In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(balance)equilibrio masculineto lose / miss one's footing — perder el equilibrio
- it was difficult to get much of a footing on the icy slope — era difícil mantener el equilibrio en la cuesta helada
- to gain a footing
- It seems strange to expect the elderly, who have contributed to the education of the young all their working lives, to continue to do so on an equal footing with everyone else.
- The centuries old struggle of women to take part in society building on an equal footing with men will once again be focused upon.
- All we ever wanted was a fair deal and to compete on an equal footing with our European competitors.
- This work is vital to demonstrate the potential impact of preventing ill health and put it on an equal footing with clinical interventions, which are routinely subject to economic evaluation.
- Putting gay couples on equal footing with straight ones would, it seems to me, mostly just increase the competition for the small supply of adoptable babies.
- Think about it, with a new multi-storey car park about to begin and the street being covered it would be on an equal footing with other parts of the town.
- Art in that era was tacitly defined in terms of creating beauty, and that creation was in turn put on equal footing with efforts at expanding the boundaries of knowledge.
- However, I would be interested to hear suggestions as to how the state might put the non-orthodox majority on an equal footing with the orthodox minority.
- It was emphasised that only in those circumstances could the buyer be said to be on an equal footing with his seller in terms of bargaining strength.
- They argued it was necessary to put it on an equal footing with major European languages, to reflect Irish identity and culture.
- Earlier, she did not raise any issues before the GP, but now she finds that she can participate on an equal footing with men.
- I'm doing this so that our companies can compete on an equal footing with U.S. companies.
- Formed by Dougall in 1989, the company gives musicians with disabilities the chance to operate on an equal footing to those without.
- The society is therefore urging the government to place animal welfare on an equal footing with public safety by sanctioning their recommendations.
- He will also be able to compete on an equal footing with some of the professionals on the circuit, who have already found themselves trailing in his wake on some of the sport's most gruelling courses.
- By then, all customer and geographic restrictions for foreign banks in China will be removed, putting them on an equal footing with Chinese banks.
- It was true for the abolition movement, the efforts to put women on an equal legal footing with men, guaranteeing religious liberties, and so many more.
- Now the right to down a pint has been placed on an equal footing with human rights such as freedom of expression by a Scottish council.
- Nor is it multi-polar, because it does not include any great power that stands on an equal footing with the United States.
- Foreigners will be able to compete in Chinese industries, from banking to delivery services to retail, on an equal footing with domestic companies.
2.1(basis)the company finances are on a shaky footing — la economía de la compañía no tiene una base sólida
- to put sth on a regular footing — regularizar algo
- on a war footing — en pie de guerra
- on an emergency footing — en situación de emergencia
- on an equal footing — en igualdad de condiciones
- Andy has put his life back on a secure footing since being found guilty of espionage by a Greek court, last month.
- Similarly, religions have lost their moral footing while their explanatory power now only clashes with our need for rational certainty.
- They will be asked by officers to consider transferring the museums and galleries service to a trust but the report says it can only be done when they are on a firm financial footing.
- Until this week, they were confident a deal could be done and a new CVA could be drawn-up which would put the club on a secure footing again.
- Financial footing is very solid, as indicated by the annual report.
- Gregory, who is believed to retain about 8% of the equity, said the restructuring of the board would put the company on a firm footing for its next phase of expansion.
- Neither side succeeded in establishing a firm footing in the first half, as evidenced by the fact that parity obtained on four occasions.
- This offers the opportunity to restart the institutions on a firmer footing than we have had before.
- The programme was launched on a trial basis in late 2003 but is now set to be established on a permanent footing.
- Clearing the CVA debts will go a long way towards towards putting the club on a firmer financial footing.
- If that means the financial footing of the club is now in a position where the new guy can get some money, I don't have a problem with that.
- The Agency now moved into high gear to put the operation on a sound footing.
- Still, it remained key to the President's political footing.
- But he was so obviously uncomfortable being there, so uncertain in his intellectual footing that his uneasiness just boiled through.
- Rationalists see skepticism as something which must be refuted on every count in order to establish a sure footing for absolutely certain knowledge.
- It would start as a ‘no-frills’ service and develop once a sound financial footing has been established.
- They figure they will need €500,000 to establish a firm footing in the market, money the company does not have at present.
- This goes a huge way towards putting the project on a firm financial footing (no pun intended) and turning it into a reality.
- The bar established a sound footing for further expansion.
- But the club is now on a much firmer financial footing and the fans cannot be anything but happy.
2.2(relationship)to be on a friendly footing with sb — mantener buenas relaciones con algn
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