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(surface) plano(countryside) llano(nose) chatoflat ground — terreno llano masculine
- they thought the earth was flat — creían que la tierra era plana
- houses with flat roofs — casas con techos planos / con azoteas
- I was flat on my back for two months — (me) pasé dos meses en cama
- I found him flat on the floor — lo encontré tirado en el suelo
- to fold sth flat — doblar bien algo
- he laid the map down flat on the table — extendió el mapa sobre la mesa
- the hurricane laid the whole town flat — el huracán arrasó la ciudad
- I lay down flat and tried to relax — me tumbé / me tendí e intenté relajarme
- he pressed flat against the wall as the police went by — al pasar la policía se pegó bien a la pared
- to leave sb flat — dejar a algn tirado
- The city sits on high, flat plains 12 miles east of the Rockies.
- The stern was dominated by a flat expanse of steel - the helicopter deck.
- He was standing on a flat desert plain under white clouds and blue sky.
- It had a large rock central to the area with a flat surface and was bathed in sunlight that had filtered through the canopy of trees.
- The older parts of the university are all built of the same plain light brown brick rising in columns, with long windows between them, and simple flat roofs.
- Back home Harry and I returned to our window, to look out at the sad, flat landscape under a sky that was not so much leaden as plain tired.
- The double-height section between the elevated bedrooms is covered with a flat glass roof.
- Put stones in the narrow area and use flat rocks on top of them.
- For the cod place the rice paper sheets on a flat worksurface.
- Most of the ride is on quiet roads and cycle paths over flat terrain, with the occasional gentle hill.
- They made their way to a large cliff where a big rock sat at the end with a flat surface.
- The huts had flat roofs; some even had things on top of them.
- Except for mountain chains in the north and west along the Norwegian border, the land is relatively flat.
- Temporarily prop up the two end trusses on a level, flat surface.
- We drive through flat wastelands of scrub and dust.
- One solution would be to build a new bathroom on top of the flat roof of the kitchen extension, allowing the existing bathroom to be used to mount a staircase to the loft.
- Once the soil is ready, he tamps the beds with a sheet of plywood so the soil is firm and flat.
- The school accused the Council of dragging its heels over a replacement for a flat roof which was constantly being patched up because of leaks.
- I love the wonderful flat landscape with its wide skies where so many flocks of birds fly freely.
- The terrain is relatively flat, with good cycle and footpath connections to adjacent suburbs.
- Some of the youngsters kicked a football at the tiled roof, while others ran along the flat part of the roof jumping from one building to the next.
- The nursery building, which was converted in the 1980s, has a flat roof that first started leaking last year.
- Water simply passes out from the wall, falls against a flat surface and trickles into a surrounding moat.
- The animals have long sharp canines and broad flat molars that grind shells.
- Last year a ten-metre area of flat tarmacadam-type surface was laid down at a cost of around £4,000.
- The television has a perfectly flat plasma display screen.
- Combined with replacement of the flat roof over the front of the building, it is estimated the essential repairs will cost £100,000.
- She said all that was needed was a flat tarmacademed area.
- The land is flat, and perhaps it's my imagination, but it appears stunted and less fertile than the hills and mountains to the north east.
- The car usually had to be parked on a slope in order to aid ‘bump-starting’ but as the forecourt was flat, we knew that the car would need to be pushed.
- The city has rebuilt the flat roofs of about 2,500 houses since 2000.
- Apparently the five rear seats do come out to leave a flat load area but the process is simply too much like hard work.
- My creative work today was limited of course but I did manage to walk a little way up the lane to snap a photograph of the view over the flat fields I see all about me.
- The bright, flat landscape filled her view, radiant with heat.
- The walk follows flat riverside pastures for virtually all the way, though numerous stiles and kissing gates need to be negotiated and walking boots are essential.
- The recommendation now is to use solid black plastic under a mulch on relatively flat surfaces.
- But a way has been found to replace the flat roof that does not interfere with the life of the school, and the work is getting on well.
- This makes both surfaces as flat and even as possible, to allow for the maximum amount of contact.
- The park, at the rear of the Memorial Hall car park, was opened earlier this year as an area of flat hard surface.
- A leaking roof can lead to damage on ceilings and walls, so it is important to replace loose or cracked slates, and get damaged material on flat roofs repaired.
- The topography of the county ranges from low rolling hills in the north to very flat terrain or gentle sloping ridges in the south.
