In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Politicsto be in (the) public service — ser funcionario (del Estado)
- Unless we start doing what we can to back them, the public service will be beyond repair.
- The public service needs to be able to express its view without fear or favour.
- Could they be brought to account to the people if they mislead our public service?
- Are we entering the post corporate age of the public service that we saw so much of in the 90s?
- It all sounds to me like a neat way of ensuring that the public service is stacked with people from the left.
2.1(communal provision)servicio público masculinecuts in public services — recortes en los servicios públicos masculine
- before noun public service announcement / message — anuncio de interés público
- public service broadcasting — servicio público de radiodifusión/televisión
- public service corporation — empresa de servicios públicos
- public service vehicle — vehículo de transporte público
2.2(serving the community)a lifetime of selfless public service — una vida de total entrega al servicio de la comunidad
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