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(proposal)(of job, money) oferta feminine(of help, mediation) ofrecimiento masculinethe offer still stands — la oferta sigue en pie
- thank you for your kind offer — gracias por su amable ofrecimiento
- she refused his offer of a drink — rechazó la copa que le ofrecía
- they refused my offer of the car — no quisieron que les prestara el coche
- an offer of marriage — una proposición matrimonial / de matrimonio
- I've had the offer of a job in Rome — me han ofrecido un trabajo en Roma
- share offer — emisión de acciones / títulos
- the windows need cleaning: any offers? — hay que limpiar las ventanas: ¿quién se ofrece?
- to make sb an offer they can't refuse — hacerle una oferta muy tentadora a algn
- The selling agent is seeking offers in the region of £2.3 million for the entire portfolio.
- The current salary offers are among the lowest in the current wage round.
- He thought about it, but he wanted to go into geology and already had a job offer with oil firms.
- But such was my desire to make myself look more attractive I accepted her offer.
- The government must have been sorely tempted by offers of lavish U.S. aid.
- The defendants made one offer which was withdrawn.
- She believed the offer of a good job she had secured would be withdrawn in the subsequent economic downturn.
- How long would it be before both offers amounted to the same cumulative total?
- People have been sending me kind offers of help, but frankly I'm still overwhelmed.
- A simple apology and an offer of help for my son would have sufficed.
- At present this information is found out by would-be purchasers after their offer to buy a home has been accepted.
- The agent is seeking offers in the region of £960,000 for the properties.
- Boland's apology and offer of help were the only ones she had received.
- We should be telling them to do the job, with an offer of U.S. logistical help.
- You can make an offer to buy but the seller can accept or refuse the offer.
- No one is revealing the exact amount of the offers, but rumours suggest that they are around $500,000.
- In fact, the defendants never gave the plaintiff any written offer of employment.
- His offers of assistance have been generous and more than we could ever expect.
- Any offers of food, money, or dvds will be greatly appreciated.
- He declined an offer to rejoin the job and wear the alternative badge.
- A less attractive offer would likely be made this time around, they said.
- She is holding out accepting the job offer to see if she likes it.
- Many of the rest accepted the offer of amnesty offered to those who surrendered within twenty-four hours.
- The current offer would not see drivers lose any money despite the reduced hours.
- The apartment comes with designated parking and the agents are seeking offers in excess of €290,000.
- Imagine as well that he had been chosen for the job and had accepted the offer to be the candidate's running mate.
- And now they can't possibly refuse his immensely generous offer.
- Since being noticed on the show and receiving two Golden Globes he has received numerous lucrative job offers.
- There was no offer of employment at the end of the training period.
- The government has a reconciliation program that offers amnesty and jobs.
- Though several colas showed interest, the most attractive offer came from British Telecom.
1.2(bid)oferta feminineoffers around $80,000 considered — se considerarán ofertas de alrededor de 80.000 dólares
- $650 or nearest offer — 650 dólares negociables / a convenir
- go on, make me an offer — anda, ofréceme algo / hazme una oferta
2(bargain, reduced price)oferta feminineintroductory offer — oferta de lanzamiento
- Then the restaurant ran a series of special offers.
- Gibb was reduced to selling his designs through special offers in magazines.
- The figures were for regular shelf prices, with special offers excluded.
- This is why it's best to stick with student nights that have plenty of money saving offers.
- Increased competition between the three mobile operators has led to greater prices and special offers in recent years.
- So it's no surprise to see every major player in the market touting special offers.
- Special offers, year-end discounts and Christmas goodies tempt even the thriftiest customer.
- Price differences can also occur due to special offers or different launch schedules of new handsets.
- Slow summer bookings have prompted offers of 1970s prices for package holidays.
- He has also come up with a number of innovative price offers.
- Sales are slowing for notebooks, despite a frenzy of vendor price cuts, rebates, freebies and special offers.
- It will also be running special promotional offers, including free gifts along with the purchases at the showroom.
- The official deadline for fans to take advantage of the discount offer before prices are hiked up is Sunday.
- Special offers include three nights, dinner, bed and breakfast for 99 per person.
- But keep your eyes peeled for special offers throughout the year.
- You can either try to get a discount flight or you can view their special offers, either way you will end up with a good deal.
- A special introductory offer is available at the moment.
- Not everyone gets to see and buy a whole range of home appliances, all under one roof, with special offers and major discounts.
- Aer Lingus discount flight offers do not include taxes and charges.
- In fact, bargain fare offers are one of the few real plusses from rail privatisation.
