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(on water)flotaroil floats on water — el aceite flota en el agua
- debris had floated up (to the surface) from the wreck — habían salido a flote restos del naufragio
- the logs floated downstream — los maderos bajaban flotando por el río
- he taught me to float (on my back) — me enseñó a hacer la plancha
- the canoe floated away on the tide — la marea se llevó la canoa
- In nature, mussels start life as microscopic larvae floating near the surface of the sea.
- Dead roach have shown up at several locations around the shores of both lake and can also be seen floating on the lake surface at different locations.
- After floating near the surface for a few days, the raft sinks to the sea floor and the eggs hatch far away from their parents.
- On their way to the scene the divers had discovered the body of a man floating near the slipway.
- He was floating just below the surface and the family initially thought he was joking then they realised that something was wrong.
- Although they float freely on the water surface, they are treated as emergent weeds.
- His boat was found unmanned and floating near Templenoe with the engine at full throttle.
- It was discovered floating near a weir opposite the Nicholls Brasseries at 7.15 am.
- The man, stripped of clothes, is floating near a patch of reeds.
- His body was discovered on April 22 floating in the sea near Bournemouth pier.
- The weed does not stick to the bottom; it floats on the surface and moves with the direction of the wind.
- The boat boys' faces became more and more grim and all sorts of debris was floating in the sea.
- Diced spring onion was floating on the surface of the dark red soup, which was a little pungent.
- Apparently it takes three days to float down the river to the coast.
- Eight years later, fishermen on Prince Edward Island spotted a box floating near the shore.
- The ponds were quiet with only white feathers floating on the surface or sticking to one's shoes.
- It was freshly squeezed, with a wild orchid or gardenia floating on its surface.
- As he headed down the fairway, revelling in his skillful shot, he noticed something floating on the surface of the pond.
- She turned around, blonde hair floating gently in the water.
- A lone survivor was found in a life raft floating aimlessly in the ocean.
1.2(smoke/cloud) flotar en el airea feather floated past on the breeze — una pluma pasó flotando en la brisa
- There was a handful of fluffy clouds floating lazily across the sky.
- My mother's voice floated up the stairs, informing us that desert was on the table.
- Once airborne, balloons just float with the wind.
- It drifted down from the heavens, little white nothings floating across your windows, settling on lamp-posts and windshields.
- She watched as the white clouds slowly floated by in the sky and gave a sigh.
- Once safely over the French coastline, he simply pulled his parachute ripcord and floated gently to the ground on a clifftop near Calais.
- But I did notice when a voice came floating down from the stairs, a voice I knew only too well.
- Michael's voice floated up the stairs before she could lie down again.
- Dad's voice floated up the stairs, disturbing our secret rendezvous.
- There is no music floating up the stairs, no sound of splashing water, no tendril of cigarette smoke snaking its delicate way towards the bed.
- Feathers float upward from the pit and hang in the air.
- A warm breeze floated through the open window onto my face.
- I heard the front door slam violently and excited shouts float up the stairs.
- During my traffic-filled commute to work this morning, I gazed up over the sky of downtown and noticed a giant blimp floating about over the buildings.
- Usually it was the clouds floating slowly past the window that would catch my eye.
- Finally, though, he drifted off, lulled by the noises that floated through his newly open window.
- The train hooted and a cloud of sooty dust floated past the window.
- A bitter smell floated into the room from the open door.
- David ignored him and busied himself with the clouds floating slowly by.
- Clouds floated slowly across the sky, and the occasional bird skimmed across above her.
1.3(move lightly)(image/idea) vagarI felt I was floating on air — me sentí en el séptimo cielo / (como flotando) en las nubes
- As a counter to a lot of misinformation floating about, the company offers nine reasons to be skeptical of press reports about medical breakthroughs.
- There are rumors floating around the internet that you are his concubine.
- We did not need a bunch of rumors floating around concerning what had happened.
- ‘It is an idea that is floating about at the moment, but I wouldn't put it any stronger than that,’ he added.
- I believe that political life would be greatly improved if the ideas floating around it were informed by imagination and open minds.
- A couple of hot rumors have been floating about involving Golden State.
- A rumor is floating about that the businessman is getting ready to waste millions again in a futile attempt to become governor, but that's relevant only to the coyotes who will take his money.
- An initially more painful, but eventually more efficient mechanism for dealing with economic shock and inflation is to float a currency if it is pegged.
