In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1Railwaysestación femininerailroad / railway station — estación de ferrocarril
- subway / underground station — estación de subterráneo
- In London, railway stations (though not trains strangely) are still without litter bins because in the past they were used to plant bombs.
- He became separated from his friend at an early stage and, when he tried to make his way to the railway station to catch a train back to his Halifax home he was told there were no trains running.
- Incidents involving confusion between departure terminals are also common when people go to railway stations to catch trains.
- The picket lines at railway stations, schools and Dublin Airport are only the most visible signs of a huge discontent that is now sweeping Ireland.
- She went to the railway station and queued alongside passengers on the westbound platform.
- Velchev said that only the duty-free shops at international airports and on flights, and at international railway stations and on trains, would be allowed.
- A cheerful and contented audience hit the streets at twenty to eleven, heading for car parks, bus stops and the railway station.
- Thanks to the miracle that is capitalism, there are now espresso bars on the platforms at many British railway stations, so I stopped to buy a latte.
- Thursday's bomb attacks on rush-hour trains and railway stations in Madrid killed 200 people and injured some 1,500 others.
- By 1850 Totton had a railway station and a spur line ran to Eling quay.
- Currently only a select number of these mail trains stop at these railway stations.
- There are notices telling train passengers what to do in an air raid are being put up in all main line railway stations.
- They called for more security personnel near railway stations and taxi passenger drop-off points, especially at night, describing these areas as crime hot spots.
- We pass several Virginia railway express commuter stations, before stopping at Manassas.
- Gaunt, filthy, and weak, Corrie made her way to the railway station and boarded a train for a three-day journey home to Holland.
- If you are first time visitor, don't try to go there by train since the railway station is very confusing.
- Many bus services finish at 7 pm, few buses stop outside train stations and passengers are forced to walk long distances to catch another bus or train.
- The programme was after office hours when it was time for everyone to proceed to bus stops and railway stations to commute to the northern suburbs.
- Bruno has to fly out from Madras, so next stop is the railway station to book his train ticket.
- The judges felt that the station design was ‘overstated’ and should be ‘more in scale with other railway stations along the line’.
1.2estación de autobuses feminineterminal de autobuses feminine
2(place of operations)police station — comisaría feminine
- research station — centro de investigación
- coastguard station — puesto de guardacostas
4Radioemisora (de radio) feminineestación (de radio) feminine Latin America
5.1Militarypuesto masculineaction stations! — ¡zafarrancho de combate!
- it was panic stations when the inspector arrived — hubo tremendo revuelo cuando llegó el inspector
- There were watch stations and a strong military presence, but there was only so much territory they could cover.
- Pigeon Island was later a whaling station, a U.S. naval relay station during WWII, and home to a retired British actress.
- We had been on station for two to three minutes and were getting the lay of the land from another section of Cobras that had been on scene for some time.
- The Thai military has three main stations around Thailand, one each in Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and in Pattaya.
- Rockefeller's pews are pressed into duty as a staging station for the organ's pipes and sound boxes.
- In the end, operational necessity dictated we remain on station.
- If only ground transportation is available, how exactly will the casualty be evacuated to the battalion aid station?
- That may explain the caliber of some of the senior leaders Jacobs observed processing through the mobilization station.
- If the patrol gains contact, a scout weapons team can respond and be on station within minutes.
- Bases and stations remain open while Marines are deployed; they and the family support services they offer will stay open for your families.
- It's the kind of record you know you're going to buy twenty seconds into it but you stand at the listening station and sample every track anyway.
- They learned where guerrilla hideouts were; where the best sites for ambushes or observation stations were; and how the seasons affected the roads.
- As is known, the ergonomic norm for continuous operation by command staff at a command and control station is five to seven hours.
- Taiwan would use long-range missiles to strike China's inland military targets such as command centers, military supply stations, and airports.
- Look at structuring the push package to support the lowest level of stabilizing care, such as the battalion aid station.
- We had reported on station 10 miles west of the Albanian-Kosovo border at around 2200.
- Extraordinarily, the songs were picked up by an array of US naval spy stations installed on the seabed off the north and west coasts of Britain and Ireland during the cold war.
- The boys at the battalion aid station can't handle the casualties.
- Possibly the best thing about having military stations near your beat is the ability to visit and take a closer look.
- The program benefited from stability at home stations until the Army ended it because of unit movements and base closures.
- The aircraft can be flown and weapons fired from either crew station.
- In this way it was able to locate air bases and establish naval stations which would be invaluable if war occurred.
- The completed data sets are downloaded from the command station to the on-board flight control computer on the air vehicle.
- The equipment includes a rapidly deployable shelter that will act as a mobile field decontamination station.
- Having half an hour left to remain on station, my copilot requested weather for Syracuse International.
- Readying these soldiers for active duty is a tough mission that begins in earnest upon reporting to mobilization stations.
- The unit deployed to the mobilization station with minimal organizational equipment.
