In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(circle)círculo masculineredondel masculineredondela feminine Peru Chiletheater in the round — teatro circular masculine
- Can you put a round figure on the kind of government investment you're going to need to get this up and running?
- They were confused by our round sum of $25,000,000.
- However other American railways used different gauges. 4 foot 10 inches was popular, and in the South a round 5 foot was often used.
- Do you think the company could string things out long enough for the fine to reach a nice, round billion dollars?
- The store manager saw on the daily transaction report that something was wrong, because it displayed an odd dollar amount rather than a round multiple of 20.
- However, for the purposes of argument, let's stick with a million as a nice round figure.
- We could easily have taken more - but I wanted a nice, round number.
2(series)serie femininethe latest round of tax cuts — la última serie de recortes impositivos
- one long round of problems — una larga serie / sucesión de problemas
- round of talks — ronda de conversaciones
- the daily round — el día a día
- the daily round of meetings and phone calls — la rutina diaria de reuniones y llamadas telefónicas
3(burst)a round of applause — un aplauso
- let's have a round of applause for … — un aplauso para …
- she got a huge round of applause — recibió un gran aplauso / una gran ovación
4(of tournament, quiz)vuelta femininethe second round — la segunda vuelta / eliminatoria
5masculine roundmasculine asaltofeminine vueltamasculine recorridomasculine recorridohe managed a clear round — hizo un recorrido sin faltas
6(in card games)feminine manofeminine partida
7(of visits)the doctor is off making his rounds / is on his rounds at the moment — el doctor está haciendo visitas a domicilio / visitando pacientes en este momento
- the nurse does her round of the wards at midday — la enfermera hace la ronda de las salas a mediodía
- we had to make / do / go the rounds of all the relatives — tuvimos que ir de visita a casa de todos los parientes
- his manuscript has made / done / gone the rounds of most of the publishers in town — su manuscrito ha circulado por la mayoría de las editoriales de la ciudad
8feminine rondamasculine recorrido Britishhe's doing his paper round — está haciendo el reparto de periódicos
9(of drinks)ronda femininevuelta femininetanda feminine Mexico Colombiathis is my round — esta ronda / vuelta la pago yo
- it's your round — te toca a ti invitar
10masculine disparofeminine balathey fired ten rounds into the car — dispararon diez veces sobre el coche
- he only had two rounds of ammunition left — solo le quedaban dos balas (/ cartuchos etc. )
11(cut of meat)
corte de carne del cuarto trasero
12British(of bread)a round of toast — una tostada
- a round of sandwiches — un sándwich
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