In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(thing aimed at)blanco masculineobjetivo masculineMilitary objetivo masculineSport (board) diana femininethe shot was right on/way off target — el tiro dio de lleno en el blanco/se desvió mucho
- the town was / made / presented an easy target — la ciudad resultaba un blanco fácil
- to attack enemy targets — atacar objetivos enemigos
- a moving target — un blanco móvil
- dead on target! — ¡diana!
1.2(of criticism, protest)blanco masculinehis criticisms were right on/way off target — sus críticas dieron en el blanco/iban totalmente desencaminadas
- target for/of sth — blanco de algo
- the target of the attacks of the opposition — el blanco de los ataques de la oposición
2(objective, goal)objetivo masculine(date/figure) (before noun) fijadoMilitary (marker/area/zone) (invariable adjective) objetivoMarketing (group/market/audience) (invariable adjective) objetivowe achieved / met our target — conseguimos nuestro objetivo
- to set oneself a target — fijarse un objetivo / una meta
- she's set herself an impossible target — se ha propuesto algo imposible
- to reach one's target — alcanzar / lograr su (or mi etc.) objetivo
- above/below target — por encima/debajo del objetivo previsto
- export/production target — objetivos de exportación/producción
- to be on target — ir de acuerdo a lo previsto (or al plan de trabajo etc.)
- they're on target for their best season ever — llevan camino de lograr su mejor temporada
- (in takeover) target company — empresa blanco de una opa
- target population — público objetivo
- target price — precio objetivo
1(select as target)we should target these areas of research — deberíamos centrarnos en estas áreas de investigación
- the company is targeting the small investor — la empresa está intentando captar al pequeño inversor
- ten mines have been targeted for closure — existen planes de cerrar diez minas
2(direct, aim)dirigirpublicity targeted at the housewife — publicidad dirigida al ama de casa
- to target benefits at those most in need — concentrar la ayuda en los más necesitados
- Indeed, when he started his pursuit of him, Soviet missiles were still targeted on Western Europe.
- In direct to consumer advertising, drug companies target advertisements for prescription drugs directly at the public.
- PH domains regulate protein targeting to membranes and thereby serve as membrane adapters.
- A better way to make money may be to target advertising at those users.
- She believed that a return to the year 2000 budget level, with the money being targeted at those who had lost out in the changeover from a headage to an area based payment scheme, would go a long way to redressing the anomalies which had occurred.
- Packages targeted at business users will also be available in three different bands.
- After being targeted to the thylakoid membrane, the D1 protein elongation and membrane insertion occur concomitantly.
- The distribution is initially targeted at desktop users although Addis says server components are included along with the release.
- Work related to drug deaths in Scotland has been targeted at users who inject.
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