In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lugar) to fit outhan habilitado el sótano como discoteca — the basement has been fitted out as a discotheque
- el local todavía no está habilitado para ser ocupado — the premises are not yet ready for occupation / have not yet been fitted out
2(autorizar)(institución/persona) to authorizeel título la habilita para enseñar — the diploma qualifies / authorizes / enables her to teach
- está habilitada para cobrar la pensión de su madre — she is empowered / authorized to collect her mother's pension
- este documento lo habilita para venderlos — this document authorizes / empowers him to sell them
3formalBusiness Financetendrá que ser habilitado con los fondos suficientes — it will have to be provided with sufficient funds formal
4ColombiaUniversity Schoolto retaketo make up USto resit British
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