In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(word)término masculinetechnical/legal/financial terms — términos técnicos/legales/financieros
- a term of abuse — un insulto / una grosería
- a term of endearment — un apelativo cariñoso
- we only discussed it in general terms — solo lo discutimos en términos generales
- he described it in graphic terms — lo describió en forma muy gráfica
- he speaks about her in glowing terms — habla de ella con gran admiración
- in simple terms — en lenguaje sencillo
- it's a contradiction in terms — encierra una contradicción
- they protested in the strongest possible terms — protestaron en forma sumamente enérgica
- It turns out to be a technical term in the study of logic and describes a specific type of logical fallacy, a form of circular reasoning.
- Table 1 is a glossary of terms used to describe the mechanical properties of steels.
- The term semantics is a recent addition to the English language.
- What does it tell us about Hawaiian culture that the language has many such terms for bananas?
- The phrase is now a term of endearment for a child who has done something sweet.
- The first section provides a list of definitions for terms and phrases relevant to the group purchasing process.
- It is significant that the term entered the language at a time of ineffective monarchical rule, in the mid-fifteenth century.
- So, to begin with, I turn to the necessary defining of the terms and concepts to be discussed.
- In this study we evaluated general practitioners' knowledge of terms commonly used to describe a test's accuracy.
- It is especially difficult for people whose mother tongues lack the terms in which key concepts can be expressed.
- This is why we started publishing the Glossary of basic scientific terms and concepts.
- In official language, this occurs through the use of technical terms - acronyms and jargon.
- The word ‘Semite’ originated as a term to describe a group of languages.
- Every barbarian language had an equivalent term, and all of them were based on a derivative of that language's word for fury.
- Workers also have been taught key terms and phrases in three languages, Croatian, Turkish and English.
- By the way, why in a democracy is the word liberal a term of abuse?
- These efforts are called Christology, which is the term used to describe the study of the person and work of Christ.
- Instead, they made many extremely alarming claims that used synonymous language and terms.
- But some of the older topics are now passé, and language, terms, and topics shift and adapt.
- You will appreciate that I spend much of my time reading the newspapers in order to turn up neologisms and other interesting terms.
2.1(period)período masculineperiodo masculinea five-year term — un período / periodo de cinco años
- the President's first term in office — el primer mandato del presidente
- he was condemned to a long term of imprisonment — le dieron / le impusieron una pena muy larga
- in the short term — a corto plazo
- in the long term — a la larga
- And the same may be true for the young men willing to risk lengthy prison terms to sell it on the streets of America's cities.
- In his second term as senator he became the acknowledged spokesman for the Southern point of view.
- He made French an official language during his first term.
- Such recess appointments, though rare, allow a federal judge to serve a limited term.
- The elected council members are set to begin their four-year term of office on Dec.31.
- The term of office is for four years, with a possible extension of two years.
- Jail term or life imprisonment or community work cannot substitute as they are not equals.
- The president's woes began virtually the moment he took the oath of office for a second term.
- I am currently the comptroller for Baltimore, serving my second term in office.
- Another significant section of the overturned clauses dealt with a fixed term of office for the Chief Prosecutor.
- Sources close to him say he is now talking in terms of what he could achieve in a third term of office.
- Just days into his first term in office, he already recognized that the roles of senator and psychologist are similar.
- However, now they have to illustrate what they plan to do in the next four years, the term of their office.
- The president appears to have ditched his initial plan to lay out his domestic policy proposals for a second term.
- That is because the members of the Council are appointed for fixed terms.
- Some argue that having a limit on presidential terms makes the country less democratic.
- The president is obviously at an unpopular moment in his term in office.
- I have actually served a term of imprisonment in Britain under such a law, and Americans may find my experiences instructive.
- We can only brace ourselves for the rest of his four year term in office.
- There the Leadership is elected and its term of office is two years.
2.2(in school, university)trimestre masculinethe fall / autumn/spring/summer term — el primer/segundo/tercer trimestre
- during term — en la época de clases
- out of term — durante las vacaciones
- He had decided to stay in the US for Christmas rather than return home when the university term ended on December 9.
- Two terms of elective subjects follow in which students may select from a wide variety of courses.
- The year would be split into six rather than three terms, with two before Christmas and none longer than 38 days.
- My son has just started his first term at university reading history and politics.
- Around 300,000 young people are finishing their first term at university in the UK.
- A campaign has freed her family to allow her children to complete their school terms, but they are to be deported on July 26.
- Not to mention that my university term ended a week or two early and all students in uni accommodation were forced to leave so that it could be rented out for that month.
- I didn't honestly think this was going to happen in my first term at the best university in Canada.
- The third bedroom had been empty since its occupant left university earlier in the term.
- The end of the university term always ushers in the year-end student show.
- During the college term, students are encouraged to rent accommodation in the approved student village.
