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(shares/goods/house/insurance/player) venderwe don't sell batteries — no vendemos pilas
- [ S ]sell by 11.4.12 — fecha límite de venta: 11-4-12
- to sell sth to sb, to sell sb sth — convencer a algn de algo
- to sell sth for sth — vender algo en/por algo
- they sold the painting for $2,000 — vendieron el cuadro en / por 2.000 dólares
- to sell sth at sth
- they are selling it at half price/at $320/at a discount — lo están vendiendo a mitad de precio/a 320 dólares/con descuento
- to sell sth at a loss — vender algo perdiendo dinero
- they sell them at a profit — sacan un margen de ganancia al venderlos
- The dresser was sold to a private buyer in the ‘north country’.
- In my outline of the different venues available to sell your work I have not mentioned books or magazines.
- Is the site being sold to make money for Hackney council?
- Sizes go up to only 16, but the site sells ranges not available in smaller stores.
- ‘Consider restricting your opening hours or employ a strict policy as to whom alcohol is sold to,’ she advised.
- Attack the stores and retailers selling undesirable ice cream.
- I would also deliver items to stores where people worked to stock and sell them.
- If it was sold to a developer, a considerable amount of money could change hands.
- He says the stores that sell them are running stock clearance sales just now and they're to be had for a good price.
- A special leather-bound edition will be sold to raise money for emergency workers and their families.
- Our stock is small simply because supermarkets sell popular books cheaper than we can buy them.
- When the first edition was sold out, the rights in the book were sold to a mainstream trade publisher, who issued it with revisions and a slightly altered title.
- To clarify, I don't mind waiting until all the puppies are sold to collect money.
- We create a sales force that actually sells those products.
- Regardless of which site is chosen, the present further education site is to be sold to raise money for the development.
- Although international donors encouraged the sale, the government failed to explain where the money went, or whom the grain was sold to.
- The leasing driver has the chance to buy the car outright, renegotiate a lease, or they are sold to a car auction.
- It was sold to a private collector at the auction.
- As the Depression deepened, farmers across the Midwest began to gather at farms being sold off to break up the proceedings.
- That means stocking, promoting and selling hunting products.
- It was a brand new, clean memory stick when it was sold to a reputable dealer.
- We are going into every retail store that sells the shirts and removing them.
- His collection was sold off and dispersed in 1936, examples going to the Museum of London, Tower of London and York Castle Museum.
- Perhaps you are a salesperson or sales executive responsible for selling goods or products for one or many companies.
- This interesting business opportunity, often using the web as a sales forum, sells ex-company cars, lease cars and PCP cars direct to the public and to employees.
- The filly was sold to a private breeder for a large amount of money.
- Specialist hi-fi stores do sell the high end famous brands as well: Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer, Marantz.
- The products are then sold to various clients, including farmers, the forestry commission, local authorities and garden centres.
- Active SCSI terminators are available at any PC store that sells SCSI devices.
- He made his money selling car stickers in a business which became the second biggest in the world.
- Is it showing how you can help someone or the stereotype of the pushy, obnoxious sales associate selling a service or product for which you have no need?
- I carried on looking at different shops selling their wares.
- But as property prices soar and demand for second homes rises, unprofitable sporting estates are worth more when broken up and assets are sold off.
- They said the park's units were only supposed to be available for retailers selling bulky items such as carpets, furniture and electrical white goods.
- But she stopped short of confirming that she would refuse an export licence if the Doncaster-built locomotive was sold to a foreign buyer.
- The store sells clothing, household goods, small furniture and garden implements.
- You know my supplements are sold on my Web site and they're also sold in retail stores like Whole Foods.
- Mixtures containing these are available from companies selling spices and seasonings.
- One phone was sold to the stallholders just 40 minutes after it had been stolen from its owner while another phone was taken from a car while the driver was at a funeral.
- It seems that a company called Brands on Sale, which sells children's Halloween costumes, is now marketing wizard costumes for boys and witch costumes for girls.
1.2(achieve sales figure of)her novel sold a million in a year — se vendieron un millón de ejemplares de su novela en un año
1.3(promote)venderbig stars sell movies — las grandes estrellas venden películas
- it's quality that sells our products — es la calidad lo que hace que nuestros productos se vendan
- Firstly, with this modern mobile stuff, consumers have been sold the idea of the Internet on their phone.
- Just how one sells something like this, I have no idea… so I thought I'd tell its story here and see if anyone has any suggestions.
- Is it any surprise that so many people can be sold irrational ideas, systems, devices, and philosophies?
- Well I argue that anyone who's persuaded a two-year-old to eat spinach can sell anything.
