In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(money reserve)fondo masculineresearch/charitable fund — fondo para la investigación/de beneficencia
- to set up / start a fund — crear un fondo
- The objectors want the Treasury to set up a special fund for their money to be spent on non-military purposes.
- Benefits for others who have not yet retired would then have to be reduced to match the shortfall in the level of funds available.
- UK government funds are also available to help companies employ handicapped workers, as well as adjust workspaces.
- Some student unions make small funds available in grant form, so ring the resident welfare officer to apply.
- In tandem with a pension fund, we could have a wealth fund for every child born in the country.
- Yet if these earners are forced to save via the mandatory savings accounts, those funds are not available for a down-payment.
- The startup expenses quickly ate away at the funds he had saved.
- Be sure that budget includes a fund for emergencies and savings for the short and long term.
- You may not touch the funds saved in a retirement annuity before you are 55 years old.
- Difficult decisions will have to be made about which few species can be saved with the limited funds available for conservation.
- But production companies which specialise in factual programming say the available pool of funds is shrinking.
- He also ensures that marketing support funds are available.
- Demand shifts when demographics change either in numbers of people or in the amount of funds available.
- The fixed-rate term account runs for a maximum five years, but the customer can access funds saved at any time.
- Trustees were also given the duty to make sure there was enough money in the fund to pay pensions that have been promised.
- Don't forget to check with your local authority to see if there are discretionary funds available to assist with the costs of any extra childcare help you may need.
- The Canadian company has been budgeting for damages by setting aside money in an escrow fund.
- Right now, I do not see the funds available to save Social Security and Medicare, and we have to address that.
- It was financed from funds specifically identified for teaching undergraduates and nurses.
- It was our custom to put most of our spare money into a communal fund, since money was always so tight for us.
2(store, supply)caudal masculinecúmulo masculinean inexhaustible fund of patience/wisdom — un caudal / cúmulo inagotable de paciencia/sabiduría
- an endless fund of jokes — un arsenal / una colección inagotable de chistes
- I have a fund of somewhat boring stories which I tell myself when sleep is slow to come.
- Bruce was a lively and fascinating speaker, with a huge fund of anecdotes and recondite facts.
- You never talked to him for long without realising he had a great sense of humour with a fund of tales to tell.
- He had a fund of quiet humour and often threw oil on troubled waters by quaint comments or amusing anecdotes.
- So the writer has brought with him a ball, a glove, a bat and a fund of stories.
- The time always comes when one has to pay one's debt to the fund of sincere belief and has to dare to believe in what he sees.
- They are certainly leaving their successor a fund of good will with which to work.
- Nothing will dry up the fund of information on errors as quickly as the fear of retribution.
- This is the fund of unconscious images which fatally confuse the mental patient.
- He had little pride, though an exceptional fund of passionate integrity.
- I will concede that at the time my views rested on no great fund of expertise.
- Once Bob would have been a veritable fund of info about goings-on around the club.
- But clearly humour, and an appeal to the common fund of historical anecdotes, go a long way.
- Me, I tend to agree with John Waters, always an eminently wise and sensible fund of good ideas and clear thinking.
- Add a fund of goodwill from a city just pleased that its football club had survived and the future immediately became brighter.
- It is the fund of good will that comes out of our culture that can turn things around.
- I had an opportunity to chat with him once or twice, and was immediately impressed by his fund of knowledge.
- How will the state create a genetic fund of good livestock breeds for agriculture?
- She appears here as a more amiable figure, fond of a good gossip, and with an endless fund of stories.
3funds plural(resources, money)fondos masculinegovernment/public/party funds — fondos gubernamentales/públicos/del partido
- to raise funds — recaudar / reunir fondos
- I'm a bit low on funds — ando mal de fondos
- to be in funds — tener fondos / dinero
- But the countries that suffered the highest death tolls, like Indonesia and Sri Lanka, say they lack the funds to finance it.
- This happened on the GST, on the capital gains tax, on the subsidy to private health funds, and on asylum seekers.
- Therefore, owing to the Commission being satisfied that the funds have been properly expended it was not necessary to consider any alleged links during this Inquiry.
- He was prosecuted for allegedly being a member of a banned organisation and raising funds to finance terrorism abroad.
- In order to promote the growth of the group, properties were acquired with funds borrowed from financial institutions.
- Most notably, any indication of how the Government plans to pay for all the new funds, projects and tax breaks it's proposing.
- The subsidies include direct cash payments, debt payments, and funds for capital projects.
- From now onwards the councils should strive to be up to date on payment of monthly salaries by raising funds from own vast resources.
- The feasibility of any option depends heavily on Leeds because it is the owner of the building and because Otley just does not have the funds to finance a project of this size alone.
- "The proposal is not meant to provide additional funds to finance government spending, " it said.
- Speculation is rife that Akbar spent the funds to finance Habibie's political campaign for presidential re-election in 1999.
- He appears never to have expected anything from the government in the way of subsidies, inducements, tax breaks or start-up funds.
- They also secured lottery funding last year and will now have to raise further funds to finance the work.
- The Japanese government had initially held out against committing the funds for financial reasons, according to a diplomat, but eventually relented.
- A budding stage star who achieved her dream of getting into a prestigious drama school has organised an evening of musical entertainment to raise funds to help finance her course.
- Will the fall in the value of the US dollar proceed gradually or will there be a financial crisis sparked by a rapid exit of funds from American financial markets?
- Mr Scheucher was last night trying to come up with an alternative financial model using public funds to get the stadium built, but as yet, no deal has been reached.
- The nature of the tax system used to raise funds to finance the debt had altered considerably during the previous century.
- However, owing to financial crunch, funds would be raised with private partnership.
- Lady Liberty was reopened only after 36 million dollars was raised in private funds to pay for security improvements.
- The project is funded by the EU and is in partnership with German and Swedish police.
- The council hopes the refurbishment project would be funded mainly through grants.
- The project will be funded from the sale of the current premises of Ashleigh in Windermere.
- The answer is simple since any job in the public services is funded by tax payers' money.
- Existing projects can be funded, but only for an extension or further development.
- These bursaries are to be funded from a pool of ten percent of top-up fee charges.
- This could be funded by an equity release plan to raise money on her home, which she would still own.
- The money also funded film workshops at secondary schools and colleges across the region.
- The new practice, which was funded by a private finance initiative, opened in March.
- By contrast, the citizen scientists would be funded by public money to do just that.
- The exhibition is the result of a spring art project funded by the Borough Land's trust.
- The project is entirely funded by donations from overseas and survives month by month.
- That was the case with the Olympic Games, a project mainly funded by private enterprise.
- But why does he think the road system must remain a public good funded by the taxpayer?
- An overseas aid agency funded a water project to enable trainees to cultivate vegetables.
- Money from the sale would have partially funded the purchase of Queen Anne School.
- The Crossrail project will be funded by both the Government and the private sector.
- It is hoped that the whole project will be funded by selling off the Queens Road site for housing.
- She might be born in a new maternity hospital, funded by the private finance initiative.
- The project is funded by a four year grant from regeneration money provided by the government.
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