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(excellence)mérito masculinea man of merit — un hombre de mérito
- a work of artistic merit — una obra de mérito artístico
- he was chosen purely on merit — lo eligieron exclusivamente por sus méritos
- before noun merit system — sistema de ascensos por méritos
- I wouldn't support any system that wasn't based purely on merit.
- All of this clearly has the appearance of rewards based on political favoritism, rather than rewards based on merit.
- The selectors deserve credit for picking fourteen players on merit.
- In its structure the ruling elite reflected a world of order and hierarchy in which promotion and status were rewarded on merit.
- England's top sides are where they are on merit.
- A fair process for appointing candidates on merit must be at the heart of the new system, based on advice from the Equal Opportunities Commission.
- Prospective trust board members will be selected on merit related to the skills they possess and the skills necessary to manage this reserve.
- It makes no sense in a world that bases reward on merit alone, but our God operates on a different level.
- He knows progress in Europe will put a greater strain on his squad than ever before but he believes he has the foundations and the confidence of knowing they are there on merit.
- I worked hard on my college resume so I could get in based on merit.
- Trouble is, we couldn't think of many other people who deserved awards on merit.
- Further, since he owed nothing and gave an infinite gift, he acquired merit and deserves a reward.
- It is hard to believe that all had shown equivalent levels of merit to deserve such elevation.
- For me, he is a good player and deserves the European player of the year on merit.
- Civil servants should be recruited on merit alone.
- A direct result of this tragedy was the Pendleton Act in 1883, which sought to make entry into the service dependent on merit rather than on reward.
- Some senior judges fear that an emphasis on appointing more women and ethnic minority judges would mean that appointments would no longer be based solely on merit.
- In turn she sues the government for a position she deserved on merit.
- Thus, the fight to improve lousy schools so that poor, bright children stand a better chance of getting to good universities on merit is utterly undermined.
- A place where the system works in your favour and, by excluding others, creates for you a place where your work will be judged on merit alone.
1.2(praiseworthy quality)the plan was accepted on its financial merits — se aceptó el plan por sus ventajas económicas
- each option has its merits and its demerits — todas las opciones tienen sus ventajas y desventajas / sus pros y sus contras
- there is no / isn't any merit in prolonging the dispute — no tiene ningún sentido prolongar el conflicto
2Britishschool Universitymención especial feminineto pass with merit — aprobar con mención especial
- University admissions requirements will vary from institution to institution, but are likely to expect either a merit or a distinction grade.
- Technical merit scores dipped as low as 5.2 to reflect the lack of jump content.
- I am pretty confident that I have passed all my assignments with high enough marks to proceed to the dissertation, with a few recent assignments scoring merits or distinctions.
- In October 2004, Dennis sat for his final examination in grade 12 and passed with a full certificate having got credits and merits in all the seven subjects.
- The standard was extremely high with many students achieving distinctions and merits and all were congratulated on the excellence of their achievements.
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