- Snow lying on a flat field is fairly dormant, but snow lying on a slope is inherently alive, thanks to the pull of gravity.
- The terrain was flat and unspectacular.
- Then, at last, it was full steam ahead - along a broad, flat, gravel track.
- A fruit and vegetable farm was located on the flat plains of Western Kansas.
- Because of the flat terrain, a bicycle is the best form of transportation to use in the city.
- The burglars used a nearby ladder to climb onto a flat roof before forcing open a window.
- The backrest folds in an uncomplicated fashion to create a roomy and flat load area.
- They have to be level, flat and firmly secured to the picture and the wall.
- It stated that the stairwell tower should be reduced in height by removing the pitched roof and replacing it with a flat roof.
- The flat roof in the girls toilet has fallen in so when it rains, it is flooded.
- "This is probably a sedimentary rock made up of particles that have accumulated on a fairly flat surface.
- Insulating your flat roof would be a fairly basic DIY job.
- Combining the three spaces involved more than removing walls and raising the kitchen's flat ceiling.
- The surrounding land is flat and open farmland surrounded by forest.
- Most of the land is flat, barren tundra where only the top few inches of the frozen earth thaw out during the summer months.
- In contrast, the western half of the route is nearly flat and offers long, expansive views across large sweeps of farmland.
- Flanders, in contrast, is a land of flat country and few hills.
- The flat roofs that leak need to be replaced, as do the heating system and the windows.
- Withdrawing from the edge, I ducked under the rafter of the flat roof.
1.2(heels/tray) bajo(dish) llano(dish) bajo Chile(dish) playo River Plateflat shoes — zapatos bajos
- Although flat shoes are better for your feet because they reduce the risk of lateral ankle sprains, they also bring their own problems.
- How is it that flat shoes hurt more than high heels?
- She had changed from her high heels into flat tennis shoes, and wore a small shoulder purse draped over one shoulder and around her neck.
- Quickly coat the orange slices in the caramel and pour on to a flat plate; act with speed otherwise the caramel will set before you can get it out of the saucepan.
- So I'm standing on the platform, and I see an older guy, in quite a distinctive flat cap.
- At least it's a nice purple, Grace had said with a shrug, flouncing towards the car in her nice, black dress, and flat sandals.
- It wasn't like this in the flat cap days of my grandfather, but I bet that even he wished that he had two tweed jackets instead of one.
- The guitarist looks like an accountant, the drummer stands up behind his kit to play whilst wearing a flat cap.
- Pop a jacket over it and you could wear it to a wedding; add a knit and flat sandals, and it's good for daywear.
- Wear thick-soled flat footwear, particularly if you'll be standing on one rung for long periods, and make sure your shoelaces are securely tied.
- She walked on down the passageway, her soft flat shoes making no sound.
- Connor, resplendent in blue overcoat and black flat cap, hardly stood still.
- His flat cap and round rimmed glasses are his trademark.
- Swap your sensible flat shoes for heels, add a glittery scarf and statement jewellery.
- If high heels are too uncomfortable, why not just wear flat shoes?
- The women of New York are wearing flat sandals - and looking stunning.
- At the time she was wearing flat shoes, her work uniform and was carrying a handbag over her left shoulder.
- He is the old bloke with the flat cap and the transistor radio, isn't he?
- Once outside, Cordelia pulled out a flat aqua cellphone, the size of a playing card when it was closed.
- Put the discs of cheese in a flat dish, tuck in the sprigs of thyme, the lightly crushed peppercorns and the bay leaves then pour over the olive oil.
- While you can get away with flat shoes during summer, opt for a slight heel for the colder months.
- As I live in the country with three young children, a big dog and a pony, it has to be flat shoes or boots most of the time.
- Outside the grand clubhouse, you almost expect chaps to be wandering around in plus-fours and flat caps.
- People used to think the earth was flat and the universe revolved around it.
- We followed the guide as she strode forward on her flat shoes and up the marble staircase past election posters, now already peeling after their usefulness was expended.
- The beaver uses its flat tail to warn other beavers of danger by slapping the water surface before diving.
- Most men covered their heads with flat wool caps or skullcaps or turbans in a variety of sizes and colours.
- She scraped her flat shoes across the ground to dislodge any stale mud and walked to the centre of the alley.
- Approximately 25 cm long, the animal has a flat tail surrounded by a skin-like fin which is used for swimming.
- In surviving examples, the handle assumes a broad flat circular shape so that the lid could be turned over and function as a bowl or plate for the food held in the container.
