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(possibility)posibilidad feminineis there any prospect that you'll finish this afternoon? — ¿hay alguna posibilidad de que termines esta tarde?
- prospect of sth — posibilidades de algo
- there is little prospect of promotion — hay pocas posibilidades de ascenso
- there isn't much prospect of my getting the job — no tengo / no hay muchas posibilidades de que me den el trabajo
- What is most worrying for many potential buyers is the prospect of taking on a massive mortgage and becoming trapped by a mountain of debt should anything go wrong.
- The prospect of a park road sparked alarm when town redevelopment plans were unveiled last October.
- Maybe the prospect of the landscape turning into a tourist facility will force a political change in the end.
- Faced with the prospects of losing customers, they will have to provide quality and low-cost power to survive.
- Not since the Civil War has this nation faced the prospect of seeing its cities and countryside turned into war zones.
- The company is exploring the prospect of making machine-made pots to meet the demand.
- The very fact that information will be collected focuses the mind, but the additional prospect of publication undoubtedly stimulates better performance.
- It is not a prospect which he anticipates with much enthusiasm.
- Sadly, the reverse prospect is more likely: that the cuts will remove better teachers from the system and leave it predominantly populated by the ineffective ones.
- Such is the scepticism with which many view the prospect.
- That is how Mr Smith himself put it, although I do not doubt that he did his best to form a view as to the prospects of success in the action.
- It painted a rather gloomy view of the employment prospects of current final-year students.
- Other workers will view the prospect with horror.
- More than 100 residents evacuated from Edinburgh's Old Town area faced the prospect of spending a second night in emergency accommodation.
- For potential investors, the prospect of enjoying cheap beer is far more appealing.
- This time last year investors were happy to lay down a big deposit for the prospect of growth years down the track.
- From the point of view of the countryside and farming the prospect was difficult to assess.
- It was thought that large, centralised institutions were needed to stand between the public and the prospect of market failure.
- Of course there are moments where you are lulled temporarily into a false sensation of hope at the prospect of viewing a quality film.
- And as the chuckles subsided, they pondered over the prospect of their city yielding to the concrete bustle and losing its green sheen.
1.2(situation envisaged)perspectiva femininepanorama masculineit isn't an encouraging prospect — no es una perspectiva alentadora / un panorama alentador
- the prospect of having to start again — la perspectiva de tener que volver a empezar
- For a quiet, level-headed lad, who is usually so composed and unflappable on the pitch, the prospect is one that exhilarates.
- But as the boy reached the age of maturity and the boyhood locks were shorn from his head, she balked at the prospect of yielding the throne to this half-royal heir.
- Every year we respond to numerous phone calls from residents disturbed at the prospect of more loss of koala habitat in their neighbourhood.
- It dreads the prospect of a future where more and more wagering ends up with non-fee paying operators ‘leeching’ off racing.
- Are they less happy with the prospect of a future in an affluent and peaceful place, like France, than they are in the United Kingdom?
- The prospect of playing county finals yet again in the month of November, and perhaps even in December, seems to be staring us starkly in the face yet again this year.
- Suddenly however, you are faced with the prospect of a new future.
- And the deal seemed to give the firm a reasonable prospect of future commercial success.
- Escalating fuel surcharges on airline tickets have added to the uncertainty, raising the prospect of future rises in fares.
- No-one, as the clubs' campaign managers are doubtless aware, wants to be accused of disloyalty at a time when the prospect of a stable future and a better team is dangled before them.
- Information technology is currently doing much to change our perceptions, and space technology holds out a prospect of infinite exploration.
- It was quite exceptional because it was the first time a technology company was able to go public so early with only the prospect of future profits.
- More care taken might have procured me his sole company, but as it was I had to settle for sharing the evening with his date - a prospect I viewed with distinctly mixed feelings.
- A terrifying and very likely true prospect had fallen upon him.
- But the reality is that women face a multitude of problems when deciding if and when to have a family, despite the prospect of a childless future glaring at them from newspaper headlines.
- To look at, the prospect is disturbing yet most intriguing.
- For example, it would clearly be unsatisfactory if the prospect of some future challenge caused public development schemes to be suspended or delayed on a prolonged basis.
- Neither of them are out yet, but I'm both excited and slightly disturbed by the prospect of their arrival.
- It was, though, only when our tutor allowed himself a little self-satisfied smile at the prospect of the future triumph of behaviourism that he felt sufficiently moved to speak.
