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(unchanging)(price/rate/premium) fijo(principles/position/view) rígidoa man of fixed ideas — un hombre de ideas fijas
- of no fixed abode — sin domicilio fijo
- Since he has never been to Indonesia before, he did not want to come with a fixed concept, but rather to discover the new situation first.
- They want me to quote a fixed price.
- In each case there is an arrangement fee of £299 with no tie-ins after the fixed rate period.
- There is no standard fixed price veterinarians must charge for certain operations, and it's a seller's market.
- The advantage for the farmer is that he can plan his requirements and have guaranteed delivery of his feed inputs at a fixed price over an agreed period of time.
- A fixed rate of interest is applied, which is usually much higher than the general retail rate.
- When the general acts with a fixed view, every bit of new information is interpreted in relation to that view, and emerging possibilities are missed.
- Korean Buddhist thought devoted itself to philosophical reformation and the overcoming of fixed concepts from the beginning.
- Taking it a step further, few news reports have examined how society's fixed notion of gender roles may determine more than just who is being bullied.
- During this period fixed rate mortgages have increased by nearly half a point to 5.97%.
- This means that he held the conclusion as a fixed view and tried to bring forward arguments in favour of it, though without logical success.
- Perceived value is certainly not a fixed notion, for it varies over a host of ever-changing attributes.
- We have now changed it to a fixed price of £190,000.
- With one house in Bearsden already on the market for a fixed price of £2m, a new record is likely this year.
- Instead, she said the change to a fixed price agreement allowed Irish Rail more control over what methods would be used during the project.
- After paying a deposit (usually a minimum of ten per cent), you pay monthly instalments over a fixed term at a fixed rate of interest.
- Even homes in two of the city's most sought-after suburbs, were on the market at fixed prices.
- ‘With the markets having calmed down and with fixed rates fairly highly priced, borrowers are looking more at discounts or trackers,’ she said.
- These mortgages are primarily priced at a fixed rate.
- But even a loan with a variable interest rate may contain provision for a fixed rate period.
- It is not for this column to enter the political debate over ID cards - the Government evidently has its own fixed view of their value, consultations notwithstanding.
- He was a consummate pragmatist, but he was guided by fixed views.
- That said, I believe this could work to our advantage as there tends to be a fixed expectation and image about their cars.
- A delusion is a fixed belief in something manifestly absurd or untrue, and that can't be overcome by reason.
- We also want to send visitors who come up with a fixed view of Highlands culture away happy.
- The bonds pay a fixed rate of interest, currently 3%.
- And some continental countries have still had house price booms despite fixed rates.
- And then, of course, there are the vast swathes of people in the middle who don't have a fixed view either way.
- From the moment that we are born into the world to the day in which we die, we as humans develop our own systems of fixed beliefs; paradigms that we accept as truths and therefore rarely question.
- Prior to the recent changes, this fixed price included free fruit, yoghurts and desserts.
- Diverting off at a tangent for a second, I'm wondering if all of these unexpected phenomena indicate that I have a head full of fixed expectations that might be holding me back in other areas.
- These efforts tend to see childhood as a fixed notion and not to appreciate the importance of culture within society.
- The view that childhood is a fixed notion, determined by biological and psychological facts rather than culture or society, is implicit.
- Fixed rates are exactly that, loans with a fixed rate of interest for an agreed period, usually two, three or five years.
- His songs lend themselves to other voices, they are not bound by fixed notions of gender, time or place.
- Art teachers can think of this activity as a means to circumvent fixed attitudes about drawing in a naturalistic mode.
- I mean if you're doing one thing all your life and becoming procedurally more and more adept at that one thing, then you're going to end up with quite a fixed view of things.
- The fixed standpoint ossifies while the world moves on.
- But if you think you'll be in your home for a longer period, a fixed rate may be a better choice, he says.
- In the past, the greatest flexibility that mortgage holders were offered was the choice of a variable or a fixed rate.
1.2(prearranged)(date/time) fijadoa fixed-term contract — un contrato a plazo fijo
- a fixed-price contract — un contrato a tanto alzado
2(steady, unmoving)(gaze/attention) fijo(smile/expression) petrificado
- Most of her paintings were self-portraits showing her with a fixed, expressionless face staring out at viewers.
- I rushed to the mouth of my garage and stood next to Will, who was looking out with a fixed expression.
- Now there was a book that told us what really goes on behind the tall railings and fixed smiles.
- Cabin crew are supposed to wear fixed smiles: she looked as gloomy as gloomy can be.
- His features were pale and gaunt, a fixed, haunted expression upon his face.
- He's wheelchair bound, and had an eerie sort of fixed smile on his face.
- It is then that they noticed that his eyes have a fixed expression, then when they saw him open the book in hand and move his fingers across to read the Braille and laugh to himself.
- It was, as a glance around the fixed expressions in the room confirmed, a time for private thoughts.
- With painfully fixed smiles, the children kept the curious foreigners entertained for a while, and then at the end invited us to dance a traditional folk dance with them.
- Mr. Billingham's mouth, normally in a fixed smile, was as straight as the ruler Mother uses to whack me once in a while, a ruler facing horizontally.
- On closer inspection, the women's tight, fixed smiles betrayed the very end of patience.
- I lost my patience and I lost my fixed greeting smile.
- The eyes were always fixed ahead and regarded us only as obstacles to be sidestepped.
- The soldier just stared back at him, expression fixed and stony.
- She has staring eyes and a permanent pert, fixed smile.
- As the tape finished, the light flicked back on again, leaving me staring at my own reflection once more, my fixed expression registering even more stunned shock than before.
- He does this while staring me straight in the eye, a fixed smile on his face.
- Two young women in knee-length boots and fixed smiles are schmoozing the room.
- But because Mia was their first child, they assumed the fixed expression on her face was normal for a newborn baby.
- He seemed to carry on a silent battle, but then sighed and a fixed expression came over his face.
3informal(provided with)how are you fixed for money/time/food? — ¿qué tal andas / estás de dinero/tiempo/comida? informal
- my husband left me comfortably fixed for money — mi marido me dejó en posición acomodada
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