In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1rival femininethey were rivals for her affection — competían por su cariño
- rival to sb/sth — rival de algn/algo
- she hadn't meant to set herself up as a rival to him — nunca pretendió convertirse en una rival de él
- the newspaper/product has several rivals — el periódico/producto tiene mucha competencia
- It was the first new painting medium in centuries and has become a serious rival to oil paint.
- He assassinated a rival gang leader and spent 10 years in prison for it.
- His gang and his former rivals have joined forces and formed an alliance.
- But now I really do need their help in one very big gang battle between our rival and two other gangs.
- The two U.S rappers died after they were both gunned down in separate incidences by gang rivals.
- The company beat off competition from several rivals to win the deal, and in doing so has scored an important endorsement for its expansion into server management.
- Thus the effort to win leads to ever-shifting patterns of cooperation and competition among rivals.
- Over the past four years, we have seen competition mainly from domestic rivals.
- In terms of nightlife, São Paulo has no rivals - not London, not New York, not Ibiza in August.
- They focus on the process through which firms develop comparative advantages over time so that they can compete effectively with their rivals.
- In my view, ATM operators are highly vulnerable to competition from rivals.
- It also proposed allowing governments to resume aid to help EU shipbuilders compete with Korean rivals.
- Meanwhile, rivals are storming the field, assuring that competition remains cutthroat.
- I also study all the games played by my rivals in the forthcoming competition.
- He told her that he also saw Bartholomew Tailor, a rival in his field, and how they were pleasant to one another.
- But when a rival dad challenges his title, it leads to a roadside competition of epic proportions.
- Green Hills Farms developed a powerful customer-loyalty program to help it compete against giant rivals.
- The men's series has no rival for styling, craftsmanship and sensuous touch.
- Bryan is usually out to beat Vincent, basically because they're rivals and always competing with each other.
- Investors long hoped the company might do the heavy restructuring needed to revive profits and compete with new rivals.
- Things turned real bad in the last year and they became rivals, competing for everything.
- The company is facing stiff competition from rivals that have launched new products such as DVD players and televisions.
1(company) rival(company) competidorthe tourists stayed at rival hotels — los turistas se alojaron en hoteles de la competencia
- they brought out a rival product — sacaron un producto que les (or nos etc.) va a hacer la competencia
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1his voice rivals that of the lead singer — su voz no tiene nada que envidiarle a la del cantante principal
- I can't rival that — con eso no puedo competir
- to rival sb/sth for/in sth
- the old machine can't rival the new one for speed and efficiency — la máquina vieja no se puede comparar con la nueva en (cuanto a) velocidad y eficacia
- no one can rival this runner for determination and stamina — nadie puede competir con este corredor en (cuanto a) determinación y resistencia
- they rival each other in intelligence/looks — rivalizan en inteligencia/en belleza
- Their most accomplished works, rich in vibrant colour, complex imagery and spatial interplay, rivalled the most renowned painted panels of the period.
- Today his reputation as a composer is only rivalled by his propensity for writing musical dramas of an unparalleled length.
- At one time Ani had a population of over 100,000, rivalling Baghdad and Constantinople.
- The '90s was an era of growth and prosperity rivalling the first Gold Rush of 1849.
- The tulips bloomed a brilliant symphony of colours and rivalled the loveliness of the birds who frequented the yard.
- But the album stops someway short of rivalling the classic status of its predecessor due to the fact that certain tracks feel as though the band are on auto-pilot.
- No one quite rivalled them when in came to snobbishness.
- From 1871 the Royal Theatre was rivalled by the Gaiety.
- His black shoes had been polished so that they rivaled my golden gown when shine was compared.
- These changes gave them better conditions and a higher status, and henceforth they rivalled the priest and mayor as leaders of village life.
- It had started off as a concept of Londoners sending in articles that would be published once a week, but it grew and changed into a daily newspaper, with a readership rivalling the daily tabloids.
- Yokohama, a poor fishing village when Commodore Perry landed there in 1853, has become the second largest city in Japan, rivalling Tokyo as a port, and it would like to be seen as something more than an industrial appendage of the capital.
- Diana's face was so red it rivalled a tomato, and Cecil's wasn't much better.
- This quiet, friendly town is only 10 kilometres from the popular tourist resort of Ayia Napa, which is fast rivalling Ibiza as the clubbing holiday capital of Europe.
- Constantinople, now Istanbul, is probably rivalled only by Rome as the central hub shaping European and world history since civilisation began.
- Their many restaurants are sophisticated and serve dishes rivalling the best to be found in Europe.
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