- He said this with no indication of outrage or regret; he didn't rail against the prospect of a posthuman future; he expressed no aversion to life as a pet.
1.3(chances)perspectivasemployment/promotion prospects — perspectivas de empleo/de ascenso
- a young executive with prospects — un joven ejecutivo con perspectivas de futuro / con porvenir
- what are the prospects of it being finished on time? — ¿qué perspectivas hay de que se acabe a tiempo?
- What both discourses have in common is a mechanical view of our economic prospects.
- The two have duelled for domination in central Europe, seeking to capitalise on strong growth prospects and European Union entry from next year.
- Like a venture-capital firm, it sizes up a client's prospects diligently before providing help.
- That paragraph has all the hallmarks of the lawyer's craft in playing a card which he or she conceives to strengthen the client's prospects of winning the game.
- By aligning the owners' aspirations with those of their emerging management team, the prospects of future success are greatly increased.
- The finality of death of a young man with glowing prospects for success is a shattering blow indeed.
- And she knows the film's box-office prospects are likely to be modest by Hollywood standards.
- Food-for-work schemes have helped some communities to begin the recovery, while the introduction of soil conservation techniques has improved farming prospects in the region.
- On this basis, the prospects of the applicant succeeding in the challenge to his conviction appear to us be very slim.
- If the latter is true, there is a chance that new management or new business conditions will prompt a turnaround in prospects and give strong positive returns.
- Are you prepared to take a view of the prospects of a business?
- The last few days showed that the national capital market has good prospects.
- In many cases, an alternative to a representational model will offer the best prospects for success.
- They decided to call in an independent expert to investigate the prospects of the deposit.
- We will point to the properties on offer, assess the long-term prospects and highlight potential pitfalls.
- With poor mineral resources, its prospects as an independent, viable country were secured by the invention of refrigeration.
- The differences are obtained concerning the traits more indirectly related to material prospects of a potential mate, and to his readiness to share resources as well.
- As academics, doctors, engineers, and small business owners, they had stronger financial prospects in their adopted country.
- The current mix of economic and political upheaval has had a profound and disturbing impact on future prospects in the region.
- Their economic importance is also moderate, but given their population sizes and growth prospects, the economic potential of the applicants is substantial.
2.1(person)he's a good prospect for the first race — tiene muchas probabilidades de ganar la primera carrera
- he's not a promising prospect as a writer — como escritor no es muy prometedor / no promete mucho
2.2(potential customer)posible cliente masculineposible clienta femininecandidato masculinecandidata feminine
- Our training assists professionals in recognizing what their prospects and clients consider to be rude.
- When your firm earns a spot in a specific or general top 100 list, promote the fact to all of the media and more importantly to your customers / prospects.
- We use technologies to slice up insurance industry data and deliver it in interactive graphical format to clients and prospects.
- Another excellent technique is listening to senior sales staff speak to prospects and clients.
- ‘As such, make sure that you collect e-mail addresses from your clients and your prospects,’ she advises.
- This will allow you to focus on hot prospects while testing your marketing message.
- The idea would be that a company links to its customers and potential prospects.
- More than 30 representatives participated in joint calls with prospects and existing clients.
- Let someone use your office for meeting a client or a prospect.
- The two largest potential groups of likely prospects for the certificate program include law enforcement officers and nurses.
- Proper attention to detail increases your chances of leaving a wonderful impression that turns prospects into customers and keeps them coming back for more.
- Your main objective in following up with a phone call or visit is to get clients and prospects to talk.
- The goal here is to work with customers and prospects in a way that demonstrates you are integrating and presenting information in their best interests.
- Rivals ranks all levels of prospects by state, position and region and keeps track of commitments received by each school.
- Insight on all of these issues and more can demonstrate to clients and prospects how your agency brain ticks.
- Clients want to show off their logo to customers and prospects to remind them of the quality and care the company brings to the business.
- Around the time, many small business prospects, customers and clients will dwell on cost.
- And then there are other people who are good presenters and communicators with clients and prospects.
- The shows are very festive with invitations going out to clients and prospects all over Japan.
- And, of course, there is the benefit of having a high volume of customers year round, with the potential of a lot of the hangers reaching potential prospects.
3formal(view)panorama masculinevista feminineperspectiva feminine
lugar donde se espera encontrar algún mineral
1buscarwe're prospecting for gold — estamos prospectando el terreno en busca de oro
1(area/river) prospectar(river/area) explorar(area/river) catear South America
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