In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(design)the scheme of the novel/symphony — el esquema de la novela/de la sinfonía
2(plan) plan masculine(underhand) ardid masculine(plot) confabulación feminine(plot) conspiración femininea clever scheme to defraud his employers — un hábil plan para estafar a sus patrones
- They'd be in a fancy hotel with room service, plotting their evil schemes or whatever it was government representatives did.
- Both schemes aim to crackdown on problems such as rowdy youths and anti-social behaviour.
- I am a member of an occupational pension scheme approved by the Inland Revenue.
- As I note below, the scheme for stealing the nuclear weapons is exceedingly hokey, and as in the original the story drags at times.
- Firstly, individual members of occupational pensions schemes do not have votes.
- The Commission for Communications Regulation has introduced a new licensing scheme for local area broadband fixed wireless access services.
- If the pilot scheme is successful similar schemes could be rolled out across the district in the New Year.
- A mild-mannered couple use a variety of distract-and-grab schemes to steal laptops from business travelers.
- Victims were duped by bogus get-rich-quick schemes involving fake documents before the scam was exposed.
- I know your past, I know your missions, your plots, plans, schemes, faults, weaknesses, interests, everything really.
- With the Filumena caught up in a bootlegging scheme, the plot goes wrong and a constable is murdered, leaving her to hang.
- Well, the fourteen - year-old's mind had already begun to plot schemes.
- The entire scheme is due to be completed by the end of 2005.
- Many at present do not join an occupational scheme because they cannot afford the payments.
- While there may be sound business reasons to focus on clever marketing schemes and building new stadiums, such a focus has come at the expense of the quality of play.
- A government compensation scheme is available for asbestos victims who cannot trace their previous employer.
- They still thought I had secret plans, evil schemes, and I was at a loss as to how to convince them otherwise.
- Two years, they had plotted and planned this scheme, progressing their efforts and perfecting their means.
- A child is never too young to harbor deadly secrets, or plot diabolical schemes.
- In some States, I know there is a similar statutory scheme with respect to boats.
- The premise remains interesting, but the plot is cluttered with schemes and counter-schemes that seem unrealistic at best and pointless at worst.
- Lies, coincidences, plots, and schemes are everywhere, and no one can trust anyone.
- The scheme is due to be completed by the end of this year.
- The locals also wanted to impress on public representatives the importance of rerouting the proposed sewerage scheme.
- Typically, the schemes and plots end in frustration and disaster.
- With the advent of primary care groups in 1999 a new incentive scheme was devised to influence prescribing.
- I have no ulterior motives, no plots or secret schemes.
- Since June, final salary pension schemes have been closing at twice the rate of last year.
- We're told that plots and schemes occurred, but we rarely see them actually playing out.
- Swindon Council has received an excellent rating for its plan to introduce a new government housing scheme.
- Unless, of course, they were truly plotting some schemes against him.
- The combination of the two are highly effective at detecting scams, schemes and illicit practices.
- I don't really want to involve Brian in my scheme to get a plot.
- He always had various practical schemes and engineering ideas he thought could help other countries.
- She could sniff intrigue and schemes blowing on the wind, they said.
- His team's scheme includes a central module where people can relax and socialize.
- Franchise masters and headquarters staff are on hand to help new franchisees establish their business, and provide planning advice and marketing schemes.
- He plots a scheme to make Othello believe that Desdemona was having an affair with Cassio.
- Then individuals could protect themselves against the risk of needing health care by voluntary insurance schemes.
- Lyssandra, being herself, had been quite willing to earn some return on his care, and had put Adam to good use in her various plots and schemes.
3British(project)plan masculinea savings/pension scheme — un plan de ahorro/de pensiones
4Scottish informal(housing estate)complejo de viviendas subvencionadas
1intrigar(plot) conspirarshe's always scheming — siempre está intrigando
- they were scheming against the chairman — estaban conspirando contra el presidente
- she was scheming to get his job — estaba intrigando / armando intrigas para quedarse con su puesto
- He not only lied, he actively plotted and schemed to pervert the course of justice.
- She is scheming for Aimee and me to be betrothed before the season is over.
- Unnoticed and unsuspected, they schemed to bring terror and destruction to the streets of Britain.
- She was incredibly intelligent, with a pristine photographic memory, and knew when someone was scheming for something.
- Instead of actors following scripts in a studio, audiences can see people very like themselves plotting and scheming for advantage in any setting imaginable.
- After scheming for 13 years, hers is a cold and calculated act, working to a master plan.
- She chats with me totally unaware that I'm practically scheming the whole time.
- There is much evidence that these officers spent much of their time scheming for their own political advantage and in hopes of being assigned their own regiments.
- So, they planned, schemed, and worked hard throughout the night.
- It was a secret operation that Michael had been scheming for years.
- I hate it when she's like this because secretly behind her calm demeanor she's plotting and scheming.
- Later in the movie, Pippo acquits himself as expected, scheming to save Elena with a tailor-made plan that should sew the plot up nicely - but the audience knows that it's about to get knotty.
- Some of the ‘characters’ on the show were so entertaining - especially those that plotted and schemed against the others.
- An even more interesting possibility is that they were not merely actors but nimbly planning ones who schemed to exploit their would-be exploiters.
- Doubtless the politicians will enjoy plotting and scheming in the Jacobean nooks and corners.
- They are scheming and conniving and sometimes thoughtlessly cruel, too.
- ‘You were plotting and planning and scheming again,’ Emilyn tried to explain.
- Various dragons have been scheming, plotting, and trying to get him for years, and they've pretty much all ended up dead trying.
- Over the years it has been accused of everything from gross ineptitude and massive corruption to scheming for world domination.
- Initially she was tempted to drift off into fantasies, or use the time to plot or scheme but she knew this was wrong.
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