In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1feminine cargafeminine cargamasculine pesoshe felt a load had been lifted from her — se sintió como si le hubieran quitado un peso de encima
- the airport has increased its annual passenger load — el aeropuerto ha aumentado su volumen anual de pasajeros
- I do four loads of washing a week — hago cuatro coladas por semana
- I have a heavy teaching load — tengo muchas horas semanales de clase
- the project will create a heavy administrative load — el proyecto generará mucho trabajo administrativo
- Children forced to carry heavy loads suffer from constant backaches and fatigue.
- Women skilfully carry heavy loads on their heads.
- This task is done by the women and children and their health is often severely impaired by carrying such heavy loads.
- Others are routinely beaten or killed for trying to escape or for being unable to carry the heavy loads put on their backs.
- In other words, we should all individually carry what is our everyday load or responsibility, but where it becomes too heavy for us, we all join in and share the burden.
- Have you ever seen such a heavy load carried with such grace?
- We drove past lines of civilians carrying heavy loads.
- The ride and handling is on par with the class leaders, and it is very surefooted in tight road twists - even while carrying a heavy load.
- They are usually used to haul heavy loads or carry cargoes.
- Alicia's fervent hope was that her love and support would make his painful load easier to bear.
- She carried heavy loads, moved rocks to reclaim the land, seaweed to fertilise the barren ground and turf from the bogs.
- Front-pointing up endless snow slopes or carrying absurdly heavy loads can leave your calves screaming for mercy.
- It concludes that since military service is a burden, moral considerations require that the load be shared as equally as possible.
- Longshoreman and other workers who must carry heavy loads, or who have their back bent for a long time can easily overstrain their backs.
- Despite being only about 5ft 4in tall, the men often carry loads 15 lb heavier than a fully-loaded soldier.
- The debt was a heavy load on the part of the Government whose leaders were spending sleepless nights thinking about ways and means of overcoming the problem.
- Her back aches from a long journey carrying a heavy load, but her heart aches even more, from the fear that failure will expose herself and her children to hunger, thirst and disease.
- You carry a heavy load, and this has weighed you down with all the horrors that humanity has to offer.
- Climate and terrain can exhaust soldiers carrying heavy loads.
- Off-road construction dumpers, which are considered dangerous by road safety experts, may be allowed to carry even heavier loads on public roads.
- Though some of the children however are compelled to go to the kilns and help their parents make bricks and carry the heavy load on their tender heads.
- Each fighter was carrying a heavy load, with two 110 gallon drop-tanks.
- Being the caretaker of the blues is a heavy load to carry and admittedly Guy can't do it on his own.
- At the same time the other officers said they would share the load and take a lot of the responsibility off Jerry's shoulders.
- Academia remains too strong a lure but with over three years left on her study roll, will twin aspirations prove too burdensome a load?
- Larger women often are favored as brides because they appear to come from a well-to-do family that can provide a significant dowry and seem strong enough to carry heavy loads.
- It will be safer, more environmentally friendly and able to carry heavier loads, thereby allowing longer periods in the air between refuels.
- If you require an estate car for carrying bulky loads, rather than heavy ones, the 1.4-litre petrol version is probably the one for you.
2.1informal (much, many)cantidad femininemontón masculine informalpila feminine South America informalI've done this loads of times — esto lo he hecho pilas de veces South America informal
- what a load of nonsense! — ¡qué sarta de estupideces!
- the play is a load of rubbish — la obra no vale nada
- There's loads to go through, it just takes so long to do!
- I've been really efficient this weekend and cleared loads of things off my to do list as well.
- I imagine when I go into college tomorrow, loads of people will be quoting it like mad.
- When I took her back to school there were loads of children with their hair painted red or green.
- We've got loads of ideas for things we want to do, but would welcome other good suggestions.
- We have schools programmes, online services and loads more.
- There are loads of alcohol-related help groups and a quick call to one of them would do no harm at all.
- So, I made loads of notes of my grievances to take into my appraisal meeting this morning.
- She was the best daughter anyone could have - she was a lovely kid with loads of friends.
- I do not support any of these commissions - I think they are a whole load of rubbish.
- We had cable when we lived in Bradford and it gave us loads of TV access with superb quality.
- We marvelled at the centre, which has clearly had loads of money pumped into it.
- Having these premises is really important for them because they'll be able to provide loads more services and be more of a resource for people.
- We were punished last year but we still have young hurlers with loads of skill.
- This bush has got loads of flowers and even more buds ready to flower, we've no idea what it is yet but we love it.
- It's too easy to spend loads of cash, but also very enjoyable and extremely addictive.
