In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(animal) ferocious(animal) fierce(mirada/ataque) fierce(mirada/ataque) vicious(tempestad/viento) fierce(tempestad/viento) violent(fanatismo) fiercebajo el feroz sol del mediodía — beneath the fierce midday sun
- se desató una feroz tempestad — a fierce / violent storm was unleashed
- tengo un hambre feroz — I'm ravenous / starved
2México, Colombia coloquial(feo)horrendous coloquialun verde feroz — a ghastly / horrendous green coloquial
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