthest thing from their minds.
- Both Kuerten and Marshall vowed not to ride on a team with O'Connor, and are in dispute with the selectors.
- Ms Baker is currently in dispute with West Wiltshire Housing Association, who she says are trying to evict her from the house for damage.
- The initial dispute led to a brawl involving over ten people in which one was hit with a glass or glass bottle.
- The engineers are in dispute with British Gas over the its plans to end a final salary pension scheme for new employees from January.
- But consultants remain in dispute with the Government over a scheme aimed at streamlining public health compensation claims.
- We had been in dispute with a major financial institution since February because we believed we had been sold an endowment policy that was not suitable.
- Relatives of people buried in the former Wesleyan cemetery in Cheetham Hill have been in dispute with Manchester city council for the past four months.
- As the alliance gradually grew into a federation, the many cantonal and communal differences led to frequent disputes and armed conflicts.
- As for her naïve belief that people would not fight to death over a parking space, Hilary Evans has clearly never seen my husband in dispute with another motorist.
- Despite his dissatisfaction with financial constraints, Mr Martin said he was not in dispute with Mr McCreevy.
- The sheep farmers had been in dispute with factories over what they claimed was a serious cut in the price being paid for lamb.
- The obscure legal status of these territories and zones often leads to disputes and conflicts.
2feminine discusiónfeminine disputait is open to dispute whether he acted reasonably — si actuó en forma razonable o no es discutible / se presta a discusión
- the territory in / under dispute — el territorio en litigio
- the matter is still in / under dispute — aún no se ha llegado a un acuerdo sobre el asunto
- her superiority in this field is beyond (all) dispute — su superioridad en este campo es indiscutible
3(leading to industrial action)conflicto (laboral) masculinean industrial/a pay dispute — un conflicto laboral/salarial
- the union is in dispute with management — existe una situación de conflicto entre el sindicato y la patronal
- The group is also in dispute with the National Union of Journalists over the axing of 11 editorial positions.
- The dispute is over management's failure to fully inform employees about adverse changes to their superannuation scheme.
- Security firm Brinks Allied is in dispute with its staff over new security arrangements which, the union claims, put its members in more danger.
- The union, which represents most of the 2,500 workers in the dairy processing giant, is in dispute with the co-op over its procedural agreement.
- York, Wakefield and Doncaster stations are run by GNER and will not be affected as the unions are not in dispute with that company.
- Disputes in the fishing industry fall mainly into two groups but any type of dispute can lead to industrial action.
- The Senior National Officer for the union said they had come up against a brick wall when seeking talks with management over their disputes.
- Conductors are already in dispute with the company, while station and clerical staff are being balloted for industrial action.
- The dispute has led to 263 staff being removed from the Department's payroll and farming activities being disrupted in various parts of the country.
- We have got to kiss and make up with the staff we have been in dispute with and get the team rebuilt.
- Please forgive me for perhaps dealing with it in this way: we have received a huge amount of evidence of what is wrong with management, and why disputes are not resolved, and why you get employment law cases.
- Mr Hayes said the dispute had led to a shutdown of services to farmers and everything from the payment of EU monies to the issuing of cattle movement permits has been delayed.
- But Val Hampshire, who has been a control operator for 17 years, denied that the dispute was being led from London.
- Coun Stroud condemned the scheme as inappropriate at a time when the Fire Brigades Union is in dispute with the Government over pay.
- The dispute between management and doctors has been dragging on for a number of years, since a review of medical services within the State's prisons.
- ALMOST 400 students at a city vocational school could be locked out for a day just weeks ahead of their State exams due to a dispute over the management there.
- The strike was called by the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union, which is in dispute with the company over pay and conditions.
- But Allan Craig added, if the council goes ahead with the plans, the would declare a dispute which could lead to industrial action of some kind.
- An accountancy firm estimates that an escalation of the dispute leading to disruption of the national rail network could take the nation's bill up to £200m a day.
- The Wagner Act of 1935 also created the National Labor Relations Board to help oversee employee disputes in private industry.
1(contest)discutircuestionarI don't dispute (the fact) that it was a mistake — no discuto que fue un error
- it cannot be disputed that the idea is attractive — no se puede negar / hay que reconocer que la idea resulta atrayente
- I dispute the idea that ... — yo rechazo la idea de que ...
3(argue)(point/question/subject) debatir(point/subject/question) discutir
4disputed past p(decision) discutido(decision) polémico(territory) en litigio
5(among many, fight for)disputarseour team disputed the match till the end — nuestro equipo luchó hasta el final
6(resist)(entry/advance) hacer frente a(entry/advance) resistir
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