In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(provision)suministro masculine(route/ship) de abastecimientothe supply of goods and services — el suministro / la provisión de productos y servicios
- to cut off the water/electricity supply — cortar el suministro de agua/electricidad
- the supply of blood to the brain — el riego sanguíneo del cerebro
- In the short term, at least, demand for service is far outpacing supply.
- Many large municipal drinking water supplies are fluoridated to an optimal level of 1 part per million (ppm).
- The crowd around the medical supplies dwindled again as I made my stand.
- Your body actually runs well on a steady fuel supply throughout the day.
- On the one hand, they must secure a plentiful supply of food from the ocean.
- Yesterday my neighbours made an extra trip to the supermarket, stocking up on extra supplies of bottled water and canned food, ‘just in case the worst happens’.
- We know that producers will offer more supply at a higher price than a lower price, and we know that more consumers will buy more at a lower price than a higher price.
- Historically, surface water has been available for water supplies.
- Since the third day of the war the city's electricity supply has been out of action.
- He added that while the store had ordered extra supplies of bottled water, he had not seen any other unusual related sales trends.
- Muscle is probably spared the harmful effects of substances injected into it because of its abundant blood supply.
- In addition, agglomeration forces are generally associated with an abundant supply of skilled labor.
- It would depend on the supply of stocks available and how many targets they have to hit.
- The future looked dismal due to the lack of spare tires and a dwindling oxygen supply.
- Local residents have expressed fears that the mudslide could affect water supplies and fish stocks, and could also threaten homes.
- There they dried off and set about to use their fishing net to replenish their dwindling food supply.
- In addition, there is an endless supply of very cheap labour.
- There are other ways of managing the labour supply.
- Sustainable alternatives should offer both security of supply and cost benefits.
- However, demand for assisted housing always outstripped the limited supply.
- He believes that fewer apartments will now be built in areas with a surplus of supply.
- What she witnessed convinced her that the poor were being manipulated into producing an endless supply of cheap labour.
- While we never felt cheated in any way, it was slightly alarming how quickly our money supply dwindled.
- Similarly, we can see the world's oil supply being exhausted too.
- The US presently consumes more than 80 percent of the world's supply of these drugs.
2(stock, store)food supplies are running low — se están agotando las provisiones / los víveres / (Military) los pertrechos
- we need fresh supplies of paper — tenemos que renovar las existencias de papel
- you'll need a good supply of books — te hará falta una buena cantidad de libros
- we only have a month's supply of coal left — las existencias de carbón solo van a durar un mes
- office supplies — artículos de oficina
- she has an endless supply of patience/jokes — tiene una paciencia inagotable/un repertorio interminable de chistes
- That money is used mainly for plane fares, bags of oatmeal-based food supplements, camping equipment and medical supplies.
- This means my kit has supplies and equipment to handle local emergencies as well as the extremes found in the mountains and desert.
- Throughout the health center, locked storage space that protects supplies and equipment from the elements and camp critters is well worth the investment.
- It was a long, hard slog to the top, which took us around five hours, mainly because we were all heavily loaded up with the extra survival equipment and food supplies.
- A regional army coordinates and manages the transportation of equipment and supplies within its area of responsibility.
- The money was used for the provision of medical supplies and equipment.
- We demand fuel, food and the necessary supplies to carry on our journey.
- Being mostly a merchant colony, Rancha only provided food and supplies to the two armies.
- The runners will have to carry their own food, basic medical supplies and emergency equipment such as a compass in case they get lost.
- There are a half dozen or so documents that authorize unit personnel, equipment, and supplies for Army forces.
- Following this army north was a huge train of equipment and supplies, which included weaponry, siege engines, food and wine.
- The funds will be used to buy necessary relief/medical supplies, rebuilding materials and other items needed by the families left without homes.
- I have a small gallery area, a space for customers to make their selections and a work room with equipment, supplies and materials.
- A cargo ship successfully docked with the international space station yesterday, delivering supplies and equipment for its US and Russian crew.
- There are too few phone lines, my medical records are in boxes, and all but the most necessary equipment and supplies are in storage.
- The bulk of USASOC's planning is making sure the right people with the right equipment and necessary supplies are at the right place at the right time.
- All necessary injection equipment and supplies are provided for each client in an injection room, as well as the means for disposal.
- The huge transports bring in troops, supplies, equipment, food, water, ammunition, fuel and medicine.
- There were several boxes of equipment, medical supplies, and field rations.
- I myself had a dialogue with the wagon manufacturers and impressed upon them the necessity to expedite supplies.
