In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1casa femininethe whole household was there — estaban todos los de la casa
- households with more than one wage earner — las familias donde trabajan dos o más personas
- (in UK) the staff of the Royal Household — el personal de la Casa Real
- before noun (in UK) the Household Cavalry — la Caballería Real
- the household chores — las tareas domésticas / de la casa
- household effects — contenido de la casa
- household expenses — gastos de la casa
- household goods — artículos del hogar
- household insurance — seguro del hogar
- household linen — ropa blanca
- a household name — un nombre muy conocido
- household pet — animal doméstico
- By Sunday night our eight page election newspaper had been delivered to tens of thousands of households.
- It is now an extended and adapted house for occupation by eleven households.
- Since being launched in July, the pilot scheme has been taken up by 85 per cent of households.
- A two week cycle is not adequate for family households and will lead to the town becoming a tip.
- Assume that each of those households was a nuclear family: a father, a mother and two children.
- The research also found that six out of ten households in Britain have PCs and a quarter of these have more than one machine.
- In some Parkhead households there are families where three generations have grown up without knowing work.
- The lack of availability is cited by less than ten per cent of non-wired households.
- You add up all the household incomes and you divide in by the number of households.
- Just eight per cent of households throwing away full card numbers had made attempts to destroy them.
- The council budgeted for three per cent of households to use black bags instead of wheeled bins.
- Seventy per cent of households will be better off or unaffected by our plans.
- Fifty percent of all households rely on the Local Authority for their housing needs.
- Of course this is not true - you are only required to have a license if you use a television in your household.
- The new figures showed 95 per cent of urban households now have access to the high speed access.
- All of these can be measured at the unit of the individual, or the whole household.
- Twenty one percent of households in our country failed to find enough to eat in 1999.
- Only 22 per cent of working households are earning enough to afford a home at that price.
- When one of us is labouring over a difficult job it affects the whole household.
- Over 40 per cent of households were dissatisfied with how complaints were handled.
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