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(permit, in UK)permiso masculinelicencia femininefishing/hunting license — permiso de pesca/caza
- import/export license — permiso de importación/exportación
- liquor license — permiso para vender bebidas alcohólicas
- (in UK) they were married by special license — se casaron con una licencia especial
- to manufacture sth under license — fabricar algo bajo licencia
- pilot's license — brevet
- it's a license to print money — es una mina de oro
- He had had no official schooling, no driver's licence, no electoral registration.
- It is the official licence holder for the English, Scottish and German football associations and most of the Premiership and Nationwide League clubs.
- Phantom was a former pirate radio station, which had tried several times to get an official radio licence.
- Virtually no account is taken of the often cruel results of losing one's licence - loss of job, and all that can follow from that.
- The aviation authority said the company could fly charters, but that license expires in two months.
- The licence grants permission to the licencee to make copies of the work.
- North West Radio are expected to hold on to their licence when the new franchise winners are announced this evening.
- All stockings must first be washed in an approved disinfectant and hung on boundary gateposts together with a copy of the official licence.
- In the US it is mandatory for teenagers to receive formal training before they are given a driver's licence.
- He expects to receive an official banking license soon.
- If you do not obtain this licence, any police officer or relevant council official can force you to move on and you may even find your way onto a blacklist.
- Any change in the terms of this licence will require the permission of the Governors.
- They have also indicated an intention to grant a form of license, which would permit only the acceptance of clay and topsoil at the landfill for the purpose of restoration and landscaping.
- Apparently we needed to sign in front of an official so that our learner's license could be processed.
- A pilot's license gives them permission to knock on the door.
- Anglers are reminded that this competition is open to everyone and no permit or license is required.
- I wanted to have that date on my licence, and the officials said no.
- No tenancy or licence exists giving you permission to be there.
- In some cases, it says that such sites have been operating without a permit or licence for more than 20 years.
- The licence, officially known as an International Shipping Approval, carries the right of renewal for a further 12 months.
2.1(freedom)the editor permitted himself considerable license — el editor se tomó bastantes libertades
- poetic/dramatic/artistic license — licencia poética/dramática/artística
2.2formal (excessive freedom)libertinaje masculine
- The unchecked power of corrupt rural officials has given them license to tax the peasants beyond endurable limits and to pack the public payroll with relatives and cronies.
- I believe that the Government has taken excessive licence from the views of the select committee.
- Equally important, it protects freedom from itself, tempering excesses of individual license by postulating a higher moral code.
- Rather than promoting self control and continent behaviour, we are encouraging unlimited licence.
- And a nation which is treated like children will behave childishly, in perpetual reaction against its lack of licence.
- By avoiding the messiness of debate that a real democracy requires, we have given license to the excesses we now bemoan.
1autorizarotorgarle un permiso aotorgarle una licencia athis taxi is licensed to carry up to four passengers — este taxi está autorizado para transportar hasta cuatro pasajeros
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