In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(precedence)prioridad feminineprioritariothe problems were dealt with in order of priority — los problemas se trataron por orden de prioridad
- to give priority to sth — priorizar algo
- they have given priority to reducing inflation — le han dado prioridad a la reducción de la inflación
- this matter should be given top priority — esta cuestión debería tener prioridad absoluta
- to have/take priority (over sth) — tener prioridad (sobre algo)
- priority item — asunto prioritario
- priority treatment — tratamiento prioritario
- The priority must be the care and safety of mums-to-be, their babies and their families.
- Experiments also must be second in priority to the accumulation of points.
- The biggest group in priority need were people with children, while those not in priority need were single men.
- Giving loans from banks for agriculture purposes must be made easier and given priority.
- The well-being and saving the lives of the old folk must have priority if this deal has any validity.
- The priority given to low costs contributes to a consensus that service improvements are unlikely.
- A degree of priority must logically be given to the funding of their primary home.
- As a newspaperman, there are some stories you hold onto and some you assign priority status.
- Mkhonta says cutting the number of pedestrian accidents must be given higher priority.
- European Community law is potentially more powerful, since it takes priority over domestic law.
- Track events take priority over field events but all athletes must report to the field event official at the time stated.
- He set off the next day knowing that finding food must be his first priority, but his next meal was to come from an unexpected source.
- We do develop the local into good quality players but there comes a time when work takes priority over the game.
- The highest priority must go to measures that reduce the risk of immediate further attacks.
- Currently not many are considered to be in priority need by local authorities.
- Our priority must be to provide proper mental health services and support for this young age group.
- Clients can arrange a simple budget account through the centre to help them pay their priority debts.
- Financing the country's energy is an absolute necessity and takes priority over all things.
- These would be given priority treatment and less severe cases would be put on a waiting list.
- In such cases the need to protect the public takes priority over the principle of proportionality.
2(important matter, aim)tax reform is (a) top priority — la reforma impositiva tiene prioridad absoluta
- my first/number one priority is … — para mí lo primero / lo más importante es …
- that is important, but it's not my priority — eso es importante, pero para mí no es lo primero
- you have to get your priorities right / sort out your priorities — tienes que saber decidir qué es lo más importante
3British(in traffic)preferencia feminine
- The following two sections deal with bus lanes and traffic signal priority respectively.
- Cycle lanes and pedestrian access points will be given greater priority.
- Zurich's trams also have priority over all forms of traffic at any time, even over pedestrians at crossings.
- Controversial plans to move queuing traffic and to give buses priority on a York road are being reconsidered.
- The city should give pedestrians and cyclists equal top priority, before motors and plan for this.
- This analysis has presented instances for which active bus priority may be justified.
- It's actually possible to build traffic lights which give buses priority.
- Do taxis in Skipton have priority over all traffic?
- Give the bus priority over other traffic by fitting a musical klaxon, like the emergency services.
- The new traffic lights are intended to give priority to buses coming from Wroughton park and ride.
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