In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1masculine intercambiomasculine intercambiomasculine canjethere was an exchange of shots — hubo un tiroteo
- no exchanges on sale goods — no se cambian los artículos rebajados
- a fair exchange — un cambio justo / equitativo
- in exchange for sth — a cambio de algo
- to give/take sth in exchange for sth — dar/tomar algo a cambio de algo
- to gain/lose on / by the exchange — salir ganando/perdiendo con el cambio
- No returns or exchanges unless the item is faulty or not as described.
- In exchange, New York received pitcher Pedro Ramos.
- When he returned North, following an exchange of prisoners, he was given a series of ovations and testimonials and had dinner with Abraham Lincoln, with whom he became friendly.
- Should the Cubs find a taker who can sign Sammy long-term at any point in the season, be it February, May or July, they should still receive a reasonable exchange.
- U.N. correspondents were at Panmunjom covering Operation Little Switch, a prisoner exchange.
- The act is aimed at preventing the movement of terrorist funds, and enhancing the exchange of information about financial transactions with foreign countries.
- In exchange, the taxpayers receive $10 million in annual rent, which will never come close to reimbursing the city and state for their costs.
- We do not have to run millions of experiments to see that people value the good received in an exchange over the good given away.
- During negotiations over a prisoner exchange, English officials handed over this list to the French intermediary, Rigaud de Vaudreuil.
- Its aim is to develop standards for almost everything, to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and foster scientific research.
- In exchange, each student received a candy bar and a pencil.
- The second floor, which is accessed via a freight elevator, provides a needle exchange service that operates four day per week, four to six hours/day.
- When a prisoner exchange provided him with a chance to return to his native Groton, his relatives had to come to take him by force back to his birthplace.
- In exchange, Kansas will receive approximately 17% of tribal casino revenue.
- The lower capital gains rates apply to sales or exchanges received after May 5, 2003.
- After calling the store and assuring the person that she did indeed know how to match the coloured wire to the same coloured connection on the system, they instructed her to return it for an exchange.
- The government and rebels remain far apart on conditions for a prisoner exchange.
- There remains much that needs to be done in order to make the Internet a widely acceptable marketplace for the exchange of goods and services between merchants and consumers.
- Costumes and accessories are not refundable and can only be returned for an exchange.
- The agreement establishes commissions to delineate the disputed border and provides for the exchange of prisoners and the return of displaced people.
1.2(of students)intercambio masculineto do an exchange — hacer un intercambio
- The first leg of the exchange involved a week-long visit to Lisbon of various Belfast artists involved in the project to take the art of Belfast to the Portugese capital.
- Meanwhile Hamburg and St. Petersburg were, for the first time, able to arrange personal visits and school exchanges.
- Despite the serious nature of the expertise shared by the lifesavers, Moreton College's Rob Kreisler said the exchange visit was also a chance to build friendships across the Atlantic.
- This requires intensifying the dialogue between them by multiplying the exchange of visits focused on the political and economic activity fields.
- is a common statement heard among those who have recently returned from an exchange, only to realise that others are barely interested in hearing about their adventures.
- The latest exchange visit was hailed as a great success by Mr Shaw and he is making fresh appeals for people to get involved in creating even closer links between York and Munster.
- A Ugandan teacher on an exchange visit to Ingleton Middle School is keeping warm in the cold Northern climes by teaching pupils how to play African drums.
- The target's dependent is in a student exchange program-BECOME THAT EXCHANGE STUDENT
- The culmination of the exchange was a visit to Foxford by the German students and teachers recently.
- The culmination of the exchange was a visit by the Foxford Transition Years to Ratingen in March and a return visit to Foxford by the German students and teachers last week.
- Emmanuel said a St Lucian team will be preparing for an exchange visit from St Vincent, in mid-December, to engage in a variety of sporting disciplines.
- Plans are also underway for an exchange visit from members of an orchestra in Prague in April.
- Highlights included visiting America in an exchange programme, a parachute jump and qualifying to fly solo.
- The group, which consists of 5 teachers and 26 school children are on an exchange visit with Moylough Primary School.
- He admitted some people had questioned the value of the Caribbean trip and suggested an exchange visit to Pakistan or India would be more relevant.
- It was the fourth time there has been an exchange visit for students of both towns.
- Defending solicitor Victor Clarke stated that Mr Ploet was in Ireland five months as part of a farming exchange and intended to return to France next week.
- Ms Morrison-Tohol and Ms Wennmacher were in Castlebar accompanying a group from the Hochstadt Kolping Familie on an exchange visit with the local Scouts.
- They flew from Manchester Airport on April 11 after education officials were told there was no need to cancel the cultural exchange visit.
- A delegation from Chippenham visited Uganda in February last year and this was meant to be the exchange visit for the Ugandans.
