In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mend)(machinery/roof/clock) arreglar(roof/machinery/clock) reparar(shoes/clothes) arreglar
1arreglo masculinereparación femininethey do bicycle/watch/shoe repairs — arreglan bicicletas/relojes/zapatos
- dental repairs — arreglos de prótesis dentales
- repairs while you wait — reparaciones al minuto
- the museum is closed for repairs — el museo está cerrado por obras
- my watch is in for repair — me están arreglando el reloj
- the engine/wall is damaged beyond repair — el motor/la pared no tiene arreglo
- in a good/bad state of repair, in good/bad repair — en buen/mal estado
- before noun a repair job — una reparación
- a bicycle repair shop — un taller de reparación de bicicletas
- Robert Lowell's famous poem ‘Mending Wall ‘evokes the quotidian pleasure of repairing a wall.’
- Founded in 2000, the company, based in South Bend, Ind., specializes in making, servicing, and repairing industrial magnets and electric motors of all sizes.
- Other points to consider are whether the book been repaired, restored or rebacked.
- Not only has the artist supplied the missing left hand, but he has also repaired the worn places on the other thumb and the forward heel.
- His union also agreed to let the airline outsource more jobs, and Miah is worried that his post - he's one of 10 who repair ovens for onboard food service - could be among them.
- Readers have told of cases where they paid a mechanic up to €100 to service a car and repair any problems before it underwent its test.
- The most basic one is selling services to other players, such as repairing their ships or storing items for them.
- On arrival in a village he would ingratiate himself with the locals to find out if anyone owned a violin, or he might visit monasteries and other likely prospects, offering to repair their instruments.
- The fireplaces and windows were restored, wood floors repaired or replaced, and new copper flashing installed on the original slate roof.
- Companies try to protect their margins by selling additional services which consumers do not necessarily need, such as selling an insurance policy to cover the cost of repairing a faulty item.
- Led by the local district council and part-funded by the Energy Saving Trust, the 10 mill owners are installing new turbines, restoring blocked leats and repairing sluice gates.
- Local prosperity has allowed the old texture of Dujiangyan to be restored and repaired, and one of the new interventions is an urban park which, appropriately, celebrates water.
- These early measures appear to have been ineffective, although following the reissue of the ruling in 1444, over two hundred properties pinpointed for restoration were repaired.
- Cast iron can also be repaired, though it is difficult to mend a break with any strength.
- In the next story, an elderly woman repairs a toy robot collection in the hopes of connecting with her comatose son.
- The restoration team has repaired over 80 percent of the roofs since the cease-fire in 1992.
- Back in South Africa, Van der Merwe insisted Delta replace the vehicle or repair the damage.
- Its side elevations were retained and repaired, but all floors and cross walls were removed, though the roof and its steel trusses was repaired and restored.
- There should be hardline regulations for all tradesmen, whether repairing cars, building houses, plumbing or whatever.
- The restoration project involved repairing the roof, columns, and finishes; conservation of the art murals; and improving accessibility.
- Fiorina's solid fourth quarter certainly helped the process of repairing relations with investors.
- ‘I hope relations between our two countries will be repaired as soon as possible and that our two cities will have a chance to discuss exchanges,’ he added.
- Identity Protection Service, which gives advice on the prevention and detection of identify theft, together with help to resolve the problem and repair the credit status of victims.
- The legacy of broken economic and financial relations can take many years to repair and re-establish.
- They spent a long time repairing relations with Saudi Arabia and wouldn't therefore be involved, it seems to me, in an operation of bombings in Saudi Arabia.
- A change in the papacy following the death of Pope John Paul II is unlikely to repair the strained relations between the Vatican and China in the near future, Catholic academics said Friday.
- Ford and his new executive team have already begun the healing process through a back-to-basics strategy which includes repairing relations with dealers and smoothing feathers ruffled by Nasser.
- In part, these films are the result of an effort by the French liberal intelligentsia to repair the rift with organized labor that occurred in the aftermath of the failure of 1968.
- While Paris and Berlin are eager to repair frayed transatlantic relations, the Europeans do not want to be dictated to by Washington.
- The deal helped Sotheby's repair its balance sheet, which had been dented badly by the fines and settlements after its price-fixing case.
- Birthday celebrations are useful opportunities to repair these kind of gaps, to explore neglected corners, or even to reconsider the familiar.
- September 11 traumatized our collective consciousness, and repairing the city is a way of healing ourselves.
- So far, Bill Ford has put his name to good use by repairing relations with employees and dealers.
- Although the government says it won't bail out the company, it has done precious little to repair the situation apart from sacking Subramanyam.
- How easily and quickly can the system be repaired?
- What I have discovered is that the only way to listen to it is at concert hall volume - (I'll repair relations with my neighbours later).
- The good will of people from everywhere sustains us as we rebuild our City and repair our spirits.
- This is a sign that improving financial conditions are helping corporations to repair their balance sheets.
- Since so many of his songs are about repairing broken relationships and settling down, it surprised many fans when heleft his wife and moved to Spain.
- Regrettably, the public was less interested in the complexities of ethics regulation than, understandably, in attempting to repair the damage done by fraud.
- I did mix it up in those three weeks, though: the occasional sojourn in a hostel, then repairing to a restaurant with actual tablecloths for a meal with the parents.
- The spell is broken when we repair to his house to discover a middle-aged lady struggling with some shopping bags in the driveway.
- On Sunday mid-morning after Mass, my foreign teacher friends and I repair to a nearby MacDonalds fastfood restaurant and spend as per usual an unhurried time drinking coffee and swapping campus protest stories.
- Most of them prefer three bottles of wine over the course of a large lunch, before repairing to the chamber for a snooze.
- Afterwards we repaired to the travellers bungalow.
- After the meal, while the others lounged on the grass, Peebles and Mailey repaired to the edge of the lawn.
- Over head I could hear the builders doing their best to work through all but the worst of it, repairing to the shelter of the garage when it got too bad.
- After their divorce is finalised, they repair to a cheap hotel room for what is evidently a pre-arranged valedictory sex session.
- Before repairing to a local hostelry for beer, cosmopolitans, odd conversation about the noise cotton wool makes and other such essential trivia.
- At one point everyone repairs to a tawdry nightclub where Marianne is discovered posing naked by the father who has disowned her.
- He suffered from tuberculosis, and, as his health began to fail, he made a last effort at a cure by giving up painting and repairing to his brother's property at Pomona for the pure mountain air.
- A hostess with regal posture matching her salon, Manette served porto, then we repaired to the dining room for couscous.
- After church some Western teacher mends and I from different institutions repair to a nearby fast food restaurant for coffee and snacks, as is our Sunday morning custom.
- What kind of maniac, moreover, would deliberately ignite 20 pounds of explosives without first clearing the area by several city blocks at least (or in my case, repairing to our finished basement a block away)?
- After a leisurely tour of the cathedral, we repaired to one of the bistros that line the stone pavement around the church, to have a bite of lunch.
- After these all-afternoon discussions over tea, the group repaired to a good Georgetown restaurant to continue talking and to socialize over dinner.
- The dinner ruined, Colonel Everson and the wizard repaired to the smoking-room to light their calming pipes.
- Dolly complained loudly, Harry curled up and went to sleep and, instead of repairing to my desk and getting on with my work, I took a short restorative nap.
- My money was already paid up, so for the next nine Monday lunch-hours I repaired to the adjoining golf course.
1humorous, literary(retire, withdraw)retirarse athey repaired to their rooms — se retiraron a sus aposentos humorous formal
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