In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Nauticalbalsa femininealmadía feminine
2(anchored off beach)plataforma feminine
1ir en balsa
1informal(large amount)montón masculine informalpila feminine Latin America informalrafts of trouble — pilas de problemas
- If I'm trying to find information on something, search engines very often fail me, throwing up rafts of irrelevant results.
- The Tory leader hopes to see off his critics by unveiling a raft of policies this week on pensions, health, education and policing.
- More than 50 employers take part in the Sharrow project which uses a raft of display boards in shops and libraries to advertise details of job opportunities.
- Did you know that the Government has huge rafts of consumer-related data, regarding which car you're most likely to die in if there's an accident?
- The team has worked hard with police to secure a raft of anti-social behaviour orders in the last year.
- So, without creating those ‘huge rafts of social housing’, what can be done in York to address the needs of people who can't afford the spiralling cost of buying a new home?
- No budget since 1997 has been passed without a raft of measures to boost productivity and new business formation.
- The era of the big wine sale with rafts of good wines at jaw-dropping prices is not over, despite more astute wine buying and greater awareness of what Britain's wine drinkers want.
- Since the research began Sheffield city centre has been transformed with a raft of new clubs and shops opening.
- Negotiating even modest revisions of existing agreements can sometimes take years, and getting a raft of new ones arranged in short order will be difficult.
- The financial plight of the company means it is insolvent and has been losing rafts of money.
- Introduced under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 2001, the tickets cover a raft of minor public order and anti-social behaviour offences.
- Therefore, if unrestricted competition forced price to equal marginal cost in core industries, it would eventually lead to a raft of bankruptcies.
- The new laws will subject them to a raft of compulsory orders which will exacerbate rather than resolve the causes of their resentment and hostility.
- Despite government efforts, special inquiries, a Royal Commission, and rafts of good intentions, the problem of long term care for elderly people remains.
- A raft of specialist hardware ranging from dedicated net phones to bluetooth enabled headsets are appearing on the market.
- The problem has been largely overlooked by employers as they struggle to cope with the continuing raft of legislation and changes which affect them on an almost daily basis.
- The commission has already called for a raft of new ways of checking ballots, including the collection of signatures and dates of birth at registration for postal voting.
- The response was spectacular: a raft of letters saying I was quite right, it was time someone got up to say so, etc etc.
- So you cut out whole rafts of people, scenes, and events.
- Within minutes, they had the raft inflated and on the water.
- He also knew that it was impossible to lower lifeboats and rafts to save the crew and the vessel's passengers.
- I made the mistake of thinking that they had given up and commandeered my favorite inflatable raft to float me around the pool.
- A dozen tourists wander through the colony, having arrived by Zodiac rubber raft from their cruise ship.
- They were taking down our coordinates every 15 minutes in case we got washed under and had to take the rubber raft and jump into our survival suits.
- As a result, he came upon and rescued four people in an emergency raft.
- He grabbed his own bag and the first aid kit, throwing them onto the newly inflated raft before jumping from the plane just before the door became fully immersed.
- Maybe the excitement encouraged us to take another brave step - riding on a long, light rubber raft being towed behind one of the power boats.
- It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated.
- Orr takes me on a terrifying spin in a blow-up raft down the Lagan.
- They worked together to help survivors jump from the ship into the raft.
- I've been on Coast Guard vessels and they can move rafts on and off boats pretty quickly, on and off ships.
- The people had been inside or were clinging to the side of a rubber raft for between six and eight hours before they were rescued.
- The captain and his crew were left drifting aimlessly on the tiny raft after their boat, the Gullborg, exploded south of Shetland almost 32 years ago.
- Although the company reports that a handful of rafts self-inflated, the company says they've identified only one ‘suspected gas depletion.’
- But there were those who faced a more protracted end: numbed into insensibility after days of clinging to a raft or boat in the stormy north Atlantic.
- This is the perfect place to use that inflatable raft that's been stashed in the garage.
- He and pilot Russell Phillips managed to survive 47 days on a rubber raft with no provisions amidst menacing swarms of sharks.
- ‘Adak found four crewmen from the tug in a rubber raft,’ the captain told Navy News.
- We dropped more flares to vector the tugboat to the raft.
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