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(goods/house/player/insurance/shares) venderwe don't sell batteries — no vendemos pilas
- sell by 11.4.12 — fecha límite de venta: 11-4-12
- to sell one's body — vender el cuerpo
- to sell sth to sb, to sell sb sth — venderle algo a algn
- to sell sth for sth — vender algo en / por algo
- to sell sth at sth
- to sell one's soul to the devil — venderle el alma al diablo
- they sold the painting for $2,000 — vendieron el cuadro en / por 2.000 dólares
- 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 con pérdida
- they sell them at a profit — sacan un margen de ganancia al venderlos
- A special leather-bound edition will be sold to raise money for emergency workers and their families.
- Regardless of which site is chosen, the present further education site is to be sold to raise money for the development.
- The store sells clothing, household goods, small furniture and garden implements.
- Our stock is small simply because supermarkets sell popular books cheaper than we can buy them.
- I would also deliver items to stores where people worked to stock and sell them.
- In my outline of the different venues available to sell your work I have not mentioned books or magazines.
- Although international donors encouraged the sale, the government failed to explain where the money went, or whom the grain was sold to.
- I carried on looking at different shops selling their wares.
- We create a sales force that actually sells those products.
- He says the stores that sell them are running stock clearance sales just now and they're to be had for a good price.
- He made his money selling car stickers in a business which became the second biggest in the world.
- 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.
- 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?
- Active SCSI terminators are available at any PC store that sells SCSI devices.
- Specialist hi-fi stores do sell the high end famous brands as well: Toshiba, Sony, Pioneer, Marantz.
- The filly was sold to a private breeder for a large amount of money.
- Attack the stores and retailers selling undesirable ice cream.
- To clarify, I don't mind waiting until all the puppies are sold to collect money.
- His collection was sold off and dispersed in 1936, examples going to the Museum of London, Tower of London and York Castle Museum.
- It was sold to a private collector at the auction.
- 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.
- Perhaps you are a salesperson or sales executive responsible for selling goods or products for one or many companies.
- That means stocking, promoting and selling hunting products.
- But she stopped short of confirming that she would refuse an export licence if the Doncaster-built locomotive was sold to a foreign buyer.
- It was a brand new, clean memory stick when it was sold to a reputable dealer.
- As the Depression deepened, farmers across the Midwest began to gather at farms being sold off to break up the proceedings.
- Is the site being sold to make money for Hackney council?
- 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.
- Mixtures containing these are available from companies selling spices and seasonings.
- 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.
- The products are then sold to various clients, including farmers, the forestry commission, local authorities and garden centres.
- Sizes go up to only 16, but the site sells ranges not available in smaller stores.
- You know my supplements are sold on my Web site and they're also sold in retail stores like Whole Foods.
- The leasing driver has the chance to buy the car outright, renegotiate a lease, or they are sold to a car auction.
- We are going into every retail store that sells the shirts and removing them.
- 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.
- 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.
- ‘Consider restricting your opening hours or employ a strict policy as to whom alcohol is sold to,’ she advised.
- The dresser was sold to a private buyer in the ‘north country’.
- If it was sold to a developer, a considerable amount of money could change hands.
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
- 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.
- Firstly, with this modern mobile stuff, consumers have been sold the idea of the Internet on their phone.
- 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.
- What is being sold here, in short, is the idea of control.
- 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.
- When we are offered a television, we are as much being sold the idea behind it as the physical reality of it.
- 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.
- Is it any surprise that so many people can be sold irrational ideas, systems, devices, and philosophies?
- 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.
- He was as smooth a talker as any merchant in the city streets and knew how to sell many an idea to men.
- I just read this claptrap from someone who is selling a ‘new’ idea for moving a vehicle.
- 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.
- Style and image is everything when you're trying to sell something as nebulous as an idea.
- Why do you need to sell others on the idea of being a parent?
- Well I argue that anyone who's persuaded a two-year-old to eat spinach can sell anything.
2informal(make acceptable)to sell sth to sb, to sell sb sth — venderle algo a algn
- 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
- to be sold on sth
- I'm not sold on this plan — este plan no me convence
- he's completely sold on the idea — está convencido de que es una magnífica idea
- Now Jerry had always wanted a poolroom, but knew he would have to sell Sherry on the idea.
- The kids - despite not being totally sold on the idea of paper curls - did their best.
- He worked in radio and sold Hollywood on the idea for the movie.
- Can I just go through, if I may, some of the advantages, because of course not everybody is sold on this idea.
- But trainer Rick Griffin sold Buhner on the idea that he could still be a contributor on the field and in the clubhouse.
3(betray)venderthe press accused them of selling their country — la prensa los acusó de vender a su país
- I feel we have been sold out by the interim management team led by Mr Dawson.
- 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.
- 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.
- My brother is a strong person, but they felt they had been sold out.
4.1to sell sb short
- he's been sold short — (cheated) lo han timado
- don't sell yourself short — tienes que hacerte valer
4.2(shares/stock) vender corto(stock/shares) vender al descubierto
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
3(theory) tener aceptación informal
2Britishinformal, dated(deception)estafa feminineengaño masculinecamelo masculine Spain informal
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