In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1interesado masculineinteresada feminineI offered to take them to the beach but there were no takers — me ofrecí a llevarlos a la playa pero nadie quiso ir / no hubo interesados
- there's plenty of soup left: any takers? — queda mucha sopa ¿alguien quiere más / tiene interés?
- Poultry shops like this one in Triplicane are finding fewer takers these days due to the bird influenza scare.
- There would be plenty of takers further afield, but the farm doesn't have the manpower to run it.
- Some stamps are popular in a particular region but will find no takers elsewhere.
- On the restart Mitchell wriggled along the byline and looked on in frustration when his dangerous cross found no takers.
- While the suggestions to compensate the owners were many, not too many of these found takers.
- A discourse for which there were few takers earlier began to sound plausible.
- Civil liberties groups try periodically to make internment a cause célèbre, but find few takers.
- Interestingly, the film is lying in the cans because it did not find any takers.
- In the absence of any takers, the value of these shares could continue falling until they are worth nothing at all.
- Unless publicised, even quality stuff at competitive prices may not have many takers.
- His idea in a vernacular magazine essay competition has found takers in the Chennai Corporation.
- The postal and e-mail Sanskrit learning and Vedanta courses also have quite a few takers.
- After nearly four months on the market there have been no takers for one of the biggest empty factories in the York area.
- Any good play that promises full-length entertainment will always have takers.
- Outside, the touts are charging £90 for a seat in the stalls, with no shortage of takers.
- The buildings were put up for sale but there have been no takers.
- With the cook not around, the lunch was replaced by bread and milk, which found a few takers.
- There were no takers for her offer, for everyone seemed to want a lively dance instead.
- Trade pundits say that more than 60 films are held up with no takers for immediate release.
- There may hardly be any takers for a serious study of the language and literature.
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