- She produced a flat black box, a little smaller than a directory.
- I wear flat shoes for walking to work but otherwise it's high heels.
- Apparently he left the venue wearing a flat cap.
- The guy with the flat cap and hearing aid was standing in the door.
- I could walk it - and wouldn't even need my flat cap and plastic mac.
- The dancers are in flat slippers, the costumes are in bold autumnal colours of magenta, orange and dark yellow, and the girls have their hair loose.
- An itsy-bitsy kitten heel keeps the flat shoe feeling, but give some extra lift to your step.
- The girl was dressed in a very long black coat and wearing a pair of white flat sandals.
- There are theories that men sprinting in flat shoes get out faster than women hampered by heels or waiting to help a colleague.
- The tube has a flat, wide cap and is meant to be stored upright.
1.3(deflated)(ball) desinflado(ball) ponchado Mexicoyou have a flat tire / tyre — tienes un neumático desinflado / una rueda desinflada
- we had a flat tire / tyre on the way — se nos pinchó una rueda / un neumático en el camino
- the ball/tire went flat — la pelota/rueda se ponchó
- In September last year a gang of vandals left a trail of destruction in Clifton Street when residents woke up to find almost every vehicle on one side of the road had flat tyres.
- Most are untaxed, others carry out-of-date tax discs and virtually all have flat tyres or have been vandalised and are obviously dumped.
- You would not run your car with a flat tyre for twelve months without expecting further damage than the burst tyre.
- He then discovered he had a flat tyre and took his car back into the garage to deal with it.
- He even rode the last 40 km of the final stage with two flat tyres.
- Only a flat tyre cost them an even better result.
- A woman had been driving down a freeway, and had had a flat tyre.
- The accident expert would also investigate allegations that the bus had a flat tyre at the time of the accident.
- His bike had a flat tire, but that was to be expected.
- The first warning came when I first grabbed my bike. My back tire was completely flat.
- He soon trades it for a mountain bike with a flat tyre and a modest handful of small gold coins.
- On one particular trip my dad's car got a flat tyre and only just made it to the half-way stop.
- When they reached the jeep, Abby noticed that she had a flat tire.
- Police believe the gunman struck last Wednesday, as the victim changed a flat tyre on his car after his colleagues had left for the day.
- He was picked up because he was driving with a flat tyre.
- The guy says that he is quite happy to help and he closes his car door, the girl showing him to a nearby parking lot where her car sits on a flat tyre.
- A youngster was left in tears after his bike was snatched as he fixed a flat tyre.
- To take my mind off what was in store for me, I chatted to the owner of the racing bike next to mine while she efficiently changed a flat tyre tube.
- In this case, the only damage caused to the civilian was a flat tyre.
- There is nothing you can do about a flat tyre but as a team we have very few mechanical problems as everything is checked thoroughly.
2.1(champagne/beer/lemonade) sin efervescencia(lemonade/champagne/beer) sin gas
- It is shockingly sweet at first - a fizzy drink gone flat in the sun.
- She emailed me to say that they're to keep the drink from going flat.
- By now, Archer could be forgiven for thinking that she had earned her right to a quiet life of flat champagne and cheap shopping trips.
- As saccharine as flat cola, it had an added taste of musky, dusky fruit and a hint of molasses.
- Another night of flat champagne, limp canapés and unfamiliar faces?
- My father wrapped me up in his bathrobe and I got to sit up with my parents, drink flat ginger ale and watch TV.
- Melvin waved hello to her, as he sat at the table with Bill, eating cold pizza and drinking flat soda.
- If your steak is bad or the beer is flat, you return it.
- He took his now flat soda from his jacket and walked into the study to await Monica.
- Some people make a big fuss about this stuff, which tastes like flat soda pop to me.
2.2(battery) descargadoswitch off or you'll get a flat battery — apaga o se te va a descargar la batería
- The car was pushed 20-feet up the street but then abandoned with a flat battery.
- I grabbed the phone and realised the battery was flat; before I'd even got to the phone the car had sped away.
- Sometimes the battery was flat and needed topping up.
- You need to make sure everything is backed up on your home computer - a flat battery in your PDA can wipe out all your data in one go.
- There is just one small problem: the batteries have gone flat.
- Even to this day I cannot let a car stand for more than about 72 hours without at least starting it to make sure the battery isn't flat.
- Booked the car in for a thorough inspection of its electrical system, following one flat battery too many.
- Bennett ends up having to turn his music down, recharge her van's flat battery, and become her reluctant carer.
