In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(empresa)businessmontó / puso un negocio de compraventa de coches — he set up a used-car dealership
- [ S ] traspaso negocio de vinos — wine business for sale
- esto de la compraventa de apartamentos es un negocio — there's a lot of money to be made buying and selling apartments
2(transacción)dealhicimos un buen negocio — we made / did a good deal
- hizo un negocio redondo con la venta de la casa — he made a fortune when he sold the house
- hacer negocio — to make money
3Southern Cone(tienda)store USshop Britishen ese barrio no hay negocios — there are no stores / shops in that area
4negocios masculine plural(comercio)businessdejó la enseñanza para dedicarse a los negocios — he gave up teaching to go into business
- hablar de negocios — to talk business
- en el mundo de los negocios — in the business world
5Chile informal(asunto)business informal
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