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Impacto de carbono, huella de carbono

Carbon footprint
We produce solar modules with the lowest carbon footprint

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Loco de los gadgets

Gadget freak
The iPhone has gained immense popularity among gadget freraks

3

Lápiz de memoria

Memory stick
You can use a USB memory stick or an external hard drive

4

Estudiante adulto, alumno de formación para adultos

Mature student
The mature student may be somewhat less proficient in mathematics

5

Formación profesional

Vocational training
Access to higher education or vocational training

6

Pase de temporada, abono de temporada

Season ticket
We have a season ticket for all the performances at our local theatre

7

Carril bici

Cycle lane
The cycle lane is separated from road traffic

8

Tráfico pesado

Heavy traffic
Heavy traffic is a danger to children walking to their schools

9

Temporada alta

High season
The hotels were expensive because it was high season

10

Trampa para turistas, gancho para turistas

Tourist trap
All of the shops near the beach are tourist traps

11

Espíritu aventurero

Sense of adventure
His sense of adventure has propelled him to bigger chances

12

Mareo por viaje

Travel sickness
Take anti-nausea pills if needed for travel sickness

13

Oscuridad total, boca de lobo

Pitch dark, pitch black
Entering the unknown in the pitch dark can be terrifying

14

Homólogo, equivalente

Counterpart
She had dinner with her counterpart from another division

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Ritmo, paso

Pace
The runners set off at a brisk pace, the film lacked pace, keep pace with, set the pace, at your own pace

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Sala de exposiciones, galería de exposiciones

Exhibition gallery
The exhibition gallery offers the cinema new forms

17

Toque personal

Personal touch
I like small shops, because you can find there the personal touch

18

Cadena de tiendas

Chain store
Many towns resemble each other as chain stores replace the independent shops

19

Cruce, intersección

Junction
The car turned left at the junction of 1st and 42nd street

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Persona que busca trabajo

Job-seeker
We have to secure employment for job-seekers

21

Campaña de reclutamiento

Recruitment drive
The staff costs arise from a recruitment drive

22

Acto de fe, salto de confianza, voto de confianza

Leap of faith
Acceptance of the plan will require a leap of faith

23

Quincena, período de dos semanas

Fortnight
Harvesting is carried out during the first fortnight of September

24

Incredulidad, desconfianza, recelo

Disbelief
The school stared in disbelief, it was received with disbelief by the conservative media

25

Escala, escalera

Ladder
Climb the ladder, the propery ladder, a rope ladder

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Casa adosada

Terraced house
It was a long, terraced house with gardens in the front

27

Búsqueda de casa

House-hunting
Before you begin house-hunting, you may want to read this guide

28

Grupo, racimo

Cluster
There is a cluster of italian companies and brands

29

Pariente lejano/familia inmediata

Distant relative/immediate family
He is the nephew of my grandmother, a distant relative of mine, not immediate family

30

Cambio, turno, palanca de cambios, falla

Shift
The shift in the status of women, the night shift, work in shifts, push the shift to a lower gear, seismologists found the shift

31

El público en general

The wider public
Both policy makers and the wider public are finally in agreement

32

Cazador de fortunas

Fortune hunter

33

Brecha generacional

Generation gap
We have to bridge the generation gap in language learning

34

Nombre de soltera de una mujer

Woman's maiden name
What is your mother's maiden name?

35

Hermano biológico, hermano de sangre

Blood brother

36

Hombre de familia

Family man
I'm just a family man working hard

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Padres biológicos

Biological parents
I'm adopted, but I met my biological parents 3 years ago

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Vínculo de sangre, lazos de sangre

Blood ties
The homeland, with its blood ties

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Hijo único

Only child
My mother is an only child, but my father has 3 siblings

40

Organización en defensa de los animales

Animal welfare organisation

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Buen orador, orador talentoso

Gifted speaker
He is a gifted speaker and shares with sincerity and compassion

42

Fin de semana largo

Long weekend
We were blessed with mild weather throughout the long weekend

43

Derecho a vacaciones

Holiday entitlement
You acquire a holiday entitlement per year

44

Alrededores, inmediaciones, cercanías

Surroundings
His house is set in pleasant surroundings

45

Baja por maternidad

Maternity leave
We provide cover while an employee is on maternity leave

46

Estabilidad laboral

Job security
In the current economy, job security is vital for many employees

47

Trabajo sin expectativas

Dead-end job
She is a regular girl stuck in a dead-end job

48

Carrera de locos, mundo laboral moderno, competitivo y estresante

Rat race
I wanted to escape the rat race and work from home

49

Fontanero

Plumber
Just like a plumber, join the vroken pipes

50

Albañil

Bricklayer
An architect could become a contractor or even a bricklayer

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Vivienda unifamiliar aislada