- Invariably the battery is totally flat on Monday and the car will not start.
- I had some shopping to do and jumped in my vehicle only to find the battery was flat.
- Have you noticed for example, friends and workmates asking you for their best friend's phone number because their mobile battery is flat?
- I thought my battery was flat and got out to check the lights.
- It turned out not to be a straight case of a flat battery.
- They charged me over £100 just to recharge a flat battery - the car broke down again on my way home but luckily on a main road near home.
- I went up to Church Road to retrieve my wife's car but by this time the battery had gone flat due to having the lights having been left on.
- There were two smoke alarms installed in the house, but one had been disconnected and the second had flat batteries.
- My 1996 Mercedes suffers a flat battery in just a couple of weeks if left undriven.
- And you know how, when the battery's flat, your car makes a dispiriting grinding noise as you try starting it?
- His battery went flat just before the cars were due to go on to the grid and he was forced to start from the pitlane.
- One of the most irksome things that can happen to a mobile phone user is a flat battery, and the charging devices are designed to solve the problem.
3.1(dull, uninteresting)(conversation/party) soso informal(joke) sin gracia(voice) monótonothings are rather flat at the office — en la oficina todo anda un poco muerto
- she felt a bit flat — estaba un tanto alicaída / baja de moral
- to fall flat — fracasar
- the joke fell very flat — el chiste no hizo ni pizca de gracia
- Her voice was flat and emotionless as she shut her eyes again, feeling cool hands and then a damp cloth on her forehead.
- At first I assumed this mix would be flat and lifeless - to my surprise it sounded far better than I was hoping.
- His voice was flat, void of any emotion, which led Anna to wonder if he felt anything at all about his father.
- My voice was flat and expressionless, edged with steel and contempt for my enemy.
- His speech, delivered without notes, struck observers as both compassionate and professional - while the older man was dull and flat.
- With no special effects the soundtrack does what it needs to do, although to be honest, it sometimes sounded rather flat and dull.
- That description was far too flat and emotionless and pain-free.
- His voice cracked and then went flat, devoid of emotion.
- Her voice was flat and emotionless and Ryder wanted to kick himself for making her sound like that.
- I'd feel inordinately pleased with myself were it not for the fact that the ones I spent all morning doing are rather flat and dull.
- Her voice is flat, with a halfhearted hitch and no emotional delivery.
- My speaking voice is rather flat, but my singing voice is good.
- This Court production looks gorgeous - the costumes and set are stunning - but feels strangely flat and lifeless.
- The fact that Cosmos is such a classic tune makes this dull, flat rendition even more of an affront.
- When he did at last speak, his voice was just as flat and emotionless as his eyes.
- Dana's feminine voice grew quite flat and emotionless, and even a little haunting.
- Autumn's voice was flat, almost monotonous, but it was not uncaring.
- I have never seen a film where everybody is so uniformly flat.
- Finally he spoke in a forced casual tone, causing her to turn, making his voice as flat and uninterested as possible.
- She replied in a flat voice, only putting emotion into certain words.
3.2(sluggish)sales were flat during the last quarter — no hubo mucho movimiento en las ventas durante el último trimestre
- trading was flat — hubo poca actividad
- Even so, its new forecast of flat prices looks plausible and matches my view.
- Its sales were relatively flat in 2001, due in part to lower gasoline prices affecting its stores with fuel pumps.
- The shop's optimism is set against other major retailers' expectations for flat trading next year.
- The overall level of crime is flat and shows the impact the Safer Neighbourhood Teams are having on low-level crime such as shoplifting.
- Consumer spending may not look too resilient, given the flat performance of retail sales in October.
- The group said that despite higher volumes, the Republic of Ireland's trading profits were broadly flat in a pretty buoyant market.
- Even in years when economic growth is flat or negative, electricity consumption nearly always increases.
- But sales have been flat for the embattled company, whose CEO was recently ousted.
- Wage growth was essentially flat over the past year.
- Consumer demand is flat and business bankruptcies are rising.
- The company has been in a prolonged slump, with flat sales in the United States and a stock price to match.
- At least, flat prices or the absence of inflation is a darn good thing for consumers.
- Here in Australia, retail sales are already flat, apparently because consumers are avoiding using their cars and staying at home.
- While overall world oil demand was essentially flat in 1993, demand in the Western Pacific rose four percent.
- Locally, hiring is expected to remain virtually flat this year.