1.3(dialogue)intercambio de palabras masculinea heated exchange — un acalorado intercambio de palabras
- Still, the latest meeting was a good contest, not short of lively exchanges, memorable clashes and the occasional burst of blatant hostility.
- The incident led to some heated exchanges and a match that was always disputed with total commitment and undisguised physicality threatened to boil over on occasions.
- The extract concluded with an exchange about whether their conversation was being recorded.
- A conversation is a living exchange, it's when people say things back and forth and no one knows for certain what's going to be said.
- The visit instigated several poetic exchanges between Dunbar and Cotter.
- Then after the brief exchange, the two office workers go their own ways, never to meet again.
- MANY THINK that Corporation council meetings always witness heated exchanges, since it deals with only ‘serious’ issues.
- What began as a heated exchange of words soon became full-blown fisticuffs.
- How close relations are between the MfS general and the prosecutor becomes evident from a short exchange of words before both left the building.
- To challenge either is to perpetuate an irresolvable debate, a heated exchange of ideas that no one ever wins, which leaves everyone with bad feelings.
- In fact, she joined in on their short exchange of words as she felt a bigger feeling take over her.
- Needless to say, this didn't go over very well, and heated exchanges were the result of these meetings.
- In this private exchange I think the insults got even more vicious.
- No closing ranks, no calling ‘skank’, not even a charged exchange of views at the punch table.
- There were heated exchanges at the meeting, with Mr Martin making an impassioned speech defending his position.
- A heated exchange of words broke out with a group of eight youths who were standing on the other side of the road.
- I am distracted from further conversation by an expanding exchange on MSN Messenger.
- Recently there has been an exchange carried on within the pages of Swim Magazine that has intrigued us.
- In Right Appetite, they developed a movement conversation with rapid exchanges, flirtatious teasing, even telling silences.
- During one of the debate's most heated exchanges, Copps and Manley unsuccessfully tried to pin down Martin on the issue of campaign finance reform.
1.4Sport Militarycontacto masculinein the opening exchanges — en los contactos iniciales
1.5(of currency)cambio masculine(booth/facilities) de cambio
- Consistent with the shift toward a new government in Iraq run by the Iraqi people, coalition forces are playing only a minor role in the currency exchange program.
- The cost of currency exchange has also pushed prices higher.
- There was a negative currency exchange adjustment totalling €84 million in the last half-year.
- Sure, they benefited from favorable currency exchange, but what's going on here?
- This action would eliminate currency exchange risks and risks attached to purchasing goods from an economy with a hugely inflated currency.
- Beneficial receipt may also arise from currency exchange.
- Most of its business was in currency exchange and retail banking and its paid-up capital was only one million pounds sterling, one third that of HSBC.
- Another fact is that currency exchange is a profitable business because there is demand.
- On the positive front, if sterling remains at current levels, the negative currency exchange impact that has hit earnings from Britain this year should have worked its way through by next year.
- Currenex, a new business-to-business independent foreign currency exchange, expects to sign its first major client in Ireland in the coming weeks.
- Chinese tourism in Taiwan has been allowed under limited conditions in the past, but Chinese currency exchange has never been offered before at local banks.
- Finance is often thought of as the sphere of global flows and so it is in terms of currency exchange or direct investment.
- The benefits include only one currency exchange, transparency of prices via a united shopping market and no risk of fluctuations between countries.
- However, some shops may ask you to pay in sterling and may apply currency exchange and commission rates which are unfavourable.
- Revenue has grown only 1.4% annually over the past five years, depressed partly by currency exchange fluctuations.
- The report urged they must hedge against currency exchange risks to protect themselves from the fluctuation of the greenback.
- It is believed that the trend may help to realize the free exchange of currency, preparing the ground for the Renminbi to be an international currency.
- They never knew about the two-room flats and sleeping rooms he rented, the weekly money orders sent home, the currency exchange.
- The daily trade in currency exchange alone is more than 50 times the value of world trade in goods and services.
- Rates of exchange should be based on this one currency, which can be used for payment of all international trade.
2Telecommunicationscentral telefónica feminine
1(give in place of)cambiarto exchange sth for sth — cambiar algo por algo
- can I exchange this for a larger size? — ¿puedo cambiar esto por una talla más grande?
- where can we exchange dollars for pesos? — ¿dónde podemos cambiar dólares a pesos?
2(prisoners) canjear(prisoners) hacer un intercambio de(prisoners) hacer un canje de(addresses/information) intercambiar(se)(blows) darse(insults) intercambiarwe exchanged a few words — cruzamos unas palabras
- they exchanged words about it — tuvieron una discusión al respecto
- we exchanged glances when we saw him arrive — nos miramos cuando lo vimos llegar
- to exchange sth with sb
- I exchanged seats with him — cambié de asiento con él
- we exchanged greetings with them — nos saludamos
- (in UK, in UK: on property deal) to exchange contracts — suscribir el contrato de compraventa
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