1.1(provide, furnish)(gas/electricity) suministrar(goods) suministrar(goods) abastecer de(goods) proveer de(information/evidence) proporcionar(information/evidence) facilitarthey supply machinery to the industry — proveen de / suministran maquinaria a la industria
- you cook and I'll supply the wine — tú haces la comida y yo pongo el vino
- Rupert supplied the comic relief — Rupert dio / aportó el toque humorístico que relajó la tensión
- The residents could not supply all the food and potable water the soldiers needed.
- Horne pointed out that the test's publishers supplied the only research available on the test.
- A special thank you also to the parents who supplied the many refreshments available on the day and who made sure that every child and parent was well looked after.
- I suppose that the documents were supplied in paper form, with the omitted sections blacked out.
- We supply what the consumer demands whether or not it is good for that consumer.
- A database of famous people throughout history is available to supply one or both of the birth dates for comparison.
- Bread and water are supplied free of cost to the devotees.
- The company employs local people and ingredients for the products are also supplied locally.
- Later, as a sweatshop, it had supplied clothing and blankets to hospitals.
- There are also huge price differences between Ireland and Spain for branded drugs supplied by the same pharmaceutical companies.
- Today, however, no set of informants can supply all the information we seek.
- The majority are supplied directly by the manufacturers, which now stock a lot of the best kit.
- The first to feel the effects of the slowdown in company investment were high-tech firms who supply equipment to companies.
- At night, when the house needs more power, the utility company supplies electricity.
- Buckets for daffodils are available if you can supply daffodils.
- The crux of the matter is the lack of information supplied by the company, analysts said.
- Although several vendors supply excellent equipment for gross and microscopic imaging, these are expensive and often difficult to use.
- All of this equipment is typically supplied by different vendors.
- Although the company deals mainly with the commercial sector, they will also supply green electricity to residential clients.
- The partnership can also supply crime prevention information to the elderly.
1.2(retailer/manufacturer) abastecerto supply sb with sth — proveer a algn de algo
- they supplied us with everything we needed — nos proveyeron de todo lo necesario
- they supply us with the raw materials — nos abastecen / proveen de materia prima
- we can supply you with glasses for your party — podemos facilitarle / proporcionarle las copas para su fiesta
- to supply the army with provisions — suministrar provisiones al ejército
- they are not supplied with running water — no tienen suministro de agua corriente
- It is as if by divine providence that I am supplied educational material just when I need it the most.
- The Turkish prime minister supplies us with an answer when he pops up with a foreword to the catalogue, in which he turns briskly to Turkey's hopes for entry into the European Union.
- I have read his press statement, which he kindly supplied me with.
- The inactive passers-by will hopefully have made a contribution by supplying the police with good descriptions of the raiders.
- You could also help us by monetary contributions, or by supplying us postal stamps which we can use to send the book to more and more people.
- Currently it supplies the Ministry of Defence in Britain and the US Central Intelligence Agency.
- They were not advised that they risked losing their grants nor were they supplied with information or reasons for cancellations.
2formal(meet)(need/demand) satisfacer(deficiency) suplirto supply the shortfall — reparar el déficit
- A proposed wind farm consisting of ten wind turbines will supply the electricity needs of more than 20,000 homes.
- They produce a top-quality product for which there is a niche market and it is great the local people can supply this special demand.
- Large gardens can accommodate several lemon trees, but a single tree will probably supply the needs of an average family.
- It works against the local producers trying to supply local needs.
- After that time, civil unrest outstripped the ability of smiths to supply the demand.
- One wind turbine can supply the electricity needs of more than 650 homes and cuts the amount of harmful greenhouse gases in the environment.
- The nation's current work force of scientific and technological specialists is unable to supply the pressing demand.
- My only question is, are there enough coffee farmers using sustainable practices to supply this new demand?
- The refinery supplies about 15 percent of South Africa's fuel requirements.
- The company's portfolio is now the biggest in the UK and is capable of supplying the needs of more than 100,000 homes.
- The government has enough to supply the needs of the American public.
- In the last three years there has been a 30 per cent increase in potting efforts, with virtually the entire local fleet now supplying the demand of processors in France, Spain and Ireland.
- By 1943, the crisis in depleted fuel reserves was such that only three weeks' worth of coal was left to supply the nation's needs.
- There is no slow-down in Tubbercurry for new houses and builders can't build them quick enough to supply the demand.
- Both the gas tungsten arc and the gas metal arc processes supply this requirement.
- What's going on here is a seemingly great solution for supplying a demand.
- I'm cynical of the claims that the Westmill wind farm could supply the power needs of Faringdon.
- It is supplying the milk requirements of more than 90 processors and manufacturers in the region.
- Three thousand donations are required weekly to supply the demand.
- The current pipe work cannot supply the calculated demand with the minimum working pressure at each house for most of the members.
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