- At the moment the site has loads of vacancies but not a lot else to speak of.
- My friend likes running, which is great as it's free and we have loads of great parks and roads to run on.
- There is a petition going around to get the back gate opened and loads of people have already signed.
- I took loads of photos and was way too slow off the mark with all of them, so here's a link to a decent picture.
- And no there wasn't just one ticket counter there were loads.
2.2informalI'm feeling loads / a (whole) load better now — me encuentro muchísimo mejor
- my room's loads bigger than hers — mi cuarto es muchísimo más grande que el suyo
3.1(weight)carga feminine[ S ]maximum load 15 tons — peso máximo: 15 toneladas
- With the panel construction method, the load is borne not by individual posts but by whole panels, which only need to be reinforced against buckling.
- It is possible he will be asked to drop some of the weight to ease the load on his left knee, in which he tore the ACL in 1998.
- One should avoid being overweight, because excess weight increases the load on the joints.
- This apparatus allows you to place a load on the body without the instability associated with free weights.
- Releasing toxins via the skin through perspiration reduces the load on both the kidneys and liver.
- A bungee retracts, while a knot on a cord through the hole limits the amount the button can be pulled out (and this bears the load when the wing is being pulled down).
- Then they pressurise the load on top of the pillar.
- When attaching furniture or cabinets to framed walls, it is important to align the screws with the stronger internal structure that can bear a load.
- The increased surface area of the blade puts a greater load on your leg muscles like a wet weight workout.
- If the designer wanted to create a wall that saw a sharing of loads, that is both the bricks and the blocks bearing the loads, then in his view he would have specified special ties.
- Try to avoid exercises that increase the strength of short, strong muscles and those that put an undue load on already stretched muscles, Drake says.
- A hollow cylindrical column bearing a compressive load can fail by local buckling (kinking like a soda can).
- They support compressive loads arising from body weight and muscle tension and anchor one vertebral body to the next.
- They have to bear the load when the forehead lies at the ground, hence the neck muscles become stronger.
- There is no rise in arterial pressure or any pressure load on the ventricle as above.
- The sudden decrease in the water pressure during the drawdown phase reduces the load on the structure, thereby inducing a bending movement on the base of the dam.
- Indeed it seems so strong that you could dispense with the back stitches if the line of sewing does not have to bear a load.
- According to the manufacturer, the device helps to prevent repetitive strain injuries by varying work positions and reducing the load on wrists.
- Joints move and bear a load: your weight, in other words.
- You will need to rotate your wheels slightly more often as the center two wheels are likely to experience more wear than the front and rear wheels, as they will be bearing more load on average.
3.2Electricitycarga femininebefore noun load capacity — capacidad (de carga) feminine
- In fact, the system should be designed to permit individual modules to be taken off line for maintenance without removing the load from conditioned power.
- If you must use an extension cord, use a cord that's rated for the electrical load and no longer really needed.
- Allowing humidity to drop slightly may then cut boiler or electric loads.
- As he reviewed his options, he heard his utility was offering financial incentives to cut electric loads when the utility's load was peaking.
- In a special feature, the system prevents the simultaneous turning on or off of all glow plugs to avoid high instantaneous loads on the onboard electrical power system.
- If that actuator starts to move unexpectedly, it acts as a generator and the short provides an electrical load that slows the motor down.
- It should not require a minimum load, and should provide automatic crossover between voltage regulation and current regulation.
- Two fully independent AC and DC electrical systems are each capable of supplying all essential loads in case of failure the other system.
- Equipment was tested at maximum loads to check peak power loads and cooling capabilities.
- Facility restrooms might be a treasure trove of nonessential electric loads.
- We employ a special platform to test loads on power supplies.
- For example, deregulation is giving facilities the incentive to flatten electrical loads.
- Yonah has a new instruction to allow the host OS to shut down each core separately, to reduce power consumption when the load is low.
- To estimate your electrical load, total the wattage of all the equipment you'll operate at one time.
- The reliance on daylighting and the lack of air-conditioning have greatly reduced the electrical loads.
- However, we all tend to add appliances and other electrical loads after the wiring is done.
- Changing the length of a transmission line will change the input impedance if the load isn't properly matched to the line.
- Customers with loads greater than 900 kilowatts can choose their electric supplier and pick a new supplier if all parties agree.
- In these facilities, when the peak is approached, the generators are started and loads transferred.
- A high sulfur content of the fuel and high engine speeds (rated power) and loads are associated with an increase in mutagenicity of diesel exhaust particles.
