In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(instrumento/objeto) bluntfue golpeado con un objeto contundente — he was hit with a blunt instrument
- le asestó un golpe contundente — he dealt her a severe / heavy blow
2(argumento) forceful(argumento) convincing(prueba) convincing(prueba) conclusive(victoria) (before noun) resounding(fracaso) crushing(fracaso) overwhelmingel candidato fue elegido de forma contundente — the candidate was elected by an overwhelming majority
- hizo un ademán contundente — he made an emphatic gesture
- fue contundente en sus declaraciones — he was most emphatic / categorical in his statements
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