In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1alarmantepreocupanteinquietantehospitals are closing at an alarming rate — se están cerrando hospitales a un ritmo alarmante
- Insurance companies are warning drivers not to be heroes following the outbreak of an alarming new trend in car crime.
- The research is alarming for anyone concerned about online freedom of speech.
- What is most alarming is that food price rises are affecting new communities who had previously been protected from the scourge of hunger.
- We have seen director after director - a virtual game of musical chairs in terms of directorships - move on and off the board, with alarming regularity.
- I found the whole programme extremely interesting in some ways, yet alarming in others.
- Many people found their inboxes clogged with alarming messages that their computers were infected, even though they were not.
- But he warned that the increasing number of flights would result in an alarming rise in the accident rate in the next 10 to 15 years.
- Even pedestrians, she says, find Auckland's congestion alarming.
- The building boom is in full flight at present and the amount of new houses going up or are still planned is alarming to say the least.
- After World War II universities found themselves in an alarming state, with swelling numbers of students and decreasing levels of funding from the cash-strapped state governments.
- On the surface, the report could appear alarming.
- There was an alarming level of ignorance of the issues involved.
- The plight of children under 5 years of age was particularly alarming.
- To pay such a heavy price for non-performance must have sent alarming signals to cricketers in Pakistan.
- Such a policy will only worsen the already alarming housing situation.
- Ornithologists say they are increasingly concerned about the "alarming" decline of some of Britain's woodland birds species.
- The trade in souvenirs made of sea turtle shells has reached an alarming level.
- We ignored the distractions and chiseled away at the rocks before us at alarming speed, all fearful that the chaos would catch up with us.
- A number of investors have expressed concern at an alarming headline last week.
- There was one alarming moment where the audience was not only smaller than the panel, it consisted entirely of people married to people on the panel.
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