3on offer, British
3.1(available)there's not much on offer at this year's fair — no hay mucho para comprar en la feria de este año
- there are several good jobs on offer in the paper — hay varias ofertas de empleo interesantes en el periódico
3.2(at reduced price)de ofertacoffee is on offer this week — el café está de / en oferta esta semana
1.1(proffer)ofrecershe offered them tea — les ofreció té
- may I offer you a drink? — ¿quisiera beber algo?
- I offered him my hand, but he refused it — le tendí la mano, pero la rechazó
- may I offer you some advice? — ¿puedo darle / ofrecerle un consejo?
- I offered it to several people — se lo ofrecí a varias personas
- she offered her resignation — puso su cargo a disposición del presidente (or de su jefe etc.)
- I was offered a good price for the painting — me ofrecieron un buen precio por el cuadro
- One of the most ambitious tuition assistance programs is offered by UPS, which offers part-time employees up to $3,000 a year toward college tuition and fees.
- The school has kindly offered us a temporary facility which the club is still using after five years.
- After hearing her voice, he immediately offered her the duet.
- Though Lance had often visited them, offering them jobs and new homes, they refused his presence.
- Employees have also rejected the severance payment offered by the new company to 1,000 workers who will be laid off.
- A kindly Asian woman offered me some toxic-looking chicken curry for half price as I wandered by.
- It just said I was being considered and would I accept it if they offered it me.
- They were both accepted by Cornell which offered them teaching assistantships.
- However, having no money, he steals a set of silverware from a kindly bishop who offers him hospitality.
- Anusila offered sweets to all present and Chatterjee couldn't resist his temptation to pick up a sandesh.
- Those with the most points are deemed most in need, and suitable properties that become available are offered to them.
- Sensing my fatigue, Harry kindly offered me his guest bedroom for a welcomed nap.
- When he dies, he is greeted by a voice that offers him rebirth in sundry universes.
- The boy-leader caught the urgency in his voice and offered me his hand, to help me down from the trailer.
- If she passed the interview, she was to be offered the first available position as a police officer.
- Darbar's boss, kindly offered us complimentary tea after our meal.
- The Castries Heritage Tour presented by Solar Tours offers visitors a chance to explore the city.
- He said he hoped the people to whom the appeal's cash was offered would accept hand-outs in the spirit in which they were meant.
- At present, most schools offer bursaries to children talented in music, sport or the arts.
- Villepin's plan also includes penalties for unemployed people who do not accept the jobs they are offered.
1.2(show willingness)to offer to + inf — ofrecerse a + inf
- he never offers to help — nunca se ofrece a ayudar
- she offered to pay for the damage — se ofreció a pagar los daños
- I could help you, she offered — —si quieres te ayudo —dijo ofreciéndose
- Barbara had some friends in construction and she offered to have them fix the damage, but the company said no.
- Charlie arched an inquisitive eyebrow at her new friend who had so kindly offered to drive her home.
- A fitness centre member who is a professional photographer has also kindly offered to take two portrait photos as raffle prizes.
- By the afternoon, she was too tired to walk on her own any longer and Yuuhi kindly offered to carry her on his back.
- The guy beside me very kindly offered to swap with me when this giant came and sat in front of me!
- They had kindly offered to pay for my driving lessons and my test.
- Two men driving a blue Transit van with ladders on its roof called to the home of the elderly couple offering to fix their guttering.
- He kindly offered to change a couple of the words from the original transcript for greater clarity.
- If they ever offered to fix my dripping kitchen tap, they'd be welcome.
- Why did Ernest offer to fix the plane free of charge after not receiving payment for the first job?
- In an instant, a towing company arrived and offered to fix the problem and pull the boat off the shoal.
- After demolishing theirs, it became apparent that ours was in a perilous condition and he very kindly offered to help remedy the situation.
- In July the company mailed recall letters offering to fix any defects for free.
- Even though he was in the middle of his A level revision he kindly offered to make the trip north to assist me.
- This act reminds me of a kindly uncle who offers to read the children a bedtime story, and chooses Dracula.
- After explaining her situation to this beautiful stranger he kindly offered to drive her back into town where she'd be able to get a new chain fitted.
- She showed a very interesting video on security and very kindly offered to help anyone with advice on security in the home.
- Lucia, the beauty therapist, told me to apply the different mud treatments by myself, although she kindly offered to do my back.
- He kindly offered to give them a lift to the harbour, although he was slightly displeased when he realised how much luggage there was going to be.
- He kindly offered to wait for me to finish my act and give me a lift.
