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(speed) velocidad(rhythm) ritmo masculinerate of flow — ritmo de flujo masculine
- rate of climb — velocidad de ascensión / de subida
- their vocabulary increases at a rate of five words a day — su vocabulario aumenta a razón de cinco palabras por día
- I'm reading at a rate of 100 pages a day — estoy leyendo a un ritmo de 100 páginas por día
- the runners set off at a tremendous rate — los corredores salieron a una velocidad vertiginosa
- at this rate or at the rate we're going, it'll take weeks — a este paso / al ritmo que vamos, nos va a llevar semanas
- To calculate your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220.
- It measures the rate at which small disturbances explode exponentially in time.
- The gates take a relatively long time to close, so if the person before you moves at a normal rate, you should be able to go in with him/her.
- The speed of silicon-based processors is limited by the rate at which electrons move round circuits.
- It is harder to attack a convoy, however, if it is moving at a high rate of speed.
- Near the sun you would increase speed at the rate of 600 mph each second, but you would feel no force acting upon you.
- He added that the streets were not packed with people and the march did not move at a constant rate.
- But we are really moving at an incredible rate to get medicines to the hospitals.
- Furthermore, the epicycle does not move at a uniform rate with respect to the centre of the deferent or the Earth.
- Oh who am I kidding, the thought of riding wasn't the only thing that was causing my heart rate to speed up.
- Flooding significantly enhanced the rate of photosynthesis at all light levels in both populations.
- One of the principal parameters is the clock speed, the processing rate of the main processor.
- But police say it was traveling at a high rate of speed when the accident happened.
- Time is what measures the rate at which everything else changes.
- Everyone has at some point noticed how people talk at drastically varying rates of speed.
- As the officer was about to go after the cars, three more vehicles rounded the curve at a similar rate of speed.
- But their career may not move at the same rate or in the same direction as they first intended.
- As I headed back to my car, a white van passed me at an extraordinary rate of speed.
- They try to judge their speed with its rate of descent, and mistakes happen.
- Because of the moderate rate of speed, the bicyclist also wants and needs many miles of trails.
1.2(level, ratio)birth rate — índice de natalidad masculine
- suicide rate — porcentaje de suicidios
- literacy rate — nivel de alfabetización
- rate of inflation — tasa de inflación
- rate of interest — tipo de interés
- rate of exchange — tipo de cambio
- our campaign has had a high rate of success — nuestra campaña ha tenido mucho éxito
- the drop-out rate in schools — la tasa de deserción escolar
- the failure rate in this exam is too high — hay un porcentaje demasiado alto de suspensos en este examen
1.3(price, charge)postal rates — tarifas postales feminine
- peak/standard rate — tarifa alta/normal
- [ S ]private tuition, reasonable rates — clases particulares, precios módicos
- the work is paid at a rate of $20 per hour — el trabajo se paga a (razón de) 20 dólares por hora
- it is paid at an hourly rate of … — la hora se paga a …
2(formerly in UK: local tax)contribución femininecontribución municipal femininecontribución inmobiliaria femininewater rates — cuota que se paga por el servicio de agua corriente
- Local government did tax directly; its revenue came from rates collected on land.
- Local government gained its revenue from rates, a tax on land.
- We council tax payers pay rates to Central Government, which later gives money to the council to pay for such expenses.
- Businesses often question what they get in return for paying local authority rates.
- Remember, it is our money, directly as taxes and rates or indirectly as rent, that pays for council services.
1.1(rank, consider)I rate her work very highly — tengo una excelente opinión de su trabajo
- how would you rate the book? — ¿qué opinión te merece el libro?
- to rate sb/sth as sth
- I rate her as the best woman tennis player — yo la considero la mejor tenista
- how do you rate the film on a scale of 1 to 10? — ¿qué puntaje le darías a la película en una escala del 1 al 10?
- rated speed — velocidad nominal
- rated power — potencia nominal
1.2British informal (consider good)I don't rate her chances — no creo que tenga muchas posibilidades
2(deserve)merecerI don't think this essay rates an A — no creo que este trabajo merezca una A
- his death rated barely a line in the paper — el periódico apenas dedicó una línea a la noticia de su muerte
- it didn't rate a mention — no les pareció digno de mención
- He barely rates a mention, naturally, and when he is mentioned he is sneered at.
- Nine's ratings problems and management changes barely rated a mention around the market.
- By the benchmark of the Rwandan civil war, it would barely rate a mention.
1(be classed)to rate as sth — estar considerado como algo
- he rates as one of the world's top swimmers — está considerado como uno de los mejores nadadores del mundo
- Elvis Presley came second, and Unchained Melody, by various artists, also rated highly.
- Mr Ahern said that Lissadell House is considered of national importance and is so rated in the national inventory of architectural heritage.
- How the schools rated was a key consideration for Greg Turner when he began his full-time MBA at Manchester Business School last year.
- Environmental quality rated considerably ahead of CEO preference - frequently alluded to as a key location factor for high tech companies.
- So how do election counts rate in terms of viewer involvement?
- A vegetable doesn't have to be high on all counts to be worth growing, especially if it rates better than the cultivar you have been putting in for years.
- Younis Khan, another young talent rated very highly in his country did his bit at one end.
- Neither of us seems to be very sure just how safe blogs are as statements of personal opinion, whether they rate as a public diary or as a written statement of fact.
2(measure up)to rate with sb
- Florida doesn't rate with me — para mí Florida no vale gran cosa
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