In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pound)libra femininethree quid each — tres libras cada uno
- to be quids in — sacar ganancia
- However, the owner refused to pay me more than two quid an hour, and even I had standards.
- The brushes I'd found were a cheap, bargain lot I picked up in Swansea for a couple of quid some time last year.
- I for one would be prepared to pay up to a quid and not a penny more.
- For a modest two quid you get a glass of wine or a soft drink too.
- Many banks will let you open a high-interest savings account with just a quid.
- You pay forty quid a month to watch advertising you also pay for.
- Save yourself a couple of quid a week by reading them online instead.
- Is there anybody out there who still fancies putting a quid on a horse this morning?
- I was twenty four at the time, and I hadn't yet paid back a single penny of the three thousand quid he lent me to buy my first car.
- If you've ever wondered why a small tub of hummus costs around a quid you should try making it yourself.
- If you drop a pound into the collecting box of a registered charity, that's all it gets - one shiny quid.
- Its spending power may have decreased, but you can still pick up bargains for a quid.
- I said that a customer is somebody who pays for goods or services, and if he wanted any more input from me it would cost him five quid a word.
- Watch this space to see how the three hundred and fifty pound camera compares with the thirty quid webcam.
- He was fined seventy quid and given fifty pounds costs against him.
- But small amounts - a couple of quid here, a few pence there - can add up quite quickly.
- The lodger has moved out, leaving me three hundred quid a month short.
- Well done everyone, it was the best five quid I have spent in a long time.
- It cost me fifty quid, or about seventy-five US dollars and I was happy to pay it.
1(lump)he was chewing on a quid of tobacco — estaba mascando tabaco
- quids of tobacco — tabaco de mascar
- Almost all habitual chewers use tobacco with or without the betel quid.
- Aagaard recorded that some of the crewmen traded fossils for tobacco, quoting them as saying, ‘What were fossils good for when you had Navy cut and juicy quids?’
- I rehydrated the dried leaves and rolled up three quids.
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