In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(creator of rain)hacedor de lluvia masculinehacedora de lluvia feminine
- Desperate and near-starvation, the village elders grasp their final straw: they gather up the little wealth left in the village and, sight-unseen, hire a rainmaker.
- I suggest they position a Sioux rainmaker at every track to ensure a good downpour during the race.
- One of the central figures in Chewa myths is Mbona, a rainmaker among the Mang'anja of Southern Malawi.
- The rainmaker was paid $100 a day to create rain.
- The region was in the grip of a fearful drought and since news of my recent success as a rainmaker had reached them, they wanted me to go there and perform my magical rain dance.
- There's not all that much to love about rainy days unless you're a droughty farmer or rainmaker, but we're neither, yet we love rainy days and get lots of them.
- His skills as a rainmaker and the effectiveness of his amulets in protecting the emperors assured his livelihood in the capital.
2US informal(in business)triunfador masculinetriunfadora feminine
- Last year's boom has been reflected in the profitability reported by investment banks and the take-home pay of the corporate rainmakers.
- One is about a guy who had some spectacular successes and failures as a rainmaker.
- In a curious way, the firm's biggest rainmaker, is also emblematic of the company's biggest problem - its modest profitability.
- With the December total set to break the $200 billion barrier for the first time since the dotcom boom of the 1990s, it was no wonder City rainmakers were in buoyant mood.
- Rivals accuse him of being a better rainmaker than consultant.
- What Jerry wants to be is sort of a rainmaker for urban government.
- Not only does he still hold the controlling interest, he remains the chief rainmaker and therefore retains the eponymous firm name.
- He was both a powerbroker and a rainmaker - a highly lucrative combination.
- Everyone, from those in the file room to the top rainmaker, must know what your firm's goals are and know their role in the marketing process.
- Of course, not every company is rushing out to hire a bevy of rainmakers.
- He provided a dashing can-do military figure for the customers, a rainmaker who helped land the deals.
- Despite their claims to objectivity, analysts have repeatedly crossed the line to become rainmakers for their investment-banking colleagues, grandly enriching themselves along the way.
- He is happy to be the catalyst, the firestarter, the rainmaker, to agitate and organise, then retreat back to the kitchen, the office and the television studio.
- One thing's for sure: Rosen won't be trying to play the role of sole rainmaker.
- The reality, of course, is that once a designer opens an office and hires a staff, he's as much rainmaker as artist.
- Senior rainmakers with proven client relationships are getting $5 million to $6 million.
- He was the smooth-talking rainmaker who held myriad meetings with the top city officials and assembled a relentless sales force to snare millions in sponsorship dollars.
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