- Style and image is everything when you're trying to sell something as nebulous as an idea.
- I just read this claptrap from someone who is selling a ‘new’ idea for moving a vehicle.
- He was as smooth a talker as any merchant in the city streets and knew how to sell many an idea to men.
- It's too soon to try to politically sell such an idea - mainly because it is a very complicated sale.
- The project aims to turn brainpower into big business by attracting new investment and selling Manchester as a city of ideas - a so-called Ideopolis.
- Why do you need to sell others on the idea of being a parent?
- Lecturing us on how to keep our linen cupboards tidy, we are being sold the idea that cleaning is cool and that a few crumbs under the toaster is an indication of failure.
- If there's no way to sell a particular good idea, then you put it on the back-burner and look at something else.
- With an eye on the commissions earned from these products brokers were cashing in on the equity craze at a time when the world was being sold the idea of building a share portfolio.
- Politicians have been sold the idea that it is a big wealth-creating industry that must be cherished at all costs and now refuse to face the downside.
- What is being sold here, in short, is the idea of control.
- When we are offered a television, we are as much being sold the idea behind it as the physical reality of it.
- For the moment at least, there is no talk of incentives on the Irish market, so here it will have to sell on its merits alone.
2informal(make acceptable)to sell sth to sb, to sell sb sth — convencer a algn de algo
- she tried to sell me some story about … — trató de convencerme de que …
- it will be difficult for him to sell his austerity measures to the nation — le va a costar que la gente acepte sus medidas de austeridad
- you really have to sell yourself at interviews — en una entrevista tienes que convencer al entrevistador de tu valía
- Can I just go through, if I may, some of the advantages, because of course not everybody is sold on this idea.
- Now Jerry had always wanted a poolroom, but knew he would have to sell Sherry on the idea.
- But trainer Rick Griffin sold Buhner on the idea that he could still be a contributor on the field and in the clubhouse.
- He worked in radio and sold Hollywood on the idea for the movie.
- The kids - despite not being totally sold on the idea of paper curls - did their best.
3(betray)venderthe press accused them of selling their country — la prensa los acusó de vender a su país
- My brother is a strong person, but they felt they had been sold out.
- In his acceptance speech, Patrick talked about the raw deal given the fishermen, that they were sold out by the government.
- This was a youth meeting, youth must be the ones speaking to work this out, and the adults had sold us out again by managing this problem, and not addressing it head on.
- I feel we have been sold out by the interim management team led by Mr Dawson.
- A lot of us are angry because we don't know what's happening and the people who have put quite a lot of years into the company feel they have been sold out.
1(person/company) venderwe sell direct to the public — vendemos directamente al público
- buying and selling — operaciones de compra y venta
2(be sold)(product) venderseto sell at/for sth — venderse a/por algo
- it sells at about £8 a bottle — se vende / lo venden a 8 libras la botella
- A few tickets remain for the matinee performance at 1.30 pm Saturday but the evening performance is sold out.
- Expected to run six weeks, it became the first show in the history of Los Angeles theater to sell out 300 consecutive performances.
- Performance sold out, but some limited view seats or returns may be available from the box office
- Lots of press coverage was good news for the show and the ten performances sold out.
- The warm glow doesn't last, of course, but the beginning of the fringe is a good time to catch shows before the best ones start to sell out and the performers get too knackered to remember their jokes.
- It sounded too good to be true, even as I handed over the six pounds for the front row seat (the last one left in a sell out final performance).
- Despite this being a work that takes literally days to perform, every performance was sold out months in advance.
- Tickets for Sting's Royal Albert Hall performance are sold out already?
- Both Saturday performances of the Monday-Saturday show have sold out and the Friday performance is almost full.
- Of the 24 professional performances, six sold out, and a further eight filled at least 85 per cent of the seats.
- Please note, Monday's performance has sold out already, and prompt booking is recommended for the rest of the week.
- The matinee performance on Tuesday was sold out and people were turned away as all 253 seats were full.
- It's only the evening performances which are sold out.
- The premiere was a popular and critical success, with scheduled performances sold out almost immediately.
- Tickets are selling well and the Friday and Saturday night performances are sold out.
- Both performances were sold out as parents packed the hall to see their children take centre stage.
- I have to sit with the usherettes because the performance has been sold out for weeks.
- Word of mouth quickly spread, performances sold out, and the show's original run was extended.
- It is only the evening performances that are sold out ahead.
- Tickets for the play's 24 performances sold out in less than two days, the majority of them bought by one of the youngest audiences the theatre can recall.
3informal(prove convincing)(theory) tener aceptación
2British informal, dated(deception)estafa feminineengaño masculinecamelo masculine Spain informal
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