- The company posted an encouraging increase in pre-tax profit even though turnover remained essentially flat.
- Following two months of flat sales, retail spending rose by 1.3 percent in October.
- Overall sales have been flat for five years.
- At many companies sales are flat or down - sometimes way, way down.
- Then, late last year, sales were nearly flat and actually declined in some categories.
3.3(without contrast)(photograph/picture) sin contraste
- Two other monitors off to one side emit changing flat colours from their screens, and a dull but insistent techno-type soundtrack.
- The walls were more definite in their colour, more flat.
- I have some flat negatives that really need a tonal boost.
- The textile is placed awkwardly on top of the table, creating areas of strong, flat colour and signalling Matisse's future as a painter.
- He used bold, poster-like contrasts of form and colour, with strong black outlines and extensive areas of flat, uniform colour.
- Francis Towne was a landscape painter whose idiosyncratic style relied on economic and careful pen outlines and flat muted washes of colour.
- It was different than other tattoos in the fact that it was in metallic gold, most were done in dull flat colours.
- His style is stark and angular, relying heavily on the use of flat colour and silhouettes.
- Time passed and the light outside remained the same flat grey as snow kept falling, icing the windows over.
- You sort of notice perspective and lines and flat planes of colour.
- Blasting the subject with a sea of light produces flat, wishy-washy photographs.
- There are other panels with flat planes of tertiary colour, some with simple linear designs.
- This photograph was flat, with very little contrast and some noticeable scratches, dust spots, pen marks and other discolorations.
4(total, firm)(refusal/rejection/denial) rotundo(refusal/denial/rejection) categórico(denial/rejection/refusal) terminantethe answer was a flat no — la respuesta fue un no rotundo
- that's flat! — ¡y no hay vuelta de hoja!
- they've said they won't do it and that's flat — han dicho que no lo harán y no hay vuelta de hoja
- If you pay a flat commission rate, the plan will be worth €15,362 after tax at the end of ten years.
- He couldn't afford to take it, not as it currently stood, but a flat refusal would stiffen the old man's position.
- Aidan O'Hogan said that he would caution against the introduction of flat fees.
- Instead of taking a percentage cut of a bond's face value, some charge a flat fee.
- Perkins issued a flat denial that he had ever had anything to do with Duke, and he denounced him for good measure.
- There's a flat fee, based on circulation, just to take advantage of the program.
- The centrepiece of the reforms is the introduction of a flat income tax rate of 20 percent and the dismantling of social services.
- So when I brought this helmet home for him to try out, I expected a flat refusal.
- Amazingly, this sharp slowdown in consumer spending, though lasting for half a year, has been met with flat denial all around.
- The flat income tax was seen as a way to create fair taxation.
- Many online brokers now charge a flat fee of around £10 per trade.
- Well, I know it came out like a flat denial, and I think one of the things I can do is clear it up.
- That's the best weapon we have against these evil people, our flat refusal to allow them to divert us more than momentarily from our daily lives.
- On many occasions they have demanded information on the terms of the deal, but met with a flat refusal.
- The flat denials at the start of the week changed instead to a promise of full co-operation.
- He reacted furiously to the news of the mutiny of the soldiers, rushing to the scene after their flat refusal to fight.
- Firstly, a flat rebuttal of another's opinion is not in itself a statement of fact, simply a disagreement in terms.
- And there does seem to be a pretty flat contradiction between those two points.
- This provocative thesis elicits flat denials from both governments.
- Brokers get a flat commission, plus a smaller annual commission, called a trail.
- He or she will often charge you a flat fee or an hourly rate.
- Bank of Ireland offers a service whereby customers can have 90 transactions in return for a flat fee of £9 per quarter.
- But with an official investigation underway, even a flat denial from head office won't still the rumors.
- Most people are astonished how cheap flat fee access could be.
- It also pointed out that solicitors receive a flat fee from legal aid and stand to lose earnings if a case is adjourned.
- When I reached the desk, I got blank faces and flat refusals.
- Future revenue would be harvested from a single-rate flat tax on wages or, better still, a stiff sales tax on consumption.
- Revenue growth in its core publishing business was flat last year.
- The news flies in the face of flat denials by the BBC in Glasgow.
- As an observer, I can testify that the comments made by these powerful and successful people were in flat contradiction to the caricature.
- There is also a flat fee of £35 payable to register property deeds with the Registry of Deeds.
- In 2004, the media has not made an issue over Teresa Heinz's flat refusal to release her tax returns.
