In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Transportpeaje masculinecuota feminine Mexicobefore noun toll bar — barrera de peaje feminine
- toll call — llamada interurbana
- toll motorway — autopista de cuota
- If the National Party is sincere about not taxing people more, it should not promote tolls on roads.
- He went on to advocate toll charges on roads and motorways.
- Another lesson learned is that it is easier to toll new highways than reinstitute tolls on roads that abandoned them.
- Britain's first toll motorway is due to be opened officially by the Transport Secretary today.
- But I'm not saying there will never be tolls on any bridge or road in the country.
- The goal of this project is to shift discretionary traffic out of the peak period by reducing the existing tolls on two bridges during the shoulder times before and after the morning and evening rush-hour peaks.
- Some road companies would ban through traffic justifying it on the basis of increased property values while others would positively welcome it, pocketing the extra income from road tolls.
- Petrol is cheaper but there are a lot of road tolls.
- They rode in silence for a little while until they reached a toll bridge.
- In return, the operator can levy a toll upon traffic using the motorway.
- In Singapore, a toll is payable by those who use the roads.
- They gave the toll operator some money and waited for her to give them change.
- Nobody should be surprised by the Government's plans for road tolls, but I, for one, have been shocked by the reaction from some quarters of the fleet industry.
- He stressed the operators will have to fund the operation and continued maintenance of the road for 27 years out of tolls, ensuring the road has a ten year life at the end of the concession period.
- I'm a toll booth operator, it's that simple.
- Local governments throughout China have increasingly been using tolls on roads and bridges as a means of supplementing their income.
- The road tolls are to pay for motorways and town bypasses.
- We are already paying taxes that are too high and now they really want to fleece the drivers by asking them to pay tolls for using the roads.
- Sue gave me two bucks cash so I could pay for the toll bridge.
- Hauliers believe that enough is already paid by them through road tax and imposing roads tolls is not justified.
2(cost, damage)the death toll — el número de muertos / de víctimas mortales
- the traffic toll — el número de accidentes de tráfico
1(ring)(bell) tañer(bell) tocar
- When the church bells began to toll, the girls started to walk through the streets toward the cathedral.
- And as the bells tolled, so began John's final journey, carried on the military vehicle, escorted by the military band.
- Then, it was only after several days of unprecedented rainfall that the flood bells began to toll.
- Fifteen minutes later the great bell of St. Peter's Basilica began tolling and all the church bells in Rome chimed in, leaving no doubt that a pope had been elected.
- He was about to say he'd need time when he heard a distant bell toll twice.
- As a train approaches from either direction, two bells on stumpy posts in between the tracks begin to toll in a steady rhythm.
- The castle bell began to toll again, deep and pleading.
- Presently, the Church bell began to toll, signalling that the nightly curfew was about to begin.
- White smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel and bells tolled earlier to announce the conclave had produced a pope.
- On a day of mourning on both sides of the Atlantic, church bells tolled as millions attended special services to mark a sickening atrocity that has brought the world to the brink of war.
- Today the bell will toll for the last time at Chippenham Livestock Market when the final beast goes up for sale.
- The great 40-ton bell in Liverpool cathedral tolled out our shame and sadness.
- The weather invokes a metaphysical sense of coming apocalypse, signaled by the bells that continue to toll throughout.
- His dreaming was shattered by the sound of a bell tolling in the distance.
- As the preacher crossed himself, the church bell began to toll.
- He quickly seated himself as a bell tolled, signaling the start of class.
- Five minutes later, the bells began to toll, and the crowds began to pack the pavements opposite the church.
- A bell tolled 215 times in a moving tribute to the victims and their families.
- A bell tolled in the distance, signaling midnight.
- The church bells began to toll, calling the parishioners to mass.
- Finally just as fashion had contributed to the rise of hairwork, so did it toll its death knell.
- Some distant bell tolled the hour of Vespers, causing an expression of immense relief to come over Stephen's face.
- The rising share of foreign businesses in China's delivery market could toll the demise of less prepared domestic carriers
- We walked outside, chased by the echo of jingle bells, church bells tolling ten.
- It was joined in chorus by the thunder of the warships' guns pounding the redoubts and the peals of church bells tolling eight o'clock.
- After some moments, the church bells tolled midnight in the distance.
- Livra's words had set a bell tolling the death knell in the king's head.
- New Year's Eve revellers outside York Minster were taken aback by the sight of a group of youngsters frantically stuffing grapes into their mouths as the bell tolled the start of 2005.
- Off in the distance, the University Church bells began to toll the late afternoon hour.
- An appearance on this register would toll the death knell for an architects' career.
- High up and near at hand a deep bell sonorously tolled the hour.
- Noise predicts the orderly passing of life in much the same way church bells toll the hours.
- From the church of Saint Joseph, at the corner of Cherry and Market streets, I heard a bell tolling the hour.
- The new electronic bells automatically toll the Angelus and peal on the hour.
1(bell) tocar(bell) doblarFor whom the bell tolls — Por quien doblan las campanas
1(of bell)tañido masculine
- The days passed slowly, as they had in Ameri, like they were all waiting for that grand breaker, that final bell toll that told them all what the plan was.
- It was a beautiful sound, almost like the echo of a bell toll.
- The bell's toll rang through the school, and the crowds of gossiping teenagers slowly dispersed.
- He heard the toll of the ship's bell, it was early morning.
- An album of cinema-flavoured music, it opens with a single, western-style bell toll.
- Visiting Longhua Temple and listening to 108 bell tolls there on Chinese New Year's Eve has long been an important ceremony for local people to celebrate the grand occasion.
- Even after he had heard the toll of the bell ring, it took him another full minute to safely retrieve his finger.
- But as a bell's eerie toll floated from within the castle a shiver ran down my spine.
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