- With the new term drawing near, university students are returning to the campus from their summer vacation and some don't like what they find.
- For a lot of faculty members, in short, the end of a term is no vacation, but a mad scramble for survival.
- Will student-athletes be able to become athletically eligible for spring semester during January term?
- He also worked part time tutoring during the university term.
- Students heading back to start their new term at university are being given handy reminders of the warning signs of meningitis.
- Prior to 1997, subsidy distribution was based on enrollments for the summer and fall terms.
- Across all universities, shorter terms had a notably positive effect on enlistment propensity.
- Student loans were also vital for funding me during the copious breaks in the student term.
- Your presentation grade will constitute one-eighth of the term's grade.
2.3(to due date)plazo masculinethe term of the loan/contract expired — venció el plazo del préstamo/contrato
- the baby was born at (full) term — fue un embarazo a término
- before noun term insurance — seguro temporal
- term loan — préstamo a plazos
3Mathematics Philosophytérmino masculine
- You might like to use a computer to approximate these functions by plotting the first few terms in each series.
- As you go farther and farther to the right in this sequence, the ratio of a term to the one before it will get closer and closer to the Golden Ratio.
- In this case we compare terms in the series with the area under the graph of the function.
- The sequence of denominators of terms in the Farey series is palindromic.
- This uses a technique known as the integral test which compares the graph of a function with the terms of the series.
- Every simple proposition contains two terms, predicate and subject.
- There is no king of France at present; the subject term fails to refer to anything.
- A geometric series is defined as having a constant ratio between consecutive terms.
4.1(conditions)condicionesthe terms of the contract/agreement — las condiciones / los términos del contrato/acuerdo
- terms of sale — condiciones de venta
- we will only return to work on our terms — volveremos al trabajo solo si aceptan nuestras condiciones
- on equal terms — en igualdad de condiciones
- we offer easy terms — ofrecemos facilidades de pago
- name your terms — ¿cuáles son sus condiciones?
- (of committee) terms of reference — (area of responsibility) competencia
- to come to terms with sth — aceptar algo
- to make terms/come to terms with sb — ponerse de acuerdo/llegar a un acuerdo con algn
- Did the record-company people have designs for you, or were they ready to hear you on your own terms?
- The terms of her parole limit her to working no more than 48 hours a week at her offices and she will have to wear an electronic tagging bracelet.
- Personal-fitness devices are letting people serve as their own coaches and work out on their own terms.
- Similar arguments apply with regard to the terms of the agreement.
- The main issues in the contract dispute are wages, harassment language and the term of the agreement.
- But he was not prepared to commit to any decisions of policy, or reach any terms of agreement with the British Premier.
- True, it might mean higher taxes and less disposable income for those who'd rather pursue their children's interests on their own terms.
- But most of us still manage to work things out on our own terms.
- Once the barrier is broken, however, I think all that falls away and a woman of either party can run on her own terms.
- Efforts to bring the two warring parties back to the negotiating table have stalled as both sides insist on their own terms.
- Traders said rather than being encouraged to stay, they were being offered favourable terms to leave.
- I'll meet with the family who had asked to meet with him on a number of occasions, and he should have done it on their terms.
- But being able to make compromises on your own terms means you can live with them.
4.2(conditions, relations)relacionesto be on good/bad terms with sb — estar en buenas/malas relaciones con algn
- we are not on speaking terms — no nos hablamos
- he's on familiar terms with them — tiene confianza con ellos
- we're not on the best of terms at the moment — nuestras relaciones no son muy cordiales en este momento
- they were on first name terms — se llamaban por el nombre de pila
- Both parties should come to terms and embrace dialogue.
- Were the Japanese allowed to propose the terms of their surrender?
- In the face of the danger threatening from the north, the factions came to terms.
- This broad topic was agreed upon after the two sides failed to come to terms on more specific topics.
- The peace effectively reinstated the Treaty of Madrid but on more favourable terms for the French.
- As the war approached its conclusion, Lincoln on three occasions wrote his peace terms down on paper.
- The parties should come to terms on the issue quickly before it gets out of control.
- The two companies eventually came to terms.
4.3(sense, relations)in financial/social/political terms — desde el punto de vista financiero/social/político
- in real terms — en términos reales
4.4(sense)in terms of
- in terms of efficiency, our system is far superior — en cuanto a eficiencia, nuestro sistema es muy superior
- if you look at it in terms of the level of investment required ... — si lo considera desde el punto de vista del nivel de inversión que se requiere ...
- he sees everything in terms of profit — todo lo ve en función / en términos de las ganancias que se puedan obtener
- I was thinking more in terms of a second-hand car — yo estaba pensando más bien en un coche de segunda mano
1calificar deshe termed it a total failure — lo calificó de fracaso total
- it's what's often termed a multi-disciplinary approach — es lo que se da en llamar un enfoque multidisciplinario
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