2(put forward)(idea/solution) proponer(idea/solution) sugerir(excuse/alibi) presentarif I may offer an opinion, … — si se me permite ofrecer / expresar una opinión …
- he never even offered any suggestions — ni siquiera hizo ninguna sugerencia
3(provide)(reward) ofrecer(opportunity) brindar(opportunity) ofrecerwe offer a wide range of models — ofrecemos una amplia gama de modelos
- candidates must offer at least two years' experience/two languages — los candidatos deben poseer dos años de experiencia/hablar dos idiomas como mínimo
- to have sth to offer — tener algo que ofrecer
- Web based learning offers huge opportunities for learning and access to a vast amount of knowledge and information.
- The economic slow down actually offers an opportunity to re-assess and reformulate the structure of mass transit investment.
- Digitization offered new opportunities to providing access to these collections.
- He said it was an attractive site because it offered easy access to the motorway network, and there was also the potential to gain European funding.
- Tourism in particular offers huge opportunities in the short-term.
- The site offers easy access to over 6000 holiday homes of all shapes, sizes and prices worldwide.
- The work itself is expected to be routine, not offering much opportunity for career growth.
- Shopping online is great for accessing a global marketplace and offers the opportunity of sourcing bargains.
- It may allow you to develop a particular skill that offers unlimited opportunity.
- It offers easy access via various land and air routes.
- The club offers access to the two darkrooms on campus and provides material for film developing and printing.
- Books, and now the Net, offer easy access to a goldmine of information.
- The corporate voice portal market offers real opportunity to service providers.
- It is a highly rewarding career, offering unlimited opportunities but requires a high degree of commitment, dedication and hard work.
- No other nation in the world offers such easy access to its complete academic research output in digital form, the researchers claim.
- This offers an opportunity to provide a good range of child care and gives the wider community a range of other services.
- The open global economy offers opportunity, creativity and wealth.
- Other new markets, particularly India, are offering excellent opportunities for the mutual firm.
- We will also be offering opportunities for further career training for some of the young people.
- It also offered easy access to Macedonian lands, which were not part of the new Bulgarian state.
4(give, show)(resistance) ofrecer(resistance) oponerto offer battle — presentar batalla
- The Iraqi army disintegrated before the onslaught, offering only token resistance.
- Bash cursed in pain but didn't offer any more resistance as Speedy led him the rest of the way downstairs to the entrance.
- Clydebank are doomed, but they clearly do not intend to lie down and accept their fate without offering some resistance.
- What resistance, you will be wondering, was offered by the native population of our islands?
- This revealed that the Americans had greatly overestimated the Iraqi army, which virtually disintegrated, offering only token resistance.
- Croatia had offered spirited resistance then but not much going forward.
- Iraqi tanks came under withering fire, and Iraqi troops once again offered little resistance.
- The enormous fish, which measured nearly 2m in length, strangely offered little resistance and was hauled up to the boat.
- Anyone who offered any resistance was brutally dealt with, and his son would soon show the same ruthlessness.
- Martinique offered only token resistance when attacked in 1762.
- He would still attack Bradford, but would now only seek to slaughter those who offered real armed resistance.
- Rosenborg should, on the face of it, offer little resistance to Madrid's progress to the quarter-finals.
- What resistance can be offered to tyranny where each individual is weak…?
- I didn't offer up much resistance, and sat down on a bench opposite a bunch of tulips.
- In the gorge the remnants of the Taliban lines offered little resistance.
- And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a sacrifice in place of his son.
- Furthermore, the patients were unaware that prayers were being offered on their behalf.
- If our prayer is offered up in full faith, we are assured, that it will be efficacious.
- On the next day when he offered the prayer they all offered it up with him and it was again talked about on the following morning.
- In order to calm a sea monster that hid on the bottom of the sea, a girl was offered up as a sacrifice each year.
- There have been so many prayers and messages offered on my behalf.
- He said there was a feeling that fishing in the region had been offered up as a sacrificial lamb.
- When faced with an uncomfortable situation and/or feeling, I can make a sacrifice of that situation or feeling, to offer it up to my Gods, in order to make it bearable.
- If you don't want to lose something unexpectedly, offer something up to begin with.
- Everyone has his or her sacred cow; the test of clear thinking is the ability to offer it up for sacrifice when a larger principle is at stake.
1(present itself)(opportunity) presentarse
2(show willingness)ofrecerseI didn't ask him and he never offered — no se lo pedí y él tampoco se ofreció
3archaic(make offer of marriage)to offer to sb — proponerle matrimonio a algn
- James, refusing the advice of his senior staff to withdraw to the Shannon, offered William battle.
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