- In general you share a transformer with several neighbors; and since you share a circuit with them, their loads will affect your electrical supply.
- Electricity supply must keep up with increased loads and sewerage with that ‘end’ of it too.
- Con Edison needed to transfer the power load from the Leonard Street substation to Seaport without interrupting the load and causing a power outage.
- Utilities need to prepare grids to handle bigger loads and to boost power from renewable sources.
1.1Transport(plane/truck) cargarhe loaded the crates into/onto the van — metió / cargó las cajas en la camioneta
- they loaded too much work onto him — lo cargaron de trabajo
- The plot is thought to have involved the use of conventional explosives, probably to be loaded into cars and driven into crowded city centres.
- Typically, port operators are able to load as many as 600 containers onto a single containership.
- It took them four days just to fill the bowls at home and about three hours to load the van to transport them.
- That would allow Russian crude to be loaded into some of the very large crude carriers that regularly cross the Atlantic.
- Tomorrow the old timber will be loaded into the back of the car and we'll take it down to the town dump for recycling.
- Most of our 500 pounds of food, clothing and equipment have been loaded into the plane and are ready to go.
- But they are not checking the cargo that is loaded into those planes.
- The warheads had been loaded into the cargo bay and strapped down.
- Her father was supposed to do it, but he is too drunk, so Tess and Abraham load the wagon and begin the journey to market.
- Response Time is defined as the time taken from the decision to begin treatment until the winter maintenance vehicles are loaded, manned and ready to leave the compound.
- The ship was loaded in Port Adelaide and Port Lincoln in South Australia and is now in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasar.
- Apparel items often move without being touched by human hands, from the time they are loaded into a container by a supplier to being unloaded at a specific retail store.
- Eight old ships were loaded up with anything that could burn well.
- They also provided maintenance support at the port of Antwerp, to help repair deadlined vehicles on the spot so they could be loaded into the ships on schedule.
- Anya tried to keep her away from the customers as much as possible, but she was very handy for carting merchandise around and helping to load vehicles.
- The gathered congregation then watched as the remains were loaded into a van-type vehicle for the long journey home to Poland, which took two days.
- It features a truck being loaded up with glowing green rocks from a container featuring the nuclear hazard symbol - radioactive waste.
- He was fascinated by the constant bustle on the docks, of goods trains coming and going, the huge cranes unloading and loading the ships coming from or bound for all corners of the world.
- Each of the ships is loaded and deployed for 3 year stints, after which they return to their main base in the US for refurbishment.
- They told how they got off their KLM plane in Manchester only to be told by officials that no bags had been loaded into the hold at all.
- Each morning, the luggage, food and equipment needed for the gruelling miles ahead is loaded into a minibus.
- Shipments of fruit and other goods had to be loaded into the market stalls; Lena could smell bread rising somewhere.
- In Puerto Rico the most brutal competition is for loading the ships, and to some extent for the trader.
- He had to be, he loaded the ships at the dock Monday through Thursday to support his mother.
- In addition, there is now a new differential between the wages of drivers in the huge container cranes and those operating cranes used to load and unload bulk cargo.
- Traders can load vehicles at this time, they are ready to do it.
- ‘It was savage labour loading the lorry and it would take five to six men to load the vehicle at a rate of six to seven tonnes an hour’.
- It is thought the feral began its journey after finding its way on to a container ship which was loaded in Chicago.
- The warm beer, the necessities and souvenirs laid out in the shopping area - everything had been loaded into vehicles or onto camels and brought out for the festival.
- The sky looked gray and stormy as the company loaded the ship and they began to set sail.
- Michael immediately began to load boxes and bags of food and supplies into the van.
- Groceries will be ready for collection within three hours of ordering and will be loaded into customers' cars on arrival at the centre.
- I love chocolate and I love my mother-in-law, but this cake is so thick and rich it should be loaded into helicopters and used to smother oil well fires.
- After the dockers stopped their picket, the ‘Greta’ ship was loaded by crane on Sunday and left for Spain, four days behind schedule.
- We now have container security initiatives and all kinds of gizmos and ways to check what's loaded into the containers.
- The Federal Government is loading another ship in Australia to deliver feed to the 52,000 sheep stranded in the Middle East.
- They ensure the right vehicles are loaded in the right order so that the ship back in Europe is downloaded as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Yes, I packed and loaded vehicles, ripped apart furniture, and drove from one end of town to the other and beyond.
- I like to check in last, on the basis that the final bags to be loaded into the hold will be the first off at the other end, and I like to be greeted by a stewardess on the plane who tuts a lot and looks at her watch.