5.2the Stations of the Cross — las Estaciones de la Cruz
- The stations seem to have originated in the pious practice of pilgrims to the Holy Land who visited the sites of the life, suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
6(social rank)condición feminineclase social feminineher station in life forbade such action — una mujer de su condición no podía hacer tal cosa
- to have ideas above one's station — tener delirios de grandeza
- he married beneath his station — se casó con una mujer de posición social inferior a la suya
7US(subsidiary post office)sucursal de correos feminine
8AustralianFarmingcattle/sheep station — rancho ganadero/ovino masculine Mexico
1(position)(equipment) emplazar(equipment) instalar(sentries) apostar(sentries) emplazarshe stationed herself behind the wall — se colocó detrás de la pared
- All six BBC local radio stations will be broadcasting from the roadshow venues and there will be the opportunity for people to meet some of the region's favourite broadcasters.
- Radio stations were just broadcasting news of the failed attempt on Hitler's life; Allied and Soviet armies were advancing quickly on Germany.
- The attack in Strabane came as Britain also went on a public terror alert with radio stations broadcasting commercials over the weekend urging people to look out for suspicious packages.
- As a community radio station with a limited broadcast range within the city it's sometimes difficult to get the word out.
- An estimated 5,000 were turned away while commercial radio stations broadcast messages not to attend.
- This was the call sign of a Hamburg radio station which broadcast nightly news bulletins in English to the British people.
- It will also lead to private TV and radio stations being allowed to broadcast in Kurdish.
- As it happens, all of the Book Festival's events are recorded by ABC, an Australian radio station, which broadcasts some of them later in the year.
- People can listen to Radio 1-and any other BBC radio station - via digital television.
- Anna is delighted to find an internet radio station broadcasting music by female artists and woman-fronted bands.
- Later in the day, the same radio station broadcasts discussions on health issues and provides other educational content.
- It is broadcast by radio stations throughout Nigeria and on BBC World Service, reaching an estimated audience of more than 20 million twice a week.
- A new commercial radio station began broadcasting to Fermanagh and most of Tyrone last Tuesday.
- Some broadcast stations even employ cameramen or producers to help out on the shows.
- Years of political pressure from the right have taken its toll on funding for public broadcasting and community radio stations across the nation.
- Going to court to force a radio station to broadcast your programming?
- For months, more than a hundred radio stations broadcast trivia questions and gave away sample games to listeners.
- With Ad Council sponsorship, television and radio stations donate broadcast time for the public service announcements.
- We are now officially the most listened to BBC radio station in our broadcast area.
- The BBC local radio station is broadcasting full match commentary from 10.00 am to noon on Saturday.
- He is more interested in the bonds between people than their social or economic stations.
- It is not a far cry from thinking a person is beneath one's station to thinking a person's function is beneath one's station.
- Marrying above one's station has been the source of fairy tales, mythology, and Hollywood movies.
- It had two stores, a post office and telegraph station, wheelwrights, blacksmiths and a pound.
- Now, what does the postal inspectors look at at the post office station before it comes to the recipient?
- Sick of weak men, women artists, pianos and dreary sheep stations, Miller claimed he wanted to make a film about the ‘now’.
- It has been described as the loneliest sheep station in New Zealand.
- Prince Harry is off to spend a few weeks on a cattle and sheep station, location unknown.
- But in 1960 he moved to Australia to work as a jackeroo at a sheep station in a town called Emu Springs.
- He was on one large North Canterbury sheep station in a swampy area at the confluence of the Pahau and Hurunui Rivers.
- Their efforts can be traced in the many historic sites around the state, from outback sheep stations to colonial lighthouses along the coast.
- I've got a long train trip to get home tomorrow; my folks run a sheep station way up north.
- I went to New Zealand for a while to work at a sheep station, then I went to Melbourne.
- Hicks Bay marks the start of the large sheep and cattle stations which extend right along the East Coast to the south of the North Island.
- The rest of the lads are out ‘on the town’, they've been marooned on a sheep stations for a whole 10 days, so what will it be like letting them loose in public again?
- If those plans are successful, Fowlers Gap, which is also a working sheep station, will host artists from around the world.
- In this film, the people of the outback get together on one of Australia's largest sheep stations for a sports day to raise money for the Flying Doctors' Service.
- The Langes first proposed that they buy the two stations, take the cattle off them and concentrate entirely on traditional merino sheep.
- Another view of course is that Canberra is ‘A good sheep station, spoilt’.
- Stockman work with stock - animals and jackaroos are what Australian farmers are called that work on outback stations with sheep or cattle.
- I can describe the dimensions of the place, but even though it's not big, as sheep stations go, it still feels too big to actually know.
- The cattle stations of Australia's far north were big business and there was no longer a place for sentiment and romance.
- With the help of the many Afghan cameleers it provided a much needed service to many of the isolated cattle and sheep stations.
- Outback House features 16 modern day Australians re-enacting life on an 1860s sheep station.
- Eddie is a hired hand on a sheep station after the Great War.
2(post)(personnel) destinar(personnel) destacar(troops/fleet) emplazar(fleet/troops) estacionar
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