In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(motor)motor masculine(bearing/block/mounting) (before noun) del motorthe ship's engines — las máquinas del barco
- to have engine trouble — tener problemas con el motor
- The original tribunal of inquiry rejected Hanley's contention that the plane's failure was caused by water or other agents in the engines.
- She revved the engine of her motorcycle twice, and sped off.
- And there are consumers who want to buy cars powered by those engines.
- The device will disable the ignition of a car or stop its engine while in motion.
- So the Taxi driver got in his cab and started the engine.
- At the time, the big advantage of petrol engines over steamed powered cars was that they required only one kind of fuel, instead of a combination of coal and water.
- The cars, powered by this engine, are capable of speeds up to 135 mph.
- After all the passengers were loaded on board the shuttle started up its engines and taxied out to the runway.
- This is why drivers are asked to turn off their automobile engines, and not smoke, when filling fuel tanks with gasoline.
- Oil powers their machinery and lubricates their engines.
- This alternative fuel, compatible with current automobile engines, could reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Those old-time engineers built and tested engines, producing power charts that we all use.
- It will have new wings, probably made of advanced composite materials, and use efficient engines originally designed for use on Boeing's 7E7.
- Boats powered by propellers and engines were bringing people across the river in under three hours.
- The new technology switches engines off when they are not needed.
- Diesel-powered submarines use combustion engines to provide power and charge the sub's batteries.
- He said investigators will be looking at the plane's engines, instrument panels and talking to survivors in order to get a handle on the final minutes of the flight.
- The sails were lifted, though they also used the mechanical engine to steer the ship more easily.
- The engine roared and the instrument panel in front flickered into action.
- The flight data recorder tracks the speed and actions of the engine and instruments.
2(locomotive)locomotora femininemáquina feminine
- County Commissioners have voted to buy a railroad engine and two rail cars for the line.
- The country manufactures all of its own coaches and engines.
- General Electric and General Motors build railroad locomotives, while some companies lease the engines to railroad companies.
- It is true, that had development continued on steam locomotives, they would have been far more efficient engines.
- Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company built the engine bearing number YG - 3358, in 1965.
- The walls and shelves are covered with photographs, train schedules, railroad spikes, whistles and replica engines.
- The Trials were held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, to find the best locomotive engine for a railway line that was being built to serve these two English cities.
- The futuristic sculpture, modelled on the first locomotive engine to be built at the loco works in 1888, will serve as a reminder of the town's history in industry.
- The service runs between the Pakistani border city of Lahore and Indian border city of Amrtisar, with engines and coaches provided alternately by the two countries.
- The all-time roster of steam locomotives totalled just 60 engines, less than half of which were acquired new.
- And a final word… In about three years it will be time to mark the bi-centenary of the first successful use of a steam railway engine anywhere in the world.
- Three engines and 11 boxcars derailed near the 3800 block of Croton Avenue.
3siege enginemáquina de guerra feminine
- Institutes of Technology are seen as the main engines for growth in the regions.
- Cities are engines of growth and cultural expansion and finding answers to the question of how cities can remain viable in the future is one of the most urgent challenges world-wide.
- China has become one of the world's important growth engines in recent years.
- China and India are currently the engines of world economic growth.
- During the downswing, the legs are the engine that powers the machine.
- By 1991, one of the most spectacular corporate growth engines the world had ever seen was in danger of imploding.
- We were told that ‘gateways’ and ‘hubs’ would act as engines for regional growth.
- The world's poor are the engines of population growth and most of them have a religion.
- Trade and investment are the real engines of economic growth.
- Exports and consumer spending are the country's main economic growth engines, which last year helped the economy grow by 4.8 percent.
- The report said urbanisation and the second stage of industrialisation are the two new growth engines.
- One of the engines of this growth is the city's excellent institutions of higher education.
- The twin engines of economic growth - the technological revolution and globalisation - will only widen the existing gap.
- Private initiative will provide the engine for growth and will be the major force in developing the economy.
- The policy judgment was one of timing and rate of increase, so as not to damage those key engines of growth: household confidence and business investment.
- During 2003 the social sector was one of the main engines of employment growth.
- The chairman said it was heartening to the food and modern services sector as the main engines of growth in these areas.
- We can be the growth engines for the revolution of a continent.
- The information age generated many new commodities from phones to PCs which provided new engines of economic growth.
- This needs to be changed if they have to act as engines of growth, and if they are to provide a healthy environment for our citizens.
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