In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Financeespeculación femininespeculation in copper/on the stock market — especulación en / con cobre/en la bolsa
- to buy sth as a speculation — comprar algo para especular
- property speculation — especulación en / con bienes raíces
- There has been discussion and speculation around whether or not and to what degree there will be a strain on student housing in Waterloo.
- In recent months, there has been speculation that the SDLP should merge with Fianna Fáil or Labour.
- Right now, because we lack good empirical research, we must rely mainly on speculation.
- The profitability of the trade has given rise to speculation that money from wildlife is financing terrorist activities.
- Into this vacuum of information came the very worst kind of speculation, the most extreme of views.
- The Chancellor's ninth Budget will inevitably reignite speculation that it could be his last.
- There is speculation about a rise of rightwing extremism.
- Mr Fletcher dismissed speculation that the strike action could result in the company losing the buses.
- Playing down speculation about his replacement, he said that political intrigue was not new to him.
- Her love life has been the focus of constant press speculation.
- The Prime Minister's press chief returned from Washington yesterday amid unprecedented speculation he was going to resign.
- There has long been speculation that excessive accumulation of starch may impair chloroplast function.
- This added fuel to speculation that Rory knew his killer.
- Scientists do not know but there is much speculation about such a scenario.
- His poor health has been a subject of speculation for decades, with experts analyzing his every public appearance.
- I would prefer not to engage in speculation about it.
- She and Grant have always avoided talking about their relationship, which once appeared to be going so well that there was speculation they would marry.
- He divides his discussion into what we know and what we don't know, and adds some speculation at the end.
- The pair were engrossed in conversation for more than an hour, fuelling speculation the overworked minister had unwisely opened her heart to a political opponent.
- There was speculation that the blaze was started by a petrol bomb.
- Until we know the terms of the deal, it's just idle speculation.
2(reflection, conjecture)especulación femininethere has been speculation about a merger — se ha especulado sobre la posibilidad de una fusión
- that's pure speculation — son solo conjeturas / suposiciones
- there is mounting speculation about it — se intensifican las especulaciones al respecto
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