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(act of selling)venta feminine
- The Gazette helped produce the calendar and all the money from its sale will go directly into the Lydia appeal fund.
- Check the terms and conditions of sale to ensure that your copyright is not infringed in any way.
- In the case of the Archer family, the farmer needs all the money from the land sale to keep the farm going.
- The money raised from its sale will be used to fund development projects.
- Money from each book sale will go to the Alice Rose Trust which supports sick children.
- Privatization without flotation on the stock market means either a management buy-out or sale by tender.
- Amongst the conditions of sale is proof by prospective purchasers of the availability of funds.
- The land sale provided enough money to enable the council not only to buy a site suitable for the new school but also pay for its construction.
- The London auction house set to sell the painting said it had withdrawn the picture from sale immediately.
- I consider that it is important to achieve a sale quickly, as prices will probably be affected by the glut of sales.
- Money from the share sale will be used to pay off debt and fund future productions.
- The sale marked the first time a Chinese bank has sold assets that backed loans.
- Mr Witham said the association will use the money from the property sale to buy a smaller, more modern property.
- Some money from every sale goes towards the efforts of the Band Aid Trust in Africa.
- When the holding of an auction was approved and the place and time were agreed upon, the notary drew up the conditions of sale.
- It is a condition of sale that tickets are not sold on for more than their face value.
- But the conditions of sale are quite clear that the tickets cannot be resold.
- In sale and leaseback, capital is freed up to put into the main activities.
- We also expect sale and leaseback to prove popular as companies seek to realise maximum value from their assets.
- Mr Noonan is hopeful that the building will generate a large sum of money from its sale.
1.2(individual transaction)venta feminineto make a sale — vender algo
- I haven't had a single sale this morning — no he vendido absolutamente nada esta mañana
- [ S ]all sales final — no se aceptan devoluciones
1.3(demand, market)there's no sale for that kind of thing here — ese tipo de cosa aquí no tiene salida / no se vende bien
1.4(auction)subasta feminineremate masculine Latin America
- Half of the total has been collected from auctions, sales, coffee mornings and other events at the church in Otley Road.
- The next fundraising event is an indoor sale to be held at Melksham Labour Club on February 22.
- She regularly holds sales and other fundraising events and has raised thousands of pounds.
- KIND-hearted youngsters are organising a bring and buy sale to raise money.
- Fundraising events included a giant sale at Marshfield, lunches, jumble sales and coffee mornings.
1.5on saleBritish (offered for sale)antique dolls will be on sale — se venderán muñecas antiguas
- on sale now at leading stores — ya está a la venta en los principales comercios
- the new model goes on sale this week — el nuevo modelo sale a la venta esta semana
- The average price recorded from the time the sales started in the period under review was $1.89 per kilogramme.
- There are long, lingering closing down sales at the two rental shops nearest to my flat, and the local Blockbuster is emptier every time I go there.
- Then (this is one from earlier today) I might be asked to choose a date for a chain of shops to start their sales.
2.1(clearance)rebajas feminineliquidación feminine(price) (before noun) de liquidaciónend of season sale — rebajas / liquidación de fin de temporada
- going-out-of-business / (British) closing-down sale — rebajas por liquidación del negocio
- I bought it at a sale or in the sales — lo compré en una liquidación / en las rebajas
- sale items / goods — artículos de liquidación
2.2on saleUS (at reduced price)the collection goes on sale next month — (at auction) la colección se subastará el mes que viene
- toys are on sale this week — esta semana los juguetes están rebajados / en liquidación
- on sale for $25, reduced from $45 — rebajado de 45 a 25 dólares
- I bought the dress on sale — compré el vestido rebajado
3.1(volume sold)volumen de ventas masculineventas feminine(campaign/promotion/figures) (before noun) de ventassales forecast — previsión de ventas feminine
- However, expectations are extremely high for the year ahead such that three of four repair shops are expecting sales to increase.
- While Nan Fung achieved solid sales by cutting prices, market sources said other developers were unlikely to follow suit.
- Larger music companies say they'll reduce prices on the coolest CDs in an effort to boost sales and reduce piracy.
- Margiotta said figures for the current year would show increases and that sales at its new shop in Dundas Street were above target.
- The fear is that corporate profits have been boosted by cost cutting, not increased sales and prices from a revival of the economy.
- Profits in Spain and Poland were reduced by price cuts, and sales also slipped in Belgium and Ukraine.
- A survey released by the CBI has revealed that traders nationally are facing a slower festive period with sales not as high as last year.
- If it is priced wisely, Octavia sales next year should increase even further.
- But when prices fall, sales generally increase, offsetting some of the decrease in revenue.
- It seems that this year's photography sales have started pushing prices into areas once traditionally associated with paintings or sculpture.
- Marks and Spencer reported its first increase in quarterly clothing sales for nearly three years with sales in Irish shops still on the rise.
- Conflicting evidence suggests that swapping music either increases or reduces CD sales.
- All divisions reported increased sales and either reduced losses or improved earnings.
- Combine quick load times with great products as well as great prices and your sales will start to sky rocket.
- The company says that on an annualised basis it will reduce sales and marketing costs by £15 million a year.
- Over a period of time, the increase in sales starts to slow down and this is known as the maturity stage.
- Imagined relationships are a part of the TV shopping channel experience that increases sales.
- The fall of the dollar has further weakened the company because the value of its US sales were reduced when converted back to euro.
- The shop targets to achieve sales worth Rs.23 crores during the current financial year.
- The overall annual quantity of our beef sales to Egypt when translated into live cattle equivalent amounts to 450,000 animals.
3.2(department)(+ singular verb) ventas(department/executive/manager) (before noun) de ventasshe works in sales — trabaja en ventas
- the sales force — los vendedores
- sales prospect — candidata
- sales target — objetivo de ventas
- The retail sales report can be compared to the sales activity of a publicly traded company.
- Each of these groups has its own business manager, sales manager and product development manager.
- We play but a support role in the most important aspect of the promotional products business: sales.
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