In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(system)correo masculineto send sth by mail — mandar / enviar algo por correo
- I put it in the mail on Thursday — lo eché al correo / lo despaché el jueves
- electronic mail — correo electrónico
- to check one's mail — mirar el correo
- before noun mail train — tren correo
- mail van — vagón correo
- Buy dormant tubers in winter, either by mail from a specialty nursery or from a nursery or garden center.
- Control participants contacted by mail indicated their willingness to participate by returning an enclosed screening questionnaire.
- Beginning in 1838, the federal government transferred the mails from stagecoaches to railroads.
- On Friday, the packages were put in the mail for Monday delivery.
- A mail train chugged along on a parallel track to her left but soon disappeared into a tunnel.
- ‘People often go out of their way to stop by and chat, instead of dealing with us by mail or telephone,’ says Spahr.
- Parents recorded redness, swelling and tenderness for three days following injection and returned the results by mail.
- The $100 fee would have to be paid in American dollars by mail with a check or money order, or with a credit card online.
- The experts received a draft of the survey questionnaire to critique and suggested changes either by mail or telephone.
- We sent all of the questionnaires by mail with a postage-paid return envelope.
- Test grades and certificates for accreditation were returned to us by mail.
- A hand delivered message was more likely to be read, or at least placed at the top of the pile, than a similar letter sent by mail.
- A cooperative's entire membership can function as a virtual nominating committee by soliciting nominations by mail, or via a newsletter.
- The patients were surveyed by mail or by follow-up telephone calls.
- If you can't pay a visit but want to try some artisan cheeses, the cheeseries will let you order products either by mail or on-line.
- Workers will vote by mail ballot some time next month.
- On completion, the surveys were immediately placed in sealed envelopes before being returned by mail to the first author.
- The Admiralty had arranged for the carriage of mails by Churchward, but the continuation of the agreement depended on the availability of a sum of £18,000.
- The print material is sent via first-class mail the same day the video is sent via third-class mail.
- Of these hotels, the best is the tiny Splendido Mare, which started life as a hostel in the early 1900s to look after travellers arriving by mail coach in urgent need of food and a bed for the night.
2(letters, parcels)correspondencia femininecorreo masculinehe deals with the mail — él se encarga de la correspondencia
- Maff advises drivers to provide an alternative delivery point, such as a post box, at the farm boundary or make alternative arrangements to collect mail from the post office.
- It is best to deposit outgoing mail at the post office rather than your mailbox.
- In front of our house is a seldom-used mailbox, because we receive our mail at a post office box in town.
- A few years later, mail vans were used to collect mail from post boxes and delivered to the stations.
- The new services, however, will not include travelling post offices to sort mail and are a fraction of the 60 nightly trains that ran two years ago.
- Further to this, should any person need to send any mail or small parcels quickly then there are alternative services which guarantee next day delivery for a reasonable cost.
- As there was a fear that letters may be intercepted, all mail was sent to her maid who did not live in the palace, before they were hand delivered to the Queen.
- They left no forwarding address with me and though the Post Office redirected their mail for a bit, this has now stopped.
- Many surveys have shown that most people actually like to receive direct mail.
- He could not compel any customer to accept a roadside letter box but anyone who didn't agree to the new arrangement would have to collect their mail from their nearest post office.
- If you're traveling during the holidays, arrange for someone to pick up your mail or have your mail held at the post office.
- It seems the company's decision to scrap the second post and deliver all mail in one round has crippled deliveries.
- "I opened my junk mail then came to the gas bill, " she said.
- The Royal Mail is currently in negotiations with other firms such as TPG and Deutsche Post to deliver their mail.
- We expect the majority of our retail outlets will be open as usual and we will be giving priority to delivering express post and mail to post office boxes.
- Canada Post still delivers unsolicited mail, but only those with the name and address of the occupant on them.
- Buckingham Palace revealed that the Queen now sends second class mail when correspondence is not urgent.
- On another day he also picked up some of our mail from the post office.
- It was the end of an era when Seamus Rogers despatched the last mail from the Post Office in Brize.
1to mail a letter — echar una carta al correo / al buzón
- to mail sth to sb — mandarle / enviarle algo por correo a algn
- Ask a 12-year-old when she last mailed a letter to Aunt Minnie and you're likely to get a blank stare.
- Josh is running at top speed to get to the post office in order to mail a letter for Kathy.
- Yeah, the postmark definitely can trace to the post office where they mailed the letter.
- The children continued to share stories about times when they mailed a letter with their parents, or when they actually went to the post office.
- Postal patrons also must complete customs forms and declarations pertaining to the contents of parcels being mailed.
- They make money not on stamps, but on the newspapers and candy bars that customers buy when they come in to mail a letter.
- Opportunity is a nice place to stop and stretch - a great name for a town and a great place to mail a letter or postcard.
- I don't know why people sell perfectly good stamps below face value when you can always use them to mail letters.
- The stamps can then be used as postage from any Netherland Antilles port or onboard ship to mail a letter anywhere in the world.
- Donors were supplied with polling information; we mailed certified letters and express mail packages as well as highly personal appeals from Jim and his family.
- As a first point of contact, the project director mailed a letter briefly describing the project to potential participants.
- The cost of mailing a letter will not change until 2006.
- Some of them will even write indignant ‘I'll never buy your product again’ letters and then, on their way home from mailing the letter, stop off and pick up the product.
- The next day, he had two errands to run - one was to the post office to mail Laurie's letter.
- School administrators mailed letters to all parents of seventh graders describing the project.
- They drove to the post office to mail the letter in case someone found it before it could be posted.
- She walked to the post office, where she bought a money order, and mailed the letter.
- After I had mailed the letter Shawn and I started to head back home.
- The completed ballot paper is then mailed back in a numbered envelope placed in another envelope.
- One can grab a bite at one of the many food outlets, shop for memories at souvenir stalls and mail a letter from the tiny post office.
1(armor)malla femininea coat of mail — una cota de malla
- At the head of the precision was a man clad entirely in gold plate mail with a crimson cape flung around his shoulders.
- Chain mail alternated with steel plates that had been bent around the knight seamlessly so as not to impede his movement.
- Each Corinthian soldier wore a simple coat of chain mail beneath a set of light plate mail, complete with a helm that was adorned with a small plume of pure white fur.
- They all wore the battle armour they brought with them; steel plate mail with high, circular collars and round shoulder pieces.
- The twenty-five or so remaining Crimson Knights donned their plate mail and readied their weapons.
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