Detached house
He lives in a detached house with no shared walls

52

Término medio

Middle ground
There's no middle ground

53

La inmensa mayoría

The vast majority

54

Estallido

Outbreak
Outbreak of rain, outbreak of disease, outbreak of war

55

Costa, litoral

Coast
There are fine beaches on the east coast

56

Orilla

Shore
Lake shore, north shore, off-shore

57

Paraíso fiscal

Tax heaven
Panama is considered to be a tax heaven

58

Carrera de obstáculos

Steeplechase
The record holder at 3.000 steeplechase

59

Sensación de monotonía tras siete años con la pareja

The seven-year itch

60

Memoria fotográfica

Total recall
Her total recall of the crime helped the police

61

Predecesor, antecesor, antepasado

Forerunner
This animal is the forerunner of several species

62

Turismo masivo, turismo de masas

Mass tourism
This city has not been discovered by mass tourism

63

Medio de comunicación, forma de comunicación

Form of communication
The native dialect is maintained as the principal form of communication

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Gente de todo tipo, gente de toda procedencia

People from all walks of life

65

Pantano, lodazal, ciénaga

Bog
Our jeep got stuck in a bog

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Línea de ensamblaje, línea de montaje, línea de producción

Assembly line
He had worked on the assembly line all his life

67

Alfombra, tapete

Rug
Oriental rug

68

Seta venenosa

Toadstool
It's important to tell apart toadstools and mushrooms

69

Nuez

Walnut

70

Avellana

Hazelnut

71

Almendra

Almond

72

Tiovivo, caballitos

Merry-go-round
The horses on the merry-go-round

73

Noria

Big wheel
The ig wheel is on the fair

74

Coches de choque

Dodgems

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Error de apreciación

Error of/in judgement
It was an error of judgement, and not of legality

76

Punta del iceberg

Tip of the iceberg
Corruption cases in Spain are only the tip of the iceberg

77

Tinte, colorante

Dye
The light is colored when it pases through a dye

78

Censura

Censorship
Censorship of the internet in China

79

Gran demanda

Huge demand

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Baja oferta

Low supply

81

Dinero bien gastado

Money well spent
The use of his expertise will be money well spent

82

Un tema candente

Red hot topic
This is a red hot topic in my town

83

Ensayo general

Dress rehearsal
I won't be able to attend tomorrow's play, but I hope to see the dress rehearsal

84

Antecedentes, historial, trayectoria

Track record
He has a tremendous track record as a manager

85

Hechos concretos, hechos ciertos

Hard facts
Progress in this field will be judged on the basis of hard facts

86

Madriguera

Burrow
The fox went to its burrow

87

Visón

Mink
She was wearing a mink coat

88

Ganado, reses

Cattle
The wall keeps cattle from wandering off

89

La mejor parte, lo mejor

The best bit

90

Cada faceta de la vida

Every facet of life
The epidemic is touching almost every facet of life

91

Asuntos de estado

Affairs of state

92

Don

Gift
He has a gift for music

93

Posición de fuerza

Position of strength
The USA are in a position of strength

94

Prole, descendencia

Offspring
You can set challenges to your own offspring

95

Apuro, aprieto, mala situación

Plight
The plight of rare disease patients

96

Activo, valor

Asset
She's a great asset to us

97

Esperanza de vida

(High/low) Life expectancy
The average life expectancy for a man in Spain is about 80 years

98

Pista, indicio, toque, indirecta

Hint
Please give me a hint, a hint of a cloud in the sky, take the hint, drop a hint

99

Gasto de energía

Energy expenditure
We have to cut down on our energy expenditure

100

Tasa de acierto, frecuencia

Hit rate
A 100% hit rate can be achieved in paper 1

101

Altibajos

Ups and downs
There were many ups and downs in our relationship

102

Conversación sobre el trabajo, hablar del trabajo

Talk shop
I hate going out with work colleagues when all they do is talk shop

103

Avería, ruptura

Breakdown
There's been a breakdown in my car

104

Malestar, molestia

Upset
I'm having a bit of an upset, so I won't work today

105

Limpieza a fondo

Clearout
I had a clearout of the collection before packing it

106

Crisis, reducción

Turndown
The economic turndown

107

Nivel de vida

Standard of living
We had a high standard of living before the crisis

108

Agua dulce/agua salada

Fresh water/brine water

109

Agua potable

Drinking water

110

Montaña rusa

Roller coaster
200 million people a year ride a roller coaster

111

Combustibles fósiles

Fossil fuels
We are dependent on fossil fuels and wood

112

Emisiones

Emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions

113

Efecto invernadero

Greenhouse effect
Biofuels help to limit the greenhuse effect

114

Capa de ozono

Ozone layer
Emissions of substances that destroy the ozone layer

115

Calentamiento global

Global warming
Global warming is changing the weather

116

Lluvia ácida

Acid rain
Many staues have been ruined due to acid rain breaking down the stone

117

Equilibrio ecológico

Ecological balance
The ecological balance of the region is being destroyed

118

Cerretera en mal estado, camino duro

Rough road
Young patient successfully navigates rough road to recovery

119

Espíritu de superación

Spirit of improvement
The main feature of sport is the spirit of improvement

120

Historia policíaca, de misterio

Whodunit
My favourite kind of story is a whodunit. I love trying to guess who the murderer is

121

Libro en edición de bolsillo

Paperback
I only buy books when they come out in paperback because they're cheaper

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Publicidad, publicidad en la solapa o sobrecubierta

Blurb
Before I buy a book I always read the blurb on the back