- Because the individual himself is at stake during the seduction, he cannot risk a flat refusal from the potential partner.
- My question is this: if a user can pay for the music through a flat fee, why can't the service pay for itself through advertising?
- Try using a credit card to get your money out and usually there's a flat fee on top of whatever interest charge your credit card will pay you.
- Media bias is not exclusive to Australia, nor is the flat denial of its existence by those who clearly display it.
- Then comes the flat proclamation that nothing happened to civilians; nothing whatever.
- Only two ministers opposed the Labour Cabinet's proposal for a flat income tax in December 1987.
- He cites as helpful such reforms as the launch of a flat income tax.
- Once we'd agreed on a budget, she explained that she charged a flat fee for her services.
5.1(referring to key)bemolA flat — la bemol masculine
- As with the sharp key signatures, there is an easy way to determine the key of a particular flat key signature.
- Without moving up or down the fingerboard more than one fret, you should be able to pick out each successive sharp or flat key and play that Major scale.
5.2(too low)you're flat — estás desafinando — por cantar / tocar demasiado bajo
6(fixed)(charge/price/rate) fijo(rate/charge/price) uniforme
7BritishSportde carreras de caballos sin obstáculos200m flat — 200m lisos Spain
- Ayr Racecourse will host its first Ladies' Night of the Flat season on Thursday when Regional Racing will also make its Scottish debut.
- As promised, since it's that time of year, here are my Ten To Follow for the Flat season ahead.
- The official minimum riding weight is 10 st over the jumps, while any Flat jockey weighing in at 9st or more will not survive in the trade for long.
- The horse has not yet raced this Flat turf season as she awaits suitably fast ground but it seems the time is now fast approaching.
- The Flat season had just ended and he was going to make the most of it.
articulada con poca tensión muscular, característica de ciertos dialectos regionales
9USinformal(broke)to be flat — estar pelado informal
1(categorically)(turn down/refuse) de plano(refuse/turn down) categóricamenteI told him flat that I would not go — le dije de plano / sin más que no iba a ir
2(exactly)it took him two hours flat — tardó dos horas justas / exactas
3USinformalcompletamentesee also broke
4Music(sing/play) demasiado bajo
1(surface)feminine cara de la hojafeminine palmaI hit him with the flat of my hand — le di una bofetada
2(level ground)llano masculineterreno llano masculine
5the flat — temporada hípica de carreras sin obstáculos feminine
6(puncture)pinchazo masculineto get a flat — pinchar
7flats plmasculine llanobancos de arenamud flats — marismas
US(shoes)zapatos bajoszapatos de taco bajo Southern Conezapatos de piso Mexico
1bajar de tono
1(apartment)apartamento masculinedepartamento masculine Latin Americapiso masculine Spain
- The developer wants to convert the 100-year-old building into eight flats, two town houses and two starter homes.
- The surgery would be in one of two six to eight-storey residential buildings, including 133 flats, 48 of which would be for affordable housing.
- Residents in flats and homes in the town centre are also being urged to join the scheme.
- Future years will see 23-storey office blocks, supermarkets, arts buildings, more flats and housing.
- A number of residents have objected saying they would either prefer a small number of large residential homes to flats, or no homes at all.
- These range from one bed room flats to five bedroom houses, with 44 affordable homes and 30 low cost starter homes.
- Today these historical buildings house a mix of flats, maisonettes and townhouses, and one conversion has just come on the market.
- This spurred construction of apartment buildings with several flats per floor.
- The majority of the residents of the flats and bungalows are elderly.
- A brave neighbour ran into a smoke-logged block of flats to wake residents after one of the apartments caught fire.
- There are around 120 flats in the tower block, with six flats on each floor.
- The development will offer parking space in the basement, commercial facilities on the ground floor, and residential flats on floors one to nine.
- In contrast, most British residential blocks of flats were built by local authorities in the 1950s - 70s.
- A campaign has started by residents to stop plans for a three-storey block of flats in the garden of an empty house.
- Under the plans, the pub would be demolished and a three-storey building housing the flats would be built.
- Residents of four flats in the terraced building above the centre were safely evacuated but the animals were not so fortunate.
- Plans had been submitted to City of York Council to build four flats in the building, and another 20 in newly-built blocks in the grounds.
- Residents in blocks of flats had begun to club together to buy generators.
- The building of flats and apartments alone will not solve the city's housing issue.
- A disabled resident of a block of council flats constantly attacked by arsonists has called for the building to be demolished.
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