In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(avance)advancelos adelantos de la ciencia — the advances of science
- con los adelantos de hoy en día no existen las distancias — advances in modern day communications mean that distances no longer mean anything
- los ordenadores suponen un gran adelanto — computers represent a great step forward
- el sistema de los cajeros automáticos fue un gran adelanto — the automatic cash dispenser system was a huge breakthrough / step forward
2(del sueldo) advance(depósito) depositpidió un adelanto — she asked for an advance
- hay que abonar un adelanto del 10% — you have to pay a 10% deposit
3(en el tiempo)lleva un adelanto de tres minutos con respecto a los otros corredores — he has a three minute lead over the rest of the field
- el tren llegó con un poco de adelanto — the train arrived slightly / a little early
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