In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(in shop)he shortchanged me — me dio de menos
- Can I sue my corner shop if they short-change me?
- If you are short-changed at a supermarket checkout point it might be a mistake.
2informal(deprive of due)no ser justo conhe felt shortchanged by society — le parecía que la sociedad no había sido justa con él
- We have, therefore, chosen to live quietly with the ban, confident that sooner or later Government would realise that ultimately it is short-changing the people.
- Opponents and unions accused Bradford Council of short-changing the district's children to secure the Serco company's profits by capitulating to its demands.
- Decades of dry and barren materialism have left us feeling short-changed and cheated.
- Segregation short-changes the students by denying them exposure to one half of their society.
- Once again Africa's people have been short-changed.
- Offer solutions instead of dwelling on how Indian Affairs has short-changed us.
- Now, in the first place, this professor short-changed his students, who pay a lot of money to attend classes at the university.
- I would be pleased to hear it if people feel they have been short-changed or misled.
- David Joy says meetings with Glasgow City Council have convinced him the local authority is not about to short-change Scotland's athletes.
- We've short-changed our fans at home over the last two years.
- Pensioners who are short-changed by the benefits system could double their income by making sure they get what they deserve.
- When it does resurface, on the final page of the book, it short-changes the reader dramatically and disappointingly.
- The poll, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania's National Annenberg Election Survey, underscored the way that the irrational clustering of the primaries short-changes voters.
- We also didn't want to short-change our fans with an uncompetitive match.
- ‘This body has short-changed our people,’ Edgardo Angara, an opposition senator, said.
- Why do the English-language newspapers short-change their readers?
- So yes, most people have every right to feel short-changed by this government.
- A small Bradford charity is fighting to stop disabled people being short-changed when it comes to sporting and leisure activities.
- Frankly, to provide anything less than the above requirements is unconscionable, and as a digital camera maker you know better that to short-change your customers this way.
- Short people may be short-changed when it comes to salary, status and respect, according to a University of Florida study that found tall people earn considerably more money throughout their lives.
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