In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(castigo)les fueron aplicadas sanciones de un millón de dólares — they were fined a million dollars
- una sanción de tres partidos — a three-game ban / suspension
- le será aplicada la sanción correspondiente — (a un obrero) appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken
- la sanción económica que se nos aplicó — the fine we were given
- impusieron sanciones económicas/comerciales a Sudáfrica — economic/trade sanctions were imposed on South Africa
2(de una ley) sanction(de una costumbre) sanction formal(de una costumbre) authorizationha dado su sanción a esta práctica — he has sanctioned this practice
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