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    A quick ? with zero relevance to bikes

    What do you call the red surface on sports courts that consists of some wierd red dirt and very small pebbles? You have that kind of thing over there, too, right?
    Clay, like tennis courts?

    Also, what do you call a subsidy that needn't be paid back?

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    what is 'har tru'.
    what is 'gift'

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    Huh?
    I wouldn't want to call a government subsidy for a business venture a "gift"
    I don't even understand "har tru"???
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    har tru is the name of the 'clay' used on tennis courts.

    you weren't spefic as to how technical you wanted your answers to be. technically, 'gift' would work. although 'grant' would probably be a bit better.

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    you could also use 'underwritten', depending on the circumstances involved.

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    I guess I can pick btw subsidy and grant... Prolly there is no specific term in E for "not to be paid back" like there is in H

    BTW, the sport court term I need is not the specific kind used on tennis courts, but the general kind (crap soccer pitches and running tracks) with ground stone bits in it.

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    A subsidy doesn't need to be paid back, that is the word you were looking for in the first place. It is a loan that is paid back, though there are "subsidized loans" which might make things more confusing.

    Are you thinking of cinder tracks? Most of the ones I've seen were black not red, but it's the same sort of thing, a hard clay with ground stone. Worst things ever to fall on.

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    zacked FTW.



    *I knew the word cinder already. Silly me!* BTW, in Hungarian clay tennis courts are called the same name as cinder, so that confused things.

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    Some goverments give grants to busineses as well.

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    Also, there are tendencies to use subsidy and grant slightly differently. These are not hard and fast usage rules, but a subsidy generally but not always implies a reduction (but not elimination) of a cost. For example, the government might have a rent subsidy for a poor person that reduces their monthly rent from $500 per month to $200 per month - a $300 monthly subsidy. A grant generally implies a lump sum amount. So a nonprofit agency writes a proposal for a program for the poor and they are asking $100,000 to run the program for 2 years. They may get the money all at once and have to manage it themselves. I hope that makes sense. The nuances are always difficult to describe. Sorry all my analogies are social service related, but that's what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    I guess I can pick btw subsidy and grant... Prolly there is no specific term in E for "not to be paid back" like there is in H

    BTW, the sport court term I need is not the specific kind used on tennis courts, but the general kind (crap soccer pitches and running tracks) with ground stone bits in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    I think we have a nominee for Merton.
    Not everyone has English as their native language, Quick Shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas
    Not everyone has English as their native language, Quick Shot.
    Who said anything about his english.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Who said anything about his english.
    Why belittle an honest question? Merton often asked inane questions which he could have been answered by himself with a quick search. Comparing that to a question about the English language by a non-native speaker is insulting.

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