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los países consumidores

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by srmoreno, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. srmoreno Senior Member

    English: USA
    What does this mean?

    Consuming countries? Consumer based countries?
     
  2. SDLX Master

    SDLX Master Senior Member

    Lima, Peru
    Spanish - Peru
    consumer-based countries
     
  3. Chris K Senior Member

    Tacoma WA, US
    English / US
    I would say "consuming (or "consumer") nations."
     
  4. martin_baires07 Senior Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Argentinean Spanish
    I´ve heard this expression in the past and read it many times in the paper, but always preceded by a noun, like in "oil / energy consuming countries". I don´t think it refers to consumer-based countries.
     
  5. srmoreno Senior Member

    English: USA
    Aparece en esta frase (para darles un poco mas de contexto): El petróleo es escaso en los países consumidores

    Habla de las desventajas de usar energias no renovables tal como el petroleo
     
  6. martin_baires07 Senior Member

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Argentinean Spanish
    In that case, it makes sense what I´ve written in my previous post. It refers to the countries that make use of oil: oil-consuming countries.
     

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