- He will need to muster all his not inconsiderable sales skills to help float the company at a time when stock markets are in the doldrums.
- The White House says the president will again urge the premier to take steps to float China's currency.
- The internet banking service will be floated on the stock exchange.
- And, if his plans work, he says he would be happy to float his business on the stock market in the future.
- He can expect to make a killing when the Life Energy Corporation is floated on the Nasdaq in September.
- The option of floating the company on the stock market is unlikely to be used.
- The US has led calls for China to adjust or float its currency, with US industry arguing that the low rate is responsible for job losses.
- The instability of the rupee and the decision to float the currency highlight the country's underlying economic and political crisis.
- When the gold standard was abandoned around 1971, currencies had been floated against each other to measure their worth in the global scenario.
- Uruguay floated its currency late last month following a run on banks and a plunge in foreign reserves.
- Indeed, if the currency were floated, it might well decline as Chinese convert their domestic currency holdings into dollars.
- The President has ruled out floating his country's currency.
- China abandoned its policy of pegging the yuan to the US dollar, but didn't go all the way to floating it freely.
- For these two reasons - raising capital and releasing equity in the business - the directors may decide to float their company on the stock market.
- Since then most countries have floated their currencies, which have no intrinsic commodity value.
- The losses reflected the costs of setting up and floating the website company as well as the cost of internet broadcasting.
- The market should decide the value of currencies, according to this view, and the correct exchange policy was to float the national currency.
- In 1999, the company was floated on the stock exchange and her wealth was briefly estimated at over a billion dollars.
- ‘It is just not possible to float companies of this size, let alone in the IT sector,’ he said.
- The budget airline was floated on the stock market in 1997 and since 1998 some 10 million share options have been awarded to workers.
- He denounced the government's decision to float Venezuela's currency, the bolivar, and to cut next year's budget.
- The pressure by the U.S. government for China to float its currency will last only as long as it favors politically influential interests.
- And even if China were to float its currency, it likely would do no better than slow the export of jobs to China.
- Congressional leaders want China to float its currency on the open market to help adjust what they consider artificially low prices for Chinese goods.
- The company was floated on the Nasdaq stock market in November 1997.
- Just over a year ago, few would have dared to float a retail business in Hong Kong.
- He regularly spoke of floating the company for a valuation of over €200 million.
- The chaos since Argentina floated its currency was due not to floating but to the conditions that had been created before the floating began.
- A central part of the reform process was to privatize many of the nationalized industries through floating the companies on the stock market.
- Alternatively, investors can hold on to the warrant until the company is floated or sold.
- Mr Johnson began stalking the restaurant chain in 1990 and eventually floated the company on the London Stock Exchange in 1993.
- It's not even clear if floating China's currency would result in a stronger yuan.
- In an atmosphere of crisis, he rammed through a series of policy coups, including floating the currency and removing interest rate controls.
- The second consequence was that many fortunes were made by university academics when their embryonic companies were floated on the stock market.
- However, the interim steps do not involve any concrete moves toward floating the yuan on global currency markets.
- She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.
- The company was floated on the AIM in June, 2001.
- The president will remain under pressure to encourage Beijing to float its currency, currently pegged to the dollar, which experts argue makes imports artificially cheap.
- They're talking of floating the company on the stock market in the next few months.
1(boat/ship) poner a flote(ship/boat) sacar a flote
2(logs/raft) llevar(logs/raft) arrastrarthe waves floated the seaweed ashore — las olas llevaron / arrastraron las algas hasta la orilla
3(establish)to float a company — lanzar una compañía a Bolsa
- a week after the company had been floated ... — una semana después de que la compañía fuera lanzada a bolsa ...
4(offer for sale)(shares/stock/bonds) emitir
5(allow to fluctuate)(currency) dejar flotar
6(circulate)(rumor) hacer correr(proposal/idea) presentara figure of $3m was floated — se sugirió una cifra de 3 millones de dólares
1(for fishing)flotador masculine
2(in cistern, carburetor)flotador masculineboya feminine
3(raft, platform)plataforma (flotante) feminine
4(for buoyancy)flotador masculine
5(in parade)carroza femininecarro alegórico masculine Southern Cone Mexico
del reparto de leche
7(ready cash)caja chica feminineFinance Business fondo fijo masculinea float of £20 — 20 libras en cambio / en monedas
refresco o batido con helado
9(for plastering)llana femininefratás masculinefratacho masculine River Plate
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