- A week ago, the port had to stop loading a ship because of the dust it was creating.
1.2(charge)cargaris the camera loaded? — ¿tiene rollo la cámara?
- the gun wasn't loaded — la pistola no estaba cargada
- to load a gun (with bullets) — cargar un arma (con balas)
- to load a program (into a computer) — cargar un programa (en una computadora)
- Before loading your gun, open the action and make sure there's no ammunition in the chamber or magazine.
- In court, it was said he loaded the Derringer ‘out of curiosity’ and intended to use it on a shooting range, but never got round to it.
- A ‘chamber hook’ inhibits operation of the action or the ability to load the firearm while it's in the lock.
- He shows me how to load the handgun and then he fires it into the sky.
- Moltke planned to devastate Austria's massed columns of infantry with rapid fire; his needle rifle could be loaded and fired four times more quickly than the Austrian rifle.
- I turned to the table and loaded a shotgun and two pistols.
- Then I'd go back to my room, read the files and load the handgun he'd tucked in, and prepare for my mission.
- Then you see little Robert on a hyper streak, tearing around the house, only to be calmed by his gran showing him how to load a revolver - one of a stash of six guns.
- After that, I slung on my sniper rifle, and my assault rifle, and loaded each of them.
- He put his back to the bar and proceeded to load his shotgun.
- The breech permits loading the howitzer from the rear.
- There are currently some men assigned to tanks, for example, who cannot load main gun rounds fast enough to meet combat standards.
- He began to load his gun, and handed out ammunition to the others.
- Torpedoes are automated to a degree, but the artillery guns have to be loaded manually, and for a good reason.
- Immediately following the short speech, Rolls said a man behind them began loading his gun.
- I am surprised how many women report having a lot of trouble loading their pistol magazines.
- Allison took the emergency pack and strapped it over her shoulders, and loaded the shotgun he had handed to her.
- They stopped right in the middle of the parade grounds in front of the barracks, loaded their shotguns, and began to fire.
- But soldiers must still load the cannon by hand, which affects rates of fire.
- Available in two formats, it has the option of being loaded with a banana clip of shotgun shells or being loaded manually.
3(bias)smokers' premiums are heavily loaded — las primas que pagan los fumadores sufren muchos recargos
- the system was loaded in favor of the motorist — el sistema favorecía a los conductores
- ‘The system is heavily loaded in favour of the Americans,’ he insists.
- The way we are taught Shakespeare is too often loaded towards the idea that his plays are about supposedly unchanging things, like love or ambition or treachery.
- The appraisal process is loaded in favour of the methodological commitments of the appraiser.
1Transportcargar[ S ]loading prohibited — carga y descarga prohibidas
- The first ship to load at Victor Harbor was the Goshawk taking on a cargo of whale oil in 1838.
- After an internal investigation, McDonald said the company has tightened up regulations to ensure no crew members are shifting places while the vessel is loading or unloading.
- In relation to the access from Castle Street which is two way, Mr Hearn said this led to conflict between vehicles at the Castle Street access and is often made worse by vehicles loading and unloading.
- She sighed and slumped once more into the plastic orange chair; it was only ten minutes before the Greyhound bus started loading.
- I ran down to where the buses load, just to find that my bus was late again.
- Anything that was seen to be unsafe, somebody stopped something for - stopped a ship from loading or discharging in order to have a look at it, examine it and modify it, or what have you.
- However, the impact is the same and now we've just heard that the ship will not be loading for at least a week, so it's going to cost millions of dollars.
- This does require a little more expertise than just being able to load film into the camera.
- Start by loading the film into the tubes or drum.
- The problem was cured by making absolutely certain that the negatives are pushed all the way to the bottom of the drum, and that the bend in the film is toward the middle of the drum when loading.
- Mia sat on her bed with her camera spread out in front of her, busy loading the new film she had purchased today.
- Perhaps this is, in part, a lesson learned from forgetting to load film into my camera as a junior.
- As with all digital cameras, the A303's main advantages are the fact that you don't have to load film and that you can delete your unwanted shots.
- This is from when the camera went off when I was loading the film.
- She returned shortly to request another roll of film because she believed she had loaded the first one improperly.
- For this experiment, she had supplied me with very fast film, ASA 4,000, which was loaded into my Hasselblad camera.
- She walked over to her closet and pulled out her camera, loading the large 33 mm with black and white film.
- And who wants to fiddle with a camera that is so small that loading the film requires a lot of patience and pretty small fingers?
- While he loads new film into the camera, I drape the sheet in a wide, loose sash over my shoulder and between my legs.
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